Black and white marijuana

Black and white marijuana

Black & White is a mostly sativa variety from Norden Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±60 days) and outdoors. Norden Seeds’ Black & White is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Norden Seeds’ Black & White Description

The Black & White is one of the first varieties developed by Norden Seeds and for this strain we have used genetics from a short and really potent Super Skunk, as might be revealed by its name. Black & White has now been sold for many years and many growers have tried this variety and been really happy with it. This means that the genetics of Black & White has successfully been tested for a long period of time.

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Black & White is a little faster plant to flower with a strong aroma of the usual weed smell. The high is strong and heavily stone, 50/50 on the head and body. Sativa/Indica (~65/35).

We recommend growing this strain indoor, for outdoor growing we advise you not to grow them in colder climates than the climate of the Netherlands.

Dark vs white cannabis seeds germination

In the video below you can see a germination comparison. On the left hand side, you can see 9 white Think Different autoflowering seeds. On the right hand side there are 9 dark coloured Think Different seeds.

The autoflower seeds all came from the same batch, meaning that they were produced from the same parent genetics under the same conditions. Seeds were chosen simply on the basis of their appearance. 9 white cannabis seeds and 9 dark coloured Think Different seeds were selected. They were planted in moist (but never soaked) soil and a time lapse video was made.

Note that the white cannabis seeds on the left hand side were the first seeds to germinate, with 8 out of 9 seeds sprouting pretty quickly. In the end all 9 seeds germinated on both sides, which was a 100% score. In terms of white seeds vs dark seeds (cannabis), there was no difference in the germination rates.

Does the colour of your cannabis seeds really matter?

The time lapse video shows that the colour of your cannabis seeds doesn’t have any impact on their germination rates. The colour of the shell casing is simply not an indication of the type of genetics contained inside. Nor is the colour or appearance of the exterior of the cannabis seed a good indicator of any other property, such as the future plant sex, size or potency. Only the genetic material inside the cannabis seed really determines the types of result that you can expect.

Black cannabis seeds germination test results

The dark cannabis seeds (on the right hand side in the video) showed the same germination rate as the white cannabis seeds (left hand side). However, the white cannabis seeds appeared to germinate a little bit faster than the dark cannabis seeds.

White cannabis seeds germination test results

Can white cannabis seeds germinate? One curious result from the white vs dark seeds cannabis video was that the white cannabis seeds appeared to germinate slightly faster than the dark cannabis seeds. This is interesting, since the seeds all contain the same Think Different autoflowering genetics from a recent cannabis seed batch.

One suggestion is that the white cannabis seeds may have a slightly softer shell, allowing the white cannabis seeds a slightly faster germination. The experiment was repeated twice more. On each occasion, the seed germination rates were the same, but the white seeds tended to germinate faster.

Why are some cannabis seeds white and some black?

Even cannabis seeds produced from the same branch of a plant can have quite different appearances. Size, as well as shape and colour can vary. Some cannabis strains can produce seeds that have certain appearance characteristics. White Widow seeds, for example, can often be very small and pale. Frisian Dew seeds can have a slightly grey colour.

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There have been many theories about how the size, shape and colour of cannabis seeds can affect the plants which they eventually produce. In reality, it’s the cannabis genetics inside the seed case which really determines the results that you can expect. The shell of the seed and the markings on it are purely cosmetic and don’t give any clues to the results you can expect.

In the years before Dutch Passion invented feminised cannabis seeds, people would often try to predict which seeds would produce female plants. Of course, this was impossible. But it didn’t stop people going to great lengths, even measuring the weight of individual seeds in an attempt to derive some knowledge from the seeds physical appearance/size.

Is the colour of seeds a cosmetic difference only?

Some dark cannabis seeds have black lines on them (tiger prints), giving them a distinctive appearance. Other seeds have no significant patterns or markings on them at all. Dark black cannabis seeds can be occasionally seen.

You may also see light vs dark cannabis seeds produced from the same plant. But it’s important to note that cosmetic differences between the seed casing is not a factor which defines how the cannabis seeds grow or germinate.

The genetic material in the soft plant tissue inside the seeds is what really determines the type, size, sex and potency of the cannabis you will eventually grow. These genetics, along with the environment you provide, will control the terpenes, cannabinoids, yield and potency of your eventual cannabis harvest.

Why are some cannabis seeds white and some black? It’s just the way that nature has evolved. Seeds from all kinds of plants and trees show similar variations in their appearance.

What should you look out for in a cannabis seed?

Rather than looking at the appearance of a cannabis seed, you should focus more on the quality of breeding which has gone into the seed. Some growers think that only the largest, tiger-striped cannabis seeds will go on to produce the best plants. Yet some strains will never produce seeds like that.

Time spent researching your cannabis seeds and cannabis seed supplier is time wisely spent. Look for a seed supplier with a good track record in cannabis breeding. Preferably look for a cannabis seed supplier that has been around for a long time with a few cannabis cups and plenty of online reference grows for you to check out before you spend your cash.

Knowing whether you prefer e.g. a Kush, a THC rich vs CBD rich strain, a fruity strain or a Skunk strain is a good place to start. If the array of cannabis seed choices can seem overwhelming, the following article may help you select the best strain for you.

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The Black

The Black is a strong 90% indica bred by BC Bud Depot. This strain dates back to the late 1980’s, originating in California and on Vancouver Island in Canada. As characteristic of many indicas, this strain is optimally used for pain relief and as a sleeping aid. The Black was named after its unique growering characteristics: frosty leaves turn from a dark purple to black during flowering, reaching maturity between 8 to 10 weeks.

What is Black Cannabis?

The answer to ‘what is black cannabis?’ can be found by delving into the origin of all marijuana plants.

Why the fuck is my weed black? The simple answer is that it is cannabis plants that have turned black or dark purple. You might have heard of such strains in stores or on the street, or you might even be a grower yourself who was startled and surprised to watch your once vibrant green plants get darker and darker. Why does this happen and what does it mean? Don’t be alarmed, it’s perfectly natural. It might even be better for you. In order to understand why black cannabis happens and what it means, we need to start with the origin of all cannabis plants.

Genetics of color

Environmental conditions and genetics interact with one another to regulate color. Cool climates stimulate your plants to create more anthocyanin, yet some strains are better able to create this compound than others. For example, certain strains like Black produce deep purple, nearly black leaves and buds, in almost any environment.

The theory is that this particular strain has a recessive phenotype that allows it to better convert glucose into anthocyanins. Hybrids from the Black strain can generate a wide range of colors, from purple to reddish and even white. For offspring to remain black, they would need to inherit a recessive gene from each parent plant.

The Origin of Cannabis

The most commonly cultivated type of cannabis is Cannabis sativa and its subspecies, Cannabis sativa L. The latter is more often referred to as hemp because of its lack of psychoactive properties. Because of the early start of cultivation, many very different breeds of cannabis plants are out there, but whether they are classified as different species is a matter of individual opinion since they can all hybridize quite readily and easily. Most are simply defined by the amount of psychoactive compound and the height of the plant, with taller strains of cannabis deriving from warmer climates and shorter ones from colder climates; However, the conditions in which each individual plant is grown greatly affects the outcome. This is an important fact to remember in the understanding of where black cannabis comes from.

