A strain with a rather mysterious impression, UW definitely has a name that would strike curiosity in its users. Legends say that this strain was swiped from a prominent university in Pacific Northwest by a student gone rogue, and this has sparked a cult following dating back to the 90s. Indeed, not all heroes wear capes.
Of course, this story isn’t just for show – aromatic, dreamy and eminently relaxing, these qualities guarantee this strain to pass a cannabis connoisseurs standard with flying colors. It marched onto the top shelves of the market relatively quick, and it endured decades of popularity for good reasons.
Marked by purple streaks, its beauty signifies its powerful Indica qualities. Also known as U-Dub, this is best used after a long day of grueling exams and lectures. Without a doubt, this bud will teach smokers what it means to truly unwind from head-to-toe.
|UW Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||19% to 24%|
|CBD %||Up to 0.1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||350 g/sqm / 420 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Other than its bag appeal, UW’s delicious aroma adds to its top-selling qualities. It’s packed with fruity flavors of freshly-picked grapes at the base, although the scent leans more on a youthful impression as floral notes accentuate its colorful palate.
Like a spiked grape juice, its smoke leaves a rather spicy kick towards the end. Contrary to its heavy-hitting effects, the strain’s smoke is a light experience. Upon exhaling, the sweet and sour flavors will have smokers smacking their lips and enticed to reach for another hit.
This strain may be named after a prestigious university, but don’t expect this to put anyone in the mood to study. It’s a body-focused high that creeps up behind before slowly taking hold, leaving users exceptionally stoned.
Despite having a bit of Sativa in its gene pool, the strain only stimulates the mind enough to conjure a distinct sense of dopey fulfillment in users. After a week of juggling one task after another, this serves to pacify the mind and expel stress from their system.
As the high tapers off into a cloudy haze, a physical heaviness overtakes and thoroughly softens up stiffness. This is best enjoyed with a movie marathon or some mellow music in the background to add an even more atmospheric vibe. Truly a bedtime treat, sweet dreams are made of this.
Of course, sleep has always been the end goal of this strain. However, taking too much may leave beginners stuck to the coach. Unless they want to sit back motionless, taking it in moderation is advised in order to fully enjoy the strain’s other effects.
Despite the high being physically focused, the effects may still be overwhelming to those who are sensitive to its potency. As such, dizziness may still occur and in some rare cases may even take off into bouts of paranoia and anxiety. As such, taking it in moderate dosages is recommended.
Moreover, the most common side effects are simply feeling parched and slightly irritated in the eyes. This dryness is quite common in many varieties, and can be soothed by taking a glass of water before, during and after smoking sessions.
Medical Use and Benefits
UW may not be rewarded with a high-grade CBD, but this strain practically has a PhD on stress-busting abilities. Its THC reaches a concentration of up to 24%, making this truly effective in ridding the body of any persisting ailments.
Moreover, it takes patients on a higher level of relaxation, one that re-connects them to their inner peace. This sense of calm allows not just the body to loosen up, but also enjoy a brief mental repose.
The heavy-lidded high soon tapers off into a pain-killing machine, targeting on symptoms such as muscle spasms, chronic migraines, joint inflammations and other run-of-the-mill pains. As it takes the edge off, even the hardiest of insomniacs won’t be able to resist the sandman beckoning them to take a full night of sleep.
Due to the mystery of its origins and genetics, getting commercially available seeds of this plant may be challenging. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature and healthy plants in order to grow genetically identical clones.
However, it comes relatively easier on the process of its growth. As it stands between a medium to tall height of 165 cm, topping the plants is advised in order to let the lower nodes have proper airflow and sunlight. Not only that, but it helps encourage bud growth as well as make it manageable in indoor setups.
On that note, flowering time takes about 8 to 9 weeks with a yield of 350 grams per square meter. In addition, keeping a semi-humid condition during flowering stage will help the plant flourish better.
Meanwhile, cultivating it outdoors would need a dry and sunny Mediterranean climate. It should be ready by middle to late October with an average yield of 420 grams per plant.
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