Cannabis strains are as varied as the people who use and grow them, and the purpose of consuming them ultimately depends on your desired effects. There are several trippy weed strains for the adventurous that’ll alter your sensory system, expand your mind, and set you off on a psychedelic trip.
If you’re looking for some mind-bending weed that makes you hallucinate, then keep reading. We’ll look at some of the most psychedelic weed strains that you can grow for yourself at home!
What are psychedelic effects?
Have you ever listened to trippy psychedelic music or enjoyed looking at distorted color-shifting art from the ’60s and ’70s? If you have, you probably have some idea of what a psychedelic effect is.
Simply put, it is hallucinations brought on by either mental illness or psychedelic drugs. Numerous drugs can induce these hallucinations, but the most common ones include LSD, magic mushrooms (Psilocybin), amphetamines, and mescaline.
Psychedelic effects can differ from person to person, but usually, you can expect some state of altered consciousness, mood, or perception. This shift can be in the form of physical distortions or hallucinations, hearing, seeing, feeling, or tasting things that are not really there.
As your serotonin receptors are triggered, you experience a shift in the physical world around you. Things alter right before your eyes, colors start dancing, and lights start flickering; you may even find yourself experiencing multiple feelings all at once.
Is weed a psychedelic?
A substance or chemical that can change or shift your perception of things is known as a psychedelic. Under this definition, is marijuana a psychedelic? Technically it’s not considered a psychedelic, though weed can provide psychedelic experiences.
Many people believe in psychedelic weed, or at least wonder if weed is psychedelic. Still, these effects are near impossible to track down scientifically, and almost no documentation exists to support this at the moment.
Some adventurous and experienced stoners believe that trippy/psychedelic strains do exist. Even though stoner stereotypes may differ, trippy weed is not that common, and psychedelic marijuana effects are not as pronounced as those from narcotics.
Can weed make you hallucinate?
Technically the answer is no, but theoretically, it’s a yes. True hallucinogenic substances seem to alter your physical surroundings. In contrast, hallucinogenic marijuana shifts your state of mind to the point of perceiving unreal things as real.
Some psychedelic weed strains are considered mildly hallucinogenic. Strains with high levels of THC have the potential of causing intense experiences that alter the senses. Most psychedelic weed strains have a unique combination of high THC concentrations, psychoactive compounds, and terpenes to trigger that psychedelic trippy feeling.
A psychedelic weed trippy compared to LSD is no less valid a psychedelic sensation, but it is fundamentally different. The chemical combinations form a synergy that can deliver a truly mind-blowing high.
Hallucinogenic weed can put your senses into overdrive. As you pass through the stages of being high, here are some of the symptoms you might recognize if you’ve ever been on a trippy marijuana ride.
- Your perception of time and space shifts. You perceive the clock as slowing down and even stopping completely.
- Pupil dilation and pressure around the eyes will have you seeing images as distorted, with vivid colors. Triggered receptors can even have you seeing things that are not really there.
- You might experience a feeling of detachment from your environment or self.
- As the auditory nerve can be affected, sounds may seem amplified.
- A heavy couch-lock feeling can occur as your motor skills slow down.
Weed strains that make you hallucinate can make for a trippy ride but be responsible about dosing. Feelings of mild anxiety and paranoia are known to occur. Avoid these adverse effects by minimizing consumption or using only small to medium doses; also, consider carefully some of the things to do while high to make sure you’re ready for a pleasurable trippy ride.
6 Most trippy weed strains for you to try
Whether you’re an experienced stoner on the hunt for that trippy weed ride or simply looking for weed that makes you trip, there are several trippy psychedelic strains to try.
Due to the unique chemical combination needed for a psychedelic high, the trippiest sativa strains are hybrids and heavy indicas. Here are six of the most psychedelic strains to try and grow for yourself.
Note: If you have a low THC tolerance or are a newbie to weed, note that these are some of the most psychedelic strains known for their potency.
1. Amnesia Lemon Feminized
- THC: 17-21%
- Terpenes: Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, alpha & beta-pinene
- Flowering Time: 65 – 75 days, harvest September
- Yield: 12 oz./m2 indoors; 14 oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Cerebral, creative, psychoactive & uplifted
- Medical: Anxiety, insomnia & stress
Amnesia lemon feminized is a hybrid of Skunk #1 and Amnesia Haze, two strains well known to deliver intense psychedelic experiences. True to its name Amnesia Lemon has a citrusy, sharp, and refreshing taste that will send a massive rush of pleasant energy and a flash of euphoria through your entire body.
You might not see trippy colors or hallucinations, but this energy will make you feel like your world has just been altered and shifted, and the best part is you might not even realize it.
The plant’s short, stocky stature makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor growth. In the flowering stage, they tend to produce a strong smell making discreet growing a little tougher. This strain is relatively easy to cultivate and is great for beginners to grow at home.
2. Do-si-dos Feminized
- THC: 28-30%
- Terpenes: Limonene, caryophyllene, linalool
- Flowering Time: 8-10 weeks; Mid to late October
- Yield: 15–17 oz/m2 indoors, 17 oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Euphoric & relaxing
- Medical: Stress, depression, anti-inflammatory & pain relief
This indica-dominant hybrid kicks off with an uplifting, euphoric surge followed by pleasurable, almost heavy body relaxation. This psychedelic strain can make you feel happy and peaceful with its sweet, almost cotton candy flavor. Toke more than you planned, and you might find your motivation to do pretty much anything drift away as you slip into a blissful state of oblivion.