The Origin of Black Cannabis

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Nearly all cannabis plants that are grown in warm climates are bright green. Yet when these same breeds of cannabis plants are grown in cold climates, some of them start to show darker colors. Not all of them, mind you, just a few of them. When two of these darker plants are bred together, their offspring will be even darker as long as they are also kept and grown in a cold environment. Some also become darker when experiencing draught or adverse soil conditions. This sort of pattern is a clear signal that it has to do with genetics. The rarity of the trait indicates that it is recessive.

The mathematics behind the genetics of black cannabis are not fully understood yet. However, the fact that the plants that do possess the genes that enable them to become darker under extremes invariably do so indicates that it is beneficial to them in some way.

But why only produce such coloration in the cold, what could be the benefit, and how does it get produced in the first place? The answer to all of these questions has to do with a compound called anthocyanin.

Anthocyanins and How They Work

Anthocyanins are of the flavonoid group of the phytochemicals. Despite the similarity of their name to cyanide, they are actually very good for human health and nutrition. Think of the colors of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and grapes and you have the idea of what anthocyanins bring to the plants they are in. They are a strong pigment, giving the plant that produces them its dark, rich hue. The more anthocyanin that is produced, the darker the color the plant or berry will be. They are almost invariably produced by the plant as a response to stress, either chemical or temperature. Ever heard that berries taste better after being frozen? That would be the anthocyanins. The same things anthocyanins bring to berries and wine, they bring to black cannabis.

Some of the proposed health benefits of anthocyanins to humans include:

  • Improved visual acuity
  • Cancer prevention due to inhibition of tumor growth
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Increased neural function

This all sounds great for people, but what do they do for the plant? The fact that their production is most often triggered by colder climes is a clue. Anthocyanins are natural antifreeze. They help the plant retain water when cold weather would otherwise draw the water out of them, forming ice crystals on the outside of the plant. This also explains why draught is a trigger for anthocyanin production. They also allow the plant to absorb blue and green wave lengths, allowing them to take advantage of low light levels. That’s pretty handy in northern climates. When the weather is warm and conditions are great, there is no need for production of an antifreezing agent or water retention and so the plants become lighter in color or greener and taller.

The Interesting Effect of pH

In addition to the effect of temperature and water levels on coloration of cannabis plants, pH also plays a big role. All cannabis plants prefer soil that is slightly acidic for their optimum growing potential. Interestingly, increasing the pH leads to greater amounts of reddish colors. The more neutral, the more blue coloration will be expressed. An in-between acidity will create purple. Just think about that for a second. Why limit yourself to just green or black cannabis? One could theoretically create a veritable rainbow of cannabis plants simply through slight alterations in soil pH levels. How cool is that?

With all these colors, it makes one wonder if there is any difference between them as far as potency, flavor, and content.

Color’s Effects on the Use and Potency

It is often considered, among those who enjoy the recreational application of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, that the black or darker varieties tend to be stronger. This perception actually has more to do with selective breeding than any inherent increases in psychoactive effects from the pigment. That is, many of those strains that have been singled out for their darker color have also been selectively bred for their higher potency. It’s a case of correlation not indicating causation. The real cause of the psychoactive potency has to do with the levels of a compound called tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The more THC present in the buds of the plant, the greater the psychoactive potency. Hemp is the strain of cannabis that was selectively bred for its lower levels of THC and better application in the production of fibers and other material rather than consumption. Other strains have been selectively bred for greater amounts of THC. The color of the plant seems to have been mostly just a secondary characteristic that largely went unnoticed by most growers in warmer climates.

Even though there is no correlation between color and THC levels, there is no denying the causation of health benefits from higher amounts of anthocyanins. The color of black cannabis can still be an incentive for buying. A successful supplier always knows how to get the buyer’s attention. Richer, darker hues in black, purple, and blue are often considered indicators of richer, more robust flavor due to their association with fruits and berries. How many times have you been reminded of the importance of “tasting the rainbow”? And if, along with the health benefits, the psychedelic potency is also stronger, then you’ve just increased your selling points tenfold.

Black cannabis strains

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The following strains are known to express black characteristics:

  • The Black
  • Vietnamese Black
  • Black Domina
  • Black Diesel
  • Black Widow
  • Black Jack
  • Black Mamba

So, looking to create black cannabis? Start with a strain known to produce black phenotypes. Put it under intense light and keep the growing environment nice and cool. Make sure your pH is closer to neutral while still in the optimal pH for cannabis cultivation. Do not overwater.

To keep the black going, avoid hybridization with a non-black strain. Your plants will likely begin to express their color during flowering as the herb ages.

Truth Strain

Truth Strain

The Truth by True Canna Genetics is a rare indica-dominant strain that crosses Triangle Kush with a SFV OG and a backcrossed Chemdawg hybrid. Its heavy painkilling properties are accented by an earthy, spicy aroma characteristic of Kush varieties. The Truth is a colorful high-yielding strain that flowers in 63 days indoors or in early October for outdoor gardens.

What Is The Truth Strain?

It is a sativa-leaning hybrid that’s a cross of SFV OGChemdawg, and Triangle Kush, a descendent of the legendary OG Kush. It is worth noting that Triangle Kush is a clone-only strain. True Canna Genetics created The Truth, which is arguably the closest thing you’ll find to the incredible OG Kush weed that was available a few decades ago.

It is worth using this strain if you have an urgent task to complete or if a deadline is approaching fast.

About The Truth

The Truth will set you free. No, seriously. This is an incredibly relaxing high bred by True Canna Genetics that will have you putting stress, pain, and depression behind you, even if only for a few hours at a time. So in this case, The Truth really does set you free!

By crossing Chemdawg and Super Skunk, or in some cases Triangle Kush, SFV, and backcrossed with Chemdawg, breeders have gifted the world with an utterly charming bud that boasts flavors so intense it’ll leave you wondering if you love it or hate it. For some the pungent flavors prove to be too much, however, for those that love Kush and Skunk strains, you are in luck. The Truth is heavy on both of those typically strong flavors of skunk and diesel with spicy aromas that cut the earthiness of the taste. The buds are colorful and bright, with green tones and orange hairs indicative of the Skunk family.

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The effects are sensational, with highs and lows that come on in waves, leaving you energetic but relaxed, focused, and creative, and most of all completely at ease. The initial punch of the high is a cerebral rush that brings with it a burst of positivity and social butterfly wings. You’ll find yourself wanting to chat and share ideas. You’ll be highly focused, albeit a bit euphoric, and totally buzzed from head to toe. The come down won’t show for a few hours, so enjoy this long-lasting feeling.

