The art of cannabis pairing: how to match strains with activities

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As a former NASA-JPL engineer and the CEO of Sorting Robotics, I’ve always had a penchant for problem-solving and innovation. My journey through the realms of science and technology has been marked by a deep appreciation for the intricacies of our universe, and by a commitment to exploring the uncharted territories of knowledge.

But, like many, I’ve also found solace and inspiration in the world of cannabis. Recently, I became intrigued by the fascinating realm of cannabis pairing – how different strains can enhance specific activities, stimulate creativity, or elevate relaxation.

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Much like engineering, the art of pairing cannabis strains with activities involves precision, experimentation, and a dash of inspiration. Whether you’re an engineer like myself, an artist, or simply someone seeking to enhance everyday experiences, matching the right cannabis strain with your chosen activity can elevate the moment to new heights. Let’s explore how you can achieve this.

Elevating Creativity

For those moments when you need to unlock your inner innovator, sativa-dominant strains are your go-to. Strains like Jack Herer, Durban Poison, or Green Crack are known for their potential to boost creative thinking, making them perfect for brainstorming sessions or artistic endeavors. As someone who has always enjoyed getting creative, I find that a little Jack Herer can help me see problems from a new angle and come up with inventive solutions.

Relaxation and Unwinding

Sometimes, after a long day at the office or in my case, the manufacturing floor, all you need is to unwind and disconnect from the stress of the day. Indica strains such as Granddaddy Purple, Blueberry Kush, or Northern Lights offer a soothing experience that’s perfect for relaxation. The blend of cannabinoids and terpenes from these strains can help you find serenity and contemplation, which is essential for anyone dealing with complex problem-solving tasks and in need of a mental break.

Exercise and Working Out

Surprisingly, cannabis and exercise can go hand in hand. If you’re inclined towards physical activity, strains that combine the best of both worlds, like hybrid strains, are a great choice. The right hybrid can provide a subtle energy boost while also keeping you relaxed enough to enjoy the process. Strains like Blue Dream or Trainwreck have been there accompanying me during workouts and runs, making exercise more enjoyable and sometimes even reducing post-workout soreness.

Problem-Solving and Focus

Cannabis pairing may also enhance your ability to concentrate and tackle complex tasks. For activities that demand unwavering focus and attention to detail, a strain like Green Crack can provide a potent, cerebral high that helps you dive deep into problem-solving. However, it’s essential to consume this strain in moderation, as one too many hits and you’ll be going deep into a rabbit hole you never intended to nor wanted to go down. 

In all your explorations, remember that cannabis affects each person differently, and it’s crucial to start with a low dose, especially if you’re a newcomer to its world. Going low and slow is key. Keep in mind that while these may have been some of my favorite pairings, everybody has their own unique experiences with the plant, and different cannabinoids and terpenes can affect each of us differently. 

The art of cannabis pairing offers a world of possibilities to those seeking to enhance their activities, just as innovation and problem-solving do for me as an engineer. Through a responsible bit of experimentation and self-discovery, you can find the strains that best complement your chosen pursuits, whether they involve creativity, relaxation, exercise, or focus. So, give it a go and explore pairing a variety of cannabis strains with your favorite activity, and remember that, like science and technology, the journey is as important as the destination.

This article was submitted by a guest contributor to GreenState. The author is solely responsible for the content.

Nohtal Partansky is the Founder and CEO of Sorting Robotics. He is a serial entrepreneur and former NASA-JPL engineer. At NASA-JPL, Nohtal was a cognizant engineer on the MOXIE project; an instrument currently on the surface of Mars producing oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. After leaving NASA-JPL, Nohtal founded Sorting Robotics with his co-founder, Cassio Dos Santos Jr.