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Thursday May 28, 2020

By Nicholas Demski

420 Culture

Since we’ve all been cooped up for a bit at home, many of us have turned to creative outlets to pass the time and ease our minds of stress and anxiety associated with current events. Whether it’s drawing, dancing, music or something else you enjoy, cannabis might be able to help you express your creativity more fluidly. Check out some strains below that have been known to encourage creativity.

6 Cannabis Strains for Building Your Creativity

Before we dive in, it’s important to remember that cannabis affects everyone differently. These strains are recommendations that have been anecdotally known to encourage creativity but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other strains out there that might work well! So, try these strains below and if they’re not what you’re looking for then continue to do some trial and error until you find the right strain for you!

Maui Wowie

Maui Wowie is a long-time favorite of cannabis connoisseurs has captured more than the imagination of growers since the 1960s, it has also treated creatives well throughout its distinguished history. Known for being uplifting and energetic, there’s nothing quite like this citrusy, piney sativa for boosting your spirits and letting your mind experience the limits of its creativity.

Mowie Wowie

This variety is known to grow tall and rather quickly. More importantly, it provides a solid yield that’s suitable for anyone looking to stock-up on creativity inducing cannabis flowers. Many creatives enjoy smoking or vaporizing Maui Wowie since it has a pleasant taste that seems to add to its uplifting spirit.

Betty Banner

Just looking at the beautiful bud structure of Betty Banner is enough to send creative-types into a whirlwind of fantasy. The intense mixture of lime-green and deep purple buds makes one wonder why this isn’t the most popular variety on the market. Betty Banner smells much like her parent (in botanical terms, not The Hulk story), Bruce Banner, with fruity and earthy overtones that are underscored with a bit of diesel and pine. From aroma to taste, Betty Banner frees the mind and lets creatives do what they do best: create.

For someone looking to let their creativity flow, Betty Banner relaxes the body while stirring the mind. Her gorgeous appearance, seductive scent, and powerful effects all combine to make a variety Shakespeare may have written a new sonnet about.

Critical Mass

A great strain to examine under a microscope, Critical Mass is an inspiring plant simply through its aesthetics. It’s wrapped in fuzzy orange hairs, spotted with gummy trichomes, and has a beautiful natural green hue to it. Just looking at it seems to eases one’s mind since it’s a reminder of the beauty of nature. It’s loaded with both THC and CBD, which gives it a delightful balance for those looking to create.

Critical Mass

When engaging with Critical Mass for a creativity boost, it’s recommended that you infuse it into your food. When smoked or vaporized, this variety can have a strong beginning that might overwhelm your mind. When eaten, it has a powerful, long lasting effect that soothes without negating mental energy.

Gum AKA Bubblegum

Another beautiful strain to view under magnification, Gum appears to be coated with powdered sugar. Many people love its appearance for this reason, even though it’s not packed with the furry hairs that consumers often enjoy. Gum has a more subtle approach than other varieties on this list.

Gum's scent reminds one of fruity candy, but isn’t overly pungent or revolting to those who avoid sugary foods.

Likewise, its effect is strong without leaving one dazed and confused. It’s an uplifting strain that lets those who want to write, draw, paint, or create music fully engage with their practice. Strong but subtle, Gum is relaxing without taxing creativity. After initial mind-rush immediately upon consumption, the effects level out and let users focus on their task at hand.

Super Lemon Haze

Unsurprisingly, Super Lemon Haze is best known for its super lemony taste. Some people report their own attempts at growing have produced plants that smell exactly like a lemon tree. A perhaps lesser-known quality of this cultivar is its ability to induce a creative state-of-mind. With a wonderful, soothing feeling that washes over the body, Super Lemon Haze also delivers a positive and energetic mindset.

Super Lemon Haze

Some rank Super Lemon Haze as having the most powerful, stimulating properties possible from cannabis. Creative folks tend to agree. With a long-lasting impact that allows creatives to enjoy their craft for hours, this variety is sure to please anyone who wants to expand their mind and dive into the most creative corners of their abilities.

Third Dimension

When creatives want to create, there’s no better place to be than to the third dimension. Of course, we already live in the third dimension, and Third Dimension is the perfect partner to help creative people let go of everything that’s negatively affecting in our shared space. With dark green buds sprinkled with sparkling trichomes, this strain relaxes with its appearance alone.

However, upon consumption many may find what they consider to be a scattered brain. For creatives, this scattering can generate new ways of looking at a problem they are facing in their artwork. Instead of keeping them focused solely on the problem, Third Dimension lets them see things from a different angle. For a creative person who wants to find a new perspective on a project they are building, Third Dimension is a great way to relax the body, let the mind wander, and improve their art on a fundamental level.

What strains do you consume to help you get in a creative mindset? Share your favorites in the comments below.

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Nicholas Demski Nicholas Demski

As a former global educator, Nicholas uses his B.S. in biology to leverage his understanding of cannabinoid science into meaningful content for readers. For several years, Nicholas has written for several blogs, including Green Flower, and provided copywriting services for CBD and cannabis companies worldwide. He's also a Staff Writer for Terpenes and Testing Magazine, CBD Health and Wellness Magazine, and Extraction Magazine.

While Nicholas is a medical cannabis patient in Michigan, he has traveled from Spain to Colombia to Cambodia to see what cannabis is like around the world. He uses his background in science, world experience, and unique writing style to help people learn more about cannabis and cannabinoids at and on Instagram @Cannabiologist. You can also connect with Nicholas on his LinkedIn profile.

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