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Robert Bergman

October 28, 2019

L.A. Sunshine is a versatile strain that could be used at any time of the day. In moderation, it usually induces a wake-and-bake type of high that helps users stay productive. Its cerebral effects provide room for thoughts to flow while its body high is characterized as active.

Its wonderful effects can be attributed to three strains:

Starfighter. The Indica-dominant hybrid is a reputable strain in the growing community. Apart from an impressive trichome production, it is a high yielder with a manageable height. Its effects are not for naught either.

Strawberry Diesel. This NYC Diesel x Strawberry Cough cross delivers a well-balanced high that meets the physical and mental needs of users. It delivers a powerful stress-crushing buzz that instantly refreshes the mind and soothes the body.

Coal Creek Kush. Although its smoke could be a little harsh, Coal Creek Kush does awake the senses. It refreshes the mind while sharpening the senses, making it a good companion during the day.

Information About L.A. Sunshine Strain

ORIGINStarfighter, Strawberry Diesel, and Coal Creek Kush
EFFECTSTalkative – 10
Energetic – 4
Happy – 4
Uplifted – 4
Creative – 4
FRAGRANCEPungent, diesel, tar, spicy, fruity, citrus, earthy
FLAVORSDiesel, tar, fruity, citrus, spicy, earthy
Diesel, tar, fruity, citrus, spicy, earthyHeadache – 10
Dizzy – 5
MEDICALDepression – 10
Stress – 10
Headaches – 9
Pain – 9
Fatigue – 1
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR7 to 9 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to mid-October
PLANT HEIGHTUnknown
THC CONTENT %25% to 27%
CBD %Up to 1%
INDICA/SATIVA %50%/50%
INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATETemperate and cool climate
GROWTH LEVELEasy to grow
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEUnknown

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

L.A. Sunshine is a highly potent strain that boasts a THC of 25% to 27%. No doubt, at this level, its use should be reserved for thrill seekers and experienced users. However, beginners may still toke the strain under the guidance of a seasoned friend who can pace consumption and tailor the dosage to fit one’s needs.

L.A. Sunshine Strain Effects
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With that said, the hybrid delivers a well-balanced blend of cerebral and physical effects. It starts off with a light but invigorating pressure that wakes the senses first before anything else. Afterward, it begins to clear the mind. It eliminates negativity, calms worry, and enhances the mood.

The mental clarity, along with upbeat disposition, are useful for waking and baking. It enthralls users’ curiosity, sparking creativity as thoughts ebb and flow into ideas more smoothly. Not only that, the influx of fresh perspectives and inspirations boosts sociability. Feeling confident, users become chatty.

30 minutes to an hour after the first few puffs, the initial rush of energy turns into a soothing buzz It ebbs from the temples to the lower extremities, kneading each muscle it passes. A deep relaxation complements the initial head high, turning users into well-oiled machines and making tasks easier to complete.

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Fragrance

L.A. Sunshine is a pungent strain that exudes overtones of diesel and tar. Accentuating the spiciness is a fruity, citric undertone. The crushed buds reveal an earthier aroma.

Flavors

Some coughing can be expected from L.A. Sunshine’s sharp notes of diesel and tar. However, it quickly fades away as its fruitiness takes over. Complementing the citric overtones are its spicy undertones of earth.

Adverse reactions

Apart from the usual dry eyes and a cottonmouth, L.A. Sunshine can also potentially green users out. The condition is characterized by a headache and a subtle dizziness. It tends to last for a few hours and, depending on the dosage, could develop into a mild feeling of anxiety or paranoia. As such, moderation is essential to keep the high pleasant.

Medical

L.A. Sunshine brightens the day and relieves stress by producing an uplifting head high that instantly improves the mood. It clears away negativity and refreshes the mind. Not only that, in enhancing the mood, it also stabilizes turbulent emotions. As such, it could double as an anti-depressant, anxiolytic, and antipsychotic that manages symptoms of psychological distress.

L.A. Sunshine Strain Medical
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It could also help relieve fatigue. However, its best use is in appeasing aches and pains all over the body. Patients suffering from headaches, backaches, chronic pain, arthritis, and joint pains will find comfort in L.A. Sunshine. Moreover, compared to NSAIDs, it barely has any negative side effects.

Growing

L.A. Sunshine is one of the easiest strains to grow. It has a sturdy structure with good immunity to many common pests and diseases. Apart from that, it is highly adaptable and will yield high regardless of whether it is grown indoors or outdoors. This is also precisely what makes it an impressive beginner’s grow.

L.A. Sunshine Strain Growing
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A controllable environment poses multiple advantages. For one, provisions could be made. Growers can accommodate a longer flowering period by changing the light schedule to 12/12 and the fixtures to a 600-watt HID. To counter the heat generated by higher intensity bulbs, one could install a small fan to blow over the room and situate some toward the tops.

Carbon filters would be a good investment when it comes to growing L.A. Sunshine indoors. It tends to produce a sharp, pungent aroma whose intensity could easily overwhelm the senses and distract growers from tending to the plant with full attention. A good ventilation system will also help reduce the odor while circulating the air around the grow room.

Outdoors, L.A. Sunshine thrives best in temperate weather but will quickly adjust to both the warm and the cold. The free space allows it to develop a better root system, making it a bigger plant. It yields equally vigorously as well especially when it is situated in a sunny area where it can soak up the sun.

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Flowering Time

Indoor
It takes L.A. Sunshine around 7 to 9 weeks to fully bloom. During the chop down, growers can expect between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.

Outdoor
It takes L.A. Sunshine around 7 to 9 weeks to fully bloom. During the chop down, growers can expect between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own L.A. Sunshine? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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