We all create differently, which can be tricky when you are trying to find your muse. Some need happiness and energy, some create their best work when they are relaxed and meditative, some rush to jot down thoughts right before their brain switches off for the night. There are also so many different types of art and your medium will change the boost that you need. If you are a writer you might need a different strain from an artist or a musician. There are quite a few strains that claim to be great for creativity, but are they great for your creativity? Let’s have a look at a few different art types and see which strains suit your specific passion.
Weed has always been extremely popular with musicians, from the Jazz era to the modern-day most of the greats have partaken. This is because some strains are fantastic for opening up your mind and allowing the music to flow through and past any pesky creative blocks. These are considered to be the best strains for musicians.
This is generally one of the most popular strains on the market, primarily for its impressive effect. Durban Poison is uplifting, creative, energetic and happy which can be an ideal creative mental space for some musicians. This will likely depend on the type of music you play and write. It is extremely resinous and has a pretty powerful THC percentage of 26%. Careful not to overdo it or Durban Poison may send you off into a blissful sleep. I know napping is popular with creative types but it’s not necessarily productive. Durban Poison has a flowering time of 8 – 9 weeks and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Unfortunately a number of musicians and artists alike suffer from mental health issues, it sort of comes with the territory. OG Kush is not only a fantastic creative strain but it is also often given to those who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress and PTSD. It has a potent cerebral energy that can really boost creativity when used in the correct doses. It has a pretty high THC content and is an Indica/Sativa cross so again if used too heavily it can have the opposite effect. This strain has a flowering time of 8 weeks and will grow indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Once again in the art community cannabis is popular, but often for a different reason. For those working in a visual medium, it’s the way cannabis opens up the perception of reality that can be extremely useful.
This strain is well known for its euphoric and cerebral properties, releasing the mind and allowing reality to get a bit wiggly. This strain is regularly used to treat depression so is perfect for lifting an artist out of a non-creative funk. Strangely this strain also sharpens focus and concentration which is great for the procrastinators out there. If you’re struggling to stay invested in a piece this might be what you need. It has a THC content of 22% so don’t go too hard. Amnesia Haze has a flowering time of 77 days and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Is your art style a little more abstract? Then this is the ideal strain for you. LSD got its name for its trippy, psychedelic, uplifting effect that is also pretty chatty and a little calming. If you want to try and push your creativity into realms so far unexplored then LSD is the one. She is also great for breaking through creative barriers and blocks. Maybe you’re bored of your art style and want to try something new? Set an afternoon aside, get your medium ready, have a puff and just see what happens. LSD has a flowering time of 64 – 70 days and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
As a writer, I can find cannabis useful if I’m stuck in a rut. Maybe I can’t think of anything to write about, I can’t focus, I don’t know where my plot is going, I just can’t access my full vocabulary. Several strains can improve focus while also releasing the stress of writer’s block.
This award-winning strain has a long-lasting and cerebral effect that is ideal for writing. Well, ideal for some writers. Unfortunately, the focus aspect of this strain isn’t great but if you follow Hemmingway’s advice of ‘write drunk (high) edit sober’, then this is what you’re looking for. It will unleash a wave of creativity that will hopefully get those fingers tippy tapping away for hours. Then afterwards you can have a look and see if you wrote anything good. Hopefully, your unleashed mind will have accidentally created a masterpiece. Either way, it’s a great way to bash through writer’s block and get the creative juices flowering.
Finally, we have the ultimate in focus, energy and creativity. Green Crack gets its name from…well it’s probably pretty obvious where it gets its name from. This strain is extremely cerebral and stimulating not only helping you focus on what on earth you’re trying to write, but helping your brain create at the same time. This is the ideal strain for those of you who genuinely struggle to sit down and start writing. A puff of this will have you in front of your laptop, typewriter or quill, however, you roll, and ready to go. We all know that the hardest part of writing is getting started, so it can be invaluable to have that little boost at the start. Her THC level is about 20% so she is quite strong, but manageable for heavy smokers. Still, I wouldn’t recommend overdoing it or you might end up with a 200-page manuscript that is just a rambling single sentence about how great otters are. This strain has a flowering time of 58 – 65 days and will grow indoors or outdoors.
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