You’ll quickly discover that The Truth gives you an invigorating cerebral high that makes you feel creative. The burst of energy it provides should also ensure you have the desire to get things done. It is worth using this strain if you have an urgent task to complete or if a deadline is approaching fast, and you’re all out of ideas.

Users also report feeling happy and notice a smile remaining on their faces for a long time. The body high eventually appears but is mild enough to ensure you’re never couch-locked. Novices and individuals with a low THC tolerance may find themselves getting sleepy, but only if they use a relatively large amount. If you’re looking for something to help you sleep, there are better strains for the job.

Aroma

Despite the different aromas associated with its lineage, The Truth has a relatively straightforward scent. It offers a combination of pine, earthiness, and hints of fruit. Users also find that it is a pungent strain, so exercise caution when using it. Remember, using cannabis in public places remains illegal!

Flavor

The earthiness is also apparent in its taste, along with hints of wood, spice, and berries. It is an unusual flavor mixture but is generally popular amongst users.

Appearance

Although The Truth resembles early OG Kush in some ways, it has a different aesthetic. This strain has denser buds and a higher level of trichome coverage. The brightly colored buds are pleasing to look at, and the orange pistils enhance its appearance.

The Truth Grow Info

Unfortunately, we’re unable to find a great deal of information on cultivating this strain. However, from what we have learned, it is likely that if you purchase The Truth seeds, growing them requires plenty of hard work. It is probably not the best option if you’re a novice grower. It is also probable that The Truth isn’t as resilient to pests and mold as some of the more widely-available strains on the market.

Based on its genetics, The Truth should grow reasonably well indoors or outdoors. However, if you choose to cultivate it outside, it requires a warm climate with lots of sunshine. Outdoor-grown The Truth can yield around 12 ounces a plant and is ready for harvesting by the end of October.

When cultivated indoors, The Truth produces approximately 12 ounces per square meter. As it is sativa-leaning, its flowering time is fairly long, at between 9 and 11 weeks.

THC Content – Highest Test

The Truth is a relatively potent strain with a THC content of between 18% and 22%, with 20% the average.

CBD Content – Highest Test

This strain has approximately 1% CBD. This is considered fairly high for cannabis that isn’t specifically bred to produce CBD.

Medical Benefits of The Truth Strain

The Truth is growing in prominence as a possible medical marijuana strain. The combination of high THC and a decent amount of CBD means you could try it for various reasons. The famed cerebral high of this strain helps you forget your troubles and focus on being happy. As a result, consider it if you have stress, depression, or anxiety.

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Medically, this strain is a Godsend. With a host of different uses, it’s no wonder users rave about their experiences. If you suffer from stress, depression, bipolar, or other mood disorders, this strain’s mood boosting and energetic properties will have you feeling like your best self in no time. Because it is also effective in sedation, this is a great strain to use if you struggle with chronic pain or muscle spasms.

This high yielding plant is a home grower’s dream come true. Easy to grow, bright and airy with a flowering time of only 9 weeks on average – what isn’t there to love? If you are an indoor grower and require discretion, try a smell proof system.

As with many pungent strains, you either love it or you hate it. As the poll results rush in, this one seems to be on the love it side. The positive effects far outweigh the drawbacks some find in the flavors, so if you are interested in an uplifting bud whose blissful phase lasts throughout the hours-long high, you’ve come to the right place. The Truth is a strain you can’t just love once. Like with most good things, you’ll come back for seconds.

Whiteout Strain

Whiteout Strain

Parent strains Super Silver Haze and The White were brought together to create this uplifting hybrid strain. Whiteout delivers intense euphoria paired with an alert, focused effect sure to satisfy your daytime needs. These frosty light green buds shimmer in light and will hit you with a pungenst zesty lemon aroma that would be expected of a Super Silver Haze offspring.

Strain Information

Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica

THC: 19%

Whiteout is an evenly balanced hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) strain created through crossing the vivid Super Silver Haze X The White strains. This bud is one of the frostiest on the market – each tight little nug is completely packed full of tiny bright white crystal trichomes that practically drip off of them. Bright orange hairs can be detected barely through the layers of trichomes. Whiteout has a pungent yet zesty fragrance of lemon and haze with a floral earthy effect that’s released as the nugs are broken apart. The flavor is of sweet tangy lemon and herbs with a touch of fresh earthy haze upon exhale that’s incredibly smooth and zesty. Almost immediately after exhale, you’ll feel a euphoric rush smash into your brain, pulling you up into hazy happiness that doesn’t seem to have any ceiling whatsoever. As this effect grows, you’ll feel an influx of creativity that leaves you making anything and everything that comes to mind with ease. These long-lasting effects in combination with its high 19% average THC level make Whiteout the ideal choice to treat conditions such as chronic fatigue, mood swings, depression, and stress.

About Whiteout

Bred in Mallorca, Spain from legendary parent strains, Super Silver Haze and The White, Whiteout is a 50-50 hybrid strain. It’s focusing, creative and mood-boosting effects make it ideal for use any time of day, but especially for wake and bakes. Some users have even gone so far as to replace their morning cup of joe with this strain of cannabis. Whiteout gives you a quick-acting high that will take hold within moments of the first hit. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t consider themselves a morning person, Whiteout can boost the mood of even the grumpiest riser. Some users report mind clarity effects, which lends itself well to people seeking something to help take straighten out their thoughts or quiet their mind.

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Due to the balanced nature of this strain and the mild THC content of 19%, it’s unlikely that Whiteout will produce much anxiety and paranoia in its users. Also, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a smokable cannabis strain that doesn’t come with cottonmouth and dry eyes but both of those are easily treatable with eye drops and a glass of water. If discretion is important to you, it’s best to keep this strain in a smell proof container or consider vaporizing or edibles. We say this because this strain, in particular, is especially odorous. Those who think of themselves as connoisseurs will recognize this strain’s warm scent. It comes off as citrus—namely lemon and orange—and when smoked, some might even notice floral qualities. The taste is very similar to its scent with some tropical and earthy notes to accent the citrus. Rather than spend your whole day, night or weekend stressed about the week’s woes, friend drama, or other stressors, light up a bowl of Whiteout and enjoy yourself. Aside from helping your mood, Whiteout is a common medicinal strain for the treatment of common conditions such as PTSD and attention deficit disorders. While there isn’t a lot of available information on the best growth practices or seed availability of this strain, some conjectures can be made from what is known about the parent strains. As a 50-50 hybrid, Whiteout tends to stay compact. Its small size makes it a strong candidate for indoor grow operations and other small spaces. Like most cannabis plants, yields are most bountiful when growing conditions, such as light, humidity, and temperature have been carefully regulated. Though Whiteout isn’t the highest-yielding plant available, it’s a sturdy plant with strong stems and branches that are well-suited to support dense buds. Buds of the Whiteout Plant will be tightly packed when grown properly and sprinkled with a fine resinous dusting of white powder. The leaves will appear light green underneath this dusting and there will be a strong contrast of orange hairs throughout. In most cases, the Whiteout plant will produce 12 to 14 ounces per square meter when grown indoors and on the higher end of that range when grown outdoors.

