No one wants to sink silently into a couch while a social life erupts around them. To ease social anxiety you’ll want to use strains that walk the middle ground between energizing and relaxing. These strains will reduce your shyness and kickstart conversation.

Panama red

Panama Red is hard to find now, but during the 60’s and 70’s, it was one of the most popular strains. It’s a Sativa, so it can be cerebral, but Panama Red is pretty mild and will stimulate your thoughts rather than consuming them. It’s flavor notes are pine, citrus, and tea. Known for its ability to melt stress, and fight fatigue and depression,  Panama Red is the kind of strain that brings on a high perfect for almost any social situation.

Cat Piss

Disgusting as it sounds, Cat Piss is a highly enjoyable strain. It’s known for delivering a long-lasting, joyous and energetic high capable of carrying even the most cynical mind through a house party full of strangers. For the socially anxious, Cat Piss is a good strain for smoothing the mind, and opening up. It’s also known to be unusually good at shutting down nausea. Keep in mind that Cat Piss can be a pretty potent. With some variations being more than 20% THC, too much Cat Piss at a party might not be the best, especially for novice enthusiasts. If all other selling points fail, the strains name is sure to be a conversation starter.

Green Crack

Green Crack is one of the most popular Sativas around, and for a good reason. It’s mild enough for beginners. Green Crack provides an energetic and uplifting high that is sure to leave users feeling happy. Green Crack has an earthy, sweet flavor and is applauded for its ability to dissolve stress. If the social situation you’re going to be in has food, even better. Green Crack is known to kick up the appetite. Make sure you have a drink available because this strain sucks the moisture right out of your mouth. That being said, it should also suck the social anxiety right out of your mind.

Big Bang

The only pure Indica on this list, Big Bang is special in all kinds of ways. Even though it’s a light Indica, it’s not likely to make you want to hit the dance floor.
Big Bang is great for holding court around a table, bonfire, or any other seated social activity. It’s mellow, relaxing, and will leave users feeling euphoric. Big Bang is a strain that’s particularly lauded for its scent, which is floral with undertones of peach, apples, and earth. This strain will definitely ease your social anxiety and make you feel at home in a social situation.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express is another strain with a name that is bound to spur conversation. It might even be “straight up the dopest dope I’ve ever smoked”. Pineapple express is a Sativa dominant hybrid. It will leave users feeling uplifted and happy, with properties that target the root of social anxiety– stress. This strain has a tropical taste with undertones of pineapple. Pineapple Express will give users the perfect energetic buzz and dose of creativity to make your friends wonder how you went from a wallflower to comfortable extrovert so quickly.


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