Cannabis Strains Motivation and Productivity
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7 Cannabis Strains Ideal For Boosting Motivation And Productivity

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Sativa strains of cannabis contain a high content of cannabinoids that can actually give you more energy and clear the fog from your eyes. Whether you just need a pick-me-up or you suffer with depression or insomnia, we've picked out seven cannabis strains that could give you the extra motivation you need.

Many of the vocal sceptics of cannabis tend to hold dear the argument that cannabis can make you lazy and unproductive. But cannabis is a very diverse plant containing no less than 111 cannabinoids. There are many regular weed smokers who claim to be able to function productively while using cannabis, from celebrities like Seth Rogen to everyday working people.

Of course, there are many strains of cannabis that leave you stuck to the sofa, and these are absolutely ideal for relaxing and unwinding after a hard day. But most of us tokers know there are some strains of cannabis - particularly sativas - that have quite the opposite effect. This is because each strain of cannabis contains varying and unique quantities of cannabinoids. That is why sativas provides a more uplifting and energetic feeling. Because they generally contain more cannabinoids that work to trigger dopamine production in the brain than indicas do.

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Production of dopamine allows us to feel a sense of pleasure and reward, which has the effect of motivating us. This is because both CB1 and CB2 (cannabinoid) receptors are linked with dopamine levels in the brain. Smoking a good sativa strain can help you get out of bed and get some work done!

As I said there are many strains out there, and each produce varying effects depending on the content of cannabinoid. That is why we have gone out of our way to pick out some sativa and hybrid strains that we think could help you get motivated and productive.


Durban Poison Dutch Passion

A powerful sativa with a unique taste, Durban Poison will leave the flavour of aniseed or liquorice in your mouth, with minty hints. This sweet and piney strain delivers intense boosts of energy with a stimulating clarity of thought and euphoric sensations. Durban poison is known to hit you like a shot of espresso and get you fired up and clear-headed in a matter of moments. Possibly due to its high levels of the energetic THCV cannabinoid.


Super Silver Haze Zamnesia Seeds

An awesome smelling plant with a complex mix of flavours, blending sweet and spicy. Super Silver Haze provides a very cerebral high that is intense and uplifting. With long bursts of euphoria complimented by the slightly relaxing and stress relieving sensations that come through from its indica traits. This sensational strain will lift you up and get you feeling at your productive best.


Chocolope (DNA Genetics) feminized

The perfect wake and bake strain. With sweet, earthy aromas that taste of coffee and chocolate. A very smooth, mood enhancing high that provides a boost of energy good enough for a morning run. Chocolope can ease away your stress and leave you feeling ready for action. A fantastic compliment to your morning coffee!


Lemon Haze Royal Queen Seeds

A highly refreshing and cerebral strain. This cross between Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze is ideal for staying alert and keeping your mind focused. She provides a thick and fresh skunky flavour that tantalises the taste buds with a potent sour lemon flavour and sweet tint of haze. With a long lasting high-spirited sensation that fizzles out into a calming sense of relaxation. This strain works as a great all rounder.


Sour Diesel Zamnesia Seeds

Sour Diesel is an extremely high ranking plant that doesn't disappoint. Highly regarded in the medical community as well as recreational, this strain is said to be great for stress relief, anxiety, migraines and pain.

This sativa that produces highly pungent aromas is a very fast acting strain that has a strong lift off. A clear and relaxing cerebral high that offers a powerful grip on your thoughts and ideas. Sour Diesel is ideal for seeking out new ideas and fresh inspiration, alertness and motivation.


CBD Mango Haze CBD Crew

This strain was bred to have an even content of CBD and THC. She offers extraordinary medicinal benefits while counteracting the sleepy effects of THC. This is not one for bedtime, although it has a very relaxing effect on the body. CBD Mango Haze will get you awake and ready to go. An intensely fruity plant with a distinctive aroma of mango. This is a fantastic tasting medicine that is full of beneficial CBD, absolutely ideal for that cerebral motivational buzz.


Jack Herer Greenhouse Seeds

Jack Herer has a spicy and woody taste that accompanies a long lasting high, providing incredible mental and physical motivation. This cross between Haze and Red Skunk is a potent and highly medicinal hybrid strain. An ideal and soothing remedy for pain and loss of appetite. Jack Herer offers a very pleasant and mellow high, ideal for productivity and motivation.

Steven Voser
Steven Voser
Steven Voser is an independent cannabis journalist with over 6 years of experience writing about all things weed; how to grow it, how best to enjoy it, and the booming industry and murky legal landscape surrounding it.
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