When one envisions going to Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin concerts, images of a marijuana smoke-filled rock and roll stadium flood the brain. In the scene, smoke meshes with atmosphere, which is in turn transformed into an ephemeral canvas in the sky—colored with psychedelic lights and lasers.
In San Francisco during the 1960s the Grateful Dead infused drug use with the concert experience giving rise to the term “psychedelic rock.” With this notion, the Grateful Dead paved the way for generations of cannabis using musicians and fans alike—those who discover something transcendent in the marijuana fueled concert experience. As we make our way into the 21st century, the combination of live music and marijuana has become a fundamental part of rock and roll culture.
Not into all that smoke? Know that there are multiple ways to consume marijuana, you can eat or drink it, rub it into your skin, vape, smoke and much more. Ask the budtenders at your local dispensary which products have the strains listed and then pick how you want to put it into your body.
For those inquisitive smokers that want to get the most out of their favorite musical performance, here are 10 types of marijuana that are good to take at concerts:
Not only will a couple tokes of this famous sativa strains help you feel comfortable in the middle of a crowded auditorium, it’ll make you want to get up and dance.
This sativa dominant hybrid was bred to grow to massive sizes under the sunshine in the Sierra foothills of central California. If you want to feel like a rock star, trying smoking this potent strain while practicing your favorite instrument.
As a highly-revered hybrid strain, OG Platinum has an award-winning nose and immediate high. One puff of this OG will have you playing air-guitar in no time.
As one of the most popular sativa-dominant hybrids on the cannabis market, Silver Haze balances a solid body buzz with cheerful mood. This is a great strain to smoke if you are going to a concert and you usually get uncomfortable in crowds.
Girl Scout Cookies
This Durban Poison x OG Kush is celebrated by pop-culture icons. Point being, if your favorite rappers smoke it—Girl Scout Cookies are a sure bet for a blow-out concert experience.
Super Lemon Haze
This sativa-dominant hybrid has a piney smell and looks like it’s been dipped in sugar. Super Lemon Haze’s energetic buzz is sure to get the party started.
Rockstar is an indica dominant cross between Rockbud and Sensi Star. However, don’t let the label intimidate you—Rockstar will have you feeling stress-free at your favorite show without the usual debilitating indica effects.
This prominent sativa strain is named after one of the most renowned cannabis growers/activists to date. Even more, it’s a great smoke for getting the creative juices flowing, whether on the stage or in the crowd.
This pleasantly aromatic sativa is a cross of Trainwreck and Hawaiian. Whether listening to the gentle melodies of island music or getting your face melted at a metal show, Pineapple Express compliments the artistic tastes of most music connoisseurs.
LSD is recognized as an anomaly amongst cannabis enthusiasts as its indica dominant genetics mysteriously manifest a cerebrally intense sativa high. Moreover, LSD is said to induce hallucinations—transporting smokers back tie-dye-clad 1960s psychedelia.