About Gold Leaf
Gold Leaf is a giggle-inducing combination between Cornbread and Purple Urkle with a refreshing citrus smell and taste. The strain has a THC level of around 20% on average with 1-3% CBD, which it delivers with limey passion in every elongated bud. Its terpene profile is insanely varied, producing its unique palette and setting Gold Leaf apart as a new-age luxury hybrid from a lineage of old favorites, which also includes Mendocino Purps and Bubba Kush as direct grandparents. Continue reading to learn about how the slightly indica-dominant hybrid known as Gold Leaf works its magic.
The Gold Leaf strain has a ton of reported terpenes, including myrcene, bisabolol, and valencene at the top. In the next tier, the strain has a good amount of pinene, geraniol, caryophyllene, and limonene. Then below that are trace amounts of carene, ocimene, humulene, linalool, and terpinolene. The result is a strain whose flavor starts as an onset of citrus, including lemon and lime, mixed with spicy undertones of herbs and earth with a sour citrus exhale. You may be able to pick out the scent of rose and pine if you focus.
The strain’s high comes on fast, raising your mind into a state of uplifting energy almost as soon as you start smoking. It grows in bright green, elongated nugs with clumpy popcorn-shaped groupings. The leaves are broad and green except for their bright yellow tips, which is where the strain gets its name (and why it’s not called “Corn Urkle” or “Curklebread”). Gold Leaf flowers in around 50-58 days, producing short plants (around 30-60 inches) that grow in a shrub-like structure. We wouldn’t recommend Gold Leaf for a novice grower, but everyone else should enjoy how much it lights up the garden (with a hint of a lime aroma to boot).
The strain can make you feel giggly and energetic at first, tingling in your neck and arms and hungry for snacks. As you keep smoking, upliftment and relaxation can drift off into sleepiness, so we recommend the strain for later in the evening when you can let anxiety and stress fall off to reveal your sleepy spirit animal, just waiting to roll out and fall asleep. Some users report feeling nervous on this strain, with dry eyes and a difficulty sleeping, so watch the dosing of this strain when you give its citrus-flower fumes a go one evening.
My favorite strain hands down. We smoke, dab it, make extract from the sugar leaf for edibles. It sets in fast so be ready. The high is giggles and smiles and you tend to fade a bit. I'm smoking it while I write about my experience.