Just like finishing a good workout or engaging in an activity you truly enjoy doing, consuming cannabis works with your body and increases your dopamine levels. Our brain likes to treat itself just like we do after an exhaustive task. We get a great boost of pleasure, an increase in alertness, and the pick-me-up we so often deserve.
Now, it is unfair to say that smoking weed is like working out-for your brain. That is probably not true whatsoever, but weed can provide a proverbial helping hand to heighten or increase your creativity, focus, and energy level. Science says a little bit on the subject, and I am sure we will see much more in the near future. We do know a couple things already: MMJ does help people, everyone has their own preference, and thankfully there are a lot of strains for us to explore.
Most sativa strains are known for having an euphoric tingle or mind enhancing, almost uplifting, qualities. However, if you don’t find the specific strains that are ideal for you, there may be some unwanted sensations you can expect. Things such as mind-racing deliberation when you were looking for something to clear that mental roadblock. Not fun and possibly discomforting.
Clear thoughts, attention to detail, laser-focus, as well as the motivation to get creative and get inspired are all amazing benefits cannabis can provide. Do creative people like to smoke weed? Or does indulging in cannabis truly enhance a person’s creativity? There’s some edibles for thought. There is nothing to say weed can turn someone with no creative bone in their body into the next Picasso or Bob Dylan. Or is there?
We all need a boost sometimes. Especially for those of us brave enough to major in Arts or get a degree in Creative Writing in this technologically advanced day and age. Finding the right strain to give you the creative kick in the keister you need may be tough if you have recently started to smoke.
The beauty of Trainwreck is although the THC potency is extremely high, you can consume it during the day while being able to stay laser-focused and motivated to complete your tasks at hand. The name speaks for itself. This sativa dominant hybrid comes on strong and gives you the ability to relax your body and stimulate your mind.
This sativa dominant mistress gives you her everything. Dense nugs-and lots of them. Well known by her fans for ridding your mind of clutter and chatter allowing you to focus on your project with bliss and ease. The THC level is around 15%, and because it’s 90% ideal she is great for early morning before yoga, or before you engage in meditation. Kali Mist is a great strain for microdosing, and she helps aid in healing eating disorders.
What you get from this strain is a properly balanced, slightly more sativa dominant, hybrid that has a reputation for boosting your productivity and creativity. With only a few hits you will feel its effects both physically and mentally. Blue Dream has helped patients cope with their insomnia, mild cases of depression as well as sleep-related disorders. When you break apart a nug to reveal the bluish centre, that’s when you really get a whiff of the lovely terpenes on top of getting an up close and personal look of those snowy white trichomes and fruity smelling resins.
This award-winning strain is renowned for its impressive THC content which is around 20%. A heady buzz is what you will feel giving you the ability to relax and let go of all the mind chatter. This leaves your mind ready to focus on what you want to accomplish. Whether you are working on a video, producing music, writing behind the scenes, or performing on stage, AK-47 can help you do what you do best.
Jack Herer is a very well known strain around North America. Additionally, Jack Herer, the man is also well known as a veteran cannabis activist and medical marijuana user. Because of its popularity, you think the high is quite potent, and it is. It’s a unique high bringing in a CBD level of 1% and a THC potency of over 24%. Just like the high, the smell of Jack Herer is distinct.Earthy and terrestrial with an inkling of wood and dense forest. The sativa high has a
reputation for giving the user overflowing amounts of creativity and energy. Although Jack Herer is popular all throughout North America, it is very popular with the West Coast crowds.
There are many strains that may help you stay alert and on-task, but what works for others, may not work for you. It is best to try little bits of different strains until you have an idea of the effects and taste that suits your needs. Sticking with either a pure sativa strain, or a sativa dominant hybrid is your best choice if you are looking for mental clarity and little psychoactive effects. Do your homework and know your strains.
If the bursting citrus smell of orange doesn’t fire-up your concentration, stimulate your attention to detail, or make you feel alert, then nothing can be done to help you. No, that is 100% not true, and probably not funny either. What is funny though is herb legend has it that this pure sativa strain was named by none other than Snoop Dogg because of the brainy head high it can give you. Say hello to happy thoughts, laser-focus, and a jolt of energy that can only be matched by a doppio espresso americano.
