Best strain for productivity
A dozen or so decades back, creative types referred to the psychedelic drink absinthe as “the green fairy.” That was then, weed is now. So forget the green fairy; to ignite fresh ideas and light a fire under your ass to make them happen, weed is nothing short of “the green dragon.” It’s a friendly dragon, to be sure, but that doesn’t diminish pot’s positively roaring power.
Science agrees. Multiple studies have concluded that cannabis enhances the creative mind and boosts the process of being productive. It’s true now more than ever, as cannabis cultivators continuously craft hybrid strains and cultivars specifically designed to fuel imagination and ingenuity.
Producing such strains is a creative process in itself, made possible by the growers’ passion for marijuana. While it’s true that sativa strains are known to spark cerebral effects and a “head high,” not all sativas are created equal (or yield the same psychoactive experiences). Certain terpenes, as well as THC ratios, may play a factor in a given strain’s effects, too.
That said, which flower varieties are historically known to get the brain buzzing? The cannabis strains listed here are just a few that have reputations for opening the third eye and inspiring some insight in consumers. Take your pick and puff along to kick-start your creativity — something we could all use when stuck in quarantine.
While the name AK-47 conjures images of rampant destruction rather than steady inspiration, the moniker itself is just a dash of creative flourish. AK-47 contains a 65:35 sativa to indica ratio, and the strain is derived from Afghani, Colombian, Mexican, and Thai varieties. It’s known to be strong, sour, and calming. The high is simultaneously regarded as relaxed and cerebral. Use AK-47 to gently blow away your jumpy inner thoughts and clear the deck for bright concepts and sterling strategies.
Not for reefer rookies, Chem Dog is the strain of choice for seasoned smokers who swear by its muscular ability to get the mind popping and the spirit enthused to produce.
Some cannasseurs believe the mysterious Chem Dog is a blend of Nepalese and Thai sativas, and it’s also the “source of powerhouse strains like Sour Diesel and OG Kush,” according to Leafly.
The overall consensus, though, is that it’s killer when it comes to arts, crafts, and getting things done. As one Leafly reviewer raved: “I had many thoughts rush through my head, and it was a little overwhelming. But once I settled into the high, it was very creative, imaginative, and invigorating.”
Durban Poison can taste like licorice and it lights up the inside of your head like few other creativity-inducing cannabis strains. The “Durban” half of its name is for the South African port city from which this sativa strain originated; “Poison” may as well be in reference to how it slays racing thoughts, self-doubt, low-energy, and other blockers of inspiration and productivity.
Boasting bulky resin glands, Durban Poison’s round, thick buds come coated with trichomes. In its review of Durban Poison, Diamond Green Tacoma writes, “If you’re the type of person that likes to keep a busy brain throughout the day, Durban Poison may offer a great boost to your creativity.” This is one type of poison that you actually want to consume!
Named after the endlessly inspiring cannabis activist who authored the essential pro-legalization treatise The Emperor Wears No Clothes, the great Jack Herer strain is a combination of a Haze hybrid, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk that reflects the man itself in its ability to galvanize and motivate.
In the Hindu faith, Kali is the four-armed mother of both destruction and creation, which makes her the perfect namesake for this 90:10 sativa-dominant hybrid.
Upon impact, Kali Mist zaps users with vivid focus, rapidly laying to waste any mental clutter in the way of creative thinking. Then the elevating high of Kali Mist, which flirts with being psychedelic, conjures welcomed storms of original thinking, backed by the energy to transform those notions into finished results.
By invoking the signature anthem of Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze is culturally connected to one of history’s most superhuman innovators and artistic trailblazers. Of course, Hendrix also happened to make no secret of his passion for puffing as part of his creative process.
Fruity and sweet (you may actually taste grape), the 85/15 sativa-dominant strain Purple Haze also emulates the song by hitting hard, fast, and transcendentally — and as it keeps going, so do you.
On his I Love Growing Marijuana site, reviewer Robert Bergman raved, “If you are looking to feel inspired and creative, then this is the right strain for you. Purple Haze is all about cerebral stimulation, and you will see the world in colors that will further fuel you to create…. Definitely a good get-up and get-things-done strain.”
