The Doctor

The Doctor Cannabis Strain

aka Canna Doctor Cannabis Strain

Beyond recreational uses, there are other benefits to using marijuana. In fact, activists contend that it has medicinal uses. For centuries, people have known its benefits yet without official endorsement from the state, its use in the medical community remains anecdotal. Still, that did not stop the campaign for its legalization. As more states and nations warm up to allowing its use, countless people can have access to strains such as The Doctor.

The Doctor

The Doctor is the result of a three-way cross between three incredible strains – Great White Shark, Super Skunk and South Indian Indica. Each of these plants passed on some of their most notable traits to the offspring.

Great White Shark is sought out for its Indica effects that helps patients with chronic pains. Super Skunk, meanwhile, delivers body relaxation as well as helps reduce stress and suffering. Complementing both Indica-dominant strains is the landrace South Indian Indica. Due to its Indica lineage, The Doctor is a hybrid that one can expect to deliver an intense body buzz. As its name implies, it also makes itself invaluable to the medical cannabis user community.

Greenhouse Seeds, it seems, named the strain after Italian MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi. At some point during his career, The Doctor became his nickname. It is likely because of the respect he has for physicians and the profession. In that sense, that became the inspiration for the breeder in choosing the name of the strain. In other words, they wanted this new hybrid to not only be great for recreational users but also for patients suffering from chronic illnesses.

The Doctor Strain Effects

The Doctor is mainly a medicinal strain but with effects that can be enjoyed recreationally as well. It can be quite overwhelming because of its potency, though. Hence, users must start with a few puffs before gradually increasing the dosage.

Its psychoactive effects swarm the mind slowly before thoroughly coating it a gentle but uplifting rush of euphoria. Almost instantly, there is a change in disposition among users. Faces glow bright with broad smiles as cheerful memories replace worries.

For casual users, a mind cleared of negativity does wonders for productivity. It encourages fresher perspectives as thoughts flow and form freely into ideas. The mental clarity also sharpens the senses, which results in better focus, which one may either dedicate to brainstorming for new concepts or performing light physical tasks. Either way, it must be an activity that can be archived for a later time or stopped without repercussions as its Indica effects may creep in without warning.

Though it starts as a stimulating head high, it eventually tapers into a sedating buzz that creeps in the temples before settling in the limbs. It releases tension in the muscles as it makes its way down to the toes, blanketing the body in relaxation. The eyes further droop until it fully closes as users slip to dreamland after two or three hours.

Soon enough, it works its way to the body coming in with a numbing buzz that leaves most people on a couch-lock. The intensity of its effects can be described as insanely relaxing. At this point, most users find themselves unwilling to move while seemingly locked in their thoughts. While some people describe the experience as feeling hazy or spacey, most agree that The Doctor leads them into deep introspection.

Aroma

Evidence of its skunk lineage is evident as its odor is distinct even while it blends in with an earthy scent. Complementing it is the sweet and fruity smell of grape that makes The Doctor pleasant for most people.

Flavors

While many strains have the same aroma and flavors, that does not seem to be the case with The Doctor. Instead, its fragrance is less pronounced and makes for a delightful treat is the note of citrus and lime.

The Doctor Strain Adverse Reaction

Medicines come with side effects, and it is a fact that most pharmaceutical companies will hide. Even if they do publish it, try finding it on tablets or read the small fine prints. As for marijuana, everyone knows that its use can also lead to some adverse reactions. For instance, the most common ones are experiencing dry mouth and eyes.

Other than that, there are instances when a few people may feel a little more anxious. Hence, those with anxiety disorders may be better off picking another cannabis strain.

Medical Use and Benefits

Stress relief is among the top reasons as to why users smoke cannabis. And, for a good reason. It has an uplifting head high that washes away any of the stress accumulated throughout the day or week. To this end, The Doctor is a wonderful source of temporary reprieve.

For instance, the mood-enhancing effects of its recreational head high can also be useful for reducing stress. It temporarily blocks off negativity and dread brought about by work and school. Its calming euphoria also appeases the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness that long-sufferers of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

It has a soothing buzz that relaxes the body of its aches beginning from the temples. Its tranquilizing effects also prevent the muscles from contracting, therefore reducing the possibility of unwanted spasms that can cause users to convulse in pain potentially.

The deeply relaxing effects eventually taper into a heavy sedation that lulls users for an earlier bedtime. With its sedating properties, it enhances the quality and quantity of sleep, so one wakes up feeling refreshed and energized.

Growing The Doctor

The Doctor is a fast-flowering indica hybrid that produces short, bushy plants. The strain prefers cooler temperatures and is capable of withstanding harsh environmental conditions. The Doctor flowers in 56 days indoors and in late September in outdoor gardens. In ideal conditions, The Doctor produces massive yields of up to 42 ounces of bud per plant.

The Doctor

The Doctor is available as seeds only. Clones may be available directly from cultivators growing this strain.

Indica plants rarely grow to over six feet. Outdoor, The Doctor will thrive in a warm climate, but it also tolerates cool temperature extremely well. Hence, it favors people who live in colder regions.

Grown indoor, growers will have to decide on the medium. Planted on soil, The Doctor will have better flavors. Using hydroponics results in a higher yield. Either way, this marijuana plant is highly adaptable to the Sea of Green training method.

While some experience is useful, many beginners have grown the plant successfully. One thing to note is that it may require support due to its heavy buds.

Flowering Time

Indoors

After eight weeks of tending, The Doctor is ready for the next stage. Growers can begin triggering its bloom phase. Upon harvest, each square meter can produce up to 28 ounces of buds.

Outdoors

Some strains are notable for massive yields such as the Big Bud. It seems that The Doctor does better with a production of up to 42 ounces per plant. It begins the transition on the last days of September.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own The Doctor? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

White Elephant

White Elephant Cannabis Strain

aka Berry White Elephant

No, we’re not talking about everyone’s favorite holiday game – instead, White Elephant is a strain that’s hard to come by yet offers a nice blend of hybrid effects for all kinds of users. The breeders of this strain are unknown, yet it’s common knowledge that it was created by crossing White Widow and Purple Elephant. This strain blends a mellow happiness with great medicinal effects.

White Elephant

Like the real albino Elephant, this strain is quite rare. Usually, users looking for the White Elephant are more likely to find them on the West Coast more than anywhere else. Due to its limited availability, it has mostly remained under the radar in most parts of the world.

It is unclear who the original breeder of White Elephant was, but its known to be an offspring of White Widow and Purple Elephant. It is also an Indica-dominant strain and not to be confused with the Sativa-dominant cross between White Rhino and an unknown hybrid. Unfortunately, it is quite common in the marijuana industry to have strains having the same names.

Regardless, White Elephant boasts of a prominent lineage. The tantalizing White Widow, for example, has been around for three decades. Soon after its release, this strain became a staple in the infamous coffee shops in Amsterdam. A testament to its premium quality is longevity. Today, it remains one of the most famous classic strains of all time.

Purple Elephant, on the other hand, is a rare clone-only strain. A balanced hybrid, its effects are more centered on the cerebral before gradually settling into a relaxing body high.

Although both parent strains do have pronounced mental effects, the offspring lean towards the Indica side. In essence, one can think of its psychedelic traits as spending a relaxing day at the spa and pampered like royalty.

White Elephant Effects

With up to 22% THC, White Elephant is insanely potent. Hence, it is best to smoke this ganja well within limits. Otherwise, its hard-hitting effects may be a bit too much especially for beginners.

Like White Widow, the initial onset begins with a euphoric head buzz albeit gentler. In only a few tokes, it wipes out inhibitions and induces an upbeat mood. Users, feeling happier and more open, tend to be sociable. Aside from stimulating healthy conversation, it also leaves one having laughter fits.

Users who are familiar with the White Widows must have experienced its extreme cerebral effects at one time or the other. That is not the case with White Elephant though. Its Indica traits, in fact, seems to serve as an anchor for the mental stimulation. In other words, it seamlessly blends in to stabilize the head high while inducing whole body relaxation.

Type of High

White Elephant marijuana induces uplifting cerebral euphoria followed by deep relaxation and sleep. Boosts energy, prompts giggles and chattiness. Calms the mind, relaxes the body, controls pain, stimulates appetite, relieves stress.

Fragrance

White Elephant inherited an overpowering grape aroma from its parent strain Purple Elephant. It also comes with hints of sweet floral berry and earthy pine. At times, it can be a little pungent. On the whole, they are quite pleasing to the senses.

Flavors

White Elephant is as tasty as it smells with the dominant flavors of berry and grape. Additionally, it has a sweet note and leaves a smooth and refreshing aftertaste of earthy pine.

Adverse Reaction

Having dry eyes and a dry mouth are common reactions to smoking marijuana, whether it is White Elephant or others. Often, though, users ignore these symptoms because they are mild. However, some people may also experience dizziness to a lesser degree. But, this all depends on the amount of ganja used.

White Elephant Medical Benefits

Despite its low CBD content, the hybrid remains to be an excellent stress reliever. It uplifts moods and promotes well-being. Because of this, many people use it to reset after a stressful day at work. Moreover, its ability to foster a sense of happiness provides comfort to those dealing with depression.

