Carnival Strain Review
Carnival is a Sativa-dominant strain brought to the cannabis world by the Ministry of Cannabis. As its name suggests, it is an impressive recreational strain that brings the party straight to its user’s living room within minutes. Its uplifting psychoactive high improves moods and delivers a long-lasting happy buzz in a few swigs of its alluring fruity scent and citrus flavors.
Thanks to its sturdy Haze lineage, it is a quick-flowerer with buds reaching full maturity within a short period. Meanwhile, its unknown Sativa father enhanced its potency levels while fortifying its therapeutic abilities. Because of this, Carnival’s effects also appease a myriad of medical issues.
|Carnival Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Haze x Unknown Sativa-Hybrid|
|THC %||12% to 23%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks/ Late September to mid-October|
|Average Yield||400 to 450 g/sqm / 300 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Carnival features an exciting array of sweet-smelling fruits and flowers.
Breaking it apart releases its lemon and grape mixed with pine that permeates in the room after opening a bag. Its flavors do not stray too far. Consuming a bowl fills the palate with its smooth saccharine smoke complemented by a trademark tropical taste. Upon exhale, an earthy pine taste takes over with undertones of citrus.
Carnival brings life to the party with its small buds. During tiring days, it positively alters the mood with its joyful high within minutes after the first few tokes. It revitalizes the mind too, inducing an overwhelming desire to socialize and talk all night as it enhances confidence. Among like-minded friends, stories and experiences are relentlessly shared throughout the high.
Users may also redirect the mental stimulation toward a productive day too. After all, it does create a path for thoughts to flow and form into ideas by clearing the mind. Moreover, the groundbreaking ebb of concepts is out of this world. It should come as no surprise that users experience a burst of creativity.
The effects of the strain are mostly cerebral. However, it does continuously deliver a buzz of energy throughout the body as it continues to persist. That is why the perfect time to use one is during the day when users need to be most active.
The ultimate telltale sign of consuming cannabis is dry, red eyes and a hoarse voice as a result of a cottonmouth. Both are inevitable, but drinking water can help jumpstart liquid production in the body. In high dosages, it can leave users with a disorienting dizziness or a mild headache. Smoking in moderation, however, will keep the adverse effects at bay.
Medical Use and Benefits
Hidden beneath the resinous buds of Carnival is a sought-after medical reprieve. Its cannabinoids provide temporary relief to patients dealing with health afflictions. For example, when used within tolerance, it can be an effective anxiolytic, anti-depressant, and stress reliever that turns frowns upside down.
It delivers a happy high that improves moods and uplifts spirits. Meanwhile, its calming euphoria that appeases the overwhelming dread and anxiety that stress triggers. At the same time, it temporarily replaces a cloudy mind with pleasant thoughts. Combating a lack of appetite is also a breeze as Carnival makes sure of reaching out for snacks all day.
The uplifting buzz from the cerebral onset simultaneously perks up the body. Energy surges throughout the muscles, like a respite from fatigue. It brings back one’s limberness by appeasing tension and tightness. Through this, Carnival liberates glaucoma by releasing pressure behind and around the eyes.
After a while, the deep relaxation signals the time to doze off. It only proves that the strain helps fight insomnia, especially since its sedating properties improve the quality and quantity of sleep.
Carnival is a tropical strain with a preference for semi-humid, Mediterranean climates or warm weather similar to that of Spain, where it was first cultivated. However, it has a strong resistance against the cold. Not to mention, it has thick stalks and bushy leaves. The branches contribute to this appearance as they only grow short and quite narrow. As such, growers from the northern hemisphere will have no problems cultivating the strain.
Growers can usually expect buds by the last week of September. However, extending the flowering period to the middle of October improves bud production. Yields usually average at 300 grams per plant but, under the care of a seasoned breeder, it can produce as much as 500 grams of buds.
One can also cultivate indoors, where growing factors like temperature, lighting, and humidity can be easily controlled or adjusted. Growers can mimic the warm weather of the Mediterranean by installing high-intensity lights. With that said, the plant will need to be topped early. It grows up to 80 inches and, if left unattended, will cramp small spaces. Removing branches and leaves will not only keep it short but also improve light and air circulation.
Its unique structure makes it a versatile strain that can adjust to the Screen and Sea of Green. It significantly impacts yields by creating more budding sites. Growers only need to install a screen few inches above the current canopy then begin weaving the branches into the net once the plant reaches a certain height. On the other hand, one may place at least four in a single square meter to maximize space. A hydroponics setup hastens the flowering period and doubles turnouts but soil, as a medium, will intensify its delicious flavors.
Ministry of Cannabis, the breeder of Carnival, has some recommendations for a better bounty. First is to give it a full two weeks of flushing before harvest. Doing so provides the flavor with a better chance for retention. The strain needs a higher level of fertilizer and magnesium than usual.
After 7 to 9 weeks of flowering, it can yield up to 450 grams of buds per square meter of space.
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