Many people link cannabis to feeling relaxed and sleepy — and plenty of strains out there help achieve these results. But there are also plenty of strains that produce energizing and uplifting effects while also effectively relieving pain, anxiety, and more. If you want something to uplift, boost energy levels, and enhance creativity, here are some of the best cannabis strains to try.

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Sure, AK-47 gets its name from a powerful rifle, but the cannabis strain isn’t nearly as intense as it sounds. You don’t need a lot of it to feel the alert euphoria it provides. It’s an ideal strain for daytime use, producing a slight body high that helps to increase focus while keeping anxiety at bay. Many people use it for relief from anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and eating disorders


Chiesel offers a unique aroma that combines pungent stinky cheese and sour diesel. It produces a strong but relaxing body high and leaves you feeling euphoric and energized. A single hit often brings near-instant joy and wakes up your limbs. It’s a particularly popular strain with those who deal with anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mood-related conditions. 


A cross between Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, Chocolope has a complex flavor blend of fruit, cocoa, and coffee. It’s a fiercely cerebral strain that uplifts, motivates, and energizes. Despite the head high, users generally maintain a clear head, making it suitable for daytime use. Many who enjoy it find it to be the perfect “wake and bake” strain that pairs well with a morning cup of coffee. 


Jillybean has a delightful aroma that features notes of oranges, mangoes, and wildflowers. It starts with a pleasant euphoria that lifts your energy and your mood. These effects come with a mild, soothing body high. Suitable for use during the day, the strain can help to treat anxiety, stress, depression, and minor aches and pains. You’ll feel more productive, inspired, and social. 

Lemon Cake

Also known as Lemon Cheesecake, Lemon Cake is a cross between an unlikely pair: Lemon Skunk and Cheese strains. It has a delicious, citrusy aroma and flavor with undertones of — you guessed it — cheese. The Sativa-dominant strain is great during the day, offering euphoric and uplifting effects that can help to brighten your day.

Mango Kush 

Mango Kush has a strong mango aroma and flavor with hints of bananas. It produces a near-instant bliss followed quickly by a burst of energy. The strain is an excellent choice if you have tasks before you that you need to complete. 

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a popular strain among many users. It features a strong diesel-like aroma and delivers energizing and dreamy cerebral effects. You may also start to feel a little spacey after the initial burst of energy, but it won’t lock you in place on the sofa. 

Not all cannabis strains glue you to the couch and knock you out for the night. These are just a few of the choices that can help uplift and energize you. Check for these strains at your local dispensary or ask your budtender if they have any other great suggestions.