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Made by crossing Purple Thai and Haze, this strain features an 85% Sativa and 15% Indica ratio. As the name suggests, it creates a hazy kind of energetic head high accompanied by a slight physical calm as the relatively low amount of Indica kicks in. It has a tendency to make people more social, which could be good if your creative endeavors are a collaborative effort.

Cannabis has been given credit for the creativity behind many great artists, from a wide range of fields. Studies have backed up the claim that cannabis can help to increase creativity. Today, there are many strains of cannabis available and it stands to reason that some are better at bringing out the user’s creativity that others are.
The final strain on the list is another Sativa dominant variety. This one is a hybrid that, quite obviously, originates from Acapulco. It is not known which varieties were originally crossed in order to produce it. Acapulco Gold is difficult to grow indoors, which can make it hard to find.

This is a 50:50 hybrid of Sativa and Indica that has been around for a while. It is used to create Sour Diesel, which also made this list. Its higher Indica content relative to the first six strains mentioned gives it a more relaxing quality than the more Sativa dominant strains.
This Sativa dominant strain comes in at 70% Sativa to 30% Indica. It is the result of crossing Super Lemon Haze with Gupta Kush. The name, an obvious play on laserbeam, likely comes from the fact that the strain is well known to help provide laser-like focus, which is very helpful when you are trying to get some creative work done.
Another strain that is Sativa dominant is Blue Dream. This strain is a cross between Blueberry and Haze. This is another one that you’ll find on most shortlists of creativity spawning cannabis strains. Blue Dream will ease you into a euphoric feeling which is made calm by the presence of Indica in the strain.
This hybrid a cross between Space Queen, which also made the list, and Orange Skunk. It is named after its taste, which is reminiscent of jellybeans. It is Sativa dominant and provides an uplifted and euphoric high to aid in your creative endeavors, while the Indica content provides a mild relaxation.
A parent of Jillybean, mentioned earlier in this post, Space Queen is itself a hybrid. Created from the Romulan and Cinderella 99 strains, this is another strain that is close to 50:50 Sativa and Indica. The mixture makes for the same euphoric but relaxing feeling that such hybrids are known for. Space Queen is famous for its immediate body buzz effect.

This strain has been around since a grower in Florida mixed a strain from California with one from Amsterdam. It has been an American classic ever since and is used in countless hybrids. It is the only Indica dominant strain on this list, but you needn’t worry about being too relaxed to get any work done. OG Kush is well-respected among creative individuals.

Cannabis has been given credit for the creativity behind many great artists. Studies have backed up the claim that cannabis can help to increase creativity.

Creative strains

“Good for the creative types who love to have a toke with their brush strokes or good for the student looking to cram for the exam.” – Schmo

Chemdog is a potent hybrid best reserved for the seasoned consumer looking to turbo boost creativity. Its high can be dizzying and cumbersome, but if you’re seeking strong euphoria that jars the senses and summons new pathways of thought, Chemdog might be the powerhouse hybrid you’ve been waiting for.
Tangie is a strain that offers many gifts: long-lasting euphoria, a sweet citrus flavor almost indiscernible from ripe tangerines, and a creative kick that expands thought. Its meditative, patient, and focusing high is perfect for settling deep into a long project, especially one that might otherwise feel long and tedious.

“Jillybean is a nice hybrid that melts away inhibitions, creative blocks and allows for true relaxation. Like a vacation in a flower, this bud will have layers of high energy sativa that helped keep my house clean but also slowly bring on some of the best sleep I’ve had in years.” –jeahisaidit

“I had many thoughts rush through my head and it was a little overwhelming but once I settled into the high it was very creative, imaginative and invigorating.” – Indaking

Not all strains are created equal, thanks to differences in their terpene and cannabinoid profiles. Sure, some artists couldn’t care less what strains they keep stocked alongside pens and brushes, but others swear by specific strains and rely on them for stimulating creative thought.
Some minds require pacifying before engaging in art or other creative escapes. Overactive minds can benefit from the slow pace of Berry White’s effects. Artists experiencing debilitating pain or inflammation may also find that this strain’s soothing physical effects take their mind off the aches, allowing full immersion in the task at hand.
Sometimes the only thing separating you from reaching creative flow is a lack of energy. Kali Mist, a bright and euphoric strain, shakes your imagination awake and imbues it with colorful stimulation that inspires as well as motivates.

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