About Morning Glory
Morning Glory is a sativa-leaning strain with a powerful genetic backbone. Created by the same inventive breeders that give us Liberty Haze and Tangerine Dream, Barney’s Farm newest bud is a combination of Afghani, Hawaiian, as well as staple hybrid Skunk #1. Besides a rich, incense-like flavor profile, Morning Glory offers a soaring head high. The strain has a moderate THC content, measured at between 17% and 20%.
Once trimmed, flowers are small to medium size and cling together in tight, globular clusters. Their internal makeup shows an indica influence, with broad leaves curling closely inward to form a dense core. The leaves are a dark forest green, with some phenotypes showing off deep purple patches. Curly orange trichomes provide a visual contrast, while a heavy coating of translucent white trichomes makes these flowers sticky and hard to break up by hand.
When properly cured, flowers bear the unmistakable scent of lemon, but some may also pick up the earthy, musky accents that lurk underneath. On the other hand, breaking apart these compact flowers reveals a deep, hashy aroma, reminiscent of sandalwood. When combusted, they burn with a heavy and somewhat sour smoke that can sting the palate and cause watery eyes. On the exhale, this acrid smoke has a peppery, citrus-tinged flavor.
It’s not long before Morning Glory’s high takes effect, sometimes hitting the user before they’ve even had a chance to exhale its smoke. This strain brings a palpable head rush, characterized by an increased pulse around the temples and eyes. Once these feelings subside, smokers become privy to an elevated mindset in which thoughts flow with a greater frequency. This may lead to friendliness and good conversations in social situations. Morning Glory’s cerebral edge can lead to productivity for those engaged in analytical work, or for those who aren’t feeling as motivated, can simply enjoy its head buzz as they go about otherwise mundane tasks.
About an hour into this high, consumers may experience a progressive sense of physical relaxation, marked by deep breathing and an easing of muscular tension. Luckily for those looking to stay focused, Morning Glory’s initial sense of mental acuity remains intact. In fact, this strain’s ideal balance of mental and physical stimulation can help enhance activities that involve total-body coordination, including sex, given the right company and circumstances. Because of its mostly upbeat, energetic effects, Morning Glory is a good option for daytime and, as its name suggests, even for wake-and-bake consumption.
Morning Glory’s clear-eyed high can also be of use to medical patients. Its mental acuity can help those struggling with ADD and its ability to improve mood can distract from some of the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, Morning Glory may dull aches and pains, including those due to chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and the anti-inflammatory properties can take the sting out of common irritations like headaches and cramps. This bud’s tendency to bring about the munchies makes it a solid appetite stimulant for those undergoing harsh treatments like chemotherapy or suffering from digestive problems. However, because its sense of “mind-race” can be disconcerting for the uninitiated, it should be consumed with some caution by patients who have a low THC tolerance or who are prone to panic.
Fortunately for home growers, Morning Glory seeds are readily available online and can be grown in controlled indoor conditions or outdoors in a climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Plants tend be short and squat, rarely exceeding three feet, and growers may need to occasionally trim away any broad, obstructive fan leaves. Indoors, Morning Glory flowers within eight to nine weeks, offering a yield of up to 60 grams, or 2 ounces of flower per square foot of plant.
With its multifaceted high, Morning Glory is a must-try for sativa lovers who also crave a bit of physical relaxation, and its rich aroma makes it a strain of interest for terpene chasers.