Its moderate THC levels make White Elephant a nice choice for medicinal cannabis users as well since it’s a strain that will completely wash away stress and depression. The high you get from this choice will make you feel like you’re wrapped in a blanket of carefree happiness, something that’s often hard to come by. Minor pains can also be alleviated, and those with insomnia enjoy taking a large hit before bedtime.

Due to its Indica heritage, White Elephant pairs well with an evening of relaxation. Its sedative properties soothe pressure in the eyes, temples, and muscles. Not long after, drowsiness sets in and allows users to enjoy a good night’s rest.

White Elephant Grow Info

White Elephant

Despite its rarity, procuring White Elephant is not impossible. Growers can get ahold of this strain through connections on the West Coast. Cultivating this plant is a joy but does require more attention than typical. For that reason, it is not ideal for beginners. However, for those who do labor over it, the reward comes in the form nugs covered with orange pistils that packs a punch.

White Elephant is an indica-leaning cultivar that produces short, bushy plants with broad fan leaves. The strain grows well in both indoor and outdoor environments where it benefits from early topping and regular pruning. White Elephant flowers in 49 to 63 days indoors and in late September outside.

Flowering Time

Indoors

Grown indoors, White Elephant requires quite an amount of attention. By topping it early, growers can keep it short and encourage bushier growth. Of course, that also means its leaves need constant trimming or pruning for better light distribution and air circulation. It has a flowering time of only 7 to 9 weeks. Once ready for harvest, it can produce a decent yield of 8 to 10 ounces per square meter.

Outdoors

White Elephant usually flowers by the second or third week of September. Growers can expect a yield of 10 to 12 ounces per plant during harvest.


With a high that melts over your body, White Elephant is a nicely balanced hybrid that’s great for social occasions or for taking some quiet time alone at home. Many report an intensely dry mouth after smoking this strain, so keep the water handy and enjoy your relaxation time.

Darth Vader OG

Vader OG Cannabis Strain

aka Darth Vader OG, Vader

Darth Vader OG

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know all about the villainous Darth Vader. However, Darth Vader OG is not nefarious at all. In fact, it has some beneficial effects, including helping with sleep, mood disorders, and ADD/ADHD. This strain also has an indoor growing period of 8-9 weeks, perfect for anyone looking to grow an effective and fast harvest.

Cannabis strains get their names for all sorts of weird and wonderful reasons. Sometimes it’s the scents and tastes that award strains their names, and other times it’s their coloring. Other times still, breeders give names based on things they like – just because it sounds cool!

We have to admit, Darth Vader OG is a pretty great name for weed. It sounds badass from the off. However, the Darth Vader OG strain more likely got its name due to the dark coloration of its buds. This beautiful plant is really a sight to behold.

Read on to find out more about this striking strain of weed and whether it’s something you should look to grab for your next smoking session.

What Is the Darth Vader OG Strain?

Darth Vader OG is an indica-leaning hybrid. Its effects are pretty typical of a standard indica, but with a subtle hint of sativa thrown in.

The origins of this strain are quite mysterious. Darth Vader OG strain weed may be a member of the famed OG family. Its name indeed suggests so. Various other strains have been named as possible parents of Darth Vader OG, including Skywalker OG, OG Kush, Purple Kush, and landrace strains from Afghanistan. In all likelihood, we will never know for sure.

It seems pretty likely that there is some Kush genetics in there somewhere because Darth Vader OG has some gentle diesel and skunk notes often attributed to this family.

Darth Vader OG is becoming a pretty popular strain among cannabis connoisseurs. There are plenty of reasons for this, including the delightful tastes and pleasant effects of the high. Another likely reason, however, is that it’s a pleasure to grow. Not only is it reasonably straightforward, but the rewards of producing a stunning dark purple bud are tremendous.

So, without further ado, let’s find out more about this intriguing strain. Does it have a dark side?

Darth Vader OG Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance

Part of Darth Vader OG’s allure is definitely its taste. Plus, it has a lovely scent to match – and we’ve already mentioned how nice it is to look at. Let’s check out what it is that makes this strain such a delight.

Aroma

The best way to describe the scent of Darth Vader OG is to imagine a stepping into a flower garden early in the morning. Add the earthy and floral scent the sweet and spicy hints and there you have it. Not the best smelling strain, but this hybrid is acceptable to most cannabis connoisseurs.The best way to describe the scent is probably ‘acceptable.’ So, how does its taste compare?

Flavor

One thing to be happy about is that this hybrid tastes better than it smells. Generally, its fragrance carries over but with a more herbal tone, which actually makes it pleasant to the palate.!

Appearance

Appearance is where Darth Vader OG really makes its mark. The terpenes and plant compounds which cause the grape and berry flavors have a lovely side effect of turning weed black. Namely, it is anthocyanins which cause this coloration.

Anthocyanins are a flavonoid. They provide a sweet berry flavor which many breeders – and users – find desirable. However, they also cause pigmentation. Anthocyanins can turn cannabis shades of purple, sometimes so dark in the hue that it looks black.

Not all Darth Vader OG buds are black. This coloration appears when the plant experiences colder temperatures during growth. You might come across Darth Vader OG samples which have the very typical green color of most pot. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to experience a bud which has a mottling of dark purple coming through between the greens.

There may also be a smattering of orange thanks to the pistils of the plant. These are the organs which allow plants to reproduce, and they just so happen to add another attractive dimension to the bud.

All in all, Darth Vader OG is definitely a nice-looking strain – one that you might want to try your hand at growing.

Darth Vader OG Strain Grow Info

Flowering TimeHarvest timeGrow DifficultyFlowering Type
49-70 Days76-83 DaysModeratePhotoperiod
Height indoorHeight outdoorYield indoorYield outdoor
60-80 Inches60-80 Inches< 1 oz/ft21-2 oz/ft2

Darth Vader OG continues to be enigmatic regarding its cultivation. There is not a whole lot of precise information, but it is generally considered an easy strain to grow. This is largely based on its supposed lineage from the Kush family.

This strain can be grown both indoors or outdoors. It does well in a reasonably warm climate, so if you live somewhere cold, then it’s best to opt for an indoor grow.

Darth Vader OG

Darth Vader OG has a very typical indica structure, growing short and sturdy. You definitely won’t need to use stakes, because its stalks are quite robust. The short stature of Darth Vader OG makes it ideal for an indoor grow op. However, you might need to practice topping.

Topping is a low-stress training (LST) technique in which you chop a small part off the top of the plant. This will encourage the plant to focus its energy on lateral (outward) growth, allowing leaves at the bottom to gain access to light and develop fatter buds.

If you do choose to grow inside, then use a light with at least 600 watts during the flowering period to increase the yield. Speaking of yield, Darth Vader OG will reward your efforts with around 350 grams per plant.

Darth Vader OG has a flowering period of 8-9 weeks. If you grow this strain outdoors, you can expect it to flower in the early weeks of October.

As we mentioned earlier, reducing the temperature during the flowering period can lead to purple hues developing on the buds. However, due to the lack of specific information on this strain, we recommend leaving temperature shocks to the experts. If you have never grown your own weed before, perhaps you’ll have to settle for green (but still delicious) Darth Vader OG.

Indoors Flowering Time

Our best estimate is that Darth Vader OG should be ready for harvest in as little as 8 weeks. During this time, the estimated 12 ounces per square meter yield is a conservative figure. In other words, there is a good chance that it could be more.

Outdoors Flowering Time

Most likely, this plant is ready for harvest sometime during the first to the second week of October. Again, we are making an assumption here and it is possible that the actual yield of Darth Vader OG is much higher than 12 ounces per plant.

THC Content – Highest Test

Darth Vader OG cannabis has an average to high THC content. At its lowest, it has about 18% THC, which would be considered a relatively average amount. Some samples have tested at 25% however, which is pretty high.

Since the THC amount can vary quite drastically from one plant to another, we recommend exercising caution when using Darth Vader OG. If you are new to cannabis, make sure you are in a comfortable setting with people you trust.

CBD Content – Highest Test

As usual with a strain with plenty of THC, Darth Vader OG has very little CBD to speak of. The CBD content varies between 0.18% and 0.37%. There is still a tiny amount, as you can see, but it’s nothing to get excited about.

Medical Benefits of the Darth Vader OG Strain

  • THC: 26.0 – 28.0%
  • CBD: 0.69 – 1.04%
  • CBC: 0.09 – 1.14%
  • CBG: 0.35 – 1.08%
  • CBN: 0.08 – 0.15%
  • THCV: 0.23 – 1.43%

Darth Vader OG has very typical indica effects. The high will have you feeling relaxed and sleepy in no time, longing for a soft bed to lie on. With these effects in mind, its therapeutic potential becomes pretty apparent.

Many people use Darth Vader OG to treat sleep disorders like insomnia. Just a few puffs, and you’ll be sent off to dreamland within a few hours.

