LOVA – Aurora:  

Grape OZ,  Slurricane

Natural Mystic:  

Amarelo,  Layer Cake,  Super Sour Lemon

ROOTS RX BASALT:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Pancakes,  Super Sour Lemon

Native Roots Longmont:  

Gas Tanker,  Super Sour Lemon

EUFLORA Gun Club Rd:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper

Eclipse Cannabis Company:  

Ice Cream Cake,  Koko Puffs

LOVA – Edgewater:  

Scooby Snax,  Sundae Float

ROOTS RX GUNNISON:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Pancakes,  Super Sour Lemon

The Underground Station:  

Item #9,  Miracle Alien Cookies,  Scooby Snax

Twin Peaks Dispensary:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper

Tumbleweed Frisco:  

Miracle Alien Cookies,  Super Sour Lemon

PEAK DISPENSARY:  

Bananaghani,  Layer Cake,  Papaya Cake,  Scooby Snax,  Sour Diesel

Native Roots Colorado:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Sundae Float,  Tractor Beam

Native Roots Vail MED:  

Super Sour Lemon

The Dab By Silverpeak – Alameda:  

Amarelo,  Cherry Hills,  Koko Puffs

Emerald Fields – Glendale:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Headband Kush,  Honey Bun,  Papaya Cake

Solace Meds – WR:  

Garlic Breath,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk

Solace Meds Broadway:  

Biker OZ,  Sundae Float

THE JOINT BY CANNABIS:  

Slurricane,  Sundae Float,  Unicorn Poop

Golden Meds – Sante Fe:  

Amarelo,  Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Ice Cream Cake,  Lemon Pepper,  Papaya Cake,  Unicorn Poop

DOCTORS ORDERS:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Honey Bun,  Lemon Pepper

The Happy Camper Palisade:  

Cake Mix,  Georgia Pie,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper

RJJ Edgewater:  

Gas Tanker,  Layer Cake,  Super Sour Lemon

A Cut Above – med Denver:  

GG #4,  OG Sin,  Super Sour Lemon

Seven One Nine LLC:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper

Trill Alternatives:  

Cherry Hills,  Sundae Float

EUFLORA Aspen:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510

NATIVE ROOTS ASPEN:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Sundae Float,  Tractor Beam

THE TUMBLEWEED DISPENSARY Parachute:  

Miracle Alien Cookies,  Tractor Beam

EUFLORA Buckley Rd:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510

Boulder Wellness Center:  

Gas Tanker,  Layer Cake,  Sage N Sour,  Scooby Snax

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS):  

Cherry Hills,  Lemon Pepper,  Miracle Alien Cookies

NATIVE ROOTS NORTH DENVER:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake

NATIVE ROOTS BOULDER:  

Cherry Hills

Buddy Boy – S. Federal:  

Strawberry Milk,  Tractor Beam,  Yuk Mouth

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY YALE:  

Cake Mix,  Gas Tanker,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper,  Sundae Float

Tumbleweed – Steamboat:  

Cherry Hills,  Georgia Pie,  Pancakes,  Sundae Float

ROOTS RX EDWARDS:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Pancakes,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS Grant St. REC:  

Biker OZ,  Cherry Hills,  Garlic Breath,  Papaya Cake,  Sundae Float

NATIVE ROOTS EDGEWATER:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Sundae Float,  Tractor Beam

Cannabicare:  

GG #4,  Layer Cake,  OG Sin

LOVA – Downtown:  

Sundae Float,  Super Sour Lemon

NATIVE ROOTS DILLON:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Sundae Float,  Tractor Beam

Tumbleweed Carbondale:  

Amarelo,  Garlic Breath,  Georgia Pie,  Pancakes

Wolf Pac Cannabis Federal:  

Cake Mix,  Cherry Hills,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper,  Unicorn Poop

OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th):  

Cherry Hills,  Lemon Pepper,  Miracle Alien Cookies

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY BROADWAY:  

Biker OZ,  Slurricane,  Sundae Float

EUFLORA Brighton Blvd:  

Cake Mix

Native Roots Highlands:  

Biker OZ,  Papaya Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Sundae Float,  Tractor Beam

Native Roots Austin Bluffs MED:  

Amarelo,  Strawberry Milk

ROOTS RX Leadville:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Pancakes,  Super Sour Lemon

LOVA – Colfax:  

Sundae Float,  Super Sour Lemon

EUFLORA 16th Street:  

Cake Mix

Roots RX Aspen:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Super Sour Lemon

Reefer Madness Dispensary:  

Amarelo,  Strawberry Milk,  Super Sour Lemon

BUDDY BOY – York St:  

Bananaghani,  Cherry Hills,  Gas Tanker,  Headband Kush

High Octane:  

