Energy, creativity, concentration: these are the three elements we look for in a daytime herb. Even though the relaxing physical effects of cannabis are pleasurable, they are not ideal in situations where you need to stay active and focused.
It is time to get rid of the old prejudices about joint smokers. When used properly, cannabis can help inspire creativity, motivation and productivity. But finding the best strain for studying requires finding the right dose and — more importantly — the right variety. In this article, we are going to present the five best strains for focus.
In general, cannabis users find the Sativa strains more uplifting and energizing. So if you’re looking for a strain for the day, look for pure Sativa or Sativa-dominant hybrids. However, keep in mind that the terms “Sativa” and “Indica” tell more about a plant’s physical characteristics than its effects. What really influences the effect of a particular variety is its chemical profile; more specifically, its concentration of cannabinoids/terpenes. So keep this point in mind when choosing a variety to enjoy during the day.
At Weedseedsexpress, we are proud to produce varieties for all situations. So we’ve put together this brief list of our top 5 varieties for enhanced focus and productivity. Happy smoking!
The best strains to improve productivity
ACDC is a hybrid variety with a famously high CBD content. This variety is known for its CBD: THC ratio which ranges from 10: 1 to 20: 1. CBD levels reach between 16 and 24%, while his THC level will be difficult to exceed 6%. These cannabinoid levels make this plant completely non-psychoactive so this is a strain that is ideal for daytime use as it won’t get you stoned.
ACDC is the Cannatonic phenotype that develops the highest amount of CBD.
This flower is popular among people who prefer to make cannabis extracts rather than smoking it. Doctor and activist Dr Willima Courtney has based his “Alternative Cannabinoid Dietary Cannabis” on this variety. ACDC has medical benefits when heated or used raw.
The therapeutic uses of ACDC are vast. Its high level of CBD is particularly useful against epilepsy. People suffering from Parkinson’s disease, cancer or multiple sclerosis also appreciate this variety. ACDC’s antipsychotic and antidepressant effects make it a potential treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Effects are mild. Non-psychoactive, it rather causes a joyful and soft relaxation, without effect on cognitive functions. Slightly Sativa, it can be used during the day and can help boost productivity at work or home.
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Chemdawg took its time to give itself a name. Behind its mysterious origins, ambiguous genetics, and many hybrids, the Chemdawg has secured a regular place in cannabis contests.
The variety that produced Sour Diesel or OG Kush is known for its distinctive diesel aromas. Sharp and lively, this weed smells very strong. Legend has it that some of his heads were given to the breeder Chemdog at a concert by the Grateful Dead. The heads contained seeds, which later became the first Chemdawg.
Some seed banks like Greenhouse offer versions of “Chemdog” which is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Others suspect the Chemdawg to be a cross between a Nepalese variety and a Thai.
A word of warning for medical patients, Chemdawg can have THC levels of 15 to 20% and offer very cerebral but heavy effects. This powerful hybrid is great for people looking to relieve their severe pain and for those who wish to focus their energy on the task in hand.
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Durban Poison is a member of the aristocracy in the cannabis world – she is a ‘landrace’ strain which means her genetics have remained unchanged for millennia, unlike most other varieties that have been repeatedly crossed.
Durban Poison is a pure Sativa with its long and small leaves, its fresh green colour and its large branches. Once dried, the buds are a beautiful sight, a pretty brown/orange golden down covers the pretty green head with a solid and firm texture.
The resin layer gives it a powdery appearance that invites you to light it up and take full advantage of its effects. Durban Poison has a high THC level that will transport you to an energizing high and this typical Sativa buzz and its taste are surprisingly fresh and sweet.
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Sour Diesel is a classic. Its petrol-like aromas gave it its name, while its lineage includes Chemdawg, a Skunk No.1 and a Northern Lights. This variety is often used therapeutically: it acts quickly and energizes, ideal for patients who wish to treat their fatigue, lack of appetite or depression. Sour Diesel’s high is remarkably sharp and crisp – in fact, a word of warning, it is extremely more-ish!
Sour Diesel is a Sativa dominant strain – and Sativas are known for their energising properties that can help aid focus and concentration. Sour Diesel is quite a difficult strain to grow. If grown outside, it prefers mild temperatures of 20-29 Celsius, but watch out for signs of mould. If you choose to grow Sour Diesel indoors, you can maximise yield by using low-stress training.
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With its innocent name reminiscent of the cookies sold by small American scouts, this variety of cannabis has been a hit in American dispensaries for many years. Tickling the 28% THC, Girl Scout Cookies has kept the physical shape of the OG Kush, and the aromas of the Durban Poison with which it was crossed. The result of this hybrid is a powerful variety, which flowers in 67 days and is popular with those who demand a weed that allows relaxation that is not at the expense of a loss in concentration.
Girl Scout Cookies is a strain that we class as moderately difficult to grow but the effort is definitely worth it. It is ideal for indoor grows as the plants are relatively short and stocky. Use a moderate amount of fertiliser for acceptable yields of approximately two to three ounces per plant.
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