Epic Remedy Strain Profile: Green Crack
How's it goin' Epic Fam? This week, we're covering a classic cut of energizing cannabis that everyone knows and loves: Green Crack. Be sure to read through this strain profile to find the secret code that you can use for a 5% discount during your next visit. All you have to do is find it, remember it, and relay it to your budtender to get the discount. Remember, secret codes expire one week after they're posted.
Now then - let's get to business. Green Crack is almost always on the shelves here at The Epic Remedy. It's super popular among patients who prefer their sativas, and it dumps hash, so it's always around. In fact, we took home a first-place award for our Green Crack nug-run cured resin earlier this year. As an energy-inducing and fatigue-busting powerhouse, Green Crack makes great medicine for patients suffering from things like stress, depression, lack of motivation, and chronic pain. For people who just enjoy an all-day smoke, Green Crack comes highly recommended for its focusing, inspiring, creativity-amplifying effects and its ability to bring happiness and euphoria into the mix without slowing you down. Here's our complete Green Crack strain profile as well as detailed review that covers everything you can expect when you choose to medicate with Green Crack flower, Green Crack vape cartridges, and Green Crack concentrates.
The Quick Rundown: Green Crack Strain Profile
For the fast-facts about the Green Crack strain, look no further. Here's everything you need to know about the Green Crack strain. Remember, the effects of Green Crack is similar to hybrid strains that are crossed with it. The effects are almost identical in concentrates and vape cartridges made with Green Crack trim as the flower we're covering and outlining below. Just keep in mind that our Green Crack concentrates and vape cartridges are a lot more potent than the flower alone, as they range between 70-95% THC.
Lineage/Genetics: (from 1989 Super Sativa Seed Club) Unknown Bagseed X Skunk #1 (Afghani landrace)
Classification: Sativa, Sativa-dominant hybrid
Potency: THC dominant, 15-20% THC
Appearance: Light green, lightly packed flowers with a thick layer of trichomes and a vibrant shaded of orange pistils throughout.
Flavors: Bright citrus fruits with an herbal funk. Hints of orange, mango, and earth.
Aromas: Herbal and citrusy aroma with a pungent, earthy kick
Effects: Sharp, bright energy, and a happy, uplifting sensation that can foster creativity, focus, and euphoria.
Medical Uses: Fatigue, stress, depression, and pain can all be managed with Green Crack.
Possible Negatives: Dry eyes, difficulty sleeping, and cottonmouth are possible side effects. However, some patients may also experience anxiety with Green Crack due to its potency and energizing cerebral effects.
In-Depth Details: Green Crack Strain Profile
Green Crack has been gracing dispensary and coffee shop menus for almost 30 years now. It's one of the best representations of old-school sativa genetics that you can find, though its origins are a bit mysterious. As far as we know, the general consensus is that Green Crack is a cross between unknown bagseed and Skunk #1. It was originally named Cush (with a c) by the breeder, Cecil C out of Ohio and later renamed Green Crack by Snoop Dogg for its potently energizing sativa effects. However, others believe it was originally called Green Crack and then renamed Cush (or Green Cush) because the"crack" name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis. Either way, this sativa-dominant hybrid is 100% pure cannabis boasting 15-20% THC and energizing terpenes like Limonene and Myrcene.
Green Crack flowers are quite a feast for the eyes. The plants grow tall and lean with deep, dark green water leaves and long stalks that support enormous colas. Her flowers are lightly packed compared to many cannabis flowers, but that isn't meant to be seen as a bad thing. Each cola breaks into many smaller popcorn-like nugs that range in color from light green to yellow-green. Each one contrasts with extreme vibrancy when compared to their fiery orange pistils that twirl out through the bulk of the flower. Most important however is the presence of THC-rich trichomes, which give the flowers a gently frosted appearance and make for extremely potent sativa-effects and concentrates.
The most exciting factor of Green Crack flowers however is the way the strain smells and tastes. In a jar or bag, the flowers smell bright and citrus with a distinctly earthy funk on the nose. When you grind the flowers or crush them up, the citrus smell overpowers mostly everything else, leaving you with a lingering mango-scent in your nostrils. The flowers themselves are quite sticky and resinous, which makes for dense smoke clouds and tons of flavor when they're smoked. The flavor is a little different, though. While the citrusy fruit flavors are more forward on the nose, the earthy aromas take center stage in the flavor department. The first impression of Green Crack is a bright herbaceousness that mellows into a thick earthiness. The aftertaste is largely consistent of those mango-esque fruit flavors, though.
As you exhale your first puff and appreciate the flavors, the effects of the Green Crack strain take hold. It's a massively cerebral strain, promoting a ton of mental effects without slowing down the physical body the way some indicas and other hybrids do. The first impression is that of a huge burst of energy that stops feelings of sluggishness or lack of motivation in their tracks. Green Crack replaces fatigue with happiness-amplifying euphoria, bright cerebral energy, and an uplifting sensation that can chase even the most troublesome blues away. Many creatives, parents, and people with demanding jobs stick to Green Crack for its focusing and creativity-inspiring effects that lead to stress-free business handling, all-day energy, and around the clock symptom management. Just remember to keep sunglasses, water, and lip-balm on you, since there's a good chance it'll dry your eyes out and give you cottonmouth. One other thing to consider is that if you're a beginner with cannabis or you're sensitive to THC or just not partial to sativas, you may want to try a different strain. In the inexperienced or the THC-sensitive, Green Crack can cause a little anxiety or paranoia. It may also make it difficult to sleep.
