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About Red Poison
Despite its menacing name, Red Poison is a smooth and visually spectacular bud. The strain was created by Sweet Seeds, also the growers of Black Jack, and is a cross between a Pakistani landrace and Sweet Seeds’ own tasty Green Poison. The red and purple flowers burn with a musky, fruity flavor and induce a calm, well-balanced mindset. Red Poison’s THC content has been measured at between 14% and 21%.
Red Poison makes its bag appeal clear right way, with large, colorful flowers. The buds cling together in a tapered, pinecone-like shape, and have a dense, characteristically indica structure. The leaves are especially stunning, a mottled mix of green, deep purple, and fuchsia. The latter two colors are thanks to the presence of anthocyanins, pigments in the strain’s genetics that are activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, translucent white trichomes cover these already-eye-catching flowers, giving them a soft silvery sheen and a very sticky texture.
When properly cured, Red Poison’s colorful flowers give off a sweet and fruity aroma, with distinct notes of citrus and grape. There’s also a dank undertone, with a decidedly more musky aroma. Meanwhile, grinding up the dense flowers releases some unexpected notes of spice and cocoa. Red Poison gives off a very smooth and easily palatable smoke when it’s burned. This smoke tastes fruity and woodsy on the exhale.
Red Poison’s pleasantly poisonous effects creep up on the smoker slowly, sometimes taking as long as 15 minutes to reveal themselves. At first, consumers may notice an increase in the pulse around their eyes and temples along with some possible flushing in the cheeks. Soon afterward, this strain begins to affect cognition and sensory perception, creating such phenomena as visual and auditory distortions as well as a powerful feeling of time dilation. If you’re comfortable with psychedelic properties like these, feel free to revel in them with some moody music or some visually engaging art. While Red Poison provides some mental stimulation, it’s not likely to induce the kind of cerebral intensity that you’d get with a strong sativa like Durban Poison or Trainwreck. As such, this bud is great for livening up mundane tasks like cleaning the house or running errands, but may not necessarily help you execute complex, work-related tasks. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, Red Poison’s physical sensation tends to intensify, relieving any lingering muscular tension and helping to facilitate deep and even breathing. If you’re so inclined, kick back and enjoy this sense of body melt as outside stresses and preoccupations melt into the background. Red Poison can be an especially good way to pass time with like-minded friends, as its mix of effects can encourage conversation and camaraderie. Because of its mostly slow-moving, dreamy properties, Red Poison is best enjoyed later in the afternoon or evening.
Red Poison’s balanced action of the mind and body gives it a range of uses for medical cannabis patients as well. It can temporarily blunt the harsh symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also soothe physical aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties may dull more minor maladies, like indigestion. Because it’s not likely to speed up thinking or induce a paranoid mindset, Red Poison is a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
The strain was bred to be auto-flowering, meaning that its plants enter maturity on their own, without growers having to gradually adjust the ratio of hours that crops spend in light versus dark conditions. Once seeds are obtained, Red Poison can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for a hot and humid climate. Those looking to bring out the strain’s signature red and purple hues should briefly expose plants to temperatures between 10 to 15 degrees below average just before flowering begins. Thanks to the influence of ruderalis varietals in its background, Red Poison flowers within a short weeks. It can offer yields between 37 to 51 grams (or 1.3 to 1.8 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
A great strain for newcomers to cannabis cultivation, Red Poison is also a great smoke for newbie consumers thanks to its even and easygoing effects. The strain is a good way to wind down after a long day or week of work.