Morning Massachusetts: Strains to Get Your Day Going
Much to the chagrin of certain members of my household, I’m naturally a morning person. It’s easy for me to wake up and get my day going, and morning is when I’m at my most productive. I don’t even drink coffee! But I know that’s not the case for everyone. If you’re looking to put a little pep in your step in the A.M., cannabis might be just the thing.
While many folks use cannabis to help slow down, relax, and recharge, the beauty of the plant is that it can be beneficial for many different, sometimes opposing needs. Certain strains produce high-energy effects and can also boost creativity and focus, making them perfect for daytime use.
From edibles to flower, here are some of the best strains in the state when it comes to starting your day in style.
Super Lemon Haze D-LINE OIL
$95 per gram at NETA (Northampton)
Microdosing can be a smooth way to get your morning started. Go low and slow with this Super Lemon Haze until you find your perfect dose, and you’ll have a morning full of happy focus and concentration to get through even the most menial of tasks. Take a few sensible puffs and you’ll have the energy to head out for a run before finally tackling, say, those business reports you’ve been putting off.
Killer Queen Wax
$25 per half-gram at INSA (Easthampton)
Killer Queen is the perfect strain for heavy hitters who want to up their energy levels while maintaining focus. Trying to break through some writer’s block or finding the perfect solution to a business problem? A few hits of this wax and you’ll have more ideas than you’ll know what to do with… though we can’t promise how good any of them will be!
$50 per eighth-ounce at Cultivate (Leicester)
This classic sativa strain is one of the best—and for good reason. A favorite among medical patients (like me!) for a while, Sour Diesel provides an uplifted, happy feeling without bringing on on any panic or anxiety responses. You’re better able to focus and have the energy to get work done! With a relatively low THC level, this strain is a great one for when you need to be productive.
$50 per eighth-ounce at INSA (Easthampton)
Berry Sherbert is that perfect blend of calming energy. It allows you to release any anxiety or stress so you can focus on your day ahead, while also giving you a happy feeling to put a little spring in your step.
$50 per eighth-ounce at Verilife (Wareham)
Adult-use dispensary Verilife in Wareham is now open for business! And they’re selling Blue Widow flower which, like Berry Sherbet and Sour Diesel, offers up a mellow high, calming nerves while lightly ramping up happiness and concentration. For daytime use, stick to small doses spaced somewhat apart, as too much too soon might put you to sleep—not something you need before lunchtime.
$18 per gram at Temescal Wellness (Pittsfield)
Temescal Wellness is the most recent dispensary to begin selling adult-use cannabis in the state. Swing by the Pittsfield shop for some Guava D flower and enjoy a happy and creative daytime high. This potent strain can be helpful for getting rid of headaches that might slow you down, allowing you to go about your day as needed.
Upside Sativa Capsules
$5 for two 5-milligram capsules at NETA (Northampton)
Looking for an affordable way to see if capsules are right for you? NETA sells two 5-mg capsules for only $5. While some may scoff at the low dose (don’t worry, higher dosages are available), they’re perfect for someone just getting started with cannabis as part of their morning routine.