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This section will provide an overview of Green Crack’s lineage, the awards it has won, growing information, and the effects customers may experience when smoking this strain.

Green Crack: All About the Strain

In 2015, Green Crack placed third in the High Times Cannabis Cup under the Best U.S. Sativa Flower category. Then in 2017, The Rolling Stones Magazine rated it a top-five cannabis strain of the year. The recognition is well-deserved because Green Crack, also known as Cush or Green Cush, has some fantastic attributes.

For starters, it descended from Skunk #1 (which needs no introduction) and was crossed with an Indica strain, balancing out the Sativa-dominant effects. Also, Green Cush has a strong potency with THC percentages ranging from 15 to 18% on average. Its terrific aromatic qualities and tasty flavors give the green crack strain that extra star quality.

Growing Green Crack at Home

Great news! Green Crack is an easy strain to grow indoors (or outdoors), making it perfect for novice growers. Experienced growers can also challenge themselves to increase yields, improve resin production, and sharpen the terpene profile.

What Do Customers Say About Green Crack Strain Effects?

The effects are best described by those who have smoked the strain — this is what customers are saying about Green Crack:

“Great morning strain. Focused energy that settles into a relaxing body buzz.”

“Strong high that helps me focus! Doesn’t make me tired.”

“This strain is all fun, positive energy that lasts.”

“My favorite strain. I’m super imaginative on Green Crack.”

“Great daytime high! Uplifting and energizing it allows me to focus on the task at hand.”

Pros & Cons


  • Euphoric
  • Easy to Find
  • Good for Focus
  • Doesn’t leave you Sluggish


  • Can Cause Nausea
  • Anxiety Inducing for Some
  • Variety of THC Levels

An Introduction To Green Crack

Why would a cannabis strain have the name ‘Green Crack’? It could be a bit misleading, right? To be fair, the breeder originally named it Cush.

However, many years ago, a cannabis connoisseur and famous rapper, Snoop Dogg got his hands on it and loved its stimulating, energetic buzz. He said the strain felt like ‘Green Crack’ and the name stuck.

But for those who don’t want anything to do with the word ‘crack,’ you can simply call it Green Cush. Many people know it by this name as well.

Specific Strain Details

Although the lineage of this strain is somewhat debated, we do know that it originated from Skunk #1. Skunk is known as one of the greatest Sativa strains of all time — the other strain it’s derived from could be an Afghani Landrace strain or a Sweet Leaf Indica. Regardless, the second strain has Indica genetics because Green Crack is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, and not a pure Sativa Strain.

Because this strain has a long history, growers have had years to increase its THC levels. Today, you’ll find the range starting from 13% to 20% or slightly higher. However, the average THC percentage you’ll see in a Green Crack strain is 18%.

Terpene Profile & Flavors

Terpenes are important components of the cannabis plant; they give the strain its unique aroma and taste. Researchers have examined the therapeutic potential of terpenes as well. So, cannabinoids like THC and CBD, aren’t the only characteristics to pay attention to when determining the effects of Green Crack. Knowing the percentages and types of terpenes in any strain can give you additional insight into their effects.

Let’s take a look at the most common terpenes in Green Cush. The primary terpene Myrcene is also found in mango and lemongrass, which might be why the Green Crack strain tastes sweet and earthy. The other dominant terpenes in this strain are pinene and beta-caryophyllene.

In addition to the sweet and earthy tastes of Green Crack, there are also tangy citrus notes of lime and orange.

How Do You Grow Green Crack?

First off, Green Crack is fairly easy to grow, so don’t worry if you’re new to growing cannabis. This is a great strain to start with to build your confidence as a home grower. It grows fast, which is awesome, and flowering takes place in as little as 7 to 9 weeks.

You can grow Green Crack indoors or outside depending on your living environment and where you have more space. Given the dominant Sativa genetics of this strain, it will grow to medium heights, so the roots require adequate room to develop and stretch. This is something to consider, especially for all you indoor growers.

Growing Green Crack Indoors

Consider the size of your grow space before you plant any seeds. If you’re growing in a tent or closest, anticipate Green Crack reaching a maximum height of 6.5 feet (200 cm). Also, use medium to large-sized pots that will give the roots some space to expand. Another important tip is to set up a proper ventilation system in your grow space to remove stale, hot air — while bringing in fresh, cool air. This will help keep your plants alive and reduce the chance of mold.

Yields from an indoor grow can range from 400 to 500 grams per square meter, which is a moderate amount compared to other cannabis strains.

Growing Green Crack Outdoors

For those of you who are outdoor growers — this strain does well in mild, dry, and warm climates ranging in temperatures from 70 to 90 ℉. The plants are ready for harvest around late September (early October), so even if the cool fall weather comes earlier than expected, the plants will be fine.

Growing Green Crack outdoors will give you higher yields than growing indoors. You’ll harvest somewhere between 500 and 560 grams per plant (or square meter).

Green Crack has a strong aroma, and even in mild to cool outdoor climates, the smells aren’t shy. So, plan accordingly, especially if you share a fence with a neighbor or two.