Dr. Grinspoon Strain Review
Dr. Lester Grinspoon, an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry from Harvard University, is among the most influential figures in the history of cannabis. In 1971, the professor set forth a research project to correct the misinformation of the green herb as a dangerous and intoxicating drug in a book titled “Marijuana Reconsidered.”
Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam honored the professor’s noble work and decided to name a potent strain after him. “Dr. Grinspoon,” is a pure heirloom Sativa that heightens cerebral activity tremendously. In fact, it even garnered the title “The Thinking Man’s Sativa.”
|Dr. Grinspoon Strain Quick Facts|
|THC %||20% to 25%|
|Flowering Period||13 to 14 weeks/ Mid to late November|
|Average Yield||350g /sqm 300g/plant|
It possesses sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors which hide explosive THC levels of up to 25%. Its power is evident in its long-lasting and mind-awakening effect. For this reason, Dr. Grinspoon remains on top of the list of cannabis with overall premium qualities.
Odor and Flavors
Taking a whiff of Dr. Grinspoon’s buds is like walking through the woods after a bit of rain. It has strong woody undertones that surface against an alluring backdrop of sweet citrus. Broken apart and combusted, it releases a spicy herbal smoke that seemingly develops into an afternoon cup of tea in the palate. Each puff has a tangy but sweet blend of honeyed lemons.
Dr. Grinspoon tops the daily dose of caffeine in the morning and jolts the mind awake almost immediately. Indeed, this herb is a perfect wake-me-up during expectedly long days at work. Not to mention, it keeps the mind alert.
Because of its mind boosting capabilities, the strain works best when intense focus is needed. It clears the mind with a rush of euphoria and ushers in free-flowing thoughts that form into ideas. The mental clarity also makes it easier to focus on one task at a time. Social interactions are even more comfortable too.
The buzzing sensation coursing through one’s veins also energize users through and through. It uplifts tired souls and removes exhaustion from the muscles. Replacing the heaviness is a limber feeling in the body that allows one to move like a well-oiled machine.
Its impressive wake-and-bake qualities do not weigh down the body even as the mind speeds up. When used outside of limitations, however, it makes everything seem like a race against time as the brain works double time and develops a keen awareness. For the same reason, it is better to avoid using the strain in the late evening.
No matter what strain of cannabis is consumed, as well as the method of ingestion and dosage, users will always experience the inevitable “cottonmouth” and dry eyes. Cannabinoids, like THC, inhibit saliva production. Although rare, there may even be cases of a phenomenon otherwise known as “cannabis hangover,” which is characterized by an extreme headache, dizziness, and possible paranoia that can lasts for hours. Apart from staying hydrated throughout the day, users should pace consumption of the bud by starting with low dosages.
Medical Use and Benefits
The “Thinking Man’s Sativa” really has an odd allure to one’s genius. It subdues symptoms of many mental disorders including depression, anxiety, and PTSD by providing peace of mind. Its ability to clear the mind also helps patients with ADD/ADHD concentrate on tasks. At the same time, the feeling of productivity brings out happy hormones that effectively turn the mood upbeat.
In the body, a jolt of energy rouses users from lethargy, vanishing fatigue that results from stress, exhaustion, or overwork. It relaxes the muscles to prevent it from contracting and causing unnecessary pain. Because of its anti-emetic properties, is is a great source of comfort to patients who deal with spasms either as a result of disease or disorder.
Growing Dr. Grinspoon
Developing a single Dr. Grinspoon plant is not an easy task to achieve. It needs more attention, time, and patience than most strains due to its lanky structure. Nevertheless, the rewards from a single bud outweigh all the hardships and labor that comes with Dr. Grinspoon.
Unlike most strains, the particular herb’s buds are best grown indoors or in greenhouses. Its buds need 13 to 14 weeks to mature, and doing it outdoors can be challenging especially due to unpredictable factors like strong gusts of wind or harsh weather. Cultivating in a controlled environment give these plants good chances of survival. However, it entails a lot of pruning and cutting to manage its height.
Once the flowers turn to red and green, get the buckets ready for harvest. Each plant is expected to yield at least 350 grams per square meter indoors.
This is not to say the plant should not be grown outdoors. In fact, it thrives under a Mediterranean-like climate where it receives most sunlight. Rather, growers in the northern hemisphere will have to wait a little longer. It is best harvested from the middle to late November with each plant yielding up to 300 grams.
However, these are not the typical popcorn clusters of nuggets densely packed in a single cola. Instead, Dr. Grinspoon buds are loosely attached to twig-like branches, resembling blueberries.
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