Best Wake and Bake Strains to Start Your Morning Right

Need a morning pick-me-up? These 10 strains will clear out mental fog and help you start the day right.

Sep 27, 2016 - Anna Wilcox

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Is morning your favorite time for a little herb? Then, you’re in for a treat because we’re rounded up the best wake and bake strains. Energizing and uplifting, they’ll help you start your day with plenty of gusto and a positive mood. Many of them are as energizing as a quality cup of coffee and all of them will help you feel creative and focused for the day.

1. 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 little 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.

2. Chocolope

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The fruity, chocolate flavor of Chocolope goes well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea. A near 100% 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 extra spice to the fire.

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

3. Maui Wowie

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

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 Maui Wowie when you need some cannabis-inspired relief without any sedation.

4. 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%, putting it on the potent side in the cannabis world.

5. 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 around 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%, making this perfect for those who want an easy, low-key start to their day.

6. 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 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%. This makes Jack’s Cleaner a great option for new consumers. As its name suggests, this flower has a strong chemical lemon aroma. To balance out the sharpness, pair this strain with something creamy for breakfast.

7. Pineapple Express

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Pineapple Express is no mind-blowing super bud. Rather, this hybrid is a true well-balanced delight. It is energizing enough to 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 can lend a hand. THC tends to reach about 20%.

8. Green Crack

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Get ready for some speedy inspiration. Well, as speedy as you can get with cannabis. Though this strain’s name is a bit intense, it’s nothing like the street drug. Couldn’t be more different, in fact. However, 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’s 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.

9. 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% on average, making it potent but not too 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.

10. 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 limber and in the zone. The THC content in of this plant reaches around 18%.

11. 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.

While this strain is a top-choice among many cannabis consumers, it does tend to get a little high in THC. Consumers can expect between 17 and 24 percent of the psychoactive, which makes this bud best for experienced consumers.

12. Panama Red

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There are many that 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. This strain produces between 10 and 16 percent THC.

13. Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze is another throwback strain that’s great for cleaning. While the effects of this bud can be a little foggy thanks to Haze genetics, this strain is focused and energizing overall.

A great strain for spring cleaning, this bud is zippy and stimulating. This strain is an excellent wake ‘n bake bud, making it great for big organization or landscaping projects that could take an entire day.

The THC in this strain tends to reach up to 19 percent THC, making it moderately potent. Super Lemon Haze and Super Sour Diesel are both offspring of this strain that would also do the trick for a major cleaning project.

14. OG Kush

Like Blue Dream, OG Kush is one of the most common strains to find in dispensaries and perhaps even from a dealer or coffee shop. While this bud can lean toward the sedative side of things, OG Kush is considered a well-balanced and happy hybrid overall. Expect and easy smoke and a huge smile on your face after a little bit of this bud.

While not exactly energizing, OG Kush would be a great choice for those who really hate to clean. Silly and easygoing, this strain will put you in a mellow, laidback mood that both you and your cleaning partners will appreciate. Pick up this strain if you don’t have tight time deadlines for getting things done.

15. 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 of you, making it one of the best wake and bake weed strains. It also has an extremely sweet, pleasant aroma that coffee just can’t compete with.

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