Shockwave (also spelled “Shock Wave”) is a sativa-dominant strain by Exotic Genetix, though some sources list other breeders as being responsible for similar phenotypes. It was made from a cross between Falcon 9 and Strawberries & Cream. It has mid-high THC levels, hanging out around 16.5%, and it’s well known for also having a heavy dose of CBD. The strain is a stimulant, creating feelings of euphoric wakefulness that make it a choice wake-and-bake strain for users that like a morning buzz.
These genetics give Shockwave’s lineage access to Sunset Sherbert, GSC, OG Kush, Chem Poison, Cookies and Cream, and more. So it should be no surprise that the flavor at the onset is bright, berry-tasting, full of sweetness, and finished with an exhale of spicy floral flavors. The aroma of the strain is a pungent, earthy sensation with a hint of skunk, blueberries, and herbs.
The strain itself grows in long, dark green nugs that are deep people beneath. The pistils are bright and orange and the white crystal trichomes are so chunky that the strain looks covered in snow. If you plan on growing Shockwave yourself, you could be in for a very long flowering period. Though some growers report a flower time of around 50-60 days, which is pretty good, others suggest that their crops took 100 days to be ready.
Growing Tip: Thankfully, no matter how long it takes, Shockwave yields very well as its branches grow big and strong in both outdoor and indoor growing situations. Our biggest growing tip is actually for your benefit rather than the plants’ – Shockwave grows with a skunky, pungent aroma of fruit and herbs that you’ll want to ventilate if you decide to grow it indoors.
The effects of the strain bring on a refreshing feeling that will get you up and at ‘em in the early morning. We recommend trying this strain as a new wake-and-bake, something to calm the nerves and settle the stomach for the day ahead. Users report feeling uplifted, confident, euphoric, relaxed, and stable on this strain. If you tend to get stressed out by the day, you may be able to get ahead of it with this strain.
The strain has 15-18% THC and retains as much as 8% CBD, so its impact is very active. Prepare to feel alternately giddy and relaxed on this fast-acting strain. It earns its name with a shockwave of energy that starts almost as soon as you take your first exhale. Check the genetics to make sure you know what you’re getting, but if it’s this Shockwave, you’ll have a serious morning booster on your hands.
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