Best Strains For Focusing During Finals Week


We’ve all heard the story about the lazy stoner that flunked out of school because he was high all the time. Well,  it turns out that the truth is a horse of a different color. Certain strains of cannabis may actually improve focus, memory and boost cognitive function.  So if you are staying up late cramming for that exam tomorrow, take a break, take a hit, and get ready to take studying to a whole new level.

It is true there are those strains that will sink you into the couch, however, every strain reacts with the body in a different way. Some strains life you up while others bring you down. Some distract you from what needs to get done, others help you focus on the task at hand. Here are some of our favorite strains for keeping your mind on track when studying is your top priority.

Sour Diesel

Sour D as it’s otherwise known, is often turned to as a medical strain. It is a sativa dominant hybrid that has high THC and low CBD levels.  makes for a cerebral high that is both euphoric and dream-like. It was originally bred from a Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk mix, which accounts for the musky and pungent aromas. Many hail Sour Diesel as a great strain for focus and creativity, making it perfect for getting down to a hard night behind the books.

Green Crack

Green Crack, as it was dubbed by Snoop Dog for its potency, turns out to be heavily consumed in the medical marijuana community. The earthy yet sweet flavors go perfectly with your afternoon coffee as you get ready to plow into the school work in front of you. Green crack provides the energetic and focused buzz you are going to need to make it through the next round of exams. Green Crack is also high in CBG, which counteracts the paranoia-like effects some encounter when buzzed. This means it is perfect for taking the edge off as you ramp up your studies.


Headband is a strong indica dominant hybrid that holds on to many of the traits of its parents. It was bred from an OG Kush and a Sour Diesel, which accounts for the citrusy yet pungent aromas. Often used for pain relief, Headband has a balanced body and head high, yet the high THC levels make the buzz overly cerebral. The effects come on slowly, so don’t kill it at first and expect to be anything but toasted ten minutes later.


Flo is on the mellower side of things, however, it’s one of those strains that can really set you into a groove. Whether it’s studying or contemplating the universe, Flo is a great choice for those who want to be able to accomplish the task at hand and not be so high that the only thing you end up studying is the contents of your fridge. Flo is a lower THC strain but is packed with cannabinoids that make the buzz pleasant, uplifting and extremely comfortable. You won’t be distracted by every little thing that goes on around you. And with a floral taste and smooth essence, Flo is the perfect companion for you and your study group.


May 24, 2017

by Davie Dabbs aka Popeye

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Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.


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