These 14 Strains Are Packed With Myrcene

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Looking for high myrcene strains with that signature body calm (i.e. couch lock)? Research suggests that myrcene may be the reason why your favorite strains produce awesome end-of-day relaxation.

You may recognize the terpene myrcene — also known as beta-myrcene for the nerds out there — thanks to its earthy, musky scent. Though it’s found in abundance in cannabis, it’s also naturally-occurring in eucalyptus, thyme, and lemongrass, among others.

Check out these high myrcene strains for consummate relaxation.

14 High-Myrcene Strains to Look For

In the following weed strains, beta-myrcene is known as the “dominant terpene.” This means that it’s the most prevalent terpene. In fact, most commercially available strains in the U.S. are myrcene dominant strains, though terpinolene, caryophyllene and limonene may also be dominant on rarer occasions.

STRAIN THC % EFFECTS
ACDC
Very little. 15% CBD on avg. High CBD strain known for it's warm, cheerful high and full body relaxation
AK-47
16% Despite its name, AK-47 is known as a calming yet creative strain packed with myrcene.
Blue Dream
18% A cerebral high paired with body relaxation great for numbing pain.
Bubba Kush
17% Complete and total muscle relaxation. You've been warned.

Canna Bliss

1% THC; 20% CBD High CBD, low THC makes this strain great for anxiety-reduction and less head-high.
Cannatonic
6% THC; 6%+ CBD Another high-CBD strain known for its medicinal uses and producing warmth/euphoria.
Critical Mass
18% Sedative strain great for creative pursuits while also feeling lazy.
Grape Ape
20% Relaxation and anti-anxiety properties, all with its signature grape-y smell. Comes on slowly.
Harlequin
10% THC; 15% CBD Looking for tranquility with a clear head? This high myrcene strain is a favorite for pain and anxiety mediation.
Kosher Tangie
21% Named for its citrus smell, Kosher Tangie is an uplifting, unwinding strain.
Mango Kush
18% Often used to combat insomnia, this strain offers a recognizable body high.
OG Kush
20% A signature hash-smelling strain that can lead to couch lock and euphoria. There's a reason why it's so famous.
Special Kush
17% A great catch-all strain for a mind and body high great for soothing and social settings.

 White Widow

20%+ A strain you might see in Amsterdam coffeeshops, White Widow offers a potent, energizing and joyous high.

What Is Myrcene?

Myrcene is what is known as a terpene, meaning a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in a plant (not just weed). All plants have terpenes — and many share terpenes with cannabis, too.

Fun Fact: Myrcene is pronounced mire — scene.

high myrcene strains

For instance, linalool, which is found in Amnesia Haze and Grandaddy Purple, among others, is also found in lavender and hops. Wondering why your favorite strain has a certain signature scent? That’s thanks to its terpene profile, which is why it may also smell like other household plants and oils.

5 Common Effects of High-Myrcene Strains

Though the above are all high myrcene strains, their effects are far from the same. No matter what strain you are considering, bear in mind that interactions between terpenes, CBD and THC, as well as indica vs. sativa genealogy may influence its high.

There are, however, some through lines with the above-mentioned high myrcene strains, including:

  1. Emphasis on body high. This terpene is known for producing couch lock, also known as some serious in-body relaxation.
  2. Creativity and focus. Instead of dulling the mind, the above strains may inspire you to create — all from the safety of your couch, of course.
  3. Euphoria-producing. High-myrcene strains are known to make their smokers happy and less-anxious.
  4. Pain reduction: This can come along with a body high and euphoria.
  5. Sleep: Though not all of the above-mentioned plants make you sleepy, some might.

What Does Myrcene Smell Like?

The way your weed smells has little to do with its THC or CBD content and everything to do with its terpene profile. High myrcene strains tend to smell:

  • Spicy
  • Skunky
  • Earthy
  • Peppery
  • Fuel-like
high myrcene strains

9 Other Plants That Contain Myrcene

Though this terpene is the most common compound found in commercially-available strains, it’s also found in a variety of fruits and plants you know, including:

  1. Mangoes
  2. Lemongrass
  3. Thyme
  4. Basil
  5. Eucalyptus
  6. Bay Leaves
  7. Cardamom
  8. Cumin
  9. Saffron

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