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The difference between different strains of weed is much bigger than just indica, sativa, or hybrid strains. These days, you can get your buds in various colors; some are purple, pink, golden, and even special colored buds. The fuss about these colored strains tends to shade out the incredible dark green strains in the cannabis world. Although these colors do not affect the experience, most of them, like purple and blue buds, are by-products of cold temperatures they were exposed to in the early flowering stages.
With green buds, you may notice a visual difference between lime-green and dark green strains. Much of the difference is in their color but not so much in their effects. These dark green, nature-colored strains are really unbeatable. There are hundreds or thousands of dark green strains that deliver the best experience. Learning about these different strains is definitely going to expand your knowledge and horizons.
Cannabis Bud Colors
The different color of strains is mainly due to the activities of different enzymes in the strains; these enzymes produce different molecules that absorb and reflect colors. Buds are exposed to white light in their growing stages; these white lights are composed of different colors, basically every color in the rainbow. The different molecules produced by enzymes absorb some colors and reflect some; the reflected color is what we can see.
Just like trees, some of these CBD and THC-rich flowers don’t change colors until the fall of their cycles. Their colors could change from green to yellow, orange, and red. The purple and blue colors are often due to the cold temperature the flowers are exposed to at their early stage. The dark green color of buds results from abundant anthocyanin in the flower; this pigment is also found in blueberries. LED lighting or UV lights from the sun are known to increase the production of anthocyanin.
Dark Green Weed Strains
Here are some of the best dark green weed strains you can find.
Master Kush, originally named High Rise, is an indica strain from South Amsterdam. It produces a mild earthy, citrus smell with a hint of incense, described as a vintage flavor. It has a powerful but not overwhelming euphoric effect. The effect has a balance between mind-numbing and body relaxation effect that leaves the user in a blissful haze. Its relaxing and sleepy effect makes it best for nighttime use.
God’s Green Crack
God’s Green Crack, also known as God’s Crack Marijuana, is a balanced hybrid mix of God Bud and Green Crack strain; the former has a heavy effect while the latter produces a high-flying effect. These parent strains work together to produce a cerebral and physical effect that lifts the mood while relaxing the muscle muscles; an energetic and relaxing effect. Its THC level ranges between 19-25%. The plant tends to grow short and bush; it takes 7 to 8 weeks to flower. If exposed to cold temperatures around the 6-week mark, the buds turn purple.
Green Queen strain has earned her title and deserves a lot of respect. This hyperactive strain is a cross of Green Crack and Space Queen that delivers a lot of mental and physical energy without being racy. Each parent strain has incredible stand-alone effects, but when combined, it produces a powerful, energetic and creative effect that’s weighed down with an urge to relax. It gives off a nutty aroma that’s surprisingly sweet, with hints of pepper and citrus on the finish. Her THC levels range from 15% to 20%. This strain is soothing and powerful, discrete and flavoring.
Alien Rock Candy
Alien Rock Candy is an indica-dominating hybrid strain; 80% indica, 20% sativa. It’s a mix of Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien strains which are both incredibly powerful. It produces a fruity, citrus-like aroma. It relaxes both the body and mind, making it perfect for an “end of the day” strain. It has powerful relaxing effects that nicely push you into sleep. It is good for both expert and novice growers and takes up to 8 weeks to flower.
Green Haze from A.C.E seeds is a wonderful strain appearing as a mix of dark and light green. It is quite potent, with THC levels ranging between 24-28%. It gives an upbeat energizing high on the verge of psychedelic levels for some consumers. For some, it has a happy and talkative effect making it best for social events. It produces a somewhat woody smell with a hint of fruit; it also has undertones of flowers and diesel. It’s best for expert growers that love growing, and it takes about 20 weeks to flower.
You don’t have to be a bud-tender to learn about the different strains available in the cannabis world. Learning about these cannabis strains and what they have to offer makes the experience a lot more interesting.
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