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5 High-Energy Cannabis Strains That Won’t Leave You Glued To The Couch

Do you want to enjoy cannabis, but hate ending up glued to the couch? In this article, we shine a spotlight on 5 strains that produce uplifting, energetic effects that are great for social settings or times you need to stay productive and focussed.

Let’s get one thing clear; the old cliché of couch-locked stoners gobbling down a bag of Cheetos while staring off into space is far from accurate. Sure, cannabis can be very, very relaxing. However, the right strains can also produce uplifting effects that users find beneficial for boosting concentration, motivation, and productivity.

To help enjoy cannabis without turning into a cliché, here are 5 strains renowned for boosting energy.

CHOCOLATE HAZE

Haze varieties are always a good choice if you want to stay productive, motivated, and energised. Our Chocolate Haze combines an invigorating, uplifting high with amazing aromas and flavours.

While Haze varieties are super popular in Amsterdam and other parts of Europe, many people forget that these strains originate from California, USA. Our Chocolate Haze variety is no different, bred from a cross between a unique Cannalope Haze and OG Chocolate Thai. The end result is a potent strain that’s just as pleasing to grow as it is to light up.

With roughly 20% THC, this is a very strong strain that produces an almost immediate boost of energy. The effects of Chocolate Haze are long-lasting, making it a perfect strain for the mid or late afternoon when you need a little something to pull you through the end of the day. Just be careful, thanks to its delicious, rich chocolate aroma, this is one of those strains that’s hard to put down.

Chocolate Haze is best grown outdoors in a nice spot with plenty of sun, space, and soil. Reaching heights of around 200cm, this plant can produce very good harvests of up to 500g/plant. However, because it is susceptible to mould and takes a full 9–10 weeks to flower, we generally recommend Chocolate Haze to seasoned growers with enough time and skill to really bring the best out of this strain.

Chocolate Haze
OG Chocolate Thai x Cannalope Haze
475 – 525 gr/m 2
90 – 160 cm
9 – 10 weeks
THC: 20% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
95% Sativa, 05% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
450 – 500 g/per plant (dried)
150 – 200 cm
Late October
Chocolate, Sweet, Earthy

Chocolate Haze
OG Chocolate Thai x Cannalope Haze
475 – 525 gr/m 2
90 – 160 cm
9 – 10 weeks
THC: 20% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
95% Sativa, 05% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
450 – 500 g/per plant (dried)
150 – 200 cm
Late October
Chocolate, Sweet, Earthy

GREEN CRACK PUNCH

We all know someone who is dubious about whether cannabis has energising effects. Well, Green Crack Punch is the perfect strain to put those doubts to rest for good. Whether you love to wake and bake or need a midday boost to see you through the day, Green Crack Punch is perfect.

If you need to file an important report before 5 o’clock or give the house a much-needed spring clean, Green Crack Punch can help you achieve your “today list” with pride. It produces a satisfying mental buzz that’s great for when you need a boost of energy and focus. After a few hours, this head buzz starts working its way down to your muscles, leaving you relaxed and grounded.

Green Crack Punch has a delicious fruity aroma that combines zesty citrus notes with sweet hints of berries and grapes. A cross between the infamous Green Crack and Purple Punch, this is a slightly sativa-dominant strain that produces beautiful buds with vibrant orange and pink hues, and roughly 18–20% THC.

Similar to the first strain on this list, Green Crack Punch performs its best outdoors. This is one of those plants that needs plenty of space, reaching between 180 and 220cm in the right conditions. Indoors, Green Crack Punch still does well, although space limitations will affect its ability to vigorously veg, and will likely result in smaller harvests. Nonetheless, its extreme resilience to pests, droughts, and poor weather make it a great strain for all kinds of growers, including beginners.

