Thousands of cannabis strains are available today, and many are ideal for increasing creativity. When choosing the right strain to enhance creativity, many consumers will look for strains that will boost concentration while staying productive and uplifted throughout the day.
With cannabis interacting directly with our endocannabinoid system, many strains can influence creativity. While indicas are renowned for their body stone, sativas produce an uplifting cerebral high, and many sativa-dominant hybrids will be excellent as creative strains! So, knowing these factors, here are 11 of our favorite cannabis strains to enhance creativity.
1. Jack Herer
Jack Herer was created by crossing Northern Lights #5 with Shiva Skunk and Haze. It was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s and was named after the famous cannabis activist Jack Herer. It is a renowned fan favorite and has dominated many Cannabis Cups.
It is an ideal strain for creativity because the effects make people feel uplifted, euphoric, and energized. The initial onsets brings forth an energizing headrush that spreads relaxation to the body as the effects progress. The iconic strain is an excellent hybrid and provides the user with a perfect balance of uplifting cerebral and physical effects.
The most dominant terpenes in Jack Herer are terpinolene, caryophyllene, pinene, myrcene, and limonene, so expect a sweet fruity aroma with hints of pepper and spice! Jack Herer has an average flowering period of up to 60 days and flourishes in a Mediterranean climate. It is a tall, slender plant with long branches and significant internodal gaps that would be a perfect addition to any garden.
Michka honors Michka Seeliger-Chatelain; a French author, explorer, and activist known for her passion for cannabis. It is a sativa-dominant phenotype of Eagle Bill and combines Thai, Jamaican, and Colombian genetics with a pure sativa.
This strains terpene profile features a complex palate of sweet accents. Expect notes of fresh lemons with spicy undertones of pepper. The sativa produces a long-lasting cerebral and energetic high, making it an excellent strain for writers, painters, and musicians.
Michka is a classic sativa, with a tall, slender structure and a long flowering period. Its open structure allows adequate airflow and reduces the chance of mould. For optimal growing, Michka prefers Mediterranean climates with long, sunny summers. Michka is an ideal low-maintenance strain that everyone can enjoy.
Tangie has been a Dutch favorite since the mid-1990s and can be found at almost any coffeeshop in Amsterdam. It is a cross of California Orange with Skunk #1.
Tangie’s deliciously sweet terpene profile intertwines freshly peeled oranges and tangerines with earthy notes, all thanks to the heavy presence of myrcene, pinene, terpinolene, and linalool. It is a tall and slender strain with large internodal spacing and dense, compact buds. This strain has a long flowering time of up to 70 days, and outside, harvest time will be from late September to early October.
Powerful, uplifting effects make Tangie a tremendous strain for creativity. Consumers can expect an initial sense of euphoria that dissipates into a soothing cerebral high that energizes the mind, keeps focus, and enhances creativity.
4. Silver Haze
Silver Haze was created by crossing Haze with Northern Lights. It is a classic sativa that has become the breeding block for many modern sativa-dominant hybrids. Many think it gets its name from the many trichomes that glisten under light during flowering.
It is one of the sweetest sativas around, with sweet notes of freshly-squeezed lemon and undertones of sandalwood. On the exhale, the flavors combine to leave a sweet citrus aftertaste on the tongue reminiscent of the terpene limonene.
The effects of this strain are incredibly potent and should not be underestimated. The user can feel an energetic head rush that elevates the mood within a few puffs, and is the perfect daytime strain for creative boosts.
AK-420 is a Sensi Seeds rendition of the iconic AK-47 strain introduced into the Sensi Seeds catalogue in 2022. It is a sativa-dominant strain that crosses Columbian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani genetics.
This strain has a medium flowering period of up to 65 days and thrives in a Mediterranean climate. Like a typical sativa, plants have a tall, slender body and have the potential to reach excessive heights outdoors. Bud formation takes place up and down the branches of this medium-sized plant. Removing some of the excess lower foliage to expose bud sites during flowering helps the development of large, dense, lime-green buds.
AK-420 has a complex and exquisite terpene profile. The nose will detect deep, earthy aromas with fresh pine and citrus undertones. Light notes of sandalwood and spice are also present, with undertones of caramel and coffee. The cerebral high starts with an initial sense of uplifting and increased happiness before calming the body and mind. It is an excellent strain for re-energizing your creative spirit!
6. Skunk Dream CBD
Skunk Dream CBD is a sativa-dominant cultivar with a 1:26 THC:CBD ratio. The goal was to create a CBD-dominant version of the renowned Skunk #1 and was created by crossing Sensi Skunk with Alpine Delight CBD.
Skunk Dream CBD’s terpene profile is highly reminiscent of its skunk heritage, with heavy notes of myrcene and limonene! The aroma and flavour are skunky, spicy and floral, with undertones of Diesel. This strain has a tall and slender posture with light and airy buds. Like many sativas, Skunk Dream CBD flourishes in a Mediterranean climate with a long summer and has a long flowering period of up to 75 days.
