10 Best Cannabis Strains for Daytime Use: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Editorial / November 11, 2021

Cannabis consumption has long been associated with relaxation and euphoria, and for a good reason. Many cannabis strains, especially indica or indica leaning cultivars, can help ease muscle tension and promote deep sleep. But cannabis can do far more than just help you kick back and relax. Some strains can actually boost creativity and help you work more productively (believe it or not).

 

So if you’re looking for good cannabis strains that won’t put you out of commission for the rest of the day, you’ll probably like one of the options below — our post reviews some of the best sativa strains for daytime use and explains how they can help make you more productive.

 

In this post, we’ll cover:

 

 

1. Best for Uplifting Effects – Jack Herer – 75/25 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Sweet, Earthy, and Berry

Dominant Terpene: Terpinolene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Premium Jack, also known as Jack Herer, was created by Sensi Seeds and is named after the legendary author and cannabis activist. This strain is a cross between Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk. For flower with a sweet lemon flavor, shop goodbrands™ Jack Herer for its uplifting, energizing effects.

 

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2. Best for Motivation – Canndescent CHARGE – Sativa

Flavor/Aroma: Vary based on the numbered effect

Dominant Terpene: Terpinolene, Myrcene, and Ocimene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain

 

At Canndescent, our effects-based system offers strains that fit perfectly into each moment of your life. Instead of choosing between different strain names, you can choose from one of our 5 signature effects — CALM, CRUISE, CREATE, CONNECT, and CHARGE. Our effects make it easy for you to select flower based on how you want to feel.

 

If you are in need of a little extra motivation, focus, or mental clarity, CHARGE, our most sativa leaning strain, can help you get moving. This strain is high in terpinolene and limonene, two terpenes known for their bright citrus flavor and aroma and mood-boosting effects. For a jolt of energy that will get you through the day, shop Canndescent CHARGE pre-rolls and whole flower jars.

 

Other Canndescent Strains 

 

Canndescent CREATE, a true balance hybrid, is perfect when you are in need of some inspiration for work-related tasks, and CONNECT can help you make the most out of your time with family and friends.

 

Then, at the end of a long day, when you are ready to relax and unwind, try our indica and indica-hybrid strains, CRUISE and CALM. CRUISE is perfect for evening-time stress relief without putting you to sleep, or you can use CALM before bed for deep sleep and relaxation.

 

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3. Best for Focus – Cereal Milk – 50/50 Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Berry, Fruity, and Herbal

Dominant Terpene: Caryophyllene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Cereal Milk is a balanced hybrid made with a cross of Y Life (Cookies and Cherry Pie) and Snowman. It’s known for its high THC levels, and fruity, creamy flavor that is similar to cereal milk. Shop Baker’s Cereal Milk to boost creativity, focus, mental clarity, and sociability.

 

 

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4. Best for Candy Lovers – Peach Ozz – 70/30 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Sour, Surgery, and Earthy

Dominant Terpene: Caryophyllene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain

 

Peach Ozz was created with a cross of Oz Kush and Peach Rings. This sativa has a sweet and sour flavor that is similar to peach candy. Many medical marijuana patients enjoy this strain for its ability to ease headaches and depression. Shop goodbrands™ Pre-Rolls in Peach Ozz if you are looking to boost alertness and shack off fatigue.

 

5. Best for Contentment – Mimosa – 70/30 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Lemon, Herbal, and Berry

Dominant Terpene: Myrcene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Mimosa was created with a cross of Purple Punch and Clementine, giving it a distinct tropical citrus flavor. Our Baker’s Mimosa Pre-Rolls offers an energetic, clear-heading sensation and is thought to help aid nausea and appetite loss. However, in larger doses, Mimosa may cause sleepiness.

 

6. Best for Stress Relief – Apple Fritter – 50/50 Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Apple, Earthy, Sweet, Vanilla

Dominant Terpene: Limonene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain

 

Apple Fritter is a newer strain that has recently gained popularity for its delicious apple flavor and balanced effects. This unique hybrid strain offers an immediate lift that calms racing thoughts and stress. Shop Baker’s Infused Pre-Rolls in Apple Fritter for a tingly body high will keep you relaxed and ease muscle tension without causing couch-lock.

