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Given that Litha is a celebration of the sun and all its power, my midsummer strain recommendation harnesses that same energetic magic that the sun delivers! Pretty much liquid sunshine in the form of cannabis, Golden Pineapple has uplifting effects. Just like a kiss from the Sun, this strain brings unadulterated happiness. You’ll want to dance, sing, and enjoy everything the day has to offer. Think of it as a summer vacation paired with a pineapple shake wrapped up in a happy-go-lucky weed flower.
With a sweet, fruity, tropical flavour with tiny hints of sourness, diesel fuel, and pine, Golden Pineapple is a sativa dominant hybrid cross between Golden Goat and Pineapple Kush. This is NOT a couch potato strain! Expect to feel pleasant, vigorous, and energetic with a come down that will leave you relaxed, without feeling groggy. However, since THC levels are high and CBD is very low in this strain, if you take it in larger doses it may be harder to give focus to your plans for that day. Measure your dose carefully as you can always dose more, but you can’t un-dose!
Litha’s magick centres around growth and the wonderful growing green plants the earth is offering during this time. A perfect time for cannabis magick! Smoke your Golden Pineapple in celebration in this time of love, warmth and fruitful days that the sun brings us! This sociable strain is stupendous for enjoying with friends. This Litha, I recommend calling up some of your best buds, getting outdoors, firing up the ol’ bbq and incorporating green leafy ingredients and herbs into a communal meal to share stories and laugh over. When you are smoking your green, envision what green represents (prosperity, abundance, good fortune and healing), what goals you want to fulfill and draw this into your reality by sharing your wishes with your friends.
I like to use a joint Lord of the Flies conch style: whoever has the joint shares their goal out loud and everyone else can encourage that goal. Remember to respect your friends privacy and if they don’t want to share their goal, that’s okay too. Take that time to send good energy and vibes to your friend instead.
- MYRCENE: The most abundant terpene in cannabis, which is where it’s mostly found in nature. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief), Antibiotic, Sedative, Antimutagenic. Also found in Mango, Thyme, Citrus, Lemongrass, Hops.
- NEROLIDOL: Found mostly in flowers like jasmine, lemongrass, and tea tree oil.
- OCIMENE: Antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial. Also found in Mint, parsley, pepper, basil, mangoes, orchids, and kumquats.
- TERPINOLENE: Antioxidant, sedative, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-cancer. Also found in Nutmeg, tea tree, conifers, apples, cumin, and lilacs.
Scent: Living up to its name, a pineapple fragrance is at the forefront of this strain but there are underlying hints of sourness that add a unique spice in each puff. The flavour is invigorating and coats the tongue with a bittersweet taste of summertime.