As its name implies, Mammoth is a sativa with larger-than-life flowers, flavors, and buzzy effects. It is the brainchild of The Bank of Cannabis Genetics, the creators of Orange Kush and Bobblehead, and is a cross between unique hybrid LA Confidential and the very resinous Snowcap. Mammoth is a great strain for consumers who want to illuminate their daily agenda without becoming totally incapacitated. Mammoth’s THC levels have been measured at between 12% and 21%.
Mammoth’s flowers are indeed Mammoth-sized, clinging together in elongated, almost cylindrical shapes. These huge buds have the dense, tightly-packed structure that more commonly comes with indicas. The leaves are a pale shade of spring green and are twisted through with rust-colored pistils. Parent strain Snowcap imparts its tendency for resin production: Mammoth’s buds are coated in translucent white trichomes, which account for the strain’s psychoactivity and makes it hard to break up without a quality grinder.
When properly cured, Mammoth gives off a pleasant scent reminiscent of honey or molasses -- both unconventional aromas when it comes to cannabis genetics. These sweet scents are accented by a fruity, citrus-like character. Grinding up the sticky buds releases a robust earthy odor. When burnt, Mammoth gives off a smooth and easily palatable smoke that tastes simultaneously fruity and earthy on the exhale.
Mammoth’s high takes effect quickly, first hitting the smoker with a disorienting pressure in the face, particularly around the eyes and temples. Users soon detect an uptick in mental acuity, with certain concepts or ideas taking on newfound dimensions or intensity. The downside of this cerebral stimulation is that a troubled mind may wander into paranoid territory. Ideally, though, Mammoth provides the lucid concentration needed to power through a pile of work, whether it’s rigid and problem-oriented or more free and imaginative. Mammoth is not without some physical relaxation, though. Within some time, users may feel a tingle spread down from the neck and through the core and limbs. While not liable to lay smokers out flat, this somatic action is enough to calm down an active nervous system and allow for deep and easy breathing. The combination of physical and mental effects makes Mammoth a great strain for enjoying activities that require both physical and mental coordination -- it can be particularly fun to consume before a nature hike or a daily run. In the right set and setting, this strain can also serve as a powerful aphrodisiac. A quintessential wake-and-bake varietal, Mammoth can also be good for afternoon or early evening use; if smoked before bed, it’s likely to keep users awake and wired.
Mammoth can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. The sedation that comes through on its back-end can soothe deep-seated aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia. To a lesser degree, anti-inflammatory properties may relieve afflictions like nausea and headaches. Psychologically speaking, Mammoth can be a boon for patients with attention deficit disorders, helping them to sustain concentration on single tasks. It can also take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Because its onset is associated with the kind of recursive thinking patterns that lead to paranoia, Mammoth is not recommended for those who are prone to anxiety or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Mammoth’s breeders have made seeds of the strain available for sale online. It can be a good choice for newcomers to cultivation, as both of its parents strains are hardy and resistant to disease and adverse conditions. This bud can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. If fostered indoors, this strain’s characteristically tall heights should be managed by pruning back its branches early on in the vegetative stage. Mammoth flowers within a long 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors. It offers patient growers high yields of between 650 and 1350 grams of flower for every 1000 watts of light.
Mammoth is a great option for smokers who’d like to stimulate their minds without feeling jumpy or agitated. Its complex, honey-tinged flavor profile is icing on this trippy cake.