Mix It Up Flower: A How-to Guide On The Best Strains To Mix

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Introduction

What’s better than smoking a high-quality strain of joint? Mixing up two high-quality bud flowers, of course!

For a lot of users, mixing up flower strains often give them a feeling of euphoria that they can never achieve with just a single strain.

Mixing strains can be a great practice of breaking the tolerance threshold of ‘highs’ and mitigate the doped out feeling that you get if you experience a new level of ‘high.’

Simply put, by mixing up flowers you’ll always get higher ‘highs’ and who doesn’t want that?

What happens when you mix different strains?

Often, the misconception is that by mixing two potent strains you get an extremely intense ‘high’ feeling because of the cumulative effect of both strains, but it isn’t always the case.

Mixing up flowers usually result in an altered flavor profile and a better ‘high’ experience.

Mixing strains, aka ‘mix it up flower’ is an increasingly common practice of customizing your high. Think of it as tweaking with the kinks in your mind.

When you mix a potent strain with a lighter strain, you can get a toned-down and mellower ‘high’ feeling. With the same rationale behind it, you can also get an intense experience by mixing two extremely potent to get you heavily desired ‘high’ feeling.

However, due to the complexity of weed, you may get antagonistic effects even though they are both well-established potent strains.

A plus side to this is that mixing up flowers can result in a synergistic effect on the human body especially when used for medicinal purposes.

Is the ‘high’ better?

According to anecdotal evidence, the answer most of the time would be yes. However, scientifically, the reason behind this is because of the way cannabinoids, terpenes, and other bioactive compounds coalesce together when combined.

Cannabinoids are a diverse group of biological compounds (e.g. CBD and THC) that are produced by the plant that bind to cannabis receptors on our body like CB1 and CB2 which then produce medicinal and recreational effects when consumed.

Terpenes, chemicals that give fragrance and aroma to the cannabis plant are also present in other plants as secondary natural plant products. This, though seemingly an accessory and aesthetic aid, has also some therapeutic benefits for the consumer as well.

When these two major compounds are mixed they produce a marked synergistic effect called the ‘entourage effect’ by most cannabis users.

In medical users of cannabis, this can result in better therapeutic outcomes such as pain relief and anxiety reduction. In recreational users, this often results in an altered high experience like no other.

This effect was noted way back in 1998 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, a cannabis science pioneer.

However, antagonism can also be noted if by luck, some of the other compounds present in either strain adversely affected the effectiveness of the other because both are mixed. This rarely happens though.

Is it difficult to mix the flowers correctly?

With regards to the difficulty of mixing up flower strains, it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you simply want a hybrid ‘high’ then a 50:50 ratio of both indica and sativa strains is the best way to start.

However, when you need to mix strains because of medicinal purposes, it presents more as a challenge since you need to find the right blend of flowers to treat the symptoms you are currently experiencing.

A little research about the biochemical composition of weed strains must be done, practice, experimentation, and trial-and-error must be done for you hit the sweet spot that treats your symptoms most effectively.

If you want to experiment on mixing up flowers, here are some popular mixes worthy of trying.

Granddaddy Purple + Sour Diesel

This indica and sativa combination will give the cerebral euphoria associated with the sativa strain while also giving you the relaxed feeling of the indica strain.

Sour Diesel will hit you with a piping hot espresso shot while Granddaddy Purple will mellow it all out.

Blue Dream + Cheese

The extremely famous Blue Dream will offer a pleasant, relaxed, dreamy effect while Cheese will perk you up.

Durban Poison + Girl Scout Cookies

When mixed, both Durban Poison and Girl Scout Cookies offer an extremely potent high experience because of the terpene profiles and high THC content.

Charlotte’s Web + Super Lemon Haze

These two strains come from sativa origins. Though they may be sativas, be it be known that these two have varying chemical compositions. Lemon Haze has high levels of THC while Charlotte’s Web has high levels of CBD.

Royal Domina + Medical Mass

Looking for a pair that’s good for daytime use? Give these two a try.

Royal Domina is known to have a high THC content profile while Medical Mass is known to have a high CBD content profile.

Thus, the ‘high’ that you’ll get from Royal Domina will be neutralized by Medical Mass. This will give you a relaxed yet energetic feeling that could sustain you throughout the day.

With a myriad of options to choose from weed nowadays, it is often difficult to find which one matches you.

A lot of these strains, even hybrids don’t give you your desired effect, either medically or recreationally.

We have known that mixing such strains gives you more flexibility and a greater range of options with regards to your ‘high’ feeling. This can be used to hit a sweet spot for the best ‘high’ feeling or can be used to design the best medical combo to relieve your symptoms.

Nonetheless, with a little research, experimentation, and trial-and-error, you will eventually find the best combo suited for you.

With several options to choose from, combining sativa and indica strains is not uncommon. If you are feeling really adventurous, why not try mixing hybrid strains and see the effects of varying compositions and profiles first-hand!

These will not only give you a satisfying experience but also give you more insight as to what choices and combinations may best suit you!

Oh, and remember one thing.

Mix it up, flower!

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Comments (6)

  • robmeisterz28
    robmeisterz28

    Always very informative. Keep up the good work.

    February 8, 2020 at 5:22 am
    • Gingy_420
      Gingy_420

      I definitely want to try the mix of Charlotte’s web & super lemon haze. Sounds like it would be great for anxiety.
      Always so informative, I love it

      February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm
  • TerpX
    TerpX

    I think mixing helps me get the most medicated. also switching from concentrate to flower throughout the day.

    February 5, 2020 at 8:43 am
  • jammeer12manner
    jammeer12manner

    interesting, im a long time smoker and indica seems to work for me , just remember that sativa can highten anxiety in patients !

    January 31, 2020 at 10:44 am
  • heyhey
    heyhey

    I haven’t seen the medical mass strain around. Blue cheese is a popular strain in itself. Makes sense to tone down some sativa. I think durban gsc is also a popular cross strain in itself. Good choices highlighted.

    January 26, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • CamScott
    CamScott

    Good article. Our inner experience is subjective and varied, so ongoing experimentation is good. Additionally, prolonged use of one variety can lessen its impact.

    Maybe you should come up with some sampler packs of your combos. Too expensive for many medical users to dabble.

    I look forward to seeing some cannabis cafes open up where you can pop in for your favourite mixed joint with like-minded folks.

    January 23, 2020 at 8:39 pm

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