Updated on October 4, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Some claim cannabis smokers can be lazy and unmotivated. Untrue! Cannabis has the ability to supercharge your day, focus your motivation and allow you to get things done. Here’s what you need to know about the top strains that will keep you going.
Which strains to go for?
Firstly, you must understand that there are different type of strains. The three most commonly known ones are known as Indica, Sativa and Ruderalis. Most people in the western world know Indica and Sativa strains. As a general rule of thumb, Indica dominant strains will usually provide a corporal sensation, a “body high”. Sativa strains on the other hand tend to be more cerebral in nature, providing high doses of energy, and possibly euphoria and motivation.
Knowing how much to take
Even though a strain might be “uplifting” in nature, you still need to moderate your intake. Smoking or vaporizing too much at a time could send your brain into overdrive. While you won’t be at the risk of anything major, you could have trouble focusing on one thought or even becoming a bit over-paranoid.
If you still wish to have a productive day while receiving the benefits of Sativa strains you should moderate your smoking by starting off with one or two “hits” before smoking more. Give the strain roughly ten to fifteen minutes to fully manifest before you decide to up the dose.
What are good Energy/Motivation strains?
As mentioned, anything with a Sativa dominance will do the trick but to be a bit more specific you can start your high-energy quest by trying one of the strains listed below.
Sour Diesel – 90 Sativa 10 Indica
These strains may offer a“pick me up” and may help with some health conditions, such as anxiety.
Knowing which strains provide which effect will allow you to experiment with the desired effect you seek. These sativa strains are great for people who need to be social or have work that involves creative thinking. Next time you walk into a dispensary be sure to look for the above-mentioned strains.