If you like microdosing — consuming low dose THC — then pay attention to Lucid Mood’s brand new line of four disposable vape pens and sippers. Rather than deliver a psychedelic THC high, Lucid Mood harnesses the power of aromatic compounds called terpenes to elicit specific mood-based experiences.
With Lucid Mood, you can vape yourself into Bliss, Focus, Relaxation, or Energy, and count on a consistent experience every time. For the purpose of this review, we’ll focus on the Bliss Sipper.
The first blissful thing about Lucid Mood? They’re smaller than almost every other pen out there—about the size of a cigarette. Next, the vapor exhaled has a familiar clove-like scent, easily passed off as a flavored tobacco should you be questioned. I was not when I whipped mine out at a cafe in Philly (I took the pen in my carry-on via airplane, another testament to their discretion).
Crafted in Colorado by a team of Boulder-based scientists, each pen comes with a mild one-to-one THC to CBD ratio formulated to ease consumers into a subtle high, which is then guided by the pen’s powerhouse pack of terpenes. The non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD, is known to buffer the psychoactive effects of THC, and no matter how many times I puffed, I never felt more than slightly high.
The trick to Lucid Mood is to sip. The shorter the puff, the more concentrated the sweet, clove flavor and the smoother the pull.
Like most intoxicants, effects depend on your surroundings. I tried Bliss to calm me down as I was stressed over a deadline. Bad move—I rely on stress in those situations, and had to work twice as hard to finish. However, sipping on Bliss right after work? It was just as effective as a beer. Bliss-ing before a massage? Yes, oh dear god, yes. Using bliss vapor while banging out monotonous paperwork? I merrily typed along with quite a stupid grin on my face. But the true test? Getting Blissed throughout Thanksgiving dinner. It was the first time I could stomach being in a room with Trump supporters! Could Bliss be what gets us through the next four years? I’ll be keeping mine handy.