Appropriately named, this strain will guide you through a spiritual awakening filled with psychedelic waves and an introspective come down. Or, you can just enjoy this one late at night and have a killer night of sleep. Created by Dutch Passion, Shaman is an intense sativa-dominant strain bred from Purple #1 and Skunk.
Offering moderate to high THC levels, ranging between 12% and 18% on average, this Amsterdam beauty is comprised of dusty green nugs with minty leaves and a forest of amber hairs. The flavor profile of the nugs are slightly deceiving with a mostly flowery and citrus palate and a spicy, earthy scent. The sticky resin and milky white trichomes only add its appeal, making Shaman a nice choice for marijuana connoisseurs.
Shaman’s intensity is fast-acting and will have users spinning after just one hit. With energy that comes in like a tidal wave, you’ll experience a euphoric head rush that fires on all cylinders, sharpening your focus and giving psychedelic surges of energy. After the head high has subsided, an introspective calm takes its place. This soothing, trance-like stage drops you off into a sedation like sleep after you’ve experienced the roller coaster of effects.
Medical users love this strain for its tranquilizing after effects that are best used to treat insomnia or chronic pain. Additionally, users who suffer from depression, mild anxiety, stress, and bipolar love its ability uplift and energize. A bud this active does heed a serious warning: this is not a strain recommended for anyone with extreme anxiety or PTSD as its psychoactive effects may agitate symptoms.
Growing this plant is somewhat of a toss-up. Some have reported this to be a moderately tough strain to grow while others agree that this is a self-starter and needs very little attention. The one thing that is for certain is that outdoor growing is best for this particular strain. With a flowering time of 8 to 10 weeks and an above average yield, anyone with a green thumb will love Shaman.
For an interesting high filled with energetic waves and kaleidoscopic visuals, this would be the bud to try. While happy and uplifting in its early stages, the come down will have you feeling relaxed and satisfied before drifting off to sleep. Enjoy this in the late afternoon or early evening for a great night of uninterrupted rest.