Most people associate marijuana to laziness as they wrongfully conclude that smoking weed will make you weak, sleepy or hallucinating to do anything productive. Yes, some varieties would have these effects but veteran users beg to differ. They know that there are marijuana strains particularly from the cannabis sativa family that does otherwise. These most energetic sativa strains will get you going and lift your mood for a very productive day.
The CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain affect our dopamine levels. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in our brain that regulates the feelings of pleasure. It also functions as a hormone and is part of the body’s reward system. Whenever we feel satisfied with something, our dopamine levels. While dopamine is known as a pleasure hormone, dopamine is more of a motivator which makes our bodies expect a pleasurable outcome that pushes us towards the achievement of an outcome by doing specific tasks. Dopamine is important also in many bodily functions.
Sativa is directly involved in the release of dopamine in our bodies that make us feel relaxed and focus which ultimately make us more active and productive without feeling much stress. Here are our top 13 most energetic sativa strains.
Durban Poison is 100 percent sativa with 26 percent THC with very low CBD. It is one of those ancient cannabis strains which came from a time when hybridization of cannabis was done by breeders. Durban poison has been cultivated in Africa since the 14th century and has spread ever since to South Africa and other lands because of the Dutch colonization.
Durban poison smells and tastes like licorice which will give you a focused and energetic feel for the entire duration of its effect. It is a cure for nausea, depression, and loss of appetite which are all conditions associated with psychological disorders.
Harlequin is a 75 percent sativa and 25 percent indica hybrid that has a surprisingly very low THC with high CBD. This is in contrast to what cannabis sativa is known for having more THC than CBD. Despite its meager THC content, harlequin manages to give a focused and energetic effect on the user through its earthy and fruity scent and taste. Harlequin is also good for nausea, loss of appetite and anxiety. Its high CBD content makes it a good cure for fibromyalgia and neuralgic pain.
Another surprising characteristic of harlequin is that they are grown from clones and not from seeds.
Green crack got its name from cannabis connoisseur Snoop Dogg after having been previously named as ‘Cush’. It is a 65 percent sativa and 35 percent indica hybrid with 24 percent THC content with very low CBD. Its spicy smell and taste will give a euphoric high that will render you more creative and energetic. Green crack is known as a cure for nausea, anxiety, and loss of appetite.
Sour diesel, also known as sour d is a popular cannabis strain with an 80 percent sativa and 20 percent indica genetics. It is endowed with 25 percent THC and very low CBD. Its taste and aroma that is characteristically sour and with the hint of diesel, hence the name, will give you a headrush of a high that will leave you euphoric and energetic. Sour Diesel is a cure for pain, depression, and loss of appetite.
Super Lemon Haze
Super lemon haze is 80 percent sativa and 20 percent indica hybrid with 25 percent THC and very low CBD this strain won the High Times’ Cannabis Cup for 2008 and 2009 and has become very popular. Its lemony aroma and taste will give you an energetic and focused high. This strain is good for nausea, anxiety, and loss of appetite.
Mango haze is a 50 percent sativa and 50 percent indica hybrid with 19 percent THC and very low CBD. Its sweet citrus taste and odor will give you a clear and energetic that is slow and creeping high due to its mild THC content which means that this is less likely to make you stoned. Mango haze is best for stress and depression, two conditions that lead to appetite loss.
Jack Here is a 55 percent sativa hybrid that has 24 percent THC and very low CBD. Its orange-lemon scent will give you a euphoric effect that will boost your creativity. This strain also has quick effects and is also useful against stress, anxiety, nausea, loss of appetite and depression.
Jack Herer, surprisingly do not emit much odor even when burnt. When burnt, jack herer will just give off a herbal scent that will not alert anyone to the point of suspicion. This is the reason why it is among the least smelly cannabis there is. Jack Herer was named in honor of the late cannabis activist Jack Herer.
Lemonade is also a 50 percent sativa and 50 percent indica hybrid that has a very high THC content of 28 percent and very low CBD. Its citrus taste and smell could make you motivated and gets you relaxed as the high washes off long enough after finishing a few hour-long tasks. Lemonade is good for stress and depression but is also good for different kinds of ache such as headaches or cramping.
Red Congolese is a 100 percent sativa strain that has 22 percent THC and very low CBD. Its purity as a sativa strain is a testament to its ancientness when it was discovered in the Congo in Central Africa. Its musky and woody taste and aroma will give you a clearheaded high that will keep you focused and energetic. Congolese is also good for depression and anxiety.
You may have heard of the action comedy film, Pineapple express and that was named after this strain of cannabis sativa. Pineapple express is 60 percent sativa and 40 percent indica with a very high 27 percent THC and very low CBD. Long before a film was dedicated to it, this strain was already popular, especially in the Netherlands.
With its pineapple and fruity flavor and aroma, pineapple express will give you an energetic and euphoric high that is good for depression, chronic stress or anxiety.
Tangie is a 70 percent sativa and 30 percent indica hybrid with 22 percent THC and very low CBD and is a winner in many different Cannabis Cups. Distinguished in its sweet tangerine taste and smell, this strain will give you focused high which will keep you creative. This strain is testes to be good for its sedative effect against pain, stress, insomnia, and depression.
Super Silver Haze
Super silver haze is an 80 percent sativa and 20 percent indica hybrid and has 23 percent THC and very low CBD. This strain is also known as the King of all Sativas in the 1990s and has won many different Cannabis Cups. Its earthy smell and taste are popular due to its long-lasting high that keeps you energetic and creative that washes off to a relaxed state. Super silver haze is food for fatigue, mood disorders, nausea, and migraines.
Strawberry diesel is a 50 percent sativa and 50 percent indica hybrid with 27 percent THC and very low CBD. The sweet diesel taste and aroma of this strain will leave you focused and uplifted and caution should be done by beginners as this is a highly potent cannabis sativa. Strawberry diesel is also good for nausea, anxiety, and insomnia.
As you may have observed, all these have very low in CBD and high in THC but that does not mean that these will immediately get you stoned after moments of getting high. But being low in CBD also does not mean that these sativa strains do not have any medicinal value as we have pointed out that THC still affects our body to remedy different ailments such as psychological disorders, pain, and fatigue. Try our list of most energetic sativa strains in your daily chores and see its effects and may you’d find for yourself a lifetime favorite.
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