Top 10 Strains For Playing Video Games
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Top 10 Strains For Playing Video Games

4 min
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Gaming and cannabis go hand in hand. The question is which cannabis is right for gaming? Selecting the right strain is just as important as picking the right game.

Your mates are on the way, the pizza has been ordered and you just need to pick the right strain for the hard night of video game action before you. You can't let everyone down and pick something that will sink you into the couch and ruin a night of energy and excitement. Picking the right strain is just as important as picking the right game. We've taken the time to put together for you a list of the top ten strains out there for lifting you up and keeping you focused.


Stop! Put down the candy. All you're gonna need tonight is some savory sweet Lemon Haze. This citrusy delight is a sativa-dominant hybrid bred from Lemon Skunk and Amnesia Haze. When focus matters, Lemon Haze is one of the best strains to turn to. Its buzz is extremely cerebral. It is uplifting and energetic and will give you the edge you need when the competition is fierce. Don't forget to breathe! You might want to keep a bottle of water around too. Lemon Haze can give you a bit of a dry mouth and with a full schedule of conquests ahead, you want to make sure to stay hydrated.


Lemon Haze


Acapulco Gold is a classic and legendary strain that dates back long before the days of pixels and digital warriors. Bred from pure Mexican sativas, Acapulco Gold produces thick, hairy, sticky buds. The signature golden strands that encompass the flowers give it its name. With super low CBD, you don't have to worry about getting grounded or melting into the couch. You'll literally stay on top of your game with a clarity an focus virtually unmatched. Acapulco Gold is as euphoric as they come. With a strong earthy aroma and sweet overtones on the exhale, Acapulco Gold lives up to its reputation in every way.

  Acapulco Gold


As the name implies, Dutch Dragon is beautiful and elegant and most of all powerful. Much like Acapulco Gold, Dutch Dragon is bred from pure African sativa. True to its heritage in every way, this heavy sativa produces an incredibly cerebral high that will help you shake away all distractions and allow you to fulfill your digital destiny. Energetic and uplifting, let's just hope you don't keep the neighbors up. Dutch Dragon is a sweet and fruity strain that has distinct orange and citrus terpenes. You may feel like you're floating if Dutch Dragon is your choice. The combination of focus and euphoria makes this a perfect strain for those long gaming nights.


Dutch Dragon


Where to begin with Chocolope? Well, if you are looking for a heavy, heavy sativa bred from pure indigenous strains, then look no further. Chocolope is a blend of Mexican and Thai sativas that is not only uplifting and euphoric, but many have described as leaving you happy and optimistic. That could come in handy if the other team is taking you to school. When you are engaged in a heavily competitive match, you need every advantage you can get. Chocolope has all the traits you're looking for when the pressure is on. Oh yeah, it tastes great too. A sweet mixture of pungent earthy flavors will see you through until the pizza guy arrives.

  Chocolope (zambeza)


Lucky for you, you don't have to go all the way to Egypt to get your hands on Tutankhamon. No we're not talking about ancient kings, although we may be talking about the king of weed. If you couldn't tell, the majority of the strains that are great for video games are bred from pure indigenous strains. Tutankhamon may truly be the king in this respect having come from a mix of pure Mexican, Thai and South American sativas with just a dash of Afghani indica thrown in for good measure. The result is a heavy sativa-dominant hybrid that is potent, uplifting and long lasting. It's is earthy and pungent with a touch of sweetness. You'll be feeling the effects of Tutankhamon long after the pizza guy has left.




It's name comes from that grateful band, whom also calls the West Coast of the US home. A skunky strain bred from Chemdawg 91, Deadhead OG maintains the piney aromas and skunky tastes of its predecessor. Another great strain for focus, Deadhead OG has just a bit of Kush genetic that takes the edge off when your gaming gets a little too intense. Relaxing yet uplifting is the perfect combination. You don't have to worry about things that go bump in the night either. Deadhead OG will kill any anxiety you may have about what lurks in the darkness and will allow you to concentrate on the tasks at hand.


Deadhead OG


Never heard of NYC Diesel? Maybe it's time to put down the controller and get out a little more. NYC Diesel is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid that has become infamous nearly everywhere. A Sour Diesel crossed with some Hawaiian sativa and Afghani indica, make this one of the more in-demand strains around. Hailing from the biggest city in the world, NYC Diesel has broken through international boundaries and made its way into the hearts of cannabis consumers around the world. Its signature diesel flavor is unmistakable. Its aroma is earthy and pungent with a hint of citrus. The one thing to emphasize about the high is that it is euphoric, uplifting and will help you maintain your cerebral stamina.


Auto NYC Diesel


Blue Dream has been repeatedly hailed as one of the best, most popular strains available in the World today. Many consider it to be a gold standard in the world of cannabis. Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is often turned to for the bursts of creativity one may experience when smoking it. Being a low CBD strain, the high will be focused on your head. It produces an overwhelming feeling of well-being. With just a little Blue Dream, your game will be on point and you may feel you can't be beat. Those creative juices may help you navigate out of tight situation while the euphoric effect just locks in the experience as one to remember.


Blue Dream Humboldt Seeds


Vortex is a lesser known strain but don't let that fool you. It's a heavy 80/20 sativa-dominant hybrid that maintains all the uplifting sativa traits of its lineage. They may have discovered it in outer space, as it is a cross between Apollo 13 and Space Queen. Fruity, citrusy and earthy are the first choice of words one would use to describe it. A truly delicious blend of terpenes makes smoking Vortex an experience to savor. If sizing up your opponent and strategizing a win is what you need, Vortex will sharpen that tool you call a brain and may give you the insight you seek to claim victory.


Vortex TGA School 


There isn't much else to say about La Niña except WOW! A sativa-dominant cross between White Widow and a traditional Haze make this one of the more potent strains on the list. La Niña is a collision of indigenous sativas from around the World with just a sprinkle of South Indian indica for good measure. It is known for its overwhelming feelings of happiness and well-being. It's a great strain for being social which can be handy if you're gaming out on the town. It is a sweet and earthy strain, yet has spicy overtones. Happy, euphoric and just a bit of relaxation make La Niña a strain that would be great for even the casual gamer.


La Niña



Written by: Cory
Based in the US, Cory is an ex-cop now working within the cannabis industry - giving him valuable insights from both sides of the fence.

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