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About Government Mule
Government Mule is an indica-dominant hybrid with soothing, hypnotic effects. A cross between Deep Chunk and alleged government mind-control project G13, Government Mule is the creation of breeders Cannacopia Seeds and is ostensibly named for American jam band Gov’t Mule. It imparts a dynamic high alongside a fruity, multilayered flavor profile. Government Mule’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 25%.
Government Mule sets itself apart with large, well-formed flowers. These buds, which adhere in dense, indica-typical clusters, have a rounded, almost bullet-like shape. The leaves, which are short and wide, come in a pale shade of sage green that is made even paler by the presence of translucent white trichomes. Finally, curly orange hairs -- which are actually reproductive structures called pistils -- twist their way through these compact buds.
Government Mule has a more pleasant aroma than its name might imply. When properly cured, flowers give off a citrusy tang that’s balanced out by some herbal sweetness. Grinding up these nugs, meanwhile, yields more of a dank, incense-like odor. When it’s combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. On the exhale, this smoke mixes flavors of lemon and skunk.
As is often the case with indica strains, Government Mule’s high can take a while to kick in. Several minutes after ingestion, users may start to sense head-focused effects like an increased blood pressure around the temples and lower forehead; some flushing in the cheeks or stimulation of the salivary glands are also commonly reported. As they acclimate to these sensations, smokers may find themselves settling into a trippy headspace in which certain external stimuli are prone to weird distortions like a flattening of depth perception. Unfortunately for those looking to gain some measure of productivity, though, Government Mule won’t do much else in the way of mental stimulation. Instead, the strain’s psychedelic effects are well suited to kicking back with a favorite movie or playlist. This high can also be enjoyable in social situations, sparking rambling, free-flowing conversation among friends.
After about an hour, Government Mule’s physical properties begin to emerge. Consumers who have the foresight to have toked this strain from the comforts of home will find themselves stretching out on the closest comfortable surface as shivers of relaxation roll through the core. At this point, it may be difficult to concentrate on anything beyond binge-watching or snacking. If dosage is increased, Government Mule’s effects can progress into full-on couchlock. Because of this gradual descent into laziness, this strain is recommended for afternoon or evening consumption when it can be fully appreciated.
Government Mule’s mostly sedative properties can be valuable to medical cannabis patients as well. For one, its steady supply of euphoria can temporarily turn down the volume on cases of stress, depression, and anxiety. The strain can also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory effects, meanwhile, may take the sting out of discomforts like headaches and nausea. In high enough concentrations and in totally relaxed circumstances, Government Mule can even counteract insomnia, lulling users to sleep. Because it doesn’t often result in intense, obsessive patterns of thinking, this strain is a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Cannacopia Seeds does not appear to have made seeds of Government Mule available for sale online. Instead, prospective growers should source out clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” These clones can be grown in controlled indoor spaces or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants have a short and bushy silhouette with strong lateral branching patterns; gardeners may need to trim back any broad fan leaves from time to time in order to encourage any low-growing nodes to flower. Government Mule reaches maturity within about 9 weeks when grown indoors.
A one-way ticket to lounging, Government Mule is an excellent indica for winding down at the end of the day. Its well-rounded flavor and soothing effects offer something for everyone.