About Richie Rich
Richie Rich is an indica-dominant hybrid with laidback effects and a pleasant tropical flavor profile. Shades of purple in the leaves of some phenotypes can further add to the bud’s bag appeal. This strain is descended from prestigious hybrids Northern Lights and Skunk #1 and offers all the potency of its parents. Richie Rich has a THC level that’s been measured at between 14% and 22%.
Richie Rich’s flowers are unusually small to medium in size and adhere in an irregular and chunky formation. The structure of these buds is more indica than sativa, with relatively small leaves that curl inward toward their central stems. The pale green leaves are twisted through with copper-colored pistils. Occasionally, leaves of Richie Rich will show off shades of purple as well, resulting from high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin in their genetics. Finally, a high volume of sticky, snowy trichomes covers the inner and outer nooks and crannies of these dense flowers.
When properly cured, buds of Richie Rich give off a sweet citrus aroma. These bright notes are undercut by a persistent skunkiness. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, releases the hashy, sandalwood-like odor of grandparent strain Afghani. When burnt, Richie Rich gives off an extremely smooth and creamy smoke for inhalation. On the exhale, this smoke carries a tropical fruit flavor.
Richie Rich’s high may creep up on the user unexpectedly after 10 minutes or so. Eventually, effects arrive in the form of some early increased blood flow to the face and head, resulting in sensations like a pulsing around the jaw or temples. Once this head rush begins to subside, consumers may suddenly feel somewhat hazy and disconnected from their circumstances. Thoughts may take on a more intense quality, but this strain’s sensory distortion ensures that this high is more trippy than cerebral. Surreal phenomena like a flattening of depth perception and a feeling of time dilation are commonly reported. Instead of trying to accomplish detailed tasks while under the influence of Richie Rich, enjoy the kind of leisure that Richie Rich himself might enjoy -- lounging with some moody music or a visually-engaging movie can be a great way to enjoy this psychedelic bud. As time passes (or as dosage is increased), the strain’s body high becomes more dynamic, easing any tightly-held muscular tension and allowing for deep, restorative breathing. Users may feel any earlier stressors or preoccupations pushed to the margins as they begin to melt into their surroundings; indeed, at this stage, couchlock is certainly possible for those who are sufficiently relaxed. Because it is decidedly more relaxing than stimulating, Richie Rich is recommended for consumption between late afternoon and evening.
Richie Rich smooth sedation can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its easygoing mindset can temporarily relieve the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. The strain can also soothe physical pain, whether it’s chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis and lupus, or temporary, as due to injury. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, can take care of everyday irritations like headaches and cramps. In properly relaxed circumstances. Richie Rich can even work for insomniacs, lulling them into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Because it is not likely to induce any cerebral fixations, Richie Rich is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Richie Rich are not available for sale online. Instead, growers should seek out clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out in a hot and humid climate. Plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching. Gardeners who want to bring out Richie Rich’s full purple potential should also expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures before flowering begins. Richie Rich flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Richie Rich packs more of a relaxing indica punch than its hybrid status might suggest. The strain is a great way to kick back after a long and tiring day.