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420: Head High Vs Body High

I often get asked which is better head high or body high, and which one I prefer. Well, to break it down we first need to know the difference between the two. So a head high is the feeling you get when you feel like your floating and the earth is moving under your feet. You’ll feel like you're smarter, thinking clearer, and be more focused. This comes from Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being raced to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain.

by Lexi Sheets

This rush of THC overloads the body’s natural cannabinoid and interferes with the body’s process of fine-tuning communication between neurons, which in turn throws the entire system off balance. Thus you get high, but because THC rushes to the head and gives a psychotropic high, you’ll find yourself thinking more clearly and more focus. This is why you’ll believe you are smarter but actually you were this smart all along. You just needed something to quite the noise in your head and THC is your friend in this case.

THC is also a friend when you have migraines.

Body high is what happens when you feel like you can’t move, and you're glued to your seat, this is called couch lock. This comes from the Cannabidiol (CBD) entering the bloodstream to be delivered to the body. CBD has an anti-pain aspect to it, which is why doctors are doing more research as to how this could be used in the medical field. CBD is also being tested to see how it can help Parkinson's patients deal with the side effect of Parkinson's. CBD is the component that gives you the munchies.

So when you smoke cannabis depending on the strain (Sativa, Indica) will determine which high you get. Sativa strains will give you more of the head high, as Sativa strains tend to have a higher concentrate of THC. Indica will give you more of a body high as Indica strains tend to have a higher concentrate of CBD.

The same people like to have equal parts head/body high for this we have hybrid strains. Hybrid strains are stains made up of the two strains. Of course, the strain will be more dominant to what strain the female place is. So say you have a Sativa female and an Indica male, you can cross-pollinate these two plants to create a Sativa dominant hybrid. This would give you more of the head high but you would also feel the body high of the father plant.

This works the same for you reversed the plants and had an Indica mother plant crossed with a Sativa father plant. You’ll end up with an Indica dominant hybrid which would get you more body high but still getting the cerebral effects.

Everyone has his or her preference, but as for me when I’m asked this question “which do you like more Sativa or Indica?” I have to reply Sativa for every day, but Hybrid for party night. I think there are benefits to both head high and body high. Head high is good for when you need to get things done, but body high is good when you haven’t got a care in the world.