Although it sounds like a rare flower that only blooms in the morning, Early Miss is actually a strain of cannabis that's bred for early automatic flowering. Early Miss is the brainchild of Crop King Seeds and is a cross between two heavy hitters: notoriously resinous White Widow and high-yielding Big Bud. The result offers a complex flavor profile alongside a deeply relaxing high. Its THC content ranges from 15% to 21%.
Early Miss' flowers vary in size from small to medium and adhere in tapered, spade-like formations. The buds have the dense, compact structure usually associated with other indica-dominant varieties. The small leaves, which curly tightly inward toward their central stems, are a dark, mossy green and are shot through with curly yellow and orange hairs -- which are actually pistils. Finally, parent strain White Widow passes on its propensity for high trichome production, coating these flowers in resinous secretions.
A first whiff of Early Miss' flowers hits the palate with their strong spicy characters. A closer inspection reveals some herbal, eucalyptus-like accents to complement these peppery notes. Grinding, meanwhile, releases the astringent odor of ammonia and is somewhat redolent of pencil shavings. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these strong flavors can burn with a harsh smoke when combusted. On the exhale, this smoke tastes lightly grassy with a lingering chemical aftertaste.
Early miss hits the user quickly, exerting some pressure around the eyes and face as it dilates blood vessels. This sensation may be accompanied by some flushing in the cheeks or an increase in salivation. After a while, the strain's physical oddities are supplanted by some cognitive changes; consumers may find their thoughts moving more quickly or taking on a new intensity. Additionally, some fans of the strain also report early sensory effects like visual and auditory distortions and an inexplicable feeling of time passing more slowly. Trippy properties like these can be pushed even further by adding atmospheric enhancements a special playlist or a visually engaging movie. Early Miss' mental buzz can also encourage free-flowing conversation and camaraderie, even when shared with new acquaintances.
After an hour or so of these mentally acute effects, the strain's physical properties become more and more apparent. As waves of sedation ripple through the core and limbs, users may feel a relief from deep muscular tension and may be able to breathe more deeply and easily. While Early Miss' initial feelings of cerebral clarity still persist at this point, users may lose some of their earlier motivation and energy. As such, in its later stages, the strain is best suited to enjoying passive activities like playing board games or binge-watching. In a properly relaxed set and setting -- or with a high enough dosage -- Early Miss can even lull susceptible smokers into a deep and restful sleep. Because of its two-stage high, EArly Miss is recommended for late afternoon or evening consumption, when it can be fully appreciated.
A versatile bud, Early Miss has a range of applications for medical cannabis patients. It can help those with attention deficit disorder to stay focused on single tasks, while its glowing euphoria may temporarily soothe the symptoms of stress and depression. The strain can also do away with physical pain, whether it's chronic and disease-related or due to minor inflammation. As noted, Early Miss can even work against insomnia, bringing much-needed sleep. Although its cerebral effects are not as strong as those of some more sativa-dominant strains, patients who are prone to panic or paranoia should nevertheless consume this bud with some caution.
Seeds of Early Miss are available for purchase from Crop King. A good grow for newcomers to cultivation, it can thrive indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a hot and humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain's short, bushy plants tend to flower with 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors.
Thanks to its dynamic effects, Early Miss is a great choice for indica and sativa lovers alike. It can be enjoyable whether you're toking alone or sharing with friends.