Robert Bergman

October 29, 2019

Upon hearing the word ‘Acid,’ one’s mind may pander to LSD. However, there is a strain of the same name in the cannabis industry which has a slew of effects that move far away from the trippy head high induced by the chemical drug.

Instead, it produces a gentle but uplifting head high that improves the mood as it clears away negativity and erases worry. It leaves users feeling energized while also improving one’s confidence to finish goals set out for the day. If any, one only needs to watch out for the dosage as it presents a potent 16% to 20% THC.

It traces its lineage back to the award-winning NYC Diesel which is a Sativa-leaning strain with potent cerebral effects free of the harsh paranoia. It produces a tropical aroma that gives its smoke a fruity overtone of grapefruit. Upon consumption, its stimulating high keeps users upbeat and in the mood to stay productive.

Information About Acid Strain

EFFECTSCreative – 10
Energetic – 9
Happy – 9
Focused – 9
Uplifted – 8
FRAGRANCECitrus, diesel, earthy, gas, fruity
FLAVORSDiesel, sour, citrus, fruity, earthy, chemical, gas
Dry mouth – 10
Dizzy – 6
Anxious – 5
Headache – 1
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 9
Nausea – 9
Pain – 9
Insomnia – 9
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to mid-October
THC CONTENT %16% to 20%
CBD %Unknown
INDOOR YIELD14 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD25 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATECool, sunny, and temperate climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


At the onset, Acid induces a quick rush of energy that almost instantly improves the mood and invigorates the body. It clears the mind too, resulting in a more upbeat disposition as happy thoughts fill up the free space. Casual users will find the senses sharpened and a better focus on things that matter.

Acid Strain Effects
Acid Strain Effects – Image powered by leafly.com

The comedown is marked by a light pressure that starts at the temples, soothing creases in the forehead. It envelops the body in relaxation as it drips down to the lower extremities. Like a masseuse, it brings back the initial limberness which allows users to move fluidly. Acid’s blend of cerebral and physical uplift makes it an excellent wake and bake strain. It inspires creativity, providing inspiration as it freshens perspectives. At the same time, it gives rise to motivation, so users stay productive throughout the day.

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Acid is a rather pungent strain due to its sharp notes of chemicals. However, users who love the smell of diesel and gas will enjoy its aroma. It is eventually blunted by tinges of citric fruit and earth.


There could be some coughing while toking the diesel-flavored strain. The sourness is further intensified by the presence of citric fruits. Counteracting it are rich notes of earth although acid leaves a rather acrid aftertaste due to its chemical overtones of gas.

Adverse reactions

With Acid, users can expect the usual dry eyes and a cottonmouth although it is not much of a problem. A greater cause for concern is greening out which is a condition characterized by dizziness and anxiety. Although the effects are usually limited to a headache, users should still start with low dosages and pace consumption to keep the overall effects pleasant.


Acid is an impressively versatile strain. Aside from its recreational users, it also has immense therapeutic capabilities. It provides patients with a reprieve against certain health affliction.

Acid Strain Medical
Acid Strain Medical – Image powered by en.seedfinder.eu

Among its best uses is reducing stress. It reduces the overwhelming dread caused by fatigue, refreshes the mind, and uplifts the mood. Simultaneously, it calms the nerves which prevents worries from further snowballing into anxiety. Apart from being a natural anxiolytic, it also finds users as an anti-depressant and anti-psychotic that manages symptoms of psychological distress.

Its soothing body buzz relieves the body of aches and pains, providing comfort to patients suffering from arthritis, cramps, and joint pains. Meanwhile, its muscle-relaxing properties prevent contractions especially in the gastrointestinal tract which could lead to vomiting. As such, it is an excellent companion to cancer patients experiencing the nauseating effects of chemotherapy.

During the comedown, the freedom from mental and physical inhibition lead to a heavy drowsiness. It entices users to go to bed early while also improving the quality and quantity of sleep.


Scent can be a problem when it comes to growing Acid. As alluded to earlier, it produces a pungent smell with overpowering notes of diesel and chemicals. If left unattended, it could attract unwanted attention from nosy neighbors.

Acid Strain Growing
Acid Strain Growing

In light of this, indoor users may install a carbon filter to manage the smell. Installing a proficient ventilation system will improve air circulation inside the grow room. Outdoors, this problem could be solved by evenly spacing each plant so air can pass through the lower nodes. The scent is also usually carried away by the breeze.

With that said, Acid is a sturdy strain that will flourish in different environments. It barely requires any special attention – other than the management of its pungency. But it does benefit from adding a few boosters that aid in bud production.

Growers with knowledge of special techniques may apply the Sea of Green method. This technique coaxes the buds gently for a shorter vegetative phase without affecting yields. Pruning may be essential as it tends to grow bushy which could lead to humidity-related problems.

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Flowering Time

Acid has an indoor flowering period of 7 to 9 weeks. Once ready for harvest, it yields at least 14 ounces of buds per square meter. There is potential for more especially under the right conditions.

Northern growers can expect Acid to blossom around the last week of September to the middle of October; but it would do well to extend the flowering phase by one more week. Yields usually reach up to 25 ounces of buds per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Acid? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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