When your parents think about marijuana, they probably picture a lazy stoner holed up in his dark, dusty, tapestry-covered bedroom listening to Phish. While we all enjoy a good Phish sesh every now and then, we also know that marijuana doesn’t always cause chronic laziness.
Contrary to popular belief, a lot of cannabis enthusiasts are extremely productive and upstanding members of society. They seize the day and get stuff done thanks to the uplifting powers of marijuana. Whether you’re cleaning the house, picking up groceries, doing the yardwork, or working on your autobiography, a little cannabis might be exactly what you need to get in gear.
And for the countless Americans suffering from medical conditions relieved by medical marijuana, this plant can provide a much-needed energy boost.
If you’re finding it hard to motivate and concentrate after smoking, here are a few tips and tricks to help you boost productivity.
- Try a different strain. Different strains of cannabis cause different mental and emotional effects. Heavy indica strains like Northern Lights or Purple Kush might make you a little too mellow to function at a highly productive level. Additionally, strains that are super stimulating like Green Queen might cause you to become a little too anxious when you’re under a lot of pressure to get things done. Instead, scout out the marijuana dispensaries in Portland Oregon or your local area for lighter sativa strains like Pineapple Diesel.
- Plan your day in advance. Before smoking, make a clear-cut list of everything you need to accomplish. Create a detailed agenda if you have to. Having your plans set in stone before lighting up will help you make a smooth transition into go-mode.
- Drink a cup of coffee. Sometimes it’s that simple. You might just need that extra little boost to keep the momentum going through the middle of the day. If you don’t like coffee, try tea, soda, or even an apple. Make sure to keep your blood sugar at an even level and always stay hydrated. Nothing eliminates fatigue better.
- Don’t stop. Keep moving! You made a to-do list, now stick to it. As soon as you stop and drop to the sofa, you know you’re going to have a really hard time rallying once again.
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, and four states and D.C. have legalized marijuana dispensaries for recreational purposes. You may not consider yard work “recreation,” but remember, the quicker you get it done, the sooner you can lay back and put on that Phish album.