Meditation and Marijuana have gone hand in hand for centuries, but marijuana and productivity seem to be at two different ends of the stick. I mean, many think of the typical stoner as a college student in his sweat pants sitting on the couch, 3 seasons deep into Adventure Time. However, some recent studies have found that weed may not limit or hinder a persons productivity – in some cases it can actually increase it!

Before we have a look at weed and productivity lets take a look at weed and meditation. Meditation has been a hot topic since Harvard researchers found that it can physically change your brain for the better, proving to reduce stress while maximizing focus and an overall sense of well-being. As a meditation enthusiast myself, I can say from personal experience that the benefits of meditation drastically outweigh the time and effort required; it is truly a low-cost, high-return investment that anyone can take advantage of.

But how does weed fit into the picture? It all comes down to personal preference whether you want to smoke while meditating or not, as some people enjoy a more clear and sober mind whereas others like the euphoric calming effect of being high and meditating at the same time. If you are a smoker we definitely recommend that you give it a shot and make the decision for yourself.

Lambs Bread, Granddaddy Purple, and Blue Dream strains.

If you are interested in giving it a shot, then Leafly.com has found that the best strains for meditation are:

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  • Lambs Bread (Jamaican Sativa),
  • Granddaddy Purple (Indica) and
  • Blue Dream (a hybrid).

Reading the comments of the article though, you will find a lot of conflicting views as to whether or not weed and meditation is a good mix, but as we mentioned, it’s more dependant on the individual and personal preference.

When it comes to productivity, smoking weed might be the last thing you would consider. However, many creatives, such as hollywood actor Seth Rogen, swear by weed as an integral part of their productive process, stating that “I think it’s a myth to say you can’t be productive and smoke weed. It’s an antiquated thought”. So why is laziness often associated with being high? Maybe it’s not due to the effects of weed, but more to do with the reason behind getting high. Most people aren’t getting high in order to be productive, rather, they are getting high in order to relax or take the edge off. Studies have shown that users who were given high doses of weed for several weeks suffered no decrease in productivity. Also, there have been some studies that have found a link between increased productivity and pot smoking, due to the increase of dopamine in the brain.

What’s your opinion? Do you think weed and meditation should be used together, or kept separate? What about productivity, can you still be productive whilst high? Let us know in the comments below.

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