By J Gordon Curtis
THCa flower is one of the most exciting elements of the hemp industry today. We are proud to offer a wide selection of offerings — including the legendary strain Green Crack.
This strain has been popular in the marijuana world for a long time but we can now sell it here in Tennessee as well thanks to innovations in cannabis. In this article, we’ll cover what makes Green Crack such an effective strain and why we’re excited to be carrying it..
If you’re unsure about THCa in general, we’ll also discuss some of the key elements of this cannabinoid underneath. Finally, we’ll let you know where you can pick up a jar and see how great it is for yourself.
Green Crack From Perfect Plant Hemp Co.
We’re huge fans of this flower but every person has their own preference when looking for the strain that works for them. Here’s a little information about our Green Crack offering so you can better understand if it‘s the right choice for you:
This frosty flower is forest green with orange hairs throughout. You can take comfort in knowing this will rank among some of the best-looking flower you’ve ever smoked.
The nose on this flower offers a delightful fruity scent with a hint of spice and pine.
Green Crack earns its name through the energizing effect of the strain. This is a daytime smoke for veterans who love a heavy-hitting, Sativa-dominant option.
At 22% THCa, we recommend taking it easy on this flower until you get your bearings first.
Green Crack Terpene Profile
The main terpenes going into the overall effect and aroma of this flower are myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene — in order of prominence. Let’s take a moment to look at each of these aromatic essential oils and how they contribute to the effect of the strain.
In addition to being one of the most abundant terpene in cannabis, research has found significant amounts of myrcene in mangos, hops, and lemongrass as well. Though most people consider myrcene to have sedative effects, Leafly shows it is actually more common in strains labeled “sativa.”
We don’t fully understand the effects of this terpene but some claim it gives weight to the old myth of eating a mango while smoking to enhance the effect.
One of the most popular sources of this amazing terpene is peppercorn but it’s also found in cloves and cinnamon. As of now, this is the only terpene we know of in cannabis that also acts as a cannabinoid, interacting with the same receptors as CBD and THC.
While it’s still unclear to what extent this matters, some evidence points towards anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, anti-depressive, and other potential applications.
Named after the pine trees for which they are most common, pinene is the terpene that gives your flower its forest smell. Many love this terpene for its flavor and aroma as a welcome component of any strain.
In addition to adding to these elements of the flower, research on pinene shows a host of potential benefits. One of the most interesting of these is pinenes' potential as a bronchodilator — meaning it may open up the airways of the lungs.
This is rarely the most abundant terpene in strains but it’s always a welcome addition when it’s around.
What is THCa Flower?
If you’ve ever experimented with making your own edibles using CBD or THC flower, you may already know the answer to this question. Tetrahydrocannabidiolic acid (THCa) is the most abundant cannabinoid in marijuana, converting to Delta-9 THC when it faces heat.
In the case of smokable flower, this usually happens when you put a flame on the plant material. If the goal is to make edibles, the first step usually involves heating them in the oven on low for a period.
Does THCa Flower Get You High?
On its own, no. THCa is nonintoxicating and it will not make the user high unless they heat it. If you’re using THCa flower to consume raw cannabis, you will not get high from it.
However, if you’re planning to smoke the flower, it is intoxicating and you should prepare for the experience. Don’t drive or operate heavy machinery when using THCa products in this way.
It’s also important to note you will fail a drug test if you smoke THCa flower or otherwise heat it before consumption.
Where to Find Green Crack THCa Flower
Still unsure about whether THCa is right for you? We’re here to help!
Stop by our Nashville shops — we have locations in Germantown and off White Bridge Pike — and speak with our cannabis expert on duty. Or, order Green Crack THCa flower online if you live in Tennessee or North Carolina.
While we strive to keep our THCa strains available online, several hurdles and high demand often get in the way of us doing so. If they aren’t available on the website, they’re likely in stock for our physical locations.