Not to be confused with the short-lived HBO series of the same name, Deadwood is an indica-leaning hybrid with a memorable aroma. This strain is a cross between Bubba Kush and the flavorful Sweet Pink Grapefruit. What results from this pairing is a bud with a hint of musk and a deep, sedative body high. Its THC content has been measured at between 12% and 17%.
Deadwood’s buds stand out with a solid formation and a medium to large size. The buds adhere in a tightly-packed structure typical of other predominantly indica varieties, with small leaves that spiral tightly inward. These leaves themselves are a yellowish green and are twisted through with hairy orange pistils. Additionally, a sprinkling of cloudy, amber-colored trichomes makes these flowers very sticky and gives them a slightly golden glow.
When flowers of Deadwood are properly cured, they carry a deep berry fragrance. A second whiff of the buds reveals some musky, herbal notes as well. Grinding up the flowers, meanwhile, yields a dank and earthy aroma. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain burns with a harsh and acrid smoke that may tickle the palate and make the eyes water. This smoke tastes like a combination of damp earth with some fruitiness on the exhale.
Deadwood’s high can be a creeper, sometimes taking as long as 15 minutes to reveal its onslaught of effects. At first, the strain confers some increase in blood pressure in the head and triggers physical tics like an increase in salivation or a flushing in the cheeks. These strange sensations are soon met with some very discernible changes in the senses, including auditory and visual distortions, a warping of depth perception, and an uncanny feeling of time dilation. Such psychedelic effects can be intensified with moody media like a favorite playlist or a visually-rich movie. Aside from this rambling, spacey mindset, Deadwood doesn’t do much to affect the user’s thoughts. Instead, smokers should prepare to bpe pulled into the undertow of the strain’s physical relaxation after an hour or so. Waves of relaxation may begin to roll down from the neck and through the core and limbs, making any active smokers feel as if they’re wading through Jello when trying to exert themselves. Deadwood’s body high can also bring about a calm mood, with any earlier stresses or preoccupations fading into the background. This pleasant, knocked-out state can a fun way to pass the time with some likeminded friends. As its high progresses, Deadwood (which is supposedly named for the heavy, inanimate state that it brings about) may lead to couchlock, derailing any earlier plans or responsibilities. Because of its heavily sleepy properties, this strain is recommended for consumption during the evening or nighttime.
Deadwood’s heavy, almost narcotic effects can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. Its soothing properties may temporarily relieve the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. The strain can also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties may also relieve everyday irritations like headaches. In properly relaxed conditions, Deadwood may even lull users to sleep, serving as an antidote to insomnia. Because it is not known to bring about strong, recursive patterns of thinking, Deadwood is a good options for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC content.
Seeds of Deadwood are not available for sale online, and those seeking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings from mature plants that can be cultivated as “clones.” The hybrid can be fostered indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching. Gardeners may need to occasionally prune away any broad fan leaves that can prevent light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Deadwood typically flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Deadwood can be a fun strain to enjoy alone or to share with others. If you are consuming it around others, though, make sure you have enough to share, as its pleasant floral aroma is sure to turn some heads.