Is morning your favorite time for a little herb? Well, you’re in for a treat. These 10 strains are perfect to wake ‘n bake with. 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. Others will help you feel creative and focused for the workday.
1. 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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Pineapple Express is no mind-blowing super bud. Rather, this hybrid is a true well-balanced delight. It is energizing enough to as a wake and bake strain, 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
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
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
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%.