If you’re isolating to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there’s a good chance that you’re feeling a little cooped up, bored, lonely, and anxious. Luckily, cannabis medicine can soothe symptoms of depression or anxiety, boost energy levels and creativity, and help reduce symptoms of pain and boredom while you wait for the all-clear to get back to those summer barbeques and social gatherings. Here are the top 5 best cannabis strains to enjoy during the quarantine.

  1. Pineapple Kush (hybrid)

If you’re looking for something heavy to help you take the edge off while also maintaining your ability to work and function during the day, look no further than Pineapple Kush. Pineapple Kush is a balanced hybrid that promotes a burst of cerebral energy and a generous body buzz that can help soothe pain and melt away stress. It offers a subtle sweet pineapple taste with a mint undertone that promotes happiness, euphoria and blissful relaxation that can shake the blues away and help you to mellow out while staying productive.

2. Durban Poison (sativa)

If anxiety isn’t getting you down, you’re probably feeling blue or bored out of your mind. Durban Poison is a great choice for opening yourself up to bountiful cerebral energy and creativity, making it easier for you to focus on a task and enjoy it -- whether housework, games, or something creative. Durban Poison is a potent sativa strain that offers a deliciously sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Whether you use it to stay productive or simply enjoy the great outdoors, Durban Poison is a go-to strain for kicking stress and depression with its blissful euphoria and uplifting sense of energy and creativity.

3. Jillybean (hybrid)

If you’re looking to have a good day, you can’t go wrong with Jillybean. Jillybean is a balanced hybrid strain that promotes a deep sense of happiness and a long-lasting upbeat attitude. Its bright orange and mango flavors make it a tasty treat for those looking to work out some creativity or find some heavy euphoric bliss during the day. Jillybean is a great choice for beating chronic pain stress and depression with a heavy handed burst of energy.

4. Harlequin (hybrid, CBD)

If you’re a little sensitive to THC and don’t want to endure any more anxiety during quarantine, check out the Harlequin strain. While its effects are sativa-leaning, its heavy dose of CBD makes it easy to take a deep breath and let go of anxiety and stress without having to deal with the sedative effects of indica strains. Harlequin boasts exciting flavors of earth and sweet mangoes and promotes strong pain relief, relaxation, happiness, and cerebral energy that crushes depression in its tracks.

5. Grandaddy Purple (indica)

If you need something to really slow you down and chill you out during quarantine, try Grandaddy Purple. Grandaddy Purple is a potent indica strain with deeply relaxing and pain-reducing effects in the body as well as a generously euphoric cerebral effect that leaves you feeling giggly, upbeat, and relaxed. With a good mix of physical and mental effects coupled with a sweet grape and berry flavor, you can unwind with ease as the strain carries you away from your worries, stresses, and anxieties. It’s also a great choice for battling depression, insomnia, and a lack of appetite.

All in all, medicating with cannabis is a great way to keep the peace during these troubling times. Remember to take a deep breath and practice self-care with these 5 strains. It’s scary out there, but things will always get better, so keep your mentality in a good place and get through it!