Typical Effects

Upon the first hit, the Whiteout high takes effect. The cerebral rush smashes right into you, hitting first in your head then making its way slowly down your spine and into your core. The warming sensation fills you from limb to limb, kicking you into a euphoric state and easing down your mind and body. The creative energy starts to flow and focus begins to sharpen. As your motivation rides high, now would be the best time to zip through your to-do list or begin an art project you’ve been meaning to get to.

As this is a relatively energetic strain, you’ll find it’s suited well for those who struggle with mood disorders such as depression, stress, and mild cases of bipolar or borderline personality disorder. Fatigue and generalized sleep issues that cause next day drowsiness (for example, restless leg syndrome) can greatly benefit from this strain. Because of its ability to add energy to your day, you’ll find that you are uplifted and alert through the waking hours and very ready for sleep by nightfall. The mild sedative in the strain is also good for pain and cramping.

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Whiteout is a fairly easy plant to get going, though you’ll want to keep greenhouse environments for it to flourish. Whether that is indoors or out, you’ll want a steady climate for best results. The flowering time of this non-feminized strain is around 9 weeks and will produce an above average yield in the right conditions. It is recommended for intermediate growers.

The influx of creativity that this strain provides is perfect for artists, musicians, or even professionals hoping to get over a slump. The hazy bliss makes this any time strain a real mood booster, so whether you are reaching for it as an afternoon delight or an evening wind down, you’ll find it has everything you need.

Can weed be white

Can weed be white

What is Albinism in Plants?

Albinism is a condition classified as the loss of pigmentation. In plants, however, this could be detrimental to a plant’s survival, as a lack of pigmentation means a lack of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a special pigment in plants that absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun, and is what causes plants to be green in color. It’s an active player in photosynthesis, so without chlorophyll, plants have no way of absorbing sunlight and receiving proper nutrients.

Although many photos can be found on the Internet of albino cannabis and white weed strains, the survival of an albino marijuana plant is most likely a myth. Without a sufficient amount of chlorophyll, it’s unlikely that an albino plant could live long enough to produce buds of any sort. Albinism in cannabis is, essentially, a genetic defect that will hinder the growth of your plant. Even if an albino cannabis plant could survive and produce flowers, the buds in question would have very low THC due to the lack of nutrients it received during its growth.

White Cannabis: How is it Possible?

White cannabis does not always occur because of a genetic trait like albinism. Instead, it can occur due to many other factors such as light bleach, powdery mildew, or as a side-effect of cross-breeding strains.

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If you notice parts of your cannabis plant turning shades of white, this could be due to light bleach. Light bleach occurs when your plants are overexposed to direct, constant light at high temperatures. This discoloration is most likely to occur on top branches, leaves and buds, since these are the parts of the plant likely to have longer exposure to direct, artificial light. Light bleach very rarely occurs with outdoor plants and is typically only a symptom of indoor growth. Learn how to deal with light burn in our article on the topic.

Sometimes, your so-called albino weed could be due not to albinism, but rather to something more deadly to your plant such as powdery mildew. If your plants have no genetic defects to your knowledge but are producing all-white weed, they could be infected with a fungus that’s very unhealthy to smoke and deadly to the survival of your plants. You can tell it’s powdery mildew from the unpleasant smell and its powder-like appearance on the buds, stems and leaves.

White Strains

There are many strains of cannabis that are bred to grow white weed buds. These strains are not carriers of the albinism trait, but are bred to have prominent white-colored crystals of resin form on their surface. The most famous white weed strain is probably White Widow, a cross between a Brazilian Sativa and an Indian Indica, and which is characterized by its all-white weed buds and prominent crystallization.

Albino Weed? Think Again

Next time you come across some all-white weed, you might need to think twice before you decide to consume it. There are a variety of reasons why weed can appear white in color, with albinism being the most interesting but rarest of them all. So, unless your weed has been purposefully bred to appear white in color, you might want to steer clear and stick to the good ol’ green stuff.

Albinism in cannabis plants

Pure white cannabis plants do exist and emerge from time to time. However, this isn’t exactly the result of a successful and accurate breeding project, and it certainly isn’t intentional (most of the time). Pure, bright white cannabis plants are actually the result of albinism. Much like in animals, albinism can also occur in plants and is the result of a lack of pigmentation.

The pigment that usually makes cannabis leaves and flowers green is known as chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is an absolutely vital component in the life of plants as it plays a major role in the process of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis is the process of converting light into sugars in order for plants to survive and thrive. The chlorophyll present within cannabis leaves is used to absorb the light in the first place.

So, although the white appearance of albino cannabis plants might look spectacular and impressive, it’s actually a massive genetic disadvantage. The pure white aesthetic is a sign of a huge lack of chlorophyll, meaning that albino plants are almost incapable of carrying out the process of photosynthesis and therefore cannot generate the energy they need in order to survive and reproduce.

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Busting myths

Some cannabis enthusiasts state the argument that albino cannabis plants don’t actually exist, and that all photographic evidence of this phenomenon is either false, or depicts other conditions instead of albinism.

This argument is in some ways reasonable, after all, how can a plant that is unable to carry out photosynthesis going to survive long enough to reach a respectable size?

Some of the sceptics out there believe that cannabis albinism isn’t albinism at all, and is simply a case of chlorosis. Chlorosis is a condition that can set-in due to a lack of nutrients in the soil. However, true albinism is a condition in which very little chlorophyll is produced from the get-go.

It is highly unlikely for a fully-albino cannabis plant to reach maturity for obvious reasons. However, partial albino plants, known as variegated plants, feature only slight albinism. These only have specific patches of white leaves and buds that are void of the green pigment. The rest of the plant is indeed green, loaded with chlorophyll, and able to photosynthesise.

The causes of albinism in cannabis

Albinism can have numerous causes. Both environmental and genetic factors may play a role. Environmental conditions such as growing media, light, and temperature can all contribute to plant albinism.

However, genetic factors are reported to play a much more fundamental role in the rare condition. Albinism has been shown to be a recessive trait, with the pigment defect probably caused by incompatibilities between nuclear and chloroplast genomes.

Hybridisation is also believed to be a major cause of albinism. Cannabis growers and breeders sometimes backcross strains in order to tease out desired recessive traits that specific strains posses. In doing so, this process may cause albino traits to express themselves.

False albinism

Just because a cannabis plant starts to display a white aesthetic does not mean it is expressing albino traits. For example, plants can start to turn shades of white due to bleaching caused by lighting.

Sometimes, when the top buds and leaves of a tall cannabis plant get too close to the light source due to explosive growth, the intensity of the light may become too much. This occurrence can end up bleaching, which gives the overexposed parts of the plant a white appearance.

Albinism is ultimately a genetic fault within a cannabis plant. If you are a grower or breeder that is seeking to maximise flower output, growth speed, and strain potency, albino plants will only get in the way of productivity and progress.