Before you fall asleep, however, you’ll find a few other benefits. For one, Darth Vader OG is said to melt away stress. If it’s stress and anxiety that are stopping you sleeping, then worry no more. Many medical marijuana users turned to the herb due to mood disorders like these, and Darth Vader OG could be a great way to settle your mind. A few users have reportedly used Darth Vader OG for ADD/ADHD.

The relaxing indica effects are also useful for pain. As your muscles begin to relax and release tension, the pain simply dissolves. You will end up in a state of couchlock, though. Darth Vader OG will chill you to the point of no return, and you definitely won’t want to get up any time soon.

Reportedly, this same muscle relaxant effect can also help with muscle spasms. This strain could silence twitches and spasms that come as a result of several disorders.

A final, perhaps unexpected, effect of Darth Vader OG is its ability to relieve eye pressure. Glaucoma is a condition which appears on most medical marijuana lists because it has been suggested that weed can alleviate intraocular pressure. Darth Vader OG, it seems, is one of the best strains for doing so.

Possible Side Effects of the Darth Vader OG Strain

Nothing is perfect, and the same is true of Darth Vader OG. Amongst its number of benefits, there are also some drawbacks.

First of all, you can expect to experience a dry mouth. This is a side effect of pretty much any cannabis strain. It’s more or less inescapable, and any seasoned marijuana smoker will be used to it. Some users also experience dry eyes – but to a lesser extent. Dryness can be combatted using a glass of water and a damp cloth. If you have eye drops, you can use those. Remember to keep these to hand before you smoke, because Darth Vader OG won’t let you get up to fetch them!

Another commonly reported side effect is dizziness. Several users of Darth Vader OG have reported feeling a little dizzy. If this happens, simply sit down and relax. Trust us; you’ll want to be sitting anyway!

Finally, it is crucial to be cautious of the THC content. In samples with a higher THC content, users may experience anxiety and paranoia. This is more common with individuals already prone to these feelings, and also those who have a low THC tolerance. If you are not a seasoned weed user, go low and slow at first. Don’t overindulge, because that increases the likelihood of triggering these side effects.


Darth Vader OG is a great strain to try out if you haven’t already. Not only is it beautiful, with its dark tones and purple coloration, but it also tastes delicious. The notes of grape and berry, undercut with the familiar diesel tang of cannabis, is quite a pleasure.

Not only that, but this strain also has a few excellent medical benefits. MMJ users like to use Darth Vader OG for many positive reasons. The side effects are also fairly predictable, so as long as you are prepared, you’ll get along with Darth Vader OG just fine!

Darth Vader OG is an enigmatic strain with mysterious origins. But trust us, it’s not a strain you want to miss out on. Have you ever sampled some for yourself before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

UW Purple

UW Purple Cannabis Strain

aka UW, U Dub

A mystery strain with undoubted strength, UW has risen to popularity since it was released into the public in the 90’s. This near pure indica is preferred by many indica lovers, but also by countless medical cannabis patients, who use this strain in order to find sleep, or relaxation.

UW, also known as U-Dub, is a full-bodied strain, with a mysterious back story. This plant is rumored to have a very interesting backstory that says this strain was created at a Pacific Northwest University in its medical research lab in the early nineties.

is a pretty purple flower, strongly hinting on its strong indica effects. This plant grows densely, with sticky and resin covered buds that are sure to knock you our with its 80% indica knock out punch.

About UW Strain

UW is a marijuana strain that comes with its own superhero origin story. Popular rumor has it that a clone plant was stolen from a certain Pacific Northwest university’s medical research lab in the early nineties—in some versions by a rogue graduate student—and has since been a popular top shelf indica. These buds show their university pride with purple coloring, and the dense, sticky buds are at the top of the class when it comes to potency. Almost entirely indica, this strain’s powerful high is sedative and popular for pain relief and insomnia. A mix of tropical fruit and a little spice, the aroma also earns high marks.

UW Effects

UW is an almost pure indica, with strong sedative effects that are sure to plunge you into a deeply relaxing and regenerative state. This strain is all about feeling free from whatever occupies your mind and your body, and allowing you to live in an uplifted and soothing mood.

This strain has a high that creeps up on you and slowly but surely, and induces a lingering and body-heavy high that will make you feel sleepy over time. UW is likely to make you pass out at some point as the haze envelops you, but you are guaranteed to do so with a smile painted on your face.

UW will make you feel more talkative and social than usual, so it is the perfect smoke for introverts who want to spend a night lounging on a couch, engaged in an interesting debate. This plant can also make you feel euphoric and elated, with a fit of giggles almost guaranteed to occur throughout your high.

Fragrance

UW has a strong and pungent aroma that further enhances its appeal, as it smells sticky and sweet, with a mix of spice. This plant has a presence that is mostly earthy and natural, specked with hints of zest and citrus, with a persistent fragrance that will insist on hanging in the air thickly.

Flavors

UW contains flavors that are mouthwatering in nature, with a colorful array of fruity notes that add pizzazz to this already colorful strain. This flower tastes pungent and woody on the inhale, with the smoke tasting creamy and sweet, and on the exhale, it leaves an earthy and berry stain on your lips.

UW Adverse Reaction

UW has some side effects that are due to its potency, with its 80% indica making itself known in the sedative side effects. This strain is likely to leave you with a dry mouthed sensation that will make you feel thirsty, but also you may experience some dry and itchy eyes and a general feeling of being parched.

UW can also be strong and slightly overpowering to some, and you may experience a headache in this case. Some users can feel slightly dizzy when smoking this power-indica, and in some rare cases, this may even turn into a little nervousness and general anxiety in some.

UW Medical Benefits

UW is said to be one of the most recommended strains available today, for the treatments of chronic insomnia. Its heavy-bodied effects can enhance a greater state of relaxation, and invite even your mind to unwind and free itself from whatever is standing in your way of getting a night of rest.

UW is also used widely for the management of chronic pain. Many patients have found relief in this plant, as it can reduce the symptoms of muscle spasms, chronic migraines, joint inflammations and other minor yet unnecessary pain. Long time sufferers of arthritis have attested to this strain and its ability in alleviating joint aches.

Other medicinal uses of this strain include its ability to increase appetite in those who have lost it due to nausea and other illnesses. UW can also reduce symptoms of chronic stress, and can allow patients to feel relieved of their habits of worrying and constant anxieties.

UW Relieve

Because of its wide variety of effects, UW weed is suitable for assisting with a number of medical ailments, conditions, and symptoms. Overall, UW is considered most suitable for helping with those who are suffering from pain, stress, and inflammation.

UW Growing

UW Purple

Uw is an easy-to-grow hybrid strain that favors plentiful sunshine and moisture. The plant grows to medium heights and requires regular topping to keep air flowing and light penetrating to lower branches. Uw flowers in 56 to 63 days indoors and by mid-October outside. Growers can tease out Uw’s purple coloring by exposing the plant to cold nighttime temperatures right before harvest.

UW plants are easy to cultivate as long as they are topped regularly and make sure that they get enough sunlight and moisture, especially when flowering. This strain can grow into a medium sized plant and can yield quite generously when kept in its ideal growing environment.

Uw is available as clones only.

Flowering Time

Indoors

UW grown indoors can be expected to yield an average of about 12 ounces of bud per square meter of plant, and takes an average of about 8 to 9 weeks to fully flower and be ready for a harvest.

Outdoors

Growing this plant outdoors can yield an average of about.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own UW? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

The White

The White Cannabis Strain

White Cannabis is strain shrouded in mystery. Many experts can’t pin down its exact origins. However, what we do know is that it is a frosty, delightful treat with a powerful high. THC levels can top as much as 30%, making it a challenge for many newbies. However, if you’re well-versed in strains, this may be the one for you.

The White

While this strain’s lineage may be shrouded in mystery, you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out how The White strain got its name. This plant is so heavily frosted that it will make you feel like you have been transported to a magical winter wonderland (and that’s before you’ve even smoked it).

Apparently, The White was originally named Triangle, supposedly due to its connection to three of the main cannabis-producing cities in Florida, namely Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Others say it was named Triangle because it is a three-way cross hybrid, but as of now, this strain’s exact lineage is unknown.

What Is The White Strain?

  • Effects: Energetic, Aroused, Hungry, Concentrated
  • Side Effects: Thirst and dry mouth, Insomnia, Drowsiness
  • Common Usage: Arthritis, Bipolar disorder, PMS, PTSD, Lack of appetite, Migraines
  • Terpenes: Carene, Camphene, Terpineol, Ocimene
  • Taste: Earthy, Flowery, Pine, Pungent, Sweet, Woody

The White plant is very similar in structure to OG Kush, which leads some to speculate that it is likely to have been crossed with OG and another unknown strain. While The White’s appearance is similar to OG and its potency is right up there with it, its distinct lack of flavor and aroma contrasts starkly with OG’s strong, earthy fragrance and taste.

Make no mistake about it, The White is a very potent strain with a high THC level which is offset by a much more modest CBD level, ranging between 0.15-0.25%. Cannabis analysis laboratory Analytical 360 have recorded samples of The White with staggering THC levels of between 25-30%. This is definitely not a strain for a novice smoker to try out – this is one for a more experienced cannabis user to enjoy in moderation.

