Perhaps you’re a college student, studying for upcoming midterms or finals. Or you’re continuing your education to advance your career, or maybe you’re just watching educational YouTube videos for fun. Whichever scenario, cannabis use has been a hot topic when it comes to its effects on cognitive function and academic performance. Before you hit the books… and your bong, read about the different reasons why you may want to consider consuming cannabis with your next study session.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction – One of the most commonly reported benefits of using cannabis, especially products high in CBD, is its potential to reduce stress and anxiety which is beneficial to many who become highly stressed with the pressures of academia. Stress and anxiety can hinder a student’s ability to concentrate. This is where products with high CBD percentages can help alleviate some of these unwanted symptoms and make for a more pleasant experience (without the psychoactive effects of THC). Try the following products:
Mr. Moxey’s Energzie Mints – these mints contain rosemary as a support herb, which has been shown to increase memory and alertness. Gilda from Raven Grass – this is a great strain for relieving stress without the psychoactive effects.
Creativity and Open-Minded Thinking – For some, cannabis can stimulate creative thinking and promote open-mindedness. This can be especially useful in studies that require innovative problem-solving or unconventional approaches to coursework. A moderate dose of cannabis may help some think outside the box and generate new ideas. Some products we recommend to encourage creativity include:
Sitka’s Lebanese Gold in hash or infused joints. Uplifting sativa-leaning strains like Durban Poison, Blue Dream, Jack Herer, or Trainwreck all work nicely for generating new ideas!
Enhanced Focus and Concentration – Contrary to the stereotype of cannabis leading to distractions, some users claim that it can enhance their focus and concentration. Certain strains of cannabis are said to provide a sense of “hyperfocus,” making it easier for individuals to immerse themselves in their studies for extended periods. The effects of the cannabinoid CBG are still being studied but so far results show that CBG increases focus and concentration. Try the following products:
Heylo’s CBG Blend cartridge, CBG Doozies, or Fairwinds 1:1:1 vape. Fairwinds Lifestyle capsules contain green tea and Gingko Biloba as support herbs to increase focus. More into flower? Classic focus strains are Green Crack, Cinex, or Super Lemon Haze.
Improved Sleep – Adequate sleep is crucial for functioning and effective studying. Cannabis can help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, leading to more refreshed and focused study sessions and performance! If you’re looking for the right product, there are typically 3 types of people who deal with sleepiness: those who can’t get to sleep, those who can’t stay asleep, and those who can’t do either. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, try a tincture. For best results, use tinctures sublingually (under the tongue). Be sure to hold the liquid in your mouth for two full minutes before swallowing for the quickest onset. Capsules are a great place to start if you’re looking to stay asleep. For those who struggle with getting to sleep and staying asleep, the best option is a two-pronged approach; a tincture to get to sleep layered with capsules to promote a longer sleep cycle. Some products to try:
Fairwinds Deep Sleep tincture, Green Revolution’s Beauty Sleep tincture, or Fairwinds Deeper Sleep capsules. Or try Marionberry Doozies with CBN or Mr. Moxey’s Dream Mints.
Social Connection – Cannabis is known to be a social activity and can facilitate bonding with peers. Engaging in group study sessions with friends who consume creates a more enjoyable and collaborative study environment. Try:
Seattle Bubble Works hash 2-packs and 10-pack joints. Blunt Royale blunts, or Lifted’s Wedding Cake flower, a long-time crowd-pleaser!
Cannabis offers benefits to those looking for an extra boost when expanding their minds with knowledge, benefits including stress reduction, enhanced creativity, improved sleep, and social connections. However, it’s crucial to emphasize that the effects of cannabis vary widely among individuals, and its use should be approached cautiously, responsibly, and in accordance with local laws and regulations.
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