Green Dragon sets itself apart with particularly large flowers. The chunky buds adhere to a roughly spherical shape and have the dense structure usually associated with other indica strains -- the tightly-coiled leaves curl inward toward their central stems, forming a solid nugget. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and some phenotypes even boast flashes of purple. These latter hues are due to the presence of anthocyanin pigments in the bud’s genetics that trigger colorful shades when activated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, translucent white trichomes cover the outer surfaces and inner nooks and crannies of Green Dragon’s flowers, giving them an icy-looking sheen.
Green Dragon burst with a sweet aroma when properly cured. This scent can be so cloying as to verge on dank and fermented. Hanging out underneath are some woodsy base notes of pine.
Meanwhile, grinding up the strain’s thick flowers releases a peppery, hashy odor, thanks to the influence of parent strain Afghani. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Green Dragon burns with an acrid smoke that can tickle the palate and make smokers’ eyes water. On the exhale, this smoke tastes lightly herbal with a touch of pine freshness. Those consuming this bud in public may want to take some precautions, as its odor can carry for quite a distance.
Given its indica nature, Green Dragon’s high kicks in relatively quickly. Shortly after savoring (or coughing up) the strain’s rich smoke, consumers may feel a concerted pressure around the temples and eyes. This sensation soon melts into a holistic feeling of full-body relaxation. Users may notice a dissipation in any lingering muscular tension and may find themselves able to breathe more deeply and easily. Some mental effects can be detected in the form of sensory distortion -- users may notice that their depth perception is slightly off or that certain sights and sounds take on a new intensity. Other cognitive sensations include a dreamy, hazy mindset that’s well-suited to daydreaming and brainstorming but not too efficiently executing complicated, work-related tasks. For the most part, though, Green Dragon takes action on the user’s body, sending waves of painkilling sedation down through the neck and radiating out through the spine and core. Smokers become easily suggestible and prone to seeking horizontal refuge on the closest comfortable couch. As the high progresses, couchlock and sleep both become increasingly likely. It should come as no surprise, then, that Green Dragon is best consumed at night.
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