Domino is a potent indica with deeply embodied effects that can last longer than usual, even for smokers with a high THC tolerance. Although its roots are not well documented, this bud may have origins in British Columbia. Although its genetic background and original breeders are obscure, there’s no doubt about this strain’s value for those seeking a mellow and relaxing trip. Its THC content has been measured at moderate levels between 12% and 15%.
Despite the strain’s overwhelming indica effects, its flowers have a characteristically sativa appearance. The buds have an open, fluffy structure with loose and ragged leaves that adhere in spindly, elongated formations. Domino’s leaves are where the strain really shines, showing off shades of mossy green and in some cases purple thanks to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. A carpet of cloudy trichomes gives these flowers their potency.
Domino’s flowers may have a dank and earthy scent, similar to damp soil. There may also be some notes of fire or burnt wood. Grinding up these flowers, meanwhile, may release a skunky funk. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Domino can be harsh on the palate, leading to coughing or watery eyes. On the exhale, this acrid smoke can taste sour and earthy.
Like many other predominantly indica varieties, Domino can take a while before its high settles in. Eventually, consumers may experience some slight dizziness or a headache, accompanied by weird tics like a pulsing around the eyes and lower forehead or a flushing in the cheeks. Soon after, they may detect some changes to their sensory perception, including an intensification (and even distortion) of some sights and sounds. This psychedelic mood can be fostered by listening to some atmospheric music (Van Morrison’s Domino could be a pleasant, on-the-nose touch) or watching a visually-rich movie. The strain’s sensory distortion may also involve ineffable feelings of time moving more slowly. Other than these spacey feelings, though, don’t count on Domino as a means of cerebral stimulation -- and definitely don’t set your mind to something overly complicated or detail-oriented while under its influence. Half an hour or so into the high -- or sooner if another bowl is smoked -- the strain’s physical effects become harder and harder to deny. Smokers may feel a pleasant relief from tension and a capacity for deep, restorative breathing. At this point, any earlier motivation towards physical activity may slowly disappear, pinning the consumer in place and making the outside world recede into the background. This deep, almost narcotic relaxation can be a great way to wind down after a long day or week of work. While it can be a fun addition to an intimate hangout with close friends, it may be a bit too sedative for any social situations requiring engaging with new acquaintances. Because of its mostly sleepy vibes, Domino is best consumed during earning evening when it can be fully appreciated.
Domino’s thorough relaxation can have benefits for medical cannabis users as well as recreational ones. Its almost paralyzing effects can take the sting out of the troubling symptoms of stress depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Physically speaking, it can lessen pain that’s due to temporary inflammation as well as chronic conditions like arthritis. Domino can also stoke the appetite, helping those who have lost their hunger to disease or to chemotherapy treatment. In a properly comfortable set and setting, the strain may even help insomniacs find some sleep. Because it doesn’t come with many strong cerebral effects, Domino is a good option for patients who are prone to panic; however, its strong body high may provide disorienting and those with a low THC tolerance may want to consume the strain with caution.
Those looking to grow this sleepy strain at home should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Gardeners looking to bring out the buds’ purple coloring should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins.
If you’re lucky enough to run across it, Domino is worth snatching up for its luxurious relaxation. It’s a must-try for indica lovers.