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The Best Strains for Movie Night, According to Budtenders

As temperatures grow colder and Halloween approaches, it’s the perfect time to set up a movie marathon at home! Kick back, relax, and enjoy your favorite flicks with these budtender-recommended strains.

I asked all of the budtenders at our Salem shop for their top strain picks for movie night, and here were some of the responses:

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Strain: Jack Herer (Sativa)
Why: Happy, giddy.
“It makes movies more silly and fun!” – Dominic R, Mobile Budtender

Strain: Strawberry Cough (Sativa)
Why: Euphoric, awake, focused.
“It makes me feel awake and focused, but not overanalyzing or anxious.” – Chris B, Salem Store Manager

Strain: Blue Dream (Sativa)
Why: Nice euphoric effects, fun.
“I’m gonna fall asleep on a movie night, so I need a sativa to keep me awake.” – Grant K, Budtender

Strain: GG4 (Hybrid)
Why: Relaxing but not sleepy–a fantastic hybrid!
“But if I’m watching a horror movie, as I plan to do a lot this Spooktober, I’d go for Bubba Kush to help quell my anxieties!” – Ariel W, Marketing Specialist/Budtender

Strain: MAC (Hybrid)
Why: It’s hard to pinpoint…
“I just vibe with it.” – Nick M, Delivery Supervisor

Strain: Lemon Kush (Hybrid)
Why: Relaxed, giddy, happy, creative.
“The kush relaxes me and the lemon makes me feel giddy, happy, and creative, which helps me enjoy the movie more. But if I’m watching a horror movie, I’d want to smoke some Blueberry Muffins to calm my anxiety and stress.” – Cora E, Inventory Specialist/Budtender

Strain: Sunset Sherbet (Hybrid)
Why: Chill, happy.
“Sunset Sherbet is an awesome tasty hybrid! It’s great for whenever because it doesn’t make me too sleepy or anxious.” – Brigitt H, Budtender

Strain: OG Kush (Indica)
Why: Relaxing, nice body high.
“It doesn’t make me too sleepy and it’s really relaxing.” – Nic B, Budtender

As you can see, responses were extremely varied! Most of our budtenders chose sativa-dominant strains, being skeptical of their ability to stay awake for the duration of a film after smoking a heavy indica strain. Nearly all of our budtenders said they wanted something “relaxing” for movie night, and the words “euphoric” and “giddy” were used by several people as well.

What strain(s) would you pick for movie night? Send this post to a friend for some movie marathon inspiration!