By RQS Editorial Team

Top 10 Couch Locking Strains

Top 10 Couch Locking Strains

The thing with weed is that many strains induce different feelings at different levels. You may want a strain that makes you a bit giggly or more social. Your goal may be to improve creativity or focus. On occasion, however, you may want nothing more than to get wholly baked, lie on the sofa, eat through ALL the snacks, and binge-watch an entire box set.

Why do you Want a Couch Locking Strain?

Sometimes there is nothing better when you are stressed out, had a hard week at work or want to forget all your problems. "Couch locking" strains can also be great for those suffering from chronic or persistent pain, helping them finally find a way to relax and sleep. If this sounds like something you need, read on for our top 10 best couch-locking strains and find the perfect fit for your chill time.

1. Orion F1

Orion F1

This auto-flowering F1 hybrid variety deserves a place in the grow room with a brief flowering period, delectable terpene profile, and powerful effects. In addition, Orion can boast exceptional genetic heritage, including Blue Mammoth Auto, Blue Dream, and Amnesia. If that is not enough, this superstar strain also boasts some of the best yields of all the F1 cultivars.

Featuring a deliciously rare terpene profile made up of top-tier levels of myrcene, ocimene and farnesene, you can expect a distinctive blend of freshness and sweetness to dance across your taste buds whether you are smoking a joint or hitting the bong. Orion F1 will envelop you in pure calm and relaxation. High levels of THC and a hint of CBG fuse with the exquisite blend of terpenes to deliver a stoning body high.

Orion F1
Blue Mammoth Auto x Blue Dream x Amnesia
35 - 40 days
THC: Very high
Calming, Physically Relaxing, Stoned
65 - 70 days after germination

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2. El Patron

El Patron

El Patron is the by-product of AMG (Amnesia Mac Ganja) and Shiva. AMG is a sativa-dominant strain with THC levels of 22%, imparting a cerebral high. In contrast, Shiva is an Indica strain that gives you more of a medicinal, therapeutic delight. The lovechild, known as El Patron is a well-poised sativa dominant (60/40%) hybrid loaded with THC and fruity terpenes. El Patron grows well indoors and outdoors. The Indica genetics show through in the short bushy appearance.

El Patron hits the sweet spot between a sativa buzz and an indica high, supplying an almost-perfect balance. An initial head high sets in quickly, influencing alertness and boosting creativity. Seamlessly this soon morphs into a calming body high promoting introspection and contemplation. It's an awesome social cultivar whilst also ideal for chilling. El Patrons' full-bodied taste and spicy citrus and kush fragrances go great in infused baked goods and sweet foods.

El Patron
AMG x Shiva
450 - 550 gr/m2
90 - 130 cm
9 - 10 weeks
THC: 22%
Sativa 60% Indica 40%
550 - 600 gr/plant
140 - 200 cm
Late October
Powerful , Stoned

Buy El Patron

3. Candy Kush Express

Candy Kush

The offspring of Sweet Special and OG Kush. At 40% sativa and 60% Indica, this strain is an evenly balanced hybrid. Sweet Special is known for its stable growth and sweet taste. The legend goes that OG Kush is a famously Indica-heavy strain, descended from the inexpressibly potent Afghani Kush known worldwide for their soothing effects that impart heavy couchlock feels.

A unique blend of uplifting and deeply relaxing, a low dose of CBD helps regulate the heaviness of the THC. Candy Kush Express's fast flowering is impressive, ready in seven weeks. Even novice growers will find it surprisingly easy to yield dense, high-quality buds quickly.

Candy Kush Express (Fast Flowering)
Sweet Special x O.G. Kush
475 - 525 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
7 - 9 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 40% Indica 60%
450 - 500 gr/plant
100 - 170 cm
Early September
Physically Relaxing, Stoned

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4. Critical


Large yields, short flowering period, good smoke. Critical will satisfy the 'cash-crop' grower and the connoisseur. An Indica-dominant variety (60%/40%) stems from impressive Afghani and Skunk parentage. Its demure stature also makes it suitable for the more discreet growers.

