Summer 2017’s total solar eclipse is America’s celestial event of the century. The first eclipse to fully cross the contiguous United States since 1918, it will mobilize millions of travelers on (and to) the North American continent. Happily, the eclipse has decided to include a rec-legal state in its path of totality.
As many as a million visitors are expected in Oregon alone on August 21st, and a good many of them will be marveling at the solar phenomenon in an elevated state of mind. The following are three strains and three products we recommend for viewing the event, as well as three pieces of advice for getting high while the world goes dark.
Best Cannabis Strains for Viewing the Eclipse
The name alone brings this one to mind right away, but its effervescent cerebral effects and feel-good full body high are what make this strain a perfect eclipse-viewing pick. The indica-leaning hybrid is potent but won’t put you under, and offers a jolt of imaginative energy that will have you in awe over everything going on up above.
White Widow provides a powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity. Perfect for hanging out with friends and engaging in this solar phenomena.
Quantum Kush is a sativa dominant hybrid. The high hits hard and fast with a soaring clear-headed euphoria that has no ceiling. As your insanely uplifted energy grows, your focus will fade, leaving you introspective and spacey as your mind soars into the great beyond.
Advice for Watching the Eclipse While High
Be wary of dry eyes.
Smoking or vaping in particular can cause them, which won’t make for an enjoyable viewing experience. Solution: Stay hydrated, bring eye drops, and if you want to be extra-careful, close your eyes when you exhale a lungful of smoke or vapor. And speaking of eyes, don’t forget your shades—meaning eclipse viewing glasses, which you’ll need to safely look at the sky (no, regular sunglasses won’t work).
Pack a survival kit.
Include munchies, water, eye drops, sunscreen, an extra lighter, those eclipse viewing glasses, a camera or your phone, a blanket, a pillow—and don’t forget your cannabis. It’s far better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. Speaking of preparedness, set multiple alarms on the morning of the eclipse, and stake out your preferred viewing location in advance.