Due to its potency, The White’s high comes on fast, with smokers benefiting from the effects of both its sativa and indica genetics. Once the initial feeling of euphoria dissipates, the uplifting effects leave you feeling happy and deeply relaxed.

The White Strain Flavor, Aroma and Appearance

As mentioned already, The White is known for its distinct lack of odor, which leads some cannabis connoisseurs to overlook it for other more fragrant strains. However, this is a mistake, because what The White lacks in aroma it more than makes up for in its positive effects. The White is not completely without a fragrance; the buds do produce a slightly earthy scent when ground up and burned. Also, while The White’s flavors are mild in comparison to other strains, you can still pick up a dank piney flavor on the exhale.

Apart from its potency, The White is probably best known for its heavily frosted appearance. The White’s dense, medium-sized buds are so coated in trichomes that it will have you dreaming of a “White” Christmas. Structure-wise, the plant resembles an OG Kush plant, and also produces a similar yield.

The White Strain Grow Info

The White

The White is a clone-only strain, which means that in order to grow this plant you will need to use clippings from a mature plant of this variety. The White plant is a pretty high maintenance one to grow. It needs to be fed quite heavily and also requires a significant amount of pruning to maximize air circulation and energy distribution to the upper buds.

It is recommended that you top this plant early to encourage lateral growth. As the plant’s top and “neckbone” sites produce the densest and highest quality buds, it is highly recommended that you heavily prune the lower branches to maximize bud production in these key sites.

Try to withstand the temptation to harvest this plant early. Just because The White plant becomes heavily coated in silvery-white trichomes early in the flowering period doesn’t mean it’s the right time to harvest. Patience is definitely a virtue when growing this plant, as it becomes even more heavily frosted in the later stages of growth.

The flowering period for The White plants is between 8-10 weeks, with the end of September being the ideal time of the year for harvesting outdoors. Indoor growers of this plant can expect an average yield of around 12-16 ounces per square meter. Those growing outdoors will get a more generous return for their time and effort, with the average outdoor yield being around 20 ounces per plant.

Medical Benefits of The White Strain

  • THC: 22 – 26%
  • CBD: 1.2 – 1.76%
  • CBC: 0.08 – 1.26%
  • CBG: 0.09 – 1.94%
  • CBN: 0.09 – 0.16%
  • THCV: 0.41 – 1.85%

The White strain offers many benefits to the medicinal cannabis smoker due to the relaxing nature of its indica genetics. This strain is great for people who need to unwind and de-stress while the deep body and mind relaxation effect also make this strain a great choice for people suffering from insomnia. This strain produces such a “body-melt” effect that later in the evening will make your eyes start to feel heavy, and before long you will be drifting off to a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.

The White is also an effective pain reliever too and is useful for treating a number of painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular pain, and lower-back pain. The positive and uplifting effect The White has on one’s mood also makes this strain useful for treating mood disorders such as depression.

Common Effects

Thankfully to its Indica-dominance and high THC levels, this strain is a first-class provider of fast and pure blissfulness. A combination of euphoria and relaxation washes all the negative thoughts in a blink of an eye. The most impressive thing, that it doesn’t make one severely stoned and gives a beautiful opportunity to fall into happiness while covered with a blanket of relaxation. Besides meditations, it can also promote pleasant conversations because of focus enhancement and lots of giggles.

At the same time, all those effects can be an excellent option for alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression. Many people also use this kush for pain-relieving purposes, as well as for treating ADD and ADHD. Moreover, reviewers mark its efficient properties for facing insomnia. Another feature of this strain is its lack of side effects. Nevertheless, when consumed in inappropriate amounts, it might induce dizziness and paranoia due to its high potency.

Possible Side Effects of The White Strain

Due to its potency, smokers of The White have reported experiencing some negative side effects beyond the usual more common ones like dry mouth or dry eyes. Some have said that The White gave them a mild headache, while others have reported feeling dizzy with heightened anxiety and even paranoia. The best way to prevent these negative side effects is by consuming The White weed responsibly. If you have little or no experience smoking cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, then this is not the strain for you.


If you are looking for a cannabis strain bursting with taste and flavor, then you will definitely find more fragrant and pleasing to the palate strains out there than The White. However, if you are seasoned cannabis smoker with plenty of experience smoking more potent strains and are looking for a heavy-hitting strain to counteract the negative effects of stress and depression, then you will be amazed by the White’s effects.

White Rhino

White Rhino Cannabis Strain

The White Rhino strain is an indica-dominant strain that largely resembles the horn of a rhino. Being the child of the White Widow strain and looking like a rhino horn, its name origins become clear as day. This strain is ideal for those seeking a relaxing and sedating high and can offer relief to those suffering from insomnia and nerve pain disorders such as fibromyalgia.

White Rhino

For virtually every marijuana smoker, seeing a strain of cannabis that begins with “White” will immediately make them think of the classic White Widow, easily one of the most popular strains to ever come out of Amsterdam.

However, as with all marijuana varieties, there is a variety of different offshoots of even the most famous strains.

One example of these offshoots is White Rhino, originally a cross between White Widow and a mysterious strain from North America. This strain possesses similar effects to its genetic relative White Widow but offers far higher concentrations of THC, as well as a massively improved yield.

Let’s take an in depth look at the White Rhino strain, including its flavors and its effects.

What is the White Rhino Strain?

  • Use Time: Evening
  • Effects: Euphoric, Uplifted, Energetic, Happy, Focused
  • Side Effects: Paranoia, Concern, Low blood pressure, Insomnia
  • Common Usage: Bipolar disorder, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Muscular dystrophy, Phantom limb pain
  • Terpenes: Pinene, Carene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
  • Taste: Earthy, Pine, Pungent, Skunk, Woody

White Rhino is a versatile strain with strong indica leanings that has a whole host of second place victories under its belt in a myriad of different indica competitions.

This oddly titled strain – originally named because of its unique, horn-like plant top that resembles a very aggressive rhinoceros – is well known for its immeasurably potent highs, as well as its distinct flavor.

White Rhino is another one of those strains with a mysterious parentage; though we do know that White Widow is its direct ancestor, we have no idea what other strain was used to create this potent indica. Even in this modern age of enormous attention to detail, there are still some strains that slip through the cracks.

Though marketed as an indica, White Rhino is a Hybrid strain, offering about 80% indica genetics and 20% sativa. This means that you can expect a small amount of sativa effects to follow its expected indica influence, allowing for a small cerebral high to follow your mellow body high.

The high that accompanies White Rhino is quite famous for its slight delay trigger, giving the user the sensation that their bud is somehow defective. However, after a few moments, the full effect will quite suddenly hit you.

The first experience will be one of intense euphoria, as well as a general numbness of the body, but still providing a pleasant sativa buzz to alongside it. This is followed by a satisfying sensation of peace and tranquility, as well as the somewhat overwhelming desire to take a gentle nap.

The relaxation caused by White Rhino is fundamentally different from most other indica strains, however; while many strains give you a sense of peace and an intense desire to watch some trashy TV show on repeat, there is an inherent sense of purpose to the high provided by White Rhino.

You can expect to feel overall euphoric and relaxed, but still motivated to consider the world around you. If it weren’t for the sleep-inducing effects of this strain, you would likely feel motivated enough to go for a long walk or even finally go back to lifting weights.

However, the sensation of tiredness usually prevails, allowing White Rhino to be of great benefit to those who struggle to get to sleep at night.

Due to these soporific effects, it is best to keep White Rhino as an evening strain so as to not risk nodding off during the day. The mild tingling sensation that usually accompanies the high will not only soothe and relax you, but also leave you feeling oddly warmed and satisfied.

To go along with this tremendous high, let’s take a look at its aroma, flavor, and appearance to find out if it is interesting enough to enjoy in its own right.

White Rhino Aroma

Similar to its parent strain, White Widow, White Rhino possesses a distinctly earthy aroma that is backed up by elements of heavy wood, such as oak and maple.  You can expect to smell the tranquility of an old forest when first cracking up the bud, as well as a persistent sweetness that is not too dissimilar from sweet tree sap.

Once smoked, the sweetness begins to dissipate, being replaced by a profoundly oaken smell that is extremely reminiscent of antique shop furniture.

This simple strain possesses a wide variety of complexities not just in its aroma, but in its taste as well.

White Rhino Flavor

Like a lot of other indica strains, White Rhino’s taste is quite similar to its aroma. You can expect a great deal of earthy woodiness backed up by oddly tangy sweetness.

However, White Rhino is a strain whose flavor develops as the smoke progresses. The full taste of White Rhino is an exciting mix of the after taste of the matured oak that you get in the first mouthful combined with the oddly smoky quality you find in subsequent puffs that is strikingly similar to a wood fire.

White Rhino’s taste profile is hard to classify, as it is both reasonably typical of indica hybrids, but also somehow not.

You can expect a surprising mouthful of flavorful smoke whenever you smoke White Rhino, so look forward to enjoying its unique blend of wood, earth and background sweetness the next time you can get your hands on it.

How about appearance? How does White Rhino actually look, both as a plant and in its bud form?

