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Best sativa strains for productivity and energy

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Traditional sativa strains are well known for their energising and euphoric highs. Most users tend to gravitate towards these cannabis strains for the uplifting effects, increased brain activity and elevated mood - perfect for social and creative use.

The sativa plant also boasts a taller physical appearance when compared to its shorter and bushier indica relative.

These days, cannabis breeders have a tendency to experiment and crossbreed between native indica and sativa strains. The resulting crossed strains, or hybrids, are again crossed with other strains to create even newer variations - thus came the age of hybrids.

Most cannabis users today still label a strain based on the traditional indica vs sativa classification. Truth be told, with so many generations of hybrids being cross-pollinated, its sometimes hard to judge a book by its cover - or a strain by its classification so to speak.

Amongst the sea of strains to choose from, some standouts still hold true to their sativa dominant lineage and carry the notorious uplifting cerebral effects proudly to this day.

If you are looking for sativa strains for a jolt of energy, creativity or just to keep you active throughout the day, look no further - we have the list of best cannabis strains for productivity right here.

Jack Herer

jack herer strain profile

CBD: < 1% THC: 20%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Jack Herer is a sativa dominant strain with heritage stemming from the infamous Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk strains. The strain was named after a renowned marijuana activist and publisher of the book “‘The Hemperor Wears No Clothes”.

The flowers of Jack Herer can contain anywhere from 15% to 24% THC content. Thanks to the high THC content, it’s known to induce a cerebral high leaving the user upbeat, but physically relaxed.

The strain has a high Terpinolene terpene concentration which gives it the signature citrus flavour profile with a scent of skunky pine.

Purple Haze

purple haze strain profile

CBD: < 1% THC: 21%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Purple Haze is a well-known strain for its energy-boosting head high that keeps users stimulated throughout the day. This strain is ideal when surrounded by like-minded people, spurring on long and meaningful conversations. Having a good balance between head and body high, Purple Haze can also be paired with creative or physical activities such as gaming or exercise.

The strain is known to give off an earthy and sweet aroma with a hint of spice and berry undertone.

Green Crack

green crack strain profile

CBD: < 1% THC: 18%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Consisting of 65% sativa and 35% indica genetics, Green Crack is a heavy-hitting strain with an equally fitting name. The strain’s original name Green Cush was said to be renamed for its powerful cerebral high, leaving users uplifted and energised.

The bud lets off a sweet and tropical profile, with a tinge of mango.

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough strain profile

CBD: < 1% THC: 20%
Type: Sativa-dominant

If you haven’t figured it out from the name of this strain, it’s one that doesn’t go easy on the ol’ lungs. Strawberry cough is known for its thick and fruity flavour that tickles the back of your throat, including a coughing fit with even the most veteran smokers. The fruity flavour profile is rich with strawberries and hints of earthy-piney undertone.

Most users report Strawberry cough tends to alleviate stress and bring on a more focused and wired mental state - perfect for pairing with social or creative tasks.

Sour Diesel

sour diesel strain profile

CBD: 2% THC: 22%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Sour diesel is notorious for its pungent aroma, similar to that of gasoline. When smoked, the bud gives off an earthy flavour with a dash of citrus aftertaste. The effects of this strain is often described as an instant soaring high which provides users an intense cerebral boost of creativity. Expect all signs of fatigue, stress and anxiety to be out the door, leaving you energised but calm and collected.

Amnesia Haze

amnesia haze strain profile

CBD: 1% THC: 19.5%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Another name worthy of its legendary status amongst Sativa strains. Amnesia Haze is 80% sativa and 20% indica, another strain perfect for a pick me up. The strain leaves users with an uplifting and energetic buzz, sometimes accompanied by a case of the giggles. Amnesia haze produces a smooth inhale, offering an earthy flavour with sweet and citrusy aftertaste.

Lineage wise, Amnesia Haze is known to have traced its roots back to some Jamaican sativa and south asian indica landrace strains.

Durban Poison

durban poison strain profile

CBD: 1% THC: 20%
Type: Sativa

Don’t let the name fool you, this strain is far from toxic - in fact, it's far from that. Durban Poison is another classic sativa strain which will sweep you off your feet and leave you feeling energised and inspired. Curious minds will bond well with this strain for the bursts of clarity and creativity.

Scent wise, it boasts a strong earthy and piney aroma that leaves a sweet taste on the exhale.

Maui Wowie

maui wowie strain profile

CBD: < 1% THC: 20%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Originating from Hawaii, Maui Wowie is a sativa dominant strain packed tropical flavour. Its pungent pineapple flavours will leave you buzzing and bursting with energy. Similar to some other strains mentioned in this list, Maui Wowie gets your creative juices flowing and keep you motivated with the task at hand.

Users often report Maui Wowie is effective with reducing pain, stress and anxiety - as if you were unwinding on a sandy Hawaiian beach.

Bruce Banner

bruce banner strain profile

CBD: 1% THC: 24%
Type: Sativa-dominant

Last but not least, this is one superhuman strain packing a powerful punch. With THC contents averaging between 24-29%, its no lightweight in terms of THC potency. Unlike Bruce Banner’s famous alter ego, the bud is sweet and earthy with floral undertones.

After a few puffs, the strain hits you with a powerful euphoric high - leaving users happy and giggly but relaxed at the same time, thanks to its 60 / 40 sativa to indica split.

Final thoughts

Whether you enjoy a cheeky joint here and there or prefer using a vaporizer with your cannabis, we hope you found a sativa strain that will keep you motivated and focused throughout the day. Now that you've got your daytime strain sorted, check out some high CBD strains to unwind with after a long day of productivity.

Jason Lu | BudHerd

Jason Lu | BudHerd

Jason is one of the lead editors and founder of BudHerd. He spends his days writing, designing, developing and researching all things cannabis. Jason is passionate about destigmatising and educating Australians on the therapeutic and recreational values of cannabis.
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