Green Crack Strain
Green Crack, alternatively known as “Green Cush” or “Mango Crack,” is a predominantly sativa cannabis strain. It is a cross between the iconic Skunk #1 and an unidentified indica, resulting in a strain celebrated for its invigorating and energizing effects.
Despite the intense name, which Snoop Dogg popularized, Green Crack is 100% cannabis, renowned for its sharp focus and mental buzz, making it an excellent choice for daytime use.
THC – 17% to 24%
Green Crack’s THC levels vary, with some tests showing as high as 24%. On average, the THC content hovers around 17%, making it a highly potent strain, especially compared to the average sativa. This high THC level is responsible for the strain’s energetic and uplifting effects.
This aroma adds a tropical and sweet note, reminiscent of fresh mango fruit.
Adds a complex, warm, and slightly sharp undertone, evoking spices and herbs.
Provides a tangy and refreshing scent, similar to that of citrus fruits like oranges or lemons.
Contributes a natural, soil-like smell, grounding the overall aroma profile.
Rounds out the scent with a general sugary, pleasant sweetness.
A common terpene in cannabis with an earthy, herbal scent known for its relaxing effects.
Characterized by a pine aroma, it’s associated with anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator effects.
Offers a spicy, peppery aroma and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
History and Genetic
Originating from the 1970s in Athens, Georgia, Green Crack is believed to have derived most of its sativa characteristics from its parent, Skunk #1. The strain’s original breeder, Cecil C., initially named it Cush. It was later renamed by Snoop Dogg, who felt the original name didn’t fully capture its potent effects.
Green Crack won 3rd place for Best Sativa at the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup in 2015. The strain’s disputed origins also suggest a possible Afghani landrace indica in its lineage, contributing to its dynamic genetic profile.
Indoor Growing Tips
Growing Green Crack indoors focuses on replicating its natural growth conditions. Key aspects include ensuring excellent air circulation to prevent mold and promote healthy growth, and pruning lower branches to improve airflow and light penetration.
Temperature control is crucial, with the ideal range being 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C) and maintaining humidity levels around 40-50%. The strain flowers relatively quickly, usually within 7 to 9 weeks, and produces an average yield of about 18 ounces per square meter using the Sea of Green method.
Nutrient management, especially the balance of nitrogen and phosphorus, is vital during different growth stages. The Screen of Green method can be employed to effectively manage plant height in confined indoor spaces.
Outdoor Growing Tips
Outdoors, Green Crack thrives in warm and sunny climates with temperatures ranging from 70-85°F (21-29°C), similar to Mediterranean conditions.
This strain can yield up to 20 ounces per plant in such environments. The flowering period typically occurs from late September to early October. Outdoor plants can grow quite tall, between 3 and 9 feet, necessitating less concern about spatial limitations than indoor growing.
However, attention to humidity and watering is essential to prevent mold and bud rot, especially since Green Crack is sensitive to these factors.
Nutrient sensitivity, particularly the need for higher phosphorus during the pre-flower stage, requires careful management to avoid overfeeding and ensure optimal growth and bud quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the alternative names for Green Crack, and why are they used?
Green Crack is also known as “Green Cush” or “Mango Crack.” The alternative names, especially “Green Cush,” are used to avoid the negative connotations associated with the word “crack.” Some users and dispensaries prefer using these alternative names to promote a more positive image of cannabis.
What makes Green Crack a popular choice among sativa enthusiasts?
Green Crack is popular among sativa enthusiasts due to its high energy, focus-enhancing effects, and rapid onset. Its ability to induce an invigorating mental buzz makes it a favorite for daytime use. Additionally, its unique flavor profile, combining mango and citrus notes, makes it appealing to those who enjoy flavorful strains.
Are there any precautions to consider when using Green Crack for anxiety?
While Green Crack can be effective in managing symptoms of anxiety and depression, its high THC content and energizing effects might be overwhelming for some users, potentially exacerbating anxiety or paranoia, especially in higher doses. It’s recommended to start with a low dose and monitor its effects, particularly for those with a tendency towards anxiety.