About Sour LSD
Sour LSD is an evenly balanced strain that unleashes both mental stimulation and soothing physical effects. It is a combination of Barney’s Farm’s LSD and pungent indica Sour Bubble and comes with a deeply dank aroma to complement its multidimensional high. Sour LSD’s THC levels have been measured at between a modest 15% and a whopping 28%.
Sour LSD sets itself apart with medium to large flowers that adhere in rounded, almost bullet-like shapes. The buds have a solid, densely-packed internal structure more typical of indica varieties and are composed of small, curling leaves. These leaves themselves are a bright spring green and are interspersed with brown and dark-red pistils. Finally, dewy, translucent trichomes cover these chunky buds and account for the strain’s psychoactivity and stickiness.
When properly cured, Sour LSD emits a bold, earthy aroma, redolent of dried wood and leaves. On closer inspection, consumers may also notice some fruitiness, albeit with a slightly fermented edge. When ground up or broken apart, the flowers yield a rich, incense-like odor, similar to that of landrace indica varieties. Burning Sour LSD’s buds gives off a pleasantly light and fragrant smoke that’s easily inhaled. On the exhale, the smoke leaves behind a fruity and slightly sour taste.
Unlike actual lysergic acid, this strain’s mechanism of action is fairly quick. Soon after ingestion, it hits consumers with head-focused effects like a concerted pressure around the temples and a possible increase in salivation. As these strange tics die down, they’re replaced by a new mental acuity in which thoughts can seem to move more quickly or to take on a new intensity. Ideas that might not otherwise interest the smoker can take on a new fascination; similarly, the user’s stream of consciousness may flow from one concept to the next in free association, illuminating new connections between seemingly unrelated things. This kind of activated thinking can help accomplish work on complicated and analytical tasks. It may also allow for progress on more open-ended creative projects. Appropriately enough, Sour LSD can also have some trippy sensory effects -- users describe mild auditory or visual hallucinations (like a flattening of depth perspective) as well as uncanny feelings of time dilation. This psychedelic vibe can be pushed to the max with some moody music or movies.
As the high wears on, its head high is complemented by a deep body stone. Feelings ranging from relaxation to numbness can begin to spread outward through the core and limbs, slowing down any physically active users and couch-locking those who are already taking it easy at home. In these later stages, Sour LSD is best suited to passive activities like binge-watching or snacking. Because of this gradual decrease in energy levels, Sour LSD is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.
This recreationally versatile strain can also have applications for medical cannabis patients. Its initial cerebral rush may aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Meanwhile, its mood-boosting properties can temporarily soothe the difficulty symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical side of things, Sour LSD may dull aches and pains, both passing and chronic; anti-inflammatory properties can address more minor concerns like nausea or headaches. For properly relaxed consumers, this bud may even prove to be an antidote to insomnia. Because its onset comes with some risk of obsessive, recursive thinking, Sour LSD is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Fortunately for those looking to grow the strain at home, seeds of Sour LSD have been made available for sale online by breeder B.O.G. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, with outdoor success hinging on a humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plant growth follows an indica pattern, with short, bushy silhouettes and broad fan leaves that may require occasional pruning. The strain flowers within 8 to 9 weeks and is said to offer a higher than average yield.
A well-balanced but intense smoke, Sour LSD is a great option for both indica and sativa lovers. Although it may not produce hallucinations that are as strong as those from its namesake, it’s a trippy treat at the end of a long day.