Cannabis use has been on the rise in recent years since the new wave of legalization and decriminalization of the plant has been sweeping the USA.
Now more than ever, people are taking advantage of the wide range of potential health benefits that can be enjoyed from cannabis usage, as well as enjoying it recreationally, too.
But are there potentially other uses that we have been overlooking? Can cannabis help us in our pursuit of creativity? There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that would claim so.
Many world-famous artists have openly admitted to cannabis being a source of inspiration to their works of art. Bob Marley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan to Louis Armstrong and Jimi Hendrix, there have been plenty of global megastars who have used marijuana as their muse.
Cannabis alters the user’s state of mind by affecting the endocannabinoid system and the cannabinoid receptors within our brain. This allows users to break free from their ordinary school of thought and access more abstract ideas than they usually would.
Therefore, this increases the likelihood of increasing their creativity and thus developing new and imaginative ideas.
With that being said, let’s see how you can get in on the action and get your creative juices flowing.
Jack Herer is a word famous Sativa-dominant hybrid that is believed to be a part of the Northern Lights lineage. It’s best known for giving users a clear-headed buzz that is relaxing and calming yet still gives off a boost of energy.
Many people report that it makes them feel very high while still being able to focus on their tasks at hand – perfect conditions for giving yourself that creative spark.
Blue Dream is intended to be a straight 50/50 hybrid strain of cannabis. However, when you go to most dispensaries, it will most likely be listed as a Sativa strain. This is mainly down to it’s strong “head high.”
It is a widely used strain and is often recommended to people who are struggling with pain. It has a high THC content, yet it still gives users plenty of energy.
It is a thought-provoking and stress relieving cannabis strain that will provide excellent conditions for creative thinking, even though it is predominantly used for medical purposes.
Berry White is another hybrid strain that helps to relax and slow down the user’s mind. It is the offspring of world-famous Blueberry and White Widow strains.
This is another strain that is predominantly taken by users looking to take advantage of its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects as it allows them to keep a clear head throughout.
This is perfect for those people that need to totally unwind from any stresses and anxieties before they can sit down and think creatively. Even though it slows people down, it helps to cultivate an upbeat and positive mood for people that can lead to creative insights.
This is a Sativa dominant cannabis strain that energizes and uplifts the mood of users. Many people report feelings of euphoria and a vastly increased mood from the SlazerBeam strain.
It’s pretty potent, with around 20% THC levels on average. This will undoubtedly give you a healthy body high, giving you a boost to your energy levels and your mood.
The THC levels are on the edge of what would usually be recommended for creative thinking. If you are particularly sensitive to THC, then you may want to look elsewhere, if not, then this could be an excellent choice for zoning in on your projects.
This strain, made famous by the Jimi Hendrix song, offers a strong and intense head high and gives users mentally stimulating effects.
It’s well known for its creativity invoking effects, including a boost of energy and a sharp mental focus coupled with a euphoric high.
Users report that specific thoughts and feelings may appear to be more attractive to them than they usually would. The early onset gives a craving for new ideas from the engaging cerebral energy that the strain offers, but as time goes on, this will wear off, and the effects will feel more like a body high.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular and well-known strains of cannabis, OG Kush is an Indica dominant strain, which makes it the first of its kind on this list. However, it is still a strain that offers the best of both worlds.
You get a strong and intense body high while at the same time receiving feelings of intense euphoria and cerebral energy. For a lot of people, this may be too much and would leave some redundant on the sofa, but for those who can gain their focus, the creative boost is significant.
It brings a calm and tranquil state of mind with a clear-headed focus that can be excellent for sparking high levels of creativity.
Space Queen is a cross between Cinderella 99 and Romulan, making it a potent hybrid that is an almost perfect 50/50 split. It gives off a relaxing and euphoric experience that allows users to gain a clear focus while keeping relaxed and stress-free.
It’s known for giving off an intense body high too. Users report feeling a fierce buzz only moments after ingesting the strain, which may inhibit creativity immediately afterwards.
It has around 15% THC potency, which is excellent for offering increased focus, elevated mood, and a sharp increase in mental clarity – the perfect ingredients for a boost in creativity.
written by Gracie Evans