When someone mentions psychedelic drugs, what comes to mind? Most people probably jump to some of the generic and stereotypical psychedelic drugs like mushrooms or something. But what if I were to tell you that there is such a thing as psychedelic cannabis? Yes, you heard me correctly.
I have written about different strains of marijauna a lot on this blog, and that is simply because the world of cannabis is just so broad. There are well over 700 strains of cannabis, and there seems to be more added to that list every year. In fact, cultivators and growers are working hard to produce more potent, effective, and downright fun strains every day.
One thing that we have to look forward to in the future of cannabis is how strains will be developed and perfected over the course of the next few years. We will be smoking strains of weed that your parents would have never been able to dream of back in their day. Either way, today I wanted to take some time to talk about psychedelic strains of cannabis.
Most marijuana users are pretty hit or miss when it comes to this type of marijuana. In some areas of the country, psychedelic strains are the first ones to sell out. In others, they can’t really get them off of the shelves. Whichever camp you may fall into, I think that psychedelic strains of cannabis are cool enough to at least know about. However, research can be hard and boring, and that is why I have taken the liberty of doing it for you. So today, we are going to be talking about everything you have ever needed to know about psychedelic strains of marijuana.
So what differentiates psychedelic strains from other types of weed? More specifically, what about them is so special? Well, it all comes down to science my friends. It is pretty common knowledge that cannabis makes you high. The THC content that marijuana contains will determine the type of high, and the intensity of it, that a user will experience. Weed strains basically fall into 3 camps – sativa, indica, and hybrid.
Sativa is a type of THC that is generally associated with head highs, alertness, energy, and increased mood. Indica on the other hand, is more associated with feelings of peace, drowsiness, and relaxation. Hybrids, as the name suggests, are basically combination strains made up of indica and sativa in varying amounts. It is not totally known why some strains produce more psychoactive effects than others, but it remains true that certain strains tend to help people trip out a little more than others.
Cultivators do not necessarily breed strains of cannabis specifically for psychedelic effects, simply because there is not a huge market for it in the marijuana industry. However, it is often a by-product of a strain and therefore it gets sold as such. If you are interested in trying out psychedelic cannabis for yourself, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before doing so. The number one thing is the effects that it can have.
One of the most notable symptoms of using psychedelic cannabis strains is a shift in how a person perceives time and space. Have you ever gotten so high that you completely lost your sense of time and space? Maybe it feels like an hour has passed but it’s only been a couple minutes, or vice versa. Some people seek this out in their smoke sessions, while others prefer to stay away from it. Either way, it is one of the coolest parts about psychedelic cannabis in my opinion.