Creating blends of cannabis allows you to harness the unique characteristics of various strains, resulting in a personalized and tailored high.
So what’s the thinking behind using and creating the right blends of cannabis?
Each bag of cannabis you get is likely to be different.There are so many different strains that have their own unique set of characteristics, and affect people differently.
Effects are also influenced by the grower, and how the bud has been cured and stored.
Cannabis is an evolving organism. Each plant has its own unique voice.
The range of cannabinoids in the herb will also give you different effects. When a mixture of ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes is consumed together, you can start to draw on the specific mix to help you in certain situations.
Dutchpassion.com have summarised this ‘entourage effect’; a theory that different cannabinoids can act to amplify the effects of others.
Benefits of creating blends of cannabis
Maybe instead you’d like to smoke a nice mix of strains to give you a fully tailored high.
Given that strains clearly affect us all differently, there is so much benefit to mixing some strains, such as:
- Blending Indica and Sativa. Sativa blends might give you a great rush of creative euphoria, but they can also send the paranoia monster crashing into town. Pairing a heavy indica with it can help to dampen the mind racing effects of the Sativa.
- Saving money. Perhaps you managed to bag a nice Cali pack, but dont want to use it all up. You could blend it with some cheaper mid shelf stuff to bulk it out.
- Creating a special type of high. Daniel McQueen states in his 2019 book ‘Psychedelic Cannabis’, that using the combination or ‘entourage effect’ of the different chemicals in cannabis strains can produce a full psychedelic blend that gives all the best qualities of the different strains, whilst reducing the negative ones. This integration creates a ‘transcannabis’ or ‘hypercannabis’.
- Help with getting too high. You could also mix THC medical flower with CBD flower. Green Unicorn Farms asserted that “One of the standout features of CBD is its neuroprotective properties. Not only does CBD not get you high, but much anecdotal evidence suggests that it also counteracts some of the more negative intoxicating effects of THC”. Given the range of affordability of CBD hemp flower available, it seems like a no-brainer to mix a little bit of CBD flower with your bud.
How to Create Your Own Cannabis Blends
Creating your own cannabis blends is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:
Step 1: Choose Your Strains Select two or more cannabis strains with distinct characteristics that you want to combine. Consider the desired effects, cannabinoid content (THC, CBD, etc.), and flavor profiles.
Step 2: Measure and Grind Measure out the desired amount of each strain and grind them separately. Make sure to keep track of the ratios to achieve your desired blend.
Step 3: Mix Thoroughly Combine the ground cannabis from each strain in a container. Mix them thoroughly to ensure an even distribution of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Step 4: Roll or Load Use your custom blend in a joint, pipe, bong, or vaporizer, depending on your preferred consumption method.
Step 5: Experiment and Adjust Start with small doses and experiment to find the perfect blend that suits your needs. Adjust the ratios of each strain as necessary until you achieve the desired effects
The zen word on blending cannabis
It’s so simple.
Get to know the effects, and even keep notes on how the different strains and ratios make you feel.
Do you have a favourite blend of strains? Let us know in the comments section. I personally like to add Hindu Kush with Mimosa and Sour Headband, with some CBN Jelly Hash.
Stay zen, folks.