We've all been there – struggling to find the focus and motivation to tackle our daily tasks. While some turn to remedies like yoga, meditation, or a quick jog around the block, others discover that marijuana can be the key to getting more things done.
If you're one of those who choose to harness the power of cannabis to stay focused, energized, and creative, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll explore the best daytime strains for productivity that will help you get in the flow and finally complete your mile-long to-do list.
Cannabis and Productivity
Cannabis and productivity might seem like an odd couple, but when you choose the right strains, they can actually work hand in hand!
Carl Sagan, the famous astrophysicist and cannabis enjoyer, once admitted to writing “eleven short essays on a wide range of social, political, philosophical, and human biological topics” while high. Filmmaker Seth Rogen has been smoking weed “all day every single day” since his twenties and has stayed “very productive in that time.” That doesn’t sound like a slacker to us.
A growing body of research points to the potential of cannabis to boost productivity. One study found that cannabis improved divergent thinking in individuals who weren't necessarily creative-minded. According to another study published in 2016, patients who used medical marijuana for three months dealt faster with tasks without a decrease in accuracy.
One of the things we know happens with cannabis is that it puts you in a tunnel-vision state. Sometimes, that means munching on snacks non-stop or scrolling through endless TikToks. However, when you can direct that focus toward a project, one little toke can get stuff done.
Weed also has a knack for reducing stress, which can be crucial for those who need to unwind and clear their heads to work. This means that cannabis, with the right strain and dosage, can create a more relaxed mental state for you to take on your task with a fresh perspective and renewed energy.
Choosing the Right Strain
And let’s not forget about terpenes, those magical compounds that give cannabis its unique aromas and flavors. Terpenes like pinene and limonene improve alertness and mental clarity, turning you into a productivity powerhouse! Caryophyllene is good too, as it lowers any pain and anxiety that might be slowing you down.
Myrcene provides some much-needed relaxation, and limonene can lift your mood and help fight stress, the latter of which often stops us from being productive. Eucalyptol can help with coughs and protect your lungs, making it easier to exercise. Lastly, ocimene is a special terpene that can help with high blood pressure and diabetes and might make it easier to stay active and live a healthy life, which is crucial for getting into your productive state and feeling good overall.
Best Weed Strains for Productivity
For sharper focus and better productivity, people most often choose Sativas and Sativa-dominant hybrids. These usually have uplifting effects that can help you stay on track and won’t make you feel sleepy or drowsy.
Read on to explore the top 10 best daytime cannabis strains for productivity to help you blaze through your to-do list! These girls are perfect for when you need a little pick-me-up to keep you focused, creative, and energized.
Moby Dick (Barney's Farm)
Moby Dick is a 75% Sativa hybrid created by crossing White Widow and G13 Haze. With THC content sitting at 27%, this beast offers uplifting and energizing effects that boost creativity and focus. The terpene profile features myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene, resulting in a nostalgic citrusy aroma with hints of pine incense and vanilla.
- Loads of creative energy
- 700 g/m² indoors
1500 - 2000 g/plant outdoors
- 27 %
Indoors, Moby Dick yields around 700 g/m², while outdoor-grown plants can bring a whopping 1500-2000 grams each. This plant has a flowering time of 9-10 weeks, and outdoor growers can expect to harvest by the end of October.
Strawberry Amnesia (Herbies Seeds)
Strawberry Amnesia is a delightful Sativa-dominant cross between Strawberry Cough and Amnesia. This strain provides a clear-headed and uplifting high that works just fine for daytime use and boosting productivity. With a terpene profile dominated by caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, this wild berry grants stress relief and improved focus.
- Electric brain buzz
- 600 - 700 g/m² indoors
700 - 1200 g/plant outdoors
- 22 %
Indoor growers tend to fill their jars with 600-700 g/m² come harvest time, while outdoor crops produce up to 1200 g/plant. Strawberry Amnesia takes around 65-75 days to finish flowering indoors. In outdoor setups, it’s ready for harvest in mid-October.
Bruce Banner Auto (Fast Buds)
Bruce Banner Auto is a high-yielding autoflower with a slight Sativa dominance. Its balanced genetics provide a potent, long-lasting high that promotes creativity and focus, making it ideal for getting into the right mindset to complete work or a project. The terpene profile includes the dank and fruity myrcene, as well as linalool with its pungent diesel notes and caryophyllene with earthy flashes of citrus and spice.
- Say Good Bye to the stress
- 450 - 600 g/m² indoors
50 - 200 g/plant outdoors
- 25 %
Bruce Banner Auto boasts fierce trichome production and a short flowering time of 10-11 weeks from seed to harvest. Indoor yields average around 450-600 g/m², while outdoor yields can reach up to 200 g/plant.
Sour Diesel (Blimburn Seeds)
Sour Diesel is an ever-popular strain created as a cross between Chemdawg, Northern Lights, and Skunk #1. This herb is famous for its fast-acting, energizing, and cerebral high, making it one of the best daytime strains for productivity. Sour Diesel's terpene profile combines pinene, limonene, linalool, and myrcene, all of which contribute to its invigorating and mood-boosting effects.
