Although its name is often a reference to dealers of hard and dangerous drugs, in this case, Dr. Feelgood is a potent well-balanced hybrid that's anything but dangerous. Creators Colorado Seed Company crossed their own Gupta Kush -- named for cannabis advocate Dr. Sanjay Gupta -- with Harlequin, a strain rich in CBD, THC's non-psychoactive counterpart. As a result, this hybrid offers physical effects that can be as therapeutic as they are entertaining. The strain also offers a musky, earthy flavor profile that will appeal to fans of OG varieties. Dr. Feelgood's THC levels range from 16% to 20% while its CBD levels run from 1% to 10%.
Dr. Feelgood is marked by medium to large-sized buds that adhere in a dense, solid bud structure. The flowers typically have an elongated shape that almost appears cylindrical. The leaves, which curl tightly inward toward their central stems, are a mossy green and are threaded through with twisting orange pistils. Many phenotypes of the strain are also flecked with pale shades of purple; these eye-catching hues are the result of anthocyanin pigments in the strain's genetics (possibly passed on from multicolored parent strain Harlequin) being stimulated by cold weather during the growing process. A thick coat of translucent white trichomes dots the inner and outer surfaces and give the flowers a silvery sheen.
The dank aroma of wet soil wafts up from cured buds of Dr. Feelgood. Some woodsy notes of pine and cedar accent this aroma and stop it from seeming overly musky. Grinding up or breaking open the flowers also yields some hashy and incense-like odors due to the influence of OG Kush. When combusted, Dr. Feelgood burns with a harsh, acrid smoke that can make eyes water and trigger coughing. On the exhale, the smoke leaves a musky, leathery aftertaste. Notably, Dr. Feelgood has no discernible grape flavors despite its often purple buds. This is because color and aroma are determined by pigments and terpenes, respectively -- which are separate chemical compounds.
Dr. Feelgood offers a gradual, creeping high. Several minutes after toking, consumers will begin to feel a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples. Some sights and sounds may take on a new dynamic as well, with many even reporting visual distortions. These trippy effects inspire creativity in some, making this a great strain to enjoy during some introspective solo time. In more social settings, Dr. Feelgood can inspire engaging and free-flowing conversation. As time passes, this strain's CBD content makes itself known. Users will feel a stoney body melt from the eyelids down to the toes. Couch-lock is not unheard of, and anyone looking to sustain productivity should opt for a more sativa-leaning strain. In high enough doses, Dr. Feelgood will lull smokers into a deep and restful sleep. This strain is not recommended for use during the day because of its tendency to bring about lethargy and apathy.
Because of the CBD in its genes, Dr. Feelgood can offer effective relief from physical symptoms. It soothes aches and pains, whether they're temporary as due to injury or chronic as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Its anti-inflammatory properties can take care of everyday annoyances like headaches or nausea. As noted, this strain's sedative effects may work against even stubborn cases of insomnia. Because it is unlikely to bring about recursive cerebral thinking, Dr. Feelgood may be good for users who are prone to panic and anxiety or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Dr. Feelgood's creators Colorado Seed Company have not made seeds of the strain available for sale online. As such, prospective growers will need to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to grow genetically identical $$clones.$$ A forgiving strain for newcomers to cultivation, Dr. Feelgood thrives indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Those looking to bring out the strain's eye-catching purple hues should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 to 15 degrees lower than average. Dr. Feelgood flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
Dr. Feelgood's thoroughly relaxing effects are a great way to unwind after a long day, whether you're lounging alone at home or spending time with some close friends.