About Dr. Grinspoon
A strain with truly legendary roots, Dr. Grinspoon is a pure sativa bud that hails from Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam. With unknown parents to thank, this bud has taken home second place honors at the Cannabis Cup and is named after a 1970s Harvard professor and cannabis advocate, Dr. Lester Grinspoon. Anyone who smokes this strain is in a way paying homage to this man who worked tirelessly to normalize weed far before it was legalized.
THC levels can get rather high here with an average of 23% and it’s advised that newer users proceed extremely slowly. Her buds are quite unusual looking, with a shape that resembles a cluster of berries adorned with wiry orange hairs and a light dusting of trichomes. Both flavors and aromas are incredibly appealing, as tangy lemon is balanced with herbs and a slight chemical note.
If you have a wealth of tasks on your plate, you may want to invite Dr. Grinspoon along for the ride. This strain offers an energetic high that’s heavily cerebral in nature, so just a few puffs will go a heck of a long way. Introspection peaks as your creativity and desire to chat with others reaches new levels, making it a great strain for individuals in highly collaborative work environments. You might find that you can skip your morning cup of coffee and simply replace it with a toke of this fabulous strain instead, but make sure to pace yourself.
Not only does Dr. Grinspoon offer incredible benefits that make most medical users jump for joy, but in most instances, it also contains roughly 0.4% CBD, making it even more of an ace in the hole. Depression and stress are soothed with ease thanks to this strain’s euphoric effects and anyone who battles fatigue will find they have energy to spare. Like many other pure sativa strains, this plant is great for helping out with bodily pain and can even take the edge off of eating disorders.
Here’s where things get a bit interesting, as this strain is quite particular during the cultivation process. Experts recommend that you have plenty of experience under your belt, and advise using a hydroponic setup whenever possible. Plants will get very tall and your patience will be tested, as estimates for maturation range anywhere between 10 and 14 weeks. However, yields are quite high, so you will be rewarded in the end.
There simply aren’t many strains like this out there anymore, so if you come across Dr. Grinspoon at your local dispensary, you almost owe it to our cannabis forefathers to give it a try. With powerful effects and fantastic flavors, this strain might become a part of your new morning routine.