Marijuana has been used by humans since ancient times. Planet Earth features different naturally occurring cannabis strains, but nowadays, due to different crosses, the amount of available strains has increased hugely. For this reason, it is not uncommon to hear about legends and myths regarding trippy experiences some consumers say they’ve been through, as is the case with psychedelic weed.

First of all, let’s make a point; cannabis effects are so subjective that no one can really confirm or deny whether a user has experienced certain sensations; therefore, such tales end up in the legend’s section, as they can’t be proven. But, what is psychedelic weed? How did this term come up? Does it really exist?

psychedelic weed legend

The creation of psychedelic weed

The term “psychedelic weed” has been around for plenty of years, but it gained popularity among users after the publishing of an article in Las Provincias on February 16th, 2011. The author, Agustín Durán, psychologist of the Valencia Drug Dependence Municipal Plan, assured that growers were fertilizing their cannabis plants with hallucinogenic mushrooms and LSD in order to increase THC levels to 200%.

The truth is that Duran proved not to have much cannabis knowledge as spraying LSD over marijuana plants wouldn’t provide weed with hallucinogenic effects as the plants wouldn’t even absorb it. The other way to create psychedelic weed was, according to Durán, was to perform a cut on the stem and introduce LSD in order for the plant to absorb it and acquire its effects. Obviously, not possible.

However, that article did create hype and plenty of users started saying all over the net that they had experienced the effects of mushrooms in certain strains. This started a debate that has been going on ever since.

the myth of psychedelic weed

How does it feel to smoke psychedelic weed?

Due to the previously mentioned testimonies, some incredulous consumers decided to spray or add LSD to their blunts and see for themselves. It turns out that LSD effects decrease a lot when it is smoked, therefore, it’s a waste to consume it like that.

Cannabis experts got to the conclusion that these hallucinogenic effects weren’t greater than those provided by strains with high THC levels. Cannabis hybridization evolution has led to the highest THC levels in history. The psychoactive effects of cannabis are now higher than ever.

Therefore, it is not surprising that some consumers perceived hallucinogenic effects when smoking certain cannabis strains, which probably led to the legend that has been around for a while.

Most famous psychedelic weed strains

Marijuana and hallucinogenic substances (from magic mushrooms grow kits, LSD…) feature different effects; although rookie smokers not used to strains with high THC levels can experience sensations similar to those provided by LSD: enhanced sensory perception, visual and auditory effects and even visions.

However, that doesn’t mean that the strain was sprayed with LSD during its cultivation; it is simply related to its potency and the user’s mood and tolerance.

Some cannabis strains are so potent that they cause similar effects to those produced by hallucinogenic substances due to their high THC levels and their low CBD content.


LSD, by Barney’s Farm, is one of the most potent strains of the cannabis market thanks to its high THC levels. Users consider it a psychedelic hybrid due to its colorful and strong effects.

  • Sativa/ Indica: 20/ 80%
  • Flowering: 65-70 days indoors. Mid-end September outdoors
  • Height: 1-1.4 m indoors. 1.5-2.5 m outdoors


Psicodelicia, by Sweet Seeds, produces strong and long lasting effects due to its THC-rich and dense buds. It features citrus and earthy flavors that improve the experience even more. Its effects are inspiring, reflective, creative and colorful.

  • Sativa/ Indica: 70/30%
  • Flowering: 70-75 days indoors. End of September or start of October outdoors.
  • Height: 0.9-1 m indoors. 1 – 2.5 m outdoors

Big Trip

Big Trip, by Family Ganjah, is a hybrid created by crossing Ligh IBL and a Skunk. The result is a strain that guarantees a psychoactive and long lasting trip with a soft and relaxing comedown. This potent strain features citrus flavors.

  • Sativa/ Indica: 10/ 90%
  • Flowering: 60/ 70 days indoors. Mid-end October outdoors
  • Height: 1-1.4 m indoors. 1.5-2.5 m outdoors
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Erik Collado

With more than 10 years of background in the cannabis sector, his experience and knowledge are the base of GB The Green Brand’s success

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