The Best Weed To Smoke Before Going Out In Ottawa

Are you wondering what weed strains you should try smoking before going to a bar or house party in Ottawa? Here are our 5 favourite strains we’ve smoked before a night out in the nation’s capital.


On October 17, 2018, Canada made history and became the second country in the world to federally legalize cannabis use and cannabis sales. At Smallworld, we celebrated the country’s achievement by taking a walk around downtown Ottawa, lighting up multiple spliffs and then relighting them after they fell victim to the unforgiving wind of a chilly October evening.

In our opinion, after it was legalized, we didn’t notice much difference in our lifestyles. We asked our friends and they felt the same way. We all smoked weed when it was “not-legal” but now we could begin to live without the fear of receiving a dumb fine or unnecessary harassment from the cops. However, we did start to become aware of a conversation amongst our friends and co-workers that was always being discussed, but it is being talked about more than ever. They began to ask us, What weed can I smoke before going out where I won’t feel unsociable or awkward?

This inspired us to give our insights on the matter. First off, sativa strains have always been popular for pot smokers when they want to get that head high and don’t feel like crashing on the couch watching Netflix all night. We’ve been able to conclude that smoking sativa cannabis strains results in a more successful social experience.

The following is a list of our and some our of friends in the Ottawa music industry’s favourite strains we’ve bought from the Ontario Cannabis Store website since it launched back in October. The names in this article remain anonymous to respect the privacy of the contributors.

Disclaimer: By viewing this article and the content within it, you agree you are of legal cannabis purchasing age in the province you reside in. Smallworld LIVE does not condone underage consumption or purchase of cannabis based products. Our opinions are our own and are not related to any of the following businesses or companies mentioned from here on in.


Strain #1: North Star

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I smoked North Star at a predrink at my buddy’s place before we went out to the Byward Market. This is a CBD strain, one that allows me to relieve myself of anxiety and lift my mood while feeling minimal psychoactive effects. It works best for people who are easily affected by cannabis but still want to try it without being overwhelmed. North Star makes my body feel relaxed all night so that I can keep dancing and talking to people without worry.

The North Star Breakdown:

  • Brand: AltaVie

  • Plant: Sativa dominant

  • THC: 0.5 - 0.7%

  • CBD: 11.0 - 18.0%

How Did You Smoke It?

Smoked it in a joint


Did You Mix It With Alcohol?

Yes

Where Did You End Up Going Out In Ottawa?

Bourbon Room


What Really Stood Out To You?

How my mood changed from tired to upbeat


What Song That Played That Night Sounded The Best?

Niska - Reseaux

Strain #2: RISE

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I tried this strain before but it was from a different company than what’s on OCS. Like the name states, it’s very good for people that need a sudden energy rush and want to feel awake/risen for a good amount of time. It made me feel somewhat hyper and made everything I was doing much more enjoyable. Very nice to pair with working out or listening to upbeat music.


The RISE Breakdown:

  • Brand: Tokyo Smoke

  • Plant: Sativa dominant

  • THC: 11.0% - 19.0%

  • CBD: 0.0% - 1.0%


How Did You Smoke It?

Backwood (might have helped with the energy rush)


Did You Mix It With Alcohol?

Yes with rum


Where Did You End Up Going Out In Ottawa?

House party in the west end


What Really Stood Out To You?

That rush of energy I got moments after finishing the blunt


What Song That Played That Night Sounded The Best?

Fucking Problems - ASAP Rocky

Strain #3: White Widow

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Personally, I felt this one made me somewhat creative and as such when I go out it makes me feel that I can connect with music much better since I understand the deeper meaning behind the lyrics. Also provides a strong feeling of euphoria, so it’s almost like taking party favours... but not really cause it’s weed.

Being a hybrid of sativa and indica, it gave me that full body and head experience.


Strain #3: White Widow (Opinion 2)

One of the best strains I’ve personally smoked when going out. Has a euphoric touch to it and keeps you going for the night. Although it may hit you strong when you inhale at first, it has this slight lemony aftertaste to it. White Widow puts you in a type of zone as you proceed to engage in a trance of good vibes, keeping you uplifted throughout the night.

The White Widow Breakdown:

  • Brand: 7Acres

  • Plant: Hybrid

  • THC: 12.0% - 19.0%

  • CBD: 0.0% - 1.0%

How Did You Smoke It?

In a joint

Did You Mix It With Alcohol?

Yes

Where Did You End Up Going Out In Ottawa?

I was at a house party

What Really Stood Out To You?

How social and friendly I was with everyone


What Song Played That Sounded The Best?

LMFAO FT LIL JON - SHOTS (a timeless house party anthem)

Strain #4: Blueberry Kush

The beautiful part about this strain is that it’s not so much a head high, but more-so a body high that doesn’t make you just want to sit on the couch. To add to this, the smell LITERALLY smells like blueberry, the scent is amazing and will make you want to keep smoking.


The Blueberry Kush Breakdown:

  • Brand: Synr.g

  • Plant: Hybrid

  • THC: 18.0% - 27.6%

  • CBD: 0.0% - 1.0%

How Did You Smoke It?

Rolled in a Backwood


Did You Mix It With Alcohol:

No


Where Did You End Up Going Out In Ottawa?

Lieutenant’s Pump on Elgin St.

What Really Stood Out To You?

How relaxed and NOT anxious I felt

What Song Played That Sounded The Best?

The Weeknd’s Starboy

Strain #5: Shishkaberry

One of the most flavourful strains I’ve ever smoked. It has that fruity, berry-like aroma that simply won’t let you down. If you are looking to go out and be in the zone and still be able to function and not feel a head high, this is the strain for. I felt it helped release anxiety while keeping me uplifted.

The Blueberry Kush Breakdown:

  • Brand: Seven Oaks

  • Plant: Hybrid

  • THC: 10.0% - 17.%

  • CBD: 0.0% - 1.0%

How Did You Smoke It?

Bong Hit

Did You Mix It With Alcohol?

Yes

Where Did You End Up Going Out In Ottawa?

Can’t remember to be honest


What Really Stood Out To You?

The flavour of the strain

What Song Played That Sounded The Best?

Nav ft Gunna - Car Sick


When it’s all said and done, everyone reacts to smoking weed differently. Some people can down a 6 pack of Sapporo in an hour and be fine but can’t take a bong hit to save their life. Others can chainsmoke backwoods, walk into a room acting perfectly sober but wouldn’t dare order tequila shots at the bar, knowing their weak stomach can’t handle the repercussions.

If you’ve had a difficult time with smoking trees in the past, we don’t expect the strains listed above to help change that. However if you found these suggestions useful, share this post with your friends that you know would be interested in giving some of these a try.

Party safe friends and please don’t smoke and drive.

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