The 64 Store
Colorado Cutthroat, Forza Sans Souci #4, Oz Kush, Peking Duck #6, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Triangle OG
The Dispo
MIL, OZ Kush, Peach Crescendo #2, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Veritas Cookies
Tumbleweed
Colorado Cutthroat, Dosilato #8, Item #9, LCS, Macchiato Haze, Unicorn Poop
Canna Cabinet
Bananaghani, Black Amber, Carat Cake #2, Dosilato #8, Durban Kush #8, GG #4, Item #9, KPF, Macchiato Haze, OZ Kush, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Purple Milk, Root Canal #2, Sour Rado, Super Sour Lemon, The Sauce, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Veritas Cookies
Cannabicare
Colorado Cutthroat, Forza Sans Souci #4, Oz Kush, Peking Duck #6, Platinum Kush Breath, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop
Colorado Harvest Company
Colorado Cutthroat, Gold Dropz, OZ Kush, PZ3, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, WRZ
HERBS 4 YOU
Sour Diesel
High Octane
Bananaghani, Black Amber, OZ Kush, The Sauce, Veritas Cookies
Kind Care of Colorado
Colorado Cutthroat, Forza Sans Souci #4, Frozen Dessert, Fruit Snacks, Gold Dropz, Item #9, KPF, OZ Kush, Peach Crescendo #2, Platinum Kush Breath, Root Canal #2, Slurricane, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, The Sauce,   Yuk Mouth
Lightshade
Gold Dropz, Peking Duck #6, Root Canal #2, Sueno
Magnolia Rd
Bananaghani, Black Amber, Carat Cake #2, Cereal Barz, Colorado Cutthroat, Gold Dropz, Grape OZ, Lava Breath #2, MIL, Macchiato Haze, Malibu Mirage, Peach Crescendo #2, Peking Duck #6, Platinum Kush Breath, Purple Milk, Root Canal #2, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Super Sour Lemon, The Sauce, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
Magnolia Road
Bananaghani, Black Amber, Cereal Barz, Colorado Cutthroat, FUN, Forza Sans Souci #4, GG #4, Gold Dropz, Grape OZ, Item #9, LCS, Lava Breath #2, MIL, Macchiato Haze, Malibu Mirage, Muffinz Breath #1, OZ Kush, Peach Crescendo #2, Peking Duck #6, Platinum Kush Breath, Purple Milk, Sherb Crasher, Slurricane, Sour Diesel, Sour Rado, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, The Sauce, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher,   Yuk Mouth
Medicine Man
Bananaghani, Peking Duck #6, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop
Native Roots
Carat Cake #2, Colorado Cutthroat, Dosilato #8, Forza Sans Souci #4, Frozen Dessert, Fruit Snacks, GG #4, Garlic Breath, Gold Dropz, Grape OZ, Item #9, KPF, Lava Breath #2, MIL, Macchiato Haze, Melonade #8, ORE, OZ Kush, PZ3, Papaya Cake, Peach Crescendo #2, Peking Duck #6, Pineapple Blast, Platinum Kush Breath, Purple Milk, Root Canal #2, SOZ, Shock Tart, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Super Lemon G, Super Sour Lemon, The Sauce, Triangle OG, WRZ, Wedding Crasher, White 99
Nature's Herbs and Wellness Distribution Center
Fruit Snacks, Gold Dropz, Item #9, MIL, OZ Kush, Slurricane, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon
Rino Supply
Bananaghani, Peking Duck #6
Ripple
Durban Kush #8, Gold Dropz, Item #9, Macchiato Haze, PZ3, Papaya Cake, Shock Tart
Rocky Mountain Cannabis
Forza Sans Souci #4, MIL, OZ Kush, Slurricane, Square Grouper #2, Super Sour Lemon
Rocky Road
Bananaghani, Forza Sans Souci #4, MIL, OZ Kush, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Triangle OG
Rocky Road Remedies
Colorado Cutthroat, MIL, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Unicorn Poop,   Yuk Mouth
Roots Rx
Black Amber, LCS, Malibu Mirage, Peach Crescendo #2, Peking Duck #6, Sour Rado, The Sauce, Unicorn Poop, Veritas Cookies, WOF
Simply Pure
Carat Cake #2, Melonade #8, Purple Milk, Sour Rado, Sueno, The Sauce, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop
Skunked
Forza Sans Souci #4, MIL, OZ Kush, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Strawberries N Cream, Sueno, Super Sour Lemon, Unicorn Poop
TGS
Colorado Cutthroat, Forza Sans Souci #4, GG #4, Gold Dropz, Grape OZ, LCS, OZ Kush, Peking Duck #6, Platinum Kush Breath, Shock Tart, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Square Grouper #2, Sueno, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Veritas Cookies, WRZ
THE GREEN SOLUTION LLC
Grape OZ, Purple Milk, Sueno
The 404 Dispensary
Bananaghani, Black Amber, OZ Kush, The Sauce, Veritas Cookies