Item #9,  Slurricane,  Yuk Mouth

KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper,  Sundae Float

BUDDY BOY -38th:  

Bananaghani,  Cherry Hills,  Headband Kush

Dabbington LLC:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510,  Lemon Pepper

Higher Grade Medical (at Galena):  

Gas Tanker,  Strawberry Milk

Golden Meds Bryant St:  

GG #4,  OG Sin,  Sage N Sour,  Sueño,  Super Sour Lemon,  The Sauce

EUFLORA Longmont:  

Cake Mix,  Project 4510

Native Roots Littleton MED:  

Amarelo,  Layer Cake,  Strawberry Milk,  Super Sour Lemon

Wolf Pac – Pueblo West:  

Sundae Float

COLORADO HARVEST COMPANY KALAMATH:  

Sundae Float

RJJ Academy:  

Layer Cake,  Super Sour Lemon

A Cut Above – Springs med:  

GG #4,  OG Sin,  Super Sour Lemon

ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL:  

Biker OZ,  Georgia Pie,  Honey Bun,  Super Sour Lemon

RJJ Frisco:  

Amarelo,  Gas Tanker,  Strawberry Milk

December 9, 2020

Getting Creative with Cannabis: Using Cannabis To Fuel Your Creativity

Can Creativity Be Improved By Cannabis, and What Strains of Cannabis Are Best for Increasing Creativity?

The idea that cannabis can influence creativity certainly isn’t a new one. For hundreds of years, musicians, artists, writers, philosophers and other thinkers and tinkerers have claimed that cannabis and creativity are linked.  

What’s less clear is how, exactly. Is it a chicken-and-egg situation? Are creative people just more likely to enjoy cannabis? Or can cannabis improve creativity?

Cannabis and Creativity: Here’s What the Science Says

Neuroscientists have determined that creativity is associated with the brain’s frontal lobe. According to a report published in Neuropsychopharmacology in 2002, cannabis consumption increased what’s known as regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) to the frontal lobe area. A more stimulated, active frontal lobe could mean more creativity.

While scientists are still playing catchup in exploring the many potential positive aspects of cannabis after decades of focus on potential harms, this study definitely holds some intrigue. 

But how do you even measure creativity?

You do it with something called “divergent thinking,” which is regularly used by scientists as a yardstick for measuring creativity. Divergent thinking (DT) is the ability to generate creative ideas,  explore a wide variety of possible solutions to problems, and is split into four main categories: Originality, Flexibility, Fluency and Elaboration. It’s also theorized that when cannabis stimulates in the frontal lobe, it affects DT.

A Little High Goes a Long Way

According to a study from 2014, a key factor in whether cannabis can improve creativity is dosage. The study found that with low doses of THC—in this case, 5.5 milligrams—cannabis use improved several aspects of divergent thinking compared to the placebo group. 

However, when the dose was upped to 22mg, the subjects’ scores dropped significantly in every category. For anyone who’s ever overindulged and found themselves spacing out and experiencing a bad case of “couch lock,” the results of the study shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Interestingly, a study done in 2012 found that, after dividing participants into “high creative” and “low creative” groups, cannabis can improve creativity, but perhaps only if you’re not already creative. After testing participants while sober, and then again after taking cannabis, the “low creatives” were found to have gotten a noticeable boost, specifically in the Fluency category, when compared to the “high creatives.” 

So it’s possible that cannabis can be a way to jumpstart your creativity or make you more open to creative ideas and possibilities if that’s something you’re struggling with. 

The Best Cannabis Strains for Creativity

When trying to find the best cannabis strains for creativity, the first step is choosing between Sativa and Indica. Should be straightforward, right? After all, Sativa strains are known for being stimulating and energetic, while Indicas generally provide a more mellow experience, which may more likely lead to a meditative zone-out than a creative explosion. 

But it’s not that simple. No one is going to have exactly the same experience or reaction to cannabis, especially if it has a high THC content. Beyond that, everyone has their own unique creative process, and a potent Sativa like Sour Diesel that could make for an inspiring mindset in one person could end up leading to an unproductive racing, anxious mind for someone else. 

In the same vein, an Indica-dominant hybrid like Miracle Alien Cookies might leave one person relaxed to the point of nodding off, but its introspective and focused high might be just what someone else with focus issues needs to settle themselves and get creating. It’s all about finding out what makes your creative juices flow.

Get Creative With How You Shop for Cannabis

Are you looking to get inspired to paint a masterpiece? Write the next great novel? Finally make that Broadway musical with a fresh take on Martin Van Buren you’ve been telling all your friends about? Then hop over to the Veritas interactive strain guide, where you can sort through our craft strains and find ones best suited to creativity, energy, focus and more. With over 90 strains in our library, we’ve got something for everyone.