Ten Cannabis Strains to Fight Fatigue and Energize Your Day

Just as having a cup of coffee helps people focus and be more creative and productive at work, so can smoking some cannabis before heading to the office.

Cannabinoids indirectly increase dopamine by blocking the action of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which dampens the amount of dopamine released. When compounds like THC block GABA, the result is a dopamine increase. 

This rise in dopamine levels makes people feel more calm and focused with a boost in creativity. In fact, endocannabinoids are more strongly linked to the experience called a ‘runner’s high’ than endorphins.

Dopamine, while usually linked to feelings of pleasure, also can act as a motivator, increasing the desire to “get things done” and enhancing the ability to focus and set goals. 

Sativa-dominant strains are the preferred “daytime strains” because they generally create the most energizing effects.  The following strains are known for increased productivity. 

Amnesia Haze

A great strain for daytime use and clearheaded thinking. 

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (80:20 Sativa –Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Jamaican Sativa, Laotian Sativa, Indica-Dominant Afghani Hawaiian
  • THC Range: Up to 22 percent
  • CBD Range: Slightly less than 1 percent
  • Characteristics
    • Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Giggly, Happy, Psychoactive
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, DepressionFatigue, HyperactivityInattentiveness, Migraines
    • Aromas/Flavors: Citrus, Earthy, Lemon, Sweet, Tangy

Blue Dream

Uplifts while easing tension, anxiety and stress. 

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid  (60:40 Sativa – Indica Ratio) 
  • Origin: BlueberryHaze
  • THC Range: 17 – 24 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Creative, Euphoric, Happy 
    • Symptom Relief: AnxietyDepressionHyperactivityInattentivenessInflammationMigraines
    • Flavors/Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Fruity, Sweet, Vanilla


The strain was bred to have lower THC levels for less psychoactive effect.

  • Variety: 50:50 Indica – Sativa Hybrid
  • Origin: MK UltraG13 Haze
  • THC Range: 7 – 14 percent or lower
  • CBD Range: 17 – 23.4 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Calming, Euphoric, Focused, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: AnxietyDepressionHyperactivityInflammationMigraines
    • Flavors/Aromas: Earthy, Woody, Pine, Citrus, Tangy

Green Candy

Suppresses anxiety and increases focus.

  • Variety: 50-50 Indica – Sativa Hybrid
  • Origin: Candy KushGreen Crack
  • THC Range: 18 percent
  • Characteristics
    • Effects: Calming, Cerebral, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: DepressionFatigue, Pain
    • Aromas/Flavors: Citrus, Earthy, Minty, Pine, Sweet Candy

Jack Herer

This classic was named after the influential cannabis activist and is one of the most well-known strains. It is both activating and relaxing at the same time.

  • Variety: Hybrid: (55:45 Sativa – Indica Ratio) 
  • Origin: HazeSkunk #1Northern Lights #5
  • THC Range: 17 – 24 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Body Buzz, Cerebral, Creative, Energized, Euphoric, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: DepressionFatigueNauseaPainStress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Earthy, Herbal Lemon, Pine, Spicy, Sweet, Woody

Lemon Haze

A hard-hitting strain that will leave you feeling euphoric and happy.

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (70:30 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Silver HazeLemon Skunk
  • THC Range: 17 percent
  • Characteristics: .38 percent
    • Effects: Energetic, Euphoric, Happy, Relazed, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, NauseaPainStress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Citrus, Earthy, Haze, Lemon, Sweet, Tangy 

Purple Trainwreck

Known for it’s euphoric, energetic qualities.

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid
  • Origin: TrainwreckGranddaddy Purple
  • THC Range: 18 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Creative, Euphoric, Happy, Relaxed
    • Symptom Relief: Anxiety, Depression, HyperactivityInattentivenessMigrainesMood Swings
    • Flavors/Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Grape, Lemon, Pungent, Sweet

Raspberry Cough

  • Variety: Sativa Dominant Hybrid (70:30 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Cambodian LandraceIce
  • THC Range: 15 – 24 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Alert, Clear-Headed, Energized, Introspective
    • Symptom Relief: AsthmaDepression, FatiguePainStress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Berry, Earthy, Nutty, Pungent, Sweet

Sour Diesel

You can expect an envigorating, cerebral high that opens up doors to creativity.

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (90:10 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Superskunk91 Chemdog
  • THC Range: 12 – 24 percent
  • Characteristics:
    • Effects: Creative, Energized, Euphoric, Happy
    • Symptom Relief: AnxietyDepressionLack of AppetiteMigrainesNauseaPainStress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Candy, Dank, Diesel, Musky, Sweet

Space Jill

Creates a high-energy buzz that will make you productive.

  • Variety: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (70:30 Sativa – Indica Ratio)
  • Origin: Space Queen Backcross
  • THC Range: 20 – 22 percent
  • Characteristics: 
    • Effects: Energized, Euphoric, Happy, Productive, Uplifted
    • Symptom Relief: Depression, FatiguePainStress
    • Flavors/Aromas: Candy, Earthy, Mango, Sour, Sweet, Tropical

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