K2 is a cannabis strain with impressive genetics. It is nothing like the synthetic marijuana types with ‘Spray-on’ THC. Its origin is in Amsterdam, where breeders crossed the notoriously sticky White Widow with landrace Hindu Kush.
K2 displays the same height of euphoria and has a rich and fruity flavor profile. The effects are balanced and tend more towards relaxation. The potency of K2 has been calculated between 16% and amazing 29%.
If you desire to cultivate white varieties, then K2 is the easiest and a perfect one, especially for new weed growers. Make sure that you get good quality K2 seeds from sellers like ILGM. You can find more info about K2 seeds here.
K2 plants and flowers
Plants are rather small, but they produce plenty of yield. Plants grow as high as 60”, but can stay lower than 40” too. The girth of the K2 plant is on the smaller side, which is why it is ideal for new growers with indoor setups. However, the flowers are not so impressive, because they are compact, but they are quite dense.
The shape of the buds range from almost-spherical to spade-like. Leaves are coiled tightly, revealing mossy shaded green color, including rust-colored pistils. Trichomes are translucent white, which cover the flowers on the inner and outer crevices. They give a specific resinous texture to the plants and are responsible for the psychoactivity.
In terms of smell, the plant itself gives out citrusy and fruity undertones. The flowers, when cured appropriately, give earthy overtones of wood and damp soil. It takes about 8 to 9 weeks for the plant to flower. Flowers are white in color, and the THC crystals in flowers further highlight that whiteness.
Breaking or grinding K2 buds give out some skunky notes. When you burn it in a pipe, this strain gives out harsh and acrid smoke, which can cause watery eyes, or tickle the sinus. On the exhalation, the smoke reveals lemon and mixed dank flavor. It is recommended for users to be careful when they smoke outdoors or in public, because of K2’s pungent smoke.
Initial effects of K2 are obvious and relatively quick. You can feel throbbing pressure around temples and eyes. Soon, you will experience mental effects, transporting you to an apex of euphoria.
Even though the onset is sativa, effects on your mind are more on the emotional side than cerebral. With just a few puffs, your mind will start getting clear, and you will start shedding off any negative thoughts. However, you can also experience some sensory effects with sight and sounds, taking you unanticipated new dimensions.
Those expecting to increase their attention-span may find this bud to be disappointing because it makes users get distracted easily. As high wears off, the indica side of K2 creeps in offering full-body relaxation.
Your limbs start to feel heavy and thick. Body movements will require some efforts, so it is best to use this strain indoors, with music or a movie for setting the mood. As this strain can push the users into drowsiness or sedation, it is good to use it in the evening or night-time, rather than in the mornings or during day-time.
Medical benefits of K2
Medical patients can benefit from K2 use. It helps to relieve them from temporary, chronic, injury-related pains and soreness. Patients lacking appetite can find this strain useful because it stimulates hunger.
Psychological issues like stress and depression troubling you can be temporarily eliminated with K2. As this strain, does not lead to intense or recursive thinking connected with paranoia, it is a good alternative for those who are prone to fear or have low THC tolerance.
Commercial breeders like ILGM are making good K2 seeds, and are available online at affordable prices. You can enjoy the harvest in September with an outdoor yield of 37 to 46gm / sq. feet. Try this all-purpose weed, and enjoy toking with friends!