It’s no secret that many musicians and artists smoke pot with some even claiming that part of their creative genius comes from the herb. It turns out they may be right – a study conducted at the Berkley Medical School found that cannabis can stimulate creative drive increasing activity in the frontal lobe of your brain, which triggers artistic and innovative thought. So what strains are best for getting the creative juices flowing? Read on to find out!*


This classic, award-winning strain has long been touted for its uplifting nature. A sativa-dominant hybrid, AK-47 has an earthy smell with a sweet, floral flavor. It offers a mellow high yet doesn’t suck you into the couch – great for the beginning of the day!

Jack Herrer

Another famous strain named after the renowned marijuana activist, Jack Herer is also sativa-dominant – and quite delicious. Originally developed in Holland in the mid-1990s, several variations of Jack have since emerged but they all have that special buzz that goes straight to the head. This strain will keep you motivated to finish that novel or song you’ve been working on, with time to spare.


Trainwreck is a favorite of many tokers, especially due to the long-lasting euphoria it brings. Kyle Gass of Tenacious D has a solo project named after the strain, so yeah – it’s kind of a big deal. Trainwreck is a true hybrid, although it tends to have powerful sativa qualities. Expect a rush of energy followed by a chill buzz – perfect for a drawing class or jam session.

Green Crack

This citrusy-sweet strain may be named after a sketchy street drug, but it’s pure cannabis in all of its glory. Green Crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is great for promoting focus, offering a long-lasting euphoria that’s perfect for getting creative. There is an indica-dominant variety, often called Cush, if you need something to relax after finishing that big project.


Looking for a true hybrid that will literally surround your head with mellow vibes? Headband is the love-child of the classic strains OG Kush and Sour Diesel, offering the best of both worlds. The effects of Headband tend to come on a bit slower than the other strains on this list, so don’t overdo it!