Epic Remedy Strain Profile: Thing #1
Happy Tuesday, Epic Fam. We're back this week with our latest strain profile and review. This week we're covering the Thing #1 strain, which comes from extremely mysterious origins and offers a sedative and soothing range of indica-dominant effects. You've probably seen it on the shelves recently at one of our three medical dispensaries here in Colorado Springs.
Many of our patients are loving this strain for its unique, skunky funk aroma, medium-grade potency levels, and range of medicinal effects. In the strain profile and review below, we've covered everything you need to know about the Thing #1 strain including its lineage, scent, flavor, effects, and medical uses. Keep an eye out within the copy for a secret code that you can use for a 5% discount on your next purchase. Remember to check back next week for the next secret code, since secret codes are only valid for one week. That said, introducing the Thing #1 strain:
The Quick Rundown: Thing #1 Strain Profile
If you're visiting this article after checking out our strain archive, you'll find the most important information about the Thing #1 strain directly below. As a friendly reminder, please keep in mind that all of our strain profiles and reviews are specific to Thing #1 flower. While the effects, scents, and flavors are the same in things like Wax-infused pre-rolls, concentrates, and vape carts made with the Thing #1 strain, the potency is much higher than the flower itself listed below.
Lineage/Genetics: Thing #1 (and Thing #2) is a phenotype of an unknown strain first propagated by an unknown breeder.
Classification: ?/? Indica-dominant hybrid
Potency: THC-dominant, 19-24% THC
Appearance: Exceptionally frosty, rounded flowers. Green coloration with a light purple tinge and lots of bright orange pistils.
Flavors: Earthy and herbal. Pungent notes of pine, wood, earth, and lots and lots of sour skunk tones.
Aromas: Piney and herbaceous with a notable earthy, skunky funk.
Effects: Deeply soothing and relaxing. Gentle euphoric cerebral effect and deep seated physical relief.
Medical Uses: Great for pain, depression, insomnia, stress, headaches, and nausea.
Possible Negatives: Dry eyes, cottonmouth, and possible couchlock.
In-Depth Details: Thing #1 Strain Profile
As far as we know, the Thing #1 strain is a phenotype of an unknown strain. The community doesn't really know which region it came from or who is responsible for first propagating it, but we do know that it boasts some heavily indica-dominant effects and checks in at a medium-grade potency level ranging from 19-24% THC on average.
The strain grows in a standard hybrid fashion, offering broad water leaves and indica-dominant cola structure with more sativa-dominant plant structure and size. Each flower that separates from the colas is medium-sized and rounded, offering an average-sized yield per plant. Each individual nug is completely coated in frosty crystalline trichomes that give the plant a slick white appearance, though the flowers themselves are shades of green with purple hues throughout. The icing on the cake is of course the strains beautiful and vibrant red and orange pistils.
Thing #1 stinks, too. The strain has a very pungently earthy musk with hints of herbs and pine while growing. However, the scent refines some as it dries, replacing some of the raw aromas with hints of earth, wood, and skunk. It's primary terpenes are Myrcene, Pinene, and b-Caryophyllene, so the strain definitely offers a unique mix of flavors and may boost the therapeutic effects of THC thanks to the phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
Smoking the Thing #1 strain brings forth a variety of interesting new flavors, too. As the aroma would suggest, the strain is notably earthy and herbal. However, the flavor changes a bit through the process. On an inhale, the strain is pretty earthy, with notes of wood and pine alongside refreshing, relieving notes of herbs. The smoke has that Kushy kick to it, filling your lungs with a thick and spicy flavor that is more likely than not to make you cough. However, relief comes quickly through the exhale, leaving behind a refreshing pine flavor alongside a sour, skunk-tinged aftertaste.
You'll feel the effects of the Thing #1 strain in your body first. The strain is a pretty physical one, offering loads of relief to your head before traveling through your body and settling comfortably in your limbs. As the body high ramps up and kicks in, you'll notice a pleasant cerebral effect that will leave you feeling euphoric and upbeat as well as deeply relieved and relaxed.
These effects coupled with its medium-grade potency levels ranging from 19-24% THC make Thing #1 a perfect choice for medical patients here in Colorado Springs. The body buzz makes way for physical relief from chronic pains, headaches, and nausea. In higher doses, the strain is powerfully sedative and can help with insomnia or other sleep-related conditions. On the other hand, the pleasant and relaxing mental effects make for a nice break from stress and depression and may be able to assist with PTSD.
