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Cannabis strains generally fall into one of two categories – Indica or Sativa. Along with looking different, these two strains produce different effects. Indica strains typically promote relaxation, helping you to unwind at the end of the day, ease pain, and lessen symptoms of stress and anxiety. Sativa strains, on the other hand, boost cognitive thinking and productivity. If you’re looking for something to help you get inspired, what you’re after is a Sativa high.

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What Is a Sativa High?

Indica strains typically produce a body high, which helps to alleviate stress and anxiety, enabling you to relax. Sativa strains produce a head high. Instead of promoting relaxation, they increase your energy, motivation, and creativity. With a Sativa high, you’re more apt to feel physically and mentally alert, which can give you what you need no matter if you’re about to head off to a social event, exercise, or need some inspiration to complete a creative project. 

Is a Sativa High Right for You?

So, how do you know if a Sativa high is what you need? You may benefit from a Sativa if it’s early in the day, and you’re looking for something to give you a jolt of energy or increase your mental focus and clarity while at work. You may also consider a Sativa if you’re looking to alleviate pain, but you don’t want to zonk out. 

If you’re looking for a combination of Indica’s relaxing effects and Sativa’s mental clarity and inspiration, a hybrid strain may be more beneficial. There are many different types of hybrids, including Indica-dominant, Sativa-dominant, and an equal mix of the two.  

Best Sativa Strains for Inspiration

If you’re considering a Sativa strain to provide you with the inspiration you need, consider one of the following for your needs.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid (a cross between Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk) that’s known for it’s rather pungent, diesel-like aroma and flavor. It provides long-lasting pain and stress relief while also giving you a boost of energy.  

Kali Mist

Kali Mist is a 90% Sativa-dominant hybrid with an earthy, citrusy flavor. It has a moderate THC content of around 15% and a CBD content of 1%. A great morning strain, it helps to calm the mind while boosting your creativity, inspiration, and motivation. 

Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a 100% pure Sativa strain with a unique licorice flavor. It provides an uplifting and functional high that’s great for social situations. 

Jack Herer

Jack Herer is a popular Sativa-dominant hybrid that has effects on both the mind and the body. It promotes greater mental clarity, and it helps you to work more effectively with others. 

Lemon Haze

Lemon Haze is a 70% Sativa-dominant hybrid that’s a cross between Super Skunk and Silver Haze. It gets its name from its strong, lemony scent and flavor. It provides a rush of energy that’s reminiscent of a cup of coffee. It provides an uplifting high that increases creativity and sociability.  

For those looking for a boost of energy, an increase in mental focus, and the inspiration to tackle creative or cognitive tasks, a Sativa high may be just what you need. Ask a budtender at your local dispensary about their selection and which ones might be best for your specific needs.