No, I have not watched the TV show, but with a name like Euphoria, I had a feeling this strain would be a good time. I was right – let’s break it down:
Consumption Method: Dry Herb Vape (Arizer Solo 2)
Genetics: bred from skunk strains
Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Pinene
Scent: floral, woody, smoky, sweet, and skunky – smells delicious
Taste: skunky, piney, bright, floral, and earthy
Feelings: Dreamy, stimmy, light, happy, smiley, giggly . . . euphoric
Negative Effects: Basically none – this is a new fave
How Was the High?
Oh man, where to even start with this one . . . I ended up doing several (four, a record for me) 15-minute sessions on the vape with this one because I could not get enough, so I’ll divide it up by that.
First session: Pretty early in my day. I was have a bit of a scattered morning and needed to focus in. My goals for that day were to do dishes and make some flatbread. I put on some Critical Role (yes, I’m the TTRPG flavor of ND) and did my first 15-minute session. The first thing I noticed is that I immediately felt incredibly happy. Leafly touts this as a good strain for social anxiety, and I can see why. I was home alone, but I could see myself blossoming into a social butterfly if I had consumed this with a group.
I didn’t feel much in the way of physical effects, but I did feel dreamy and just top-fucking-tier happy. I decided to make myself a coffee, switch from Critical Role to an EDM playlist, and really make this a DAY™. It just felt right. EVERYTHING felt right. I did my dishes while drinking my latte and taking frequent dance breaks. When I was done, I transitioned right into making my flatbreads. It’s a very simple recipe and very difficult to mess up, but I didn’t feel like the high impeded me in any way.
Second Session: I was feeling really groovy, but not feeling much of the physical effects I’m used to from Sativa. Which, in retrospect is weird because this bud tested at 27%. Is this tolerance? In any case, I fired up the vape again to do the second 15-minute session with the same bud. I can usually get two sessions out of one load. I went and put away a bunch of laundry, which was not even on my list. In between folding things I took puffs off the vape, feeling better and better every hit. I was still not feeling super strong physical sensations but listening to stimmy music while folding laundry made me feel ecstatic – which is very weird for me. But I wasn’t complaining. I know I was home alone, but by this point I was feeling very cool and confident. Like I was REALLY feeling myself. I can, again, see why this is touted as a remedy for social anxiety. I was feeling like a one-person party.
Third Session: The third go finally kicked off the physical sensations that I like in a Sativa – tingly in the temples, squinty and smiley, and a little giggly. I was laughing at basically nothing and just feeling great all around.
Fourth Session: It was getting closer to bed time (I had to work on Monday), so I thought – why not have some more? That really vaulted me over a wall. I don’t remember what the jokes were, but I was CRYING I was laughing so hard. Everything was so funny.
I only buy my strains in one-gram increments because I’m a lightweight and I aim to test at least four strains a month. Still, I regretted that I didn’t have more of it. I did end up vaping this multiple times throughout the week and it was a top-notch experience each time. I usually start mixing random strains in my grinder when I’m not testing (trying out which combos are the best) but this one I wanted straight-up.
TL;DR – Did it Help Manage My Neurodivergence?
Overstimulation: FOR SURE. No one was stopping my groove. I feel like I could have gone to an actual party with loud music and lasted way longer than normal.
Understimulation: It made everything funny. I even had FUN doing chores that I normally put off.
Executive Function: I got a loooooot done that day. I cleaned, did laundry, baked, cooked. So many things. It was great.
Focusing: I think so. One 15-minute session doesn’t impede my brain at all, and it made boring activities more fun.