Euphoria (not to be confused with the similarly-named Euforia) is a well-balanced indica hybrid that offers a deep, therapeutic relaxation thanks to higher than average quantities of the cannabinoid CBD. Created by the Amsterdam-based Royal Queen Seeds, it is a cross between CBD-rich Royal Medic and award-winning Shark Shock. While this strain’s THC content is only about 6%, CBD levels as high as 7% more than compensate for this loss in psychoactivity.
When properly trimmed, Euphoria offers long, almost cylindrical flowers. These buds cling together in a dense, solid indica formation. Leaves are vibrant shade of kelly green and are shot through with brown and yellow pistils. Because of lower THC levels, Euphoria contains fewer trichomes than other indica-dominant strains. These flowers burst with a sweet and fruity flavor profile. When combusted, they burn with a smooth, easy smoke and taste more deeply fruity on the exhale.
CBD plays a large role in this strain’s appeal. Smokers are more likely to feel a gradual onset of effects, and may eventually notice a reduction in muscular tension and an increased capacity for deep breathing. All the while, mental faculties are undiminished and users will find that they’re unusually lucid, able to execute complex tasks or carry on long conversations. Medically, such sedative properties can be useful for reducing chronic aches and pains, and, in large enough doses, relieving insomnia. Euphoria’s effects may also be psychologically useful in temporarily relieving the difficulties caused by social anxiety.
Seeds of Euphoria are available from Royal Queens Seeds. Once obtained, the strain can be grow indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow short and bushy, with strong lateral branching, and are easily accommodated indoors. Euphoria flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest by early October when grown outdoors. For their efforts, it offers growers a yield of about 42 to 46 grams (or 1.4 - 1.6 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.