Placenta is an indica-dominant strain that was created by an Ohio-based breeding company Panther Genetics, by crossing Mother of All Cherries (or MOAC) with GMO Cookies. This potent strain brings a heavy physical high alongside a fruity, tangy flavor profile, with THC levels measured between 16% and 25%.
Her buds are an average size and maintain a tight, roughly spherical shape when trimmed. The leaves are a blend of mossy green with accents of faint purple, which are made even more vibrant by curly orange pistils and cloudy white trichomes. They emit a fruity scent with some distinct notes of berry, that changes into a sour, gamey odor when pulled apart. Burning her gives off a harsh smoke that’s liable to irritate sensitive palates, but are finished off with tart orange flavor on the exhale.
As expected of an indica dominant strain, Placenta’s high tends to creep up slowly, some 10 -15 minutes after toking. First you’ll be introduced to a stimulated mental state where ideas may seem to take on a new gravity or intensity which can help translate into work on creative projects. Heads up though, as some have experienced a little sensory distortion, like a sense of time moving more slowly. About an hour later you’ll meet her second half, this is where you may feel the release from muscular tension or the ability to breathe more relaxingly. While there’s a possibility to be able to sustain some concentration or carry on lucid conversations, you may find that her emergent body high can undo some of your initial motivation. Because of her transition from mental energy into physical sedation, Placenta is recommended for late afternoon through evening, when she can be properly savored.
Placenta’s versatile high can be useful to medical cannabis patients as well. If you struggle with ADD her initial onset cerebral activity may help with focus, while her abilities to induce deep and easy breathing may help with soothing some symptoms of stress, depression or anxiety. The release of muscular tension may take the sting out of aches and pains, and her indica properties could help if you’re struggling with some insomnia. Placenta may be a good option if you have a low tolerance for THC.
Unfortunately, Placenta seeds are not available online. So, if you somehow find yourself with seeds, note that plants follow an indica template with squat, bushy stature and sideways-growing branches. If you want to highlight the leaves purple hues, activate any anthocyanin pigments by exposing your crop to colder than average nighttime temperatures, just before flowering around the 9-week mark, for those growing indoors.
Don’t let its gross name fool you, Placenta has a pleasantly fruity aroma and is an excellent all-purpose indica for nighttime relaxation.