Marijuana is often associated with lazy stoners who do nothing but smoke it, lay on their couches, eating doritos, drinking mountain dew and playing video games. ALL THE DAMN TIME.
However, while that is true to an extent, it’s also not true at the same time. Let me explain.
Marijuana is psychoactive, meaning you get high from it, because of the chemicals known as cannabinods that are within it. There are about 113 cannabinoids in cannabis. But there are also different strains of weed that have different amounts and different ratios of each cannabinoid.
And because some of these cannabinoids have completely different effects and some counteract other’s effects, different strains of weed are like completely different drugs when it comes to their effects.
The main types of weed are sativas and indicas. To read about them and weed in general and in detail, here’s my article about cannabis.
So, anyway, some strains of weed, typically indicas, tend to be sedative. They tend to make you relax, lose your motivation and just want to chill and have a good time.
But, there are also many different strains, typically sativas, that do the complete opposite. They energize you, they stimulate you and help you to focus.
In other words, they make you more productive by enabling you to work more efficiently and enjoy it more.
So, that being said, here are some of the best strains of weed that help with productivity.
1. Sour Diesel
Soud diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain which is thought to originate from chemdawg 91 and super skunk. Sour diesels receives it’s name from the flavor of it’s smoke which is essentially pungent earthy diesel. So to most people, it doesn’t taste that good, unfortunately.
Sour diesel is known to be very fast acting, cerebral, uplifting, energetic, motivational and to help people focus. A lot of people say that they get a tunnel vision type of concentration on it.
This strain is also known to immensely help with pain, depression, adhd/add and stress, making it a great choice for many medical patients.
The high itself is a regular sativa high, meaning that it is cerebral or “head” high. But it is known to last longer than most sativas.
2. Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid which originates from northern lights, haze, skunk.
I said that sour diesel has a long lasting effects, the effects of super silver haze last even longer. Matter of fact, the length of the high is probably the main aspect of super silver haze that differentiates it from other strains. You can smoke it first thing in the morning and you will probably feel the high, varying in intensity, until you fall asleep in the night.
This weed gives you plenty of energy, happiness and everything that you need to be productive and get things done.
So it provides you with a clearheaded cerebral high which lasts extremely long, making super silver haze great for adhd/add, stress, depression and pain.
3. Durban Poison
Durban poison, in spite of it’s name, is a medicinal strain of pure sativa. It originates from a South African port city of Durban.
It’s a sativa which is known to increase focus, energize, uplift it’s users with a very clear cerebral high which makes it like a expresso of marijuana. Smoking a joint filled with durban poison is like a having a morning coffee which helps you to function throughout the day.
It’s also great for those suffering from stress, depression, adhd/add, general anxiety, pain, fatigue and headaches. And those who want to get things done and need a little help with it.
4. Green Crack
You can probably guess why it’s called “Green Crack”. Crack-cocaine is a strong stimulant that gives people plenty of energy, ambition, motivation and focus. That’s also what it’s cannabis cousin – green crack, does. The person to give it it’s name is, by the way, non other than Snoop Dogg himself.
Green crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid which originates from Skunk. It’s flavor is earthy, sweet and citrus-like. It gives you a powerful kick in the ass that’s gets you going.
It can actually be so strong that it might be hard for someone to handle, especially at moderate to high doses and also to those who are prone to paranoia.
And again, just like other strains discussed here, green crack is great for those suffering from adhd/add, stress and depression. As well as just general procrastination, making it a great tool for productivity.
5. Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a 55/45 sativa-dominant hybrid that is named after a legendary marijuana activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.
It’s a mixture of Haze, Northern Light #5 and Shiva Skunk.
Jack Herer is a spicy, pine tasting sativa which clears your mind, makes you more joyful and focused. It’s not as energetic as other strains discussed here, making it less effective for some and more preferable for others, who find other strains to be too much. because everybody responds to different strains differently.
It’s a great for all the things that sativas are great for, like depression, adhd/add, stress and creativity. But it also has medicinal benefits that are traditionally associated with indicas. Like lack of appetite and problems with sleep.
Despite the contrary popular belief, certain strains of marijuana don’t only don’t make you lazy, but also make you a whole lot more productive and creative, while helping to deal with depression, adhd/add, anxiety, stress and many other problems.
So, those who feel like they want to smoke weed which doesn’t really get them stoned and instead helps them to get things done and help to destroy the “lazy stoner” perception, then by all means, try the strains that I’ve discussed and enjoy them.
As long as they are legal where you live, of course.