G1000 is an indica-dominant strain created by Vegas-based breeding operation Mr. Mack’s Snacks. Possibly named for the flight navigation system G1000 developed by tech company Garmin, this bud is a cross between Mack’s own Bloo’s Kloos and resinous White Cookies. Bringing relaxing effects and a slightly sweet flavor, G1000 has THC levels measured at between 18% and 24%.
G1000 is marked by medium-sized flowers that have a solid, densely-packed core. The strain’s tightly-curling leaves are mossy medium green and are shot through with curly orange pistils. Thanks to the influence of parent strain White Cookies, the buds are coated in snowy, crystalline trichomes that make them exceptionally sticky.
When properly cured, G1000’s flowers have a mostly sweet, fruity aroma with hints of berry. A deeper whiff may detect some rich notes of soil and pine as well. Grinding up or cracking open these flowers, meanwhile, yields a hashy, incense-like odor, possibly passed on from grandparent strain Afghani. When it’s combusted in a pipe or a joint, G1000 burns with a rich, heavily perfumed smoke that’s nevertheless smooth and easy on the lungs. On the exhale, this smoke has a mild fruity flavor.
G1000’s high can have a slow, creeping onset, only showing up some 10 to 15 minutes after ingestion. At first, users may feel head-centered sensations like some flushing in the cheeks or a stimulation of the salivary glands. Once these strange tics dissolve, though, the consumer is privy to an uptick in cerebral thinking. Ideas may seem to move more quickly, illuminating inexplicable connections between disparate things. As such, G1000 can allow for bouts of productivity on everything from open-ended brainstorming to detailed, analytical tasks. In social situations, this mental edge can spark easy, upbeat conversation.
Eventually, G1000 imparts considerable physical effects. A relaxing tingle may begin to radiate outward through the spine and core, untying any persistent knots of muscular tension. While not strong enough to cause total couch lock, this newly kicked-back feeling may undo some of the strain’s initial motivation. That said, G1000’s dual stimulation of mind and body can be a great way to enhance activities that require complex coordination like dancing, exercising, and even sex. Because this high allows consumers to stay functional throughout its duration, it is appropriate for use during either the day or evening.
G1000’s versatile recreational effects can have several medical applications as well. Its initial surge of mental energy can help patients with attention deficit disorders to zone in on one task at a time. Additionally, its mood-enhancing properties may temporarily relieve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, G1000 may dull all kinds of aches and pains, whether temporary or due to chronic conditions like COPD or arthritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may take the sting out of everyday discomforts like cramps or headaches. Because it comes with some possibility of disorienting “mindrace,” G1000 should be consumed with caution by patients who are prone to paranoia or panic.
Unfortunately, Mr. Mack’s Snacks has not cultivated seeds of G1000 for commercial sale. Those looking to grow this strain at home should seek out a trusted source from which to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants. These clippings can be fostered as clones and may be cultivated in controlled indoor conditions or hot, Mediterranean-like outdoor climates. Although there’s little information available on best practices for growing this strain, its indica-leaning buds suggest that crops grow short and squat and have a relatively brief flowering time of about 8 to 9 weeks.
A solid all-around smoke for indica and sativa lovers alike, G1000 is worth seeking out for its soothing and stimulating effects.