Growing seeds of this strain is a breeze as it requires only basic supervision to prosper. Do-si-dos feminized seeds can be grown outdoors or indoors, and thanks to their strong genes, they can withstand most pests and diseases.
3. Lemon Tree Feminized
- THC: 18-23%
- Terpenes: Myrcene, pinene, caryophyllene
- Flowering Time: 7-9 weeks; Mid to late October
- Yield: 12–17 oz/m2 indoors; 17 oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Energetic, euphoric & focus
- Medical: Anxiety & stress
This trippy weed strain is characterized by its lemony citrus scent, making some believe that it’s mild and medicinal, only to get a kickstart to the brain!
Once you light up, your trip starts you off with a bolt to an energizing buzz. Lemon tree feminized won’t leave your mind feeling dazed and cloudy; instead, you’ll remain sharp and focused. A calming, relaxing sensation takes over as the buzz fades, leaving you revitalized.
Avoid overconsumption, as these zesty flowers can have intense psychedelic effects that may lead to mild paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety. Growing these seeds is a straightforward process even beginners can follow. Use nutrient-rich soil to enhance flavor, fragrance, and plant immunity.
4. LSD Feminized
- THC: 19-24%
- Terpenes: Terpinolene, pinene, myrcene
- Flowering Time: 8-10 weeks; September – October
- Yield: 21 oz./m2 indoors, 21oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Relaxing, happy & uplifting
- Medical: Depression, stress & pain relief
When looking for psychedelic cannabis, why not try something named after a notorious psychedelic drug. This potent hybrid creates an uplifting and inspiring cerebral stimulation, leaving you focused and filled with creativity.
You might find the visual distortions somewhat confusing and trippy if you have a low tolerance. As the soaring sensation fades, a relaxing full-bodied stone takes over; it’s common to drift into dreamland slowly.
LSD feminized seeds are relatively easy to grow, are naturally resistant to most common pests and diseases, and aren’t susceptible to weather changes. Particularly skunky, with notes of earthy, spiciness, this cultivar is beginner-friendly and produces THC-rich buds.
5. Tahoe Kush Feminized
- THC: 19-22%
- Terpenes: D-Limonene, caryophyllene, myrcene, Ocimene
- Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks; Mid-October
- Yield: 10.5 oz./m2 indoors; 14 oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Happy, relaxed & euphoric
- Medical: Pain, stress, anxiety
This psychedelic strain triggers an uplifting, happy sensation that lightens the room and fills it with giggles. Soon it creates a relaxing buzz that fades into a full-body stone. Be sure to have snacks nearby as hunger is sure to strike. Best used late in the day, this strain has a numbing buzz known to lull many into the clutches of tranquil sleep.
Tahoe Kush feminized is the most potent Kush cultivar; some might even say it’s the mushroom weed strain. Hidden behind its earthy, sweet, and sour zest is a powerful punch that can knock over even experienced users.
Growing seeds of this cultivar tend to be more challenging. For plants to flourish and reach their full potential, they need know-who, support, and constant supervision. Best suited for experienced cultivators.
6. Rainbow Gum Feminized
- THC: 19-24%
- Terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Terpinolene
- Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks; November
- Yield: 17.5–21oz./m2 indoors; 21-–24.5 oz./plant outdoors
- Effects: Focused, relaxed & euphoric
- Medical: Stress, anxiety & pain relief
Relatively unknown and rare, Rainbow Gum feminized has just recently gained popularity. As the name states, this strain will lead you to that proverbial pot of gold with its delicious mouthwatering potency. This beginner-friendly strain has high THC levels and typically produces high, good-quality yields.
When consumed, the cerebral impact of this strain will increase creativity and positivity, allowing for the intense focus to tackle tasks. As the physical impact sets in, mild relaxation will take over, allowing for controlled movement soon; however, a full-body stone takes over.
As you lie in a relaxed position, sensory distortions may abound as sounds and sights intensify. Use this sweet, almost grapefruit-flavored strain when there is little or no demand for physical activity, so grab a visually enticing movie and sit back.
How to achieve the best psychedelic effects
Most psychedelic weed strains have high THC levels, so begin with smaller doses to achieve the sublime psychedelic experience. The strains mentioned—Amnesia Lemon, Do-si-dos, Lemon tree, LSD, Tahoe Kush, and Rainbow Gum—alter the senses and produce an uplifting and energizing high, followed by relaxation.
Though these are some trippy weeds, they’re also capable medicinal strains that alleviate chronic pain, stress, and depression.
Increasing the dosage will intensify the effects as more cannabinoids and terpene get absorbed. People with high THC tolerance will particularly enjoy the trippy hallucinogenic-like effects. Newbies and low tolerance users should be careful as high THC levels might cause slight dizziness, paranoia, and anxiety.
It’s important to remember that though cannabis can affect your sensory system, it cannot induce full-blown hallucinations. These psychedelic weed strains can take you on a potent trippy ride, check your dosage and be aware of how much weed is too much.
Go out and grow your own trippy weed!
Finding trippy psychedelic weed strains can be quite a chore, but once you’re sitting on your porch smoking a hand-rolled joint, it’ll be well worth the effort. Whether your reasons for going on a trippy, psychedelic ride are to have a blast from your past, create and experience trippy art or hallucinate as you see colors dancing on the walls, these psychedelic strains are great to try.
Growing seeds is very rewarding, so why not pick your next psychedelic weed from our strongest autoflower seeds? In no time, these seeds will produce a harvest that will have you taking that classic psychedelic trip for yourself. Better yet, join our Homegrown Forum and have a chat with other homegrowers on what trippy strains they’re using.