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Best Marijuana Strains for Sparking Your Creativity

November 4, 2021

Most regular marijuana users will tell you that the stereotypical stoner who sits around snacking and playing video games is just that—a stereotype. Although some strains of weed definitely put imbibers in the mood to chill out, others have a different effect on people. Some strains, in fact, can be used to get the creative juices flowing.

Let’s take a look at some different strains—and not in any particular order.


This often tops best lists for creative endeavors. AK-47 has a sweet, fruity taste, and it is known for providing uplifting highs that contribute to creativity. Most plants have about 15 to 20 percent THC content.

Amnesia Haze

With upward of 20 percent THC, this citrusy strain provides energetic highs that are ideal for sparking creativity. People who use this strain usually report feeling happy and enjoying social activities much more than without it. 

Purple Haze

Purple Haze is a classic strain that has been a top choice for musicians and creatives for decades. There is some controversy over the precise lineage of this strain, but it’s probably one of the most well-known strains, thanks to the legendary song by Jimi Hendrix. It provides an energy-filled high along with a sweet flavor that is somewhat similar to blackberries.

Blue Dream

This sativa-dominant cannabis strain is a favorite among cannabis users who are using weed medicinally because it provides relief without the intense high. It has a fruit taste reminiscent of blueberries (hence its name) and gives smokers energy and motivation without the brain fog that often accompanies a high.

Northern Lights

If your creativity muscle is flexed through relaxation, Northern Lights might be the strain for you. Its lime-green buds have 16 to 20 percent THC, which provides a heavy sedation effect. Some users tout getting intense feelings of euphoria from it.

Sour Diesel

People who are anxious and depressed might benefit from Sour Diesel as much as creative types. This strain is well known for providing an energetic high, although it might not be the tastiest variety with its sour smell and taste that is similar to diesel fuel (which is certainly how it got its name). Expect THC levels of about 15 to 25 percent with this strain.

Kali Mist

For an uplifting, motivating high, try Kali Mist. Its aroma is citrusy and piney and light, so this is a good option for taking a hit when you are trying to be discreet. Its densely packed buds not only contribute to creativity but are also recommended for treating conditions such as ADHD, chronic pain, and depression. 

Contact Your Denver Weed Shop

If you are looking for the right strain to improve your creativity, talk to us about the strains on this list—or ask our friendly, knowledgeable budtenders for their recommendations. Or, if you are looking for another kind of high, just ask! We have a variety of strains as well as other weed products to ensure you have the best experience possible. Stop at one of our three metro Denver locations. We look forward to seeing you!