Mazar I Sharif is a 100% indica, with some sativa like characteristics, famous for its hash capabilities and double duty head and body high.
Named after the northern Afghanistan region it hails from, Mazar I Sharif has a powerful narcotic effect and is an excellent choice for pain relief, depression, and insomnia. Unlike the typical sativa strains I normally recommend, Mazar I Sharif is my choice for when I don’t want to get anything done. Uplifting but physically relaxing, this is the one for nights in with the husband.
- Energy: Typical of an indica, Mazar I Sharif put me to sleep the first few times I tried. As I adjusted to it, the drowsiness became more manageable and settled into a deep relaxation and couch lock.
- Mental Awareness: While more seasoned stoners can likely get away with daytime use, the casual user will find this far too “stoney” for a typical day of parenting. Dreaminess is standard fare, so choose this strain for nighttime use when you don’t need to do anything or be anywhere for a while. I have a hard time remembering the things I talked about when on this strain, so you can say that I wasn’t particularly mentally aware.
- Emotional State: Despite the heavy couch lock, Mazar I Sharif is a pretty uplifting high. This strain can be effective for depression and produces a dreamy giddiness that is very enjoyable. I like this weed as a date night enhancer, relaxing at the end of the day in bed with Orange is the New Black, the hubs, and this highly body effecting strain. Great choice for intimacy as both body and mind are deeply, drowsily affected.
- Jumpiness/Paranoia: Some reports of paranoia but none from me, the Queen of Paranoia, residing in land of Neurosis.
A powerful double duty strain that greatly relaxes the body, enhances pleasure, aids in depression and anxiety, insomnia and pain, Mazar I Sharif is my choice for a relaxing night in. Save it for an evening when you’re off parental duties, as its fuzzy brain high and potential for sleepiness make a horizontal position hard to resist.