White Rhino Appearance

As mentioned, White Rhino got its name thanks to its strangely pointy leaf and bud formations, making it look like a rhinoceros horn leering out from the plant.

Though White Rhino plants tend to grow rather bushy and wide, in keeping with most indica hybrids, it can also grow exceptionally tall as well.

The bud itself is beautiful, with abundant quantities of dripping trichomes that cling to the outer plant, giving it the appearance of having a white sugar coating all along the exterior.

If you want to get the most out of this exotic looking strain, it is best to try and grow it yourself. Let’s take a look at what kind of specialized knowledge you need to try and grow some White Rhino yourself.

White Rhino Strain Grow Info

  • Flowering time: 49-63 Days
  • Harvest time: 70-77 Days
  • Yield indoor: < 1 oz/ft2
  • Yield outdoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
  • Height indoor: 60-80 Inches
  • Height outdoor: 60-80 Inches
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

White Rhino is a strain that is perfect to try and grow hydroponically, as it will better utilize space efficiently, as well as allowing you to craft a high-nutrient environment.

White Rhino

You are going to want to feed your White Rhino heavily with both nitrogen and potassium, both at the start of planting and throughout its growth cycle.

For pruning techniques, try and keep the plant topped sufficiently by snipping off the very top of the growth now and then to promote lateral growth. You can also try and snip away some of the superfluous growths at the bottom of the plant, as they will generally produce inferior bud.

Keep White Rhino at a pretty standard 68-80 Fahrenheit with a decent humidity level, and you won’t really have any difficulty rearing this classic indica strain. Just make sure you feed it enough!

Once you have planted your bud, you can expect an extremely high yield; one of the many reasons that growers choose White Rhino over White Widow is because its average yield is massively increased.

Another reason is that the cannabinoid content is massively increased as well.

THC Content – Highest Test

White Rhino is one of those strains with an insanely high level of average THC per plant. With upper measurements registering at 22% and average plant yields at 18%, White Rhino beats a significant number of other indica hybrids in sheer THC concentration levels.

This high quantity of THC is what makes White Rhino a little bit dangerous for inexperienced users – if you aren’t used to the powerful kickback of White Rhino, you might find yourself knocked entirely out of your mind.

This is also another possible argument for why it is called White Rhino – it hits so hard that you might actually think a rhino had attacked you.

CBD Content – Highest Test

Like many other indicas that have been bred for sheer THC intensity, White Rhino does not possess a high quantity of CBD.

You can typically expect around 1% CBD content in your White Rhino; this is actually a little bit more than most high-strength indicas, so White Rhino does offer at least some of the useful medicinal effects that CBD can generally cause.

Medical Benefits of White Rhino Strain

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 19 – 23%
  • CBD: 0.12 – 0.83%
  • CBC: 0.45 – 1.36%
  • CBG: 0.43 – 1.09%
  • CBN: 0.07 – 0.29%
  • THCV: 0.35 – 1.48%

As a high strength indica hybrid, White Rhino falls under the general category of being extremely useful for mental disorders. A significant number of different strains can tout their abilities at combating conditions like these, such as excess stress, anxiety or depression.

The primary reason is that strains like White Rhino are bred to have extremely high levels of THC, which in turns causes a huge effect on the CB1 receptor in the endocannabinoid system in the body.

This allows the brain to help both mitigate negative feelings and emotions and to encourage the release of serotonin and other helpful neurochemicals.

White Rhino is also useful at helping deal with excess amounts of pain, due to the high quantity of THC’s effects on the brain’s pain detection.

However, by far the most useful medical aspect of White Rhino is in helping to treat insomnia. Like a lot of indicas, White Rhino is excellent at helping encourage users to fall asleep due to its hypnotic, couch-locking effects.

A lot of people have also reported that it is great at treating fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, as well as just generally improving the mood of whoever uses it.

Possible Side Effects of White Rhino Strain

Like pretty much every single indica hybrid that has ever been bred, White Rhino has fairly typical side effects as a result of its breeding.

You can expect dry mouth and dry eyes to plague you for a short while after using, often causing an excess of eye rubbing that might leave you with a couple of marks on your eyes if you are not careful.

The second most reported side effect of White Rhino is typically considered to be dizziness – this is a bit different from its other indicas and can sometimes prove a problem for those that already suffer from dizzy spells or otherwise feel especially vulnerable from disorientation.

This is a pretty rare occurrence, however, about on the same level as the usual risks of paranoia and mild headaches. These latter symptoms are typically only present when White Rhino is overused, so you are likely fine if you are smoking in moderation.

Though there are some strains that have pretty powerful adverse effects to go along with its positives, White Rhino is reasonably simplistic in this regard – you won’t really notice too much.


Just like White Widow, White Rhino is a versatile and useful strain, able to not only help treat a myriad of different medical ailments but also to leave you feeling both relaxed and soothed.

With a robust flavor and aroma that is perhaps the closest you will ever come to smoking marijuana that smells like a fresh oak forest, White Rhino is popular among marijuana aficionados that are looking for new and interesting taste experiences.

Whether you are looking for new taste sensations or you are just after a powerful Indica dominant Hybrid that can leave you utterly relaxed and calm, White Rhino is a great strain to try out yourself.

Whether you buy it or you try growing it yourself, make sure you give it a few moments for the high to kick in – it might seem like your bud is somehow defective, but give it time; you will very quickly discover the rhinoceros horns.

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Alaskan Thunder Fuck Cannabis Strain

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Alaskan Thunder Fuck

The Alaskan Thunderfuck strain is a strain that is widely known for its creativity-inducing and happy high. It can help with conditions such as PTSD, arthritis, and migraines, so it’s great for use as a medicinal strain. It has a very unique scent, however, that combines hints of banana, orange, skunk, and diesel – so if you can get past this strange mixup you’re in for a real treat.

Said to possess unique Alaskan roots, this northern delight has grown to become world famous, not only for its explicit name, but also due to its intriguing, pleasant high. Alaskan Thunder Fuck is potent, said to hit its consumer like a bolt of lightning, but in a manner that is comforting and enjoyable. Unlike so many sativas, ATF will not leave you with the crash and burn sometimes correlated to strains of this type. Instead, get ready to become delighted by happiness and waves of creativity; this snowy strain knows how to brighten up even the harshest winters.

What Is the Alaskan Thunder Fuck Marijuana Strain?

  • Use Time: Afternoon
  • Effects: Euphoric, Giggly, Uplifted, Hungry, Relaxed
  • Side Effects: Concern, Thirst and dry mouth, Fatigue
  • Common Usage: Anorexia, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Multiple sclerosis, Phantom limb pain, PMS
  • Terpenes: Myrcene, Linalool, Pinene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
  • Taste: Citrus, Earthy, Pine, Pungent, Woody

Alaskan Thunder Fuck has a few different names; sometimes referred to as simply ATF, other times called Matanuska Tundra or Matanuska Thunder Fuck. Regardless of what you choose to call this strain, many can agree upon its powerful ability to benefit both medical cannabis patients and recreational consumers alike. ATF’s name is said to originate from the Matanuska Valley region of Alaska, which explains its wordy nicknames, along with its more commonly used moniker.

Legend has it, Alaskan Thunder Fuck started out as a cross between a Russian ruderalis and some type of Northern Californian sativa, but sometime in the 70s, it was further bred with the genetics of an Afghani origin, which only added to the strain’s complexity and distinct character.

Even though sources say this sativa has 50% indica, 50% sativa genetics, it is still heavily referred to as simply a sativa strain type and not some form of sativa-dominant hybrid. Alaskan Thunder Fuck contains on average about 15-25% THC, along with the added in bonus of a small but helpful CBD content of around 0.80-1%.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance

For those who like super sweet, candy, or fruity-smelling strains, Alaskan Thunder Fuck should not be your choice. This cannabis type has a classic, stinky Mary Jane scent, reeking of diesel, skunk, and pungent earthiness. The aroma of ATF is actually a turn-off for some, but its effects will honestly make up for any of the doubts you might have about its scent. Hints of pine, reminiscent of the tall growing trees of Alaska, can also be sensed, in addition to extremely subtle hints of sweetness.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck

The flavor of Alaskan Thunder Fuck will maybe prove to be a bit more appealing, still possessing some of the skunk and diesel, but with an added mix of spice, orange, and even banana. The taste is certainly a strange one but for those who enjoy untraditional flavors, ATF could actually prove to be quite fun and enjoyable.

Appearance-wise, the buds of this cannabis strain are beautiful, often densely packed and full of light. They are sticky to the touch, full of pale green frosty sugar leaves, blended amongst the brassy orange pistils. Those tiny curling hairs add in an extra layer of vibrancy and brilliance. On occasion, glimpses of deep purple can be observed, giving this marijuana strain plenty of the characteristics of classic weed but with an original twist.

What’s The History Of ATF?

This Sativa with a Russian ruderalis and an interesting name has a far-reaching historical background, which is more impressive than the lineage of royal families. From what we know now from a legendary story of this strain, this buzz was once a mixture of a Northern California Sativa dominant kush, which was mixed with a Sativa with a Russian ruderalis in Matanuska Tundra.

