What are the best strains for creativity? Cannabis is frequently praised for its creativity enhancing characteristics. Throughout the years it has been a popular tool for artists, writers, musicians and people in other creative professions.
Usually Sativa strains are recommended. And that’s for a reason: they provide a rush of energy and stimulate the imagination. The altered states of consciousness they bring about lead to novel and original thoughts. Some strains are more likely to produce deep contemplative insights, whereas others will stimulate free expression and lively conversations with peers. Both qualities could be decisive in the creative process.
On the other hand, some people will prefer Indica strains or hybrids when working on a creative project. Especially when you already have an overactive mind, calming down a bit will get you in the right mood for the task at hand.
As with the best strains for concentration, moderation is the key with the best strains for creativity. In small doses they will get you energised, alert and focused. On a higher dose you may still get innovative ideas, but it will be very tempting to drift away in reveries, without actually getting the job done.
These are our best strains for creativity
Tangie is an accessible sativa-dominant strain with euphoric and energising effects. This strain will enhance your creativity and stimulate your imagination. It will also encourage free expression and sharing of new perspectives, which makes it very suitable for working together in a group project.
- Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake is an Indica-dominant hybrid. It is ideal for those who need a bit of calmness and relaxation in order to fulfil their creative tasks. Strawberry Cheesecake is slightly euphoric and will increase your motivation. Furthermore, it really does smell like strawberry cheesecake!
- Jack Herer
Old time favourite Jack Herer surely is a pleasant partner in any innovative or creative undertaking. This strain combines a mellow high with a clear and focused mind. Jack Herer is a nicely balanced hybrid with both energising and mood enhancing effects. It is a perfect strain for day-time use.
Trainwreck will hit you like a train and overwhelm you with a stream of new thoughts and insights. This sativa-dominant strain is euphoric, enhances the imagination and provides a mild body high. In moderate doses it will give a nice twitch to any jam session or painting class.
- Lemon OG
When you are looking for a creative breakthrough, but don’t want to be flying high all day long, Lemon OG may be the solution. This strain is known for its short but intense bursts of inspiration. It is most effective in small doses: in higher concentrations Lemon OG will get you too sleepy to act upon your inspiration.
Candyland is a popular strain in artistic circles. It is a sativa-dominant strain derived from a crossing of Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Cookies. Candyland enhances creative thinking and has euphoric and energising properties. This strain is mainly mentally active and has almost no body effects. It is suitable for both creative and social activities – or a combination of those.