Now, I’m not normally a smoker when it comes to cannabis. I tend to cough a lot with bongs and joints, and I’ve never tried a dab. The dry vape usually gives the perfect experience, allowing me to taste the weed and build a gentle, gradual high. I also don’t cough. However, I was out with some friends and I thought the name of this strain was funky, so I thought I’d give it a go. I don’t think I’ll be doing it again any time soon, but let’s look at this strain:
Consumption Method: Pre-roll, half gram
Genetics: Tangie x Chocolope
Terpenes: Myrcene, Limonene, Caryophyllene
Scent: chocolate, herbs, and citrus – very dessert-like
Taste: joints don’t really taste like much other than smoke, but Leafly reviews describe the taste as a strong citrus/tropical flavor
Feelings: Uplifted mood, zen, floaty, tingly
Negative Effects: Less verbal (more neutral than bad), munchies, tired, mild headache (I blame consumption method for this)
How Was the High?
Okay, so this one will have a negative tinge, because it reminded me why I don’t smoke my weed. That said, I did like the effects of this strain overall, and I want to try it again with my dry vape.
On a pleasant, sunny Saturday I went out on my balcony and smoked about half of the pre-roll. I didn’t feel much in the way of a high, but I did experience a mood lift. I could feel a little bit in my hands and face, but it was mild. I put on a stimming playlist I found and did my dishes as I eased into a light and dancey high. The stimming music did help, but I felt very zen and very happy even while handling gross wet food.
After the dishes I started messing around on the blog, adjusting settings and things like that. At some point I started feeling floaty and had a more difficult time concentrating. My face felt heavy and tingly but not in an unpleasant way.
I smoked the rest a few hours later, and that’s when the headache set it. It made me cough super hard, so I blame the pre-roll not the strain. The effects of the second half wee much stronger, and apparently there’s some science to that. The cannabinoids in the weed become more concentrated inside the joint, so the more you smoke the harder it hits you.
The second half produced the tingly temples and mood lift I associate with Sativas. I was working on a crochet project, and suddenly found that I was way less verbal than normal. I wouldn’t say it was a non-verbal episode, but I found it difficult to form sentences without stammering and struggling to find words. This wasn’t too terrible because my neurodivergent partner can handle when this happens and understands me in this state. Unfortunately I got the munchies – which, as someone who struggled with bingeing in the past was not great. When the high wore off I did feel tired, but I think I need to accept that this is just what weed does to me.
TL;DR – Did it Help Manage My Neurodivergence?
Overstimulation: Yes, in that it lifted my mood enough to tolerate more. When I’m stressed I become overstimulated VERY easily, and this relaxed me enough to prevent the worst.
Understimulation: Yes, it did increase the effects of the stimming playlist I was listening to, and made stimming feel better in general.
Executive Function: Yes – got the dishes done, made some improvements to my blog, and worked on some crochet stuff.
Focusing: Kinda – it made it easy to narrow in on specific tasks but switching tasks was hard.