The birth of Alaskan Thunderfuck strain itself took place in the 1970s when the mentioned hybrid of Northern California and Russian strains was crossed with Afghani Indica, which led to the birth of infamous Alaskan Thunder Fuck buds. We should also note that this strain has two noticeable children, which are Chocolate Thunder and Chronic Thunder, iconic buds with remarkable Afghani properties. Look, a hybrid of a Sativa with Russian ruderalis, which was further crossed with iconic Afghani kush, is a real story to tell.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck Grow Info

One aspect of Alaskan Thunder Fuck that is considered to be a bit more challenging, is cultivating this cannabis strain. Due to its origins, ATF grows best in colder, northern climates, much like Alaska from where it originates. Unfortunately, this climate can be challenging to come by in many regions of the world. Growing indoors is always a supplemental option, but this method does not produce nearly as much consumable herb as cultivating outdoors can.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck

Alaskan Thunder Fuck is only moderately resistant to diseases, so these plants need to be closely monitored. For crops outside, weather conditions must be watched, so that a sudden dip in temperature does not appear and impact the plants in any permanent ways.

When grows are successful, they are rewarding, offering plenty of stunning buds that are rich in THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. The ATF plant is tall, requiring plenty of growing room, so be sure to factor this into your setup. Ready to be harvested around October for outdoor growing crops, the normal flowering period for this cannabis is 8-9 weeks. Indoor strains, of course, can be planted any time of year, but the plants will be ready to begin their harvest phase after about this 8-9 weeks duration of time. Successful outdoor yields offer, on average, 32 ounces of fresh herb per plant, while indoor yields are significantly lower at just 16 ounces per meter squared.

Alaskan Thunder Fuck Cannabis Strain Effects

Considered to be an outstanding sativa, the extreme potency of Alaskan Thunder Fuck does hit pretty hard, which is in part why it has reached such notoriety and popularity around the globe. Unlike many sativas, which can over-energize and hype you out, leading to an eventual crash, ATF just isn’t like this.

It plays more with the emotions, generating happiness and uplifting sensations, which is enjoyable for just about everyone, even individuals that are not normally inclined to reach for a sativa. The buzz is immensely clear-headed, which makes it an easy choice for daytime consumption, especially as a morning pick-me-up to supplement your first cup of coffee or to maybe pair up with the caffeinated beverage. Get ready to be creative and introspective, for on top of infecting you with happiness, contentment, and good vibes, Alaskan Thunder Fuck will also give you the creative bug. Although ATF certainly will not cause couch-lock, it is said to generate the munchies for some individuals, ideal for those who find it difficult to eat a substantial breakfast or lunch in the daytime.

Medical Benefits of the Alaskan Thunder Fuck Marijuana Strain

Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 17 – 19%
  • CBD: 0.1 – 0.59%
  • CBC: 0.14 – 1.34%
  • CBG: 0.12 – 1.84%
  • CBN: 0.06 – 0.24%
  • THCV: 0.33 – 1.93%

Considering its superb abilities to regulate emotions and feelings, turning even some of the negative ones into positives, ATF does seem to work wonders as a means to minimize debilitating symptoms of mental conditions. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood disorders can gain some relief with the help of Alaskan Thunder Fuck, all without draining any energy or creating tiredness.

On top of being used to assist with mental health, ATF is also commonly consumed as a means to relieve pain. Chronic pain, joint pain (arthritis), muscle spasms and migraines/headaches could all benefit from this strong sativa strain.

Finally, the negative effects from lack of appetite, nausea, eating disorders, fatigue/chronic fatigue, and ADD/ADHD, may be able to discover some relief with the help of Alaskan Thunder Fuck.

With such a hefty THC content, it is not difficult to over consume this cannabis type, especially if you are a novice smoker or if your condition does not call for a larger dose of THC. Those who are looking towards ATF to alleviate some of the symptoms of a mental condition, usually do well with a smaller dose. Over consuming THC tends to affect those with diagnosed mental conditions more intensely than others, so it is important to monitor potency and listen to your own body. A wise way to do so is by initially starting with just a hit or two, waiting about 10-20 minutes, and then gradually building from there if you feel like you are in need of more medicine.

Those with body-related conditions or ailments outside of the mind are normally better off with larger doses, especially for individuals managing chronic pain and other pain-related disorders.

Possible Side Effects of the Alaskan Thunder Fuck Cannabis Strain

Light on the side effects front, Alaskan Thunder Fuck seems to have the rare combination of being a potent sativa and still possessing few adverse reactions. As with all cannabis types, you can always expect there to be some unwanted reactions, but with ATF they are rarely anything too serious or unrelievable.

Dry mouth (cotton-mouth), is by far the most prevalent to arise, but it’s easily manageable with just a little extra preparation and planning. Remembering to drink plenty of hydrating fluids before, during, and after your high is vital for steering yourself away from cottonmouth. Keep a bottle of water close by at all times too; it serves as a brilliant reminder to stay hydrated and it will keep you from coming up with any excuses to not drink water.

On rare occasions, mild bouts of paranoia or anxiety can be experienced, but thankfully this side effect does not usually last long and dissolves back into the good vibes this high normally brings. Dizziness and headaches are also possible but they are quite uncommon. Overall, the possible adverse effects of Alaskan Thunder Fuck should not be a cause for concern; most are simple to manage, and the others seldom arise and are quick to dissolve.


If you are an individual searching for an herbal alternative to conventional medical treatments for depression, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, migraines/headaches, chronic pain, backaches, fatigue, lack of appetite, eating disorders, nausea, muscle spasms, or joint pain (arthritis), then the Alaskan Thunder Fuck marijuana strain may be able to alleviate some symptoms and make day to day life less debilitating.

We hope you not only found this article to be entertaining but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of cannabis is the sole responsibility of the user, and discretion should always be taken.

Banana Kush

Banana Kush Cannabis Strain

The Banana Kush strain smells like none other than delicious, ripe bananas. It also boasts strong tropical and skunky notes, giving it an ultra interesting flavor. This strain also has a wide variety of medicinal uses such as for fibromyalgia, MS, and mood disorders. Being that the high from Banana Kush often ends in a relaxing sedation, it’s best used in the evening right before the perfect night’s sleep.

Banana Kush

Much as the name implies, it is in fact safe to assume that Banana Kush weed actually tastes (and smells) like bananas. In fact, this delightful strain ups the ante a little further by not only smelling like freshly ripe bananas, but also providing a mildly titillating banana-like energy shot as well.

This exotic and tropical marijuana is juicy and uplifting – truly a source of joy and delight for those who get their hands on a decent specimen. Even better, Banana Kush has a unique and powerful history as it comes from a long line of Kush strains that have left their mark on the cannabis world.

Banana Kush weed – a true Kush classic in every sense of the word, the taste of this magnificent strain is every bit as appealing as its iconic high.

What seems to top it all off however, is the fact that Banana Kush’s effects have the potential to surprise even the most jaded, “experienced” pot smokers out there (keep on reading to see just what exactly we’re talking about).

To brush up on your Kush strain knowledge and get a heavy dose of top-notch info on aesthetics, growing, and therapeutic effects, we present our complete Banana Kush cannabis strain review.

What Is the Banana Kush Cannabis Strain?

Originating from the West Coast and rising up to become a Top-5 strain in many popular California and Colorado dispensaries, Banana Kush weed has honestly made a powerful name for itself – which is perhaps not so surprising when you take a look at the crop’s genetic lineage.
Being the spawn of two other marijuana icons – Ghost OG hybrid and Skunk Haze hybrid – the way that Banana Kush expresses its genes is not only unique, but also extremely beneficial for certain individuals who seek therapeutic solace with the plant.

With monstrous THC levels upwards of 27%, just a little bit of Banana Kush weed goes a long, long way.

Of course, depending on the exact specimen THC levels won’t always be quite that high, with most analytical lab reports coming with a range of about 19-25%.

Genetically-speaking, Banana Kush weed is technically classified as an indica-dominant hybrid, with about a 60% indica, 40% sativa ratio. However, its effects do not represent its classification accurately, as Banana Kush can thoroughly surprise both body and mind — especially if you are expecting the strain to help you fall asleep.

Indeed, Banana Kush will certainly relax your mind and body, but in a uniquely creative, motivational way rather than a total zonk-out way that leaves you couch-locked with a box of Xtra Sharp Cheddar Cheezits in your hand.

Banana Kush marijuana is famous for removing stress and clearing the head, as well as providing outlets of creativity and prolific artistic inspiration. For these reasons – as well as it abilities to spark imaginative and innovative drive – the strain has become a favorite among the West Coast art scene, as well as other parts of the U.S.

In fact, chances are if you interviewed a SoCal art community about what their favorite, go-to cannabis strain is, there’s a fair chance about 96% of them would exclaim, “Banana Kush, of course!” (That’s of course an absurd exaggeration,  but you get the idea…)

Banana Kush Review: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance:

As explained earlier, both the aroma and flavor of Banana Kush marijuana distinctly mimic the smell of a fresh bundle of tropical bananas, ready to be picked for harvest.