It brings on an excellent stone that will mellow you into a relaxed, heavy, physically relaxing state. Candy, earth, fruit, pine and skunk: there are many flavours to enjoy with this one. Expect a robust and savoury, yet sweet earthiness, while the high is soothing and relaxing. Great for stress-induced insomnia and anxiety, this one will chill you to the bone.

Afghani x Skunk
550 - 600 gr/m2
80 - 140 cm
7 - 9 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 40% Indica 60%
600 - 650 gr/plant
180 - 220 cm
Late September
Heavy, Physically Relaxing, Stoned

Buy Critical

5. Blue Mystic

Blue Mystic

The legends Blueberry and Northern Light created this Indica-dominant cultivar loaded with flavour. Blueberry is an award-winning strain known for its unique, sweet taste and deeply couch-locking effects.

Northern Light is a classic that has been stoning smokers for decades thanks to its Afghan and Thai heritage. The resulting "Blue Mystic" has an 80% indica genetic profile and a THC level of at least 18%. Blue Mystic will bring about a blissful sense of contentment, deep relaxation, and a gentle stream of inspiration. Blue Mystic is the perfect strain for lazy days and evenings relaxing alone or with friends.

Bushy in stature, Blue Mystic will be ready for harvest with a lively, sweet taste after eight weeks. But give it a little longer, and it will pay you back with a heavier body-stoned effect.

Blue Mystic
Oregon Blueberry x Northern Light
375 - 425 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
8 - 9 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 20% Indica 80%
400 - 450 gr/plant
180 - 220 cm

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6. Somango XL

Somango XL

Somango XL was created to meet the demand for a strain with a powerful, classic high without the side dish of tiredness. Created from two productive and robust plants, Somango and Critical 47. This hybrid's popularity has gone from strength to strength.

The subsequent effect comes on very quickly, bringing about a calming feeling of peaceful clarity without feeling tired. The high is strong and can last for several hours as it is 18% THC. It is an excellent cultivar for inspiration and creativity.

Somango feminised has a genetic ratio of 25% sativa and 75% indica. Suitable for growers of all experiences, the plant grows very condensed; mature plants show flecks of soft purple hues and buds dusted with a fine coat of crystals that can be harvested after eight weeks of flowering.

Somango XL
Somango x Critical 47
525 - 575 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
8 - 10 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 25% Indica 75%
550 - 600 gr/plant
120 - 200 cm
Late September
Powerful , Stoned

Buy Somango XL

7. Sweet ZZ Auto

Sweet ZZ Auto

Auto flowering strains are easy to grow, but photoperiod strains give better yields. Sweet ZZ Auto combines these traits in an easy grower that produces a harvest that rivals most photoperiods.

Premium parent strains were selected for exceptional yield and taste. Zkittlez was chosen for its award-winning taste, smell, and high indica relaxing effect. Diesel Auto was the perfect option to bring some premium auto-flowering genetics. Sweet ZZ Auto gives a predominantly stoning high that targets the body.

With a THC level of 18%, this one will slam you with a soothing effect that will clean up all anxiety and stress. An array of relaxing terpenes includes caryophyllene, limonene, spice, and pepper notes.

Sweet ZZ Auto
Sweet ZZ x Diesel Auto
350 - 400 gr/m2
70 - 120 cm
6 - 7 weeks
THC: 18%
Sativa 35% Indica 60% Ruderalis 5%
90 - 175 gr/plant
100 - 120 cm
9 - 11 weeks after sprouting

Buy Sweet ZZ Auto

8. White Widow Auto

White Widow

White Widow is another strain that forms the blueprint for many other well-loved cultivars. White Widow Automatic improves on the original in some respects. You can expect a more compact size, faster growth, and a slightly more physical stone than you may be used to.