Green Crack Punch
Green Crack x Purple Punch
450 – 500 gr/m 2
90 – 160 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 18% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
60% Sativa, 40% Indica
550 – 600 g/per plant (dried)
180 – 220 cm
Late September
Relaxed and Euphoric

Green Crack Punch
Green Crack x Purple Punch
450 – 500 gr/m 2
90 – 160 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 18% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
60% Sativa, 40% Indica
550 – 600 g/per plant (dried)
180 – 220 cm
Late September
Relaxed and Euphoric

ROYAL AK

Royal AK is our signature twist on the classic AK-47. Bred from a variety of Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghan varieties, Royal AK is a powerhouse strain with great potency and aroma. While sometimes thought to be a knockout strain, our version of this classic produces a nice, balanced high that’s super versatile. Hence, it’s really no wonder it’s won countless cannabis cups and accolades.

Royal AK is slightly sativa-dominant and boasts THC levels of roughly 19%. Combining cerebral euphoria with light physical relaxation, this is a great strain for when you need to relieve stress in order to stay focussed. If you’ve got a lot on your mind, Royal AK can help you find the clarity you need to set that stress aside, make a plan, and get started. It’s great for enjoying during a busy morning or early afternoon, seeing that its effects will last a good few hours.

Royal AK has a really interesting aroma that combines earthy undertones with notes of sweet pine. It makes for a smooth smoke and, thanks to its high resin production, is also great for making hash and other concentrates. Given its potency, aroma, and balanced effects, it’s no wonder AK-47 has become so popular across the globe.

Just like it produces balanced effects, Royal AK also has a balanced grow profile. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors, producing great results in both settings. It flowers in roughly 8–9 weeks, with reliable yields ranging from 525–575g/m² indoors and up to 650g/plant outdoors.

Royal AK
Columbian, Mexican, Thai & Afghan Columbian, Mexican, Thai & Afghan
525 – 575 gr/m 2
80 – 140 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 19% (aprox.) / CBD: Medium
60% Sativa, 40% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
600 – 650 g/per plant (dried)
130 – 170 cm
Early October
A combination of stoned + high

Royal AK
Columbian, Mexican, Thai & Afghan Columbian, Mexican, Thai & Afghan
525 – 575 gr/m 2
80 – 140 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 19% (aprox.) / CBD: Medium
60% Sativa, 40% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
600 – 650 g/per plant (dried)
130 – 170 cm
Early October
A combination of stoned + high

LEMON SHINING SILVER HAZE

This is another outstanding Haze variety. A spin on the classic Lemon Haze, this strain produces a very long-lasting cerebral high that can get very psychedelic. If you plan to use Lemon Shining Silver Haze and want to stay productive and creative, it’s best you enjoy it in small, or even micro doses. If, on the other hand, you’re ready to fully unwind, the psychoactive effects of this strain can take you to other galaxies.

A cross between Lemon Skunk and Shining Silver Haze, this strain has a super strong, sweet citrus aroma that’s very typical of Haze varieties. With up to 25% THC, this strain will leave you feeling alert and energetic, even after just a few hits. In higher doses, Lemon Shining Silver Haze tends to get much more psychedelic, producing a strong euphoria that’s great for enjoying together with a close group of friends. Alternatively, if you plan to use it during the day, make sure to take it easy for a milder cerebral high that won’t send your mind wandering too far.

In the grow room, Lemon Shining Silver Haze’s sativa genetics really shine through. These plants tend to grow large, producing average harvests of around 500g/plant. However, in the right outdoor conditions, this strain is reported to produce up to 1000g/plant. Indoors, the plants are noticeably smaller, yet still produce around 425–475g/m².

