5 Strains for Daytime Use

Stephen Andrews
21 Feb 2022

Some cannabis strains are perfect to offer deep relaxation and promote sleep. Others are there to boost your energy. If you are after a daytime smoke, you probably want to opt for the latter. There are plenty of strains that can promote your creativity and help you work more productively, so the question here is, which are some of the best strains that can do this job?

In case you're looking for solid energy strains that won't wear you out for the rest of the day, you'll probably like one of the options below. As you might guess, most of these strains are sativas or sativa-dominant hybrids. 

Cinderella 99 aka C99

One of the most potent strains for energy is Cinderella 99. This sativa-dominant hybrid was bred by Mr. Soul of the Brothers Grimm and is best noted for its robust cerebral high, lemonade-like taste with dank undertones and generous fruits during harvest. 

Indoor growers appreciate Cindarella 99 plants for their short bushy structure, short flowering time, and satisfying THC content that can range between 18% and 22%. An energizing heavy hitter, C99 will not leave users anchored in the same sitting position for hours. Instead, it gives you that extra energy you need to take care of the chores, however mundane it may be. Cinderella 99 is also excellent as a social smoke and works well among medical marijuana users, too. 

Strawberry Cough

An energetic, uplifting, and talkative strain. Strawberry Cough has a sweet skunky berry flavor, and as its name suggests, it will probably make you cough a little bit. And that's pretty much the greatest "harm" it will do.  

This potent sativa marijuana strain is believed to be a match between original Haze and Strawberry Fields. It's rich in the Alpha-Pinene terpene, a terp found in conifers such as mountain pines, and which carries the smell of the outdoors. So, Strawberry Cough is infused with this soothing and exhilarating natural scent. Even on the most stressful of days, this is the kind of strain that will draw a smile on your face. It's also an excellent choice for those who struggle with chronic anxiety and depression and want to try something different than CBD-dominant strains. 


Everyone who's a fan of Jack Herer should try its child XJ-13. This strain is the result of crossing JH with G13 and is a potent energy booster for outdoor activities such as going out with friends. It's an easygoing and happy weed to consume, packed with a pleasant citrusy scent with piny undertones. 

XJ-13 also has a wide range of uses among medical users. It offers daytime relief from stress, pain, anxiety, and bad thoughts. It may work well also for those who suffer from dream-disturbed sleep. For those with a lack of appetite, almost certainly, XJ-13 will induce your creativity in the kitchen and make you wanna cook a delicious meal or try new foods. 

Apple Fritter

Slaying its way around college campuses, Apple Fritter is a beloved high-on-THC hybrid, a tingly and giggly spice for weekend parties and movie nights. An apple-flavored relaxing weed, it keeps you active and also provides a good night's sleep. 

Apple Fritter counts as an intriguing match between Sour Apple and Animal Cookies. Sour Apple borrows its genetics from energizing parents Cinderella 99 and Sour Diesel, therefore it's this lineage that makes Sour Apple an excellent daytime smoke. 

Consuming Apple Fritter too early in the day might still wear you off. That is if you end up with a feminized seed or clone that leans more on the indica side. In this case, the best time of the day to use Apple Fritter is sometime in the afternoon or early evening. 

Lemon Ice

This sativa-leaning hybrid is a blazing match between Lemon Haze and Afghani. It's labeled a sativa, but the plant's inner structure resembles that of indica. Its average THC content tops 18%, coupled with 1% CBG. 

Lemon Ice, aka Iced Lemonade, acts as an effective relaxant that keeps you up and running. Its special citrusy aroma opens the chakras. The cerebral high that quickly hits after consumption is followed by physical sensations such as red cheeks and pronounced work of the salivary glands. However, users are mainly unaffected by a heavy body stone as the high sensation passes. 

Novice users may want to start with a moderate dose to remain functional if they use Lemon Ice during the day. Medical users can explore this type of weed to treat depression, migraines, and pain. 

Stephen Andrews