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Lightshade Cannabis Strains for Summer Activities

Elevate your summer fun with the perfect strains from Lightshade.

There’s no shortage of things to do outdoors in Colorado. From amazing hikes to open-air concerts, hot pool days to cool mountain evenings, there is an activity for everyone to enjoy during the long and meandering summer months, here in the Centennial State.

Each Lightshade dispensary stocks a selection of medical and recreational cannabis strains that will enhance your favorite summer adventure. And while choosing between mountain biking or rock climbing can be difficult, thanks to our Balance categorization system, selecting the right strain to match your plans isn’t. The proprietary system breaks all of our strains into four categories: Enliven for energy and focus, Inspire for creativity and concentration, Calm to help you wind down, and Rest for general stress relief and deep relaxation.

To celebrate the season, we’ve put together a list of our favorite activities and paired them with strains from the Lightshade balance categorization system to help you elevate your summer adventures.


Our Enliven strains are perfect for getting you motivated and ready for outdoor adventure. Lightshade customers look to this strain category to get the focus and energy they need to make the most of each sun-soaked day. When you lace up your hiking boots and hit the hills, consider bringing along Green Crack or Durban Poison. Green Crack is a seasonal favorite, known for its energizing characteristics that will keep you invigorated regardless of how steep your hike is, while Durban Poison gives most consumers a motivated and positive feeling that is sure to make your trail a happy one. As always, please use cannabis products with caution when embarking on any outdoor adventure—safety always comes first.


There’s nothing quite like a summer outdoor concert, and in Denver, we are lucky enough to have the holy grail of venues in our backyard. The next time you’re heading up to Red Rocks consider adding one of our Inspire strains to your pre-show ritual. Blissful and creativity-inducing effects are a highlight of our Inspire strains. Orange Herijuana, for example, gives users an uplifting feeling that takes any concert to the next level. Or maybe give White 99 a try. This hybrid strain, known for its almost tropical aroma, delivers the perfect balance of relaxation and happiness that will keep you dancing all night.

Lightshade Dispensary - Calm


As we all know, it’s been a hot start to summer in Denver, making pool days an essential part of the weekend routine. If you find yourself poolside, make the most of your day by adding one of our Calm strains to the mix. Blueberry Headband helps you settle into a state of sublime relaxation. GG#4, on the other hand, is known for its strong head high, so even if you don’t have access to a pool, you’ll still find yourself floating.


As Coloradans, we love being in nature, and no summer in our state is complete without at least one camping trip. Nothing beats sitting around the campfire with friends, but trying to fall asleep in a tent while thinking about bears… isn’t exactly pleasant. If you need a little extra help relaxing before bedtime, try one of our Rest strains. Fruity Pebbles and Bubba Fett are two of our most popular strains within this category, and both are known to give cannabis lovers full body, relaxing effects that will warm up the coldest of sleeping bags and help to put you on the fast track to sweet slumber.

Colorado summers are legendary. Enhance your time spent outside with the perfect strain to fit your activity.  

*Lightshade is not able to guarantee the availability of strains mentioned above, but fear not, we have plenty of alternatives to make your summer unforgettable. And while we love outdoor adventures in Colorado, be sure to respect local and state laws regarding the public consumption of cannabis and as always, make safety your first priority.

Strains may affect individuals differently and this article is not meant to provide medical advice for treatment of any ailment or medical condition.