Due to some concerns over gaining a negative image of cannabis, Green Crack is also referred to as Green Cush. Understandable! When this hybrid expresses a dominance in sativa genes, the high is incredibly invigorating, mentally sharp, and focused. But not to worry, it’s cannabis and cannabis only. When the nuggets are green, boy are they green. Like tiny little limes, but crusty and coated in sugary trichomes. The flavor has been said to be fruity, with tones of mango. I’ve never had a batch like that, but it sounds amazing.
Medical patients like Green Cush for its affects on relieving stress and depression. With a taste like sour candy, GC is a good strain to use in tinctures, lozenges, or try it in a vaporizer. One of the most slow-creeping highs I’ve experienced in a hybrid, be careful how much you start out with. I’m guilty of this myself, but don’t go hard or the same way on every strain you try. Let Green Crush show you what it has to offer, without slamming face-first into a heavy high you can’t swim out of.
For later night needs, however, a bong rip of GC would likely do you fine. Experiment with how it makes you feel during different parts of the day. Sativa strong strains will be good for daytime use and folks with chronic anxiety or depression. Batches of GC that are more indica dominant might be better for relaxation and socialization. If you can find it, try using a high-indica breed in a group setting. Or, try it by yourself and go to a comedy or music show. Something with the potential for lots of visuals and entertainment.
Many have said it’s not a strain for beginners. You might lose your knees, forget time exists, or float away into hazy green abyss. It all depends on the batch you get. Veterans feel pain relief and can stop after just a few hits, and report the high lasting over a few hours. Others feel they gain confidence and motivation. When I tried it, I experienced the time warp others have described. Though, time always passes strangely when one consumes cannabis. A secret I’ve learned: if you can control your breath, you can control time. See if you can see what I mean, next time you’re out in fresh air and stoned off your box.
Like the name says, Sweet Tooth is by far one of the tastiest, most candy-like strains out there. Winner of the 2001 Cannabis Cup (first place!), Sweet Tooth shocks you with a fruity aroma, and its often an indica-strong hybrid, so you’ll feel euphoric and ready to chill right out. Before the smoke even hits you your mouth will water, just holding and smelling one of the sticky, dense nuggets.
Sweet Tooth was first created from a blend of Afghani, Nepalese, and Hawaiian. Sweet Tooth’s ability to lower stress and promote intense relaxation makes it perfect for those with tension or insomnia. Its literal sweetness may tempt you to make the best meal of your life, so look forward to a boost in appetite and creativity. The strain is happiness-inducing, from more than just consuming it.
The high produced is often sleepy when consumed in excess. Users report strong dry mouth and dry eyes, so be sure to have plenty of water or juice on hand when smoking Sweet Tooth. Some have found it eliminates anxiety, racing thoughts, and makes going to sleep much easier and more enjoyable. Commonly, Sweet Tooth has a THC content around 26%, so it’s powerful pain relief without being overwhelming or negative.
The berry aroma often indicates a great batch, and if it’s particularly dry you may do better to break the buds by hand. The buds are often bright, light green, orange haired, and frosted with loads of crystals. A grinder could turn all of your Sweet Tooth to sweet sugarplum dust, if you’re not careful. The intense flavor of Sweet Tooth makes it perfect if you like baking your cannabis into edibles, and concentrates could prove even tastier for dabs or other consumption methods.
Expect to feel mellow, euphoric, with little dizziness or paranoia. Sweet Tooth is less of a psychoactive strain, many have said, but that’s no reason to rule it out. The indica provides the pain relief and deep relaxation, while the sativa qualities provide a mood uplift, can prime you for munchies, and give you enough energy to be focused while enjoying whatever activity you’re doing.
Jack Herer is a strain you’d be hard-pressed to see in scarcity. Created and bred in the Netherlands in the 1990s, the strain was named for marijuana activist Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. With parents of Haze, Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk, JH is a perfect blend of cerebral sativa highs and sweet, heavy in resin indicas. The smell bears strong notes of pine and wood, with some describing it as spicy or tangy.
The head high is strong with this one, being a sativa-dominant breed. Kick bouts of depression away with a few puffs, or start your day with a happy haze that can help you focus on whatever you need to do. A multi-time winner of the Cannabis Cup all over the country and other parts of the world, this strain is often copied or duped, but hard to beat the original. A great weed for vaping, for muscle relaxation, less coughing, and a more creative head buzz. Look forward to nothing but clear-headed bliss.
Hard, dense little nuggets break apart and leave your fingers sticky, so you may want to grind buds of Jack Herer. The stress relief the smoke can provide is off the charts, and combines three phenotypes of sativa and one indica to beat fatigue, pain, and headaches. Some folks experience a bit of paranoia in the first 20 minutes, but keep going and it’ll soon dissipate (or, put a little black pepper on your tongue! It’ll ground you enough to ease the worry or tension). Jack Herer can give you energy despite the sometimes hazy feeling a sativa strain can bring, so many users enjoy outdoor activities or engaging themselves creatively.
Typical Jack Herer crops are 18-23% THC with up to 0.2% CBD. High points of Pinene and Limonene (types of terpenes and flavonoids) are what give the buds their woodsy, fruity smell and taste. It’s grown best outdoors but plenty have cultivated indoors, though indoor growers should let the plants flower for longer. You’ll likely encounter this strain just about anywhere, including most coffee shops in Amsterdam (often one of the cheaper strains on the menus) — it’s a classic sure to satisfy.