Hybrid strains of cannabis tend to combine the characteristics of both Indica and Sativa strains. One of these hybrid strains is the Grease Monkey: even though it contains an equal amount of both the Sativa and Indica strains, the Indica characteristics are still more dominant.
As you read further, you will get the details about this strain and explanations which will cover the experience this strain produces, the aroma or flavor that it contains, the growing process, its side effects, its medical values, etc.
The Origin of the Strain
Grease Monkey is a type of cannabis that was obtained from the crossing of two wonderful strains; the Gorilla Glue 4 (GG4) and Cookies & Cream by the Exotic Genetix. Exotic Genetix were also the breeders that brought the famous Starfighter and Kimbo Kush strains.
This strain’s THC content ranges from 16 to 30 percent, with the indica to sativa ratio being 70:30. All the qualities of these two powerful parents that gave life to Grease Monkey are visible in the strain, so you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds with this strain.
Grease Monkey shares a lot of similarities with the GG4 strain which is noticeable when directly compared. Both Grease Monkey and GG4 give a paralyzing couch-locking effect that will easily throw you into a deep sleep after its consumption.
Additionally, the Cookies and Cream strain that Grease Monkey contains is a descendant of the legendary Girl Scout Cookies strain. It has a balanced 50/50 ratio, which will lead to the relaxation of the body and mind.
The Growing Process
This strain of cannabis is not hard to grow, but it requires a good maintenance level for it to get to its complete/full potential. So if you are a newbie in the cannabis strains growing business, or you’re just trying out growing cannabis, then you might want to try your luck with some other easier strains before Grease Monkey.
It can be grown both outdoors and indoors and is naturally resistant to diseases. This plant can effectively fight off molds, bacteria, mildews, viruses, and fungus.
If you are an indoor grower, the plant requires a specific climate, so you will have to consider this important aspect before buying the seeds. Also, you will need to provide a suitable space for growth because the plant has a short flowering time of just 8 to 9 weeks and it can grow between 4-5ft in height, so you will need to trim and prune it always so that it will grow efficiently.
Another important thing to note about Grease Monkey is its bitter and skunky smell. You will want to consider this feature and get a good exhaust fan and a suitable ventilation system to get rid of that smell if you want to grow the plant discreetly.
If you are an outdoor grower, then you will not have much problem, just make sure that you are growing the plant under dry and sunny weather with a stable humid temperature that ranges between 72 – 80 Fahrenheit.
Also, you will need to grow the plant in a place that is away from pests, and you can make use of both organic fertilizer and organic soil for the cultivation. When all these needs are met, your plant will yield more results.
The Grease Monkey has a trichome-filled look just like its parent strain, Cookies and Cream. It has good-looking buds, and the outside looks more whitish than greenish due to its frosty coating.
Flavor and Aroma
Grease Monkey has a significant amount of terpenes that are responsible for its sweet, skunky, earthy, and pungent aroma. This pungent earthy smell is what hides the fruity and grape-like scent of this strain and makes it hard to be smoked secretly.
It also comes with a sugary sweet fragrance and a diesel-like smell that will hit your senses once you light it up. Smoking this strain is widely known to be a pleasurable and enjoyable experience. It will leave fresh vanilla and a dank gasoline scent in your mouth after smoking it.
The Experience This Strain Produces
Grease Monkey hits rather slowly, which leads to a gradual, tranquil high. The Sativa content on its own brings a feeling of mental stimulation after its consumption, making it suitable to be smoked in the afternoon.
Grease Monkey also relieves you of stress, replacing it with a feeling of euphoria. When you take this strain, the high tends to start in the mind and spread throughout the body.
Another important thing to note about this strain is that it kicks in slowly, so if you take more than your body can handle, you may become locked to the couch. It doesn’t tend to cause much paranoia, but if you need to be active, this may not be the best strain to suit your needs.
Medical Benefits of the Strain
This strain of cannabis can be used for recreational purposes, but it also contains some genetic qualities that are extremely helpful to people who want to use it to manage various medical conditions.
Some of the medical conditions that can be managed with Grease Monkey are loss of appetite, nausea, pain, insomnia, and it can also be used to relieve stress. Grease Monkey’s soothing effect can also improve your mood and increase your appetite for food. The THC content will not only make you feel hungry, but it will also improve your sensory system (taste buds), thereby enhancing the taste of the food.
If you are a person that wants to drift away for a moment from all the tribulations and discomforts of life, then Grease Monkey is for you; it will take you into a big state of bliss while keeping your body incapacitated.
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