Just keep in mind that the Thing #1 strain, like most cannabis strains, may come with side effects. While most patients see normal side effects like cottonmouth or dry eyes, the strain may also cause couchlock in high doses. Cannabis is an excellent medicine for managing chronic symptoms, but keep in mind that it isn't a cure-all. It's just a safe, effective alternative for many chronic symptoms. For general use though, Thing #1 is one of the best strains out there for medical cannabis patients. It's medium potency levels combined with its helpful body buzz and soothing cerebral effects make the strain a popular choice among patients who visit our dispensaries here in Colorado Springs.
The Epic Remedy's Thing #1 Strain Review
The Thing #1 strain is a huge mystery in the cannabis community. I've seen it on shelves here in a handful of Colorado Springs medical dispensaries since about 2016, but since nobody could ever tell me what it was I always passed on the opportunity to chance it. I know what I like, after all, and I can definitely be a bit picky. Regardless, I was eager to have the opportunity to actually try it and review it after seeing it on the shelves here at The Epic Remedy.
I spent some time photographing the strain, both in the grow, in the big bags, and on the shelves, and was super impressed with the strain at first glance. I took some home for myself to sample and review and was equally impressed with the smaller flowers that came in my 1/8th bag. Much like the larger ones we've pictured throughout this article, the flowers were all exceptionally frosty. They tend to be a little densely packed, but they still grind up real nice and release lots of mouth-watering terps into the air.
The smell is heady, to say the least. It smells very piney and earthy, though it has a musty, skunky flair to it that always tends to make my mouth water. Given the strain, I'm thinking it's probably in the skunk or OG Kush family of strains, and I hope after posting this someone reaches out to let me know where it actually came from and what it actually is. Either way, speculation is always fun.
I packed some of the flower into a small bowl and took a few puffs. The first impression is that the strain is very earthy. You'll taste lots of wood and pine but lots of fresher herbal notes too. The smoke is on the thick and spicy side, typical of Kush family strains, and definitely made me cough, though the strain mellowed out a lot on the exhale. The aftertaste is pretty piney and skunky with some sort of sourness behind all of it. The ultimate impression is pine, skunk, and pungent earthiness, though.
I noticed the effects setting in practically immediately, first hitting me right behind the eyes before traveling down my body and settling heavily into my limbs. It also gave me a warm and welcoming cerebral effect similar to a gentle euphoria that had me feeling pretty happy and relaxed. I did feel pretty uplifted at the start, but it quickly settled into a nice, soothing high. I felt relaxed and relieved and peaceful, overall.
The effects stand out to me and make Thing #1 one of the better indica-dominant strains out there for medical patients. The pain relief is exquisite, melting away problem pain in troublesome areas. For me, it's my lower back, my shoulders, and my hands. Usually it's Tylenol-level pain that doesn't fully go away when I smoke, but this strain really turned all of that off for me and allowed me to relax and decompress pain-free. The mental effects wash away feelings of stress or frustration, too.
I felt a pretty good body buzz for about 5 hours which is pretty long for your standard strain. It did give me a pretty serious case of the munchies, though. Other than that, it's a lot like your standard indica in the sense that it'll dry out your eyes and mouth and leave you feeling blissfully stoned and zenned out on the couch for the rest of the afternoon.
I'd say that overall this strain is one of the best for pain management and feeling your best in the afternoon. It offers an awesome mix of physical relief and plenty of uplifting mental effects that make the strain a great choice for evening medicine. If you haven't had the chance to try it, grab a bag from any of our three Colorado Springs medical dispensaries. Just be sure to check out menus or give us a call first before you stop by to make sure that it's in stock. This week's secret code is "DR.SEUSS". Thanks for checking it out!
As always, keep in mind that The Epic Remedy is 100% vertically integrated, so the Thing #1 flower may also come in a variety of house-made vape cartridges and concentrates. Our variety of products and our library of over 40+ unique and exciting strains (including Thing #1) makes The Epic Remedy the best medical dispensaries in Colorado Springs. If you've tried it, 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 Epic Fam pick the best medicine to suit their needs.