Dr. Grinspoon Sativa Weed Strain

Dr. Grinspoon

Barney’s Farm

Origins: sativa x sativa
Flowering: 100 days

This unusual pure sativa strain has been named in honor of physician, Harvard professor, author, and cannabis advocate Dr. Lester Grinspoon. By Dr. Grinspoon’s own account, he first researched cannabis in order to document its harmfulness. Instead, as he reviewed the literature, he found little support for the demonization of marijuana, and much more support for its benign, positive influences. As a good scientist, Dr. Grinspoon adjusted his opinion based on the evidence. In 1971, he wrote a seminal book, Marihuana Reconsidered, which argued for the legalization of marijuana. Since that time, Grinspoon has been a steadfast and outspoken advocate, using his voice to help reform marijuana policies in the US and around the world.

The aptly named Dr. Grinspoon variety is a “thinking man’s” sativa of the highest order. This top-shelf connoisseur breed is a good addition to personal gardens seeking premium headstash. The plant has a distinct flowering pattern that makes it a standout in the garden. The pure sativa heritage means Dr. Grinspoon forms long twig-like branches with the buds loosely strung popcorn style along the willowy stems. As the plants mature, they begin to fill gaps between bud sites, but the buds remain distinct rather than gathering into one large flower. Yields are moderate with harvests up to 350 grams per square meter. yields are likely to be better under the tutelage of a gardener who has already grown a few crops and figured out the basics.

The long season makes this an indoor or greenhouse variety when living outside of the equatorial region. Outdoors, Dr. Grinspoon needs 6 full months of agreeable weather to finish, ripening in late October or early November. Using organic fertilizers in soil will bring out the best flavors. The Dr. Grinspoon variety tends to interest gardeners with some experience and a desire for great sativa qualities. it is not “fast-food” style weed for those wanting a quick crop. This is more like a bottle of good champagne. Although Dr. Grinspoon has an effervescent lucidity that makes it suitable for any occasion, these buds are often treasured and reserved to celebrate special moments.

The aroma has the tropical-floral elements expected of an island sativa, but there is also a distinct lemon-herbal sumac smell. These notes are carried through in flavor, imparting a light lemon tang and a touch of honeyed earthiness. this strain’s clarity will be manna for the true aficionado. Dr. Grinspoon has a pleasant entry into the high, inviting a blissful and expansive mood that enhances compassion and provokes intellectual insights. It is very compatible as a daytime smoke or for long evenings with friends, intimate conversations, and deep enjoyment. Given the heightened awareness it encourages, it is less suitable right before retiring for sleep. The effects of Dr. Grinspoon taper off gradually, leaving one as clearheaded at finish as they were at the outset, only quite possibly with a host of new ideas and pleasant experiences to remember.

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6 comments to Dr. Grinspoon Marijuana Strain

  • Greene

    There are two phenos, the pearl/beaded one and then a slightly heavier producer (relatively speaking) which has the same effects but not the advertised pheno.

  • scott shaw

    i orderd dr grinspoon seed from barnysseeds and got some thing diffrent dont know it is but it doesent even look like like it they grew 12 feet tall tastes good up liftying but it wasent what iorderd i emailed them they didnt reply back they are glad to take your money 230 dollars for what ever they were but i didnt git what i orderd that sucks if you order from ask them if this will happen to you they wont even e mail me back take that mony and run thats how i take it

  • Danny Bradshaw

    Thats the doctor i know i didnt even bother to try to harvest all those little buds dry the branch and cut it in to shake.
    The smoke was smoth the high was up lifting and hung around for a while I’ve got 4 flower ing now;)

  • Anonymous

    I grew 1 Dr.Grinspoon this year. I started it indoor in February, put it outside a greenhouse in May, and didnt harvest til late November. The plant grew to be 6 ft tall (before I started bending it over) and had so many branches. It probably ended up being atleast 4ftx4ftx6ft, The buds were so tiny. I wouldnt even call them buds. On most other plants, the smallest popcorn buds you would find were the size of the buds I got. However, I got many thousands of tiny tiny tiny little buds. They looked a little bit smaller than the “bead” bud picture above, but once they were dry they shrank even more. I didnt even really bother trimming this plant, because it was such a pain. However, I do like the smell and high of the strain. And the small buds are, very very resinous. All in all I probably wouldnt grow it again for a long long time,and I would top it heavily. Not sure how much bigger the buds could get, but the plant just got too big. And took like 8 months.

  • kgb

    thanks for pointing that out, Greg. i had the wrong image in place.

  • greg

    why does one pic appear to be a different plant on flower bead sized flowers and the other has a massive cola like it isn’t the same plant entirely, and there can be no possible way that is two types from the same seed one has a stringy stalk and one holds a huge cola?

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