SAGE. – though it seems like the sage usually used for cooking, healing or clearing out spaces, the cannabis version brings entirely different goodness. Its full name is Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium. Although it is Sativa-dominant, its effects are actually more balanced.
Created by TH Seeds, this cannabis has held its own in spite of the new hybrids that seem to pop out of nowhere every second of the day. In fact, it is also a past winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup. That is not surprising when one sees its lineage.
SAGE is a cross between the best of both worlds. On one side is Haze, one of the best Sativa hybrids worldwide and is notable for its high energy buzz. On the other side is an Afghani strain, arguably the best Indica of all time.
In crossing these two strains together, the offspring did lean towards Haze. As such, it delivers an incredible head high but follows it through with body relaxation.
|SAGE Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Haze x Afghani|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||75 / 25|
|THC %||18% to 20%|
|Flowering Period||10 to 11 weeks / Early November|
|Average Yield||300 to 350 g/m2 / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
The herb sage is not bad at all. But the strain is altogether another matter. It has a more exotic blend of earth and pine with a spicy note. While pungent, it is not overbearing. Once lit, it also emits a faint hint of fuel and wood.
Upon drawing in the smoke, the fragrance of SAGE is evident. Most people are likely to find its taste pleasant. Of course, that is only a prelude to the psychedelic effects it brings.
SAGE is one of the most potent strains in the market. It is fast-acting and gives a soaring cerebral buzz. This cannabis promotes creativity as well as influencing users to enjoy quality conversations with an intimate group. Apart from making people talkative, it also lets people feel upbeat as happy thoughts come rushing in.
While users are left feeling uplifted, the initial mental clarity delivered by the strain shifts to a dreamy experience. At this point, the Indica properties of SAGE is working its way to the body. As a warm, relaxing sensation drifts in, it does so without promoting laziness. Instead, it blends with the mental high to keep it steady and stable.
SAGE may be a wonder strain that everybody would love to get their hands on, but it also comes with some minor side effects. If smoked too much, this flower can get too psychedelic, especially for the beginners. And this may cause dizziness or even turn into a mild headache. If this persists, on rare occasions, some users experience bouts of paranoia.
There is also having dry eyes and mouth which is an ordinary discomfort people feel when smoking cannabis. So be prepared with a bottle of water on hand.
Medical Use and Benefits
With an impressively high THC, this plant provides balanced effects that help improve mental and body conditions. SAGE promotes mostly a mental high that can be very beneficial for many people. Those with mental health issues may find relief. For instance, the uplifting and calming effects of the strain can help manage symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.
This hybrid helps ease muscle cramps, joint pains, and other body aches. SAGE can also alleviate nausea and headache.
Some patients turn to this cannabis as it helps stimulate appetite after taking a series of extreme medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
SAGE has green leaves with elongated buds that are mostly covered with sticky crystals. This plant grows to around 120 to 140 centimeters indoors and even taller outside, reaching up to 300 centimeters. It can tolerate a changing climate but grows slow as compared to other cannabis strains.
Beginners may also take part in cultivating this plant as it is not finicky. Indoors, SAGE thrives best using the sea of green method. It thrives well in soil or hydroponics. One important note in growing this strain is that it should not be overwatered. Regular trimming is a must to allow for more light and air circulation. It has a flowering time of 10 to 11 weeks. While it seems too long, the reward is 300 to 350 grams of harvest per square meter.
SAGE loves the sunny outdoors. It readily adapts to changes in temperature. And, if all goes well, the plant is up for harvest during the early weeks of November. Each plant can produce up to 400 grams of buds.
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