Using Cannabis To Be More Productive

No, cannabis isn’t just there to get you high.

6 min readFeb 7, 2021


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For a lot of people, the idea of cannabis boosting productivity is akin to using alcohol to make good decisions — but you just might be surprised. Great minds have used cannabis for years, and they didn’t just use it to chill out after being a little too productive. In fact, some cannabis users (like yours truly) actually use cannabis to be more productive. In this article, we’re going to explore how people are using marijuana and hemp to boost their productivity every single day.

Cannabis Doesn’t Always Make You Lazy

When people see a pot leaf, they often call to mind the image of someone saying something fake profound while giggling on a couch (all while surrounded in a haze of smoke, no doubt!). And, while there is certainly a time and place to get stoned on your couch, getting baked and vegging is not the only option for cannabis users.

Certain kinds of cannabis, most commonly indicas and indica-dominant hybrids, are known for their relaxing and giggly effects. Yes, if you smoke one of these strains or use a product derived from one at ten a.m. on a Monday morning, you might just find yourself napping by noon — but those kinds of cannabis aren’t even recommended for day-time use!

There are plenty of strains and use techniques that can be used to wake you up and make you more productive than you otherwise would be. Strap in, reader. I’m here to teach you how I functionally use cannabis to run my own business and manage three revenue streams.

Sativas: The Powerhouse of the Stoner

I’m always surprised when I meet people who don’t know the difference between cannabis strains and just how significantly they can impact a user. If you are new to cannabis use or have never used it, you should know that sativas are the cannabis equivalent of a good cup of coffee and your teacher giving you a gold star.

A sativa is a kind of cannabis strain known for its distinctive wakeful properties. Sativas are often associated with a boost in energy, a decrease in bad feelings, and an increase in good feelings.