El Nino is an Indica-dominant hybrid that won first prize in the Bio category at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1998. It is known for delivering a wonderfully balanced mix of both Indica and Sativa effects.
This strain can make users feel happy and giggly. Experienced users report feeling clear-minded and focused. Once ingested, the strain produces a strong body high, which is followed by a tingling numbness that can last over two hours. Unlike most strains that list up to five negative effects, this strain has only two reported side effects: dry mouth and eyes. However, paranoia has also been reported when El Nino is taken in higher doses.
The strain is ideal for day-time use as it provides lasting relief from chronic aches and pains. El Nino's cerebral effects make it useful for relief of stress, anxiety, and depression. Many El Nino users find it helpful for getting a full night's sleep. Others use it to stimulate appetite.
Green House Seeds crossed Haze, Super Skunk, and White Widow to create a potent strain with a good yield. El Nino can be grown both indoors and out. It does well in the Sea of Green setup. Inside, El Nino can produce between 400 and 700 grams per square meter after an eight to nine week flowering cycle. Outside, it can produce up to 900 grams per plant. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is ready for harvest by April. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is ready by the end of September. This strain has a THC count nearing 15% and a CBD count over 1%.