Sometimes, we all need a little help concentrating. Luckily, some strains of cannabis are great for promoting a gentle cerebral effect that keeps the clutter in your head quiet while you itemize your day to day tasks. Here are the top 5 strains to help you focus and stay energized while you stay busy.

What makes a strain good for focus?

While finding a perfect focusing strain for YOU takes a little trial-and-error, there are a few things to look for when making a selection. Since cannabis affects everyone a little differently, you should first consider what kind of experience you’re hoping to have while using cannabis to promote focus and energy.

For example, some people are sensitive to strains high in THC. While THC can help some people focus, it may distract others and create racing thoughts or brain fog. Usually smaller doses combat this issue, but it’s still okay to consider CBD-dominant strains for focus. CBD strains are unlikely to produce a euphoric mental effect, but they won’t cause any adverse side effects. Typically, a balanced hybrid strain with a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes are ideal for someone who just needs a little mental boost to help them focus.

Another avenue to consider is the terpene content of the strain. Since terpenes can make cannabinoids more effective and promote specific mental effects, you’ll usually want to only choose strains with certain focusing terpenes. Some terpenes are relaxing and sedative while others are energizing and can help you stay focused and alert. Cannabinoids and terpenes like Limonene, Pinene, or Terpineol are great for focus and concentration, so take care to choose strains with higher concentrations of these terpenes.

Top Strains for Focus and Energy

Below, you’ll learn more about our favorite strains for focus, concentration, and energy. Each one is either THC or CBD dominant and contains higher concentrations of focusing terpenes like Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene and Terpineol.

Sour Diesel (THC)

Sour Diesel is a potent sativa strain known for its focusing and energizing qualities. It contains high concentrations of THC and terpenes like Limonene and Caryophyllene. Sour Diesel is great for an energetic euphoria that helps you focus on one task at a time. Best of all, it’s readily available at most dispensaries.

Cinex (THC)

Cinex is a popular California strain known best for its energetic burst and pleasant mental euphoria. It’s good for creativity, focus, and concentration in smaller doses. It contains a variety of energetic and focusing terpenes including Limonene, Pinene, and Caryophyllene.

Jack Herer (THC)

Jack Herer has been used for energy, concentration, focus, and creativity since its debut. It has a very fruity flavor profile and a hefty cerebral effect that makes it easy to stay focused on one thing at a time. It contains high concentrations of focusing terpenes like Pinene and Limonene.

Harlequin (CBD)

Harlequin is a CBD-dominant strain with high concentrations of Pinene terpenes. It promotes a cerebral boost of energy and focus that’s great for helping you concentrate. While harlequin is a CBD-dominant strain, it typically contains a 5:2 CBD:THC ratio, so it’ll give you just enough THC to keep your cerebral effect on track.

Harle-Tzu (CBD)

Harle-Tzu is a cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami. It’s high concentrations of CBD make it easy to stay clear-headed and calm when it’s important for you to concentrate. It promotes almost 0 intoxicating effects due to its lack of THC and it contains high concentrations of focusing terpenes like Pinene, Terpineol, and Terpinolene.