A potent THC level, a balanced blend of sativa and indica, as well as an invigorating scent that will awaken both mind and body, Afghan Diesel is the perfect example of a 50:50 ratio that has mostly brainy effects. Citrus is a natural and familiar taste and aroma to everyone. You may find yourself relaxing but not sleepy, having motivation without distractions, and possibly hungry if you struggle with finding your appetite. This strain is a true tribute to MMJ and its effects are a real example of how beneficial cannabis can be to those that want a natural route to their quandary.
Not that long ago this strain claimed first place in the Medical Sativa category. Commonly used to treat minor bouts of anxiety, tiredness, and lack of motivation patients have claimed to feel upbeat, creative, as well as an increase in motivation. The CBD level is just low enough to bring on anti-inflammatory effects, which will allow your body to ease and your mind to finish your task at hand.
Are you a heavy cannabis connoisseur? Would you consider yourself to have a high THC tolerance? If so, it will probably benefit you to take a look at Tangie. Talk about an impactful amount of THC- at least 20%. People are gravitating to this strain and stains of this variety because you truly feel happy when using it. Say goodbye to any confusion, ailment, as well a natural feeling of accomplishment because you stayed on target. Thanks to this strain you will have clearer thinking and the ability to take confidence in knowing anything you set your mind to, you can finish with ease.
It is common knowledge that if you are looking for an uplifting mood boost than you had better stray from a couch-locking, heavy-hitting, more often mind-hazing abilities of an indica. When you look at each profile of different strains, that’s when you know what gives you that energetic boost only a sativa can. Naturally sativas produce less THC, but extra cannabinoids that work in conjunction to create that clear thinking, uplifting, energizing effect.
Feeling sleepy? Do things seem stressful? Are you in need of something to ease your mind, ignite your motivation as well as ease your body all at once? Enter Purple Haze. Not just the title of a popular Jimi Hendrix song, but a lovely hybrid of dense buds with purple hairs and frosty white trichomes. You won’t even have time to say goodbye to your anxiety because you will be happy and inspired, enabling you to go as far as your new found blissful energy can take you.
Essentially, you could consider Silver Haze a pure sativa for the simple fact that it has roughly a 10% indica ratio. If you are in search of a clear mind, a relaxed body, and a boost in your ability to focus, this strain should be on your list. Being able to stay alert while the minor amount of indica can get to work relieving pain is great news for people who need to smoke in the mornings!
No more grog, fog, or asleep like a log when you choose to consume Durban Poison. There will be no haziness or no stoner high simply clear thoughts and inspiration thanks to its strain fingerprint. It boasts a perfectly balanced make up of terpenes and compounds like THC. You can expect a significant shock to the mental system. Just like how regular humans react when they find their super power, you feel fast, on point, and ready to take on whatever your day has in store for you. If you are in pain but need mental clarity, this strain may help. Expect to feel the uplifting effects after only a few hits.
This strain is 100% born and bred sativa strain that is widely recognized and used across the globe. Feeling aware, alert, and on-the-ball are only some of the effects known when hitting Red Congolese. Paying attention to detail comes with ease. Some people state you will feel excited and slowly feel it physically throughout their body giving them a calming sense of peacefulness.
This 60:40 ratio, sativa dominant, celebrity strain has become quite well known. In Fact, there was a film named after the strain. Just like books turned into a film, not everything in movies is as good as it looks. Not to worry, your body will feel at ease thanks to the minor presence of indica. You might even feel a slight tingle, but not enough to feel hazy. Your brain, on the other hand, will be locked and ready to go enabling you to keep your eye on the prize
Just like any natural supplement you try, you must use cannabis correctly. If you sincerely want to enhance your mind and overall wellness, it is important to take a few things into consideration before you light up and buckle down. Just because access is easy and cannabis is easily attainable, find a strain that you like. Start with small hits. Ensure what you are working on is important and finally, find inspiration in what you do!
There are no miracle cures or overnight fixes for motivating a person who doesn’t find a particular activity motivating. However, it is possible for an eager person to indulge in a cannabis session to be more perceptive, concentrate on the assignment as well as, the ability to think constructively and creatively. If you want to buckle down and get to work, a simple toke or two may do the trick. There is a science behind everything-including cannabis.
Finally, marijuana is getting the much needed treatment it deserves as well. More importantly, we are getting the better treatment we deserve when it comes to our choices to consume cannabis. When we are feeling great, we are more productive, we find creative solutions, and we are genuinely happier. In a world where we often seem like being over-medicated is the new normal, it is nice to opt for a natural approach to boost your creativity.
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