Cannabis has long been attributed to stimulating new thoughts, concepts, and ideas. Inspiration is something all hobby and career creatives desire, including:
- Graphic Designers
- Web Developers
A wide range of fields gravitate toward cannabis for creativity. Throughout history and pop culture, that is proven further.
In the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling may have coined “muggles” to reference non-magical humans, but it’s widely believed to have originated in 1920s New Orleans. The term was often used among the jazz crowd to reference cannabis and influenced musicians like Louis Armstrong, so much so that he aptly named one of his instrumental songs “Muggles.”
In 2015, forensic technology found traces of cannabis on fragments of smoking pipes believed to belong to “the” William Shakespeare. Discovered in a garden where he lived and dating back to the early 17th century, this evidence suggests the herb may have helped the literary genius fuel his imaginative and revolutionary writings.
Gaining notoriety via social media, Tony Greenhand amassed a considerable following due to his love of cannabis and art. The Oregon native and cannabis influencer rolls joints into intricate smokeable sculptures. His impressive creations have garnered enough interest that he’s been commissioned to create custom pieces.
Writer’s block? A blank canvas? Need the next lyric? Here are five Illinois cannabis products or strains shown to be great for elevating creativity:
1906 Genius Drops
Each swallowable pill contains a blend of 2.5mg CBD, 2.5mg THC, caffeine, and five plant-based medicines, formulated to enhance mental sharpness, cognitive focus, memory, and calm concentration. Unlike traditional edibles, these are calorie, gluten, sugar, and dairy-free with an appealing rapid onset of 20-minutes or less. 1906 drops come in other desirable experiences, including energy, happiness, arousal, relaxation, and sleep.
Aeriz Jack Herer
Named after the famed cannabis activist, this citrusy and herbal sativa from the only Illinois aeroponic cultivator has shown to be great for clear-headed brainstorming and meaningful social conversations. Other Illinois cultivators offer their variation of this strain for your consideration, including Dogwalkers, Nature’s Grace & Wellness, Revolution, and Rythm.
Cresco Pineapple Express
After the 2008 cannabis culture comedy film of the same name was released, it quickly became one of the most recognizable hybrids among consumers. The incredibly citrusy and piney strain is often associated with helping fight fatigue, reduce stress, and combat anxiety while maintaining alertness.
NuEra Blue Dream
This sweet blueberry scented hybrid is reported to increase motivation, heighten focus, and induce calmness. Nominated for “best strain for anxiety relief” in a 2021 Chicago Reader poll, these characteristics make it ideal for expressiveness. Other Illinois cultivators that offer their variation of this strain include Nature’s Grace & Wellness and Rythm.
This sativa dominant hybrid with a sweet, diesel aroma is the cultivator’s take on the classic “Jet Fuel.” This flagship of the cultivator is the parent strain of their entire G-Line product series, including Sonny G, G Purps, and G Wagon. Most G6 consumers report an immediate jolt of energy, focus, and uplifting effects, which tapers off into a dream-like state of relaxation.
- Alchemy Purple Haze (Discontinued)
- Cresco Green Line OG
- Cresco Lemon Bean
- NuEra LSD
- Rythm Cherry Alien OG
Any Illinois cannabis products mentioned in this article are subject to availability at our dispensary. If unavailable, consider asking a budtender what alternative products might have a similar cannabinoid and terpene profile. This list is an unbiased culmination of the personal experiences of Herbal Remedies budtenders, their research, and consumer feedback.