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Guides | 04.16.2021

Weed in the Morning: The Best 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.

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.

The Best Cannabis Strains To Wake And Bake

Sour G

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This strain is by far the best choice for a wake and bake session, especially if you want to do something productive afterwards. What makes Sour G the ultimate morning smoke weed is its high CBG content. CBG is a new cannabinoid that is just hitting the market and it’s already making a name for itself due to its many properties.

Think of CBG as a midpoint in between CBD and THC. It’s non-psychoactive and has the same mind and body soothing properties of cannabidiol, but at the same time, it delivers uplifting and invigorating effects instead of the classic CBD-induced couch-lock.

Sour G is a strain you can easily pair with your first cup of coffee and keep smoking it throughout your day whenever you need a little pick me up. With every smoke, you’ll feel a rush of chill energy go by you, allowing you to go by your day with a happy and uplifted mood.

Pineapple Haze

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This CBD sativa takes the top spot on our list because it combines the uplifting effects of a sativa with the calm and clear headed sensations of cannabidiol, just what you need to start your day. Additionally, this strain is packed with terpenes that enhance the Entourage Effect and make for a super well-balanced, enjoyable high.

Take a few puffs with your morning cup of coffee and see how this strain lifts your mood and soothes your mind, boosting your focus and getting you ready for a productive day. You’ll also enjoy the fruity flavor and tropical aromas that this sativa delivers.

Botany Farms’ Pineapple Haze checks all the boxes when it comes to quality bud. Handcrafted in small batches following the highest quality standards.

Sour Space Candy

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Here’s a premium hybrid that will give you the energy you need in the morning. Don’t be fooled by the high CBD content of this strain, this is a great wake and bake option that will go supercharge your mornings and prepare you for an amazing, productive day.

Integrate this strain into your morning routine and you’ll see how it helps you calm your mind and energize your body without leaving you foggy or tired.

For top shelf Sour Space Candy bud go with Botany Farms flower. They produce hand crafted, premium cannabis for true cannabis connoisseurs.

Lifter Hemp Flower by Timbr

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Timbr Organics’ Lifter is a hemp flower that combines Hawaiian and Haze strains genetics to create a Sativa-Dominant Lifter Hemp Flower with the characteristic spicy, yet earthy notes this strain is recognized for. A hemp flower Sativa strain with a high CBD content is a rare sight to see, which makes Hemp Lifter a great alternative to feeling the uplifting euphoria characteristic of Sativa genetics in combination with the relaxing effects of hemp and CBD.

Which is the main reason why it makes such a great morning strain. The idea of a wake and bake session is to keep you going through the day instead of leaving you glued to the couch. That’s something the Lifter by Timbr is exceptional at.

Jack Herer

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% 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

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.

Sour Diesel

This Sativa-dominant strain is another fan favorite, particularly because of its stress-relieving and uplifting properties. If you typically feel grumpy and depressed in the mornings, this strain will not only energize you but also elevate your mood. While it doesn’t compete with the other two best wake and bake strains in terms of aroma (as the name suggests, this strain smells like diesel).

Sour Diesel’s active, lively and euphoric properties are what shot it to legendary acclaim in the cannabis world. If you’re looking for the best wake and bake weed to provide an invigorating, happy high to get you started in the morning, you can’t go wrong with Sour Diesel.

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Chocolate Thai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This heavy sativa strain will get you up and at em’ with its extremely lively and uplifting properties. Many people like to call Durban Poison 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.

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Super Sour Diesel

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.


Strains Sense: Blue Zkittlez

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