About Harley Twin
Harley Twin is a CBD-heavy hybrid with potent pain-relieving properties. Named for the double dose of CBD strain Harlequin in its genetics, this bud is a cross between Harlequin and its derivative Harle-Tsu. Although it also has moderate levels of THC, Harley Twin may not come with a conventional high and may be of better use to those with chronic pain conditions.
Flowers of Harley Twin are medium-sized and maintain a spadelike, tapered shape. Like those of parent strain Harle-Tsu, they have a seemingly sativa-inflected structure, with long leaves that are twisted together in a loose, fluffy-looking weave. The leaves themselves are a yellowish green and are twisted through with curly orange pistils and dewy, translucent trichomes.
When properly cured, Harley Twin’s buds give off a sweet, fruity aroma. A closer inspection may also detect some funky, almost fermented scents lurking underneath. When the flowers are broken apart, meanwhile, they can yield more of a skunky odor -- one that becomes more intense when the strain is burnt in a pipe or joint. Although acrid and somewhat harsh on the sinuses, this smoke leaves a fruity flavor on the exhale.
Although Harley Twin’s effects take hold fairly quickly, they may not be immediately obvious because of their diminished psychoactivity. In a relaxed set and setting with few distractions, smokers may notice some slight changes in sensory perception including a distortion of certain sights or sounds; an inexplicable feeling of time dilation in also possible. Additionally, consumers may feel a progressive, grounded relaxation radiate outward through the core and limbs. Those who are out and about might be tempted to seek out the comforts of home -- while users who are lucky enough to already be lounging might want to stretch out with a good book or movie. Although Harley Twin can allow for lucid thinking and coherent conversation, it may outstrip consumers’ powers of concentration or motivation. As such, this sedative strain is recommended for nighttime (or weekend) consumption.
More of a therapeutically effective strain than a recreational one, Harley Twin can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. For one, it may take the edge off of symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. On the physical side of the spectrum, the strain can also relieve all kinds of aches and pains, whether they’re due to chronic conditions like lupus or COPD or to temporary inflammations, as in the case of cramps and headaches. Its ability to stoke hunger may also be a handy appetite stimulant for patients experiencing digestive problems, disease-related wasting (aka cachexia), or undergoing invasive treatments like chemotherapy. In sufficiently comfortable circumstances and in high enough doses, Harley Twin may even counteract insomnia, lulling smokers into a deep and restful sleep. Because it has a lower than average risk of obsessive, paranoid thinking, this strain is a good option for patients who have a low THC tolerance or who are prone to panic.
Unfortunately, seeds of Harley Twin have not been cultivated for commercial sale. Instead, those looking to grow this medicinal bud at home should seek out clippings that can be fostered as genetically identical “clones.” Although there isn’t much information publicly available on best practices for growing this specific strain, we can infer from its sativa-type flowers that plants may grow tall and branchy and may require occasionally pruning by those with limited indoor growing space. Additionally, these sativa buds suggest that crops reach flowering maturity within a relatively long 9 to 10 weeks.
A relaxing, mildly-flavored smoke, Harley Twin is a great choice for smokers seeking a mild high hand and physically soothing properties. It can be an especially good option for newcomers to THC.