15 Cannabis Sativa Strains to Free Your Mind on Independence Day Marijuana was used to jumpstart creativity long before it was medically legal...

The majority of state and national governments in North America believe in the healing power of the cannabis plant.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Cancer Society point out two approved drugs to treat nausea in chemotherapy patients: Dronabinol (Marinol), which contains delta-9-THC, and Nabilone (Cesamet), a synthetic THC.

This means strains with a high concentration of THC, or any of the cannabinoids in its range, will be great for opening your mind. Sativas are my personal favorites for the psychoactive effects of making you think faster and in a million directions. Try one of these sativa strains recommended for creativity by Leafly‘s massive cannabis database.

1. Jack Herer

Jack Herer Cannabis Sativa
Jack Herer Cannabis Sativa

2. Lamb’s Bread


3. Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Cannabis Sativa Strain

4. Super Lemon Hazesuper-lemon-haze-cannabis-1024x640


Don’t forget there are countless sources of creativity, and other lifestyle, diet, and other changes will have a positive impact on your overall health too. Do not depend on any drug like a crutch, or it will quickly overtake your life. Ain’t nobody got time for addicts.

5. Strawberry Satori

Strawberry Satori Strain

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6. Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck Cannabis Strain

7. Dutch Haze


8. La Nina

La Nina Cannabis Strain

9. Blue Dream


10. AK-47


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11. White Widow


12. LSD


It’s not just a pothead myth – science actually took a long road to proving the effects of cannabis on creativity, which was found to be caused by cerebral blood flow (CBF). This isn’t to say you’ll suddenly become one of The Beatles just by smoking weed. But if you were already headed that direction, drugs, and especially weed, will help.

13. Green Crack

Green Crack Strain

14. Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Cannabis Strain

15. Cat Piss

Cat Piss Cannabis Creative Sative

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Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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