Produced by Washington State-based growers Pacific NW Roots, Gas Mask is a mixture between Cherry Pie and a particular phenotype of Alien Kush. What emerges is a seriously dank strain with an incredibly long-lasting high.
Appearance & Aroma
The buds of Gas Mask establish the strain’s bag appeal right away, with big flowers clinging together in tight, conical structures. The internal composition of these nugs shows a significant Indica influence, with a dense core made up of tightly coiled leaves. These leaves are a deep shade of green and are occasionally accentuated by blue and dark purple hues. Corkscrewed orange pistils and sticky, cloudy trichomes add additional visual interest.
When correctly cured, Gas Mask buds pack quite a pungent punch — strong fumes of gas waft up from flowers, mixed with some skunky tones—grinding up these nugs releases more of an earthy, mellow aroma. When combusted in a joint or pipe, Gas Mask burns with acrid, sour smoke that may cause the user’s eyes to water. Upon exhaling, this smoke has a tangy and slightly nutty, cocoa-like flavour.
Effects & Benefits
Those who enjoy psychedelic encounters can intensify moody media like favourite music or a visually compelling movie. Apart from these spacey, dreamlike properties, though, Gas Mask doesn’t allow much mental effects and users who want to take advantage of some deep thoughtfulness might be disappointed.
After approximately an hour, intense physical sensations start creeping in to complement Gas Mask’s mental effects. Consumers who might have been active or out and about may begin to feel sluggish and want to dash to the comforts of home. Those who are already lounging can start to feel like they’re sinking into the couch. Increased intake can result in full-on couch-lock, unlikely performing any activities other than binge-watching or snacking. Due to this steady decline into sedation, the Gas Mask strain is recommended for closer to the evening or nighttime consumption.
Gas Mask’s mostly relaxing vibes can also have several uses for medical patients.
The flower’s ability to improve mood can help temporarily relieve symptoms of depression, stress, anxiety, and even PTSD. Gas Mask can also alleviate physical pain, taking the sting out of inflammations like headaches and chronic conditions like lupus or COPD. This bud’s ability to induce the munchies can also serve as an appetite stimulant for those suffering from diminished hunger, whether due to digestive ailments or invasive treatments like chemotherapy.
In a sufficiently relaxed set and environment, Gas Mask might even be an effective remedy for insomnia. Because it has a lower than usual risk of obsessive, recursive thinking, Gas Mask is a good choice for patients predisposed to paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
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