Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 55% Sativa / 45% Indica
THC: 24%, CBD: 5%, CBN: 1%
LSD the hallucinogen is known to induce anxiety-riddled bad trips. Thankfully, LSD the marijuana strain delivers a psychedelic effect without the negative edge. It’s a near-even balance of sativa and indica (55:45 sativa/indica ratio). What sets this strain apart is its astronomically high THC levels, which top out at 24%. There are also high levels of CBD in this strain; CBD is used to treat seizures and other conditions. As its name suggests, LSD spurs a happy, strongly psychedelic experience focused on the head. At the same time, the indica genes provide a calming effect ideal for chronic body aches. LSD leaves quite an impression. Inexperienced users often get stuck in a mental rut, while other users find the strain promotes creativity and social interaction. It has a pungent earthy flavor and smell, with an underlying sweet taste. The high is strongly euphoric and upbeat, ideal for daytime activities as long as the high doesn’t overpower. LSD is great at relieving anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and GI distress. It’s most popular in Colorado and on the West Coast, a bit harder to find elsewhere. It’s one of the most potent strains on the market, and its THC levels have drawn something of a following.
This degree of mental stimulation is quite rare for an Indica. Not surprisingly, L.S.D. also has typical Indica-based body effects. Users often notice the powerful body numbing 1 to 2 hours after ingestion, once most of the cerebral effects wear off. The negative effects may include cotton mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, headaches, and minor paranoia.
For most, this strain can be used any time of day to ease mild to moderate chronic aches and pains. L.S.D. is often prescribed to help deal with stress, anxiety, or depression. Patients also use the strain to treat insomnia, and a few choose it to help combat migraines.
L.S.D. is a cross between a Mazar and a very old variety of skunk, Skunk #1, created by Barney’s Farm. While this strain is not recommended for new growers, it is quite easy to cultivate as it is resistant to many diseases and can be grown both outdoors and inside. With a long flowering period of between 65 and 78 days, L.S.D. can produce up to 650 grams per square meter. Rarely exceeding 60 centimeters, the strain usually finishes in April in the Southern hemisphere and October in the Northern. This strain can have a THC count of up to 24%.
You can easily smell the potent pine scent along with skunky notes that dominate your senses. Yet if you can get past the potency, you may be treated to a delightful sweetness.
LSD tastes similar to how it smells. You get a heavy pine taste with a dank skunkiness, but some berry notes linger on the tongue, along with a slight bubble-gum taste at the back end.
LSD has the classic indica appearance insofar as it has round and cone-shaped buds. The dense bud structure means you need to be wary of excess humidity, and the color ranges from dark to wintergreen. LSD also has rather small trichomes, and it isn’t all that easy to see the pistils change color.
LSD Strain Grow Info
LSD is a fairly easy strain to grow because you can leave it alone and it will provide you with excellent yields. If you really want to maximize this strain’s potential, top the plant to help growth spread all over. As it is a plant that grows short and thick, it is worth pruning the lower branches to ensure the buds on the upper part of the plant thrive.
Once you have LSD seeds in your hand, you can decide to grow it indoors or outdoors because of its high resistance to pests and disease. It yields up to 21 ounces per square meter planted indoors and its flowering time is 7-8 weeks. Outdoors, it provides around 18 ounces per plant and is ready for harvest by the middle of September.
Regardless of the location, keep the temperature between 65- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit during the day. When growing indoors, this relates to the time when the lights are on. If you grow LSD outdoors, be wary of rainfall because the buds are dense and susceptible to bud rot. Keep the humidity on the lower end of the recommended ranges.
As for feeding, LSD should be fed a moderate amount of nutrients. If you are using soil as the growing medium, add organic fertilizers such as bat guano and worm castings during the flowering stage.
What Effects Can I Expect from the LSD Strain?
LSD is an exceedingly potent strain so don’t charge in and consume several grams in a rush to get high or else you’ll get more than you bargained for. It begins with an invigorating cerebral high that enables you to unwind. It then switches to a heavy indica high that reduces mobility and could even induce couch lock.
The head high can make you feel spaced out, and it is often too debilitating for novices. You will zone in on whatever is in front of you, which means hiding your high from the boss will be tricky! We would not recommend smoking it until an hour or two before your bedtime. Ultimately, you benefit from a stony, classic indica high, so don’t take it if you have plans that involve going out, or interacting with people!
Medical Benefits of the LSD Strain
A combination of high THC and CBD levels means LSD is used regularly as medicinal marijuana. Its strong relaxing properties make it a good option if you have stress, anxiety, or depression. The high enables you to stay in the moment and prevents your mind from wandering into regions that cause nervousness.
LSD can also help with chronic pain because you’ll be far too spaced out to feel anything! Consider using it for joint pains, muscle spasms, and migraines. If you have insomnia, take a few hits an hour before bed to potentially improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.
Type of High
LSD marijuana strain induces psychoactive cerebral high, characterized by enhanced visual effects, creativity boost, and uplifted mood. Followed by deep body relaxation and sedation. At higher doses can trigger anxiety, paranoia, restlessness.
Starting off with an increase in visual acuity and a strongly spacey mental state, this strain can seem like it’s a Sativa early on, living up to the psychedelic namesake. Once those initial effects passed, it still seems to stay mostly in the face but the body presence grows greatly as it progresses. A creeping numbness and warmth enters the body, leaving the user able to get up and be active or simply sit and relax. The end of the experience was more sedate and relaxing, bordering on tired-feeling. This strain is recommended to intermediate users who want a little more adventure in their Indica relief.