Cleaning house is just as important for our mental health as it is for our physical health and hygiene. This is because living in clutter makes it harder to focus and can lead to other unhealthy choices in diet and lifestyle.
Since spring is the time for rebirth, spring cleaning is the perfect way to use the fresh energy of longer days and warmer weather to clear out the dust and clutter that accumulated over the darker winter months. And while some people might be halfway through their spring cleaning checklist already, some of us need a boost of inspiration to get the process started.
The right cannabis strain can engage our mind in a way that makes cleaning more fun and productive. So we’ve rounded up our top five energizing cannabis strains that will keep you focused and smiling as you sweep, scrub and declutter the day away.
1. Sour Tangie
As refreshing and tasty as a glass of orange juice, Sour Tangie is the perfect way to start a day of spring cleaning. Abundant in citrus terpenes, Sour Tangie offers a clear-headed, calm and uplifting energy, ideal for starting your chores without feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the work that lies ahead. This is always a top-choice sativa for both the flavor and feeling it provides.
2. Green Crack
When you’re ready to bust out the vacuum cleaner and kick your spring cleaning into high gear, try medicating with Green Crack. The name may be intimidating, but this sativa-dominant hybrid brings a burst of energy and euphoria that’s perfect for getting things done. Often used to treat anxiety and depression, this classic strain is easy to find almost anywhere. And with the energy it gives you, Green Crack will help you get your home sparkling clean.
3. Durban Poison
Trying to figure out the best way to re-organize your closet? Try Durban Poison when you need creative inspiration. The effects are described as happy and cerebral, and it’s known to promote focus and productivity. Patients who are new to marijuana should take it slow, as this pure sativa strain contains up to 24% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), making Durban Poison one of the most powerful strains. Dry mouth and paranoia are potential side effects, so remember to drink water and stay hydrated.
4. Red Congolese
One of the most popular strains around, Red Congolese is a pure sativa that brings an increased alertness and ability to focus. The initial rush of energy eases into a feeling of tranquility and awareness that might even inspire you to incorporate some feng shui into your spring cleaning routine. This uplifting strain also creates a mild body high that brings relaxation and euphoria without any feelings of “couch lock.”
Spring cleaning can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for a strain rich in cannabidiol (CBD) to help you through it, ACDC is the strain for you. A sativa with a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC, ACDC’s effects are happy and calm, bringing an increased focus with little to no psychoactive effects. Since CBD can counteract the effects of THC, ACDC is also a great strain to try if you’re feeling any paranoia from ingesting too much Green Crack or Durban Poison.
We hope this list of energizing cannabis strains inspires you to try a little marijuana to help you clean, reorganize and declutter this spring. Post a photo of your newly cleaned digs, and let us know which strain helped you achieve your results.
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If you’re new to cannabis and want to learn more, take a look at our Cannabis 101 post. HelloMD can help you get your medical marijuana recommendation; it’s easy, private and 100% online.