However, growers who have time on their hands may want to pursue albino cannabis plants out of experimental curiosity. These plants won’t do you any favours in terms of a potent and large stash, but they will certainly contribute toward some

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White hennessy

Hennessy OG, also called “Hennessy Kush,” is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain. While there is little is known about the lineage of this strain, we know that Hennessy OG features three dominant terpenes: Pinene, Limonene, and Caryophyllene. This strain will make you feel uplifted and relaxed, eventually giving way to intense hunger. Hennessy OG tastes wonderfully fruity, with a citrus berry flavor that features notes of grape on the exhale. With a high THC content, medical marijuana patients choose this strain to relieve symptoms associated with depression, stress, inflammation, and pain. According to growers, Hennessy OG flowers into heart-shaped buds with light green foliage and orange hairs that appear pink from a dusting of trichomes. If you’ve smoked, dabbed, or consumed this strain before, tell us about your experience by leaving a review.

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The White is a potent hybrid marijuana strain known for having a distinct lack of odor or flavor. The White gives off a high that is usually described as providing equal body and head sensations. This mysterious strain—originally called “Triangle” and supposedly from somewhere in Florida—is aptly named. The White is covered with so many white trichomes that buds look like they were rolled in confectioner’s sugar. While it looks much like an OG in structure and certainly has the potency associated with the best OG Kush cuts, it has little of the smell or flavor found in those West Coast favorites. Those who do not enjoy the flavor and aroma of cannabis opt for this strain over more pungent varieties. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with insomnia.

Hennessy OG

This special strain of unknown origin has a wonderful fruity, citrusy scent with a berry/grape taste. The presence of limonene makes this a wonderful daytime medicine. Hennessy has a high amount of THC and also has B-caryophyllene that may make it helpful as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medicine. Patients have reported using this strain to treat muscle spasm, relieve plan and to help them relax without sleepiness.

About The White

The White is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis. Also referred to as Triangle by some fans and breeders, it is unrelated to the infamous White Widow, although it shares that strain’s heavy production of trichomes. Cannabis lab Analytical 360 has measured THC levels of The White at between 25 and 30%.

Medium sized and very dense, buds of The White are notable for a distinct lack of pungency. A substantial coating of trichomes gives leaves a silvery-white appearance. Buds have a bit of earthiness when ground and burned. Smoke is very smooth and tastes of dank pine when exhaled. 

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The White’s high arrives quickly in the form of bracing cerebral energy. Even with small doses, users describe a capacity for intense focus, making this a valuable strain for treatment of ADD or ADHD. Energizing and with almost no feelings of body stone, The White is a particularly thoughtful strain, useful for general contemplation or specific problem-solving tasks. Because of The White’s potency, novice users are advised to moderate initial intake so as to avoid the potential paranoia or anxiety.

The White is a clone-only strain, meaning that in order to achieve the characteristic plant structure and cerebral high, it can only be grown via clippings from a mature plant of the same variety. As an Indica, it can be grown indoors and will begin flowering within six to seven weeks. Growers should trim any undergrowth of broad fan leaves to allow buds on the lower part of the plant to flourish. Growers may also want to allow The White’s trademark trichomes to fully coat the flowers before harvesting.

A powerhouse Indica, The White is a prime choice for daytime or nighttime use in creative settings or mindsets. Because of its mild scent and taste, it can also be used in cannabis butter or other infusions to add psychoactivity without any pungent flavor.

Strain Information

Sativa Dominant Hybrid – 80% Sativa / 20% Indica

Jack White, also known as “Jack Widow” or “White Jack” to some members of the cannabis community, is an insanely potent cross of the world-famous Jack Herer X White Widow strains. This celebrity child is a sativa dominant hybrid (80% sativa/20% indica) strain that boasts a THC level ranging from 18-28% on average. Jack White has bright neon green fluffy popcorn-shaped nugs with olive green and gold undertones as well as a spattering of fluffy rich amber and fiery orange hairs. Paying tribute to its White Widow heritage, Jack White nugs are completely caked in a thick layer of white crystal trichomes and sweet syrupy resin. These nugs have a peppery aroma with a hint of skunky citrus as well as an earthy mango taste with a pungent skunky exhale. Jack White has a predominantly sativa cerebral head high that leaves you with a high energy head buzz and a sense of focused motivation. When taken in small doses, Jack White is an ideal strain for day use, but when taken in large doses, the indica effects become apparent and leave you sedated and couch-locked. Due to these potent effects, Jack White is an ideal strain for treating conditions such as chronic stress, anxiety disorders, and insomnia.

White Widow

Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica,  White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990s. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity. White Widow’s genetics have given rise to many other legends like White Russian, White Rhino, and Blue Widow. Still, many growers prefer cultivation of the original White Widow, which flowers in about 60 days indoors.

White Widow is a hybrid strain that many have been familiar with since the early 90’s. This strain has global popularity and can easily be found atop a menu at almost any Amsterdam coffee shop. The prevalence of White Widow has greatly increased due to the television show Weeds and references within the rap industry. This strain holds a pretty balanced 60:40 sativa/indica ratio ( Brazil Sativa X South Indian Indica) that leads one to a cognitive driven high with a relaxing undertone. Patients will opt for White Widow if they’re seeking a strain that allows them to unwind and relax while still maintaining a sense of mental awareness. This strain is especially good for depression, stress, pain, and PTSD. White Widow gets its name from the fact that it is literally blanketed in white crystals. Beware though, this sweet sugary smoke starts out light but expands dramatically which can lead to heavy coughing; especially if you’re a novice smoker. When it comes to smell, you can expect a citrus and peppery scent that is accompanied by a lemony aftertaste. This strain is perfect for outdoor activities like hanging out at the beach or taking a nice walk.

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Skinny mint

Thin Mint, a hybrid cross containing Durban Poison and OG Kush genetics, is a phenotype of the legendary GSC strain. Dark green and royal purple hues peek through a heavy coat of crystals, with a sweet minty smell that gives a full explanation of this strain’s name. Thin Mint calls upon the powers of its indica, sativa, and hybrid ancestors for a powerful full-body effect that gives this strain its sterling reputation. The high psychoactivity of this strain is not for novice consumers, but patients with a variety of symptoms are giving Thin Mint their seal of approval: severe pain, nausea, swelling, insomnia, and appetite loss are no match for the potency of Thin Mint.

About Thin Mint Cookies

The Thin Mint Cookies cannabis strain is a phenotype or lookalike of the famous Girl Scout Cookies strain. While not an exact hereditary replica of Girl Scouts, Thin Mint Cookies is similar in its observable characteristics. The strain became a hybrid when crossed with OG Kush and Durban Poison. An almost perfectly balanced hybrid, Thin Mint Cookies is 50 percent Sativa and 50 percent Indica.

