Recommendation: My Favorite Party Strains

I love a drag show. I’ve had many weed-laced memories of nights out on the town. My best friends are drag queens, my brother is a drag queen, and my acquaintances do drag. I’ve also done drag a few times. It’s a really fun space to be in. I’ve had a handful of weedy drag friends as well, so knowing what strains would work for the situation was helpful. This takes some discretion, so I have some recommendations. Bringing euphoria to any party is a good time. 

The Timbre Room, a popular drag venue in Seattle

Club spaces are not appropriate for smoking or vaping. However, the culture there is very pro-marijuana. When you exit the club you might catch a familiar smell from some sneaky people outdoors. Outdoor consumption is a $27 fine from the City of Seattle. Most laws refer to 25 feet as the standard for appropriate distance from any building entrance or air intake. Club owners and employees are against public consumption because it threatens their alcohol license. 

I was at a club for my birthday a few years back. I had just started smoking regularly. I ran into a newbie problem immediately, because I didn’t have a lighter for my celebratory joint. Here is a mistake I made: asking just anyone for a lighter in the club. I didn’t think that the people outside smoking might have a lighter. I asked someone indoors to come out with me to smoke. When I pulled out a joint in front of the clubgoer, they were shocked. I dipped from that cigarette circle and found some people to smoke with. Everyone else I met outside that night were so comfortable with it that they passed it around. The event producer put her joint in my mouth when I said it was my birthday. It was a great night, and it feels good to bring something to a party. 

There are some strains that you outright shouldn’t bring to a space like this. There are also a lot of really fun strains that everyone is going to enjoy. I have some recommendations. 

Fruity Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles is a very versatile strain. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The hybrid effects are fun and happy, while the clarity it brings makes me appreciate the experience more. It has great qualities for people suffering from depression and anxiety. It’s just FUN. That makes it a great party strain. It is also a good idea to have a hybrid that’s about 50/50 like Fruity Pebbles because it won’t wack anyone out too much in either direction. They won’t catch anxiety (from sativa) or fall asleep (from indica). 

Fruity Pebbles is bred from Tahoe Alien, Green Ribbon, and Granddaddy Purple. I was surprised to hear that it had Granddaddy Purple in it because I associate that with very sleepy strains. It has a good happy feeling but mainly brings sedating effects. In this instance, it probably just makes the overall feeling of Fruity Pebbles more complex. Tahoe Alien seems to be indicated as a strain that is very effective for medical patients experiencing stress, pain, and insomnia. Green Ribbon lends its light fruity notes to Fruity Pebbles. 

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is totally underrated. I chose this strain to emphasize cannabis’ ability to relieve social anxiety. Strawberry Cough has unknown lineage, but is definitely a full blood sativa. It has a lovely strawberry scent with and earthy skunk tone to it.  The main terpenes in Strawberry Cough are Linalool (a lavender scent), Myrcene (a fruity mango type scent), and Caryophyllene (which can be peppery and and rosemary). Other evaluations have shown strains with its’ primary terpene being Limonene, a more lemony smell.  I’ve found that strains that have a berry based terpene profile are very comforting and help with social anxiety. 

I really like being happy and bubbly in party spaces. Setting the right mood is important for a night out. Being on your favorite strain or a strain that is perfect for the evening is lovely. Strawberry Cough definitely brings that because the vibrational energy of a club matches perfectly with the buzzy euphoria the strain gives you. 

Lucky Charms

This is a much more obscure strain than Fruity Pebbles and Strawberry Cough. I’ve had this a few times and it remains difficult to find. It’s only in a few places in Seattle. It’s a very frosty and sweet smoke. The two parents of Lucky Charms, The White and Appalachia, are rare on their own. The White seems to be standard hybrid genetics and Appalachia (with its’ Green Crack lineage) gives it a bit of euphoric fun. 

I like having sweet and tasty strains to share. A lot of people can’t identify good weed, but know when something tastes good. This isn’t a sleepy strain, which is good for staying up for parties. It’s a very fun strain. It’s less fruity and random than Fruity Pebbles, and gives more relaxing stable feelings. 

There are also some kinds of strains to absolutely avoid if you’re going to a party. Of course, weed is weed, and it’s always nice. However, there are sleepy couchlock strains that can be inhibiting. Avoid strains like Granddaddy Purple, Kush strains, blueberry strains, and anything described as a heavy indica. Those will bring you down. Granddaddy Purple is a great strain for getting to sleep. It makes your mind peaceful and blank. That’s not a party mood I’m trying to achieve. Kush strains are good for their mental effects, which are less fun and more functional. Heavy indicas are made for nights at home or sitting down in a chill area. If you can pull any of these strains off during a high-energy night out, more power to you. 

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