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7 Best Cannabis Strains and Edibles for Focus and Work

Focus and Work 001“Quit procrastinating and get to work!”

That’s what the voice in your head keeps saying.

You’ve tried coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Sure, they give you an initial boost, but they also leave you feeling spazzed out and jittery.

And let’s not forget the eventual crash.

You don’t have time to crash. There’s work to be done.

Maybe cannabis can help you out.

Now…people don’t commonly think of cannabis as a stimulant in the same vein as coffee.

And yes, there are a lot strains out there that make you just want to sit on the couch and binge-watch Rick and Morty.

But if you’re looking to seize the day and maximize your productivity?

Well… there’s a strain for that.

A lot of strains, in fact!

An Important Note about Using Cannabis for Work and Focus

Focus and Work 002The best strains to use for work and focus are sativas and hybrids.

Check out the terpene profile of the strain you’re thinking about experimenting with. Keep an eye out in particular for terpenes like limonene and pinene.

Also, don’t consume too much.

How much is “too much?” It depends on your tolerance level.

We all respond differently to cannabis. For some people, 10 mg of THC is a reasonable dose to energize them and help them focus.

For others, 10 mg makes them feel like they’re traveling to another galaxy at lightspeed.

You don’t want to consume too much cannabis during your work hours and then find yourself unable to do any work. That would kinda defeat the whole purpose, ya know?

So start with the lowest dose possible. Wait 30 minutes to an hour to gauge the effects (you’ll need to wait several hours if you’ve taken an edible). If you feel you can handle more, increase the dosage slightly.

With edibles, you can start with 2.5 mg of THC and move your way up to 5 mg, 7.5 mg, etc.

Okay, enough introduction material. Let’s get to work!

Here are the seven – count ‘em! – seven best cannabis strains and edibles for focus and work!

1. The Homie’s Choice


Terpene profile: Pinene, Myrcene, Ocimene

Do you have trouble “getting out of your head?” Do you think too much? Do your thoughts cause you a lot of anxiety and make it difficult to focus?

The Homie’s Choice offers a beautiful, even blend of head and body effects so that you can remain calm and tranquil yet alert. Not super-powerful or too overwhelming at all. Just a clear mind that allows you to focus with relative ease.

2. Jack Herer


Terpene profile: Terpinolene, Ocimene, beta-Caryophyllene

Jack Herer is a classic, award-winning sativa strain that, without question, deserves a spot on this list.

We’ve written about this strain in detail before, but it’s worth repeating: the energizing power of Jack Herer makes you feel like royalty — like a king or queen that’s pumped up, ready to build a kingdom from the ground up.

If you’ve got some heavy lifting to do in life, you could do a lot worse and not much better than Jack Herer.

3. Jack Flash


Terpene profile: Ocimene

Fans of Jack Herer may perk up when seeing this name. And for good reason.

Jack Flash is a sativa strain, a child of Jack Herer, Super Skunk, and Haze.

Feeling down? Out of sorts? Struggling with depression? Here’s a citrusy-flavored cerebral boost that makes you feel like you’ve got a new lease on life.

With Jack Flash, you may feel ready to get back to work faster than you can say “Jack Flash!”

4. Tahoe Alien


Terpene profile: Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, beta-Myrcene

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

Ha! Trick question!

With Tahoe Alien, there is no such thing as an immovable object.

Goodbye, writer’s block. Goodbye, problem-that-everyone-says-can’t-be-solved. Time to put on your out-of-the-box thinking cap while Tahoe Alien fills your brain with ecstasy and insights.

It starts off with a powerful cerebral euphoria that calms down a bit later, settling into your body. Now you’re feeling chill, your mind is equipped with new ideas, and you can finally get back to work on that project that once seemed impossible.

You’re not sure what planet or dimension Tahoe Alien is from, but you’re pretty sure it’s the most productive place in the universe.

5. Bruce Banner 2.0


Terpene Profile: beta-Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, Limonene

Too much self-doubt can be crippling. It leads to anxiety, procrastination, and zero work done.

Are you doubting yourself? Do you need to awaken the warrior within?

Then you need Bruce Banner 2.0

Named after the brilliant scientist and human alter-ego of The Incredible Hulk, this strain truly delivers the green goods. You’ll feel inspired, uplifted, powerful, and unstoppable: just like any superhero should.

Good for sports and other physical activity. Especially the kind of activities where you get to smash stuff.

6. Banana Treez


Terpene profile: Limonene, beta-Caryophyllene, alpha-Pinene

Banana Treez is like fine wine: banana wine to be exact.

Yes, banana wine is definitely a thing. Look it up. You won’t be disappointed.

This is a smooth, well-balanced hybrid that leans slightly towards sativa-ness, but you’ll still feel nice and relaxed in your body.

This strain is ideal for working on passion projects; the kind of work you really love doing. Banana Treez will just make that work all the more enjoyable.

7. Strawberry Sparkling Wine Hard Sweets (Mindy’s Kitchen)

Focus and Work 003If you’re not interested in vaping or smoking, Mindy’s Kitchen has cooked up something pretty special for sativa lovers who need focus and energy: Strawberry Sparkling Wine Hard Sweets!

These candies are deliciously sweet and actually do taste like wine! Each piece of candy is individually wrapped in a vacuum-sealed package to preserve freshness.

Each piece also contains 10 mg of THC, but while it’s advertised as a hard candy, it is soft enough to break in half if you want to lower the dosage to around 5 mg.

One last great thing about these edible candies? You don’t have to keep re-dosing every 1.5 hours or so. They’ll sustain you with considerable sativa power for several hours, allowing you to be productive and feel good while doing so.

Need help finding cannabis strains or edibles for focus and work? Visit us at any of our three locations — Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana West, and Henderson — and one of our dispensary consultants will help you out!

You can also place an order online for either in-store pickup or delivery!

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