 

 

7. Best for Creativity – Iced Lemonade (Lemon Ice) – 70/30 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Flavor/Aroma: Diesel, Spicy, and Citrus

Dominant Terpene: Myrcene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Iced Lemonade, also known as Lemon Ice, is a cross of Lemon Haze and Afghani. Shop goodbrands™ Iced Lemonade Pre-Rolls for a strong diesel and sweet citrus flavor, accompanied by energizing effects, perfect for days when you have mental tasks that require focus, attention, and creative thinking. But take note, high doses of Iced Lemonade can cause anxiety in those sensitive to THC.

 

8. Best for Energy – Green Cush (Green Crack) – 65/35 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

 

Flavor/Aroma: Citrus, Mango, and Pine

Dominant Terpene: Myrcene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Green Cush, also known as Green Crack or Mango Crack, is a cross between Skunk #1 with an unnamed indica strain. This popular strain has a tangy, fruity taste and aroma that is similar to mango. Green Cush is excellent for daytime use because it helps hold off fatigue while easing stress and mood swings.

 

9. Best for Outdoor Activities  – XJ-13 (XJ13 or XK Thirteen) – 50/50 Hybrid

 

Flavor/Aroma: Skunky, Pungent, Citrus, and Pine

Dominant Terpene: Terpinolene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBN/CBD

 

XJ-13 is a popular cross of Jack Herer and G13 Haze, and it offers a light buzzy euphoria that can help spur stimulating conversation and critical thinking. This strain has a fresh and invigorating citrus flavor, not to mention, its high potency makes XJ-13’s high rather long-lasting.

 

10. Best for Body Pain – Durban Kush – 50/50 Hybrid

 

Flavor/Aroma: Citrus, Earthy, and Spicy

Dominant Terpene: Terpinolene

Cannabinoid Profile: THC Dominant Strain with 1% CBG/CBD

 

Made with a cross of Durban Poison and OG Kush, Durban Kush has a high THC content and immediate, long-lasting effects. This strain offers euphoric, mellow contentment that is known for easing stress and anxiety. However, Durban Kush can deliver a heavy body-high, so it’s best for days when you don’t plan to be physically active.

 

 

What are the Best Terpenes for Daytime Use?

 

When shopping cannabis for daytime use, look for strains that have terpinolene, caryophyllene, and limonene, as these terpenes tend to have more energizing effects. While some indica strains may also contain these terpenes, they are usually not dominant.

 

  • Terpinolene (fruity): Found in nutmeg, tea tress, cumin, and lilacs
  • Caryophyllene (peppery): Found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon
  • Limonene (citrus): Found in fruit rinds, rosemary, juniper, and peppermint

 

To learn more about terpenes and how they can impact your experience, check out Cannabis Terpenes 101.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can you be productive on indica?

 

Indica strains are best known for increasing relaxation and promoting sleep, but not every indica flower puts you to bed — there are many that provide both calming and centering effects to help you clear your head and work without distractions. However, the best strains for productivity are typically sativa dominant strains because they are more likely to increase focus, motivation, and energy.

 

Are high CBD strains good for daytime use?

 

If high percentages of THC tend to make you anxious, you may prefer a high-CBD strain. CBD is thought to have uplifting and energizing effects that can increase focus throughout the day. When shopping for CBD dominant strains, look for those with between 5 to 7% THC and around 10% CBD.

 

Is indica bad for working out?

 

Indica strains tend to cause a heavy body high that eases muscle tension. While these strains are ideal for sleep and relaxation, they may not be the best to use before exercising. If you want to use cannabis to enhance your workout, we suggest choosing uplifting sativa strains like those listed above.

 

Are sativa strains good for sleep?

 

Sativa-dominant strains are more likely to promote uplifting energy, which often gets in the way of sleep. The best strains for sleep are indica strains and indica dominant hybrid strains, such as Malibu Pure Kush, Headband, and Grease Monkey.

 

Ready to Shop the Best Daytime Use Strains?

 

When selecting cannabis strains, remember that everyone reacts to each strain differently. It is often a process of trial and error to determine which daytime strains work best for you. So don’t be afraid to try different strains. Over time, you will find which ones you prefer for daytime and nighttime use.

 

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