There are many reasons why people consume cannabis. Some use it because it’s relaxing and great for winding down at the end of the day; some use it because it’s uplifting and can put a pep in your step.
When it comes to selecting strains for productive activities, chances are you’ll be pulling from the latter camp. You want something that’ll have you feeling stoned and uplifted, but not so bogged down that you’ll need a pregame nap.
Here are 5 cannabis strains that could help you have a more productive day.
Other than OG Kush, Blue Dream may be the most well-known strain in all of the land. No one knows who originally bred the strain, all we know is it hails from the lands of northern California and is genetically a cross of a Santa Cruz Haze mother and a Blueberry male. The result is a sativa-dominant hybrid; THE sativa-dominant hybrid.
The name Blue Dream derives from the flavors and effects of the plant. This strain normally gives off a sweet blueberry-like aroma with that sticky earthiness that you know and love from cannabis.
The effects can range depending on the consumer’s experience with cannabis, as well as how much Blue Dream they consume, but usually BD is pretty mild in potency. It gives you a calming euphoria that can boost your spirit without being overwhelming, which is why so many cannabis experts recommend Blue Dream to first-timers.
Durban Poison is an African landrace known for being super sticky and sweet. If you’re looking for something to smoke in the morning with a cup of coffee, this strain is a great choice.
Like all of the landrace strains, there are no answers to who bred the strain. However, Durban Poison was discovered by strain hunter and historian Ed Rosenthal in Durban, South Africa in the 1970s.
The aroma gives off a sweet earthy flavor. If you squeeze the bud you might think it has a slight tropical scent to it, but really it’s a sweet pine smell. When smoked, the pine flavors fall to the wayside and all you taste is sweet cannabis. A deliciously sweet weed.
The effects that people usually experience with Durban are what make it special. For one, it’s potent, know that out the gate. Just because it’s a pure sativa doesn’t mean that it won’t put you in the couch if you smoke too much.
Knowing that, expect to feel uplifted, happy, and focused after consuming Durban Poison. It’s great for creative activities like writing blog articles and editing photos.
Super Lemon Haze is a super sativa that people associate with powerfully uplifting and focusing effects. You know how some people say sativas make them too buzzy and anxious? Though that is not due to the plant being a sativa, and is instead a result of the chemical makeup of a specific strain, Super Lemon Haze is usually one of those strains.
Super Lemon Haze crosses Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze to create a skunky and citrus aroma on the nose and an earthy lemony taste on the tongue. The effects are great for coffee drinkers seeking a caffeine alternative because boy, oh boy, will Super Lemon Haze wake you right up.
If you’re a fan of Jack Herer and all of its properties, you’ll probably love Super Lemon Haze too.
Tropicana Cookies is a relatively new strain to cannabis jars. It crosses the old school legend in Tangie with the new school legend in G.S.C. The hybrid is a beautiful flower with extremely dark purple buds flushed with orange hairs and sticky trichomes.
When you squeeze the bud, you get a fresh, sweet, tropical flavor that makes you want to toss Tropicana Cookies into your breakfast smoothie. The flavors follow through with the same sweet citrus taste.
Based on its looks and the fact that it’s a Cookies hybrid, you’d expect Tropicana Cookies to be powerfully sedating, which is the last thing you want to smoke before tackling a full to-do list. But it’s not that. Instead, the very mild potency of this strain comes forth with a perky buzz that’ll have you at Inbox Zero in no time.
At this point, there are so many phenotypes of Sour Diesel on the market that it’s damn near impossible to know if you’re smoking the original Chemdog and Skunk genetics. That then makes it even more impossible to predict effects.
Still, Sour Diesel is most known for giving way to a stimulating head high with uplifting qualities. It should hit your nose and mouth with skunky and earthy flavors, backed by gassy undertones.
If you’re looking for a strain to vape throughout the day, Sour Diesel could be a great choice for helping push through that mid-afternoon slump. Some consumers say it helps with mental clarity as well.