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Green Crack Strain | Blue Crack Strain

green crack marijuana strain

Snoop Dogg renamed this strain when he sampled its ridiculously potent effects. Of course, after the Snoop Doggy Dog Dog himself tried this strain you know that everyone wants to have a go. They have a good reason, too, as it’s an exceptional sativa strain that will blow your mind. You’re going to want to be a stoner before you try this strain, however, as newcomers may literally and metaphorically have their socks blown off from this one. The name doesn’t really need any explanation, as it obviously comes from Snoop comparing this strain to cocaine.

This strain is sometimes called Sour Crack or the Blue Crack strain.

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Green Crack nugs in all their glory, photo: @_.realkingco._

Green Crack: Sativa or Indica?

This delightful sativa strain has dense buds that are typical to a sativa. Bred in the 1970s, it’s a fruity strain that has both potency and flavor. Those who get their hands on this strain will first notice the trichomes that cover it. These make for perfect grinding, and, once you’ve ground this strain up, you’ll truly begin to appreciate its magnificence. If you really want to enjoy this strain properly, you should also stick it inside a flower vaporizer. The main advantages of using a flower vaporizer are:

  • Less adulterated taste, as no combustion of plant material or paper
  • You need less weed to get you as high
  • You can feel the trichomes hit the back of your throat
  • You can use your leftover bud to make edibles

Just give it a try. We know blunts get the cooler rep, but a flower vape really is the best way to smoke like a real Green Crack strain.


Green Crack genetics

The lineage of Green Crack strain is murky. It’s a very disputed tale, but it goes all the way back to the 1970s. It was thought to be created in Georgia, and that it’s descended from these two strains:
  • Skunk #1
  • Afghani Landrace

Green Crack THC and CBD content

Green Crack’s THC content was considered to be incredibly high in the 1970s. Nowadays, the average sativa has around 13% THC. Real Green Crack strain can test all the way up to 24%, which is obviously very high. However, its average falls around 17%. Green Crack packs a punch, but it’s not as fearful as its name may suggest. If you have reasonably high tolerance, don't worry too much about taking a hit from this strain. If you’re a new smoker, however, you may find this strain is a bit of a one-hitter strain.


Green Crack price

Green Crack strain isn’t that expensive. Any strain that's not super rare and was created before 2000 is typically fairly cheap. That is simply because there are far danker, harder-hitting strains these days that are in higher demand on the market. This strain will be the standard price of around $10 a gram anywhere in the world.


Green Crack taste

Green Crack strain is descended from Skunk #1. As such, you can expect the classic skunky flavors associated with these strains. However, it’s also crossed with a landrace strain, which carries with it a nice amount of fruitiness. Landrace strains are known for their earthy or fruity flavors, and Green Crack definitely carries on this tradition. You should enjoy this strain ground up inside a flower vaporizer, for the maximum taste spectrum. The full taste palate of Green Crack is:

  • Earthy
  • Citrus
  • Sweet


Green Crack oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

The two things that concentrate creators look for when choosing a strain are potency and taste. As we’ve already discussed, Green Crack has both of these in a decent amount. Thus, it makes a great choice for making into Butane Hash Oil. Please be careful if you’re attempting this at home, as you could very well burn your house down (it has been done before!).

For edibles, it doesn’t really matter what strain you use. That is because the potency of edibles is more dependent on how effective your decarboxylation method is, rather than the actual potency of the original herb. Without decarbing your weed your edibles will have little to no potency. The other thing you have to do before creating edibles is to mix your decarbed weed with a fat or oil.

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On today’s menu? Green Crack! Photo: @highsight420

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This Green Crack nug is ready to be ground up to send you into a sativa high! Photo: @kushtographybyamy

Green Crack General Effects
Green Crack Medical Effects
Green Crack Effects Negative
Energetic 100% Depression 100%
Cottonmouth 100%
Happy 85% Stress Relief 98%
Anxiety 45%
Uplifted 80% Fatigue 60% Paranoia 45%
Focused 75% Pain Relief 50% Headaches 30%
Euphoric 70%  Headaches 30%
Overwhelmed 25%

While Green Crack may have a number of useful medicinal applications, it may also cause anxiety, paranoia, or headaches after prolonged use. It’s highly recommended, therefore, that you don’t dose too high when you’re first trying this strain. If you do feel overwhelmed after taking a hit from this strain, then follow this guide to feeling less stoned:

  • Have a cold shower
  • Have some coffee, preferably a strong one
  • Go for a run, workout, or swim
  • After this you should feel better.

Green Crack flowering time 

The flowering time of Green Crack is around 7-9 weeks, making it a pretty quick strain to grow.

Green Crack growing tips

Green Crack will grow very high, so be careful if you’re growing this indoors. However, the strain itself is relatively easy to grow. This is true of most older strains. You should top the leaves from the very top of the strain, to allow light to get to the bottom, as well. Green crack can be grown outdoors or indoors.

Green Crack seeds

The seeds are available from a number of different sellers online. Green Crack seeds can be bought online because it’s an old strain and many people stock it.

Green Crack yield

The yield of Green Crack is around 1-3 ounces per foot squared. This isn’t the best yield, but it can be improved with correct growing techniques.

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Green Crack will reach tall heights, so be ready when growing! Photo: @

What is the Green Crack marijuana strain?

Green Crack is a sativa strain known for its energizing effects. Although it’s not quite as strong as it was when Snoop Dogg first took that legendary hit and changed the name from Cush to Green Crack, it’s still considered to be a one-hitter strain for those less versed in the ways of being a stoner.
  • Sativa strain
  • Helpful for curbing depression
  • Easy to grow
  • Seeds are easy to find
  • Decent yield
  • Makes a good concentrate
  • Should be enjoyed inside a flower vaporizer
  • Snoop Dogg named this strain


Tried Green Crack before? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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