Aside from this dominating scent, however, the aroma of Banana Kush is also packed with hints of other tropical tree fruits, featuring elements of pungent skunkiness (which could be related to the crop’s Skunk Haze genetic relation).

The flavor is also a bit pungent and earthy, but the overall impactful taste that seems to hit the tongue is a rich, delicious, delectably sweet one- making it more-than-pleasant to consume this cannabis strain.

Not only is the flavor profile a treat, but when you toke on a good specimen of Banana Kush weed, the smoke travels down the throat with almost a total absence of discomfort.

For this reason, you usually won’t have to worry about coughing up a lung – even after taking a monstruous hit from a freshly-packed, Steamroller horizontal hitter. In truth, the smoke literally feels like silk – at least in my opinion.

And appearance wise, Banana Kush looks flat-out electric! The buds are almost neon green, with hints of bright, highlighter-style yellow. In between the colorful sugar leaves you’ll find burnt orange, brassy pistils that provide a pleasant juxtaposition to the other, more overwhelming hues.

Due to the cannabis strain’s heavy THC content, the sugar leaves are thickly accompanied by a frosty coating that is probably reminiscent of heaven in the eyes of most any regular cannabis consumer. In fact, people have reported that the cannabis strain is a ‘one-hitter quitter,’ and even experienced smokers claim that they can only take about four hits before feeling more than satisfied from Banana Kush.

Banana Kush Cannabis Strain Grow Info

Banana Kush weed is of “notoriously moderate difficulty” (does that make any sense?) to grow, but because of its rising popularity, it may be a beneficial strain to add to your list of cultivars — especially if you are planning on entering the marijuana world on a commercial level.

The primary factor that makes this cannabis strain a little more difficult to grow than some of the simpler options is because it thrives best in an indoor environment where it can receive a constant, steady flow of light.

Banana Kush

Although best kept indoors, Banana Kush can also be grown outside, as long as the correct climate conditions are met. A warm and sunny environment is ideal, preferably with the plants placed in a location that receives a steady flow of natural sunlight.

Indoors, soil methods or hydroponics are both suitable, as long as light is closely monitored. Even if Banana Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain, it does have a tendency to produce taller, “sativa characteristics,” which means indoor cultivators should anticipate appropriate space for the plants to flourish in.

The flowering period for this crop is between 8-9 weeks, and for plants grown outside, the harvest falls around early October. There is one silver lining in terms of growing Banana Kush weed, and that is that it’s surprisingly resistant to diseases and pests.

If you have some experience with marijuana cultivation and remain patient throughout the process, you can be rewarded with an outstanding yield that will be well worth the effort; outdoor grows on average yield around 21 ounces per plant, while indoor grows yield just a bit lower at around 18 ounces per meter squared.

Banana Kush Strain Review: Mind & Body Effects

As mentioned earlier, Banana Kush marijuana has a tendency to attract artistic, creative-types that not only develop collaboratively together, but also socialize and chat amongst one another. This is the type of cannabis that is delves you deeper into your own beautiful self-expression, while simultaneously involving you in a connection with the creative individuals around you.

The combination of these two factors working together is partially what makes this marijuana distinguishable from other cannabis strains. Also, Banana Kush won’t have you sedated or falling asleep like other indica-dominant strains, but rather it will relax your body and mind in a way that brings clarity, motivation, concentration, and focus.

Furthermore, Banana Kush has a tendency to uplift spirits and bring vibrations of happiness and euphoria – if there’s one ideal situation in which we could easily envision roasting a Banana Kush bone in, it would be a creative, live art show. Just imagine a close-knit group of artistic, creative types all gathering together to celebrate some form of creation with one another — how neat is that!?

Bring out the Banana Kush, and suddenly that party comes to life – complete with innovative, inspired, sociable, talkative, and focused vibes. Truly, Banana Kush marijuana would be the perfect strain for those who can visualize themselves in this type of a setting.

Medical Benefits of Banana Kush Weed

While Banana Kush has potential to assist with some physical pains and ailments, it has a profound impact particularly on the way it influences the mind – making it a suitable choice for those suffering from daily stress or a chronic mood disorder.

Patients coping with depression, anxiety, lack of focus, or lack of motivation could all find some relief from Banana Kush. For these individuals especially, though, it is important not to over-consume marijuana as high amounts of THC can sometimes adversely affect those with mental health disorders, or induced anxiety.

If you are one of these people, set comfortable boundaries and limitations for yourself in order to avoid any unpleasant occurrences — and stick to those boundaries. Having a strong sense of when enough is enough can keep you safe throughout your therapeutic medical marijuana experience.

Those with physical ailments can also benefit from Banana Kush – primarily those managing symptoms of pain, cramps, muscle tension, and insomnia.

In order to get a sense of the complete spectrum of therapy that Banana Kush is able to produce, consuming a slightly larger than average dose may be in order so that you can truly experience the impact of the strain.

And of course, the list of potential Banana Kush health benefits does not just stop with pain and anxiety; the strain can also help a variety of other conditions, including things like MS, PTSD, ALS, and fibromyalgia.

If you think the Banana Kush cannabis strain might be a decent option for you and your specific ailment, give it a go and let our readers know in the comments section what kind of an experience you had. This strain is truly a pretty versatile option, and therefore the possibility of experiencing positive effects are highly likely.

Possible Negative Side Effects of Banana Kush Weed

We discovered in our own Banana Kush review that the strain is related to OG strains, so it does inded have more possibilities for adverse effects, simply based off of its high THC content. The good news, however, is that Banana Kush is one of the ‘mellowest’ of the OG family – so there’s likely little need for concern.

The primary negative side effect that consumers experience is dry mouth (cottonmouth), paired up with dry or itchy eyes. Both of these discomforts however can be easily managed with just a little extra preparation.

By consuming plenty of hydrating fluids before, during, and after your high, you can make sure to keep that cottonmouth at bay. And simply purchase some moisturizing eye drops at your local drugstore and utilize them as necessary to ice out those bloodshot, stonery eyes.

In rarer occasions, dizziness can be experienced from consuming Banana Kush, but this is typically due to the heavy THC content and not so much the strain itself. And sometimes this dizziness is because of dehydration itself, so staying hydrated (regardless of the fact that you’re getting high) is important.

In even less frequent occasions, mild paranoia or anxiety can onset, but this adverse effect typically only occurs among individuals that are prone to THC-induced paranoia. All in all, Banana Kush is a pretty mild flower for a strain that boasts such a gnarly THC content. In other words, be prepared for your experience, but do not be overly worried.


If you are an individual that deals with depression, stress, anxiety, pain, or insomnia, consuming copious amounts of Banana Kush cannabis just might be able to provide you with some natural, therapeutic relief. This is one of the most sought-after strains in all areas of the U.S., and we fully recommend giving it a try whether you’re a patient or just a self-proclaimed pothead.

We hope you found this Banana Kush strain review to not only be entertaining, but also educational and informative. Any top-notch specimen of a Kush weed strain is something to behold, and at least in our opinion, Banana Kush is one of the finest flowers out there.

Animal Cookies

Animal Cookies Cannabis Strain

aka Animal Crackers

Animal Cookies is a strain that is known for its many health benefits, and its fragrant presence. This hybrid is an indica-dominant hybrid produces a heavy body and cerebral high that will kick in instantly and knock you off your feet before you are even done coughing on the smoke.

Animal Cookies

This strain is a beauty in so many ways. Animal Cookies is a purplish bud spotted with orange hairs, making it attractive to even just look at. This hybrid is the result of the crossing of two legend strains, namely Girl Scout Cookies and power-hybrid Fire OG, a mellow and soothing indica-dominant strain.

Animal Cookies typically contains high THC levels, and some growers have been able to cultivate it to produce up to 4% CBD. This is why this strain has become such a favorite in the medical cannabis community, as it is able to cure many common ailments such as pain, mood disorders and chronic stress.

  • Effects: Giggly, Creative, Uplifted, Energetic, Aroused, Happy
  • Side Effects: Paranoia, Thirst and dry mouth, Hunger
  • Common Usage: Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Fibromyalgia, Multiple sclerosis, Stress, Migraines
  • Terpenes: Linalool, Pinene, Bisabolol, Camphene, Ocimene, Phellandrene
  • Taste: Earthy, Flowery, Pine, Pungent, Sweet, Woody

Animal Cookies Effects

Animal Cookies creates a high that comes it swiftly and settles in fast. You will be hit with a heavy-body couch-lock, if consumed in higher doses, instantly making you feel relaxed and in a state of unwinding. This makes it a great choice if you need a little help at the end of a long and stressful day, and want to leave your worries behind.

This strain will easily induce an elating feeling of being content and happy. Animal Cookies is the perfect choice if you are looking to relax on the couch or settle in for a little nap. This hybrid has a couch-lock that increases when you continue to smoke it.

Animal Cookies will make you feel euphoric and uplifted, and you will feel positive and like you can do anything – if you can manage to peel yourself off the couch. For many users, this strain is also their go-to as a sleep aid, as this body-heavy indica dominant strain is perfect at relieving you of your worries and calming your mind to prepare it for a night of restful sleep.

