Wabanaki is a slightly Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis. First grown by Organigram, a cannabis company in Canada, this strain is a product of crossing two unknown strains. Organigram keeps the genetics behind this strain close to the chest, though some believe it might be closely related to Jack Herer, an infamous sativa strain. Wabanaki is named after the Algonquian-speaking people of Canada, and directly translates to “People of the First Light.” Though the company didn’t collaborate with these people for this strain, the name is apt as it will have you feeling not only light on your feet but also elevated and elated. This strain is best consumed in the daytime, and contains an average THC concentration of 16%.
Wabanaki flowers aren’t too dense, and they grow in popcorn and pepper shapes. These olive-green nugs are accented by burnt orange pistils and a thick coating of milky-white trichomes. These nugs are quite aromatic and are sure to tickle the nose of anyone who gets a whiff of their wonderful scents. You should expect to smell nature smells like earthy woods and fresh pine in addition to spicy herbs.
The flavor is quite similar, as many have raved about this strain’s smooth herbal and piney flavor. You might find yourself taking puff after puff just to taste more of this fresh strain. Wabanaki plants are moderate yielders despite their medium to tall height, often flowering for 49-70 days. These plants are moderately hard to grow, as they are a bit fickle about the climate they want to grow in and are prone to mold and disease. However, an experienced grower will have no problems getting the optimal yield from these plants.
As with most Sativa-dominant hybrids, the effects of Wabanaki are largely (but not entirely) cerebral. Taking a hit of Wabanaki is akin to pouring a Red Bull directly into your brain cavity, as you will experience an intense rush of cerebral energy and focus almost immediately. You’ll feel incredibly focused on the tasks at hand and have the energy to complete each of them in rapid succession. The high from this strain also eliminates any doubts and negative distractions that would normally keep you from experiencing the best parts of this life. Suffer from social anxiety? A hit or two of Wabanaki will have you feeling incredibly social and comfortable out in public with your friends.
Wabanaki has also become quite popular amongst those that can get their hands on it because its effects are also quite beneficial for fighting against depressive episodes. Some find its effects quite arousing and erotic, which makes Wabanaki a good choice for an intimate evening with a loved one.