Why You Should Try Mixing Your Weed with CBD Flower
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 the freshness of your bud.
As most dispensaries don’t carry balanced CBD:THC flower strains, one popular solution for people that want a different option is to mix CBD flower and weed 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.
Like most cannabis research, none of these studies are definitive and shouldn't be taken as medical truth, but we still think it's exciting material worthy of your consideration.
1. CBD and THC may be better at fighting pain together
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.
2. CBD may decrease the side-effects of THC
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. Another study showed that CBD may also weaken the uptake in appetite, or munchies, brought about by THC.
3. CBD may increase the effects of THC in small amounts
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?
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.
We asked our Instagram followers their experience with mixing hemp & weed and these are 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!”
“I think it helps me stay focused when I’m high.”
How do you mix CBD flower and weed?
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 CBD flower and ganja 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—is to let your nose guide you. If two strains smell similarly, it can be a great sign that they’ll work well together.
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: Lighting 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!