Functional strains to help you get back to work
After reading the title of this article you might be a bit hesitant to believe it could be possible, since weed isn’t exactly well-known for its ability to put pep in your step. In fact, most stereotypes would have you believe that THC couldn’t possibly be conducive to a hard day's work. But if you’re someone who is used to its effects, and you use the appropriate strains anything is possible.
Of course, it’s not always easy to find the right products to do things like improve mood, drive, and boost energy and that’s why lists like this one are so helpful. It’s important to keep in mind that each consumer is unique, so the cannabis strains you find named here might not all work well in your situation. Instead what we’re offering is a handful of types that are often associated with sensations and effects that could make it easier to get back to work after a long weekend, holiday, or any other unforeseen time off.
This famous Sativa strain is a great option when you’re looking for something to perk up your mood and it’s even built a reputation for its energizing effects that may make thinking a bit easier which is why it’s so often recommended for those who work in creative fields, as it’s essential to brainstorm new, exciting and innovative ideas every day.
Green Crack is a perfect Sativa leaning cannabis strain to give you a little extra motivation on those days when you’re feeling tired and sluggish or in need of some inspiration while starting on a new project. With notes of citrus and fruit, it’s also an effective tool to keep things like anxiety and depression at bay, two things many workers feel after an extended break from the workplace.
This Sativa dominant cannabis strain is named after the legendary activist and author and it’s an ideal choice for anyone who needs to stay focused and alert throughout the day since it offers a gentle cerebral high without sedation. Its spicy earthy aroma is also known to melt away stress and tension resulting in an improved mood which just might be enough to help you get through the day.
Sour Diesel is another clear winner in terms of its popularity which makes it really easy to find as long as you’ve got a few well-stocked dispensaries nearby and its gassy aroma though far from discreet is loved by many who enjoy the deeper more intense flavors of cannabis. It also elevates the body, mind, and mood to put you in a less anxious headspace where being more productive should come a bit easier, as it numbs any aches and pains that could be slowing you down.
The Sativa dominant hybrid Blue Dream might sound like a nighttime high, and some do use it to unwind from the day resulting in an easier transition from wakefulness to sleep, but it also provides a wonderful boost of energy and facilitates a deeper level of focus so it’s a great balanced high that can be useful anytime.
Super Lemon Haze
In case you haven’t noticed the trend yet, Super Lemon Haze is yet another energizing Sativa-dominant cannabis strain with a citrus-lemony flavor and smell that is good when you need something to pick you up and keep you motivated during the day. With calming benefits that are often used to treat depression and fatigue, it’s a great tool that may make you feel better about getting back to work.
Many know the name from the famous story of Joker, but it’s not anywhere near as crazy. With just the right balance of energy and relaxation, a delightfully sweet earthy aroma, and since it's low in THC, Harlequin is a strain that’s excellent when you need to be a productive employee. Many patients also use it to treat pain, so if you’re healing from an injury, it could be the effective solution that you really need.
Unlike the popular rock band, ACDC is a soothing cannabis strain that improves focus and will work to keep you calm throughout the day. It is also a Sativa leaning cultivar boasting an earthy sweet combination that will tantalize all of your senses, as it eases any pain, anxiety, stress, or depression that may be creeping in.
Pineapple Express is well-known for its energetic and uplifting high that can give you a boost when you need it the most, and in small doses, it’ll even help you to stay in deep thought while also being alert which is an excellent combination when you need to be productive. It may even be more discreet than most on this list with light fruity sweet notes that fade quickly, and that’s great news if your employer isn’t cannabis friendly.
Last but not least is Cinex the often-overlooked Sativa leaning hybrid cannabis strain with a reputation for motivating effects that are great to experience during the day and its ability to improve focus. This one is also low in THC, but that’s part of what makes it so complementary when you’re trying to complete a project. However, for those who require discretion, this beauty should probably be eaten or vaped since its pungent skunky aroma with subtle hints of citrus is really hard to ignore.
Finding a cultivar to improve productivity can be a real game changer making the transition from lazy days to paid work time a little easier to get through. Still, it’s important to remember a couple of things.
1. Not all workplaces and jobs are friendly or compatible with cannabis so discretion may be more important than you think.
2. Starting low and going slow is the only way to succeed since taking too much of even the most energizing cannabis strains could have the opposite effect.