Named for its intricately designed and unique method of consumption, Thai Sticks is a pure sativa landrace that began in Thailand, only making its way to the US in the 70s. The traditional way of smoking Thai Sticks is to skewer the buds on long, thin sticks of bamboo, then secure the nugs with fibers pulled from the cannabis plant itself. Thereafter, the buds are dipped in hash oil for added potency and burned. These practices are typically found only in Thailand nowadays, however, if you are feeling adventurous you could give it a try.
In spite of the elaborate practices associated with this bud, the moderate THC content leaves it feeling like a pretty average sativa. If the oil is added for potency you'll find it increase by around 5% in most cases. The aroma is floral with sweet fruit and spicy undertones. The forefront scent leans towards potpourri and sugar, as does its flavors. The dark green nugs turn to a pungent spiciness upon burning, giving it a spectrum of notes.
As previously mentioned, this is a fairly average sativa high with periods of uplifting energy and periods of utter relaxation. This is a slow starting high that fills you with an onset of euphoria that ebbs and flows throughout the experience. After a long build, you'll feel yourself starting to etch out your focus and may find yourself bursting to get creative. If you are the social type, this talkative bud will be your next go-to for its ability to keep the user giddy and chatty for hours. Though this is typically an upper level high, your body will be most certainly relaxed throughout. Thai Sticks is a great medical strain for a myriad of reasons. Namely, it is a wonderful strain for mental illnesses and mood disorders such as depression, stress, bipolar, and ADHD. It is not recommended for anyone who suffers from moderate to severe anxiety as it tends to increase heart rate and focus which can occasionally agitate symptoms. As it is a stimulant, it is also beneficial to those who suffer from appetite loss and lack of focus. The energy provided helps with chronic fatigue and mild sleep disorders.
Growers outside of tropical climates will find this to be a challenging plant. Greenhouse gardens will have an easier time, though it is still considered an advanced grow. If you are patient enough to give this one a try and are an expert level cultivator, this long growth cycle and slow flowering plant will give you a very high yield. Remember, this one favors heat and moisture.
Whether you go the traditional route or not, this is a legendary strain that has given birth to many of the world's favorites including Haze, Voodoo, and Juicy Fruit. Its strong but comfortable effects make it a great choice for anyone looking for a little pick me up to get through a long day. Many would consider this a wake and bake strain, however, it may be better suited for afternoon use because of its heavily relaxing side.