Euphoria: CBD and THC Working Side-by-Side
Some strains are aimed at those seeking pure energy, while others provide utter relaxation. Euphoria offers the best of both worlds. With some rich and award-winning parentage, this strain offers superb yields of fruity buds with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC. Read on for our full strain review.
Euphoria is a unique cannabis strain; on the surface, this sativa/indica hybrid may seem like it provides a knock-out high. However, it has been finely tuned to offer so much more than the usual heavy stone. With some impressive characteristics, Euphoria is a strain for those seeking bliss, serenity, and relaxation.
Euphoria: Genetic History
A result of crossbreeding Shark Shock and Royal Medic, Euphoria boasts 20% sativa and 80% indica genetics. But that’s not all; Euphoria contains a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC, making for unique effects that set it apart from the average strain (but more on that later).
The crossing of these two strains was no happy accident; both were chosen for their robust genetics and distinct cannabinoid profiles. Royal Medic contains moderate amounts of THC and CBD, but also some impressive yields. In comparison, Shark Shock is an award-winning strain that has won numerous High Times Cannabis Cups since its inception in the 1990s.
The combination of these two prominent parents allows for a great growing experience culminating in satisfying yields of euphoric flower.
Euphoria is not a particularly fussy plant. She’s robust, resilient, and well-equipped to handle most environments and climates—all attributes she inherited from her parents. Whether grown indoors or outdoors, this is one strain that will deliver.
Grown inside, she’s likely to reach heights of anywhere between 60–100cm. Plants cultivated outdoors grow slightly larger at 120–150cm. Not a huge plant, Euphoria won’t overcrowd your growing area, and she can be easily maintained with some light LST.
Euphoria is generally easy-going and only requires minimal pruning and upkeep during her whole growing cycle. The fact that she’s not a particularly bushy plant makes Euphoria easy to care for. Some additional nutes can help push production to the higher end.
Once in flowering, you’ll quickly notice just how stunning this plant is. A purple hue will engulf the leaves, giving her an appealing look as she continues to mature. Towards the end of her growing cycle, you’ll begin to see dense buds glistening with trichomes.
As we know, looks aren’t everything, but her yields are equally impressive. Grown indoors, she’ll be ready after a period of eight weeks, with returns of anywhere between 450–500g/m². Plants grown outside will be ready to harvest in early October, with yields of 450–500g/plant. A sizable reward for the efforts of growing her, we’re sure you’ll agree.
|Great White Shark x CBD dominant plant|
|450 – 500 gr/m2|
|60 – 100 cm|
|8 – 9 weeks|
|Sativa 20% Indica 80%|
|450 – 500 gr/plant|
|120 – 150 cm|
|Relaxing and well balanced, more physical|
Effects of Euphoria
As mentioned, the effects of Euphoria are quite distinct from the average THC-rich—or CBD-rich—strain. A THC content of around 9% means users can expect psychotropic effects; however, an equal amount of CBD balances out the high. This makes Euphoria a strain that can be smoked or vaped at any time of day.
Relaxation is the main payoff with Euphoria, but, as her name suggests, she also offers an initial energetic boost that lights up the mind with positivity. This strain is noted to make users a little more outgoing in social situations, as the combo of THC and CBD supports a relaxed but alert mindset.
Due to its cannabinoid profile, the high from Euphoria may not last as long as other strains. Still, even once the cerebral buzz subsides, users can expect to experience waves of soothing relaxation.
Flavour and Aroma of Euphoria
Not only are the effects of Euphoria something special, but her flavour and aroma are impressive as well. Opening your stash jar or holding her buds in your hands will instantly overwhelm the senses. Full-bodied berry notes accented by earth and herbs will hold the nose hostage well after the stash jar has been closed.
Whether you choose to vaporize or smoke Euphoria, expect big bursts of sweet, sugary berries that will leave your mouth watering after that initial toke.
Euphoria: Bask in Pure Bliss
Euphoria is a unique indica-dominant hybrid that offers something different from your run-of-the-mill strain. Because of her 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, the high is initially energetic but settles into deep—but manageable—feelings of relaxation. This dynamic makes Euphoria a truly versatile strain that can be enjoyed on practically any occasion. Couple this with fruity flavours and aromas and ample yields, and you’ve got a strain that’s ready to impress at every stage!
For a strain that offers something a little different, choose Euphoria. With a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio, it offers a uniquely uplifting effect. Click to find out more.
So, Does CBD Actually Get You High?
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CBD is quickly becoming the Taylor Swift of the wellness world — catchy, healing, and a little too omnipresent in everyday life.
With so many touted benefits (pain relief! reduced anxiety! better sleep!) and so many formats to try (oil! gummies! lube!), it’s no wonder everyone is jumping on the CBD train. And just like “Lover” or “Back to December” gets you higher than a kite, you might be wondering if CBD can do the same.
The short answer: CBD won’t get you high. Even though CBD comes from cannabis (the same plant species that brings us marijuana), CBD products contain little to no THC — the psychoactive chemical that creates a high, euphoric effect.
It may, however, provide a host of other benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about the effects of CBD and how it differs from a THC-induced high. *Cue “Wildest Dreams”*
Here’s the deal: CBD is one of more than 100 natural compounds called cannabinoids that come from the cannabis sativa plant (aka a marijuana or hemp plant).
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a popular cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects. But don’t confuse THC with CBD — these two might come from the same place, but that doesn’t mean they do the same things.
As we mentioned earlier, THC makes you feel the high that’s often associated with smoking marijuana — and CBD does not. But CBD and THC do share a few side effects (more on those in a minute).
CBD might help you feel more relaxed and calm and less anxious, and it may even help you fall asleep. It has the soothing qualities of THC without the high or “stoned” effect.
