Pandora’s Box Strain Review
True to its mythological allusion, the phrase Pandora’s Box refers to getting into a situation in which one has very little control over. However, unlike the box that contained sickness and death, its cannabis equivalent unleashes an unstoppable euphoria that is far from the destruction of mankind.
It sweeps users from the ground up with its stimulating head high. Meanwhile, its body buzz invigorates users through and through until accumulated fatigue disappears. For this reason, it is also a source of relief for patients from the medical marijuana community.
Its unbridled energy can be tracked back to its flagship parent, Jack the Ripper. From it, the strain also gained which is marked by the stress-busting abilities of its lemon-pine buds. Its boost in mental acuity is thanks to the giggly Space Queen, a Sativa-dominant hybrid that encourages the mind to explore deeper into one’s consciousness.
|Pandora’s Box Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Jack the Ripper x Space Queen|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||60/40|
|THC %||12% to 22%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/sqm / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Pandora’s Box boasts of a lively tropical pungency that is a mix of lemon, pine, and citrus. Like a juice blend, it rouses the soul with its invigorating zest.
Its tanginess can sometimes have users puckering up on the inhale. However, it is quickly followed by a hint of woody pine as well as a sweet aftertaste that intensifies on the exhale.
There are many users who appreciate the rousing high of Pandora’s Box. Almost immediately after the first two or three puffs, it clears the head with a rush of euphoria that delivers an energizing buzz all throughout the body.
During the initial onset, it unlocks and heightens motivation. The newfound zeal inspires an influx of thoughts that flow and form freely into innovative solutions. While many casual users prefer to use the stimulating head high to power up through the day, the experience is quite different for some. Rather than an influx of profound ideas, it is a montage of happy memories that leave one feeling upbeat.
As the hours pass, the zing of energy from the onset remains felt. This time, it is a light pressure that envelops the body which, as it wears on, causes the muscles to melt under a soothing sensation. Its warmth may not cause lethargy, but the heaviness tones down the initial vigor to keep from over stimulating users.
When used in higher doses, the effects can be rather intense. After all, it does have a THC level of up to 22%. It can cause one to trip out or leave the body stuck to the couch.
Pandora’s Box may sound rather intimidating, but its slew of side-effects are more uncomfortable than damaging. Whether veteran or beginner, a mild case of dryness will beset the mouth and eyes. Staying hydrated can help ease the throat.
In higher doses, distressing offshoots like dizziness, paranoia, or anxiety can also disturb users. Although it only lasts for hours, it can have a grave effect on one’s ability to enjoy Pandora’s Box.
Medical Use and Benefits
Pandora’s Box, when combusted, does not unleash an influx of sickness or death unto the world. Instead, it buries the symptoms of mental and physical ailments. The newly-found freedom from problems releases users from the clutches of chronic stress.
Basking in inner peace, it is not uncommon for patients with depression and other mental health issues like PTSD to find comfort in the strain’s stimulating buzz. It leaves one feeling upbeat as spirits are high on euphoria. At the same time, it bestows a calm, optimistic frame of mind to help manage the debilitating effects of overwhelming dread and anxiety.
Combined with high contents of THC and CBD, the herb also possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing effects that soothe every inch of the body. As tensions like backaches, migraines, eye pressure or muscle cramps are dampened, the limbs go soft and take on a lazier state. It also gets of nausea by keeping acids in the stomach stable.
Growing Pandora’s Box
The plant bears a humongous cola of airy, pinecone-shaped buds. Each one with streaks of fiery pistils scattered like a blaze. A thick layer of resin and a sparkling coat of trichomes blanketing the nuggets showcase its definite impressive potency.
Like other Sativa-dominant strains, it has a lanky structure that can easily break from the weight of its own heavy buds or when fazed by strong winds. As such, growers may need to know more than just the basic gardening skills when cultivating the sensitive plant. For this reason, many prefer cultivating Pandora’s Box indoors where it can easily be managed.
In a controllable environment, growers can easily adjust factors like temperature, humidity, and temperature. Not only that, one also has the option to use either soil or hydroponics as a medium. The former will enhance flavor while the latter produces cleaner nugs free of pesticides. Regardless, the plant will mature handsomely with each square meter producing between 350 to 450 grams of buds within 8 to 10 weeks. Using the Screen of Green setup will not only encourage bud growth, but also higher yields.
Cultivators in locations with constant sunshine and pleasant all-around conditions, like the Mediterranean, can expect the herb to flower earlier. However, growers from the northern hemisphere should expect it to bloom around the second to last week of October. Once ready for harvest, it will yield at least 450 grams per plant.
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