Strain review: Lucy, high-CBD weed

by DGO Pufnstuf

Let’s talk about Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Or, just Lucy, a strain of cannabis that – unlike much of what’s on the market these days – is low in THC and high in CBD, the lesser-revered, but extremely important, cannabinoid.

Lucy, an indica-dominant strain, and the flower we’re reviewing this week contains somewhere between 2.7 percent and 4.23 percent THC. The CBD content ranges from 5.7 percent to about 8.65 percent, so there’s clearly a huge difference between the THC and CBD percentage. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

While a lot of cannabis consumers are looking for a high THC content to, well, get super high, not EVERYONE is looking to be on another level – especially during the day when they need to be productive. And, before you ask why they don’t just avoid smoking during the day, let’s clarify. Lots of people are using marijuana to help alleviate pain and inflammation, so a lower THC percentage/high CBD percentage is ideal for those times when they don’t want to be high-high, but DO want some pain relief. CBD won’t get ya stoned, but it will help your ailments.

Moving on. There are quite a few high CBD/low THC strains around, but Lucy’s ratio is kinda badass, because it keeps some of the THC in there for good measure. And let me tell you, despite it being a lower percentage, that freaking THC still works just fine.

I smoked a bowl of Lucy at about 9 p.m. or so, figuring that with THC percentages between 2 and 4 percent, I’d be solid and sober enough to write this review after. Welp, that was not the case.

The hits were smooth and herbal, and I found myself mesmerized with how evenly Lucy burned. And then I was stoned. Like, for real super-chill stoned.

I went from 0 to 180 in just a few hits, although it wasn’t a hardcore, head-in-the-clouds stoned. I was just super relaxed, and my whole body felt really warm and fuzzy, like I was wrapped in a heated blanket.

I’d been knee-deep in a documentary before lighting up the bowl, and had stopped at Sonic for a cherry limeade and some of that sweet Sonic ice right before, too. It was the perfect combo, you guys. The documentary, the crunchy little marbles of Sonic ice, and the happy, relaxed feeling. I highly suggest it.

It wasn’t long before my eyes started to feel really heavy and were fighting with my brain, which was still clear as a bell and enjoying the chilled out buzz from the weed. I eventually gave in to the heavy iron feeling of my eyelids and drifted off to sleep, but not before I’d happily exhausted my crunchy ice and about two-thirds of the documentary. I subsequently woke up feeling starved at 3 a.m. and ate a bunch of pudding. Worth it.

If it hadn’t been an evening smoking session, I’m confident I would have been pretty darn productive after smoking some Lucy. I’m also confident that you’ll like this strain, whether or not you’d normally go for one with higher THC levels. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with some Lucy in your life.

DGO Pufnstuf


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