About Crater Lake
If you’ve ever been to Crater Lake in Oregon then you understand just how beautiful and serene this part of the country can be. Taking attributes from the landmark itself, this strain of the same name brings you as much joy and relaxation as you’d get from a Pacific NW vacation. Bred by Dynasty Seeds, this bud is an interesting cross between Super Silver Haze and Oregon Huckleberry that’s first been crossed with a Blueberry and Oregon Huckleberry pairing.
Certainly on the more mild side of modern day cannabis, Crater Lake tops out at 17% THC. These nugs are quite lumpy and feature very dark hairs and leaves, but these attributes are contrasted by a bright coating of small crystals and drops of super sticky resin. While newer smokers may be inclined to try this strain, its smells and flavors take a bit of a more seasoned palate. Aromas include skunk and a note of pepper that’s accented by rotting fruit. Her flavor is a bit more subdued but features spicy coffee that may cause you to cough upon exhaling.
Some hybrid strains won’t really exhibit much of a variety in effects, but Crater Lake takes you on a true roller-coaster of a high. Users will start with a burst of energy that fuels their creative juices, and along with the tendency to chat it up with anyone nearby, can make for a great way to get out of your shell. The final hours at work could benefit from this bud as well as an evening party, but be aware of what comes next. As your high continues, you’ll be taken to the depths of relaxation, and as tingles envelop your body, you may become so couch-locked that you fall asleep.
As long as you know what to expect, you can use this strain to its full advantage when dealing with medical conditions. Both depression and stress will be soothed during the beginning stages, allowing joy to shine through and brighten up any dark mood. Pain and inflammation also tend to be served quite well by Crater Lake, and since the strain often imparts a pretty strong case of the munchies, those with appetite problems will reach for her time and time again.
Growing Crater Lake can be a bit of a complicated endeavor, as only clones are available at this time. You may end up with one of three phenotypes, resulting in varying scents and growing patterns. In general, she’s a fairly easy plant to take care of and does well inside or outdoors. Only 8 to 9 weeks of flowering will result in a decently sized harvest.
Residents of Oregon have no doubt fallen in love with Crater Lake, but if you live anywhere else, you may never get a chance to sample this bud. Those who do try it should be mindful of their own tolerance and time their dose accordingly.
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