What’s the Best Cannabis Strain for a Rainy Day?

Some weed strains just hit different on a rainy day. And if you live in a city like Seattle where it rains more than 150 days a year, you may need an ample supply of rainy-day strains just to help you endure the gray climate.

We’ve broken down our all-time favorite rainy-day strains, many of which you can find in our Bellevue marijuana dispensary.

The Best Strains for a Rainy Day

If you’re looking to make the most of a gloomy day indoors, the following strains are guaranteed not to disappoint.

OG Kush

AKA: Premium OG Kush

THC: 18%

Type: Hybrid

This hybrid strain offers the perfect blend of head and body effects. The unique combination of relaxation and euphoria make it perfect for kicking back on the couch and binge-watching your favorite streaming show as you wait out the storm. OG Kush offers a robust lemon-pine scent and has a powerful onset thanks to the high THC content. Be sure to try all of the various phenotypes like Ghost OG and SFV OG.

Tahoe OG

AKA: Tahoe OG Kush

THC: 18%

Type: Hybrid (Indica-dominant)

Speaking of OG Kush phenotypes, Tahoe OG Kush is noteworthy enough to warrant its own recommendation. It has all of the effects that make OG Kush a winner, but it leans more heavily on the indica genetics, meaning that it’s perfect for a lazy day or evening when you just want to sleep through the rainstorm or forget your troubles. This sour lemony strain offers a powerful body high, so don’t even think about using it if you need to be productive in any way.

Forbidden Fruit

THC: 14%

Type: Indica

A cross between Tangie and Cherry Pie, Forbidden Fruit is another euphoric strain that promotes deep relaxation and powerful couchlock. If rainy days give you the blues, Forbidden Fruit will put your mind at ease and help you to just enjoy the quiet solitude. And thanks to the rich terpene profile, it’s one of the most delicious strains on our list, with a combination of tropical flavors and sweet cherry undertones.

Double Dream

THC: 18%

Type: Hybrid (Sativa-dominant)

Not everybody wants to veg on the couch when it rains. Rainy days can be great for exploring creative avenues, and that’s when a strain like Double Dream can be perfect. This sativa-dominant strain can provide relaxation while also giving you a clear head and the motivation to compose that next hit song, write that best-selling novel, or finish that work project that has been plaguing you. This strain offers a delectable profile of berries and spice with subtle floral notes.

Dream Star

THC: 14%

Type: Hybrid (Sativa-dominant)

A cross between Stardawg and Blue Dream, Dream Star starts with an invigorating head high and slowly transforms into a relaxing full-body effect. It offers the best of both worlds on a rainy day, as it allows you to be focused, productive, and social before you slowly fade into a state of deep relaxation. The sweet and fruity flavor profile also makes it a winner.

Sour Diesel

AKA: Sour D, Sour Deez

THC: 18%

Type: Sativa

A cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk, Sour Diesel has emerged as one of the most popular strains nationwide. The effects are dreamy but energizing, euphoric but focused. It provides the perfect head high for when it’s too stormy to go outdoors but you have things to accomplish inside. If the rain tends to get you down, this diesel-scented strain will keep you floating on air.

Berry White

AKA: Barry White

THC: 17%

Type: Hybrid (Indica-dominant)

Berry White offers an almost unparalleled balance of euphoria and relaxation. It can inspire creative motivation, conversation, and hyper-focus. Though the strain leans indica, it offers some of the distinct cerebral benefits common with sativas, meaning that you can relax through the storm while still catering to your favorite creative pursuits. This strain offers a sour berry and pine aroma with a flavor profile to match.

Super Silver Haze

AKA: SSH

THC: 18%

Type: Sativa

Super Silver Haze was the High Times Cannabis Cup first-prize winner three years in a row, and this popular strain still doesn’t disappoint. The effects are energizing, long-lasting, appetite-inducing, and euphoric. If you’ve been meaning to clean the house or re-organize your closet on a rainy day, this strain will light the fire you need to get started. Put on some music, grab your favorite snacks, and let Super Silver Haze carry you the rest of the way.

Aurora Indica

THC: 15%

Type: Indica

Sometimes it rains, and sometimes it pours. When the storm is so bad that you’d rather just stay in bed, Aurora Indica is the strain for you. This 90% indica has powerful sedative effects that will help you to catch up on that much-needed sleep that has been eluding you. It has a bold, earthy flavor, and it promotes a profound sense of calm as it lulls you into a deep state of full-body relaxation.

Great White Shark

AKA: Peacemaker, White Shark

THC: 15%

Type: Sativa

Another Cannabis Cup award-winner, Great White Shark is a true mind-body sativa that both energizes the brain and calms the nerves. Whether you’re looking to dance in the rain or kick back with some hot chocolate, Great White Shark is more than able to accommodate. It offers a bold, fruity aroma with light skunk notes, and its fast onset ensures that you won’t have to wait long to experience the full effects.

Choosing the Best Strain for a Rainy Day

There are a lot of great rainy-day strains to choose from. To find the best one, you just need to decide what types of effects you’re looking for. If you want to relax in your room or catch up on sleep, go with one of the indica-dominant strains. If you want to be productive or creative, you might rely more on a sativa.

One thing is for sure: You can’t go wrong with the cannabis strains on this list. Each one is sure to make that next rainy day seem a little less gloomy and a little brighter.