STRAIN: Green Crack aka “Cush”*
*Was originally called “Cush” but Rapper Calvin Broadus aka “Snoop Dogg” renamed it Green Crack
PURCHASED: Mission in Catonsville, MD
18.25% THCa / 0.5% THC!!!!**
*Total Terpene count: 1.035%
LINEAGE: Skunk #1 X an Afghani landrace strain (unknown)***
**0.5% THC of 18.25% is a very high ratio of thc derivation. In my opinion, this amount of concentration of THC amplifies the 21% of THCa making the effects more intense and apparent. This means that even at 18%, the amount of THC being extracted during decarboxilization makes the 18% strain more potent than a strain with say 28% THCa pulling only .1% THC a batch with a higher THCa percentage and lower THC derivation ratio.
Yet another reason why shopping for strains based solely on their THC or THCa rating is equivalent to asking the waiter at a fine restaurant to bring you the heaviest entree on the menu disregarding presentation, flavor, aroma, etc etc
***-From WikiLeaf: “originally bred in Athens, GA in the 1970s, it is descended from the ever-popular Skunk #1, but it may also have some Afghani landrace indica in its background. It delivers a trippy and energetic high that’s perfect for daytime use”
- Cerebral stimulation
- Energizing / uplifting
- Increased ability to focus
- Stimulates appetite
- Physically relaxing
FROM VERANO’s LABEL:
(this is very accurate IMO)
+creative stimulation/ inspiration
+increased mental focus and clarity
–/+potential mental “haze” and drowsiness at higher doses
+physically energizing /uplifting initially
+mild ocular and facial pressure
+ “a very enjoyable airy “buzz” feeling behind skull
+mild appetite stimulation
–some dry mouth
–/+mildly sleepy feelings at very higher doses
- ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
- Anxiety* (ironic given its name but GC is capable of alleviating anxiety within minutes most likely attributable to the terpene Nerolidol
- Mental and Physical Fatigue
- Depression / Depressive thoughts *(Green Crack will really “crack” through the ice and feel the “green” in between (helps me look on the brighter side )
- Creative (making music, art, etc.)
- working out
- Another good morning /afternoon hike-and-chill strain
APPEARANCE (consistency) : Verano’s version of Green Crack stays true to this notoriously focused Sativa Dominant Hybrid cultivar. The vibrantly green densely packed “Nugs” are smaller to medium sized buds packed with gnarled but evenly dispersed dark orange “stigma” seem loaded with resinous material.
Good For Bowls and Rolls:
buds are quite dense yet still easily broken down for spliffs, bongs, and vapes.
- Sweet-mango/ orange
- Earthy- pepper or tomato plant stalk
- Sweet-lemon/ mango
- Fuel and mango-lemon on exhale
A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE:
The .599% Myrcene speaks volumes about the relaxing effects of Green Crack.
There seems to be a certain clarity produced by the combination of terpenes since there are none found in excess here except Myrcene, which is usually associated with Indica effects.
There aren’t even very high levels of limonene or pinene yet the psychoactive strength of this strain is undeniably “trippy” to say the least.
Green Crack provides an intense head “buzz” that excites the mind and increases focus. It can also, simultaneously, relieve acute anxiety and depressive thought patterns.
This level of functionality is also seen in strains like Sour Jack and Lemon OG Kush, but Green Crack or “Cush” as it was originally called before rapper Calvin Broadus aka “Snoop Dog” renamed it, seems to surpass even Herrer strains in its ability to increase your level of attention.
So, I’d say Green Crack, at least this batch, is a great example of the entourage effect.
THE LONG WAY HOME (MY TOKE…)
I find Green Crack to be one of the most functional strains around. To me it is like a replacement for my Adderall at times. The level of focus that it provides is similar to Curio’s Sour Jack: not only was I inspired to action, I was completely focused while I was engaged.
Many Sativa and Sativa dominant hybrids will reduce you to haze before you actually perform the activity your were inspired to engage in in the first place. Green Crack will see you through. And, afterward, you’ll be pleasantly hungry.
I will always purchase Green Crack when I see it at the shop. I’ve had other versions, but I would say that the Verano Green Crack is the best of the best. Nice work.