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Best weed strains for an energy boost

Whether it’s hiking, gardening, or hitting the town, some things are just more fun when you add cannabis into the mix. However, not all strains will give you the energy you need to conquer whatever comes your way.

Some cultivars are designed to offer pain relief, relaxation, or help you get a good night’s rest, while others can really put some pep into your step—and those energizing strains are what we’re here to talk about today.

No matter what kind of activity you want to do, check out this list of the best weed strains for an energy boost.

Sour Diesel

Ideal for a wake and bake, this classic, psychedelic, and energy-driven strain is essential for anyone looking for balanced effects. With roughly 20% THC in each of these tasty buds, Sour Diesel delivers a pleasant combination of soothing relaxation and balanced energy to get your day started on the right foot. It’s a fast-acting and long-lasting sativa-dominant hybrid that can elevate your mood and give you just enough of a buzz when you need a pick-me-up.

Pineapple Express

Made famous by the ever-popular Seth Rogan movie, Pineapple Express produces almost instantaneous energetic effects that last for hours. Pineapple Express may make you feel focused, alert, and creative at any time of the day. Thanks to the terpenes, caryophyllene, limonene, and pinene, this strain is packed with bright citrus notes, fresh pineapple, and just a hint of earthy pine. Medical marijuana patients often choose Pineapple Express to relieve symptoms associated with depression, minor aches and pains, and fatigue.


Chocolope delivers tremendous energy and enthusiasm while also boosting your appetite—so get ready for some powerful munchie action. If you suffer from anxiety and depression, Chocolope’s upbeat effects strain can bring you into a state of euphoria to give you the motivation you need to do something productive. Try this earthy strain with your morning cup of joe, and you can rest assured that your energy will not fade away any time soon.

Durban Poison

Sometimes called the espresso of cannabis, Durban Poison leaves you feeling clearheaded, bright, and energized. Some say that it gets its energy-boosting powers from elevated levels of the cannabinoid THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), but more research needs to be done in order to understand the effects of this molecule. In any case, this pure sativa has a sweet, candy-like smell and will leave you feeling ready to seize the day.

Green Crack

Green Crack is an absolute blessing for those of us who need a giant kick in the butt to get up and get active. Its racy energy can be too much for anyone that is prone to paranoia so make sure that you are in a comfortable environment to offset any unwanted side effects. In just a few puffs, you’ll find your body buzzing with energy, giving you the boost you need to go to that birthday party or lose yourself to nonstop laughing fits with friends.


With the perfect balance of CBD and THC, Harlequin is both calming and revitalizing. This cultivar provides minimal psychoactive effects, making it an excellent choice for anyone that doesn’t want to be weighed down by THC or for activities that require clearheaded focus. And with flavors that range from earthy musk to sweet mango, there’s little not to love about this well-balanced cannabis strain.

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These six strains are only a fraction of the best weed strains for an energy boost. Look for one of these classic cultivars on our shelves our talk to one of our budtenders about what energizing strains might be right for you.

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