Looking for the best marijuana strains to fuel your creativity? This blog will help you find all the necessary information to be well-versed in the topic.
Even if you are a beginner cannabis user, you may be aware that there are lots of different strains, with varied names. They differ not only by names but by their effects.
Of course, oftentimes you can guess the effect of the strain you’ve chosen by its name. For example, it’s easy to assume that strains such as Space Queen or LSD will give you more energy than calmness. You can find information about lots of strains and read their full descriptions on AskGrowers. But, why do all these strains work in so many ways? Let’s check out the reasons.
Indica or Sativa for Creativity?
There are three categories of marijuana: Indicas, Sativas and Hybrids. All strains basically fall under one of these three categories. Sativa generally gives users energetic, stimulating, uplifting and creative effects, and it is better for daytime use. Indica is known for calming, sedative and relaxing effects, and is usually used at nighttime. Different sativa, indica, or hybrid strains may contain varying levels of THC, CBD, and other phytocannabinoids.
To quickly refresh your memory on cannabidiol (CBD), read one of our previous blogs about how CBD affects the human body.
If you are interested in growing cannabis, it may be useful for you to know about the specific plant traits. Sativas are usually tall plants with narrow leaves, they like warm climates and have earthy smells. Indica plants are generally shorter with broad leaves, they have sweet aromas, and prefer cooler climates.
However, not only cannabis type influences a strain’s effects, terpenes also play a major role.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are special aroma emitting phenols produced by marijuana plants. A strain can have its own unique terpenes, which influence its smell, taste and effect. According to research by doctoral candidate in genomics and biochemistry, Judith Booth, and professor at the University of British Columbia, Joerg Bohlmann, terpenes in pharmacological connection with the other cannabis components have a so-called “entourage effect”. This effect includes potential in anxiety, depression, addiction, epilepsy, cancer, and infection treatment.
Generally speaking, the best strains for creativity are more likely to be Sativa-dominant and certainly all have their specific, beneficial terpenes.
Here is our list of the top 7 strains to fuel your creativity:
This surely is a Sativa-heavy strain; it is 90% Sativa and is widely considered to boost creativity. Users report the stimulation of thought, an increase in energy and a noticeable clearing of the mind. It’s great to use this strain for writing, meditation, and for creativity. The strain is also consumed by people who struggle with eating disorders. Kali Mist has been shown to relieve anxiety, depression and stress. It has taken the first place award in the Hydro Cup of 1995, and the 2000 Seed Company Sativa Cup.
Named after tangerines, this strain has a refreshingly sweet, citrus flavor. It not only helps with concentration, but it also gives users a state of euphoria and happiness. If you need to read or write something and you feel a lack of focus, Tangie will boost your creativity and concentration levels. It’s good for studying, meditating or working on a project. For medical purposes, it has been shown to alleviate stress, pain and insomnia.
It is believed that LSD is one of the best strains for creativity because it has a unique effect. It has high THC levels – up to 25%, which result in an unusually psychedelic and cerebral buzz that is calm at the same time. It’s perfect to break writer’s block, and to open the gates to all your greatest thoughts that have been hiding deep inside your mind. This strain will give you a calm, trippy haze which will help you to come up with extraordinarily fresh ideas. It also has been shown to have potential in relieving pain, anxiety and depression.
Despite its name, this strain will not make you forget things, instead it will make you very focused and attentive – so it’s good for those who have problems with concentration. This strain has 80:20 (Sativa:Indica) proportion, and generally makes users feel energetic and happy. Amnesia Haze increases not only mental but also physical activity, therefore it is a good strain to consume before a workout. It stimulates appetite, and makes users communicative and wired, so it’s better for daytime usage. Amnesia Haze has even won two Cannabis Cup titles!
This strain is named after the famous cannabis activist and author of the book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”, which is considered to be an important resource in cannabis legalization and decriminalization. Jack Herer has a piney flavor, and provokes creativity, sharp thought and concentration, while also giving a feeling of relaxation. However, it is not advised for those who suffer from insomnia. Jack Herer is perfect for brainstorming and visualization, and is also known to alleviate pain, stress, anxiety, and migraines. Jack Herer has won 9 Cannabis Cup prizes.
Space Queen is another hybrid strain that contains close to 50:50 (Indica: Sativa). It makes users euphoric and relaxed. It elevates mood and boosts creativity. Users have said that this strain is great for artistic expression, and some of them have noticed a clearer mind and increased focus. Space Queen can potentially help to overcome stress, depression, pain, insomnia, arthritis, migraines and nausea. Its flavor is a combination of woody notes and pineapple.
This strain is strong and fast acting, so it’s better for experienced users. It is a potent hybrid of Indica and Sativa, with 15-20% THC. Consumers often feel the sharpening of senses, along with a creativity boost and dizzying haze. It has pain-relieving effects, and stimulates imagination and inventive thinking. Chemdawg has a strong gassy, diesel-y aroma.
To conclude, nowadays there is a wide variety of strains with different effects. To find your ideal strain, you need to understand your purpose and then choose accordingly. We hope that our list will help you to easily pick out and enjoy a great creativity booster!