The Best Weed for Your Favorite Workout
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018

Remember the first time you got stoned and you couldn't peel your body off the couch? Not even to reach for that plate of pepperoni pizza bagels on the table in front of you? It was probably impossible to imagine a time when you'd be able to get blazed and function, let alone exercise. These days, you know your limits and realize that the right marijuana can actually make running or taking a yoga class a lot more enjoyable.

Of course, you can't expect to smoke an energetic sativa right before yoga and feel blissed out in savasana. Nor would vaping a body-heavy indica serve you on an 20-mile run. The key to combining marijuana and exercise is selecting the right strain for your favorite workout to enhance your focus, energy, and mental clarity.

Finding the perfect strain for your intended purposes requires quite a bit of experimentation, but these recommendations should help you narrow your options.


If you're looking for a pre-run boost, reach for an energizing strain to vape before hitting the road. Compared to smoking, vaping is less harsh on the lungs, which need to be nice and healthy for all that aerobic activity. A high-CBD sativa, like Harlequin, is a great place to start. It makes you feel weightless without imparting an intense psychoactive effect. Plus, Harlequin is good for treating pain, so it can help you push through those first few miles when everything hurts like hell.