Chupacabra is a hard-to-come-by balanced hybrid strain of cannabis. Although no one knows who the original breeder of this elusive strain is, it seems to have first appeared in Hawaii. If you’re lucky enough to find this strain outside of Hawaii, you’re in for quite the tasty treat. Chupacabra’s exact genetics are hard to nail down. Most cannabis consumers agree this strain is the product of a three-way cross between Hawaiin Romulan x Island Sweet Skunk x Gupta Kush. Depending on where you get your information, however, Chupacabra is often labeled a 2-way cross of 2 of the 3 parents listed here. This strain consistently tests for THC levels between 15-26%, averaging in the low 20’s.
Unlike its namesake, Chupacabra buds are anything but discrete. Although it’s incredibly unlikely that you’re going to stumble across the real chupacabra randomly, it is likely that you’ll get a whiff of this bud and be led directly to the source. The smell created when breaking up these flowers is that of pungent earth mixed with skunk and sweet rotting fruit. These buds are often long and flat in nature, much like other Sativa-dominant flowers, with olive and purple hues to boot. They are often accented with tiny, thin orange hairs and a thick coating of amber trichomes.
Thankfully, Chupacabra’s effects are long-lasting which helps to combat the scarcity of this bud. You won’t be smoking every hour on the hour when you’ve got some of this flower in your stash. Like its elusive namesake, this strain is a creeping stalker of a high that sets in quite slowly and then takes control of you all at once. The Chupacabra high begins with a quick boost of euphoric energy which will quickly get you on your feet. While you mull over possible tasks that need accomplishing, a soothing body buzz will subtly mosey its way into your muscles and relax your aches and pains. As the cerebral high grows, so does your creative energy and focus. Many find that this strain is great for breaking depressive cycles while also alleviating stress and insomnia.
The downturn of this high is thankfully quite relaxing. As the cerebral high fades the body buzz will build into a relaxing and sedative experience. Many cannabis smokers, recreational and medical alike, have reported this bud is great for winding down in the evening before bed. However, others have found ways to beat this sedating downturn which can make this a great day-time strain as well.