Can’t stay on task? These 5 LA Rush strains will keep you focusedWeb Admin
Everyone knows the old, frustratingly inaccurate tropes about cannabis: stoners are lazy and unmotivated, glued to the couch with a spread of snacks and a lack of interest in social activities. And sure, sometimes relaxation and sleep are the goal for some cannabis consumers. But not everyone responds to cannabis this way, and many consumers use cannabis for social situations and creative endeavors. In fact, some consumers swear that their choice in cannabis strains can influence the overall experience that they’ll have.
Indica strains are typically considered the PM form of cannabis – they’re great for pain management, stress relief, and battling insomnia, typically leaving consumers in a comfortable pile on the couch. But sativa and sativa-dominant strains are a different beast altogether. These cannabis strains are best for daytime use, as they can lead to increased focus, motivation, and (in high doses) an overactive mind.
A Motivator or De-Motivator?
Because cannabis is still outlawed at the federal level, there hasn’t been too much research into the differing effects of specific cannabis strains. In fact, most cannabis research, in general, has been stymied by this fact. But among regular cannabis users, different strains of cannabis can cause vastly different effects.
We know that cannabis can cause an elevated heart rate in some consumers, which may translate into a motivated, “get up and go” mindset. But studies overwhelmingly suggest that cannabis doesn’t really move the needle in terms of focus and motivation; in fact, in some consumers, studies suggest that cannabis may actually decrease motivation and focus.
So, what really gives? Is cannabis ultimately a motivator or a de-motivator? It turns out, it may be both.
The Need for More Clinical Research
Some researchers speculate that cannabis may have a motivating impact on some consumers as a secondary effect. They theorize that cannabis may temporarily reduce an individual’s pain, stress, or anxiety, allowing them to focus more on a given project.
Unfortunately, until the laws change to encourage further clinical research, cannabis effects may continue to be largely subjective. The good news is that LA Rush makes it easy to find a cannabis product that meets your needs! We’ve rounded up some of our customers’ favorite sativa and sativa-dominant strains so you can conduct your own trial and error to figure out which strains help you get focused.
Our Most Motivating Flower
Whether you’re working on an art project, trying to run errands, or getting into the mood for spring cleaning, Larry OG is LA Rush’s most popular motivating flower!
Originally known as Lemon Larry, carries its namesake in its pine-lemon scent, but it’s notable for more than just its smell. A perfectly balanced and mild Indica, capable of both energizing and focusing its users to task, and of relaxing the mind and body back to a comfortable level, Larry OG is everything you’d want in an Indica, and lemon-scented too.
Pro Tip : Try Microdosing Cannabis Flower
If you’ve tried sativa strains in the past and still struggled to focus or feel motivating effects, it could be that you’re just smoking too much before tackling the project at hand. A popular trend in the cannabis world right now is microdosing — the practice of consuming just a small amount of cannabis to produce minimal effects. Vape pens make it easy to microdose, but you can microdose with cannabis flower as well!
Try using a small pipe or one-hitter to smoke flower, as a continuously burning joint will easily lead to overconsumption. Take a single puff, then set the pipe down and wait 20-30 minutes to see how you feel. Remember that the goal with microdosing is not to feel stoned, just to feel base-level effects – in this case, motivation and focus without cognitive distortion.