Born in temperate, cannabis-friendly Colorado, Kelly Hill Gold is an indica-dominant hybrid. The strain was created by Joseph Arthur Botanicals as a combination of classic Chemdawg 4 and Mexican landrace Acapulco Gold. Besides a body-centered high, the strain offers an earthy, toasted aroma.
Flowers of Kelly Hill Gold are solidly shaped and appear to be medium to large in size. The buds, which adhere in a chunky, almost spherical formation, have a characteristically indica structure, with a compact core and small, tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves, appropriately enough, are a bright kelly green and are interspersed with vivid orange pistils. Although parent strain Acapulco Gold is crowned with amber-colored trichomes, Kelly Hill Gold seems to be caked with cloudy white resin instead.
Kelly Hill Gold may appeal to fans of Kush varieties with its rich earthy scent. The flowers have a predominantly spicy, peppery aroma that reveals some cocoa-like notes on close inspection. Breaking apart or grinding up these dense flowers, meanwhile, yields the woodsy scent of pine as well. When Kelly Hill Gold is burnt, it gives off a thick and possibly choking smoke that's liable to cause coughing. On the exhale, this heavy smoke may taste nutty and slightly toasted.
Kelly Hill Gold may take so much time before revealing its high that consumers may forget that they've even ingested its hashy smoke. After 10 minutes or so, the strain can exert buzzy feelings in the head, ranging from a throb around the eyes and temples to a tingly stimulation of the salivary glands. The effects that follow these sensations have mostly to do with sensory perception; smokers may perceive certain external stimuli as more intense or dynamic than usual. Some even describe trippy phenomena like a flattening of any visual fields of depth. Coupled with a strange sense of time dilation, these trippy properties ensure that Kelly Hill Gold isn't the best choice for those trying to focus their attention on productivity or on complicated tasks. Instead, this bud is great for low-pressure settings -- including social gatherings, in which its giddy energy can be a great way to facilitate good vibes.
After an hour or so into the high, Kelly Hill Gold's physical effects become harder and harder to ignore. Heavy breathing and a weighty feeling in the extremities can set in and make users feel as if they're wading through Jello if trying to engage in physical activity. This sudden relaxation may result in decreased feelings of motivation, rendering a full agenda null and void. As a result, Kelly Hill Gold should be appreciated for its ability to take the edge off of a long, busy day, but not for its capacity to boost concentration. With increased dosage, couchlock become more and more of a possibility. Because of its sleepy, two-stage high, Kelly Hill Gold is recommended for evening consumption.
Kelly Hill Gold's mostly sedative properties can have some uses for medical cannabis patients as well. The strain's calming mood can be a great temporary treatment for stress, depression, and anxiety. It may also soothe physical discomfort, ranging from temporary aches to chronic, condition-related pain. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may address lesser problems like headaches or cramps. In properly relaxed circumstances, Kelly Hill Gold may even counteract insomnia, bringing about a deep and restful sleep. Because its cerebral effects are not particularly pronounced, Kelly Hill Gold is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or who aren't used to THC.
Seeds of this elusive strain do not appear to be available online. Instead, hopeful home growers should find a trusted source from which to obtain clippings, or $$clones.$$ These cuttings can be fostered indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit; that said, Kelly Hill Gold's landrace ancestry may make its plants resistant to adverse growing conditions like fluctuating temperatures. Although there are few guidelines available specific to this strain, we know that its indica-inflected flowers suggest short and squat plants. These indica buds also imply a short flowering time of anywhere from 7 to 9 weeks.
Kelly Hill Gold is a smooth, subtle indica that's a great choice for smokers who don't want to be completely knocked out.