Weed and productivity. Many folks used to believe that the two were mutually exclusive. Thankfully, we’ve seen a revolution in the world of cannabis—not only in our understanding of how weed works but also in the development of myriad strains bred to give us specific effects.
Today, we will look at how weed can help bolster productivity, buck up motivation, and inspire you to make more, better!
Indica Vs Sativa Vs Hybrid
Before we get into specifics, let’s address some mostly (but not entirely) true things when it comes to sativa vs indica vs hybrid:
When it comes to focus, motivation, and energy, sativas are usually your go-to. Sativas often offer a bit of pep, energy, and optimism—all good things when you’re looking to get things done. That said, sativas can, for some people, increase anxiety and perceived stress. And those are things that can interfere with productivity.
Indicas, on the other hand, are often for when you’re looking to unwind, laze about, maybe laugh and munch while you watch a good (or bad) movie. None of those things leap to mind when we think about productivity.
However, if your stress levels interfere with your productivity, or relaxation and cheerful, uninhibited banter with others is part of your creative, collaborative process. Then that indica may be just the ticket for you.
In addition to sativas and indicas, there is a broad array of carefully crafted hybrids, which can give some of the best productivity-boosting qualities from both ends of the spectrum. Hybrid strains are sometimes created to combine favored effects like energy and focus. In other instances, they are painstakingly bred to reduce undesirable effects like nervousness or paranoia.
For most people, the old sativa vs. indica rule stands. But maybe not for you. So don’t despair if you hit that sativa and find it hasn’t given you the bump in productivity you were hoping for. There are other strains to be tried!
What Does Productivity Mean to You?
As mentioned before, productivity can mean different things to different people. Knowing what kind of head high you’re looking for will go a long way toward choosing your best weed for productivity. Below is an exploration of different needs and strains best suited to meet them.
For some tasks, lasering in on the work and maintaining that level of attention and engagement is of paramount importance. Cream D’Mint, a popular hybrid offspring of Cookies & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip, is an excellent choice when you need a building body high without sacrificing wakefulness and a sharp mental state.
If your brand of productivity involves artistic endeavors, you won’t want a strain that leaves you couch-locked and zooming toward dreamland.
Both the Tropic Truffles and Cookies & Cream cross Dole Whip (one of our best sativa strains for productivity) and Nerdz (a Grape Ape X Strawberry Cough hybrid) are famed for sparking creativity without sacrificing mental clarity.
We often think of work or creativity as being a solitary space, but that’s often not the case. Many jobs and creative endeavors involve a partner or three. And we have the weed just for cases like this!
OCD X M15—a spectacular cross of OCD X Miracle 15, this strain is built for exactly this purpose. This sativa and indica hybrid is perfect for social interactions and creativity, and it gives a particularly energetic, euphoric high.
The high is delivered without dinging focus, imagination, or momentum. Be aware, though—OCD X M15 has an electrifying potency that can be anxiety-inducing for folks not accustomed and those prone. Wading in slowly is a good idea for most of us.
Best Sativa Strains for Productivity
Again, we must remember that many of the strains known for increasing productivity are sativas and sativa-heavy hybrids. This can sometimes pose a problem for those prone to anxiety or stress. As you can imagine, being anxious and stressed out can definitely put a damper on productivity.
Luckily, not all sativas will trigger these less-desirable side effects. In fact, some sativas deliver energy and focus with an uptick in positivity! Experimentation and a good sit-down with one of our Wellness Experts are key to finding your best strains if you have a history of weed-inspired anxiety.
One sativa strain at The Flower Shop famed for energy and focus with less chance of anxiety or paranoia is the above-mentioned Dole Whip.
This smooth, fruity child of Tropic Truffles and Cookies & Cream is one of our best sativa strains for productivity. It’s praised for stimulating creativity with a euphoric but head high and a mild body buzz that doesn’t sedate.
If it proves that sativas aren’t your best weed for productivity because of anxiety issues, it’s okay—we’ve got you. While indicas have a reputation for sedating, that’s not always the case. In fact, some are known for their lighthearted buzz and peaceful wakefulness that opens the mind.
One great example of this is Tropaya (child of Tropicana Cookies and Papaya)! Tropaya is an indica-dominant hybrid that delivers relief from anxiety and a wonderfully uplifted euphoria. This strain leaves your body relaxed without leaving you dazed.
While this may be just what you need, keep in mind that Tropaya is potent. You’ll want to consult with one of our Wellness Experts and dip a toe in slowly before diving headlong.
As You Like It
Of all the wonderful things our newfangled cannabis laws have brought to our lives, the broad array of available products ranks right up there near the top. Before, when someone said “weed,” they meant “whatever you can find, smoked.” Those days are long gone!
Smoking weed may be your favorite mode of delivery, and there’s nothing with that. The Flower Shop has an impressive array of smokeable flower strains and convenient prerolls, carefully curated and grown, seed to weed, by us.
That means you don’t ever have to worry about the quality of weed or how it was grown. But what if smoking isn’t your thing? Well, you came to the right place!
If you enjoy the motions of smoking but don’t want the smoke, The Flower Shop has a robust variety of vape cartridges, specialty pods, vape kits, and disposables. Mfused’s Island Sweet Skunk is a good starting point, and one of our best sativa strains for productivity. It comes in a distillate tank with universal threading that makes it compatible with most vape batteries, and it’s high? Unparalleled.
We offer dozens of candies, chocolates, baked goods, drinks, and scrumptious snacks if you’re more into tasty delivery methods. A particularly boosting treat when it comes to productivity? Genius Drops! It’s a blend of plant medicines, caffeine, and cannabis that offers a perfect balance of THC and CBD for optimal brain power!
In addition to vapes and eats, The Flower Shop has epic loads of extract in myriad forms, including tincture and even topical. Aeriz’s Strawberry Jelly live resin sugar is a punchy, energetic product that’s great for collaborative projects, with a special way of making work more enjoyable.
What’s the Difference?
Here’s the thing about the varied ways of getting high—different delivery modes can bring on various effects. Some methods of ingestion, like edibles and tinctures, can produce a markedly longer or more intense ride than flower.
The high you might get from an edible like Isla’s 100 mg cannabis-infused almond bites isn’t the same as what you’ll get from smoking a lower THC flower like our sweet and cozy Caramel Apple Crisp.
Figuring out which delivery modes mentioned above is right for your needs is important. That’s why a meet-up with one of our Wellness Experts is definitely called for if you’re looking to explore different ways of consuming your cannabis.
Marijuana Strains that Foster Focus & Productivity
Contrary to the commonly held ideas about weed, getting high doesn’t have to mean losing momentum or falling into the sofa for hours of zoning out. The Flower Shop’s indicas, sativas, and hybrids–offered as flower, prerolls, tinctures, extracts, candies, baked goods, sodas, and vape juices–can sharpen your focus, increase your energy and determination, and get those creative juices flowing.
The trick to finding the best weed for productivity is knowing what effects you’re looking for, which you want to avoid, and where to go for guidance. The Flower Shop has your back with knowledgeable Wellness Experts and an astounding array of quality products. We’ll help bump up your motivation, energize your mind, and give you that nudge you need to get it done!