Can Marijuana Increase Productivity?
We’ve all seen the movies where a smoker is laying on the couch, barely able to move or control their fits of laughter. Is that art imitating life, or is there another, much more positive side to marijuana use and productivity?
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, activates the dopamine receptors in the brain. These are the “feel-good” synapses that keep us coming back for more.
The most important thing to understand when using marijuana for productivity is strain type. It’s crucial that you use a Sativa strain which has a higher dose of THC. This will in turn cause your focus to become sharper and amp up your creativity, both great things for being productive. An Indica strain might leave you on the couch laughing and with the munchies, but may not do much for helping you get the job done.
Seth Rogan is known for his weed-infused movies and for good reason; He loves to smoke! In an interview with MTV Rogan states, “I smoke a lot of weed when I write, generally speaking…” It must be working for him since he’s the writer of many funny films such as “Pineapple Express” and “Knocked Up.”
It also helps to already have motivation before you smoke. Being a lazy person won’t change just because you smoke marijuana. You have to already want it, and have the drive to complete the task at hand. Smoking weed will give you the edge that you need, but won’t work miracles.
The important thing is to love what you do and have fun doing it. Smoking weed while being productive will only make things that much better.