Green Ribbon Strain

If one finally decides to try smoking weed, choosing which variety can be a little challenging, and it is not even because of the lack of familiarity. Instead, there are just too many strains to choose from that novice users would probably be overwhelmed by their number even before trying one.

Having said that, it is best that prospective smokers determine their motivation in smoking weed beforehand. One can either be a recreational user who only wants to experience the interesting psychoactive effects of cannabis or a medical marijuana user who believes in the ability of cannabis to provide symptom relief.

Either way, those things will help users decide which particular variety is the most suitable for their needs. Initially, what users should be looking for are the THC and CBD concentrations of a strain. High levels of THC indicates a high degree of potency, and something beginners may need to avoid or at least be extra careful of. On the other hand, the CBD concentrations reflect how useful a strain is in alleviating certain heath issues.

However, a low THC level does not take away the possible psychoactive effects of cannabis nor mean that a strain does not have the slightest medicinal value. In fact, some strains are high in THC and low in CBD yet are still proven to be effective in helping patients suffering from various health conditions.

To wit, the information below covers some of the most important details about a strain called Green Ribbon that is known for both its potency and medicinal value.

Green Ribbon has quite a questionable genetic history. It is widely accepted that one of its parent strains is the Green Crack. However, there are differing opinions as to the identity of the other parent. The usual strains that are being associated to Green Ribbon are the Trainwreck, White Rhino, and Afghani.

There seems to be no confirmation yet as to the exact genetic makeup of Green Ribbon. Nonetheless, one thing is for sure. The strain was originally bred in San Jose, California but is now commonly found and sold on the west coast and in Arizona.

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    Information about Green Ribbon:

    ORIGINGreen Crack
    EFFECTSEnergetic – 10
    Relaxed – 9
    Creative – 8
    Uplifted – 7
    Happy – 7
    Anxious – 8
    Dry mouth – 4
    Paranoid – 2
    Dizzy – 1
    FRAGRANCESweet, fruity, citrus, earthy, pine
    FLAVORSSweet, citrus, spicy, herbal, pine, woody
    MEDICALPain – 10
    Depression – 9
    Stress – 9
    Cramps – 7
    Fatigue – 7
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSMid-September to late October
    PLANT HEIGHT6 feet or taller
    THC CONTENT %18% to 22%
    CBD %0.1% to 0.2%
    INDICA / SATIVA %50%/50%
    INDOOR YIELD12 to 16 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD20 ounces or more per plant
    GROWTH LEVELSome experiences need to grow

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    One very particular characteristic of Green Ribbon is the fact that it has a 50:50 ratio of Sativa to Indica concentration and yet the overall effect of the strain is leaning towards its Sativa qualities.

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    At the onset, users will feel the cerebral high almost immediately. This is manifested by a sudden boost in one’s energy, improved sense of creativity and becoming very sociable and happy more than ever. It is generally an uplifting experience for the users.

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    As soon as the powerful body buzz kicks in, users will then feel a deep sense of relaxation that can often promote couch lock.


    Some users would describe the scent of Green Ribbon to be subtle. It has a slightly fruity yet sweet and citrusy aroma at the same time. These plus a combination of some earthy and pine undertones.


    The flavors of Green Ribbon complements its pleasant aroma very well. It is boosting with some sweet yet spicy flavors that are accompanied by the pungent pine and woody tastes.

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    Adverse Reaction

    It is common knowledge within the cannabis community that cannabis, in general, can potentially have some side-effects. Although this could vary from one user to the other, there is always a need to be vigilant when it comes to these reactions.

    In the case of Green Ribbon, dry eyes is the most commonly reported side-effect of the strain. This is followed by signs of anxiety and sometimes paranoia. Other mild cases may involve dry mouth and dizziness.

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    Although Green Ribbon is not necessarily the most impressive when it comes to the CBD concentration, it is still proven to be pretty useful in the world of medicine.

    The uplifting high of the strain, for example, makes a good anti-depressant and stress reliever for those who need some boost for their mood. While the strain’s low CBD makes it less significant to patients with seizures, it may still work for those patients dealing with ADHD and PTSD.

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    Now, the sedative and analgesic properties of Green Ribbon can be useful for managing the pain experienced by patients with specific health conditions. This can be due to fatigue, muscle cramps, simple headaches and even migraines.

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      Green Ribbon may be cultivated either indoor or outdoor. However, some users would argue that the strain is actually more of an outdoor type of plant.

      Regardless, it can still thrive in an indoor garden using the lollipop technique or the SCROG method. Growers also advise that the leaves be removed from the canopy so that the colas on top get the most of the nutrition.

      Flowering Time


      Indoor cultivation, using either of the methods mentioned previously, will have a flowering time that should last approximately 8 to 11 weeks. The yield should be around 12 to 16 ounces per square meter.


      As for the outdoor cultivation, Green Ribbon should be ready for harvest by mid-September to late October. The average outdoor yield is about 20 ounces or more per plant.

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


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