10 Fast acting and high energy cannabis strains

Published Jun 28, 2019 10:18 a.m. ET
(Including one energy drink recipe) iStock / 3sbworld

The effects of marijuana can vary significantly from one strain to the next, so it is always a good idea to select a type that will provide a positive benefit to your planned activities. Some can be heavy, intense, and sedative, while other cannabis strains can give you a burst of energy, or in the very least, help to keep you going. It’s just a matter of figuring out which marijuana strains will do that for you.

So how can you tell? Well, there is a lot of debate surrounding which types of cannabis are most likely to result in this energizing effect, and many people believe that sativa is the only plant products that can do this. Others think that all marijuana strains will lead to very little getting accomplished, but the truth is that the best way to choose a type that will result in a more uplifting feeling, is to go by what others have reported during their experiences, along with a little bit of self-experimentation.

While we can’t guarantee that any one of these marijuana strains will provide you with the results you are looking for, we can tell you that scientific evidence suggests that micro doses are the most effective way to get this done. Even the most energizing strains can end up sedating a person if it’s consumed in substantial amounts, especially as the effects of marijuana begin to wear off. To avoid this, start small, and slowly work up to a more significant amount of cannabis as you build a tolerance and comfortability with a particular strain. To help get you started, here are ten uplifting and energizing marijuana strains that are perfect for an active lifestyle, followed by a simple cannabis energy drink recipe they would all pair well with.

1. Maui Wowie
Type: Sativa
THC content: 15% - 27%
Effects: Happy, uplifting, euphoric, energizing, and creative,
Flavor and aroma profile: Sweet, tropical, and pineapple.

2. Girl Scout Cookies
Type: Indica
THC content: 25% - 28%
Effects: Happy, relaxing, euphoric, uplifting, and creative.
Flavor and aroma profile: Flowery, earthy, and sweet.

3. Lemon Skunk
Type: Hybrid
THC content: 22%
Effects: Euphoric, happy, relaxing, uplifting, and energizing.
Flavor and aroma profile: Citrus, lemon, and skunk.

4. Sour Diesel
Type: Sativa
THC content: 25%
Effects: Happy, energizing, uplifting, euphoric, and relaxing.
Flavor and aroma profile: Earthy, pungent, and diesel.

5. NYC Diesel
Type: Hybrid
THC content: 13.5% - 18%
Effects: Uplifting, happy, relaxing, euphoric, creative.
Flavor and aroma profile: Earthy, diesel, and citrus.

6. Tangerine Dream
Type: Hybrid
THC content: 25%
Effects: Happy, relaxing, uplifting, energizing, and euphoric.
Flavor and aroma profile: Sweet, citrus, and orange.

7. UK Cheese
Type: Hybrid
THC content: 18%
Effects: Relaxed, happy, uplifting, euphoric, and energizing.
Flavor and aroma profile: Skunk, cheese, and pungent.

8. Strawberry Cough
Type: Sativa
THC content: 23%
Effects: Happy, uplifting, euphoric, energizing, relaxing.
Flavor and aroma profile: Berry, sweet, and strawberry.

9. Great White Shark
Type: Sativa
THC content: 14% - 15%
Effects: Happy, uplifting, relaxing, creative, and euphoric.
Flavor and aroma profile: Nutty, citrus, and earthy.

10. Pineapple Express
Type: Hybrid
THC content: 27%
Effects: Happy, uplifting, euphoric, and relaxing.
Flavor and aroma profile: Tropical, pineapple, and sweet.

Cannabis energy drink recipe

If you use uplifting marijuana strains to make it, this cannabis energy drink can give you enough of a boost to make you reconsider your morning coffee habit.

Makes: 1 serving

Takes: 5 minutes to prepare

Ingredients

  • ½ of an orange (or one small clementine)
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger (fresh and grated)
  • 1 tablespoon of THC infused honey (or more)
  • water

Tools

  • 1 drinking glass
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 knife

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 tablespoon of honey into the bottom of a drinking glass.
  2. Now add the ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and cinnamon to the cup.
  3. Use a knife to cut a lemon into two halves, leaving one whole and slicing the second into wedges.
  4. Add the wedges to the glass and squeeze the whole lemon half to harvest the fresh juices. This can be done over a separate bowl to make seeds easy to see, or directly over the glass.
  5. Cut the orange into two halves, saving one and cutting the second into wedges.
  6. Place the orange wedges on top of the lemon ones in the drinking glass and fill the remaining empty portion with steaming hot water.
  7. Serve and or enjoy immediately.

Related Strains

STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Maui Wowie was bred in Hawaii and distributes wonderful creative and uplifted experiences.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC has a very sugary, sweet and natural flavor. GSC effects typically include strong full body relaxation, a loss of time, and positive, happy vibes.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Lemon Skunk is a cross between two different strains chosen for their zesty lemon characteristics.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Creative, Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Uplifted
Sour Diesel gives an invigorating head high that can be used to get much needed energy or as relief for sleep loss, anxiety, pain or even depression and other similar conditions. It's likely named after its strong-smelling gasoline aroma.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
NYC Diesel by Soma Sacred Seeds is a competition winner with potent levels of THC.
STRAIN
0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Tangerine Dream is bred by Barney’s Farm and is an award winning Cannabis Cup winner.
STRAIN
0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
UK Cheese is a popular hybrid strain that can deliver a strong and balanced feeling for the mind and body.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
This sativa strain is very potent and even makes experienced smokes cough. It gives a happy-go-lucky feeling, overall positive and less socially anxious effects on to its users.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Great White Shark aka Good Wild Sharkis a strain best grown inside to boost energy and uplift moods.
STRAIN
4.0
Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed, Uplifted
Pineapple Express, not to be confused with the movie of the same name, which actually named itself after this strain, smells like fresh fruit and tastes like, you guessed it, pineapple.

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