7 cannabis strains that help you with creativity

Looking for the best marijuana strains for creativity? This article will help you to find out all the necessary information to be well-versed in this topic.

Even if you are a beginner among cannabis users, you certainly know that there are lots of different strains with varied names. They differ not only by names but also by the effects that they give. Of course, you can guess the effect of the strain you’ve chosen from its name. For example, it’s easy to assume, that strains named Space Queen or LSD will give you more energy than calmness. You can find information about lots of strains and read the full descriptions on AskGrowers. But why do all these strains work in so many ways? Let’s see the reasons.

Indica or Sativa for creativity

Marijuana consumers know, that there are three basic strains: Indica, Sativa and hybrid. All of the strains are basically under one of these three categories. Generally speaking, we know that Indica and Sativa differ in CBD to THC ratios. Sativa strains usually contain more THC while Indica contains higher amounts of CBD. Therefore Sativas give users energetic, stimulating, uplifting, and creative effects, it’s also better suited for day use. Indica is known for calming, sedative and relaxing effects and is usually used at night times.

If you are interested in growing cannabis, it’s good for you to know about the different strain traits. Sativas are tall plants with narrow leaves, they like warm climates and have earthly smells. Indica plants are shorter, with broad leaves, like cool climates and smell sweet. You can learn more about growing in the blog.

The strain of cannabis influences the effect on the body, but terpenes also play an important role.

What are the terpenes?

Terpenes – are special essential oils, produced by the marijuana plants, there are hundreds of different types and a strain can have its own unique terpenes. These oils will influence the smell, taste, and effect of cannabis. According to research done by a doctoral candidate in genomics and biochemistry, Judith Booth and professor at the University of British Columbia Joerg Bohlmann, terpenes have a pharmacological connection with the other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. This is called the “entourage effect”. The combination of terpenes and cannabinoids will have a greater overall effect then they would individually. 

When you ask cannabis users “what are the best strains for creativity?” they are most likely going to say a Sativa-dominant strain.

You don’t need to learn everything about cannabis components to find the best strains for creativity and focus. Here’s the list of top 7 strains:

Kali Mist

This is a Sativa heavy strain, it contains 90% of Sativa and is widely used to boost the creativity of artists. Users report stimulation of thought, high energy, and clearness of mind. It’s great to consume this weed before writing, meditation and crafting. This strain is also used by people who struggle from eating disorders to help increase appetite. Kali Mist can help relieve anxiety, depression, and stress.

The strain took the first place award in the Hydro Cup of 1995 and the 2000 Seed Company Sativa Cup. 


Named after the tangerine, this strain has a refreshing sweet citrus flavor. The strain not only helps concentration and patience, but it also gives users a heightened state of euphoria and happiness. If you need to read or write something but you feel a lack of focus, tangie might just help boost your creativity and concentration levels. It’s good for studying, meditating, or working on a project. For medical purposes, it’s used to alleviate stress, pain, and insomnia.

The strain has won lots of prizes too, in particular, it won 10 prizes in 10 months in the various Cannabis Cups.


It is believed that LSD is one of the best weed strains for creativity because of its unique effects. It’s Indica-dominant strain but has a very high THC level up to 25%. It results in an unusual psychedelic and cerebral high, which is calming at the same time.
It’s perfect to break writer’s block and to open the gate for all your greatest ideas hiding deep inside your mind. You may have a hard time staying focused, but the LSD strain will give you calm, trippy haze which will help you to come up with extraordinarily fresh ideas. It can also help relieve pain, anxiety, and depression.

Amnesia Haze


Despite its name this strain will not make you forget things instead, it will make you very focused and attentive, perfect for those who have problems with concentration. This strain has 80:20 Sativa to Indica ratio; which means that users typically feel energetic and happy. Amnesia Haze increases not only mental focus but also physical activity, therefore it is a good strain to consume before a workout. It stimulates appetite, makes users chatty, communicative, and wired, so it’s better suited for a day time high.

Amnezia Haze has won the Cannabis Cup title twice.

Jack Herer

This strain was named after a cannabis activist and the author of the book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” which is considered to be an important piece of literature concerning cannabis legalization and decriminalization. This strain has a tasty pine flavor which provokes creativity, sharp thought, and attention at the same time while providing a feeling of relaxation. It is not advised for those who suffer from insomnia because it’s known to keep consumers awake. It works quickly, almost immediately after the first hit you will feel energized. Jack Herer will stimulate your creative tendencies while keeping you in full control, this is why it is perfect for brainstorming and visualization. This strain also helps alleviates pain, stress, anxiety, and some people use it to relieve migraines. 

Jack Herer has won 9 Cannabis Cup prizes.

Space Queen

A perfect hybrid that provides an almost 50:50 Indica and Sativa ratio. Its effects are immediate and start with a comfortable body buzz followed by a light high. It elevates mood and boosts creativity. Consumers comment that this strain is great for artistic expression, because of a clear and focused high. Space Queen can help overcome stress, depression, some pains, insomnia, arthritis, migraines, and nausea. The strain has a woody pineapple flavor.


This strain comes on strong and quick, it’s better suited for experienced users. It’s a potent hybrid of Indica and Sativa with an average 15-20% THC content. Chemdog is a little more difficult to grow but easier to grow inside. Because of traits inherited from being part Sativa, the plant grows tall. Consumers often feel sharper in mind paired with a creativity boost. The aroma of the plant has a strong “diesel” smell. They will flower in 9 to 10 weeks.

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