The buds of Thin Mint Cookies smell like mint, hence the name, and taste sweet. Purple and dark green, this strain has a dense coat of crystals. As a hybrid and a copy of a legendary strain, Thin Mint marshals the forces of Indica and Sativa to give a powerfully blended potency. Thin Mint Cookie aficionados describe the sensation as both mental and physical. The body may feel sleepy and hungry, while the mind stays active and creative.

This strain is for the medically needy as it treats the pain, nausea, and appetite loss often found in serious disorders. THC content is high but CBD levels are low, making it unsuitable to calm seizure sufferers. Choose it for the sleepy effect and the waves of pain relief.

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While it also alleviates insomnia, arthritis, and stress, casual and recreational users often choose this strain due to its name recognition. In 2013, Thin Mint Cookies’ parent, Girl Scout Cookies, won 1st place for a Hybrid in the Cannabis Cup held in Denver, CO. The Thin Mint Cookie strain has placed in the top three in competitions in California and Washington.

To differentiate the strains, experts in the laboratory focus on the terpene and cannabinoid profiles because all cannabis buds produce THC. High terpene found in Thin Mint Cookies suggests its ancestry to Girl Scout Cookies, the caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool say Kush, while THCV indicates Durban Poison.

Because it is a child of famous strain, the hereditary lineage of Thin Mint Cookies is of interest. The original breeders of Girl Scout Cookies told High Times magazine that they crossed a mystery strain (F1) that they called their “secret sauce” with Durban Poison and OG Kush.

High Times’ laboratory analysis of a Girl Scout Cookie lookalike found (in percent mass): 1.16% CBG; 22.3% THC; 0.07% THCV; 0.17% linalool; 0.39% myrcene; 0.37% limonene; 0.71% caryophyllene.

A phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies, the Thin Mint Cookie cannabis strain is a lookalike with similar properties. The strain provides potent medical relief due to its sleep-inducing properties, pain relief, and nausea relief. Recreational users may appreciate it for its cerebral and creative effects.

Strain Information

Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica

THC: 20% – 28%

This is another indica-dominant strain with THC percentage of 28%. This is the winner of third place in the ‘2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup’. The buds of this plant are found to be denser and are appearing in green color with traces of purple color. There is a thick layer of crystals all over. The strain gives off a sweet and minty aroma thereby giving the complete meaning of its name. Similar to the aromas, the flavors of this strain are also found to be minty and sweet. Having got the powers of both indica and sativa strains from the ancestors, this strain is able to provide a whole body effect thereby providing the strain with the exceptional fame. As this strain is known to give higher psycho-activity, this is not advised for the beginners. Thin Mint is known to be effective for the symptoms of pain, sleep disorders, loss of appetite, nausea and swelling. This can also be taken for depression, stress, muscle spasm and tremors.

Grow information

Thin Mint is suitable to grow indoors or outdoors in warm climates, producing average-sized yields of trichome-laden colas around a nine-week flowering cycle. According to the cannabis seed bank Seedsman, Thin Mint plants can grow between 75 to 175 centimeters, or 2  1/2 to 5  3/4 feet, in height.

A true modern cannabis legend

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is also known as Thin Mint GSC or simply Thin Mint. She’s an incredible popular phenotype from the famous and influential strain Girl Scout Cookies (GSC).

This crossing of Durban Poison and OG Kush produces a sweet, minty, and earthy smell, thus the name. Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is an ultra-potent indica/sativa hybrid that harnesses the power of its ancestors to induce a potent full-body effect that leaves users feeling relaxed, euphoric, and uplifted.

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Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is a strain of moderate growing difficulty. The plant flowers for 8-9 weeks, after which you can harvest the heavy trichome-coated buds with dark green and purple hues.

Potential Positive Effects of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

The high psycho-activity of this strain is for experienced users who will enjoy feeling physically relaxed and hungry while their minds remain fresh, creative, and active. Users have reported feeling energized and refreshed mentally, remaining elated, positive, and enlightened even after the effects wore off.

Potential Negative Effects of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

Since this strain is a balanced hybrid with an average THC content of 24 percent, new users should be careful when consuming Thin Mint GSC. Too much of this strain can result in negative feelings of dizziness, anxiousness, and/or paranoia, and nobody wants to feel like that.

Lineage of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mint GSC is a popular and delicious 50/50 hybrid strain that owes its lineage to Durban Poison and OG Kush. Its long-lasting effects are both mental and physical, and it’s a go-to choice for both medical and recreational users.

Thin Mint GSC is identifiable by its dark green and royal purple hues. The buds of Thin Mint GSC are layered in a dense coat of crystal-like trichomes, which adds something extra special to the already sweet and minty taste of this hybrid.

Tora Bora strain

Tora Bora strain

Tora Bora is an almost pure indica strain with powerfully heavy effects meant for high-tolerance cannabis veterans. Named after the region near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, DNA Genetics bred this 99% indica strain by combining L.A. Confidential and X18 Pure Pakistani. The result is a resin-loaded, spicy-smelling indica that can appear almost blue in its coloration. Few strains will deliver better relief for pain and insomnia, and recreational consumers will enjoy the intensity of Tora Bora as long as no plans are made to leave the house. Tora Bora finishes its vegetative cycle quickly and flowers in just a short 8 to 9 weeks indoors.

About Tora Bora

Tora Bora is a strain that’s prized for being one of the few pure indica choices out on the market these days, as X18 Pakistani and LA Confidential birthed this amazing lovechild. Bred by the geniuses at DNA Genetics, Tora Bora is a super potent strain that users love for treating medical conditions. A unique flavor profile and long-lasting high make this strain nearly perfect.

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Boasting a modest amount of THC, Tora Bora typically winds up averaging around 17% or so. While that’s not particularly intense, what is intense is the taste of this strain. Multiple notes of pine will hit your palate in ways that you didn’t think was even possible, with a light hint of berry just to brighten things up a bit.

Scents of hash and candy mix with its flavor profile to create a bud that’ll keep you coming back for more. Many users comment about Tora Bora’s appearance, as it’s so slick with resin that it almost looks oily. With a blue overtone, you’ll notice nugs have long orange pistils and oversized trichomes.

Clear your calendar before you take a hit of Tora Bora, because you might not be able to do much while you’re high. Since this strain is 100% indica, you’ll experience hard-hitting relaxation from head to toe. Many users note they feel a bit disconnected during their high, which is pleasing rather than anxiety-inducing. A buzz will wash over your body and slightly numb you as well, leaving you fairly sedated for the next few hours.

If you have chronic pain, muscle spasms, or nearly any kind of medical condition that bothers you, Tora Bora will take the edge off and then some. It’s a great sedative if you suffer from insomnia or stress, and you’ll literally feel your body melting away as you experience its high. It’s quite honestly hard to find a strain that will do a better job of pain relief than Tora Bora.

You’d think that such a powerful strain might be hard to grow, but this gal makes things easy on you. Thriving in an outside, indoor, or greenhouse environment, she just needs basic love and attention during her 8 to 9 week flowering cycle. With a subtle aroma that won’t make your neighbors suspicious, she’ll bless you with a nicely sized yield.

