You ever sit back and wonder why music sometimes sounds so much better when you’re high? Well, there might actually be some science behind that.
Today, we’re going to look at why cannabis seems to heighten your music experience, plus we’ll touch on the best strains for music you could be using to enhance your experience right now.
Your Brain on Cannabis
Researched published on the matter seems to suggest that plant-derived cannabinoids like our good friends, THC and CBD, may promote hippocampal neurogenesis – or in plain English, to literally help with the regrowth of neurons in your brain. In fact, since 2001, there’s been evidence that indicates cannabis could potentially alter or even heighten music perception. Cool, right?
Cannabinoids may activate or help regulate the hippocampal, dopamine, and serotonin levels coursing through your brain, AKA the chemicals that make you feel happiness, euphoria, and relaxation. The level in which cannabis might help, though, depends greatly on how much CBD and THC is in the strain you’re using.
That leads us to our next point: the best strains you could use to get the most out of your summer jam sessions. What cannabis strains out of the massive plethora out there could really rock your world? Let’s find out.
3 Best Strains for Music
There’s not an exact science (yet) to which strains work best for an individual. These strains have helped many in our community maximize their listening experience, though, and for that reason, they’re strains we stand by.
A fan favorite among festival and concerts goers and workaholics alike, Green Crack is often regarded as one of the most productive-inducing strains on the market. A heavy Sativa-dominant, it usually contains 20 to 25% THC, little to no CBD, and leaves you feeling energetic even after the day is through.
Bottom line? It’s an uplifting strain that goes hand in hand with the fast-paced kind of music that can get your blood pumping—perfect to jam with!
While it might not make you feel as productive as Green Crack, Blue Dream is a balanced hybrid that’s a popular choice when you want something you can really rock out on. Hitting on the heavy THC side again, you’re looking at maybe 2% CBD and up to 24% THC.
A lot of users prefer Blue Dream for the altered sense perception it produces. Why does that matter? Well, you could expect colors and sounds in music and art to amplify. A song can get slowed down just from the high, making you notice the pause in between each note—a euphoric experience we can’t help but recommend.
One of the only indica strains that’s popular among the crowds heading to a show, concert or festival, Northern Lights is an exceptional choice.
Almost pure Indica, be careful how much you decide to take before your jam session—you might just fall asleep instead. If you can keep it light or fight through the sleepiness, though, you get waves of joy, wellbeing, and pure enjoyment. It’s a chill body high you can feel from your head to your toes.
Today, we learned that cannabis might just make music that much better. Try out the three strains we mentioned first and listen to how music sounds after each session – or even during each session!
Once you find your favorite of these three, branch out! Discover all the different strains that can make the note hit harder for you. What’s your favorite strain to use when you want to get lost in the music? Let us know in the comments below!