Wake And Bake: Best Cannabis Strains For A Morning Toke
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Wake And Bake: Best Cannabis Strains For A Morning Toke

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Everyone has a morning regimen. Here at Zamnesia, we like to start off our days with a healthy toke to get us in the right mood to take on the world. Want to know which strains lend themselves best for the morning hours? Read on!

If you find yourself hitting the snooze button every morning to no avail, it might be time to consider the best wake and bake strains to start off your day with vitality and a healthy serving of euphoria. The best cannabis strains for the morning are naturally contingent on personal opinion, but that doesn’t mean we don't have suggestions for the best strains to serve up an invigorating breakfast exhale.

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Generally, sativa strains are invoked as the premium choice for inspiring a productive and positive day ahead. In contrast to 50/50 hybrids and indica-dominant strains, sativas generally encourage cerebral, energetic highs which naturally lend themselves to increased physical stamina.

Having spent more than a few years smoking whatever was available on the bedside table, it became increasingly clear how big a difference the strain makes in inspiring a successful afternoon and evening.


Sour Diesel

The widely known and loved Sour Diesel is nothing short of a sativa celebrity. This powerful and beloved strain is a wake and bake dream selection, engendering long lasting elation and physical motivation.

Although cannabis is sometimes assumed to be purely sedative, Sour Diesel is quick to combat these claims with spirited effects that will get you on the right track to focus on a project at work or get yourself out to run some much-needed errands.

Sour Diesel is a good standby for frequent wake and bakers seeking consistency. Especially for daily consumers, Sour D is a tried and true source of inspiration for the active stoner. What’s more, Sour D’s classically pungent Diesel aroma is enough to invigorate the senses with just one whiff. Unlike other varieties, Sour Diesel never quite induces couch-lock, unless smoked in extremely high quantities, making it ideal for morning and daytime toking.


Durban Poison

Despite it’s name, Durban Poison is an uplifting strain with surprisingly mild levels of THC between 8-9%. Its relatively low cannabinoid content makes it an ideal variety to start the day, without becoming too inebriated to complete your daily tasks. Durban Poison from Dutch Passion is a 100% pure sativa strain from South Africa’s city of Durban. This one of a kind strain is recognised for its incredible uplift in mood and cheerful energy.

Durban Poison is a great strain for concentrate users as well, since it abounds with resin and contains earthy and sweetly piney flavour notes. With this strain, you will never have to worry about clearing your head of that all too common post-sleep fog. Another unique characteristic of this strain is its uncommon flavour profile, tasting of black liquorice.

Durban Poison (Dutch Passion) feminized

Parents: Durban x Unknown Indica
Genetics: Sativa-dominant
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 14%
CBD: Unknown
Flowering Type: Photoperiod


Moby Dick

If you have a big day ahead of you and require an extra jolt to inspire success, consider adding Moby Dick to your wake and bake regimen. Boasting high levels of THC around 20%, Moby Dick offers a no holds barred sativa experience. This means high energy, increased creative potential and a reduction in stress.

Moby Dick is especially effective for self-motivation, as it annihilates feelings of cumulative stress and even depression. For those who find it hard to leave the bed in the morning, get your hands on some Moby Dick and you may be surprised how much more productive you can be.


Great White Shark

One of the few Indica-dominant varieties suited for wake and bakes is Great White Shark. Originating as a cross between White Widow and Super Skunk, Great White Shark features an intriguing cannabinoid profile of 14% THC and 1.7% CBD. The fairly high CBD content allows this strain to be effective in mediating chronic pain.

One of the great aspects about this strain is the fast onset of body high it produces, without catapulting you completely into couch-lock mode. While this may not be the most ideal strain for completing extremely detailed or highly physical work, it is perfect for a lazy Sunday.

Great White Shark (Greenhouse Seeds) feminized

Parents: Super Skunk x Brazilian x South Indian
Genetics: 80% Indica / 20% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 23%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod


Amnesia Haze Automatic

If the idea of growing a 90s cannabis classic (in as little as 10 weeks) sounds like your idea of a good time, then say hello to Amnesia Haze Automatic. Based on the iconic photoperiod Amnesia Haze, this auto variant delivers all of the original’s sought-after attributes while being significantly easier to cultivate.

From her spicy sweet aroma to her intoxicating sativa high and generous yields, this ruderalis-infused strain is a must-grow for Haze lovers. In fact, with such a balanced, chilled-out high, this strain is a must-grow for every wake-and-baker. Let’s also not forget her generous yields, rewarding indoor and outdoor growers with plenty of densely packed buds. She’ll leave you feeling stimulated and uplifted, before whisking you off to the far reaches of euphoria—ideal for an early morning pick-me-up! However, if it’s your first time indulging in this old-school legend, just be sure to take it slow. Despite being an auto, she packs a potent punch!


Jack Herer

You just can’t beat Jack Herer - whether it’s morning, noon or night, any time of day is the right time for this superstar sativa-dominant hybrid. Hailing from parent strains Skunk #1, Northern Lights and Haze, Jack Herer comes from an undeniably impressive family tree. With THC concentration levels pleasantly positioned at 20%, JH gives you all the benefits of a sativa with the high yields of an indica.

In terms of effects, Jack Herer checks all the boxes - uplifting, lively, cerebral glee with a motivational kick. What’s more, this strain helps to fight early morning fatigue, inspiring you to go out and take control of your day. Jack Herer is one of the earthier strains out there, smelling strongly of wood and pine as evidenced by its b-myrcene and a-pinene contents.

Jack Herer (Vision Seeds) feminized

Parents: Skunk 1 x Northern Lights 5 x Haze
Genetics: 20% Indica / 80% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 20%
CBD: Medium
Flowering Type: Photoperiod


Purple Haze Automatic

Ready to kick-start your day? Then, look no further than Purple Haze Automatic. If you want a trippy high and top-shelf sativa buds in just 8–9 weeks, this purple beauty hits the spot. Not only does she excel indoors, but her short stature (50–70cm) makes her ideal for small grow tents and compact grow rooms. However, give her the space to stretch outdoors, and she’ll grow to even greater heights (120cm) with yields to match.

The crown jewel of Purple Haze Auto has to be her taste. Expect that first hit to deliver a berry explosion with hints of grapes, earth, and lavender. And thanks to a moderate THC content (16%), she shouldn’t disrupt your plans. That said, you won’t want to waste the burst of creativity and mental clarity she provides, so ensure you’ve got plenty of creative outlets planned to make the most of her uplifting high.


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Get your day started with a buzz, thanks to our selection of the best wake and bake strains. Whether you’re looking to chill or have a busy day of creative tasks, the cultivars above are guaranteed to elevate the experience. 

And, don’t forget, smoking a freshly rolled joint is just one way to enjoy these A-grade strains. A cheeky breakfast edible or a quick vape fresh out of the shower can make a mundane morning one to remember.

Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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