Cultivated in Georgia back in the 1970s, this powerful strain is a descendant of the well-loved Skunk #1. It was originally named “Cush,” but once Snoop Dogg coined the name “Green Crack,” the rest was history. This sativa-dominant strain is known for its strong and energizing high, which goes well with creative activities. It tends to make people feel happier, and many people who use it say that they start to appreciate their lives and surroundings more.
Due to its heavy sativa content, the effects of this strain are primarily mental. At the start of the high, you can expect to feel a warm rush of blood to your brain and a change in the way you notice things. Its THC content is average to high, coming out to be around 24 percent. Because of these factors, even experienced users may experience a metaphorical punch in the face: there’s a reason Snoop named it Green Crack! Users often say that the high makes them feel good and makes them want to be more active or do creative things. Whether you decide to go out for a hike with your friends or just take a relaxing day off at home, Green Crack is sure to enhance any experience. If you need an added boost of energy or motivation, this strain may be the way to go!
Flavor and Appearance
Even though this strain has more sativa than indica, its flowers look like those of traditional indicas. It has small, clumped, olive-green buds that are covered in frosty trichomes. In some cases, if the temperatures are lowered during the growing process, you will be able to notice threads of purple throughout the buds. The flower tends to have a bright citrus scent with faint notes of earthiness and wood. When broken down, you can expect this strain to fill the room with a pungent aroma. Its flavor is similar and often compared to that of fresh mango, with additional, lighter notes of hash and spice. It’s rumored that this strain has distant ties to Afghani, so its subtle aftertaste helps support that case.
Green Crack’s high is heavily sativa-influenced, so it’s mostly used to treat mental illnesses rather than physical ailments. For those who deal with depression and chronic fatigue, this strain can effectively bring about a burst of energy and positivity. As the high goes on, the person will get lost in thought or become very involved in their chosen activity. This makes it easier for negative thoughts and feelings to go away. If you need some extra energy and motivation to get your day started or to complete some tasks, this strain can be really helpful. In lower doses, Green Crack can be beneficial to those dealing with anxiety and chronic stress. Its heavily psychoactive effects can definitely be a positive, but especially for those prone to feelings of anxiety and panic, it’s best to take it slow with this strain.
This strain is fairly easy to grow, so it’s recommended to growers of any experience level. It can be grown indoors and outdoors and prefers a warm Mediterranean climate. If you choose to grow indoors, make sure you have enough vertical space: these plants, like most sativa dominant strains, grow very tall. You’re going to need to ensure that humidity levels are regulated, given that this strain is a bit susceptible to mold. The flowering period is about 7 to 9 weeks, depending on your growing method, and naturally occurs in mid-October when grown outdoors. Once you’re ready to harvest, you can expect an average of 18 ounces per square meter indoors or 20 ounces per plant outdoors.