Green Love Potion is a heavily indica-dominant hybrid that delivers both potent sedation and a fragrant, soothing smoke. Created by Samsara Seeds, the prolific breeders who have given us Ultraviolet, the bud is a combination of two other indica strains: the herbal Lavender and the complex Black Domina. The result of this cross is a heady strain that allows for some lucidity and productivity despite its relaxation. Green Love Potion's psychoactivity has been measured at between 11% and 24%.
Green Love Potion is marked by relatively small flowers that cling together in roughly spherical shapes. The buds have a tight, indica-type structure, with their leaves curling tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a vivid shade of spring green and are twisted through with hairy yellow and orange pistils. Frequently, phenotypes of this strain also show off patches of deep blue and purple -- these surprising colors are due to the presence of anthocyanin pigments, which release uncommon hues when activated by cold weather in a process similar to the changing of foliage in autumn due to depleted chlorophyll levels. Finally, cloudy white trichomes cap off these already-colorful buds and make them very hard to break up without a grinder.
Whether or not you've imagined the aroma of a love potion before, Green Love Potion's smell may surprise. When properly cured, flowers of Green Love Potion burst with a fresh pine bouquet. Herbal accents similar to sage or eucalyptus are also lurking underneath. Grinding up or breaking apart these tight nugs release a vaguely astringent, ammonia-like scent. When combusted, Green Love Potion burns with a harsh smoke that's more likely than not to induce coughing. On the exhale, this smoke can have a sweet and piney taste on the exhale, somewhat like sap.
Green Love Potion offers a creeper of a high that may take many minutes after users have sampled its rich smoke before revealing itself. Initial effects manifest as a sudden flushing in the face and an increase in salivation. Eventually, a tingly wave of relaxation may spread through the core and all the way out to the fingertips and toes. In addition to a weighty feeling in the legs, smokers may also notice their eyelids beginning to sag, regardless of any prior energy levels. This can be especially obvious to users who toke while sitting down -- suddenly standing up and attempting to move can trigger a powerful head rush. Green Love Potion's body high is soon accompanied by an uptick in cerebral thinking. The user's thoughts may jump from one to the next in fast succession or may become inordinately fixated on a single topic. Despite this mindrace, consumers are typically able to remain lucid and keep up with conversations and responsibilities. As such, Green Love Potion can be great for crossing things off of a long to-do list, including anything from analytical work-related tasks to mundane chores like doing the dishes. This strain's stimulation of mental and physical energy is also good for activities that involve the use of both mind and body; indeed, as its name implies, Green Love Potion can be an aphrodisiac in the right circumstances. Note that as dosage is increased, couchlock is likely to take over and plunge smokers into a sedated trance. Because of its slow decrescendo of effects, this strain is best consumed between late afternoon and early evening.
Green Love Potion's versatile properties can also have some utility for medical cannabis patients. Its sustained feeling of concentration may aid focus for those with attention deficit disorders. Physiologically speaking, it can also soothe aches and pains, whether they're chronic and nerve-related or relatively minor, like headaches. Because its early stages are associated with cerebral thinking, patients who are prone to panic or paranoia should consume Green Love Potion with some caution.
Seeds of Green Love Potion can be obtained from several online retailers. The strain can be grown indoors or outdoors, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Its plants grow short and bushy and can be easily accommodated indoors. Green Love Potion flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors and yields as much as 46 grams (or 1.6 ounces) or flower per square foot of plant.
With a well-balanced high and strikingly colorful flowers, Green Love Potion is sure to find lovers from both indica and sativa fanbases. The strain's high volume of resin can also be good for producing hash and other THC concentrates.