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Straight from the heart of Africa itself, the cannabis strain dubbed Ethiopian has been refined and cultivated by ACE Seeds. As a pure sativa landrace, this bud brings users all of the classic uplifting effects they’d hope for along with a savory and refined palate. Many consider this strain to be a great starting point for new users as she’s gentle and great for a busy day.
Measuring as low as 6% THC, Ethiopian typically averages closer to the 10% mark. Nugs are a light green tone and although they may not have much in the way of size, they are thickly crusted with sparkling white trichomes. Both the flavors and aromas are sophisticated to say the least, and users can pinpoint musk, wood chips, citrus, and a slight floral note as they smoke.
Imagine getting all of the benefits of a cup of coffee without the jitters, and that’s exactly how Ethiopian will make you feel. Described over and over again as a clean energy that puts you into the ultimate place of positivity, this strain is ideal for long days at work or instances when you need to seriously focus on your task. An air of social activity comes along with it, and while you may not be super giggly, you’ll enjoy those around you. Above all else, Ethiopian is known for the extreme case of the munchies she brings to the party, so be sure to stock up on snacks before you smoke.
In general, medical patients tend to gravitate toward strains that are high in THC, CBD, or both as a way to soothe their concerns, often leaving buds like Ethiopian in the dust. However, this strain shouldn’t be counted out just because she tops out at 15% THC. Mild instances of discomfort including cramps or a headache can certainly be helped out by her uplifting effects, and for those who struggle with nausea or a lack of appetite, the munchies will be quite welcome.
You don’t have to live in an African climate to enjoy growing Ethiopian at home, but what is required is an extreme sense of patience. Breeders recommend letting this bud flower for 13 to 14 weeks before harvesting, and while that sounds like an eternity, you will be rewarded quite handsomely. Highly resistant to mold and pests, you can plant this strain inside or outdoors.
All too often, landrace strains get forgotten because of the latest and greatest hybrid to hit the market. Despite Ethiopian being a rather mellow bud, users will still enjoy her effects and will likely want to have some on hand for the days when productivity is hard to come by. She may not be your daily smoke, but she’s certainly worth a place in your stash.
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