While you’ve likely smoked from a pipe or bowl that had leftovers from another strain of weed, mixing two strains is usually not what people usually do, at least not as a first choice. When mixing two types of weeds, can you produce different heights? Can you customize a high by playing scientist? Some people believe you can. Some don’t.
Mixing strains can increase the much-discussed entourage effect of cannabis. That feeling when different elements of cannabis come together and create a powerful high that is much stronger than what you would get from consuming a single cannabinoid on its own. The entourage effect is why so many people claim that consuming a cannabinoid for relaxation or therapeutic effects is not as effective as consuming the whole plant, terpenes, and all.
If you are looking for really unique effects, you can do so by mixing two strains for better or for worse. In either case, mixing two tribes is not rocket science; While you could get a very strong high or something that gets you straight to bed, nothing bad should happen, especially if the cannabis you are buying is good quality.
What you should do
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Stick to a product and use your common sense. If you smoke flowers, choose two varieties that you like and combine them in equal parts. Don’t mix a vape with a flower or an edible with a flower. Start slowly and rule in your creative monster. When preparing your bowl, take care of your flower, place it in glass containers and not in the sun, store it in a cool, dry place. This will preserve the terpenes of the plant and allow you to have a richer and better experience.
Which varieties should you mix?
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You should pair similar components, regardless of whether they are flavors or effects. Check with your local pharmacy and you are sure to find dozens of different pairings. When it comes to mixing weeds, it’s a blank canvas. You can really do what you want.
What are you looking for
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Before you start your mix, ask yourself this question. Pick a strain that you love and try to perfect it with something else. Are you looking for a couch-like indica effect that won’t turn you off right away? Combine an indica with a hybrid that can help turn your high into something fun, yet mellow.
When combining two strong elements, be careful. Mixing two strains opens you up to a whole new experience that is more likely to lead to something new, but also a bad high, the type you get cheered on but also want to sleep for hours. Start slowly and ask questions at your pharmacy. It’s about having a good time and trying something new.