- Bracing high
- 25 %
- 550 - 600 g/m² indoors
700 g/plant outdoors
Indoor growers can expect yields of 550-600 g/m², with outdoor-grown plants bringing up to 700 grams each. Sour Diesel has a flowering time of 10-11 weeks, and outdoor growers can harvest in late October.
Amnesia Zkittlez Auto (Fast Buds)
A flavorful autoflowering hybrid that combines old-school and modern Cali genetics, Amnesia Zkittlez Auto gets your creative juices flowing while calming the mind and soul. This strain is a terpene masterpiece that kicks out fruity notes ranging from pineapple and lemon to mango and papaya.
- Mind-clearing essence
- 450 - 600 g/m² indoors
60 - 200 g/plant outdoors
- 24 %
Indoor yields range from 450-600 grams per square meter, while outdoor yields can reach up to 200 grams per plant. With a flowering time of 9-10 weeks from seed to harvest, growers can enjoy a fast turnaround.
Acapulco Gold (Barney's Farm)
Acapulco Gold is a legendary hybrid with 75% Sativa influence and murky origins. This herb has uplifting, energetic effects that are perfect for daytime use, promoting focus, creativity, and a positive mood. The dominant terpenes in Acapulco Gold are myrcene, caryophyllene, and limonene, offering a sweet, earthy aroma with hints of citrus.
- Insidious high
- 21 %
- 500 g/m² indoors
1500 g/plant outdoors
Indoor growers can expect yields of around 500 g/m², while outdoor cultivation can produce up to 1500 grams per plant. Acapulco Gold has a flowering time of 60-70 days, and outdoor harvests can be expected sometime in mid-October.
Sour Diesel Auto (Herbies Seeds)
An autoflowering version of the Sativa classic, Sour Diesel Auto provides an uplifting, energetic high with a distinctive diesel aroma, making it one of the best daytime strains for productivity. Its pungent terpene profile is dominated by limonene and pinene, which help improve focus, relieve stress, and give an overall sense of well-being.
- 22 - 25 %
- Head rush for petrol heads
- 300 - 450 g/m² indoors
550 g/plant outdoors
With a fast flowering time of 82-87 days from seed, Sour Diesel Auto will have you waiting a bit longer than most autoflowers, but the harvest is well worth it. Indoor yields average around 300-450 g/m², while outdoor yields can reach up to 550 grams per plant.
Girl Scout Cookies (Blimburn Seeds)
Girl Scout Cookies by Blimburn Seeds is a Sativa-dominant hybrid born from a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. It's known for its potent, relaxing effects that help get you in the mood and relieve stress. This strain has a complex terpene profile that features pinene, caryophyllene, myrcene, and humulene.
- Phenomenal bakery flavor
- 18 - 25 %
- 500 g/m² indoors
600 g/plant outdoors
Indoors, Girl Scout Cookies brings around 500 g/m², while in outdoor gardens, you can expect to trim up to 600 g/plant. This strain has a flowering time of 65-70 days and is ready for harvest in mid-October when grown outdoors.
Fruit Punch Auto (Heavyweight Seeds)
Fruit Punch Auto is an autoflowering Sativa-leaning hybrid that combines Skunk, Haze, and Ruderalis genetics. Prepare for a pleasant, uplifting high that will make you talkative, social, and ready to take on whatever project or chore you have on your list. The terpene profile of Fruit Punch Auto is rich in caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, giving it a sweet, fruity flavor.
- Juicy punch of creativity
- 600 - 800 g/m² indoors
150 g/plant outdoors
- 21 %
With a flowering time of 70-80 days from seed, Fruit Punch Auto is a great option for growers who are short on time or patience. When given proper care, this autoflower will reward you with 600-800 g/m² indoors, while outdoor yields can reach up to 150 g/plant.
Hawaiian Snow (GHS)
Hawaiian Snow is an 80% Sativa hybrid with a unique blend of genetics, terpenes, and effects. It's a cross between Hawaiian Haze, Pure Haze, and Neville's Haze, resulting in a potent and energizing high that creeps up slowly and lasts a long time. The terpene profile of Hawaiian Snow is a refreshing mix of myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene, providing a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of citrus and pine.
- Get High and socialize
- 23 %
- 700 g/m² indoors
1200 g/plant outdoors
Indoors, this strain can bring up to 700 g/m², while outdoor-grown crops yield up to a generous 1200 g/plant. With a flowering time of around 84 days, this strain requires a bit of patience; outdoor growers can expect a bountiful harvest by the last week of October.
Wrapping Up Your Productivity Boost
As we wrap up our list of the top 10 best daytime strains for productivity, remember that finding the perfect weed is a personal journey. The key is to explore and experiment with strains to discover which ones best resonate with your personal work style and preferences. With the perfect strain in your arsenal, you'll be ready to conquer your to-do list, unleash your creative potential, and maintain focus like never before – so spark up, enjoy the journey, and let these incredible strains elevate your daily grind to new heights!
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