The name makes it sound like it would deliver an intense and hard-hitting experience, but AK-47 provides a mellow and reflective feeling that is perfectly conducive to creative endeavors. It has a 65:35 Sativa to Indica ratio and is made from a blend of Afghani, Colombian, Mexican, and Thai varieties.
This is a pure Sativa strain that originally comes from the South African city of Durban. It was brought to America in the 1970s and has been a favorite ever since. The strain provides an uplifting head high that is great for not only boosting your creativity but keeping you focused and productive as you work on your art.
Fast-acting and energizing this child of Chemdog is a favorite among artists looking for that extra boost of creativity without the glued to the couch feeling that some strains provide. With a 90:10 Sativa to Indica ratio, its low Indica content will keep you alert and ready for whatever your project throws at you.
Made by crossing Purple Thai and Haze, this strain features an 85% Sativa and 15% Indica ratio. As the name suggests, it creates a hazy kind of energetic head high accompanied by a slight physical calm as the relatively low amount of Indica kicks in. It has a tendency to make people more social, which could be good if your creative endeavors are a collaborative effort.
Named after author and marijuana activist Jack Herer, this strain is one of the most popular strains in the country. It is also a name that comes up frequently when a discussion of creativity inducing cannabis comes up. It is a Sativa-heavy hybrid and like all Sativa-heavy strains will leave you clear-headed and energized as you get busy creating.
This is a 50:50 hybrid of Sativa and Indica that has been around for a while. It is used to create Sour Diesel, which also made this list. Its higher Indica content relative to the first six strains mentioned gives it a more relaxing quality than the more Sativa dominant strains.
This strain has been around since a grower in Florida mixed a strain from California with one from Amsterdam. It has been an American classic ever since and is used in countless hybrids. It is the only Indica dominant strain on this list, but you needn’t worry about being too relaxed to get any work done. OG Kush is well-respected among creative individuals.
Cannabis has been given credit for the creativity behind many great artists, from a wide range of fields. Studies have backed up the claim that cannabis can help to increase creativity. Today, there are many strains of cannabis available and it stands to reason that some are better at bringing out the user’s creativity that others are.
This hybrid a cross between Space Queen, which also made the list, and Orange Skunk. It is named after its taste, which is reminiscent of jellybeans. It is Sativa dominant and provides an uplifted and euphoric high to aid in your creative endeavors, while the Indica content provides a mild relaxation.
Cannabis has been given credit for the creativity behind many great artists. Studies have backed up the claim that cannabis can help to increase creativity.
Tangie is a strain that offers many gifts: long-lasting euphoria, a sweet citrus flavor almost indiscernible from ripe tangerines, and a creative kick that expands thought. Its meditative, patient, and focusing high is perfect for settling deep into a long project, especially one that might otherwise feel long and tedious.
“If you want to delve into some new and interesting concepts – if what you’re after is refreshing uplifting bouts of fluid confident creativity and clarity of thought, Kali Mist is where it’s at.” –KennedyBash
“Jillybean is a nice hybrid that melts away inhibitions, creative blocks and allows for true relaxation. Like a vacation in a flower, this bud will have layers of high energy sativa that helped keep my house clean but also slowly bring on some of the best sleep I’ve had in years.” –jeahisaidit
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“Good for the creative types who love to have a toke with their brush strokes or good for the student looking to cram for the exam.” – Schmo
With a sharp pine aroma that promotes an alert, focused mindset, Jack Herer is famous for good reason. Its mellow, even-keel high leaves the mind flexible and with room to stretch creative muscles.
A beautiful plant that blooms with sparkling trichomes and colorful hues, Jillybean shares her vibrancy through bright, blissful euphoria. This hybrid helps you shed stress and bad moods, leaving you free to navigate your imagination without burden.
Sometimes the only thing separating you from reaching creative flow is a lack of energy. Kali Mist, a bright and euphoric strain, shakes your imagination awake and imbues it with colorful stimulation that inspires as well as motivates.
Bailey is a senior content manager at Leafly, specializing in strains and health. She’s spent 7+ years researching cannabis products, spreading patients’ stories, and exploring healthy ways of integrating cannabis into daily life.
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