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Best Wake and Bake Strains

Have a calm and productive day with the best wake and bake strains.

By Ed GreenPublished 8 years ago 5 min read

Wake and bake strains can vary in the effects that provide to smokers. The marijuana community is rife with information on the best wake and bake strains for getting yourself high in the morning but remaining productive enough to go about your day. Strains that offer a light and uplifting high are better than those that will bring a foggy or groggy high.

Cannabis has two major strains, indica and sativa. Indica is more likely to have a relaxing effect, creating lethargy in the smoker. Sativa, on the other hand, can produce an uplifting and energizing high. Hybrids of the two can have different effects based on the ratio of each strain, among other properties. Most of the best wake and bake strains are either sativa or hybrid strains, as you want to make sure you don't tire yourself out before the day has even started.

Jack Herer

For a wake and bake experience full of contentment, energy, creativity, and positive mood, Jack Herer is the best pick. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid, named after author and activist Jack Herer. The strain has won the High Times Cannabis Cups twice and the High Life Cups a dozen times. Medical and recreational users alike prefer this strain for morning consumption, as it makes for a very productive day.


The Chocolope wake and bake strain is a combination of chocolate thai and cannalope haze, both of which rose to popularity in the 1980s. This strain is highly recommended to those looking for relief from anxiety and depression. Chocolope is a sativa hybrid that provides a euphoric high with a dreamy, cerebral effect. It is almost entirely sativa, with THC levels between 17 and 21 percent. This means new smokers might want to take it easy with this strain, which goes great with a morning cup of tea.

Maui Wowie 

Maui Wowie is a wake and bake strain first discovered on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The sativa strain provides a high-energy, euphoric high that keeps you incredibly productive. When it rose to popularity in the 1960s it was, and is still today, the most powerful sativa strain on the market. THC levels of Maui Wowie range from 20 to 28 percent, so rookies should be cautious when consuming it. As powerful as the high is, it has been known to bring out extreme creativity. This makes it the best wake and bake strain for the day before a great presentation or report is due.

Super Sour Diesel

Do you want a wake and bake strain that gives you energy and keeps your mind stimulated and focused? Super Sour Diesel is well known for the sense of euphoria it provides. A 90 percent sativa hybrid, this strain is great for a creative mind who needs to hunker down and focus on a a project. The THC level of this strain averages around 24 percent. It curbs anxiety and reduces the pain of migraines and arthritis. The one downside to this item on our list of best wake and bake strains is that it is known to cause dry eyes.

Chocolate Thai

Chocolate Thai is not your standard wake and bake strain. It is a sativa-dominant strain from Thailand. It rose to popularity in the US in the 70s and 80s. It has a THC level of about 15 percent, giving a low key start to your day. Its effects include euphoria and an increase in energy and creativity. It is medically used to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, and for pain relief.

Jack's Cleaner

Once in a while you want to start your day with a slightly more lethargic high. Not so sedating as to make you unproductive, but to keep you relaxed as you start your tasks. This wake and bake strain is a hybrid strain that provides a calming effect. It's one of the less energizing wake and bake strains, with an impressive potency. It is used to treat depression, migraines, and used for pain relief in general.

Pineapple Express

A 60 percent sativa strain, Pineapple Express is a focusing yet calming strain best for activities such as reading or writing. It gives more of a focused high than an energizing one, combining the strains Trainwreck and Hawaiian to give it a sweet taste. Its powerful cerebral effects mean it works well to relieve anxiety and depression and as a treatment for bipolar disorder. It can also be used to relieve pain and nausea.

Green Crack

Despite being only 65 percent sativa, Green Crack provides an energizing buzz. It rose to popularity in the mid 90s as it made its way into medical dispensaries in California. It was initially named Crush, but its name was changed by Snoop Dogg, and today it is recognized best by the name Green Crack.

Island Sweet

The citrus taste of Island Sweet makes it a great way to start your morning. A sativa-dominant strain, it gives you a clear and focused high that does not alter consciousness. It has been used to treat gastrointestinal issues and inflammation. This strain was originally bred by the Federation Seed Company that is based in Canada. The strain also contains a high CBD content that may also help treat anxiety.

Purple Diesel

While many purple strains are indica-dominant, Purple Diesel is sativa-dominant. This combination of Purple Kush and Sour Diesel is great for the creative and active mind. Medically, it is used to relieve headaches, stress, and anxiety without the feeling of tiredness that some other hybrids provide.


About the Creator

Ed Green

Gynecologist. Amateur Farmer and weed whacker. Loves figure skating and Liza Minnelli. Bakes amazing brownies.

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