A big-time go-to strain among stoners who like to get creative and make things happen, the California-born Sour Diesel boasts a 90:10 sativa-indica radio, ideally rendered to crank up alertness while quieting anxiety and enabling creativity to cascade forth into the real world. Be ready, though, Sour Diesel packs a major wallop both in terms of its high and its unmistakably pungent odor.
The weed site Ooze notes that Sour Diesel has “become a popular choice among celebrities” who appreciate that the strain is “known to invigorate a creative flow quickly, and deliver energizing, dreamy cerebral effects.”
Ready to blast off in cannabis-propelled creativity and productivity? Just light the fuse of Space Queen and you’ll be rocketing into a visionary mindset and a raging mode of output.
The child of Romulan and Cinderella 99, this indica-dominant hybrid dispenses a joyful, cerebral high that makes you feel weightless, and then backs it with an energetic upturn. Once you’re in these cosmos, you know you can get anything done — and you’ll actually follow through with it!
These cannabis strains have reputations for opening the third eye and inspiring some insight among consumers. Check out these flower varieties when you need to fuel your imagination and spark ingenuity.
Top 5 Strongest Marijuana Strains for Productivity
One of the most common side effects when using a medical marijuana treatment is the lack of motivation that comes with some high potency strains. Though higher potency strains are perfect for tackling a variety of issues such as chronic pain or nausea, they can often leave you feeling couch-locked or lethargic. Yet, there are a variety of strains whose cannabinoid and terpene content make them ideal for providing an energetic and productive experience.
The following is a list of the top five strongest strains for productivity that will have you energized and ready to tackle the day while providing palliative effects.
How these strains will affect you specifically is dependent upon your particular constitution, but the majority of patients who partake will agree with the following, starting with number five:
5. White Buffalo
A lightly aromatic strain with notes of eathy sweetness, this clear headed sativa lifts you up while mellowing you out. Perfect for most times of the day, White Buffalo keeps you awake and is not over energizing. This is a perfect strain to give stimulating and cerebral effects to those looking for something that won’t activate anxiety or paranoia.
4. Sour Diesel
First bred in the early 90s, Sour Diesel is renowned for its diesel fuel smell and the awakening, full shot of espresso effects. Sour Diesel is invigorating and will often give the user enough energy make their heart race. For those who suffer from anxiety, this can be uncomfortable; but for others, it feels like a caffeine boost that makes you want to get up and clean the whole house. Great for tackling depression, Sour Diesel lifts the spirit and gives a good deal of stamina before mellowing out into a clear headed euphoria.
3. Golden Goat
With flavors of fruit, citrus, and bit of spice that immediately lifts the spirit, Golden Goat is one of tastiest strains on this list. It starts off with feelings of positivity that can easily lead to fits of giggles depending on how much is imbibed, making it suitable for those with anxiety or depression. Accompanied by the immediate sense of well being is a tranquil alertness, giving an enlightening attitude that isn’t jittery or distressing.
2. Quantum Kush
One of the highest testing sativas being grown today, Quantum Kush is a high octane, euphoric experience. The most energetic strain on this list, it invigorates you so much that you may find yourself moving from one place to another without remembering why you moved in the first place. After the initial zap of energy, Quantum moves into a focused, clear-headed alertness that lasts for hours of motivated activity.
1. Super Lemon Haze
This is the true “Goldilocks” of motivational sativas. A cross of Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk, this strain invigorates and energizes without the fidgety side effects. It also provides a clear headed sensation that comes with smooth serenity. Tasting of tart citrus and a dank sweetness, Super Lemon Haze keeps you moving with a smile on your face. This strain deserves the top spot on our list due to its versatility: euphoric without feeling foggy, exciting without bringing stress, and uplifting without a crash after the effects fade. Most of the time, this haze will fade into mellow sensation without draining the user of the energy it originally provided.
Whether you’re new to medical cannabis or have been medicating for years, a consultation with an expert can help improve your treatment. If you’re in the Ann Arbor area, contact the team at Arbors Wellness for a free consultation.
The top five strongest marijuana strains for productivity that will have you energized and ready to tackle the day while providing palliative effects.