There is an innumerable number of Sativa dominant cannabis strains available. But finding one that is almost pure Sativa is rare. On that note, that is one of the things that sets Stardawg apart from its peers.
Another thing that is remarkable about this strain is that over the years, there have been many breeders. As such, several phenotypes have appeared on the scene. For instance, Corey Haim and Illuminati are both known for their heavy-hitting traits. Guava, as its name implies, is sweet. Kate Upton, on the other hand, has an almost purple color. Besides these four phenotypes, there are also different variants called by the same name. While our features strain is predominantly a Sativa hybrid, others lean more towards the Indica side.
A cross between Chemdawg #4 and Tres Dawg, its breeder Top Dawg Seeds deemed it the most potent strain in the Chem line. Indeed, tests have shown that Stardawg contains up to a whopping 25% THC.
|Stardawg Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Chemdawg #4 x Tres Dawg|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||90% / 10%|
|THC %||16% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 0.59%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Early to mid-October|
|Average Yield||400 to 600 g/m2 / 50 to 300 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Some people describe the fragrance of Stardawg as being reminiscent of a roadkill skunk. Regardless, the strain we are referring to has a different aroma. It does emit a pungent odor of fuel and lemon that is more like the household cleaner Pinesol. It does blend in well with the refreshing smell of earth. As its fragrance carries over, a sweet note accompanies its flavors.
Stardawg did not receive multiple Cannabis Cup awards through the years for nothing. Furthermore, it was also one of the High Times top 10 strains of 2016. All the accolades are mostly due to the quality of the effects that it delivers to the users.
At its onset, the strain induces an energizing buzz that uplifts the spirit. In no time at all, the cerebral high causes users to feel a slight pressure behind the eyes and at the back of their neck. As cerebral euphoria sets in, most people tend to feel very sociable. Hence, expect to become talkative. Used with a group of people, not only will everyone be talking at the same time, anticipate a lot of laughter too.
Besides the glee, users often find themselves stimulated and energized. As such, it causes them to feel active. Add to that the mental clarity and intense focus, most people can do tasks better. Forming ideas and thoughts is also greatly enhanced as the creative juice keeps oozing out of the brain.
One thing to remember though is that Stardawg is exceptionally potent. Use a tad bit too much, and its cerebral effects become psychedelic. Perhaps that is as close as one can get to LSD without using the drug.
Besides the psychedelic effects as a result of using more than enough, Stardawg can also cause some adverse effects. Not to worry though as these do not have any long-term harm.
Once the Sative traits of Stardawg kick in, the buzzing cerebral euphoria may cause some people to feel a little dizzy. Furthermore, it may also cause a mild headache. In extreme cases, some people may even feel paranoid.
Other than the effects mentioned above, the most common side effects of using Stardawg or any cannabis strain for that matter are dry eyes and mouth.
Medical Use and Benefits
The same effects that endeared Stardawg to its users are also the same ones that entice medical cannabis users. For instance, the mind-bending euphoric high can wipe away negative thoughts and emotion. Because of that, it is useful as a stress reliever. As users tend to feel uplifted and happy, it helps patients with mental disorders such as depression and anxiety cope.
Often overlooked is that the strain still has a small Indica side. Hence, throughout all the fantastic cerebral effects, it also delivers a soothing sensation to the body. A lot of people has reported its use for mild pain relief. It appears though that much of it is more psychological.
During the comedown, most people tend to feel hungry. For that reason, it can be an excellent stimulant to help people improve their appetite if that what they need.
Stardawg can grow outdoor and indoor, as well as in greenhouses. It thrives in a climate that is similar to that of the Mediterranean. Once mature, sparkling trichomes cover its dark green buds with red and orange hair. Because of the thick frosting, the belief of many is that it is the reason for referencing star for its name.
As for cultivating the plant indoor, it will grow regardless if one were to use hydroponics or soil as the medium. Stardawg may be a little susceptible to molds. Hence, maintaining the right humidity level in its habitat is crucial to its healthy growth. Under 600 to 1000 watts of light, the plant can produce anywhere from 400 to 600 grams per square meter.
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