Musicians, painters, and artists of all kinds have long used cannabis to get their creative juices flowing. It has a way of opening up your mind and allows you to access new thoughts, ideas, and concepts. For many of us, weed adds an extra dash of color to an otherwise black and white world and lets us appreciate the little things in life.
But not all cannabis strains deliver that euphoric, upbeat, and creative high that you might be looking for. Although weed affects everyone differently, there are certain strains that artists swear by to create their next masterpiece. Generally speaking, you’ll want to look for a sativa-leaning strain but there are certain indica hybrids that will get the job done as well.
Read on to discover which cannabis strains our JARS experts think are best for a creative boost so you know what to stock up on.
Super Silver Haze
Known as the king of all sativas in the 1990’s, Super Silver Haze has taken home many awards from various Cannabis Cups throughout the years and its reign continues. Rich in the zesty terpene limonene, these forest green buds deliver a tempting citrus-forward flavor and aroma. You know when you cut open a lemon and get that burst of sweet and sour aroma that instantly energizes your senses? This weed is kind of like that.
Super Silver Haze is made by crossing Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze to create a well-balanced strain that boasts an energetic, long-lasting body high. The euphoric effects are great for busting stress, enhancing your appetite, or unleashing your imagination.
Fruity and full of life, these energizing buds will give you the buzz you need to feel inspired. If the name is any indication, Green Crack is known for buzzy body high with an upbeat, carefree mindset. This strain is beloved by creatives everywhere for its ability to give you laser-sharp focus that keeps you going throughout the day.
A delightful daytime treat, expect to discover a delicious mango flavor with a tart and tangy finish. Roll this strain up as an afternoon pick-me-up, before going to an art gallery, or anytime you have some deadlines to hit.
As one of the most popular Sativa strains, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Jack Herer before—and for good reason. Its mellow, level-headed high leaves the mind open to new possibilities and plenty of room to stretch your creative muscles.
Its sharp, piney aroma promotes an alert state of mind that awakes your senses. You will notice that you are suddenly very aware of your surroundings and every little detail. It puts you in an active state of meditation, perfect for creating with no judgment.
Named after one of Jimi Hendrix’s classic hits, it’s no surprise that this ganja unlocks every corner of your body and mind. This sativa-leaning strain delivers a burst of euphoria, blissful contentment, and endless energy so you can create to your heart’s content.
With herbal yet earthy flavors, these purple buds may inspire you to write a hit song, learn to play the guitar, or just give you good vibes.
Born from the cross of California Orange and Skunk-1, this sativa-dominant strain can spark inspiration anywhere, at any time. Brimming with the flavor of ripe orange (and just a hint of funk), get ready for an uplifting cerebral high with enhanced creativity and a focused boost of happiness. Whether you’re in a creative mood or want to release the stress of the day, this citrusy strain has your name written all over it.
No matter what kind of artist you are, we hope this list has inspired you to try something new or revisit an old favorite. While these creative cannabis strains are known to amp up your imagination, our stores stay stocked with everything you need to make your next work of art. Ask any of our budtenders to point you in the right direction, and you might be surprised what you discover hidden away in your brain.