Create Your Own THC:CBD Blend

Create Your Own THC:CBD Blend

The most dominant trend in the recreational and illicit marijuana markets right now is the maximizing of THC potency. If you go into a dispensary, most bud you find will be between 20-30% THC. 


There’s no reason for this, as trying to maximize THC-percentage doesn’t maximize anything about the experience. What really affects your high is not the percentage of THC, but the total blend of all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals in your bud. 


And what about people who aren’t looking for the highest high you can get? What about people who want a more balanced experience? Those who are sensitive to THC, or are looking specifically for relief rather than an overwhelming high?


As most dispensaries don’t carry low potency THC flower, one popular solution for such people is to mix CBD and THC flower together. In this article, we’ll look at the potential benefits of this method, as well as how you can use it yourself to get the most from your cannabis experience. 



The potential benefits of mixing CBD and THC 


While there is still much research to be done, there have been some promising studies on the potential benefits of mixing CBD and THC. 

 

     1. Pain management 

In a 2010 study, patients were given either a pure THC placebo, or an extract containing both THC and CBD. The patients given both THC and CBD reported having less pain than those given THC only. 


https://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/S0885-3924(09)00787-8/fulltext

 

      2. Mellowed high

In a 2012 study, the Journal of Pharmacology explored how CBD reduced the feeling of paranoia and memory impairment associated with THC. CBD may also generally reduce the psychoactive effects of THC. 


https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881112460109


Another study showed that CBD may also weaken the uptake in appetite brought about by THC. 


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906701/

 

      3. Enhanced high 


Yes, you read that right. Bear with me. An Australian study published in the European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience found that in low doses, CBD can actually enhance the intoxication felt from THC despite doing the exact opposite in higher doses. Crazy, right? 


https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-study-cbd-can-actually-enhance-rather-than-counteract-high-caused-by-thc/

 

     4. A more full experience 


While science hasn’t exactly nailed down all of the details yet, many people feel that experiencing both CBD and THC simultaneously can be a much more dynamic, unique, and profound experience than either on their own. This is often attributed to “the entourage effect,” the theory that cannabinoids and terpenes work together in different ways to produce different effects. 


What the people are saying 


We asked our Instagram followers what their experiences have been like mixing CBD and THC flower and here are some of the responses we got: 


“Controlled experience. Sometimes I get jittery with just THC, but if mixed I can enjoy the effects.” 


“A more relaxed high where I still feel productive.” 


“Like a real strong Indica, it was amazing!” 


“So good! I was smoking too much - 7 g’s a week. Cut back on my consumption and helped me lower my tolerance.” 


“I’ve been doing this a lot lately! I think it helps me stay focused when I’m high.” 



What’s the best ratio of CBD to THC? 

When CBD and THC are both featured in a product, it’s often labeled or referred to by its ratio of CBD to THC. The ideal ratio depends on each individual and their goals. Everyone’s perfect ratio is relative to a number of factors like weight, tolerance, genetics, ideal effects, and more. 


This being said, a study done by Éric Samarut et al. of the Department of Neuroscience in Montreal set out to find the ideal CBD to THC ratio. They that a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio was the most effective. 

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6435997/


The study mentioned earlier which showed THC and CBD together are more effective at treating pain than THC alone used a ratio of roughly 1:1 on the patients involved, too. 


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6435997/


Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the most popular ratios. 



The 1:1 CBD:THC Ratio 


It’s hard to go wrong with a 1:1, especially given the research backing it up. Known as the golden ratio, users generally strongly feel the psychoactivity of THC without the full intensity it can often come with, as well as a keen sense of the bodily effects CBD is famous for. 


The 2:1 CBD:THC Ratio 


At 2:1, users are likely to experience a subtle intoxication and have a much more clear-headed high overall. This can be a great ratio for someone with a low tolerance who wants to be high, but not overwhelmed. 


The 8:1 CBD:THC Ratio 


At 8:1, users generally feel only a slight hint of the psychoactivity from THC. This can be ideal for those who are looking for a productive smoking experience, or a more laid back wake and bake. 


The 20:1 CBD:THC Ratio 


At 20:1, users generally report feeling little to no effects from the THC. This is a good ratio for someone with little to no tolerance, beginner smokers, or those who 


The 1:0 CBD:THC Ratio 


This is the ratio of CBD flower with less than 0.3% THC. At 1:0, users can expect no high which makes it ideal for those hyper-sensitive to THC, or looking for a completely clear headed experience. Users will still reep the benefits of a heavy CBD dose as well as those associated with the terpenes of the respective strain they’re smoking. 


The 1:8 CBD:THC Ratio 


This is a perfect ratio to tap into the “enhanced high,” that we talked about earlier. Having a small amount of CBD can potentially increase the effects you experience from THC. So if your goal is to get a little higher, this may be your sweet spot.  


A note: 

We are farmers, surfers, and artists. We are not doctors and none of this is medical advice. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality information we can find and remind you that at the end of the day, only you will know what works for you. 



How do you mix CBD and THC flower? 


Step 1: Picking the flower 


The most important part of creating your own blend is picking the hemp flower and weed strains you’re going to use.


While almost any combination of hemp flower and weed will do the job for most people, it’s  best to pick two strains that have complementary effects. If you know a THC strain makes you feel uplifted, then try and find a CBD strain that has similar vibes. Another great way to do this is—if circumstances allow it—let your nose guide you. If two strains smell similarly, it can be a great sign that they’ll work well together. 


We’ve also found it helps to pick two strains that have similar respective cannabinoid percentages, like this: 


Strain 1 

 

18% THC 


Strain 2 


17% CBD 


This makes the math much easier, but is not at all necessary. 


Step 2: Mixing the flower 


Figure out which ratio you want and weigh out your two strains in accordance. If you don’t have a scale, eye-balling works fine too. It's not an exact science, so don’t worry too much about getting it perfect. 


Once you’ve weighed out the ratio you want for each flower, all that’s left to do is grind it, and mix it together as equally as possible. Small containers, grinders, and mason jars can all help make the mixing process smoother. 


Step 3: Light it up 


All that’s left to do now is grab your bong, piece, or papers and roll it and light it, or pack it and smack it!

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    Thanks for sharing this helpful blog with us.

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