The Adderall Alternative: Which Weed Strains Behave Like Amphetamine
As times are changing so is medicine, and cannabis is at the forefront of alternative healing.
Published on February 4, 2016

Many strains have been created over the last several decades with medical legalization in several states, and in the last few years hundreds of new strains have been developed to help users who are diagnosed with ADHD. With an increasing amount of alternatives to pharmaceutical medicine, some people are finding their way to cannabis.

A particular compound in cannabis that has also been proven to have medical benefits is CBD - that stands for cannabidiol - which is a cannabis compound that provides medical benefits without the psychoactive effects. With or without the psychoactive effects of THC cannabis, users can still find medical benefits from strains that can behave like an amphetamine to help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD.

Here are some strains that have been developed that behave like an amphetamine:

Leafs By Snoop 3D CBD

With a THC:CBD ratio of 5:8, Leafs By Snoop 3D CBD is a preferred method of treatment for pain, inflammation and muscle tension, though consumers susceptible to the THC-induced anxiety can rely on the happy and relaxing balance of CBD. Being a sativa means it’s perfect for those who need to get through the day while staying focused.


Another CBD high strain, AC/DC boasts one of the highest CBD percentages with a THC:CBD ratio of 1:20. If you suffer from THC-induced anxiety then this strain will be right up your alley. It’s ideal if you would love to relieve your anxiety all without any psychoactive effects. Delve deep into the production of AC/DC with Merry Jane's original series Seed to Strain.


Preferred by those who want a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD, this strain consists of the genetics from MK Ultra and G-13 Haze that rests anywhere from 6 percent THC with CBD tested between 6 to 17 percent. Patients can expect a powerful relaxing strain that will be uplifting and that focuses the mind in the morning and afternoon.


CBD strains have skyrocketed within the last several years because of the medical benefits, and one that has been developed to help Adderall users is Harlequin, which has a THC:CBD of 2:5. This sativa-dominant strain helps treat pain and anxiety without sedation, making it perfect for a relaxed, focused and uplifted mood.

Red Congolese

A very popular sativa, Red Congolese can provide a weightless euphoria where users can expect a positive and overall comfort from this strain. When patients smoke this strain they feel elated and fully aware, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in their daily routine.

Green Crack

Another sativa-leaning strain, Green Crack often gets confused because of the name. However, this fruity mango flavored strain provided focus and energy that induces a mental buzz to keep you going through the day. If you’re fatigued or stressed then this is the ideal strain to stay uplifted through those harsh times.

Sunset Sherbet

This indica-leaning strain is very potent and will give you a sudden flash of happiness that will keep your mind and body relaxed for a long time. If you need something that is very relaxing and to end the night with, this is perfect.

True OG

OG or “Ocean Grown” strains have been popular for a very long time, but the medical benefits from this highly potent strain are less known and offer a very calm and relaxing feeling. You can use this to end the night and wake up rested and refreshed in the morning.

Gorilla Glue #4

A strain that has gained notoriety in the last few years for its beautiful frosty flowers and its potent effects is Gorilla Glue #4. It was accidently created by farmer Josey Whales when some of the Chem Sis plants he owned pollinated his Sour Dubb, causing the emergence of one of the clearest cerebral indicas around. Overall it’s a great frosty strain to keep you relaxed and clear-headed from any worries you may have.

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Michael Geslani
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