A common misconception is that marijuana is really only suited for unwinding after a long day, putting yourself to sleep, or simply relaxing. Some people think it’s counterproductive or even unwise to use it for energy during daytime activities since it may overly relax or sedate you. This may hold true for indica strains, but many people turn to sativa-dominant strains that help boost their motivation and energy levels. What are some of the best marijuana strains for energy?
1. Durban Poison
“Durban Poison is like the ‘espresso’ of cannabis. The raciest sativa I know of, it’s a stimulating and clearheaded high with no trace of numbing or ‘stoning.’ It wakes you up, cuts through the bleary fog and leaves you clearheaded and bright, gives you energy to go and seize the day.” – Online User MrTibet
Durban Poison traces its origins back to a sativa strain grown in South Africa. It was discovered and brought back to the United States in the 70s by Ed Rosenthal, a cannabis activist. With THC levels around a maximum of 24%, Durban Poison is a pure sativa strain that delivers a powerful hit, giving the user a happy, energized high that suits creative tasks and daytime errands well. It’s also effective in treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, and possibly nausea as well. These factors in addition to Durban Poison’s slightly piny, earthy sweet smell and taste make it a favorite of seasoned marijuana users. Due to the oversized trichomes that cover its round, chunky buds, it’s a great strain for making concentrates.
2. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is noted for its medicinal properties, energetic, cerebral buzz, and unique smell.
Sour Diesel takes its name from its pungent, fuel-like aroma. Sour Diesel, believed to have come from the Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk strains, came onto the scene in the early 90s and has since achieved a legendary status. The strain hits hard and fast, banishing fatigue quickly, giving the user a dreamy uplifting mental effect, and putting an energized pep in their step. Sour Diesel is well-appreciated for its medicinal qualities; in addition to being a fast-acting fatigue-killer, it’s highly recommended for those suffering from stress and/or depression.
3. Green Crack
- Type: 65% sativa and 35% indica
- Flavor: Sweet flavor with tropical and citrus notes
- THC: Normal levels up to 24%
- Name: Got its name from Snoop Dogg
Green Crack is a strong sativa that makes for an excellent fatigue killer and productivity-booster. Green Crack, as its name suggests, fights fatigue, awakens your senses, and helps sharpen your focus so you can concentrate on work or other important tasks that require your complete attention. Regardless of your work environment, Green Crack should be on the list for anyone trying to overcome their fatigue. Finally, Green Crack delivers a euphoric, happy, and energizing hit.
- Type: 50% sativa and 50% indica
- THC content: 22%
- Parent strains: Jack Herer and G-13
- Taste: Spicy, yet sweet with hints of lime and pine
A strain with a strong aroma and pungent undertones, XJ-13 is a perfect social lubricant, as it helps conversation flow more naturally and makes social activities and interactions more enjoyable. The effects of smoking XJ-13 are unparalleled, as it has both lifting and cerebral effects that quickly kick in, giving the body a nice buzz. It’s quite helpful for depression and anxiety-prone individuals. Finally, it also gives the user a nice creativity boost.