There is one sound on this planet that almost everyone can agree is the ultimate buzzkill. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live…when that electric rooster known as the alarm clock squawks, something deep in our psyche screams, “Noooo!” Another day’s morning routine, coupled with the stress of yesterday and tomorrow, can make a.m. positivity rare as hen’s teeth.

Sometimes it feels as if, no matter what, there just isn’t enough time in the day or enough sleep in the night for our overstimulated lifestyles. Still, most of us can’t just roll over; responsibilities await. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution. A simple cannabis addition to the rise-and-grind just might change everything for those with an open mind ready for the facts. (Common-sense alert: This advice may not apply if you live in a prohibition state, have to drive, or may be subjected to invasive drug testing.)

Contrary to popular belief, you can incorporate certain strains of cannabis into the start of your day and still remain productive. In fact, many sativa-based blends could add a spark to your life that you didn’t even know was missing. There are experts dedicated to creating the ideal herb for any situation, and the first step is identifying what will help your current condition. Pain management, stress reduction, relief from depression, help with appetite, energy, and creativity can all be enhanced when the proper strain of cannabis is chosen. Below are five strains changing the way people view mornings and altering the stigma surrounding cannabis and coffee aficionados.

Sage ’n’ Sour

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Sage ’n’ Sour combines the best of both worlds and serves as the perfect way to start your day. Imagine a 75 percent sativa hybrid that fuses elements that were simply made for one another. A blend of Sage and Sour Diesel creates a soft herbal scent with an earthy finish that leaves you focused. This botanical is one of the most uplifting strains available and also combats depression. Euphoria, energy, and happiness are all part of the package, making it the perfect coffee mate or fitness motivator. According to Leafly user BreakingBudz, “Sage N Sour is exactly the taste perfect for a pre work out .. helped me get in my Zone ..”

Ghost Train Haze

                    Ghost Train Haze

The name Ghost Train Haze makes this particular cannabis strain sound like it comes from the other side. But it promises to leave you with a zest to take on whatever lies ahead in the here and now. This blend of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck packs a punch for pain relief. When used sparingly, this strain promotes creativity while simultaneously alleviating depression, appetite loss, and fatigue. Ghost Train Haze produces, in somewhat atypical sativa fashion, dense buds blanketed in snowy trichomes. The sweet, citrus, and earthy aroma of GTH makes for a flavor profile worth adding to the rise-and-shine routine and is a winner for daily pain management.

Mango Dream

Mango Dream

Mango Dream is considered to be a strain like no other. A stimulating experience coupled with a heady rush brings a unique boost of energy to the table, along with its stunning presentation. The soft orange colored hairs are a defining characteristic of the flower, and its sweet tropical essence makes it a flavor to be savored. A treat for those looking for something different, offers up a fresh perspective on the new day. Pairing Mango Dream with a glass of OJ just might be the new alternative to that daily dose of caffeine. A little all-natural pep in your step can literally change the game!

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is a strain so sweet, you might just want to write a song about it—if there wasn’t one already! (Of course, the Runaways captured the rockin’ vibe of this beauty with a No. 1 hit in Japan long before the first crimson bud ever blossomed.) After partaking, awareness and energy immediately spike, smoothing gradually into a more focused state of mind. This powerful hybrid brings out a creative bent, relieving pain, depression, and even suppressing nausea. The musky berry aroma permeates the senses and will have you jumping out of bed ready to take on the world. North American indica and a Hawaiian sativa made this delectable blend possible.

Pineapple Thai

Pineapple Thai

For the creative individual looking for a boost to take their artistry to the next level, Pineapple Thai is a gift sent from heaven. This potent strain contains 5% cannabidiol (CBD), which is a stark contrast to the vast majority of cannabis on the market. It acts as a powerful pain reliever, stress reducer, and an calm energy boost without the psychoactive jolt common to many sativas. For those searching for a more medicinal, less cerebral morning sativa, this is a perfect fit. While THC is present, the revving effects are not the main focus of this delight. A sweet fusion of pineapple and lemon flavors makes for a special experience and a must have for the greenophile looking to add a power player to the arsenal.

According to Leafly user heffie: “Pineapple Thai is a high-CBD strain (5% to 7% CBD, low THC). The “stoned” effects are the lightest I’ve ever experienced, and the calming effects of this strain are amazing. For medical/therapeutic purposes, this is the best strain I’ve ever found.”  Pineapple Thai has the power to change lives!

Smoking is the fastest, but certainly not the only way to infuse cannabis into the daily routine. For example, MagicalButter is a company dedicated to providing an alternative. The Botanical Extractor is the world’s first kitchen appliance to make extracting the powerful medicinal benefits of cannabis possible at the touch of a button.

Being able to research which strain will most benefit your lifestyle turns the infinite possibilities of cannabis into a tangible reality. Everything from a pain relieving shea butter to a delicious Black N Blue slider serves as a powerful medicinal alternative and an overall better quality of life. The world is changing right before our eyes and as the cannabis revolution takes over state-by-state many people are left thinking, “How did we go so long without this option for health and happiness?”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Garyn Angel is an inventor, award-winning financial consultant, and CEO of MagicalButter.com. His company makes the Botanical Extractor, the appliance he invented for infusing cannabis into foods and lotions. Angel is committed to cannabis law reform and was named to the CNBC NEXT List of visionary global business leaders for his work on legal marijuana. He is also founder of the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a charity that helps “medical refugees”—mainly veterans and children—who need cannabis therapy when traditional treatment options have failed. Angel’s charity helps families relocate to states where cannabis medicine is legally accessible.