LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that is commonly used to deliver the body into a psychedelic state or what other people call as nirvana. However, as most people would know, this type of drug is highly illegal. Moreover, it is believed to have long-term side effects to users. In the cannabis world, one strain has a near similar effect because of its potency.
LSD comes with up to 24% THC, an insanely high amount. Without a doubt, this is a trait inherited from its predecessors. Bred by Barney’s Farm, they used premium quality legends Mazar I Sharif and Skunk #1. These two are among the best ever in the world and has been used to develop countless other prominent hybrids.
Just with its name, it automatically gives people the hint that this strain produces a heady-hitting high that is similar to LSD. That is why it is suggested that those who have little cannabis experience should avoid using it. Even for seasoned users, it can be overbearing. Hence, one should never underestimate the strain, or overestimate their capability.
|LSD Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Mazar I Sharif x Skunk #1|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30 / 70|
|THC %||20% to 24%|
|CBD %||Up to 1.3%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid-September|
|Average Yield||600 to 700 g/m2 / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
As expected, LSD has flavors and aroma that is quite reminiscent of its Skunk heritage. At first, it emits an earthy flavor that typical of classic marijuana. As the buds are broken, a sweet skunk aroma quickly fills the room. As pleasant as it smells, so is its flavor with most of its scent carrying over. Upon smoking, the sweet skunk taste is distinct and accompanied by a hint of citrus.
LSD, on its name alone, sparks the curiosity of people who have never used it before. While all sorts of names were given to marijuana, picking a particularly notorious one makes one wonder just how close it is to the real thing. As alluded to earlier, it comes with an insanely high THC. Beginners will want to start off with gentler strains first before even trying this one out.
Moments after smoking, the strain slams the head with an intense euphoric buzz. Some people may experience visual distortions and amplified senses. Colors seem to become more vivid and brighter, for instance. The ebbing mental high could take one on a psychedelic experience if one were to overindulge.
Experienced users and those with high tolerance levels, though, should remain productive. That is until the Indica traits kick in. Once it does, it delivers a numbing body buzz that melts away tension and stress. It is also quite possible that users find themselves lost in their thoughts or may even have a hazy mind even as they drown in utter bliss.
The usual reactions could be felt such as cotton mouth and dryness of eyes. However, it is easy for people to smoke a little bit too much due to its high potency. As such, other conditions may occur such as feeling dizzy.
People who have anxiety problems will also want to avoid using LSD. That is because it is known to cause a few people to feel paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
With its physical appearance, this pretty strain cannot be easily identified as something that could benefit patients in the medical cannabis world. However, once one looks into it, it really does do wonders for those who have physical and mental ailments.
Patients with chronic stress and depression may find themselves feel lighter and happier. As a result, it will be easier for them to manage and take away all the burden from overthinking. In short, this strain is the perfect company for those patients who are in need to take a break from reality.
Possessing up to 1.3% CBD, it certainly can bring comfort to patients. LSD has anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties that are effective in helping relieve physical pain. Those who are suffering from chronic pain, muscle spasms, and other physical discomfort should find relief with its use.
Not only does LSD lock people on the couch, but it also causes most people to drift off to sleep. Insomniacs and people needing quality sleep should find a good use for this strain.
One thing to note, too, is that the psychoactive properties of LSD can make people feel hungry. Used in small quantity, at least not enough to cause a couch-lock, people can use it to stimulate the appetite.
LSD is not just a gift for users, it is a gift for growers as well. Aside from being able to grow the plant in both indoor and outdoor environments, it is also resistant to molds and pests as well. This high yielding cannabis may also be cultivated by beginners since it is not highly sensitive and isn’t high maintenance.
Though it does not produce as many as it does indoors, LSD still produces an above-average yield of up to 500 grams per plants. The flowering time typically occurs in mid-September.
Have you grown or used LSD? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.