DIY Cannabis Experience: A cold & rainy day in Canada

October 27, 2018 – It’s currently 4 Celsius, windy, and raining in Hamilton, Ontario… but that’s okay! We’ve got a Ti-Cats game to look forward to at 4pm (RIP Brandon Banks) and a McMaster Marauders game at 1pm (RIP Coach Knox).

On cold & rainy October days like this, we’d like to think that people just stick around the house… which gives them the perfect opportunity to kick back, get a little high, and enjoy some productive alone time.

Here’s some of the strains we smoke on cold & rainy days like this, and some things we might read and/or listen to while enjoying those strains!

Suggested Cannabis Strains:

Since different strains do have different (and sometimes unique) effects, it’s important to pair the type of strain you are smoking with the type of experience you are planning to have. Here are two types of rainy-day strains you might want to consider.

  • “Light” Sativas: We use the term “light sativa” to refer to a sativa that offers positive and uplifting effects without major psychoactive effects. Although everyone responds to cannabis a little differently, light sativas should make you feel really good without significantly impairing your ability to think and focus. Examples include Durban Poison, Sour Diesel, Harlequin (CBD), and probably any high-CBD sativa.
  • Sativa-Dominant Hybrids: The presence of indica genetics in sativa-dominant hybrids adds an element of relaxation to the cannabis experience. Although having a stimulated mind and a relaxed body is a great deal of fun on a rainy day, it’s unlikely you would want to consume sativa-dominant hybrids if you have some chores to do. These strains are ideal for people who would rather binge Netflix and eat Doritos than read a book. Examples include Blue Dream and Candyland.


Book Recommendations:

Although Lonely Planet, the Discovery Channel, and social media have broadened our horizons beyond anything we ever could have imagined, it’s easy to forget that we didn’t always have a high level of exposure to different perspectives. These six books will let you walk in the footsteps of people who set out to discover the unknown.

  • Asia Grace – Kevin Kelly ( link)
  • Antipode: Seasons with the Extraordinary Wildlife and Culture of Madagascar – Heather E. Heying (link)
  • Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest – Mark J. Plotkin (link)
  • Island – Aldous Huxley (link)
  • Do You See What I See?: Memoirs of a Blind Biker – Russell Targ (link)
  • Rumours Of Glory: A Memoir – Bruce Cockburn (link)


Music Recommendations:

We generally try to curate music that fits the mood & emphasizes Canadian content. We also hope you’ll discover something new that you like!

Also, this playlist is built like a mixtape. Listen to the songs in order for best results!


Canadian Content:
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Jacob Moon (Hamilton!!!)
  • Daniel Lanois (Hamilton!!!)
  • The Redhill Valleys (Hamilton!!!)
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Rush
  • Junkhouse (Hamilton!!!)

Written by: Z

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