With mostly mental effects, Green Crack is a great choice for medical patients who have a lot on their plate and can't slow down to manage their symptoms. While its effects are largely energetic and in the mind, it's THC content makes it a good choice for dealing with chronic pain on the go. Green Crack is also a good choice for dealing with mental ailments, like depression, stress, and fatigue thanks to its energizing and mentally uplifting effects. We recommend this one to our patients when they need help with pain and depression but don't like to feel couch-locked or stoned. It's a great choice for energy, peace, focus, motivation, and people with busy schedules.
All in all, Epic Remedy's Green Crack is one of the best options available for patients who need all-day relief and a burst of energy. Its potent mental effects make it a great choice for daytime use or for getting your creative juices flowing. Without further ado, we're diving into our personal review of the Green Crack strain.
Epic Remedy's Green Crack Strain Review
Green Crack is a strain I've smoked probably a thousand times. It's always available, it's at basically every dispensary, and it's usually pretty good. While everyone's Green Crack is a little different, I was still excited to try our own cut of it. I personally like the uppity sativas best, so why not. I got it as a mystery 1/8th in the last 1/2 ounce I bought from our North location and have been smoking on it for a while now. I'm only FINALLY getting around to reviewing it TODAY, but I digress.
Green Crack is just a spectacular strain. It promotes some serious mental energy, which is great for when it's big brain time, as it often is. I've been smoking it almost daily before I sit down to do artsy design work or when I'm doing some writing. It really just makes you feel sharp, focused, and creative. I tend to overthink creative aspects of my job, too. Truth is, I get a little nervous when it comes to design. I'm good at it, but I psych myself out sometimes before I even try to do what I need to do. Green Crack kinda turns that whine-bag in me off and allows me to just get things done without my own negativity and lack of motivation getting in the way.
It's also a super nice smoke after a workout. My routine is usually wake up, do a workout, eat a snicky snack, and then start working. The exercise I do is a little intense (because I'm extra at all possible times) so I often feel a little sore a couple of hours later. Sitting at a desk all day also leaves me pretty sore and uncomfortable in my low back, UNLESS OF COURSE, I smoke some Green Crack before I start with my work. Alongside the mental bliss, energy, and happy thoughts, Green Crack also helps reduce the pain in my sore muscles.
It satisfies my two biggest complaints in life: My own mental roadblocks, and my poor posture. It's like one of those things you just always have in your medicine cabinet next to the Aspirin and Pepto Bismol because it works well, feels good, and tastes pretty great.
Oh yeah, that's right - I forgot to talk about the FLAVOR! Green Crack is plain and simply delicious. It tastes a lot like it smells - earthy and herbalicious with lots of citrus and mango notes. The smoke is on the thick side and definitely makes me cough, but that just kicks in the effects all the more, so I'm not complaining. The aftertaste is mostly mango citrus and a unique earthy funk.
My favorite part is definitely the scent though. For me, a whiff of Green Crack is just as strong and energizing as a taking a sniff of some coffee beans. In the bag, it has a unique herbal musk, but the scents really come out to play when you grind it up. If you crumble the flowers, they smell just like Tang - y'know, that old orange drink mix with the orangutan? It has a sharp, sour citrus scent redolent of orange juice, mangos, and funk.
Basically, Green Crack is uppity. It's tart citrus flavors and energizing effects make it better at breakfast time than any glass of orange juice you can find. Most importantly, it helps manage a variety of THC-related symptoms when you can't afford to slow down or succumb to the couch-lock. Just keep in mind that the strain will make you feel a little wired - so it isn't the best choice for bedtime or trying to manage anxiety.
All in all, I'd give Epic Remedy's Green Crack a 10/10. The flavors are sharp, the aromas are electric, and the effects are unmatched for the sativa-enthusiast and the ever-busy human on the go. Oh also, if you haven't had the chance to taste it, now's a pretty good time to check it out.
This week's secret code for 5% off is Medicine Cabinet, so get in there and try some! We think our medical patients will love this strain for its fatigue-busting, and happiness-amplifying effects and its ability to provide all-day relief without the couch-lock.
Keep in mind that The Epic Remedy is 100% vertically integrated, so that amazing Green Crack flower you'll try also come in house-made vape cartridges and a variety of different concentrates. The variety of products and 50+ strain variety of unique and exciting strains (including Green Crack) makes The Epic Remedy the best dispensaries in Colorado Springs. If you've tried 3 OG's, let us know what you thought by leaving a comment! Your reviews on our strain profiles help other patients learn about a variety of effects since every strain affects every person a little differently. Your feedback can help other members of the EpicFam pick the best medicine to suit their needs.