Using cannabis has always been more often than not a social experience. Many times when enthusiasts are enjoying their weed they are doing so among friends or even like minded folks they may have just met at a concert or festival. With legalization having been passed in several places around the country, more people than ever are giving weed a chance.

No matter if it’s by passing a joint, blunt, bong around or waiting for some edibles to kick in, we always want our experiences with weed to be a one and this is especially true when your friends are keen on trying cannabis for the first time. Since most of us were introduced to the joys of cannabis by friends who made sure we were “ok” during our first time getting high, it’s important to continue to help newbies cope with the potential paranoia, nervousness, anxiety and other negative side effects that sometimes accompany smoking weed so that they can ultimately have a good time just like the rest of us!

Because of this, one of the most important aspects about trying weed for the first time is making sure to take the time to properly choose the cannabis strains that would be right for your friend’s first experience. In order to help make this a little bit easier, check out this list of five of the best marijuana strains for enjoying with newbies. From the seemingly ubiquitous Blue Dream strain along with some other popular varieties like Grape Ape and Jack Herer, these weed strains are some great choices for both veterans as well as for those just starting out.

Jilly Bean:

Jilly Bean, Cannabis Strains, cannabis news, new to marijuana A popular strain that is a cross between Orange Velvet and Space Queen, it’s known for its tropical taste and providing a cerebral, yet stimulating, high. This particular strain provides an excellent intro to the world of cannabis.

Jack Herer:

Jack Herer, weed news, cannabis strains, tnmnews, when will weed be legal everywhereThe famous Jack Herer is a sativa dominant strain that is perfect for those seeking mental stimulation without losing out on focus. Despite its higher than usual THC content, it is still a good choice for new enthusiasts to enjoy at least once in their lives.

Grape Ape:

Grape Ape, marijuana strains, weed news, what year will weed be legal everywhereThis one is a strong indica cross between Afghani and Skunk, with a deliciously purple and a smoke that has a slight sweetness reminiscent of a strawberry fruit roll-up. It is also said to boost mood and provides a more contemplative high.

Blue Dream:

Five Starter Cannabis StrainsBlue Dream is a sativa dominant hybrid that can be found in almost any dispensary. It offers a mild euphoria and a strong feeling of relaxation. Some even consider it to be the “go to” strain for newbies due to its relatively minor overall effects.

Granddaddy Purple:

Grandaddy Purple, Cannabis Strains, national marijuana newsA beautiful and strong indica that is a cross of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, known for pain relief, promoting relaxation and as an excellent sleep aid.

Do you have any strains that you would add to the list? How was your first experience being high on marijuana?