CALI GOLD STRAIN: INDICA OR SATIVA?
Cali Gold falls more heavily on the indica side, with a split of about 80/20. This means that it has some pretty potent Indica effects, which most likely come from its Jah OG Kush parent. OG Kush is one of the most common strains to choose to breed with another strain to make a dank strain thanks to its very high THC percentage, as well as its world-famous flavors. This is also what gives Cali Gold its Indica-dominance, as most OG Kush phenotypes from the Netherlands are Indica-dominant.
Before we get to the delicious hybrid strain that is Cali Gold, we want to start with a brief summary of Cali Gold Extracts, which are sweeping North America with their popularity.
CALI GOLD EXTRACTS
If you haven’t heard about the Cali vape hype surrounding THC and CBD vape pens or cartridges, then this summary is perfect to bring you up to speed! The vape business is huge out on the West Coast, and it’s rapidly expanding. Many different companies including Brass Knuckles Cartridges, Stiizy Pods, Select Vape Pen, are tapping into the demand, supplying pre-filled vape cartridges attached to the best 510 thread battery you can find.
Not all that’s gold glitters though, so it’s important that you do your research before simply jumping onto the bandwagon. Some cartridges use oil that contains pesticides, which can be extremely dangerous for your health. Live Resin Cartridges, pre-filled wax cartridges, cartridge vape pens, etc. have also been known to contain Propylene Glycol or other thinning agents. Whilst the FDA approves these substances as fit for human consumption (which technically means that they’re okay to consume), this does not necessarily make them safe to vaporize.
CALI GOLD PRICE
Cali Gold is a clone-only strain, or at least the seeds were not made available by the original breeders. This throws up all sorts of complications, but the main one is that the supply is very low. This is especially true in places outside the original breeding place. The plant is native to sunny California, therefore the price is cheapest there. You’d expect to pay a good average of about $15 for a gram of Cali Gold in California. In a Dutch coffeeshop, however, this strain is considered to be very rare. You’d be looking at paying around $20 a gram, if not even more, in a Dutch coffeeshop.
CALI GOLD TASTE
Cali Gold has two very tasty strains inside it. Jah OG, an OG Kush relative, which is a famous taste in itself. The second, DS Gold, is a very citrusy and lemony strain, making it absolutely perfect for use inside a flower vaporizer. Flower vape pens make the buds taste a lot better than your bog-standard methods of smoking. This is because, aside from edibles, it is basically the only method of taking cannabis without combusting the plant material. Furthermore, as there are no skins (or papers as Americans would say), there isn’t any further adulteration from other materials. This makes vaporizing flower the tastiest and healthiest method of smoking weed. If you grind your flower up before sticking it inside your vape, it will taste even better.
This strain’s physical effects take hold in almost equal measure, first relaxing the facial muscles and then pulverizing any lingering tension in the core and limbs. As time passes, these effects become more pronounced, weighing down eyelids and inspiring susceptible consumers to assume a horizontal position in the closest comfortable surroundings. Because of this propensity towards couchlock, Cali Gold is best enjoyed at night, when smokers can fully enjoy its descent into numbness and sedation.
Cali Gold’s downbeat properties can also prove useful to medical cannabis patients as well. It can relieve aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. The strain can also take the sting out of minor annoyances like headaches and indigestion. Psychologically speaking, Cali Gold’s calming nature can temporarily relieve the acute symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. At a high enough dosage, it’s also liable to lull insomniacs into a deep, fulfilling sleep. Because this bud is not known to induce a powerfully cerebral mindset with recursive patterns of thinking, it is a good option for patients who are prone to panic and paranoia, or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Cali Gold do not appear to have been cultivated for commercial sale. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to foster genetically identical clones. Cali Gold can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors depends on a semi-humid climate similar to that of its native California, with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These crops tend to have an indica silhouette, growing short and bushy with wide lateral branches. Vigilant growers should be sure to regularly “top” their plants by cutting back any broad fan leaves that could block light and air from nurturing flowering nodes on lower branches. Cali Gold has a brief flowering time of about 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.