Weed in the Morning: Wake and Bake Strains to Start Your Day

These strains are perfect for when you’re craving weed in the morning to clear mental fog alongside your coffee.

A man lights up outside. Do you enjoy weed in the morning along with your coffee? Herb has the guide for the best strains for a wake and bake routine.

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Is morning your favorite time for a little herb? We’ve rounded up the best wake and bake strains to elevate your morning routine. Both energizing and uplifting, many of them can be used to substitute your typical cup of coffee, and all of them will help you feel creative and focused for the day ahead.

Weed in the Morning

Jack Herer

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Jack Herer is a famous sativa for a reason. Not only is it named after a legendary cannabis activist, but it constantly delivers a peppy, energizing high. This strain is as stimulating as a mild cup of coffee, while at the same time promotes mellow creativity and focus.

There is a bit of indica in this strain’s genealogy. This addition calms down the raciness usually associated with pure sativa strains. You can find Jack Herer almost anywhere, and it regularly produces up to 20 percent THC.


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The fruity, chocolate flavor of Chocolope goes well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. A near 100 percent sativa, your mind will be buzzing after just a taste or two of this strain.

While Chocolope features a strong cerebral, euphoric uplift, it also tends to be quite arousing. If morning lovin’ is in the cards for you, this sativa is sure to add a little nudge in the right direction.

Chocolope can get pretty potent, with a THC content between 17 and 21 percent. Novice consumers might want to start slow with this bud.

Maui Wowie

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This sativa is a 1960s classic. In the early days, this strain was one of the most potent on the market. It still holds that title today, with THC levels often reaching between 20 and 28 percent.

This strain is likely to send your thoughts soaring. If you do any type of creative work for a living, you’ll appreciate the intense mental stimulation Maui Wowie provides. Refreshing and relaxed, try this strain when you need some cannabis-inspired relief without any sedation.

Super Sour Diesel

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Super Sour Diesel is the perfect strain for anyone who needs to start their day with intense mental energy. While most sativas are like a strong cup of coffee, Super Sour Diesel might be more like a double espresso.

It’s pungent, fast-acting, and packs a punch. This strain is a good choice for recreational consumers who are ready for a racy, psychoactive experience. The THC content in Super Sour Diesel averages about 24 percent.

Chocolate Thai

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Chocolate Thai may be a little tricky to find, but if you stumble upon this sativa, you won’t want to miss out. It’s an old-school, landrace sativa that produces a quality cerebral experience.

Many sativas today can be a bit strong for those with a low tolerance or those who are new to the herb. Chocolate Thai provides a classic, energizing sativa experience without a ton of THC. The levels of the psychoactive typically run about 15 percent, making this ideal for those who want an easy, low-key start to their day.

Jack’s Cleaner

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If you have a long day of chores ahead of you, Jack’s Cleaner is an excellent choice. It’s technically a sativa hybrid, meaning that there is some indica genetics present, which calms down a cerebral high.

This strain is focused enough to allow you to get things done, but it promotes a little more physical relaxation than your standard sativa.

The THC content in this strain is moderate, usually averaging between 16 and 18 percent. This makes Jack’s Cleaner a great option for new consumers. As the name suggests, this flower has a strong chemical lemon aroma. To balance out the sharpness, pair this strain with something creamy for breakfast.

Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express is no mind-blowing super bud. Rather, this hybrid is a truly well-balanced delight. It is energizing enough to be one of the best wake and bake strains, but it’s not associated with the racy anxiety that often accompanies sativas.

The indica genetics in this strain provide a nice and easy physical relaxation. You’re likely to very feel calm yet also clear-headed and focused.

This strain is best to use before breakfast, as it increases your appetite and makes food taste delicious. If you struggle with waking up in the morning or experience chronic fatigue, Pineapple Express help. THC tends to reach about 20 percent.

Green Crack

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Get ready for some speedy inspiration. Though this strain’s name is a bit intense, it’s nothing like the street drug. It is a great way to start your day with a boost of mental energy.

If you plan on being around people in the morning, Green Crack is for you. It will help you feel talkative and sociable, making for interesting conversation and a jolly good mood.

Medical consumers often like this strain for managing mild to moderate aches and pains.

Island Sweet Skunk

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Citrusy and sweet, Island Sweet Skunk goes well with your classic bacon, eggs, and orange juice. Many people often describe its aroma as herbal and grapefruit, with plenty of skunky musk in the mix.

The flavor and aroma of this sativa are as uplifting and energetic as the high. It features a THC content of 18 percent, on average, making it potent but not over the top.

Pick up some Island Sweet Skunk when you’re looking for a good morning experience without anything too trippy. Medical consumers tend to like this strain for morning inflammation, headaches, and gastrointestinal distress.

Purple Diesel

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Though most purple strains are sedative indicas, not Purple Diesel. This hybrid is sativa-dominant. It’s energizing and perfect for when you’re out and about. A cross between Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel, Purple Diesel provides ample alertness and mental stimulation along with a nice body high.

If you exercise or do yoga in the morning, Purple Diesel will help you feel nimble and in the zone. The THC content in of this plant reaches around 18 percent.

Blue Dream

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Blue Dream is one of the most popular and common hybrids around. Considered a great bud for just about any occasion, this strain is easygoing and happy without being too over the top. If you’re sensitive to sativas but you’re still hoping to find a bud that can help you get things done, Blue Dream is an excellent choice.

This strain does tend to get a little high in THC. Consumers can expect between 17 and 24 percent, which makes this bud a great choice for experienced consumers.

Panama Red

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There are many who argue that the real Panama Red has come and gone. However, if you happen to come across some of this classic strain, it’s definitely worth a buy. Panama Red is a landrace-sativa known for providing a mellow yet energetic high. While not as potent as many of today’s sativa hybrids, this bud is a truly top-notch smoke.

Great for cleaning (and just about any daytime activity), this strain provides a stable and long-lasting energy that makes it easy to get things done. Focused and upbeat, Panama Red is considered safe for those new to THC, producing between 10 and 16 percent.

Durban Poison

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This heavy Sativa strain will get you up and at em’ with its extremely lively and uplifting properties. Many people like to call it the “espresso of weed,” as it will get your energy flowing like no other strain.

It’s clearheaded high also makes it a great morning strain, as it won’t make your mind feel too foggy or sedated. It’s definitely the strain of weed you would want to smoke before running a marathon. It’ll leave you feeling happy, euphoric, stress-free, and ready to tackle the day ahead. It also has an extremely sweet, pleasant aroma that coffee just can’t compete with.

What’s your favorite strain to smoke in the morning? Leave a comment below.

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November 06, 2018
Written by Anna Wilcox
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