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For most people, the first thought that comes to mind is the film adaptation of Thomas Harris’ popular book character, Hannibal. Scary character, right? But our Red Dragon is far from the insane doctor, but one that brings us to a state of happiness.
Bred by Barney’s Farm, this Sativa-dominant cannabis strain is one of the top strains, if you want something that uplifts your spirit. Think of the Red Dragon as a unique ultimate feel-good strain. Instead of sinister laughter, you would be giggling with pure joy with this strain.
Hannibal may be good at playing with his victims’ mind, but our Red Dragon is great at managing problems with mental health. In fact, this strain is one of the most recommended strains for dealing with stress, depression and other anxiety issues.
This is a powerful strain that even those with high tolerance could almost immediately feel the effects. There could never be a perfect strain, which is why instead of a few, there are now hundreds of different hybrids. But if there is one that could have been the one strain for all, the Red Dragon should be one.
Unique and exquisite, these are the two words that best describes its parents. Red Dragon traces its lineage to a Brazilian Sativa called the Utopia Haze (South American) and West Himalayan Kush (Afghani).
Information about Red Dragon Strain:
|ORIGIN||West Himalayan Kush and Utopia Haze|
|EFFECTS||Happy – 10
Energetic – 9
Relaxed – 8
Euphoric – 8
Uplifted – 8
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10
Paranoid – 5
Headache – 4
Dry Eyes – 3
Dizzy – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Spicy, Sweet, Pungent, Fruity|
|FLAVORS||Spicy, Sweet, Fruity, Tropical, Berry|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10
Depression – 10
Pain – 6
Lack of appetite – 6
Insomnia – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||55 to 60 days|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Mid towards the end of September|
|PLANT HEIGHT||Short at 2 to 3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||23%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||40%/60%|
|INDOOR YIELD||16 to 21 oz grams per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21 oz per plant|
|CLIMATE||Temperate and warm|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Grows quite faster than most strains|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||high resistance|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
The ultimate feel-good strain, Red Dragon, has a powerful kick that sends waves of euphoric feeling and sensation, once it creeps in. Seasoned users note its effects starting sooner, rather than later. This means that novice users should be wary of the amount they consume.
How would you feel once you use the Red Dragon? It begins with a sense of pulsating waves of euphoria. This in turns leads to a general relaxation as you begin to let go of the stress and pressures of daily life. For some users, this strain causes them to feel energetic and may feel hyperactive. The overall good feeling does last quite a while, which makes this a great mood-enhancing cannabis strain.
But there is one thing that keeps this from being a dominant strain. One thing you should be aware of is that anyone who is predisposed to depression should avoid the Red Dragon. One of its adverse reaction is paranoia.
Red Dragon comes with a pleasant aroma that smells sweet and pungent with a strong hint of pine. This is one strain that most people find agreeable.
While many strains taste different from how it smells, that is not the case with Red Dragon. Imagine how it smells, and add a slightly bitter aftertaste, that is how it tastes.
The adverse reaction of any cannabis strain, dry mouth, can be expected.
While this strain is great for uplifting the spirit, this is also like a double-edged sword. Its immediate effect is to bring you to a high, but if it happens that you are suffering from depression, a little too much may make the condition worse. In other words, there is a chance that you feel paranoid.
Be sure to smoke moderately, and if this is the first time you are using this strain, consume a small amount only.
As a medical cannabis, the Red Dragon is a great strain to help you deal with anxiety issues including depression and PTSD. It is ironic to think that the biggest medical benefit of this strain might also worsen. Caution is required if you are using this strain.
Although it is not its biggest strength, Red Dragon seems to improve one’s appetite. And for those who are having trouble sleeping, this strain might help you sleep better. Because of this characteristic, Red Dragon is recommended for night time use.
The other use of Red Dragon as a medical cannabis is in managing mild pains. If you need a strain to deal with chronic pain, this is not the right strain for you. There are others that are far better suited for pain management.
Red Dragon can be grown outdoor, but this strain is better suited for indoor and greenhouse growing. This is a beautiful plant with red and green buds by the time it is ready for harvest faster than most other strains.
Although it does not grow tall, it does have branches with heavy colas, which means you will have to use stakes to support the plant.
Grown and properly cared for indoors, Red Dragon can be harvested in as little as 8 weeks. It has a generous yield of up to 21 ounces per square meter. In case you are using a grow tent, this strain does not require a large size, which makes it possible to grow for anyone wishing to.
Even if Red Dragon is recommended for indoor growing, it can still be grown outdoors in a hot and temperate climate. Its yield outdoors does not result in much more, but it should be at least around 21 ounces per plant.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Red Dragon? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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