CBD comes in many forms, and while they all have similar effects, each one is slightly different.
Oils and tinctures
Oils infused with CBD are popular because they’re easy to take and they get absorbed into your body very quickly, meaning you’ll feel the effects quickly.
CBD oils are typically placed under your tongue using a dropper. They’re great for anyone who doesn’t want to take pills but wants to try CBD.
Capsules and pills
There are CBD capsules and pills that may help with a variety of issues, including sleep deprivation, digestive problems, and seizure disorders. You take them just as you would any other pill.
The main difference between a pill and an oil is that the pill takes longer to be absorbed by your body, so you may not feel the effects quite as quickly.
Creams and lotions
Some CBD-infused lotions and creams are meant to relieve muscle and joint pain. Others claim to be beneficial for various skin problems, such as eczema or acne, although there isn’t much scientific evidence to back that up. You might even find CBD in some skin care products.
While CBD gummies are really popular, you can also find CBD in candy, chocolates, cookies, and even beer and wine.
The fastest way to experience the effects of CBD is to inhale vaporized CBD oil, which you can do with an e-cigarette. Vaping CBD oil sends it into your bloodstream, so it’s absorbed really quickly.
But the safety of vaping is being very seriously questioned, so it’s not something to take lightly.
Both CBD and THC have an impact on the cannabinoid type 1 receptors (CB1) in your brain, but they kinda have opposite effects. THC binds with those receptors, activating them and causing a feeling of euphoria or high.
But CBD is different: It barely binds with CB1 receptors. In fact, it can actually block any high from happening at all. If you were to take CBD with THC, you might find that you didn’t feel as high as you would if you’d consumed only THC.
So, what do you feel when you take CBD?
Research on CBD is relatively new, but some studies suggest CBD is relaxing and calming. It could reduce inflammation and pain, it may help you sleep better, and it’s often used to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression.
CBD is considered safe and well-tolerated in general. But everyone may react slightly differently to it, so what someone else feels may not match up with your experience.
CBD does have some possible side effects, including:
- changes in appetite and weight
- mild nausea
- dry mouth
CBD can also interact with some medications, so be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting a CBD regimen.
How does THC make you feel?
Smoking or ingesting THC is going to cause that feeling of being high. The possible short-term side effects of THC are:
- increased heart rate
- coordination issues
- dry mouth
- red eyes
- slower reaction times
- memory loss
The high from THC can leave you feeling euphoric, relaxed, focused, amused, giggly, creative, hungry, and more sensitive to smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound.
CBD has lots of possible benefits that have made it a good choice for people who deal with a variety of conditions. But CBD is still being studied, so new research is published often. The details on CBD could change as scientists learn more!
Easing anxiety and depression
CBD oil is a promising treatment for people who live with anxiety and depression and don’t want to turn to pharmaceutical drugs. Some research suggests that specific doses of CBD are very effective at reducing anxiety before a test.
And it’s not just for adults: According to a 2016 study, CBD oil can be safely used to relieve anxiety and insomnia in children experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Some studies have also shown that CBD can have antidepressant-like effects and can affect how your brain responds to serotonin. A 2018 review of studies found that CBD can also have anti-stress effects, so it might reduce depression that’s related to stress.
Helping with insomnia
Some people take CBD to help them sleep better. In a 2019 study, 66.7 percent of participants reported better sleep after taking CBD.
Scientists don’t totally understand why CBD might help people sleep better, but it could be because CBD can ease anxiety, depression, and stress.
Relieving pain and inflammation
CBD could be one of the reasons marijuana is known for relieving pain. Research on animals has shown that CBD may reduce chronic pain by reducing inflammation and could also ease pain from surgical incisions and sciatic nerve pain.
When combined with THC, CBD may be effective in easing pain caused by multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
Alleviating cancer-related symptoms
CBD may be useful for relieving some cancer-related pain and side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting. Research has found a significant reduction in pain when THC and CBD are combined for this type of use.
CBD reduces inflammation, which in turn might help reduce acne. A 2014 study found that CBD oil can prevent sebaceous gland cells from releasing too much sebum (which can cause acne) and can prevent the activation of agents that cause acne.
More research needs to be done, but it’s possible that CBD could help with other skin issues too.
Helping with seizures and neurological disorders
More research is needed, but CBD might help ease symptoms related to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
Some studies have found reduced seizure activity in children and young adults after they took CBD oil. And in 2018, the FDA approved a CBD product called Epidiolex to treat two seizure disorders, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Other studies have shown that CBD may improve quality of life and sleep quality for people with Parkinson’s disease.
And some animal and test-tube studies have even shown promising results with Alzheimer’s disease: CBD may decrease inflammation and help prevent the neurodegeneration that goes along with the disease.
Boosting heart health
A 2017 study showed that CBD might even benefit the heart and circulatory system by lowering high blood pressure, thus preventing health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome. This could be because CBD can relieve stress and anxiety, which in turn lowers blood pressure.
A 2010 study on rats also suggested that CBD might help reduce inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease.
Helping with schizophrenia
Some research suggests CBD might benefit people with schizophrenia and similar conditions by reducing symptoms of psychosis.
Aiding in treatment of substance use disorder
CBD might even be useful in treatment for substance use disorder. Research suggests it can change circuits in the brain related to drug dependence. A 2015 review of studies found that CBD reduced morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior in rats.
The short answer: CBD won't get you high. Even though it's made from cannabis (the same plant species that brings us marijuana), it doesn't contain THC, the psychoactive chemical that creates a high. But it may have a variety of other benefits. Here's everything you need to know about the effects of CBD and how it differs from a THC high.