Green Crack: All About The Sativa Strain

No, Green Crack isn’t actual “crack” but it is a drug! Despite its namesake, Green Crack is pure cannabis.

Originally called “Cush”, this strain was re-dubbed “Green Crack” by none other than cannabis connoisseur & hip hop legend, Snoop Dogg, after he sampled its intense sativa effects. (Some others still call it Cush or Green Cush)

This strain has reportedly helped users greatly enhance their focus and energy levels while conducting activities throughout the day. It contains a THC level of around 15-20%, which is considered slightly above average when compared with most cannabis strains, but it isn’t anything out of the ordinary either.

Green Crack has also been known to allegedly help users deal with mental issues such as high anxiety and depression. This article will delve into the world of this interesting cannabis strain and see what we uncover!

What is Green Crack?

Again, many people know Green Crack by its original nickname, Cush. The origins of the cannabis strain are not set in stone. But it reportedly was first grown in Athens, GA during the 1970s, descending from the ever-popular Skunk #1.

(Another story said that this strain was made by someone name Cecil in the early 1990s in Athens, Ohio, before spreading to Georgia and California.)

However, Green Crack may also have some Afghani landrace indica in its background. It has a classical indica bud structure, with dense buds that are smaller and clustered than chunky. Overall, the genetic makeup of this weed strain is 75% sativa and 25% indica.

It typically takes 7 to 9 weeks for the flowering of Green Crack to complete. It is usually harvested around late September to early October and grows very tall, potentially exceeding 78 inches.

It is not too difficult to grow this cannabis plant. Users just have to control air moisture control and circulation.  This can be done by growing it in a warm, dry, sunny climate, and providing sufficient room for the leaves to spread out when growing outdoors.

If you decide to grow Green Crack indoors, make sure ventilation is adequate and the air is kept fairly dry to avoid mildew contamination. Green Crack has a variety of aromas and flavors: tropic twist, mango taste, sweetness, piney, fruitiness, and citrusy flavor.

The rapper, Snoop Dogg, dubbed the strain, “Green Crack” due to the crack-like effect it delivers after smoking it. Like crack, this strain delivers an energetic boost that allows users to stay alert and focus throughout the day. So people who desire to be more productive during the day tend to gravitate towards this type of bud.


Green Crack has a smell of lemon, pine, citrus, mango, tropical, sweet, and fruity.


The top 3 flavors of Green Crack are:

  • Earthy
  • Citrus
  • Sweet


Green Crack has the appearance of dark green, yellow buds but has hints of purple showing if it was grown in colder conditions. The pistils are a rusty red or orange color, and glistening buds that remind its users of diamond rings at a jewelry store. (Yes, it sparkles that bright.)

The reason for that is the buds are coated in milky-white trichomes, giving them a sticky texture and a glistening appearance. Overall, some call the appearance of this cannabis plant “beautiful” and “mesmerizing”.

How It Got Its Name

Again, well-known rapper and marijuana smoker, Snoop Dogg, dubbed it “Green Crack” after trying it for the first time.

He called it this because of its appearance and the crack-like effect this bud provides. Many in the cannabis community ran with the name and start calling this particular strain that.

Before Snoop Dogg, most called it “Cush.” In fact, many still call it Cush because they feel Green Crack is misleading (and cast a bad light on the weed strain) due to the fact it contains no crack cocaine. In reality, it is a personal preference for what a user wants to call this particular cannabis stain.

Green Crack: The THC/CBD Ratio

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Green Crack contains a THC level of around 15-20 percent, which is considered slightly above average when compared with most cannabis strains. This number isn’t alarming in which isn’t a surprise given the energetic, euphoric effects that it provides. The CBD level in Green Crack is around 3 to 4 percent.

Green Crack Effects and Attributes

There is a reason Green Crack is dubbed as such. This marijuana strain induces energetic, euphoric cerebral buzz similar to crack cocaine minus the harmful side effects.

Many people use it to boost productivity and creativity throughout the day. Some feel like they downed a massive cup of coffee after you smoke a few hits of this stuff.

The main reason for it because it is sativa heavy. Sativa-heavy cannabis tends to provide users with an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking.

In addition, sativa has been credited with providing artists (such as musicians and painters) with a boost of creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. Overall, the benefits of the weed strain are mostly for your brain.

Green Crack travel its way to your mind, where strong cerebral effects can be felt that will leave your brain and spirit uplifted, positive, gleaming and totally blissed out. With that said, some use Green Crack to alleviate depression and stress.

Another great thing about this cannabis strain is it likely won’t cause crash or jitters when coming off of your high. It tends to take you down nice and easy.

The Medical Benefits of Green Crack

Like other marijuana strains, no certified doctors have considered Green Crack as a suitable treatment for extremely serious medical conditions.

However, many have used it as to combat severe fatigue, depression, anxiety, or stress. In fact, patients who use medications that cause similar side effects can use Green Crack to counteract these effects.

In addition, many use Green Crack as a way to deal with brain fog, allowing it to help them come up with creative ideas. If you plan on using this weed strain to deal with mental health conditions (or any health condition), only use a small amount to start out.

Side Effects of Green Crack

The main negative side effect that stems from using Green Crack is dry mouth. If this happens to you, simply drink more water than usual before, during, after using the weed. Here are some other side effects some people have experienced:

  • dry eyes
  • paranoia
  • occasional dizziness

Green Crack Reviews

The majority of the reviews for Green Crack has been positive. Let’s take a look a few of them.
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Most reviews online have been like this one. This user credits Green Crack for its energetic, euphoric effects that it delivers in a rapid manner.

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Another positive review in which mentions how Green Crack keeps you up and energetic.

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Here is a mixed review. This and a few other reviews online said similar things as that if you’re prone to feeling anxiety or paranoid from smoking cannabis, then Green Crack may not be good for you.

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Another positive review. A lot of reviewers mentioned how much they love Green Crack’s taste and flavor.

Final Word on Green Crack

Green Crack seems to be great marijuana strain for people to use not only for recreational purposes but medicinal purposes as well. This drug could help boost energy levels, creativity, and productivity while improving symptoms of depressions and anxiety. These benefits are very instrumental for millions of working-class individuals, especially artists.

While the name throws off some people, it appears that Green Crack doesn’t give people the bad side effects of actual crack cocaine. Instead, it gives them a euphoric high and raises their energy levels higher than normal.

As more research is conducted on cannabis for medical purposes, perhaps Green Crack could become a staple in medicine cabinets in the next few years.