Legend of Nigeria is a sativa dominant strain crafted by California-based growers Swamp Boys Seeds. This hybrid is a cross between two of Swamp Boys' own proprietary strains: Legend OG and Nigerian. The result carries a dynamic flavor and delivers buoyant, energetic effects that are right at home in a variety of settings. Legend of Nigeria's THC content has been measured at between 18% and 24%.
The flower's size is larger than normal and takes a spade-like shape. When it comes to their internal structure, these nuggets are surprising indica influence with leaves growing closely together in a dense, solid fashion. The leaves are a faint sage green and twisted through with curly, dark brown pistils coated with sticky white trichomes that make these buds appear paler than they already are.
A first whiff of cured buds of Legend of Nigeria will pick up on a fruity aroma with distinct notes of berry and lemon, while a closer inspection may detect some hints of earth and musk. Breaking up these flowers yields some astringent fumes of diesel. When this strain is burnt in a pipe or a joint, its bold flavors come together in a heavy and somewhat sour smoke that can taste like a combination of citrus and skunk when exhaling.
As is often the case with sativa varieties, Legend OG's high manifests quickly, hitting users with a head rush and concerted pressure around the temples; other facial tingles like a flushing in the cheeks and increased salivation are also possible. Once they adjust to these odd sensations, though, smokers are launched into a new orbit of cerebral activity. Thoughts may seem to take on a new complexity, leading users to point out previously inconceivable connections between certain things. This kind of mental stimulation can allow for productivity when it comes to everything from creative projects and brainstorms to detailed analytical tasks. When it's shared in social situations, Legend of Nigeria's head high can spark friendly vibes and free-flowing conversations.
Even as these buzzy effects wear on, smokers tend to be unaffected by weighty physical feelings. That said, the strain's initial cerebral surge can be dampened by an impending sensory distortion-- users may experience mild visual auditory or visual hallucinations and may be subject to trippy phenomena like time dilation. Those who enjoy these psychedelic properties can push them to the max with enhancements like moody music or a visually engaging movie. Because of its mostly upbeat high, Legend of Nigeria is recommended for daytime, and for experienced smokers even morning consumption.
This bouncy recreational high can also be of use to many medical cannabis patients. Its zoned-in way of thinking can help those with ADD to work more diligently on one task at a time. Additionally, its mood-boosting properties may soothe the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical side, Legend of Nigeria may lessen the severity of aches and pains, whether they're due to temporary inflammation or to serious chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and COPD. Its tendency to provoke hunger also makes it a reliable appetite stimulant for those dealing with digestive problems or invasive treatments like chemotherapy. However, because its intensely thoughtful effects can take a wrong turn into paranoia in the wrong conditions and might not be the best option for patients who are inexperienced with THC or prone to panic.
For prospective home growers, Swamp Boys made seeds available for online purchase. It can be grown in controlled indoor conditions or outdoors in a hot, humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70 degrees. True to their sativa roots, this plant grows tall and branchy, requiring indoor gardeners to do some occasional pruning. Legend of Nigeria starts to flower after about nine weeks and offers growers a high yield of buds at maturity.
A solid all-day smoke, Legend of Nigeria offers unabated energy and mental clarity for sativa fans. Its genetic background may also make this strain worth seeking out by landrace fans.