Everyone experiences a cannabis high in their own way. Some of us are more prone to paranoia, some of us get the munchies, and some of us fall asleep after the first hit. A lot of this depends on the type of strain you’re smoking (or consuming in whatever way you choose), but there’s one universal trait I’ve found no matter what I’ve packed in the Pax or rolled in the blunt.
I think it’s hilarious and it’s one of the reasons why I love smoking out. Cannabis not only relaxes your body, but your mind. It allows you to stop being so serious, tap into some creativity, and more often than not – utter ridiculousness. Since Highdeas tend to flail around in my head when I’m high and Bill looks at me like a complete idiot, I thought it would be an interesting blog topic. I know I’m not alone since there’s a whole meme dedicated to it.
When we started smoking Jet Fuel for the next strain review, I discovered it was a strain that was prime for Highdeas. I never write while high (I can’t – my brain will not work that way at all), but I’ll usually start doing a little bit of research as we’re toking. Somehow we came across B-Real’s Dr. Greenthumb’s strain reviews on Youtube. Yes, the same B-Real from Cypress Hill.
First, I thought this review was hilarious on its own, but then he started talking about how you need to roll thin joints to really enjoy the flavor of the strain because something too big overpowers the whole experience. And in my perfect state of coming up with Highdeas, I turned to Bill and gasped, “Did he just compare highness to heat? Like on the scoville index??”
This is where my restaurant critic experience comes in, I suppose.
Heat from capsaicin can either enhance a dish or completely ruin it by obliterating your tastebuds. There have been burritos I’ve reviewed where I couldn’t make out any other flavor than “heat”because of the salsa that it was drowning in. And maybe this can also be compared to hops in beer. The hoppier and more bitter the IPA, the more your taste buds are shot and you can’t pick up on the nuances of the malt that it was brewed with. We tend to find that extreme ends of the spectrum annihilate all other aspects of a sensory experience, like taste.
So, can highness be measured in a similar way? The higher you get, the less you taste in the flavor of the strain? Maybe developing this system of measurement like IBU’s and AVB’s would help people manage their highs better?
At this point, it’s all Highdeas. I’m sure I’ll have more to write about soon enough.