One might assume that a strain named after a record-setting Olympic Gold Medalist would be an energizing and uplifting sativa. However, the Mike Phelps cannabis strain was perhaps given its name because of its restorative properties that reviewers claim to enjoy. After all, the workload sustained by a caliber athlete such as Phelps would require proper recovery and healing while not training.
The roots of this strain can be traced back to Long Beach where it is widely believed that Master Kush was Crossed with Olympic Kush. This gave birth to the great Mike Phelps strain. Its flowers have mint-green tree and trapezoid-shaped nuggets generously decorated with fiery-red pistils. The buds look to be spotted with flakes of white fuzzy-trichomes. Combusting this strain ignites the taste of a pine forest and sour lemons. After the thick cloud is released, a spicy-mint flavor lingers on the palate.
Mike Phelps THC levels routinely test over 25%. Medical users have reported great success in treating mood disorders like PTSD, anxiety, and depression with this strain. A warm yet gentle tingle reputedly was felt in the temples, then a blissful wave of relaxation pulsating down the body from the eyes. Sedated and numb muscles became fully relaxed and the mind was in a tranquil state of peace. Some medical users are giving this strain great reviews for treating chronic pain as well as for stimulating appetite in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.