Pot of Gold is not what some might like to call an “easy-smoking” cannabis. For this reason, it is a strain that is best used by experienced consumers, or those who at least know what they are getting themselves into. This shouldn’t be too surprising considering it won the High Times Cup for its potency back in the day, but it seems worth it to mention in case you are considering trying this strain.
What makes this strain so powerful is that it is so indica-dominant, producing almost overpowering sedative effects at high doses. While the THC levels are high, the combination of its THC content and other strain-specific effects make for a heck of an experience with this particular bud. So, what can you expect to feel? Let’s start with the negative stuff first, and then move on to more fun and exciting ordeals.
The two most negative side effects of Pot of Gold can be mitigated with a little planning, but it is still a bit more harsh than other buds. The dry mouth and dry eyes that you can get from this strain can be pretty severe, so make sure you are prepared! One interesting trick to combat dry mouth is drinking through a straw—just figured we’d give you that little nugget.
Bouts of dizziness can occur with Pot of Gold, though normally these tend to occur for those who are less experienced with using cannabis. If you are susceptible to paranoia or anxiety when smoking, we would at the very least recommend taking it really easy with this strain, and more than likely suggest that you avoid it altogether. Pot of Gold can really get in your head, and if you’re not ready for it, it can be a doozy. Of course, that can also be a great thing…
Because Pot of Gold, for those who are experienced and are comfortable with their levels of tolerance, sure is a heck of a whole lot of fun! This strain is great for the night time. It is wonderful for lazy conversations, winding down, or really introspective artistic pursuits. While Pot of Gold starts off mostly as a head high, you’ll notice it traveling down your body over the course of a few hours, relaxing and calming you. This can trigger what some call couch lock, but that is why we recommend it at night. At the end of a long day, there’s nothing wrong with being locked into the couch.
You might also find yourself with a case of the munchies after smoking Pot of Gold. This would lead perfectly into taking a nap or going to bed. Because Pot of Gold has a tendency to zap your energy, it is a wonderful strain to use before going to bed. If you still want to stay up a bit, this is a great strain for listening to music, especially if you have an environment with interesting lights and mellow vibes.
It seems that Pot of Gold lives up to its name, and fortunately, it is much easier to find than the ones guarded by leprechauns!