Lemon Shining Silver Haze
Lemon Skunk x Amnesia Haze
425 – 475 gr/m 2
80 – 140 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 21% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
75% Sativa, 25% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
450 – 500 g/per plant (dried)
130 – 170 cm
Middle of October
A combination of stoned + high

Lemon Shining Silver Haze
Lemon Skunk x Amnesia Haze
425 – 475 gr/m 2
80 – 140 cm
8 – 9 weeks
THC: 21% (aprox.) / CBD: Low
75% Sativa, 25% Indica, 0% Ruderalis
450 – 500 g/per plant (dried)
130 – 170 cm
Middle of October
A combination of stoned + high

SOUR DIESEL

This strain needs little introduction. Sour Diesel is a hybrid that has taken the world by storm. From the newest dispensaries in North America to the oldest coffeeshops in Amsterdam, this strain is treasured all around the globe.

Sour Diesel is a unique blend of Original Diesel, Northern Light, Shiva, and Hawaiian genetics. The result is a super reliable hybrid with very balanced effects. While most of the strains on this list produce cerebral effects, this strain is notably more physical. Instead of the uplifting mental euphoria you’d get from a Haze, for example, Sour Diesel will leave you feeling mentally clear and physically relaxed for a solid few hours.

This strain, like other Diesel varieties, has a very unique aroma that combines herbaceous, slightly floral notes with sour, almost chemical-like undertones. Like most hybrids, Sour Diesel can perform well in indoor grow rooms as well as outdoor gardens. Its yield potential rests around 500g/m² indoors and up to 600g/plant outdoors. And while Sour Diesel can take up to 11 weeks to finish flowering, the reward is very much worth the wait.

Need a pick-me-up? In this article, we shine a light on 5 cannabis strains that can help boost your energy, keep you focussed, and drive up your motivation.

Top 10 uplifting and energetic strains

Cannabis is an incredibly diverse plant that has been selectively bred in many different ways in order to produce a wide spectrum of effects for users to select from. Strains that lean towards the indica end of the spectrum tend to “stone” and relax the body, whereas sativas have an energizing and uplifting effect. The latter are great for recreational fun, yet they also serve as fantastic tools for boosting creativity and focus at work. Sativa-dominant strains have great potential for motivating people out of feelings of stress and anxiety.

Here are the top 10 uplifting cannabis strains for when you need an uplifting and energetic boost!

1. Jamaican Dream

Jamaican Dream is as sativa-dominant a strain can get without being 100% pure. Her uplifting and buzzing high has won multiple awards within the cannabis world, including first place at the Slovakia Cannabis Cup in 2011. High THC levels of around 21% and a heavy sativa buzz produce a high that is fast-acting and incredibly energetic and motivating. This strain is one to roll up before working on creative projects such as writing, making music, or painting. Taking a hit of this strain before working out or playing sports will also help to boost focus and alertness.

The terpene profile within Jamaican Dream features mind-blowing flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, and strawberries. These lively tastes really work to complement the energizing nature of the high. Jamaican Dream has a medium growing difficulty and is best cultivated by those with some previous experience. She offers impressively large yields when grown both indoors and outdoors, and remains at a medium height throughout most of the grow cycle. Harvest time for outdoor strains occurs during October.

2. Chocolate Fondue

Chocolate Fondue sits firmly on the sativa end of the spectrum, featuring approximately 80% sativa genetics. She is the result of crossing parent strains Exodus UK Cheese and Chocolope, a match resulting in a strain with medium levels of THC. Chocolate Fondue offers the middle ground between mellow and overwhelming highs, making her a fantastic smoking option on days where you need to stay focused, but still want a bit of THC in your life. The high is uplifting and cerebral, with a hefty dose of euphoria. Her name derives from the sweet, chocolatey taste that each toke leaves on the taste buds.

The sativa genetics really show in Chocolate Fondue’s growth pattern. She grows tall and is definitely better suited to the outdoors, where plants can grow to their full potential and provide huge yields. If grown indoors, expect yields of around 600g/m². Get ready to harvest this strain after a flowering time of around 8–9 weeks.

Here is a list of the top 10 uplifting strains. These varieties feature sativa-dominant genetics, energizing and cerebral effects, and delicious flavors. ]]>