You’ve probably fallen victim to the lazy stoner stereotype once or twice, or maybe even accused someone else of getting high and tuning out. But did you know that some strains of weed can actually improve focus and concentration, leading to greater productivity? It’s true. Not all weed sends you to the couch with a case of the munchies, and if you are looking for an energetic boost to tackle your to-do list, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover how weed can actually promote productivity, and discover the best strains for productivity the next time you need to get some work done.
Cannabis and Productivity
We know, we know, it seems counterintuitive to get high and get stuff done, but there is a way to master this. Now, of course, getting absolutely stoned out of your mind is likely going to be more a distraction than a productivity tool. However, you can find the right kind of weed in just the right amount and find that sweet spot.
How Weed Works to Enhance Focus
You probably know the basic difference between indica and sativa strains of cannabis. Indicas are most often associated with “couch-lock” or the feeling of being sedated and stoned. These strains are excellent for pain management and getting a great night’s sleep.
Sativas are generally considered “daytime” strains and offer a high that comes with more of a mental boost than a full-body high. That’s why sativas are best known for their ability to enhance productivity and increase focus as well as creativity.
So, how does a sativa increase productivity? Here’s the deal – it’s not so much that the sativa itself makes you more productive, but rather, it sets the stage. Because sativas offer a cerebral high, the effects include having a clear head and the ability to zone in. You aren’t as distracted by physical effects like full-body melt, so as the high comes into focus mentally, you can more easily hone in on one task at hand.
When your mind is clear and your mood is elevated, it’s so much easier to concentrate and check off tasks one at a time without getting distracted. Another important consideration is dosage. Even though most sativas won’t send you off to an early bedtime, they can lead to anxiety or over-stimulation for some people.
To find the right dosage, start with a few puffs of a vape pen or joint before beginning your task. Have your list ready the night before so you are ready to get started. Start with a project that you absolutely have to complete first, followed by lesser important tasks. You’ll know you hit the sweet spot if you find that you are in the flow and not bothered by outside noise.
Top 5 Strains for Productivity
If you’re ready to try out a few new sativa strains for productivity, start here!
1. Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze is a super sativa-dominant hybrid bred from Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. She’s a mega-popular strain for both flavor and effect. This sweet, zesty, and citrusy flavor has real lemony characteristics. This product is made with the highest quality Delta-10 THC and true to strain terpenes, providing an energizing effect.
Highlighted by the trinity of pineapple, kali mist & Northern Lights #5 strains, Tropicana is a sativa-dominant hybrid formulated for max creativity and focus. Wired with notes of revitalizing citrus and succulent berries, it tastes like you’re on a tropical island. This is a trip you’ll indeed wish to be plugged in for. These pre-rolls are made with HHC.
Immerse yourself into the lush and lavish tones provided by our sweet yet skunky Guava. Highlighted by its reputation for having a fruity, aromatic scent, Guava also carries the gelato phenotype which makes for a gassy ‘Good Morning’ high. Start your day off right with this THC-O disposable vape cartridge and crush through your goals.
Happy, level-headed effects that will leave you feeling uplifted and motivated enough to take on any mundane task. This strain has a strong aroma and flavor that reminds you of its namesake-with notes of fruit and citrus flavors bursting through. This Delta-8 distillate will gas you up for the whole day.
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Rainbowz is a part of our Melted series and is a blend of HHC, HHC-O, and THC-P. Although it’s technically a hybrid, the effects are energizing and uplifting, promoting happiness and productivity for any task at hand. It’s the perfect mix of fruity, sour, and slightly exotic. Check out this distillate pen and get ready to zone in on your day.
Put THC on Your To-Do List
Cannabis affects everyone differently. What works for one person might not work for you, so keep in mind that it might take a little trial and error to find the right strain and the right dose. We always suggest keeping track of what you try and making notes of how it affects you. Then, you can refer back to your journal and see what strains for productivity helped you get the most work done, or what inspired creativity. What’s more fun than a little stoner homework? Enjoy!