As long as you’re staying put for the next few hours, give Tora Bora a try. You may not get much done if she becomes your daily smoke, but used occasionally for deep relaxation and pain relief, this strain will find its way into your heart in no time.

 Strain Information

Tora Bora is a 100% pure indica hybrid strain created by breeders at the infamous Reserva Privida farms as a potent cross between the hugely popular LA Confidential X X-18 Pakistani strains. This dank bud boasts a moderate average THC level ranging from 17-22% and a combination of powerful indica effects. Tora Bora users describe the high as having an extremely hard-hitting onset that leaves you immediately relaxed in both mind and body and extremely spacey. You’ll experience significant numbing buzzy pain relief that starts in the head and neck and slowly creeps its way throughout the rest of your body. As it spreads, the high will slowly start to melt you into wherever you are sitting and will increase in sedation. Eventually, you’ll fall into a deep and peaceful sleep. Due to these effects, this bud is ideal for treating pain, insomnia, and nerve damage. Tora Bora has an aroma of earthy pungent pine and a taste of sweet crisp pine with a hint of pungent earth upon exhale. Tora Bora buds have long fluffy forest green nugs with sparse almost translucent amber hairs. These nugs are dusted with a light layer chunky oversized trichomes and sweet sticky resin.

A heavy-hitter with high yields

If you are looking for that ideal strain to relieve yourself from stress, anxiety, and pain, look no further than Tora Bora. This 99% indica-dominant plant is a product of LA Confidential and X18 Pure Pakistani, making it a powerful strain that can be used for both medical and recreational purposes.

With its strong calming and pacifying effects, Tora Bora is classified by its users as a “heavy hitter” that could deliver a potent enough kick to satisfy even the most experienced cannabis smokers out there. More interestingly, Tora Bora also renders high yields, but it is best grown indoors. Tora Bora can churn out up to 550g/m² come harvest.

Type of High

Tora Bora cannabis strain induces a typical indica high with a calming, sedative effect that will help you get to sleep at night. It is recommended for experienced users and anyone suffering from arthritis, insomnia, or inflammation.

Typically recommended for evening or nighttime use, Tora Bora comes with sedating and relaxing effects that can help users fall asleep. This strain is often given out in the medical field to those who experience insomnia and other sleep-related issues. Maybe life’s worries and stressors are keeping you up at night? Maybe the wheels in your head won’t stop turning at 3am?

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Whatever the case may be, Tora Bora can help you get a good night’s rest. When planted and harvested, Tora Bora marijuana seeds produce a fruity and earthy aroma as plants. You’ll likely notice an aftertaste of hash, pine, and spice. It almost feels like you’re drinking herbal tea right before bed.

Why do Patients Use Tora Bora?

Few strains are as potent at pain relief as Tora Bora. Though many other varieties of strong Indica’s have strong sedative effects, the restorative sleep that can be achieved with Tora Bora is legendary. It is the perfect strain for those dealing with insomnia and chronic pain. It is best consumed at night and is not good for use during the day for social or mental activity.

Medical Uses of Tora Bora

  • Pain relief
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Side-Effects

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
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Train Wreck Trail

Trainwreck is a mind-bending, potent sativa with effects that hit like a freight train. Mexican and Thai sativas were bred with Afghani indicas to produce this Northern California staple, passing on a sweet lemon and spicy pine aroma. Trainwreck begins its speedy hurtle through the mind with a surge of euphoria, awakening creativity and happiness. Migraines, pain, and arthritis are mowed down by Trainwreck’s high-THC content, and many patients also use it for relief of anxiety, ADD/ADHD, and PTSD. Trainwreck flowers tend to finish early when growing outdoors, while indoor gardens are ready for harvest after 8 weeks. Trainwreck is thought to be a combination of a Lowland Thai variety that was brought back to the US in an attempt to mimic Thai Stick.  Crossing that with a Mexican Sativa (brick weed) and Afghani stock produced this plant that finishes fairly quickly once flowering is triggered.  The strain was perfected and popularized in Humboldt County, California, particularly Arcata, where the “E-32? (meaning type E, 32nd rotation) Trainwreck became the eventual popular “mother”.

About Trainwreck

Trainwreck is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis with a spicy taste reminiscent of pepper. Like many Sativa hybrids Trainwreck provides a very intense cerebral high with effects that are mood enhancing and euphoric.

What makes Trainwreck different from many other hybrid strains is that it still displays most of its Indica effects as well – covering the body in a nice, warm, pain-numbing buzz.

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Trainwreck, when it is properly grown, retains the lazy couchlock feelings of an Indica and the cerebral stimulation of a Sativa, making it an extremely popular and sought after strain in cannabis dispensaries. Apart from the usual dryness of mouth and eyes, some users may experience paranoia, anxiety and dizziness.

Even with its Indica effects in tact, Trainwreck still provides a mostly-Sativa high with ADHD, PTSD and stress most often listed as its top medical uses. Properly grown Trainwreck is also used to alleviate chronic joint aches and muscle stiffness. From many user’s accounts only a few hits are needed to induce both the cerebral effects and a body high complete with couchlock.

This strain was supposedly the creation of two Californian brothers back in the late 1970s. It is a mix of three other strains Thai (Sativa), Mexican (Sativa) and Afghani (Indica). In its true form, Trainwreck is ninety percent Sativa and only ten percent Indica. As the story goes the two brothers had to pull their crop early because there was a nasty train wreck that happened near their grow site and they didn’t want it discovered, thus the name.

Trainwreck can grow well both indoors and outdoors. Plants of this strain grow fairly tall but the Indica in them causes them fill out well. Inside grown in hydro a single plant can yield up to 500 grams in a square meter. When grown in soil outside Trainwreck plants are ready for harvesting early October and can yield up to 700 grams. This strain flowers somewhere between eight and ten weeks.

For the longest time Trainwreck was only available in clone form but more recently a few places have been able to recreate seeds of the strain. There are several others that have tried to imitate the strain under the same name, some with great success. Real Trainwreck will have thin leaves and dense buds full of resin. The buds give off a strong citrus smell as they ripen.

Place of origin

A very old variety dating back to at least the early 1980s, Trainwreck is a bit of a mystery thanks to a couple different origin stories. However, the common thread in these stories is Thai, Mexican, and Afghani plants, all of which were common in the Arcata and Humboldt County areas of Northern California. Train Wreck is a clone-only strain that stems from Arcata, California. The variety is composed of 40% sativa and 60% indica genetics. The high produced by Train Wreck is just as balanced as its genes; it starts off cerebral, stimulating, and creative, then levels out into an intense and long-lasting body high. The flowers of the strain are highly resinous, offering a THC content of over 21%. Other cannabinoid content includes 0.77% CBD and 0.1% CBN. The strain is reported to be an effective pain-reliever.

