Superheroes have been idolized by fanboys and -girls all around the world since the first comics of their kind were published in the 1930s. During that time, monikers like Superman, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, the Flash, and Batman have become household names for kids of all ages and backgrounds. Generations of children have grown up flipping the pages of their favorite Marvel or DC caped-crusading comic book, later passing that passion along to their own kids. Superhero flicks are smashing it time and time again at the box office, generating hundreds of millions in profits. And crime-fighting video games and merchandise continue to climb in sales year after year, with no sign of slowing down.
There’s an undeniably attractive quality about our favorite heroes that we think we lack in ourselves, one that draws us in, time and time again. Perhaps it’s a trait we wish quietly to ourselves, as it attaches to our own unique beliefs, morals, dreams, goals, or hopes for the future. Some crave the power to move mountains; for others, super speed, flight, or telepathy resonates more vibrantly. At some point in time you’ve probably pondered the possibilities yourself. In any case, the culture that thrives behind the world of superheroes and comics has opened the minds of people all over the world and inspired them to do the impossible.
The incredibly super-powered list of cannabis strains below is a testament to the effect of heroes and villains alike on just about everything. Although they may not bestow upon you the strength of a Kryptonian or the reflexes of a teenaged webhead, they may get you motivated to conquer the day in a new way. From Black Widow to Wonder Woman, these seven cannabis strains are nothing short of heroic. In the voice of the great Stan Lee: “Excelsior!”
- Black Widow
- Green Lantern
“In brightest day or blackest night…” no pain will escape Green Lantern’s light! This lovely flower handles headaches, insomnia, and even depression. The robust, earthy, woody, and pine elements make for an enjoyable flavor profile. It’s definitely on the more potent side, so be aware when medicating with this strong sativa.
Harlequin—or the infamous counterpart and lover of the Joker, “Harley Quinn”? You decide! She’s the progeny of Colombian Gold, Thai, and Swiss sativa, making her a great sidekick to soothe inflammation and pain. Leaflyuser mabel1930 wrote in a review about Harlequin: “…relaxing, great for a first-timer like myself who suffers from anxiety/panic disorder…low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so you get a very nice, calm feeling with a little head buzz, kind of like Xanax. It is a great alternative to Xanax or Ativan.”
- Green Goblin
If you’re at all a fan of Spider Man, then you probably know that throughout Peter Parker’s days as the hero, the Green Goblin was his arch nemesis. One of the trademark elements of the villain was the ghastly laugh he would unleash while zipping around New York City on a menacing glider. No matter what sort of sense of humor you may have, this powerful cannabis strain has just what the doctor ordered. Its uplifting and euphoric side effects often leave people feeling silly and giggly. Green Goblin also aids in stimulating focus and creativity, which makes for a great way to start the day!
- Thor’s Hammer
Thankfully, you don’t need to be the legendary Norse god of thunder to wield this mighty and uplifting cannabis strain. It carries a surge of electrifying energy that helps to spark innovation and motivation for the day ahead. The pungent aroma and sweet citrus taste are an ideal choice for hammering stress and inflammation. Have at thee!
- Green Hornet
The Green Hornet and his kung fu fighting pal, Kato, may get overshadowed by the more favored superheroes of today. But that’s not to say you can’t still feel the sting! This sativa-dominant hybrid is good for kicking depression, headaches, and eye pressure where it hurts, and helps to keep you relaxed and uplifted. Just be prepared for a little munchie snack attack later on in the day.
- Wonder Woman
If you need to put stress in a headlock with the strength of an Amazon warrior princess, then Wonder Woman is the one! The effects are easygoing and will make you feel like you’re zipping around in Diana’s invisible jet plane. You can expect sweet, flowery aromas to be very present in the experience. In the words of Leaflyuser soapworks: “Feeling super? Feeling wonderful? Well, either way, can you say ‘Woman-crush Wednesdays’? ’Cause Wonder Woman is going to be a new go-to favorite. She was created with Super Skunk crossed with White Widow. She will produce very dense buds with light lime green and the lovely orange hairs draped over the buds, and a healthy layer of thick, white trichomes. She produces an over-the-top, pungent skunk smell with sweet afternotes on the exhale. She will have you covered in a happy euphoria, which is excellent for stress and depression and can also help out with bouts of insomnia.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Garyn Angel is an inventor, entrepreneur, award-winning financial consultant, and CEO of MagicalButter.com, which manufactures the appliance he invented for converting cannabis to edible form. Angel is committed to cannabis law reform and was named to the CNBC NEXT List of global business leaders for his work on legal marijuana. He is also founder of the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a charity that helps “medical refugees”—mainly veterans and children who need cannabis therapy when traditional treatment options have failed. Angel’s charity helps families relocate to states where cannabis medicine is legally accessible.
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