The fact that this strain is named after a famous children’s breakfast cereal has led many to believe that it is less potent than it actually is. Make no mistake about it; Lucky Charms weed is a “creeper.” This means that its high takes a little longer to kick in than other cannabis strains. When its effects do kick in, though, you will discover just how potent this strain is.
This review will look at what you can expect when you sit down with your own “bowl” of Lucky Charms weed.
What is the Lucky Charms Strain?
Lucky Charms is a potent hybrid cannabis strain bred by Bodhi Seeds. This strain is a cross between The White and Appalachia. The good news is that it has inherited the best traits of both of its parent strains. Just like “The White,” Lucky Charms is heavily frosted, with a thick coating of resinous trichomes. It also has some beautiful aromas and flavors due to its Appalachia strain genetics.
Lucky Charms has a high THC content which ranges between 15% on the low end up to a very potent 22% on the high end. This strain’s CBD level averages between 0.1%-0.11%. It is a well-balanced hybrid, consisting of 50% sativa and 50% indica genetics.
Lucky Charms’ well-balanced nature is reflected in its effects. While the Lucky Charms high might be slower to kick in that of other strains, it is definitely worth the little extra wait. Smokers of this strain say that it gives them a nice energy boost but in a very much gradual and controlled way.
Lucky Charms’ high is euphoric without being too intense or overwhelming, rather it is uplifting, in that it instills a feeling of happiness and relaxation at the same time. Lucky Charms weed is considered to be a good “wake and bake” strain if you don’t overindulge, thanks to its energizing effects. Smokers of this strain say that its high doesn’t affect their ability to focus and concentrate on tasks at hand.
Lucky Charms Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
As already mentioned, the standout feature of this particular strain is its heavily frosted appearance. Just like its parent strain, “The White,” it is covered in milky-white trichomes which are resinous and sticky to the touch. A mature Lucky Charms plant produces large, moss-colored flowers, with dense and tightly packed trichome-covered buds with bright orange pistils growing prominently among the leaves.
While Lucky Charms’ parent strain “The White” is known for its distinct lack of fragrance or flavor, thankfully Lucky Charms has inherited its distinctive taste from its other parent strain, Appalachia. Like the breakfast cereal which it is named after, Lucky Charms has a sweet taste, but the most dominant flavors that you will experience are fruit, citrus, and berry, with hints of pine.
Lucky Charms’ aroma is similarly sweet with a flowery fragrance blended with berry. Grinding up the buds releases its earthier, danker aromas. The smoke from Lucky Charms weed is quite harsh on the throat and is likely to cause fits of coughing if you are not a seasoned cannabis smoker.
Lucky Charms Strain Grow Info
A Lucky Charms plant is considered to be relatively easy to grow, making this strain an excellent choice for novice growers to try their hand at cultivating. It grows well both indoors and outdoors but thrives in a warm, semi-humid climate. This strain grows quite tall, so it is essential to begin topping the plant during the vegetative stage to keep its height under control.
The flowering period for Lucky Charms is nine weeks, and if you are growing this plant outdoors, then October is the ideal month for harvesting. Those growing their Lucky Charms plant indoors can expect an average yield of 10-12 ounces per square meter, while one grown outdoors will produce approximately 12 ounces of bud or more per plant.
Medical Benefits of the Lucky Charms Strain
Lucky Charms strain is known to have a number of beneficial effects for the medicinal cannabis smoker. This strain is great for unwinding and de-stressing thanks to its ability to both relax as well as boost one’s mood. This makes Lucky Charms a good choice for people suffering from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Lucky Charms weed is also considered to be a relatively effective analgesic. It is useful for alleviating painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular pain, and headaches. This strain is also known to be effective at relieving nausea and increasing appetite too.
Possible Side Effects of the Lucky Charms Strain
If you overindulge on this strain, which has commonly happened to users new to this strain due to the slow onset of its effects, you may experience some adverse side effects. Smokers of this strain who have used too much in one sitting have become dizzy, suffered a mild headache, and felt more anxious and slightly paranoid.
For most people, however, and particularly for experienced recreational or medicinal cannabis smokers, it is unlikely that you will experience anything more than the typical dry mouth and dry eyes effects. You may experience mild irritation of the throat due to the harshness of the smoke.
Final Thoughts on the Lucky Charms Strain
Lucky Charms is a popular “wake and bake” strain, as its high doesn’t impact negatively on your ability to carry out your everyday tasks. The energizing and mood-boosting effects may even help you carry them out more effectively if you are suffering from fatigue.
It is important to bear in mind that this strain is a creeper and it will take a little longer for its high to kick in. It is advisable to use a normal amount and wait for the effects to take hold rather than smoke more. The potency of this strain and the harshness of the smoke make Lucky Charms a better choice for more experienced cannabis smokers to enjoy.