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About Grandma's Batch
The cannabis equivalent of comfort food, Grandma’s Batch is an indica-leaning strain with a doughy, cookie-like flavor. It was created by California-based Purple Caper Seeds (who have also cultivated Cherry Cookies) and is a cross between Candyland and Girl Scout Cookies. Grandma’s Batch offers smokers well-rounded effects that eventually melt into a thorough body high. Its THC content ranges from a moderate 14% to 20%.
Flowers of Grandma’s Batch establish their bag appeal right awaAt this point, smokers may not be able to do much more than watch TV or snack. Due to its slow decline into sedation, Grandma’s Batch is recommended for consumption starting in early evening.y with large, cone-shaped buds. These tiny trees have the dense internal composition commonly seen in indicas, with wide and tightly-coiled leaves. The leaves themselves are a dappled mix of dark green and purple -- the latter hues are the result of cold weather activating the plant’s anthoycanin pigments during the growing process. Finally, bright orange pistils and dewy, translucent trichomes make these striking flowers even more colorful.
A first whiff of Grandma’s Batch will pick up on a toasted, biscuity aroma, evidence of the strain’s descent from Girl Scout Cookies. A closer inspection may detect some tangy citurs scents as well. When buds of Grandma’s Batch are broken up, meanwhile, they can yield some herbal accents similar to eucalyptus. Burning these flowers gives off a smooth, palatable smoke; this smoke carries an earthy, lemony flavor on the exhale.
Grandma’s Batch takes effect shortly after users exhale its creamy, buttery smoke. At first, it can bring a headrush characterized by tics like a constricted feeling around the temples or an increase in salivation. As these strange sensations dissolve, smokers become aware of a change in their thinking. Ideas may seem to flow more quickly or may seem to dwell on concepts (or even objects) that might not otherwise be interesting. This cerebral state of mind can also spark the kind of freely-associative thinking that can help with brainstorms or complicated analytical tasks. For those who aren’t feeling as productive, though, Grandma’s Batch can simply provide a pleasant background buzz to make mundane chores like grocery shopping more enjoyable.
After about an hour -- or sooner, if dosage is increased -- Grandma’s Batch start to reveal its physical effects. A heavy, drowsy sensation can start to creep into the limbs as well as the eyelids, making any extended physical activity more and more difficult. For those who are lucky enough to already be lounging at home, this relaxation can progress into total couchlock, merging users with their immediate surroundings as any external preoccuptions start to fade away. At this point, smokers may not be able to do much more than watch TV or snack. Due to its slow decline into sedation, Grandma’s Batch is recommended for consumption starting in early evening.
This versatile recreational high can also be useful for medical cannabis patients. The cerebral edge that comes with its onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on one task at a time. Additionally, its ability to improve mood can temporarily improve some symptoms of stress and depresison. On the physical side of things, Grandma’s Batch can also soothe achens and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chonric, as due to conditions like COPD or lupus. Its tendency to induce the munchies can even make the strain a good appetite supplement for those suffering from digestive difficulties or experiencing cachexia. Due to the possibility of disorietning “mindrace,” though, Grandma’s Batch should be consumed with some caution by patients who are prone to panic or who have a lower THC tolerance.
Luckily for prospective home growers, Purple Caper has made seeds of Grandma’s Batch available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants are of medium height and have a bushy, brachy stature that may call for occassional pruning. Gardeners who want to accentuate this strain’s purple highlights should also expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures, just before flowering begins. Grandma’s Batch flowers within about 9 to 10 weeks and offers a high yield of flowers at harvest time.
With its multidimensional high, Grandma’s Batch is worth sampling by both indica and sativa fans. Its pleasant, dessert-like aroma may also be of interest to terpene connoisseurs.