LA Confidential Strain Review
The word confidential aptly describes the cannabis scene. Although there is a widening acceptance, it remains regulated or banned in most territories. So, many people who grow a couple of plants in their homes keep it a secret. Breeders withhold specific information on hybrids they developed to prevent others from coming up with a duplicate.
One area where keeping it private is not an option is when a strain rises to prominence. In essence, cultivation and sometimes, even its sale and use, is something many entities like to keep out of public knowledge, its qualities and benefits is another thing.
Take LA Confidential, for example. Bred by DNA Genetics, it is a cross between OG LA Affie and an Afghani landrace strain. Affie, itself, originated from Southern California and is notorious for its devastating knockout effects. By crossing these two Indica strains, the breeder created one that retains the potency as well as having better flavors and aroma.
It rose to prominence after bagging the Indica category of the 2004 High Times Cannabis Cup. To prove that it was no fluke, it went on to win yet again the following year.
Pretty to look at, its effects are even more beautiful and one that beginners and experienced users are not likely to forget. Whatever the reason was for picking its name, one thing that can be said about this strain is that the secret is out of the bag. There is nothing confidential about this hybrid anymore.
|LA Confidential Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||OG LA Affie x Afghani|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||0 / 100|
|THC %||20% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.01% to 0.26%|
|Flowering Period||6 to 8 weeks / Late September to early October|
|Average Yield||400 g/m2 / 500 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Smoking this cannabis is like taking a walk in the forest full of refreshing pines. It has an earthy odor with a hint of spice in the first few puffs. Though pungent, LA Confidential’s aroma is smooth and does not linger much.
This strain tastes creamy which also leaves a sweet note in the mouth. Also, there is a skunky aftertaste plus the piney flavor that is very dominant in this plant.
A part of what makes the LA Confidential special is in its psychedelic effects that are unlike anything that was seen before leading to its winning the High Time Cannabis Cup back in 2004. Furthermore, most people tend to think of Indica effects as kicking in after perhaps ten minutes or more.
LA Confidential is actually as fast-acting strain in that its peaceful mind and body effects manifest early. As the calming sensation spreads all over the body, it is natural for users to feel the tension leaving and muscles relaxing. During this time, most feel their mood uplifted. In turn, this leads to a feeling of contentment, then happiness, and with some to the point of elation.
It is a potent strain that comes with as much as 25% THC. Beginners may feel that the early effects are all that there is which leads some to take a few more tokes. Not that it is a mistake, but there is more to come even with moderate use.
As the physical effects begin to intensify, most users tend to fall into a deep state of relaxation. From a clear-headed high, it may not reach a higher level of psychedelic experience in which it is possible to have auditory and visual distortions. Some people like to use it for medication, for instance. Gradually, most people end up simply falling into sleep.
LA Confidential is not without any of the associated adverse effects of using cannabis. Dry mouth and dry eyes, for example, are the two most typical ones that users experience. Granted that its symptoms vary in severity depending on usage and tolerance, it is often mild.
In other cases, and mainly due to overindulging, other conditions that may occur are feeling dizzy or having a mild headache. A few people might also feel a bit paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
LA Confidential is multi-purpose in the sense that it is not only used for recreational purposes but also for medical reasons.
As stress is one of the most common problems in the world today, many people turn to cannabis as a way to release it. Besides that, its uplifting and relaxing properties also help people combat chronic stress, depression, and ADHD.
It has sedating and anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief and comfort from pains and aches caused by chronic illnesses including arthritis.
For people who need to stimulate their appetite, using a tiny amount of LA Confidential should do the trick. However, those who need to sleep may find it more conducive to use a little bit more but well within limits.
Growing LA Confidential
LA Confidential has dark leaves with very appealing reddish-orange pistils. Its nugs are covered with heavily-frosted white trichomes.
This medium-tall cannabis is not just a pretty sight out there. It is also hardy and resistant to most molds and mildew. For that reason, growers should find tending to the plant a little less of a hassle as it is not prone to infections.
This marijuana plant can grow anywhere as long the climate is consistently warm and dry with a temperature ranging from 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. For more yield, increasing the bud sites is a must. A SCROG or Screen of Green is an excellent method to improve production regardless if one uses soil or hydroponics.
During the flowering stage, boosting the medium of the plant with phosphorous and potassium helps make the nugs dense. Heavy feedings also assist the growth of this particular cannabis.
Indoors, growers must make space when planting this strain because it can stretch and spread out. It flowers in 6 to 8 weeks and yields around 400 grams per square meter.
Outdoors, LA Confidential is much happier and free. In fact, it is highly recommended if it is possible. Around the end of September to early October, it flowers and yields around 500 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used LA Confidential? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.