Like the original version bred from a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, this Auto comprises 65% indica and 35% Sativa. White Widow Automatic combines bitter and earthy tones to create a delicious experience. Pine flavours are noticeable, along with fresh citrus flavours.

Delivering a chilled high at around 15% THC, this auto strain will give you a more powerful body stone than the regular, feminised version, providing unmistakable couch-lock feels. However, because the overall effect is not as strong, White Widow Automatic makes a more versatile choice for daytime or evening.

White Widow Auto
White Widow x ruderalis
400 - 450 gr/m2
40 - 80 cm
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 14%
Sativa 40% Indica 40% Ruderalis 20%
190 - 240 gr/plant
50 - 110 cm
10 - 12 weeks after sprouting
Physically Relaxing, Stoned

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9. Royal Cheese Auto

Royal Cheese Auto

Royal Cheese is beloved by many for its uniquely pungent cheesy aroma and flavour. Now enjoy this legendary Indica dominant strain in a smaller and easier-to-manage package. This "god-tier" Auto is a ferocious mix of Cheese and Royal Critical combined with the hardy genes of cannabis ruderalis.

The Cheese family of strains holds a legendary status with many thanks to the 1990s UK rave scene, remaining one of the most distinct terpene profiles out there. Much like the original, this auto variety emanates a spicy aroma and intense taste of sour cheese, earth, and spices. Royal Cheese Automatic is an excellent strain for those who want the benefits of easy growth that auto-flowering strains offer.

Cheese Auto will grow to a maximum height of around 100cm and yield generously under prime conditions. With an average THC of 18% or more, this one will hit hard. The effect is classic couch-lock "chill and munchies". Be prepared for a solid physical impact, with a happy, euphoric sensation to follow.

Royal Cheese Auto
Cheese x Royal Critical x Ruderalis
425 - 475 gr/m2
60 - 100 cm
7 - 8 weeks
THC: 15%
Sativa 30% Indica 50% Ruderalis 20%
160 - 210 gr/plant
60 - 120 cm
11 - 12 weeks after sprouting
Physically Relaxing, Stoned

Buy Royal Cheese Auto

10. Bubble Kush Auto

Bubble Kush Auto

Bubble Kush Automatic is an indica dominant cultivar that results from cleverly crossbreeding the established heavy indica effects of OG Kush with the delicious, sweet flavours of Bubble Gum and the easy-grow genes of Critical Automatic.

You'll harvest these compact and sticky buds only 10–11 weeks after germination. An easy grower indoors or outdoors, this fine specimen will reward you with excellent yields. In addition, Bubble Kush Automatic produces a respectable THC level of around 16%. So, whilst you will be stoned and chilled, it won't take you too far down the rabbit hole where you can't do anything productive.

Instead, you will experience a degree of clarity and creativeness alongside your relaxed mood. Bubble Kush delivers a terpene profile of earthiness, fruit, pepper, and pine, adding deep flavour to match the relaxing vibes. A great "middle ground" strain for when you want to relax but still be able to get up for more than the pizza guy!

Bubble Kush Auto
Bubble Gum x O.G. Kush x Critical Automatic
350 - 400 gr/m2
70 - 100 cm
6 - 8 weeks
THC: 16%
Sativa 10% Indica 60% Ruderalis 30%
120 - 170 gr/plant
100 - 140 cm
10 – 11 weeks after sprouting
Sleepy, Stoned

Buy Bubble Kush Auto

To Couch Lock, or not to Couch Lock?

Some days you need to chill a little bit harder than others, and this is where couch lock strains can be your best friend. Providing powerful stress-relieving benefits when used correctly, each strain can still have slightly different effects. In addition, with the introduction of auto genetics, many are more accessible to grow than ever! Hopefully, something on this list will bring you hours of much-needed mental and physical respite on your sofa. Just make sure you have plenty of snacks in.

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