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6 Energizing Cannabis Strains for a Morning Pick-Me-Up

Energizing Cannabis Strains
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6 Energizing Cannabis Strains for a Morning Pick-Me-Up

Use these uplifting and energizing hybrid and sativa-dominant strains to replace that morning cup of coffee.

If you are trying to reduce the amount of coffee you’re drinking every morning, save some money by slowing down on your twice-a-day cafe run or just cut down on caffeine in general, there are energizing cannabis strains that you can still enjoy in the morning or midday that won’t leave you feeling drained, sleepy or low on energy. As a bonus, some of them can even help melt away tension in your body like a tight neck and shoulders and improve your mood all while stimulating your mind.

For people who need a little help staying focused, getting motivated or boosting their creativity, a quick sesh can make a big difference but it’s all about the strain choice. Need some help? Check out these hybrid and sativa-dominant energizing cannabis strains that are known for their uplifting effects that still allow you to focus, be productive and stay mentally clear as you blast through a day full of activities or catch your breath while you get your second wind.

Super Lemon Haze from CRAFT cannabis

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Super Lemon Haze

This bright, citrusy strain tastes just as good as it smells thanks to its limonene content. This potent terpene can aid in increasing energy, improving your mood and helping you feel invigorated when you need a bit of a kick and. It also has some great medical benefits from boosting your immune system to reducing inflammation which can help on days that you’re not feeling your best or a little tense from sitting at your desk all day.

Green Crack Morning Strains Sativa

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Green Crack

Although the name might sound a little daunting for the uninitiated, those who are familiar with this powerful strain will swear by its ability to beat fatigue and a bad mood without fail. It has a euphoric, long-lasting buzz that may have your head in the clouds if you overdo it, so less is definitely more if it’s your first time trying it out or if you need to remain present and focused without mentally floating away.

Golden Goat Outdoor Morning Strains  Energizing Cannabis Strains

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Golden Goat

Chill out without getting too sleepy with a balanced hybrid strain that will leave you feeling pleasantly calm and energized. This may be better suited for the tea drinker who gets their buzz from caffeinated brews and is looking for something just as smooth and subtle without a big jolt of misdirected energy. It’s also great for stress, anxiety and tension from burnout and back-to-back busy days.

Sour Diesel Strain Review by Cannabis Now Magazine Energizing Cannabis Strains

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Sour Diesel

Lovers and loyalists of Sour D will attest that there is no shortage of energy or creativity after a few hits of this uplifting, motivating sativa. You can plan to feel happy and energized with a nice cerebral buzz. It’s a good pick for people that consistently wake up on the wrong side of the bed and need some assistance improving their mood and combating stress and depression that might be associated with feeling overwhelmed about your day.

A Close-Up Image of the Strain AK-47

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Though you can expect a mellow but invigorating high that will help you focus and maintain mental clarity as you start your day, this potent hybrid can hit really hard if you don’t take it easy. This strain might be a good choice for people who want a noticeable buzz from just a hit or two that will linger for much longer than expected. If you have the tolerance, though, you can settle in for a nice sesh and still be ready to face the day.

Candyland Strain in plastic bag sativa Energizing Cannabis Strains

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Feeling frustrated or irritated? This fast-acting strain is good for mornings or coffee breaks where you don’t have a lot of time to medicate but need something to bust through an unpleasant attitude and keep it moving. It’s good for meetings and other activities that call for being upbeat, social and alert.

TELL US, do you have a favorite energizing cannabis strain?



  1. Isaac

    September 19, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Big mimosa fan here. Great when you need something for them unmotivational Monday’s

  2. Sandy

    April 30, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Sativa- Bonsai Tree

  3. John

    April 10, 2020 at 4:38 am

    My favorite strain is Mimosa. So uplifting and I am able to start the day. As a professional grower this is a strain that we keep under lights so we never run out!

    • Isaac

      September 19, 2020 at 10:15 am

      Funny I posted a comment about the mimosa before I had a chance to read the other comments. You got great taste bud. Ha ha get it? Bud.

  4. Brian

    April 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    It’s good to see that sativa is finally being appreciated. In the early 1970s when we were growing pure Skunk (the seeds were given to us in Humboldt by Afghanistan hash smugglers) we used to call it Cadillac pot for LA. We grew sweet sativa for ourselves.

    Do you know that the same pot has a different high depending where its grown? Low altitude is heavy; heavy plant, heavy taste and couch potato high, but if the same pot is grown at high altitudes it is sweet, delicate, stimulating, creative but much smaller plants. The same is with other plants too, not just pot.

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