Grease Monkey is a popular indica heavy hybrid strain that is known for its ability to knock the user flat on their backs. This strain was born after the crossing of Gorilla Glue and Cookies and Cream, which can help explain where its intense body high and euphoria comes from. It isn’t the easiest strain to grow, but if you have the experience and work ethic necessary, its yields are well worth the trouble!
Since this strain is so sedative in nature, it’s recommended you use it night or on a day where you won’t need to be productive. Its THC content ranges from 16 to 30 percent, so if you have a low tolerance make sure you take it slow with your consumption. Grease Monkey is initially felt in the face, with its body high gradually seeping into your every muscle. Many report this strain has bringing about a sense of warmth with its body high, as if you’re wrapped up in a weighted blanket. Expect any tension within your body to melt away, and prepare for possible couch lock! Grease Monkey also has a cerebral component, causing users to experience reality in different ways. These more psychedelic effects can lead to deep reflection, as well as daydreaming.
Appearance and Flavor
Grease Monkey buds are medium-sized, dense, and olive green in color. The flowers of each plant are light green and adhere to the branches in long, conical shapes. You can find rusty pistils all throughout each bud, as well as a thick layer of trichomes all across the surface. Grease Monkey has a similar flavor profile as Girl Scout Cookies, with notes of sweetness and diesel. As it’s broken down, herbal and gassy notes will fill the room: this strain is pungent! As you inhale Grease Monkey, you can expect to uncover the distinct flavor of vanilla mixed with dies
Given this strain’s ability to calm and decompress the user, it’s no surprise that it’s effective in treating depression and anxiety. As the high settles in, the user will begin to become more relaxed and let go of any negative feelings or thoughts they may have been having beforehand. Grease Monkey’s combination of a strong body high and pleasant cerebral effects create a comfortable and uplifting environment for the user. This strain is also helpful for those dealing with chronic stress, as it can provide a window of relief.
Physically, this strain is also able to treat pain and inflammation, given how powerful its body high is. Grease Monkey is seriously effective in combating insomnia, which should come as no surprise! As the high winds down, you should be fully relaxed and prepared for a good night’s rest. This strain is also helpful to those looking to stimulate an appetite or ease the digestion process. For those recovering from an eating disorder or undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy, these aspects of the strain can be really valuable.
Grease Monkey isn’t the easiest strain to grow, but it shouldn’t be too difficult. Although it’s indica dominant, it grows more like a sativa and can get quite tall. They are going to require pruning and possibly topping. This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors, but make sure if grown indoors, you have a proper ventilation system set up. When grown indoors, the harvest period is about 8 or 9 weeks, with the yield coming out to be approximately 18 ounces per square meter. If you decide to grow outdoors, the yield should be around 21 ounces per plant, flowering in October.
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