Cannabis For Productivity: Smoking Before Work – Yes Or No?


Smoking cannabis is legal in many regions of the U.S., and it’s no wonder that many people no longer imagine their life without getting high. For one, marijuana provides a load of benefits to the body, including reducing inflammation and muscle spasms, making it indispensable for medical patients. And for two, it delivers a cerebral high that results in higher levels of creativity and motivation, allowing consumers to cope with the daily routine more easily.

Because of these effects, some wonder if smoking weed before work can help them to do a better job. Should you get high in the workplace? Do marijuana and productivity really go hand in hand? How does it impact workers? Keep reading and find the answers to all the critical questions.

What Work You Do


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While a lot of people who get stoned before work testify that they perform much better than without weed, whether or not to smoke largely depends on the type of work you do. If you’re landing jets with hundreds of passengers on board or are a surgeon, perhaps smoking weed before work would be a bad thing, as lack of muscle control can harm you and others.

For the same reason, it is not a good idea to smoke marijuana when you have appointments with other people or need to deal with financial matters because it’s much easier to commit the wrong actions while high. The smell of weed is fairly easy to detect, too, so if you work closely with people or have to speak to your manager every now and then, it’d be best to reserve your cannabis for an after-work treat.

On the other hand, if your work doesn’t require any form of responsibility and involves a lot of monotony, smoking weed could even be beneficial. The key here is to find the right type of weed. Some weeds are absolutely amazing when it comes to delivering a euphoric high and stress relief, like the Super Glue strain, for example, but because they tend to suppress productivity, it is best not to take them early in the day. So, what weed makes you productive? If you’ve got no favourites of your own, check our list of the best strains for motivation:

  • Haze
  • Mango Kush
  • Jack Herer
  • Blue Dream
  • Tangie
  • Cereal Milk
  • Strawberry Cough
  • Super Sour Diesel

The Benefits of Getting Stoned at Work


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Now that you know what types of strains are better to take to stay super productive at work, let’s take a closer look at the main reasons why so many people are tempted to do a hit before or during work.

First and foremost, weed is known as a powerful painkiller. In fact, it is just as powerful as opioids, which makes it truly valuable for individuals recovering from injury or surgery. If you experience any kind of physical pain, the soothing effect of the weed can help you feel better and enhance your productivity at work.

Can weed help you focus? Sure, it can. If you stick to performance-enticing strains that are low in THC and high in CBD, you’ll not only be able to stay focused on the tasks ahead but will also see a boost in creativity and be more likely to come up with some really amazing ideas.

Weed is also known for its ability to curb stress. For this reason, taking just a few puffs before work for people who feel uncomfortable or even stressed at the workplace can help them get through all day.

Another benefit of weed is that it can release the signalling chemical dopamine at levels higher than usual, resulting in an all-consuming sense of happiness. Of course, if you use the right stuff – some strains provide quite the opposite experience. But if you go for the right one, it can make your work a lot more fun and enjoyable, and you’ll be on your feet looking for something to do with the motivation and energy you now have.

Final Thoughts

To cut to the chase, smoking weed can be of great benefit to a lot of people. It has a positive effect on productivity levels and can also help with giving you a strong energy boost, making it easier to get through a boring day. However, it’s necessary that you smoke the right type and for the right job. If your work involves some type of responsibility and you know that your smoking could harm other people, the only right thing to do would be to keep it for the evening. If not, why not give it a try and see how productive you can get?


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