About Green Goddess
Green Goddess may be a popular creamy salad dressing, but it’s also the name of a potent sativa-dominant hybrid. Although it’s derived from the famously pungent Skunk #1, Green Goddess has a floral and fruity aromatic profile. This vibrantly-colored bud offers a relaxing high that doesn’t necessarily rule out productivity and mental simulation. The strain’s psychoactivity has been measured at between 12% and 20% THC.
The look of Green Goddess’ flowers certainly justifies the strain’s lofty name. These buds are medium to large in size and have a markedly indica bud structure, clinging together in dense, solid chunk. They range in shape from slightly tapered and cylindrical to almost spherical. As you might expect, the tightly-packed leaves contain several striking shades, ranging from a dark forest green to a bright spring green. The buds are also twisted through with hairy, dark brown pistils. Finally, an even coating of cloudy, translucent trichomes gives these flowers a white sheen and a very sticky texture, making them difficult to break up without the use of a grinder.
On initial inspection, flowers of Green Goddess have a pleasant floral aroma. This scent is undercut by some slightly dank, kushy odors, likely passed on from the strain’s Skunk parent. On closer examination, there are also some citrusy notes of lemon and grapefruit. Green Goddess tastes light and gives off a smooth, easy smoke when combusted. On the exhale, this smoke tastes of citrus with just a faint hint of the skunky odor that makes the strain’s ancestor so famous.
Users begin to feel this strain’s effects relatively quickly. Green Goddess confers a slight pressure around the front of the face. At the same time, it flexes smokers’ cerebral capacity, helping to either stimulate their free-associative thinking or zone in their focus on a single task; this can be a great way to accomplish work, whether it’s creative or more rigid and analytical. Some consumers feel a burst of energy that may provide the motivation needed to leave the house for activities like exercise or running errands. However, if your agenda is geared more towards lounging than going outside, Green Goddess is great for socializing, as its buzzy vibes can encourage giddiness and conversation. Within some time, smokers may being to feel progressive waves of relaxation beginning in the neck and spreading down through the core and limbs. Mental and physical stress may evaporate, and any tension held in the muscles can begin to disappear. These mellow vibes on the strain’s backend can be great for unwinding alone with a favorite TV show or album. Because it tapers down from energy into relaxation, Green Goddess is best enjoyed during the afternoon or early evening.
Green Goddess can have potential uses for medical cannabis patients as well. Its ability to sustain focus may help those with attention deficit disorders to work thoroughly on single tasks. The strain’s generally mood-elevating properties may also temporarily relieve the acute symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, Green Goddess can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, because the early stages of Green Goddess’ high are associated with intense cerebral thinking, it may not be the best choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
No large commercial breeders have claimed responsibility for Green Goddess’ creation, and no seeds of the strain are available for sale online. As such, home growers must obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” There is little information available on best practices for cultivation of this specific strain, but we know that, like most hybrids, it can be grown indoors or outdoors in semi-humid climates with daytime temperature between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Green Goddess’ sativa-leaning genetics also suggest a relatively long flowering time; some sources report that it may take as long as 13 weeks to fully mature.
Although Green Goddess can be a great way to enhance a hike or a camping trip, you don’t have to be a hippie or a tree-hugger to appreciate its holistically relaxing vibes. Enjoy this strain alone or with a group of like-minded friends for a uniquely divine experience.