Fragrance

Nicknamed “dessert of the earth” by its fans, Animal Cookies is supremely fragrant and indescribably special in its aromatic mix. This strain smells earthy and sour, mixed with a sweet vanilla-like scent. It is quite pungent, and will leave you with your mouth watering, asking for more.

Flavors

Animal Cookies has a smoke that tastes like a creamy and nutty vanilla. This super-sweet tasting bud has hints of citrus in it, combined with an earthy note, making this hybrid and incredibly pleasant plant to smoke, especially if you have something of a sweet tooth.

Adverse reactions

This hybrid is loved by its fans for many reasons, but also because it has relatively minimal side effects for a strain that is quite potent. Animal Cookies can in rare cases make you feel dizzy and also paranoid, but that should only occur when it is smoked or consumed in large doses.

Animal Cookies can most commonly cause a sense of feeling dehydrated, making your mouth feel dry and parched. You may also feel like your eyes and dry and itchy. For some, this hybrid can cause some general anxiety, but it is rare that this may happen.

Animal Cookies  Medical Benefits

 Strain Cannabinoids

  • THC: 20 – 23%
  • CBD: 0.16 – 1.14%
  • CBC: 0.2 – 1.08%
  • CBG: 0.24 – 1.95%
  • CBN: 0.08 – 0.2%
  • THCV: 0.44 – 1.89%

Animal Cookies is very smooth yet potent, which is why it has gained such popularity in the medical marijuana community. It offers up a heavy bodied sensation, and is undoubtedly relaxing, making it a great choice for those who seek a little help in the relaxation department, and it is a powerful chronic stress management tool.

Many patients are prescribed this particular strain for the help in soothing their aches and pains. Animal Cookies is great in the treatment of muscle spasms, joint pains and backaches, making life much more manageable and enjoyable for long time sufferers.

Animal Cookies is also perfect for those who have a hard time falling asleep, which is why doctors have widely prescribed this strain to insomniacs. Another great medical use for this strain is that in the treatment of nausea for cancer patients who struggle to regain a healthy appetite after chemical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Animal Cookies Growing

Animal Cookies
  • Flowering time: 56-63 Days
  • Harvest time: 68-75 Days
  • Yield indoor: 1-2 oz/ft2
  • Yield outdoor: 2-4 oz/ft2
  • Height indoor: 30-60 Inches
  • Height outdoor: 30-60 Inches
  • Grow difficulty: Moderate
  • Flowering type: Photoperiod

Animal Cookies is quite hard to grow and it’s absolutely not recommended for beginners. If you’re a novice, you’ll definitely face a great challenge if you decide to start with this particular plant. It requires a controlled environment and it’s preferred to be grown indoors where regulating everything is much easier with the right equipment. The plant requires regular trimming and a lot of attention, especially to the air circulation and the ventilation in the room. However, it’s quite rewarding when it flowers and if you have experience in the field, it’s worth your time and effort.

The flowering period of the plant is 8-9 weeks when grown indoors and the best month to harvest in September and the yield should be around 11 ounces per one square meter. Those who grow the plant outside should expect a yield of around 13 ounces per one plant and the flowering time around September.

Flowering Time

Indoors

This plant can grow medium to tall, and indoors it can be expected to need around 9 to 10 weeks to flower and be ready for a harvest. Animal Cookies can produce and average yield of about 11 ounces per square meter of good and fresh bud.

Outdoors

Animal Cookies, if grown outdoors, should be kept in a warm and dry environment, with a lot of good ventilation. This strain grown outdoors can be expected to yield an average of around 13 ounces of good weed during harvest, which is estimated around the month of September.

Alien Kush

Alien Kush Сannabis Strain

Alien Kush is a cross between Las Vegas Purple Kush (LVPK) and Alien Dawg that originally hails from California. It has a medium THC content of about 14% and features a woody scent with earthy tones.

Alien Kush is a West Coast native that perfectly reflects its sunny Californian roots thanks to its happy-go-lucky properties. It’s a balanced hybrid that’s popular in both recreational and medical circles since the strain is great at serving the user’s physical and cerebral needs.

Alien Kush

Hybrid cannabis strains are a mix of indica and sativa. They can be either sativa or indica-dominant, meaning they feature the characteristics of the dominant parent with fewer properties of the secondary variety. But sometimes, a hybrid can be a “true” hybrid, which means that it has an even mix of both varieties. Alien Kush is considered to be a true hybrid.

Every individual’s body makeup is different, and finding the cannabis effects you like often comes down to trial and error. That said, hybrids are ideal for beginners, who know how they want cannabis to make them feel, or who might not know how cannabis makes them feel.

Hybrids can also be perfect for medical marijuana patients who are going to be using cannabis regularly and seek “balanced” effects they can tolerate all day long. So, could Alien Kush be just what you’re looking for?

What Is the Alien Kush Strain?

Alien Kush is a potent child strain of Las Vegas Purple Kush and Alien Dawg and is native to California. It’s a perfectly balanced hybrid – 50% sativa and 50% indica – and has a THC level of about 14%. It’s a spacey strain that results in a slightly psychedelic, and occasionally more sativa-dominant hybrid sensation.

Alien Kush can make you feel buzzy and enhance your mood. It’s a fully-functional body and mind smoke that makes users feel all sorts of calm and relaxed. Alien Kush is the perfect evening strain and can put you into a slightly psychedelic state of mind whereby you can truly unwind and breathe out in complete relaxation.

Upon first taste, users are graced with an elated, euphoric head high. But as the full Alien Kush experience sets in, a stronger physical relaxation takes over. The strain isn’t quite strong enough to result in a serious couch-lock. However, overall it is sedative and sleepy.

Recreational users will appreciate the happy, fun vibe this strain provides. Fans of Alien Kush often report feeling more silly and creative. It’s also not uncommon to feel a full-body tingle, making this a potentially great choice for couples looking to spice things up in the bedroom.

The high lasts for around two hours, during which time it promotes feelings of relaxation, happiness, and elation. Furthermore, it frees the mind from lockdown and enhances creativity, making it perfect for recreational use.

Aroma

The Alien Kush nugs give off a striking and exotic aroma. You will get notes of spice and pine at the forefront, and cannabis connoisseurs will detect the underlying floral scent.

Flavor

The aroma reflects the taste of Alien Kush. A slight astringency results in a robust flavor that clings to the palette. Woody and earthy flavors are also added to the mix, ensuring an overall pleasing experience.

Appearance

The relaxing qualities of Alien Kush are also seen quite obviously in its no-fuss growing attitude. The plant is light green and grows beautifully colorful buds that are covered with red and orange hairs, which makes it appear as though it deserves its out-of-space sounding name.

Alien Kush Strain Grow Info

Alien Kush

Alien Kush is reportedly easy to grow indoors and outdoors, even for novices. It has a medium yield and a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks. The strain prefers a sunny and warm outside environment and performs especially well when kept in a happy outdoor setting.

When grown indoors, you can expect an average yield of about 14 ounces of fresh bud during harvest. It needs an average of 8 to 9 weeks to fully flower.

When grown outdoors in the right environment, Alien Kush can yield approximately 18 ounces of fresh bud per harvest. The plant usually flowers throughout the late summer and will be ready for harvest around mid-October.

THC Content – Highest Test

The THC content of Alien Kush can reach up to as high as 19%, but it’s usually lower than that – with an average of 14%. The moderately low levels of THC make this strain great for beginners or those who want the indica experience without getting too toasty.

CBD Content – Highest Test

Alien Kush only contains about 1% CBD – and there are no reports of it having any more than that.

Medical Benefits of the Alien Kush Strain

Unlike many other strains, Alien Kush has a number of effects and benefits, which make it great for both medicinal and recreational use. One hit initially hits the brain with trippy feelings that are mostly experienced from sativa strains. Eventually, the buzz settles in the body and induces feelings of relaxation.

The strains’ ability to relax helps to soothe headaches, nausea, pain, as well as uplifting mood and increasing appetite.

If Alien Kush is smoked or vaporized, medical users can expect approximately two hours of relief from a number of ailments. These include:

  • Moderate aches and pains, nausea, and headaches.
  • If you use Alien Kush about an hour before bedtime, it can help you to fall asleep with ease.
  • Mood disorders, such as stress and depression, can be positively impacted by the mental uplift associated with this strain.

Possible Side Effects of the Alien Kush Strain

Alien Kush is fairly potent and thus may cause some unwanted side effects in some users. When using the strain, your mouth may feel dry and parched, causing you to search for a way to rehydrate – so be sure to have something to drink on hand.

Other possible side effects include a general feeling of paranoia. This is mostly because you will feel how potent the strain is, and it could make you feel a little disorientated. Alien Kush may also make you feel dizzy and sometimes causes a dry or itchy eye sensation.


Alien Kush is good at making anyone feel truly motivated and uplifted, with only optimistic thoughts running through your head and inspiring you. It can make you feel tingly and giggly, and you will feel its positive high deep into your bones, spurning you on.

This strain is a great option for both recreational and medicinal users since it offers a good mix of mental and physically therapeutic effects. It’s great for relaxing, especially in the evening, and could be just what you need to help get a good night’s sleep.