Though it’s actually named for a villainous Marvel space pirate, the effects of Nebula do evoke the otherworldly interstellar object that its name would lead most to picture. On the whole, the strain is psychedelic and brings a buzzing energy to both body and mind. While some balanced hybrids tend to wash out the effects of their equal-parts sativa and indica lineage to present a generic high, Nebula instead combines the best parts of both to a uniquely appealing effect.
The strain has fairly high THC levels, so it gets to work quickly and should bring on a calm thoughtfulness within a few minutes. At low doses you’ll also notice a focused concentration, stimulation and a rush of energy. The strain functions more as a sativa when consumed in moderation, but uses its indica-like calming effects to balance the overpowering euphoria that some sativas bring. You’ll feel energized yet calm and centered, but not restless. Likewise, the sativa heritage ensures that you won’t feel demotivated like you might with a more indica-heavy hybrid. Until you start to smoke the strain in high quantities, these effects make Nebula perfect for meditation and deep work.
At higher doses, the THC content of Nebula transforms the strain’s effects into a powerful psychedelic experience. You still won’t get totally couch-locked, but heavy users of Nebula might have trouble getting anything productive done once they pass the early stages of their smoking session. Euphoria will be amplified, and a sense of spaciness might overpower the centered calmness that was present earlier. On top of that, you’ll even get some of the visual and cognitive effects that come with classic psychedelic substances, such as an increased tendency to lose track of time, visual distortions, and a hyper-appreciation of art and music.
CBD is almost entirely absent from Nebula, but enough of its hallmark effects come through that this shouldn’t really be seen as a negative. You’ll find plenty of the relaxation, bodily comfort, and anxiety-reducing effects that make people desire this popular cannabinoid despite its near-total absence.
As a powerful strain, Nebula does come with several side effects. Most of these are minor and present in most strains, like dry mouth, slight dizziness and an increase in appetite. But novice smokers should be aware that in high quantities, the strain can produce relatively high levels of anxiety.
These side effects can be moderated by ensuring that you’re not consuming more than you’re used to, and by sticking to a safe, comfortable setting and keeping a positive mindset if you’re smoking large amounts of this potent bud. When smoked responsibly, Nebula brings an awesome combination of cerebral euphoria and focused concentration. As long as you know what you’re getting into and consume Nebula accordingly, you’ll have a supernova of a time with this spacey strain.