“Making a salad” or mixing strains of weed can add lots to your experience. To go about this, you’ll want to determine what type of effects you’re going for, while also keeping an open mind. For high tolerance smokers, this practice can modify or strengthen your high. For medicinal smokers, mixing a high-quality strain that is effective for pain relief with an energetic sativa for instance, can help to improve mood and increase physical activity. Be careful, however, mixing strains doesn’t always go well, so it’s best to be prepared.
1. Stay home
If you’re mixing strains for the first time, you’re going to feel all the effects of each one you’re ingesting. In case you happen to have a bad reaction to the weed salad you’ve made, it’s a good idea to stay home and ride it out so that you don’t wind up feeling out of sorts while in public.
2. You may feel things you’ve never felt
It’s possible to feel some effects that you aren’t quite accustomed to yet. For some, mixing strains leads to symptoms of discomfort like nausea, vomiting, and headaches. Or, if you’re used to heady highs, mixing with a relaxing indica could give your body a supreme high as well. Experiencing both at the same time well, couchlock anyone?
3. Be prepared for an interesting taste
As with regular salad, a great combination of ingredients is sure to satisfy your taste buds. But a bad combination can become a major turn off by ruining the flavor. Try not to mix cheese strains, as these usually have an off-putting taste to when combined. Fruity flavors tend to blend well, as do peppery and woody flavors.
4. Amplified high
The term Entourage Effect refers to the synergy that occurs when multiple cannabinoids are ingested. By combining different terpenes and flavonoid compounds, along with different ratios of THC and/or CBD, each of these properties is said to bring out the highlights of the other. Not only do these combinations have great health benefits, they also get you higher.
5. Shoot for a highly-reviewed hybrid instead
Until you can manually mix the best combination for you, it might not be a bad idea to try popular hybrids to get your desired effects. This can lessen the chances of any bad reactions to your own creations, and it can also expose you to different types of highs until you find the right balance.