About LA Woman
LA Woman, named after a hit Doors song and album, is a potent strain that’s worthy of Lizard King Jim Morrison himself. It is the brainchild of DNA Genetics, the prolific creators of Chocolope and 707 Headband, and is a cross between buzzy hybrid LA Confidential and the potent Mean Green. With a rich, dank flavor profile and a trippy, long-lasting high, this bud is a crowd-pleaser across the board. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 gives LA Woman high marks, having testing samples of the strain at between 13% and a whopping 28% THC.
LA Woman has a bag appeal that’s clear almost immediately. Its flowers are long and tapered, appearing almost cylindrical in shape. The buds adhere in the relatively loose, fluffy structure commonly associated with sativa-dominant varieties. The soft leaves are a dark shade of forest green and are twisted through with rust-colored pistils. Cloudy white trichomes cover the inner and outer surfaces of these skinny flowers.
Flowers of LA Woman have a predominantly sweet and earthy aroma, redolent of damp soil and musk. A fresh, sharp scent of pine balances out these dank notes. Meanwhile, grinding up or tearing apart these buds yields a rich, hashy odor -- after all, parent strain LA Confidential is descended from pungent Afghani landrace strains. LA Woman burns with a harsh, acrid smoke when combusted; this smoke has a sweet, slightly citric character on exhale, similar to that of scented cleaning products.
This high is best described as a creeper, often taking up to 15 minutes after users have toked before revealing its effects. Eventually, smokers will detect a heaviness in the limbs and eyelids that may inspire them to dive for the closest horizontal surface. This early body high is accompanied by some mental stimulation. Users may find themselves engaged in rapid, free-flowing conversation as their thoughts begin to ramble. LA Woman may also bring about some sensory distortion; changes in depth perception are commonly reported, as is a striking sense of time dilation. Such trippy, psychedelic effects can be amplified by putting on an atmospheric movie or some ambient music (maybe The Doors’ Greatest Hits?) in the background. In the right set and setting, this strain can be social and giddy. It’s especially great for enjoying a camping trip or a similar excursion into the great outdoors. Smokers may slide into an entrenched body high on the backend, making them less likely to engage in active pursuits. Indeed, couchlock is a definite possibility in LA Woman’s later stages. Because of this taper off into sleepy effects, this strain is recommended for use during the late afternoon or early evening.
LA Woman may have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. It may relieve deep-seated aches and pains, as well as spasms, cramps, and other discomforts caused by inflammation. Several smokers report persistent hunger as a side effect, making LA Woman an appealing option for those who may struggle with appetite due to disease or to treatments like chemotherapy. Psychologically speaking, this strain may temporarily improve the distracting symptoms of stress, depression, and even anxiety. Because it is unlikely to trigger overly intense cerebral thinking, this bud may be a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately, DNA Genetics has made seeds of LA Woman available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This bud flowers within a long 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and rewards patient growers with a yield of about 37 to 56 grams (1.3 to 2 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant. Indoor growers should also be advised that this can be a particularly pungent grow; those looking to keep their operations discreet should invest in odor control measures like exhaust fans or carbon air filters.
Even if you’re enjoying this bud far from the luxury of L.A., LA Woman allows for full-bodied holistic relaxation that’s at home in any environment. This well-balanced strain is a must-try for sativa and indica lovers alike.