Essentials: Top 3 daytime cannabis strains

10 months ago   •   3 min read

By Juana Know Staff

Many of us can benefit from a morning pick-me-up. While your first thought may be to reach for a cup of coffee or black tea, there is another equally effective option that avoids the adverse side effects of caffeine.

Cannabis can be an excellent choice to jump-start a productive morning or provide a midday boost. However, not all strains are created equal. If you plan to use cannabis for daytime productivity, you should choose your strain wisely.

Although sativas are often a good bet for a daytime boost, the strain category isn’t always the best indicator of effects. When looking for the best daytime strains, you should also consider THC/CBD percentage as well as the terpene levels. To get you started, here are some of our favorite picks for the best strains for daytime use.

Super Sour Diesel

Super Sour Diesel is a Sativa dominant hybrid made from a cross between two powerful strains, Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel.

With a THC content upwards of 20%, this strain can have very intense effects. Accordingly, this strain is best suited for the more experienced users looking for a long-lasting and creative boost.

Like many in the Sour Diesel family, this strain has a pungent gasoline taste and aroma. Super Sour diesel also carries a complementary citrus flavor.

The effects of Super Sour Diesel include stress and pain relief as well as an energizing boost to creativity and mood. This strain is mentally stimulating and known to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Because Super Sour Diesel has a more cerebral effect, it is an excellent choice for socializing or creative pursuits. Many find that this strain improves mood, outlook, and appetite.


Harlequin is a CBD heavy sativa. This strain was created from several Landrace strains (Colombian Gold, Thai, and Swiss) and a Nepali indica.

With a fairly balanced THC to CBD ratio, this strain is perfect for those who are looking for energy and focus without some of the psychoactive mind-altering effects of THC dominant strains.

Harlequin is known to produce a sweet, earthy, and sometimes minty flavor and aroma. This strain is often sought out for its powerful medicinal effects. If you are someone who suffers from aches, pain, or nausea in the mornings, this strain might be especially useful to you.

This is a great strain to use when you are in need of a boost in mood and focus without the more intense psychoactive effects of other strains.

Pineapple Express

Although one of the more well-known strains, this hybrid has earned its title as one of the best strains for daytime usage. Pineapple express is a cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian. As the name suggests, Pineapple Express provides a pungent tropical taste and odor.

Despite its high THC content, regularly hovering at 18-25%, Pineapple Express provides long-lasting, but gentle effects.

Pineapple express provides an excellent balance between calm and energized. This strain is a good choice for those who may suffer from paranoia with other strains. As a major appetite booster, this strain is a great choice before breakfast or lunch.

Pineapple Express will leave you with a feeling of clear-headed energy, making it the perfect strain for a boost in productivity. This strain also lends itself to social interactions and mentally stimulating tasks like reading or writing.

Give Your Day a Boost

Not only is it possible to enjoy cannabis during the day without sacrificing productivity, but it can also be beneficial to your overall health and well-being.

Starting your day with the right strain of cannabis can provide a wide range of benefits such as pain relief, digestive support, boosted creativity, and an improved mood.

So, the next time you’re looking for a boost, why not give one of the best strains for daytime usage a try.

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