What to expect

Notoriously potent and racy, Trainwreck is a variety for true sativa lovers, but it also packs a strong indica punch towards the end that leaves most users a little dazed and sleepy after the somewhat heart-racing start. This one is for experienced smokers only; too much can have you peeking out the windows and calling the cops on yourself.

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How to spot it

If you’re fortunate enough to see a live plant, Trainwreck is known for its… well, train wreck of a growth structure. It has spindly, weak branches and oddly shaped flowers that seem to jut out at random. In its dried flower form, it has a silver appearance and a pale green color, but the scent is the best way to tell it apart from the pack.

Smell/Flavor

Trainwreck has a very complex lemon-menthol-pine scent and flavor, with an interesting sweetness and an acrid side. Though the smell is certainly pungent, the flavor really steals the show when well-grown, hanging in the mouth and sinuses for what seems like an eternity.

Trainwreck is a cultivar with mysterious origins, most particularly about the meaning behind its name. Legend has it Trainwreck was so named because the original cut grew on a hill the same summer there was a train crash in the Humboldt region. Other sources claim the strain was named for the immediate slam of mental invigoration it had on users, which hit the mind like a runaway train.

OG Trainwreck

OG Wreck, a hybrid cross between the famed OG Kush and Trainwreck, is a potent sativa-dominant strain with powerful cerebral effects and medicinal properties. Its chunky, conic buds characteristic of its OG genes are blanketed with frosty crystal trichomes, accenting the flower with a white–almost blue–hue. OG Wreck’s jolting sativa onset is preceded by a sour, skunky aroma and fruity flavor with spicy pepper undertones. This high-THC strain ushers in a variety of therapeutic effects suitable for patients treating pain, nausea, appetite loss, fatigue, depression, headaches, and stress.

Green Transformer

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Transformer by Gage Green Genetics is a combination of Inferno Haze and Joseph OG. This plant grows tall and develops long, spear-like colas. It retains strong citrus and woody aromas while the flavor is hashy on the palate. Transformer finishes flowering in 9 to 11 weeks, and will stretch to about twice its vegetative height. This hybrid has uplifting mental effects and a mid-level body buzz that is good at abating minor aches and pains.    

Description

The legendary Inferno Haze (21.3% THC, 3% CBD) Uno Phenotype has remained relatively quiet until now. This extraordinary cut of the Fire OG Kush and Afghan Haze has shown itself to be one of the strongest medicines from Gage Green Seeds. Its unique woody, citrus aroma gives it a special pine-hash taste a nice bag appeal. Combined with the Joseph OG, you will see more OG bud structures with a haze influence. Expect tremendously vigorous plants with dense spear-shaped colas. The Transformer’s unique potency and herbal/spice/diesel flavor will have patients clamoring for more. Expect plants to stretch about double its size. Flowering may take up to 11 weeks. With its high CBD and THC level and long-lasting effects, Transformer will take your aches and pains and turn them into pure euphoria and relaxation with just one hit! The cerebral euphoric effects come first, filling your mind with a lifted sense of happiness and a touch of haziness. Soon this unfocused state will grow and expand, leaving you completely unable to concentrate on anything and incredibly relaxed. This sense of calm will spread from mind to body, leaving you at ease for hours on end. Thanks to these effects and its high 21-22% average THC level and 3-5% average CBD level, Transformer is the perfect strain for treating conditions such as chronic pain, depression, chronic fatigue, mood swings, chronic stress, and headaches or migraines. This bud has a sweet yet spicy herbal citrus flavor with a savory diesel exhale. The aroma is very similar, although pretty pungent at times, with sharp citrus and herbs galore. Transformer buds have dense heavy spear-shaped forest green nugs with thick long dark amber hairs and bright vividly white crystal trichomes.

Transformer wastes no time, hitting users quickly with a tingle around the eyes and the front of the forehead. Initial effects manifest in smokers’ heads, leading them to become absorbed in their own thoughts; some may also detect changes in sensory perception, with certain sights and sounds seeming more intense than they otherwise might. This engaged and thoughtful mindset can be a great way to power through a load of work — whether it’s creative and open-ended or more analytical and problem-oriented. Transformer can also enhance exercise with its physical energy and positive mental vibes. As the high wears on or as dosage is bumped up, a mild body buzz sets in.

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This physical high is marked by weighty limbs, heavy eyelids, and, in a secure and comfortable setting, a tendency to zone out. Whether smokers end up energized or relaxed, Transformer is a good strain in social settings, where it can inspired camaraderie and free-flowing conversation. Alternatively, enjoyed alone, it can provoke much-needed introspection. Because its effects are so versatile and neither overly stimulating or sedative, Transformer is appropriate for use at any time of day.

Transformer’s far-reaching effects may also have application for medical cannabis patients. Primarily, it can aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on a single task at once. The strain may also temporarily relieve some of the difficult symptoms of stress and depression. Somatically speaking, Transformer can dull aches and pains, whether they’re incidental, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also soothe more everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Transformer is not recommended for patients who may be prone to panic, as its early sativa effects can bring about the kind of intense, recursive thinking that can lead to paranoia.

After harvest, growers should also be sure to cure their buds. Curing requires trimmed flowers to be hung upside-down for a week in 70-degree surroundings with 50% humidity. Once dry, the buds should be sealed in airtight containers and stored in slightly more moist conditions of 60-65% humidity.

Transformer is a must for indica and sativa lovers alike. If breaking it out at a party, be sure to bring enough to share, as its rich, complex aroma is sure to turn some heads.

About Gage Green Seeds

Gage Green Seeds is no ordinary breeding collective. Originally based in Oakland, California, the Gage Green Group are a small network of connoisseur breeders who seek the very finest herbal medication from around the world.

Since the group officially started in 2010, it has seen significant expansion and now runs its headquarters from Amsterdam while conducting research on their newest findings from across the globe.

Essentially, this group of herbalists sources and proliferates the finest cannabis strains from around the world. Then, they will use natural breeding techniques to advance these strains and claim every ounce of potential from each variety.

Gage Green Seeds research focuses on advancing absolute natural farming of medical cannabis. They combine modern research and technology with simple, organic cultivation methods, ensuring that mother earth isn’t harmed in any way.

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Through the promotion of holistic medicine and natural healing, Gage Green Seeds want to offer everyone the best possible strains for their ailment – they intend to “help heal the entire planet”.

As you would expect with a breeding collective so keen on promoting the holistic properties of herbal cannabis, many of Gage Green Seeds extensive library of strains have a High-CBD content. Their Fortune Teller strain is built to help medical conditions such as Insomnia and Muscle Pain, while their Daybreaker and Transformer strains are both uplifting and can benefit people who suffer with Anxiety or Depression.

Gage Green Seeds only stock Regular seeds and do not hold any feminised or autoflowering varieties. However, the quality of their regular strains are of such a high standard, you will want to give them a try.

Gage Green are unique in their absolute desire to put the health and welfare of the earth before anything. From their cultivation techniques to their intense research, everything is undertaken with the wellbeing of the surrounding nature of paramount importance.