All stoners face stigma and stereotypes, and one of the major ones is the idea that they’re always lazy, unproductive, and generally unsuccessful.
There are many productive stoners out there - just think about celebrities who openly smoke or tons of dispensaries and head shops which are led by weed-loving yet successful CEOs.
So how do you keep enjoying weed while also being productive and motivated? We have some tips and tricks that’ll help.
Choose Your Dose Carefully
The first thing you need to do if you want to be a productive stoner is understand why you aren’t one already.
For most people, it’s about not respecting their limits.
First, you need to understand how much you can smoke and stay functional. This greatly differs in people - some can always have a lit joint in their hand and still manage to do everything they want/need to (think Snoop Dogg), others light on up and end up feeling too tired to do anything for the rest of their day.
If you want to smoke and stay productive, observe how much you can smoke before it takes a toll on you. It’s also good to know how long you can expect to be high after a sesh, and we covered that in detail here.
Have a Plan
If you want to smoke in the morning or throughout the day, it’s important to stay organized. It’s really easy to give up on doing anything productive after lighting a joint, so make sure you know what you want to do before you get high.
This also ensures you won't forget things, and you know memory isn’t your best friend when you’re high.
The best way to stay organized is to write a to-do list. Write one with only a few important tasks or a long one with all ideas you have - it doesn’t matter, just make sure you know exactly what you want to do with your day.
Smoke as a Reward
If you simply can’t focus on your tasks when you’re high, take the list you made - and use weed as a reward after you accomplish your daily goals.
That means you’ll be up to full speed throughout the day, but you’ll also be able to unwind in the evening, without feeling guilty. When you’re using cannabis as a reward, you won’t just take it for granted and indulge as a routine - it’ll become something you really look forward to.
Choose the Right Strain
Regardless of your tolerance and personal response to weed - if you smoke a big fat joint of an indica-dominant strain in the morning, you’ll be couch locked.
If you want to smoke throughout the day and still be productive, leave your indica for the evening and smoke a sativa-dominant strain. Opt for a lighter strain with a high CBD and low THC content.
Smoke CBD Flower During the Day
Do you want the positive benefits of cannabis, but find that it's just too much when you know you need to focus?
That's where CBD flower can come in handy. You smoke it just like regular flower, but it's non-psychoactive: meaning you don't get high.
What you do get are all of cannabis's potential beneficial properties for the mind and body in the form of hemp. Hemp is simply cannabis with less than 0.3% THC.
Understand Yourself and Practice
If you weren’t productive when you’re high until now - you need to experiment and see what you can and can’t do.
The goal is to find what things weed actually makes you do better.
A creative task like writing, drawing and designing is usually a better idea than something physically demanding or complicated. If you are an experienced stoner, you already know what you can or cannot do well when you’re high, but if you only smoked in evenings until now - make sure you test yourself first before you go to work blasted.
Find Your Stoner Hobbies
If you’re not able to do your job high or just don’t want to, you can use weed for developing your hobbies.
Instead of binging another show, use weed to learn a new skill. Whether it’s art, music, programming or learning a new language - hobbies are an awesome way to do something productive with our time when we’re high. Since no one will see what you’re doing, you can fully relax - which usually leads to even better results.
Hobbies also train you to keep learning and thinking when you’re high, and getting lost in doing something you love can be really inspiring. If that hobby becomes a career - you’ll be able to continue being high at your job!