Green Crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid that totes an average 19-25% THC content producing an uplifting and energetic high. It’s strong sativa qualities make it an excellent wake-and-bake strain that will get you excited for all your normally boring errands. Additionally, it is popular for treating mental illness such as depression.
Origins and Makeup
They are as follows:
1) Green Crack cannabis was crossbred with Skunk #1 and Sweet Leaf. 2) Green Crack was crossbred with Skunk #1 and a mysterious marijuana strain. 3) Green Crack was bred by inbreeding Skunk #1.
What all three theories have in common is Skunk #1, and that the strain is a sativa-dominant strain. There is also an indica-heavy (about 70% indica) strain that appears to be far less popular. I’ll be addressing the sativa strain here.
Most agree that Green Crack was developed in Athens, Georgia in the 1970s, and was originally named either Cush or Green Cush. Legend tells it that the name change came from the one and only weed connoisseur himself, Snoop Dogg. When he tried it, he declared it Green Crack because of how potent and addictive he found it. Not everyone enjoys that particular name, and refer to it as either Cush or Green Cush to avoid stigma. I’ll be using Green Crack, because who am I to go against Snoop himself?
Growing Green Crack
Green Crack, just like Strawberry Cough, is a good choice for newbies looking to grow cannabis. It’s relatively easy to grow, and can thrive both outdoors and indoors. When growing outdoors, plants must have an environment with consistent sunlight and temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Green Crack has a relatively quick flowering time for a sativa (which usually take longer than indicas to mature). This cannabis strain reaches maturity around seven to eight weeks. Additionally, fertilizing with phosphorus early on allows flowers to get enough sustenance for fertile blooming. In order to achieve full growth – between three to four feet tall – one should trim the leaves at the top of the plant that block light for lower leaves. This practice is commonly referred to as topping. Topping is especially important when growing indoors due to limited space. However, when growing outdoors, plants are usually able to take up more space and really fill out.
Aesthetic and Flavor
Green Crack is a classic looking cannabis. If you asked a person to picture medical marijuana – either an expert or someone who has never smoked a day in their life – they’d likely conjure an image similar to Green Crack. The leaves are long and relatively thin, and are a lovely green-yellow color. When exposed to cold temperatures, a few Green Crack phenotypes gain purple streaks in their leaves. The buds are tight and dense. The pistils come in red and orange tones. Finally, there are glistening trichomes on the nugs for a sticky, sugary appearance.
Green Crack’s flavor can also be described as classic. It’s definitely a skunky strain with a citrus tang that sets up shop on the back of the tongue. At times it can be piney and earthy as well. Some have nicknamed the strain Mango because of its fruity, almost sweet flavor. As phenotypes and curing vary, not all users may reliably experience the intense fruity flavor that others have noticed.
I woke up feeling rather down (courtesy of that villain, depression), and decided on a little wake-and-bake to cheer myself up. I’d heard great things about Green Crack and its invigorating impact. I was not let down! Energy hit me almost immediately after a few inhales. That weighty slump I’d been under went poof! and I was overcome with the urge to do something.
Green Crack gave me the energy to clean my whole house spotless. It’s not like I live like a slob. I sweep and tidy every day, thank you. Tidying isn’t the same as cleaning the baseboards and getting those gross little corners in the bathroom that harbor dust bunnies galore. Scrubbing the baseboards and wiping up the gunk in the corners went quickly with Green Crack. By the time I was done, the windows were shining and the bathroom bleached.
When depression hits I don’t have the energy to do any of the things I enjoy. Weirdly, cleaning is one of those things that becomes impossible during a slump. Green Crack effortlessly sidestepped that. The sativa effects created a euphoric and positively joyful throughout with a pleasant head high.
Unfortunately, Green Crack gave me a low-grade headache and some intense dry mouth and dry eyes as side effects. I’d planned for both, so they were easily fixable. Other users have reported paranoia and increased anxiety. I didn’t notice either, but recommend users to ingest slowly and to be on the lookout for both. Because it’s so invigorating, I wouldn’t recommend it as an evening or night time strain as it might cause insomnia.
Wrapping up this Green Crack Strain Review
Green Crack, also known as Green Cush or simply Cush, is a buzzy and invigorating cannabis, that gave me ample energy to get all my many, mundane chores done. As a wake-and-bake, it was extremely effective for lifting my depressive slump. As such, it may be useful for others when treating stress and mental illness. The strain is also used for treating chronic pain and chronic fatigue, but should not be used as an evening or night time strain.
If you’re looking to get energized for the day ahead, Green Crack might just be for you!
Ed is a writer and marketer who has been involved with the cannabis industry since 2017. He is particularly passionate about helping small businesses succeed in the increasingly corporate-takeover environment of the cannabis industry, as well as helping people get started working with cannabis.