Given what we know about marijuana’s effect on the human brain, and the rich variety of weed available, it is ludicrous that much of the general public still has the ‘lazy stoner’ stereotype etched into their collective minds, when the reality is that weed is capable of boosting motivation, creativity, and productivity.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor, employees are becoming less productive in the workplace, while ‘highly engaged employees,’ on the other hand, are 38% more productive than average. When you consider that an estimated 52% of employees in the United States are ‘not engaged’ at work, and 18% are ‘disengaged,’ shouldn’t employers be more open-minded about marijuana consumption, especially considering that the annual cost of an unmotivated workforce is $300 billion?
In this article, we take a look at the best marijuana strains to motivate your mind, and if you’re an employer, we encourage you to take a look as well!
1 – Kali Mist (The Sativa Queen Marijuana Strain)
This Sativa dominant (90%) hybrid was bred by Serious Seeds way back in 1993, and has been the recipient of multiple awards. Notable achievements include the 1995 Hydro Cup and the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup for the sativa category.
Kali Mist is ideal for first-time users as most strains are in the 15% THC range with 1% CBD. Its origin is unknown although it is probably a cross between two sativa dominant hybrids. Most users recommend taking it in the morning because it does an excellent job of calming the mind and boosting levels of creativity. You can even use Kali Mist before yoga or meditation to enhance the overall experience.
It has a strong, potentially overpowering, odor and offers a sweet and spicy taste. If you are using Kali Mist for the first time, make sure you regulate your dose. It can have a psychedelic effect which is enhanced with every use so be careful not to overdo it and risk ruining your day.
2 – Cinex (The Superstar Marijuana Strain)
This sativa dominant hybrid is a cross between Vortex and Cinderella 99. While it is a popular choice in medical circles, Cinex is also a fantastic marijuana strain if you’re looking to feel good, boost your creativity, and enjoy a high that somehow allows your head to remain clear.
As daytime smoking goes, it is hard to beat Cinex because while its intense cerebral high is intoxicating, it leaves you in a clear frame of mind that helps to boost your energy and enable you to attack the day with real purpose. Also, the strain elevates your mood and can make you feel almost invincible, so it is the ideal sativa in many ways.
And lastly, not only does it keep you focused, but the Cinex high also lasts for hours so you could have an incredibly productive day if you use it in the morning. With a THC content of up to 25%, though, Cinex is potent so there may be some negative side effects such as cotton mouth and dehydration.
3 – Brainstorm Haze (The Clue is in the Name With This Marijuana Strain)
This is a sativa dominant (90%) strain that comes all the way from Amsterdam. It is one of the most complex hybrids around, as it is a cross of four strains: AK-47, Warlock, Sensi Star, and Thai Haze. It was developed by Delta 9 labs and requires a warm and dry environment to thrive.
Brainstorm Haze is almost tailor-made for employees in creative sectors because it will make you feel as if you’re on a different level; like you’re floating in the air. Even so, it is a terrific daytime option because it works quickly and provides you with a very pronounced feeling of enthusiasm. Even if you’re dreading work, a few hits of Brainstorm Haze will make you feel a hell of a lot better.
Not only does it give you a creativity boost, but it also makes you more sociable and talkative. So if you’re going out for drinks after work and feel the effects of Brainstorm Haze wearing off, take another hit. You will be surprised by the level of focus you have after taking this strain and shocked as you tick off your ‘to-do’ list in record time. Keep water close by though, because Brainstorm Haze is potentially dehydrating and it also causes itchy eyes from time to time.
4 – Lemon Haze (The Marijuana Strain that’s Like a Shot of Coffee)
This sativa dominant (70%) hybrid has a THC content of 17% and a slight amount of CBD. It is a cross of Silver Haze and Super Skunk, and it gets its name from its aroma which is akin to a freshly cut lemon. It also rewards users with a gorgeous, sweet aftertaste that teases the taste buds for a considerable period.
If you are someone who typically reacts well to a cup of coffee, the rush of energy provided to you by Lemon Haze will seem familiar. However, you’ll find that this strain not only keeps you going for longer, but it also lacks the jittery side effects of too much caffeine. Take a few hits of Lemon Haze, and be astounded by how relaxed you feel.
Also, the accompanying uplifting sensation is a real delight, which makes it a sociable smoke as well as a creative one. You will feel a lot more talkative, so Lemon Haze is a boon for creative individuals or for those who have to make a presentation. Ideas will flow off the tongue and you’ll continue to work hard, while those around you begin to flag.
5 – Mango Haze (The Uncommon Marijuana Strain)
There is a high THC version and a high CBD version of Mango Haze, and frankly, either strain is excellent for motivation and productivity. The CBD version has up to 12% of the non-psychoactive compound, while the THC version has up to 23% of the psychoactive compound.
The THC version is a cross of Haze, Skunk #1, and Northern Lights #5. We recommend that beginners lean towards CBD Mango Haze because the THC version is too powerful. THC Mango Haze offers a strong cerebral high from the outset, which ensures you are uplifted for several hours.
Also, the boost in energy stimulates creativity, enhances productivity, and makes you more sociable. Although THC Mango Haze will eventually relax your body, your mind will continue to operate at a high level so you can continue to work and create.
Final Thoughts on Marijuana & Motivation
The human mind is exceedingly complex, which is why it is laughable to suggest that marijuana simply ‘shuts it down’ – especially when research shows that nearly the exact opposite is the case. If you’re dreading work and need something to get you motivated and ready to take on the day, choose one of the five marijuana strains mentioned above, and enjoy the extra boost of energy, motivation, and creativity.