Green Crack

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Green Crack strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

The Green Crack strain is a uniquely named breed of cannabis created in Athens, Georgia sometime in the 1970s. It is a Sativa/Indica hybrid strain of cannabis. Despite the stylistic name, Green Crack has no association with any kind of illegal narcotic whatsoever and is just a strain of marijuana.

What is the Origin of the Green Crack Strain?

Thought to have been bred in Athens, Georgia sometime in the late 1970s, there are conflicting reports of when this strain of cannabis first appeared on the scene, but the typical story on the strain reports it first appearing in the early 1990s.

The Lineage Of Green Crack

The lineage of the Green Crack strain of bud is linked to the Skunk #1 Sativa. There is another major strain out there that composes Green Crack possibly an Indica of Afghani origin. It is similar to OG Kush, Chemdawg and Blue Dream strains of bud.

Green Crack History

Once called Cush, Green Crack wasn’t widely well-known until popular rapper and infamous cannabis aficionado Snoop Dogg popularized the strain by calling it the notorious name that it is known by today. Allegedly for its insanely addictive and energetic qualities due to its intense Sativa nature. Some people still refer to it as Cush, however, to keep any unneeded disgrace from being associated with this potent strain of bud.

How Is The Green Crack Strain Grown?

Green Crack is a decent strain for cannabis growers of all kinds of experience levels, but it is especially suitable for newer growers, particularly for those that are looking to limit themselves to just one kind of plant to experiment with the industry to see if it’s something they are truly interested in pursuing or not. Green Crack is pretty easy when it comes to growth, but its relatively low THC content might not make it a prime choice for those wanting a hard-hitting strain of bud. However, if one is looking for a strain that promotes energy and alertness, one can’t go wrong with it.

While it can be grown both indoors as well as outdoors, Green Crack grows most effectively in climates similar to the Mediterranean, i.e. lower humidity yet fairly sunny. When it comes to indoor growth, however, it’s doubly important to keep humidity levels low as this strain is prone to a type of mildew that can, easily, mess up and destroy entire crops of this bud in a heartbeat.

Whether soil-grown or hydroponically grown, Green Crack crops can generally be expected to grow 3-4 feet in height. It’s considered a good practice to “top” these kinds of plants, which is a practice where one makes sure to clip the large topmost leaves of the plant so that sunlight can reach stalks at lower levels to produce the greatest number of buds possible.

Green Crack produces what could be considered an average yield, producing around 18 ounces of bud for indoor-grown plants, and around 20 ounces for outdoor-grown plants. The usual flowering period is anywhere from 7 to 9 weeks, with harvests usually being ready in late September or early October.

Green Crack Cultivation Details:

7 – 9 weeks


18-20z /plant


Physical Traits of the Green Crack Strain

Green Crack is a quite tall, impressive-looking plant and has a few distinct features that separate itself from other strains of bud.

What Does Green Crack Look Like?

When it comes to appearance, Green Crack’s first noticeable trait is its dark green color, a typical feature of many Indicas. The bud patterns of Green Crack also give a serious indication of its Indica lineage as well. The buds are quite dense and in small clusters. The leaves of the plant take on a green/yellowish hue, however, some rare phenotypical instances can cause purple streaking when the plant is exposed to cold temperatures while the crop is growing.

The pistils on the plant emit a rust sort of color, which is a stark contrast from the bright flowers. The buds themselves look extremely sticky and have glazed diamond trichomes that almost sparkle when one looks at them. The plant, overall, can be explained as shiny and beautiful.

What Aroma Does Green Crack Have?

When the plant is cured properly, Green Crack flowers emit a crisp, citrus-Esque fragrance with earth-related woodsy scents. Just one sudden sniff of the plant can give one a strong sensation of flavor.

What flavors can you expect from Green Crack?

When it comes to a flavour profile, Green Crack can be summed up in a word: tangy. Extremely akin to citrus fruits like mango, and even some hints of spice (possibly due to the Afghan origin of the plant), Green Crack smokes extremely smooth and won’t leave one coughing uncontrollably. The very pronounced “tangy” effect will stay on the tongue for a while as well.

What Effects can you expect from Green Crack?

Green Crack gives a strong, buzz-filled experience that is commonly associated with Sativa-based strains. Instead of making a person docile or super relaxed, it provides high energy levels along with creating a more analytical perspective on mundane things, such as cleaning one’s house, making seemingly boring and common tasks far more interesting.

Another interesting component of Green Crack is its ability to give the user a deeper sense of inspiration and enthusiasm, especially when it comes to art-related subject matters. A particular film or piece of music can take on a much deeper and complex meaning when under the influence of this particular strain of marijuana, which may explain why Snoop Dogg took such a liking to this strain.

It’s a good idea not to smoke Green Crack in the evening hours, though, as it can leave the user feeling excessively wired and almost caffeinated. This is mostly because of its utter lack of relaxation-based properties, which are generally related to Indica-based strains. There is also some potential for relatively mild psychedelic effects, such as distortions in one’s visual field, and a stranger sense of time.

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