Opium is a 50/50 hybrid with an average of 19% to 21% THC. This strain was created by Dutch-based seed company Paradise Seeds. The lineage of this award-winning cannabis strain is unknown due to breeder secrecy, which hasn’t stopped marijuana growers from falling in love with her.
TASTE & SMELL –
Opium has a mainly fruity aroma with undertones of wood and earthiness. Once blazed, she delivers creamy flavors and a fruity aftertaste.
This strain is known to induce a rush of cerebral activity that helps energize the body and inspire creativity.
MEDICAL USES –
As the name suggests, Opium is an excellent medical-grade cannabis that can reduce pain, ease muscle aches and help shut down the day’s troubles. In addition to pain and stress relief, Opium is ideal for inducing sedation, helping patients with insomnia and other sleep issues get a fantastic night’s sleep. This strain can assist patients with eating disorders and conditions that cause nausea by helping to increase appetite.
GROW INFO –
The medium-height plants grow strong with thick stems, bushy branches and large dense buds covered in sticky trichomes. There is a difference in the quality of flowers between indoor and outdoor cultivation. Indoor buds are big, thick and heavy, whereas outdoor ones tend to be fluffier. Opium will grow well in climates where the temperature remains warm during the late flowering period. Under optimal conditions, Opium has been known to reach epic proportions! When growing indoors this plant lends its self particularly well to the Scrog method of cultivation that leads to huge yields. It can produce up to 16 ounces per square meter indoors and 22 ounces per plant outdoors is doable! With a flowering period of seven to nine weeks, Opium is an attractive crop for commercial growers using the Sea of Green (SOG) cultivation method to boost yields.
SEED AVAILABILITY –
For anyone keen to grow this strain, feminized seeds are available direct from Paradise Seeds and other reputable online vendors.