Hybrid (70% Indica / 30% Sativa)
Dark Side of the Moon is an Indica-dominant hybrid that rocks with a pervasive sense of physical relaxation and rolls with bold fruity flavor. A cross between Green Ribbon and the similarly musically-inspired Spirit in the Sky. Ostensibly named for both the hidden hemisphere of Earth’s moon and the legendary 1973 Pink Floyd album, Dark Side of the Moon.
Dark Side of the Moon’s flowers carry a memorable and impressive scent. A sweet berry scent wafts up from the buds, undercut by some dank, earthy base notes. Grinding up these compact flowers, meanwhile, gives off a sour-sweet funk with some hint of diesel fumes. When burnt, Dark Side gives off a light, fruity smoke that can be easily inhaled and savored. On the exhale, this smoke carries a berry flavor.
Like many other Indica-leaning strains, the high from Dark Side tends to creep up on the user. Within as many as 15 minutes after ingesting its smoke, consumers may begin to sense some twitching around their temples and eyes, as well as some changes in sensory perception. Some sights and sounds may seem more intense or dynamic and slight visual or auditory distortions are possible. Smokers may also experience psychedelic phenomena like a feeling of time passing more slowly. These trippy vibes can be pushed to the max by turning on an atmospheric album or a visually engaging film.
Other than these detached, dreamy mental effects, Dark Side of the Moon tends not to do much for the user’s cognition. Instead, plan on settling in for some long-term passive relaxation, as Dark Side begins to exert a palpable body high within about an hour of consumption. Waves of relaxation may roll down the neck and radiate out through the core and limbs. Best enjoyed in a comfortable horizontal position, the strain makes a great enhancement to hang sessions with like-minded friends, as well as to some solo unwinding after a long day of work. Because of its mostly lazy properties, Dark Side is recommended for evening or nighttime use.
Dark Side of the Moon’s sedative effects can have several uses for medical cannabis patients as well. Its mellow mood can temporarily improve the difficult symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety while its physically soothing properties can take the sting out of physical aches and pains. Anti-inflammatory effects may also alleviate common afflictions like nausea, cramps, and migraines. Under the right conditions, Dark Side may even lull stubborn insomniacs into a deep and restorative sleep. Not known to bring about recursive or paranoid patterns of thinking, Dark Side of the Moon is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or have low THC tolerance.