Originally known as ‘Green Cush’, this strain was renamed Green Crack and popularized by musician Snoop Dogg, who loved it for its energetic high that wears off quickly. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid, with a THC content in the 16-24% range. The strain is known for its trippy and energetic head high which wears off quickly, making it suitable for use during the day. There is a second version of the strain, which is indica-dominant and bred from Landrace Afghani parents, and is known for its tighter bud structure.
Green Crack, is known for its trippy and invigorating head buzz, providing energy and creativity needed to plow through the day. It also has a slight psychedelic effect, and can lead to disorientation and paranoia in new users, due to its high THC content. Users also report distortions in the perception of time when dosed on the strain.
Its energy boost makes the strain useful when doing mundane tasks, or working on creative pieces like art or music. It also induces appetite, perfect for people with conditions that cause wasting away of the muscles. The strain isn’t much useful at night, as its uplifting effects are only likely to cause insomnia and restlessness.
The origin of Green Crack is shrouded in mystery and often disputed. It is said to have been originally bred in Athens, GA in the late 20th century by famous breeder Cecil C. Visually, the strain has a typical indica bud structure despite being sativa-leaning, with clustered dense buds and pale yellow or green leaves. The pistils are usually a dull shade of orange, covered in trichomes that makes it sticky to touch. The strain is best grown outdoors in a Mediterranean climate due to its vulnerability to powder mildew, and its height.
Green Crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid with varying levels of both species present. There isn’t an official average due to the various varieties of the strain available from different growers. The percentage of Sativa lies between 60 – 75%, and its parents are the hybrid Skunk #1, and an unknown Indica strain.
Patients who consume the Green Crack strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
Most Green Crack consuming patients have reported the following common positive effects:
- Nausea Relief
Commonly reported side effects of consuming Green Crack as reported by patients include the following:
- Dry Eyes
- Cotton Mouth
Rare side effects reported by patients include:
Medical Benefits of Green Crack
Green Crack delivers an accurate head high without slowing down its users. Its slight psychedelic effects are also more favorable than the strong effects of other strains. The strain lifts the confidence and happiness levels of its users, making it perfect for daytime and social use. Although its ability to magnify anxiety or paranoia rules it out for some users, its ‘trippiness’ and energetic high more than makes up for that in avid users of the strain. Patients report the Green Crack strain helps with:
The sativa-dominated hybrid is nicknamed ‘mango’ due to its mango-like, citrusy and fruity flavor, with an earthy scent when ground. It also has a sweet taste in the mouth with a hashy hint. It has a CBD content of less than 0.1% with the major terpenes being Beta-Caryophyllene, Alpha-Humulene, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Myrcene, and Alpha-Pinene.
The Myrecene terpene is responsible for the ‘couch-lock’ effect, although the effects aren’t as pronounced in this strain. The Myrcene present, coupled with the high THC level, makes the strain ideal for easing muscle tensions.
Alpha-Pinene plays a role in slowing down memory degeneration and has attention-enhancing effects, making the strain ideal in situations where a burst of creativity and focus is needed. Alpha-Pinene is also being investigated for its bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory effects.
Beta-Caryophyllene present is useful in the treatment of depression, while also possessing anti-inflammatory properties.
Limonene and Linalool, responsible for the citrus-like and floral flavor respectively, are known to have antifungal and anti-bacterial properties, while boosting the immune system.