What happens when two cannabis strains are combined?

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While people have likely smoked from a pipe or a bowl that had remnants from a different weed strain, mixing two strains is not something that usually done, at least not as a first choice. Is it possible to produce different highs when mixing two types of weed? Can a person tailor a high by playing scientist? Some people believe that’s the case and some don’t.

Mixing strains together can boost weed’s much discussed entourage effect, that feeling when different elements of cannabis come together and produce a powerful high, much stronger than when consuming a single cannabinoid by itself. The entourage effect is the reason why many people claim that consuming one cannabinoid for relaxing or therapeutic effects is not as effective as consuming the entirety of the plant, terpenes and all.

If truly looking to explore unique effects, mixing two strains together may be able to do that, for better or worse. In any case, mixing two strains isn’t rocket science. While a person can end up with a very strong high or something that sends the user to bed, the feeling will pass.

What should a person do?

Stick to one type of product and use common sense. If smoking flower, choose two preferred strains and pair them in equal parts. Don’t mix a vape with flower, or an edible with flower. Start off slow and reign in that creative monster.

When prepping a bowl, take care with the flower by placing it in glass containers and out of the sun and storing it in a cool, dry place. This will preserve the plant’s terpenes and allow for fuller experience.

Which strains can be mixed?

Consider pairing similar components, whether that happens to be flavours or effects. Ask around at the dispensary and see what comes up as possibilities. Remember that mixing weed is basically a blank canvas.

What is the effect sought?

Choose a preferred strain and consider how that could be perfected by adding something else. Looking for a couch-like indica effect that won’t deliver an immediate knock-out? Perhaps an indica with a hybrid that kicks the high into something fun, but still mellow would do the trick.

But a caution is in order if considering pairing two strong elements. This may open up a completely new experience, but not necessarily a good one. A bad high is never welcome. Start off slow and ask plenty of questions. The whole idea is to have a good time, but safely, and to try something new.

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