Magellan is a slightly Indica-dominant hybrid strain that was first grown in the United States. It’s an original cross created by Oregon Cannabis Authority, a leading grower in the legal cannabis market on the west coast. In order to create this powerful hybrid, they crossed a Gorilla Glue #4 with one of their original OCA’s Cloud 9 plants. The result was a potent hybrid strain that recharges the mind while also serving as a good pain reliever. Magellan is recommended for afternoon and evening use, as its effects may have you looking for a comfortable place to lie down. Even the best-looking Magellan buds might be mistaken for shake, as they almost never grow to absurd sizes. These tiny little fluff balls are often mint-green in color and shaped like popcorn. You might find a few orange hairs winding throughout these buds, as they’re quite sparse and incredibly thin when present. The surface of these flowers is often coated in an incredibly thick layer of milky-white trichomes that is sure to make you salivate by just looking at it. Unlike its OCA’s Cloud 9 parent strain, Magellan produces a strong aroma of fresh berries mixed with sharp pine and a bit of skunky diesel as they are broken down. When smoking, you’ll taste a pretty strong flavor that consists of a berry overtone with hints of woody earth mixed in.
Although some consumers might find their mental fortitude strong enough to consume Magellan during the day, most will find themselves picking this strain out of their repertoire during the evening hours for its potent relaxation effects. The high from Magellan has been known to bolster creativity, enough so that you’ll be planning an adventure almost as grand as the strain’s namesake explorer. As soon as you take a hit, a rush of euphoria will spread across your mind, sending your mood and your psyche into space. While you feel incredibly happy, calm, and content, you might pick up a guitar and play a beautiful, random riff. This strain is great for getting those creative juices that have been blocked up flowing again. Towards the downturn of the high, consumers report often getting quite relaxed and sometimes even sedated by the powerful body effects. This means you should plan to be in a comfy place during your experience, as you might end up sleeping in the same spot you started your journey. Magellan has reportedly done wonders for those suffering from depression, arthritis, insomnia, nausea, lack of appetite, chronic pain, and anxiety!