Regarded at one time as the most potent Indica in the world, Sensi Star has provided full-bodied effects to countless people. Bred by Paradise Seeds several decades ago, this classic has won numerous accolades including top honors in 1999, 2000 and 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup. All in all, it has bagged awards in at least 15 major competitions since its release in 1995.
Its lineage, though, is vague. Nonetheless, that is not important and has not stopped it from superstar status in the cannabis scene. With a THC content ranging from 22% to 24%, one can expect to be hit hard by Sensi Star. It is fast-acting, potent and a very enjoyable strain for both beginners and experienced users.
Even when used in moderation, it tends to send users off to dreamland. As such, it is perfect for evening use especially at the end of a long and tiring day.
|Sensi Star Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30 / 70|
|THC %||22% to 24%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||350 g/m2 / 400 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
A lot of strains come with pungent odors. Not Sensi Star though. The smell of citrus and pine mixed with damp earth is mild and pleasant to the senses. Upon drawing in the smoke, a sweet lemony taste becomes apparent, and it leaves a spicy aftertaste.
A mostly Indica strain, Sensi Star retains enough of its Sativa heritage to induce cerebral euphoria. As the effects continue to surge into the mind and the body, it brings on an uplifting feeling that leaves users in a state of happiness.
Even as it uplifts the mood, the physical effects of the strain continuously flow into the body. Soon, as it starts to intensify, the more users feel relaxed. Depending on tolerance or amount of consumption, it may also cause laziness and lead to a couch-lock.
Sensi Star is not unlike others in that its use can have potential adverse effects. However, these conditions are not at all worrisome. Often, it causes people to have dry mouth and eyes. While experienced users are well aware of these occurrences, some beginners may be caught off-guard. There’s nothing one can do about these but to sip water to keep the throat from feeling too dry.
As Sensi Star can be quite intense, it may cause dizziness. Some people could even have a slight headache. Although unlikely, a few users potentially might feel a bit paranoid.
Medical Use and Benefits
Sensi Star, in bringing on a euphoric high and full-bodied relaxation is an excellent stress-reliever. It affords people with depression a reprieve and a chance to focus on the positive with not much choice. In essence, it is impossible not to feel happy while under its influence.
As it does have anti-inflammatory and mild sedative-like properties, its value to people suffering from chronic pains and aches is immeasurable. For decades, it has given comfort to those who have to endure muscle spasms, migraines, joint pains and other body aches.
Aside from de-stressing and relaxing, Sensi Star is also useful to people who need help to sleep like Insomniacs. That is because another of its effects is causing drowsiness. In fact, most people who use Sensi Star do end up sleeping, and that is why it is perfect for use at the end of the day.
Growing Sensi Star
A star not only in its exceptional effects but also in the garden. Sensi Star boasts of a beautiful, mossy appearance. It has green buds with hints of rust all over and is covered with a thick coating of resin. Furthermore, this plant is also a vigorous producer.
If one has plans of growing this cannabis, be excited as it can thrive indoors or outdoors really well. Sensi Star is a hardy plant that can tolerate changes in the temperature but should not be left to freeze in the cold. It has a bushy growth so topping it during the vegetative stage is a must. Buds produced are very dense so one must keep it away from too much moisture. That way, the growth of mold and mildew is not likely to happen.
Indoors, one can maximize the yield by planting it using the sea of green or screen of green methods. This cannabis thrives well when grown on soil or using hydroponics. It has an indoor flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks with a yield of 350 grams per square meter.
When cultivated outdoors, Sensi Star loves plenty of sunlight and must be sheltered from the rain. It also responds well to a regular feeding regimen and enters the flowering stage in early October. This cannabis is expected to yield an average of 400 grams per plant.
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