Although this is a CBD-dominant cultivar with virtually no psychotropic effects, users can feel a calming sense of mental and physical relaxation. Skunk Dream is an ideal strain for enhancing creativity, as it soothes the mind without producing an overwhelming high similar to THC-dominant strains.
7. Sour Diesel
Since Sour Diesel’s introduction into the cannabis community in the early 1990s, it has remained a world-renowned classic! There are many theories behind Sour Diesel’s lineage, though most believe it to be a cross of Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk. This strain is very prevalent on the East Coast of America.
Sour Diesel has an eccentric mix of funky, citrus, and diesel aromas that people recognize the moment they smell it. After the first toke, earthy and gassy flavours come forward from a terpene profile dominant in caryophyllene, myrcene, and limonene.
This cultivar prefers a mild, Mediterranean climate and has an extra-long flowering period of up to 85 days. Expect a slender structure with significant internodal gaps and compact flowers. This strain has always been a top choice amongst those fighting anxiety and depression—the high starts with a surge of cerebral stimulation that makes people feel creative and energized.
8. Sensi Amnesia XXL
Sensi Amnesia XXL is an autoflowering cultivar created in 2022 for the Sensi Seeds Research project. It became an instant fan favorite, and has been one of the hottest strains on the market! It is a backcross of the original Amnesia with a Ruderalis and was created to make a high-yielding feminized autoflowering strain.
This cultivar has a sweet flavour profile and offers sweet citrus notes with sour undertones upon consumption, reminiscent of the terpenes of terpinolene, caryophyllene, and ocimene. The long-lasting effects make consumers feel uplifted and cheerful after using this potent sativa, making it an ideal strain for clear-headed creativity.
Sensi Amnesia XXL is a resilient and robust strain, which can flourish even in continental climates. Internodal spacing is short with heavy foliage and large fan leaves. Indoor growers have the potential to yield up to 450 grams per square meter from this short and stocky cultivar. As Sensi Amnesia XXL is an automatic variety, it will flower depending on age rather than a change in light schedule. It is perfect for those looking for a high-yielding, low-maintenance strain!
9. Purple Haze
Purple Haze is a world-renowned sativa-dominant sativa strain named after the iconic Jimi Hendrix song. It was created by crossing Purple Thai with Haze. The result was an aesthetically pleasing cultivar with deep purple hues visible throughout the foliage and buds during flowering.
Its terpene profile kicks out a mix of sweet earthy notes with hints of grape and undertones of fresh berries. Growers can anticipate large yields of dense and compact buds regardless of indoor or outdoor cultivation. This strain grows short and stocky with long internodal spaces and lateral branching.
This cultivar produces an uplifting, energetic, and motivating high that goes right to the head. After a while, the high dissipates into the body and becomes a more relaxing experience. The boost of cerebral energy combined with physical relaxation makes Purple Haze an excellent choice for creativity.
10. NL#5 x Haze
NL #5 x Haze is an iconic heavy-yielding sativa from Sensi Seeds that has won countless Cannabis cups. It was created to improve the long flowering time and loose bud structure from its haze heritage. You guessed it, it is a cross of Northern Lights #5 and Haze.
NL #5 x Haze produces a peppery, spicy, and earthy aroma. The flavour is much the same, with added pine and lemon citrus accents. This strain has a tall, slender structure with long lateral branches and a long-flowering period that will thrive in a Mediterranean climate. It has sizeable internodal spacing and long thin buds with a dense structure.
This strain is known for its invigorating cerebral high. Most people say it makes them feel euphoric, giggly, and creative. These effects make NL #5 x Haze an excellent cannabis strain for social consumption and creative hobbies.
11. Blue Dream
Blue Dream was created in the early 2000s in Santa Cruz, USA, by breeding Haze with Blueberry. The strain has won countless Cannabis Cups and has remained one of the most cannabis’ iconic strains.
This cultivar has a tall and slender plant structure, with the potential to reach up to three meters in open soil. It is a high-yielding strain that can produce around 550 grams per plant, regardless of indoor or outdoor cultivation. However, it is recommended to cultivate Blue Dream outdoors in a warm, Mediterranean climate for an optimal yield.
Renowned for its sweet blueberry aroma with undertones of pinene and fresh herbs, this strain’s terpene profile is dominant in myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. The initial effects begin with a cerebral head rush that encourages motivation. Users feel a slight body relaxation as the high progresses with an uplifting cerebral high. The energizing head high and balanced body high make Blue Dream an excellent choice for enhancing creativity.
Time to get those creative juices flowing!
There are many strains that are great for enhancing creativity, and many artists have found inspiration under the influence of cannabis. However, as cannabis affects everyone differently, some strains can uplift and energize the user, while others can be more relaxing and down-to-earth.
To know which strains are suitable for increasing creativity, it is best to try a wide selection of cannabis strains to know precisely what gives you that creative spark!
Please let us know in the comments below if you have a favorite strain for creativity or if you think we have missed out on any. Head over to the Sensi Seeds store and get yourself some original genetics today!
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