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Cannabis is often associated with relaxation and a lack of motivation, but these stereotypes are outdated and inaccurate. It’s time to move on from the “lazy stoner” stereotype– there are lots of regular cannabis users who are productive students and professionals. In fact, many cannabis users attribute their focus and concentration to their regular cannabis use.
So what are the best products and weed strains for focus and productivity? There are many cannabis strains and products that may actually enhance productivity and focus. Whether you’re looking for a creative boost or need to power through a long workday or study sesh, these cannabis options may be worth considering. Read on to learn more!
Can Weed Increase Productivity?
While cannabis is often blamed for laziness and productivity loss, the science just doesn’t seem to back up this stereotype. Studies have shown that there is no correlation between cannabis use and decreased motivation.
Cannabis could even potentially increase motivation and focus. Many adults with ADHD find that using cannabis actually benefits their executive functioning skills.
So what is the best weed for productivity? There are certain strains and products that could potentially increase your focus and concentration– read on to learn more about how to find them!
Productivity-boosting strains typically have higher levels of the terpenes limonene, alpha-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene, which are known for their energizing and uplifting effects.
Is sativa or indica better for productivity? The best daytime strains for productivity tend to be sativa strains, so look for sativa-dominant flower and products made with sativa weed.
Best Daytime Strains for Productivity
What strain of weed makes you productive? As mentioned above, the most appropriate cannabis strain for studying or working is likely a sativa strain that is high in limonene, alpha-pinene, and/or beta-caryophyllene.
So, what is the best daytime sativa that’s also rich in terpenes? Here are a few recommendations from our budtenders:
One of the best strains for focus is Illicit Diesel Train. This sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between Ghost Train Haze and East Coast Sour Diesel. Limonene and pinene are prominent in its terpene profile as well as humulene and myrcene. Both earthy and fruity, Diesel Train is a mood-booster.
Another choice that’s recommended as one of the best strains for studying is the Illicit Clementine strain. This popular citrus sweetie is a Tangie/Lemon Skunk cross whose fresh & fruity aroma features heavy notes of limonene, pinene, and caryophyllene, among others.
Finally, Sinse Lemon Heads is another one of the best strains for productivity. Also known as Lemonhead OG, Lemon Heads is a sativa-dominant hybrid. Limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene dominate the terpene profile. Lemon Heads’ lung-opening aroma is an invigorating combo of lemon, eucalyptus, and mint.
These strains are known for their energizing and uplifting effects, making them great options for daytime use. However, cannabis can affect different users in different ways. Especially if you’re new to cannabis, it’s always important to start with a low dose and experiment to find the right strain and effects for your individual needs.
Best Edibles for Energy and Focus
Smoking cannabis flower is not for everyone. Luckily there are also a wide variety of tasty and potent edibles that can provide a boost in energy and productivity. The best edibles for focus are often specifically marketed as “sativa” or “sativa-dominant” for their energizing effects.
The best-selling edibles on the market are gummies. Popular for their wide range of flavors, cannabinoid combos, and long-lasting effects, cannabis gummies can potentially increase your focus and productivity throughout the day. Some of the best daytime gummy options come from these brands:
Grӧn: Grön gummies are well-loved for their tangy flavors and unique dosing. Grön offers both Pearls (typically-sized individual-serving gummies) and the Mega Pearl, which has a mega-dose of cannabis in a mega-sized gummy (perfect for sharing!). Blueberry Lemonade Sativa Pearls and the Blue Razzleberry Daytime Sativa Mega Pearl from Grön are both delicious and designed for daytime use. The Mega Razzleberry Pearl contains not only THC, but CBG as well to enhance mental clarity.
Missouri’s Own Edibles: Another focus-boosting CBG/THC gummy option are the yummy Peach 2:1 CBG/THC Sativa Gummies from Missouri’s Own Edibles. Their Sour Watermelon Sativa Gummies are also crafted to provide relief while potentially increasing concentration during the day.
Other popular energy-boosting edible options include sativa-infused drinks, baked goods, and chocolates. Because edibles take longer to take effect, start with a low dose and wait at least an hour before taking another dose to avoid overconsumption and potential negative side effects.
Other Recommended Weed Products for Daytime Use
If you prefer the ease, discretion, and fast-acting effects of a cannabis vape, the Illicit Charm Cereal Classy Cart and Illicit Banana Pie Classy Cart might be good focus-boosting options for you. Both of these sweet-tasting vapes are sativa-based and designed to potentially support productivity.
In addition to sativa strains, edibles, and vapes, there are lots of other cannabis product options that can help increase focus during the day. Check out the section on weed products for productivity on our From The Earth menu for even more choices!
About the Author:
David Craig is the VP of Marketing for Illicit and From The Earth. Craig has been on the ground floor of developing multiple lifestyle and retail brands in the cannabis, fitness, and entertainment industries from Las Vegas to New York City.