January 13, 2021

Tap Into the Flow: Cannabis for Focus and Productivity

In our hyper-connected, stimulation-heavy world, focus can be hard to come by.

Our office culture (home or in-person) celebrates brain-draining multitasking and frequent meetings, which lead to scattered focus and lower productivity in general. And even off the clock, there’s always another ping to pay attention to, another email to answer, another fire to put out. We’re constantly connected to news and social media, which demand our attention and then profit off it. 

And as humans, our minds are primed to wander, especially if we don’t find tasks particularly engaging. A 2019 article in the science journal Neuroscience of Consciousness holds that humans evolved to seek tasks and goals with high payoff, wandering from one task to the next as a form of protection against putting too much effort in a single goal (especially one that’s not guaranteed to pay off). 

All this to say: When it’s time to get focused, we’ve got a lot of obstacles to overcome. 

While scientists still have much to learn about the full human benefits of cannabis and specific cannabinoids, preliminary research has demonstrated the potential for cannabis to aid in a variety of brain-boosting ways, from achieving a flow state, to anxiety reduction and decision-making. Here’s an overview of where the science is, how to benefit from cannabis’s potential for aiding in focus and which strains are best for focus. 

What Research on Cannabinoids for Focus Tells Us

Cannabinoids work with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a wide-reaching system in the body that impacts everything from the immune system to digestion. Phytocannabinoids like delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) interact with this system, helping to reduce inflammation and improve neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to learn and form new connections. For those seeking a boost in focus or brain power, working with the ECS by consuming CBD or THC shows promise—though more research is needed. 

There are currently few empirical or peer-reviewed studies regarding cannabinoids’ beneficial effects on focus, productivity or clarity. And in fact, many existing studies and reviews, like one published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine in 2011, center instead on the potential for negative effects on working memory and attention—theories established during the propaganda-heavy prohibition era. 

However, both THC and CBD have been shown to exhibit powerful neuroprotective effects and helpfulness in reducing anxiety and stress. Stress and anxiety can negatively affect working memory and make focusing on tasks incredibly difficult, so the ability to reduce perceived stress and anxiety could naturally help in increasing focus.  

Best Cannabis Strains for Focus

When choosing cannabis strains for focus, we’d recommend reaching for one from our Invite product line, such as Big Bubba Diesel and White 99— two of our favorites for promoting focus and engagement. Other strains from our Innovate line, including GG #4, Cherry Hills or Mimosa, are also great options to tap into flow. 

For those who struggle to focus due to anxiety or are sensitive to THC, we recommend trying out a CBD-dominant strain or a balanced CBD / THC strain. Since some strains, especially THC-heavy sativa strains, can increase heart rate or a feeling of anxiousness among some consumers, it’s important to take your individual needs and preferences into account. 

If you’re newer to cannabis or new to using it to help with focus and productivity, we’d also recommend experimenting with microdoses or lower-potency strains to see where your sweet spot is for maximizing focus, then gradually build up if need be. To help you find the perfect strain for focus, head over to our interactive strain guide. You can sort our more than 90 strains by experience, product type and taste—and get focused in no time.

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