The Basics: A Guide to an Energetic High

It’s been a little over a year since the pandemic started and maybe since then you’ve gone from cannabis novice to a seasoned smoker. You now have a routine that includes marijuana as an essential need, you’re a pro at navigating Black Rabbit’s online dispensary and you eagerly await those same day weed delivery drop offs.

Maybe the reasons you started smoking to begin with have also changed. Maybe smoking started off as a way to unwind after those stressful and endless WFH days. Or maybe the nightly tokes were a way to deal with COVID anxiety or a sure way to help you catch some winks. Now that you’ve had the time to become more familiar with all the ways cannabis can help you, we’re going to explore the ways cannabis can help with energy. Whether you’re looking for an alternative to coffee and are down for a classic wake and bake situation or whether you just want a natural midday pick me up to help offset possible fatigue, here’s all the way cannabis can help. 

Indica vs. Sativa

It’s important to understand first which between indica and sativa strains will help you achieve that energetic high. For more of a breakdown on the two, read our blog post here.  

In terms of experience, we know that sativa strains often have lower doses of CBD and higher doses of THC and are most commonly associated with producing a cerebral or “mind high.” Other common effects include feeling uplifted, alert and energetic. Sativa strains are often recommended for daytime usage, perfect for social gatherings or physical activity. On the flip side, indica strains often have higher levels of CBD and less THC. Effects typically sit within the realm of physical sedation and can contribute to deep relaxation, a sense euphoria and often encourage sleep and aid in pain reduction.

While crossbreeding has made purely indica and purely sativa strains less common, it’s safe to say a sativa dominant hybrid is what you should be looking for to achieve that energetic high.


Terpenes also play a pivotal role in their contribution to an energized high. As a refresher, terpenes are secreted in the tiny resin glands of the cannabis flowers – the same glands that produce cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Terpenes are aromatic oils that colour cannabis assortments with a distinctive flavour like citrus, berry, mint, and pine. While some terpenes may complement the high, terpenes themselves are non-intoxicating. Various terpenes can promote a feeling of happiness, relaxation and energy so when browsing through Black Rabbit’s online dispensary, look for the strains that have the below notes in their aroma profiles.

  • Limonene (Citrus) – Found in citrus fruit, peppermint, cloves, and other plants, limonene is highly flavorful and aromatic. Studies show that limonene is a mood elevator, stress reliever, great for focus, concentration, motivation and it can even help boost immunity.
  • Pinene (Pine) – As its name suggests, Pinene is the terpene behind the aroma of pine needles and it’s found in trees, rosemary, dill, basil and parsley. Pinene is known for its ability to increase creative energy and for promoting alertness and mental focus. It’s also said to improve memory function and contribute to an overall more positive mood.  
  • Caryophyllene (Peppery) – This terpene packs a punch as it is responsible for the spiciness in black pepper! It’s also found in cloves and cinnamon. It is also the only terpene known to act as a cannabinoid

So which strains are great for energy?

Banana Punch – This indica dominant hybrid is on the sweeter side (banana cream pie anyone?) and if you’re down with a slow build high that leads you to a place of happiness and focus then this one’s for you.

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Orange Soda – A sativa dominant hybrid, Orange Soda is punchy, super sweet and creamy. The high is swift and will have your mind sharp and maybe even a little giggly in no time.

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Slyme Cookies – A superb afternoon pick me up, this sativa hybrid is known for its creeping effect and strong, high energy head high. It’s a medium body smoke that has an aroma profile of sweet, dried mango with a smooth flavour palette to match.

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Weed delivery Canada-wide

If we’ve sold you on cannabis as your new potential energy boost go-to, why not give the strains above a go? Add them to your weekly weed delivery today with Black Rabbit’s same day weed delivery in Toronto and coming soon to Newmarket, Barrie and Brampton. For those living outside of the GTA, don’t worry we’ve got you covered through our mail order program with weed delivery Canada-wide.

If you’re looking for a playlist to get you energized, check out our ONE MORE HIT playlist on Spotify or down below!

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