Green Crack a.k.a. Cush
Originally developed in 1990, Green Crack enjoyed a spike in popularity in 2017. The energizing strain was bred from 1970s-born Skunk No. 1 and an unknown Afghani sativa, making it the cannabis equivalent to a cup of strong coffee. Since Green Crack's effects are short-lived, it's a formidable daytime smoking option, necessitating multiple joints every few hours to stay stoned. It boasts a mellow flavor, rounded out by limonene and pinene terpenes, among others, that leave a citrus-infused, piney mouthfeel. Terpenes don't just dictate smell and taste, they steer cannabis's effects. In this case, the limonene helps manage depression while pinene can calm asthma symptoms. It, like all other strains, isn't for everyone; some people say smoking Green Crack makes them paranoid. And despite more than three decades of being in puff-puff-pass rotation, its name remains controversial. Some collectives and cannabis aficionados prefer to call the strain "cush" (not to be confused with "kush," an indica strain originating from the Hindu Kush mountain range) to differentiate it from dangerous freebase cocaine.