i haven’t actually smoked/vaped in like, almost a month, because i moved and it’s not legal here and i don’t have any friends, but i still love weed very much and thought maybe i should write about it.
i’ve been lucky enough to live places where the weed you get is a particular strain that corresponds to whatever the person selling it tells you it is (not just like, bAnGiN LeMoN KuSh CrAcK BuBbLeS BEST DANK! or whatever), and, like wine, i’ve been lucky enough to figure out what i like. unlike wine, i enjoy different strains for different purposes and activities, whereas with wine the activity is always going to be ‘drinking’, and maybe also ‘eating’ (or writing a blog).
that said, if i had to pick a desert island strain it’d be Critical Kush because it combines most of my favorite effects into a single super-mellow experience. the Leafly notes for it say it’s a good sleepy-time strain but honestly i like it all day, particularly because i tend to get a lot of anxiety when i’m out and about, some of which is related to various injuries and disabilities that make moving around in a crowd both painful and stressful. i definitely understand people who prefer to stay home/away from people when they’re stoned, but i prefer being high when i have to go outside because 1) everything hurts less and 2) it makes navigating the human world more fun, in that i get a little goofy and thus treat everything like a game, making it easier for me to manage my otherwise debilitating social anxiety. in my experience the balance of THC-to-CBD in Critical Kush is close to an ideal balance because i get the silly lateral-thinking benefits of the THC alongside the pain relief and anxiety-reduction of the CBD. while i enjoy a good old fashioned couch lock, i feel like this strain has been my favorite go-to for daily enjoyment because it keeps me right in the sweet spot.
i should be back to those areas of the earth’s crust where weed is legal this summer, so maybe i’ll do some more in-depth reporting on this important topic later this year. until then, think about how fuckin’ ridiculous it is that weed is mostly banned by all those assholes with a monopoly on violence.