Best Cannabis Strains for Creativity: Find Your Inner Genius

Last updated: 18 June 2021

best strains for creativity

For centuries, famous artists have applauded cannabis for its beneficial properties, specifically in fueling their creativity and widening the imagination for their work and art. With widespread legalization, cannabis consumers are more and more prone to using marijuana at home or work to promote their creative senses while providing fine-tuned focus. If you’re looking to benefit from the same effects, read on for the 6 best strains for creativity.

Sativa or Indica for Creativity?

Before we move to the list of the best strains for creativity, let’s answer one of the first questions that may come to your mind: “Should I choose Indica or Sativa for creativity?”

Actually, you don’t have to limit yourself to one kind of cannabis seeds to grow some really creative bud. The thing is, the effect of cannabis depends on much more than whether it is Indica or Sativa. Usually, it is a combination of cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, etc.), terpenes, and flavonoids, and how their ratios affect each other in a single strain of cannabis.

For that reason, both Indicas and Sativas can be perfect for focus, energy, and creativity. All you need to do is experiment - after some trial and error you might find that the best weed for music is an Indica like Sugar Black Rose because it lets you relax and melt into the sound, or the best weed for writing is a Sativa like Lemon AK Auto thanks to all of the energy it sends straight to your brain.

Anyway, the following 6 weed strains are ALL perfect for creatives of all sorts - this has been proven by our personal experiences, customer reviews, and simple common knowledge shared by tokers worldwide.

Blue Sunset Sherbert: Summer-Flavored Creative Flow

Blue Sunset Sherbert (Barney's Farm) Blue Sunset Sherbert (Barney's Farm)
  • Photoperiod
  • Maximum euphory
  • 650 - 700 g/m² indoors
    1000 g/plant outdoors
  • 26 - 28 %
View strain

Blue Sunset Sherbert was bred for pure creative energy, as it’s a hybrid cross of the Sunset Sherbet strain and Purple Punch genetics. This combination leads to resin-coated nugs of some of the best weed for creativity effective in energizing and broadening the imagination. Blue Sunset Sherbert delivers an uplifting and euphoric high that drives creative motivation with the focus to match. Beyond its alluring effects, the strain will satisfy your sweet tooth with its crave-worthy fruity flavor. This well-balanced hybrid is also known for providing quick relief with a head-rush of effects upon your first hit.

Lemon AK Auto: Unlimited Focus

Lemon AK Auto (Fast Buds) Lemon AK Auto (Fast Buds)
  • Autoflowering
  • Power surge
  • 24 %
  • 500 - 650 g/m² indoors
    60 - 250 g/plant outdoors
View strain

The limonene terpene is well-known for its uplifting and mood-elevating effects, and Lemon AK Auto is chock-full of this citrusy terp. The Sativa-dominant hybrid is not only pungent in tart, lemony aromas but promotes creativity just as potently. Its unique combination of cannabinoids provides ultimate clarity while delivering an energizing focus. The heady high comes from its increased levels of THC ranging from 23-24%. You’ll be ready to take on any project or art piece after elevating with this sweet and satisfying strain.

Fruit Punch: Mellow Creative Thinking

Fruit Punch (Heavyweight Seeds) Fruit Punch (Heavyweight Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 22 %
  • A punch that brings you to high
  • 600 g/m² indoors
    1000 g/plant outdoors
View strain

Fruit Punch is a three-way hybrid of Skunk, Haze and Northern Lights that has 70% of Sativa genes and so is guaranteed to shake awake your creative self even if it has been dormant forever. 22% of THC will make this burst of happy energy last for several hours, and the hefty 1,2% of CBD will turn the possible Sativa-induced jitters into a mellow buzz, so that you can actually bring yourself to sit down and finish your next masterpiece. Finally, the fruity tropical flavors of these delicious buds will certainly help to make your creative juices flow.

Trippy Gorilla: Clarity to Get Out of Creative Rut

Trippy Gorilla (Big Head Seeds) Trippy Gorilla (Big Head Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 - 28 %
  • Euphoric waves through the body
  • 600 - 750 g/plant outdoors
View strain

Trippy Gorilla is an elusive Sativa-dominant strain that any creative can rely on. The hybrid is a classic cross of GG#4 Original Glue and Bighead #1, and delivers unique effects from the strain’s terpene combination. Pinene and limonene come together with elevated levels of THC for clarity and boosted focus. A well-balanced strain, Trippy Gorilla is equally uplifting and relaxing for the ideal mindset of work and creativity.

Hulkberry: a Powerful Creative Boost

HulkBerry (RQS) HulkBerry (RQS)
  • Photoperiod
  • 27 %
  • Sky-high THC content
  • 400 - 450 g/m² indoors
    650 - 700 g/plant outdoors
View strain

A particularly big and bulky version of the infamous Bruce Banner #3, Hulkberry is a green monster that will smash through any creative block that you may have. Its THC content of 27% is formidable, so if you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to pace yourself - otherwise, all creative activity will be only after you wake up from the long and blissful slumber. However, when used in moderation, you’ll find this earth- and diesel-scented weed incredibly stimulating: the perfect fuel for generating new ideas, words, sounds, and images.

Sugar Black Rose: Relax and Soak New Ideas in

Sugar Black Rose (Delicious Seeds) Sugar Black Rose (Delicious Seeds)
  • Photoperiod
  • 25 %
  • Dreamy Ocean
  • 400 - 450 g/m² indoors
    900 g/plant outdoors
View strain

This addition to the list of the best strains for creativity and focus is here thanks to the comment from our reader EZEd. He’s reminiscing of the quality 70’s weed and finds Sugar Black Rose to be the best strain for creativity, if not in general. We couldn’t agree more! Uplifting and euphoric, Sugar Black Rose relaxes your body while supercharging your mind for hours of imaginative brain activity. Besides, this strain is also packed with the best terpenes for creativity: lots of caryophyllene, pinene, and humulene for a truly complex, mind-stimulating effect.

Woohoo! You found a bonus seed promo code!


Elevate Creativity With Terpene-Rich Cannabis Strains

While some may turn to cannabis for its relaxing and couch-locking effects, many strains have quite the opposite effect. Varieties like the six we touched upon today can be highly effective at promoting positive energy and creativity. These strains and others deliver both the focus and clarity many creatives need to increase their imagination – don’t hesitate to get your seeds in our store and try them out for yourself.

What do you think is the best strain for creativity and focus? Share in the comments below - this could help other readers find their next favorite bud!

Herbies Head Shop expressly refuses to support the use, production, or supply of illegal substances. For more details read our Legal Disclaimer.

I want to throw Delicious Seeds Sugar Black Rose into this group. I had the pleasure of obtaining this strain on a recent trip to Alaska. I'm 68 years old and a veteran of quality strains dating back to 1970. SBR that I tried ranks with the best I've ever experienced. Very cerebral and creative for an Indica dominant strain.
Hello EZEd,Black Rose is a nice choise too, no doubts
Ohh.. tell me more about 70's )))
Add a comment

How to post a comment

Thank you for leaving a comment for us!

Your feedback will be posted shortly after our moderator checks it.

Please note that we don’t publish reviews that:

  • Are written in ALL CAPS
  • Use aggressive or offensive language
  • Promote other websites (include contact details or links)