What are the effects of Willie Nelson cannabis?
You know that a sativa hybrid strain named for the man himself is definitely going to be a favorite strain amongst cannabis users seeking an upbeat and bliss-filled high.
Willie Nelson marijuana seeds can be easily cultivated into plants that boast a sativa-to-indica ratio of 60:40 with a THC content that averages around 22%. In addition, this strain comes with the added benefit of a relatively high CBD level of 1%.
Much like the singer himself, the strain version of Willie Nelson is known for its feel-good vibes and uplifting effects, which is backed up by the fact that this sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain won Best Sativa at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2005.
As the offspring of both Nepalese and South Asian sativa landrace strains, a few tokes of Willie Nelson will reanimate you with its energizing effects and have you “on the road again” as you “go on down the highway” filled with a happy sense of euphoria.
This sativa-leaning hybrid strain’s lucid cerebral effects heighten one’s senses and inspire out-of-the-box thinking. In fact, its creative effects are why this sativa variety is so incredibly popular with artists.
Many recreational users like to start their day off with Willie Nelson as its initial energetically stimulating effects and focus-sharpening ways are the perfect amounts to keep one motivated and on task through the day without leaving users feeling jittery and overly caffeinated.
In addition, with 40% indica, Willie Nelson offers users some well-balanced relaxation that doesn’t come with the undesired body effects of being couch-locked or too lethargic to get things done or to just happily go about your day with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face.
In a nutshell, when used in moderation this sociable sativa cannabis strain imparts a chilled-out, yet fully functional and productive high that will have you smooth sailing through your day.
What are the medical benefits of Willie Nelson cannabis?
Willie Nelson’s upbeat and tranquil effects combined with its 1% CBD content means this sativa-dominant hybrid strain has much to offer medical users for mental and physical health ailments.
With its cheerily uplifting and bliss-filled effects, Willie Nelson is considered to provide patients with numerous anti-depressant properties that may help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder- and PTSD-related symptoms. In addition, those with ADHD say that its sensory-sharpening and focusing effects help them stay on task.
In terms of Willie Nelson’s analgesic properties, medical marijuana patients consistently report back that its anti-inflammatory properties work to alleviate chronic pain, muscle spasms, joint aches, headaches, headaches, PMS-related issues, and nausea. Plus, thanks to its energizing effects, Willie Nelson also has gained quite a buzz amongst those who suffer from fatigue.
What are Willie Nelson’s fragrance and flavor profiles like?
Willie Nelson’s enticingly pungent aroma is a lovely, nose-tickling blend of sweet and sour citrus, fruits, and herbs that is beautifully complemented by its citrus flavor profile that also carries notes of crisp and juicy pineapple, fresh pine, sweet citrus, and rich loamy earth. Many users advocate for smoking this sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain as they say that its taste is significantly more pronounced, especially upon exhaling.
How do I grow Willie Nelson cannabis seeds?
As a low-maintenance sativa that’s highly resistant to common molds and mildews, Willie Nelson is considered to be a very easy strain for growers of all skill levels to grow, including first-timers. Plus, since Pacific Seed Bank, which always has amazing seed deals available, only sells feminized seeds, the chances of having all-female plants are incredibly high at 90+%.
As a strain that can thrive both inside and outside, Willie Nelson does prefer being grown in a tropical outdoor climate where sunshine and warmth are abundant.
However, if you live in a colder northern region of the world, you will want to grow this one indoors or in a greenhouse. If this is the route you are going, then know that this sativa produces very tall plants, which means you will most likely need to top them early on, unless you’re growing them in a large space with a high, vaulted ceiling. Furthermore, if you are cultivating Willie Nelson inside, it is advised that you employ either the Sea of Green or Screen of Green method. One last pro-tip for achieving the successful indoor cultivation of this sativa-dominant hybrid is to make sure to prune it regularly so that air and light are able to circulate to its lower-growing branches and nodes.
What do Willie Nelson cannabis plants look like?
Willie Nelson’s tall and lanky plants produce nuggets that are tightly packed together, which is a structural expression of their indica genetics.
Its buds, which are adorned in eye-catching fiery red and orange pistils, are conical in shape and are blanketed in a thick layer of white frosty crystalline trichomes.
When to harvest your Willie Nelson cannabis plants
Sativas in general take much longer than indicas to enter their flowering period, and Willie Nelson is no exception. Well, maybe it’s something of an anomaly because even for a sativa it takes longer than most sativas to begin to flower. However, don’t let that fact discourage you as the quality and quantity of its bountiful harvests will make all the waiting worth your while.
When grown inside or in a greenhouse, Willie Nelson can take anywhere from 10-14 weeks to start its flowering time, after which it should provide you with a more than respectable yield of around 500 grams per square meter.
Cultivated outdoors in a climate that suits its needs, this sativa-leaning hybrid generally produces an even large harvest of somewhere in the vicinity of 600 grams per plant usually in the month of November.
Cannabis strains similar to Willie Nelson
- Sweet Tooth: like Willie Nelson, this beloved, high-yielding, feel-good indica-dominant hybrid also has a Nepalese landrace strain in its parental lineage
- Ancient OG: this happily mellow indica-heavy hybrid can also, like Willie Nelson, claim to have a South Asian landrace strain as a parent strain
- Willy’s Wonder: while indica-dominant Willy’s Wonder is not related to Willie Nelson, it did just so happen to appear on the scene at the same time in the 1970s
- Ace of Spades: like Willie Nelson, this uplifting and laughter-inducing hybrid that can turn even the biggest introvert into a social butterfly also has a sativa-to-indica ratio of 60:40
- Rollex OG Kush: the euphorically rousing effects of this strain are often compared to that of downing a double shot of espresso, and like Willie Nelson, this one too has a 60:40 sativa to indica ratio