Getting to know Green Crack is just like getting to know your ancestral predecessors: Green Crack is one of the top progenitors of most of the weed either your hippie grandparents, or you, have smoked, so knowing how to grow it, or its history, is going to be a tad vague—kinda like trying to read the faded, worn stone carvings from the Druids on Britain’s many standing stones.
Green Crack is technically a hybrid, with its main parent being Skunk #1 (which has a triple parentage that includes an Afghani indica strain), but in truth, Green Crack is chiefly a sativa-strong strain, and its effects reflect the sativa side of the THC Force.
The main effects you can expect from GC are very much sativa-based: energy, happiness, feelings of being uplifted, focused and very creative. One reviewer from Leafly said that this strain is not necessarily for lightweights who either have not smoked a lot of weed or are simply small people, physically. Another reviewer, however, must not have been such a lightweight, because he said the strain is boring.
On the other hand, the reason Green Crack earned its name is because of the amount of THC in the strain, as well as the feeling of compulsion to keep on consuming it. So we’re not sure whether to believe the second reviewer was smoking GC or not.
But because the original name has kind of unfortunately perpetuated the negative perceptions of marijuana still rampant throughout most of the US (and perhaps other places), it’s been re-dubbed “Cush” or “Green Cush” to soften the blow.
As said before, Green Crack/Cush is technically a hybrid, with Skunk #1 being its most known parent, but with a hint of Afghani indica in the genetic mix, thanks to Skunk’s own parentage being a mix of that indica, plus Acapulco Gold and Colombian Gold, two sativa strains. So yes, GC is one helluva powerful plant.
Despite its “Skunk” parentage, GC’s smell and flavor are actually quite pleasant, with earthy, fruity (many detect a “mango” flavor) and sweet aromas coming from the bud. Again, keep in mind that you’ll want to savor this strain, though you might feel compelled to take another hit, partly because of the potency and maybe partly because of the flavor.
There aren’t too many specific growth tips, other than the following: GC needs good air circulation, so pruning the bottom leaves/branches can assist with that necessity. Much like humans, Green Crack/Cush loves a 70-to-80-degree (F) range with 50% humidity. Not too humid, not too dry. Yup, like Baby Bear’s Porridge: just right!
History of Green Crack
Because this strain has its parentage from Skunk #1, which has its roots in 1970s weed-smoking days, there’s not a whole lot of extra, fascinating history to Green Crack, other than its been recently associated with Snoop Dogg, who gave the strain the “Green Crack” name, even though the aforementioned word “Cush” was associated with the strain long before Ol’ Snoop got his rapper paws on the stuff.
So, yeah, as we said, knowing the history of this strain is a bit like trying to read the faded, weather-worn ancient writing of the Druids: lost to the mists of time, basically.
But don’t let the crazy, modern, Snoop-Dogg-inspired name fool you: GC is high-quality weed, and is the genuine love-child from the days of free love, so put on your favorite tie-dye outfit, peace-symbol pendants, stick a flower in your hair and pretend you’re in the Haight-Ashbury district, or at a Grateful Dead concert…or wherever your weed-inspired creativity takes you.