About Green Crack
Sometimes the value of shock can be a big advantage when it comes to gender naming and marketing. Originally called “Cush”, this strain was renamed “Green Crack” by cannabis connoisseur Snoop Dogg after trying out its intense satiating effects. Although some still prefer the name Cush to avoid the unwanted stigmas of cannabis, the love for this fruity and ground tribe is unanimous. The origins of Green Crack are disputed – originally bred in Athens, GA in the 1970s, it comes from the ever-popular Skunk # 1, but it may also have some Afghan landrace clue in the background. It provides a triple and energetic height that is perfect for daytime. Its strength – Green Crack averages 16% THC – ensures you’ll feel elevated for the next few hours.
The green crack has a classic indicative bud structure, with dense buds that are smaller and shrunk than the thin ones. The leaves are light green to yellow in color, although pigments in some phenotypes may cause the leaves to expand to purple when plants are exposed to cold during the growth process. The brown fruits stand out with colorful flowers. The buds are also coated with milky white trichomes which give them a sticky structure and a radiant appearance. The visual appeal is matched by a dynamic scent. Flowers that heal well have a great citrus scent with gentle tones of earthiness and wood. The smoke is very even, leaving a strap in the tip of the palate and the back of the tongue, which is reminiscent of a mango. Upon exhaling, the smoke has a vague hashish and spicy taste, perhaps evidence of the Afghans in their lineage.
Despite mostly Indian physical characteristics, Green Crack has a strong and buzzing sativa high. It gives users an energy boost that is soon manifested as a cerebral way of thinking, which makes this an excellent wake-up and back-voltage. Green Crack’s strength can make everyday things like dishes and laundry tasks more interesting. It is also an inspiring smoke – its sharp sense of focus can help users embark on creative projects or pay attention to the nuances of a piece of music or a movie. Green Crack can also have some weak psychedelic effects, including visual distortions and especially an odd sense of time extension. If it can make users feel elevated and quite wired, this strain is not recommended for use late at night. Because it does not have many physically relaxing indica properties, Green Crack does not have a wide range of medical benefits. However, its energizing effects can be great for relieving users from fatigue. Green crack can also help those suffering from anxiety and depression and help them live in the moment – although in sufficiently large doses, the tendency for recursive cerebral thinking can throw some into panic or paranoia.
Green crack is relatively easy to grow and is a good choice for newcomers to growing. It blooms indoors or outdoors, although growing outdoors requires a stable source of sunlight and even temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is easier to grow indoors where conditions can be controlled. Plants can be between 3 and 4 meters tall with a strong lateral branch. Growers should practice “tops” while growing these plants, which means cutting broad leaves at the top of the plant to let the light reach the lower stems and create as many buds as possible. Green Crack blooms relatively quickly for sativa and reaches maturity between 7 and 8 weeks when grown indoors and ready for harvest in October, when grown outdoors. The yield is average but solid and gives about 41 to 46 grams (or about 1.4 to 1.6 ounces) per square meter of plant. Growers should also make an effort to properly heal harvested buds to preserve the flavor and strength of Green Crack – hardening involves first drying the buds by hanging and dropping for about a week in a room with 50% humidity and a steady temperature of 70 degrees. Then dry the buds close in nozzles in the vicinity at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and between 60-65% humidity.
Despite the edginess of its name, Green Crack is more likely to make users energized and inspired than strung out and manic. Providing the best of what sativa varieties have to offer, it’s a great strain for enhancing your appreciation of your surroundings or simply as a way to help you get up and go. It’s also unique in its potency — even for more experienced cannabis fans, a little bit of this controlled substance can go a long way.