While marijuana is often seen as a substance that helps you get your mind off of things that can leave you somewhat “out of it,” there are some strains that contain a certain chemical profile that provides users with enhanced focus and extra energy. Usually found in sativas and sativa dominant hybrids, the effects of these strains are being considered as a form of treatment for folks suffering from ADHD and related disorders.
Since the usual medications for treating these disorders, such as Adderall and Ritalin, often come with significant side effects as well as the dangers of addiction, many are seeking cannabis as an alternative form of treatment. These strains tend to contain a higher concentration of some specific cannabinoids, such as THCV, which can help provide much needed energy to achieve greater productivity and better focus.
Check out our 10 top picks for the best strains for ADHD to get you in the mood to focus.
10. Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a classic sativa strain and the “wake and bake” bud of choice for stoners around the world. It provides a stimulating and creative cerebral effect with a mild body high, to keep you focused and calm. Jack Herer was named after the famous cannabis activist who is also the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. This bud smells spicy and piney, probably because of its high levels of pinene and limonene.
Although most of the strains for ADHD on this list are THC-rich sativa-dominant plants, we also decided to include some CBD-rich strains for those sensitive to THC. It’s not uncommon for high-THC plants to increase feelings of anxiety and paranoia. Although Harlequin is a sativa-dominant plant, it’s CBD: THC ration of 5:2 gives it a very mellow buzz that’s great to stay focused without increasing stress.
Medical marijuana is capable of treating many disorders like epilepsy and glaucoma. What are your thoughts on marijuana’s effectiveness as an aid for those with attention deficit disorders?