While the name may suggest a negative correlation with deadly chemical warfare from the Vietnam era, the truth is, Agent Orange is more like a favorite summer treat from childhood… a Dreamsicle. Many are drawn to this strain because it really doesn’t smell like cannabis at all. With a strong citrus and orange bouquet, Agent Orange tickles the senses like a freshly peeled orange. Brightly colored, and delightfully scented, this strain releases tropical aromas which will likely fill the room, and maybe the one next to it.
Generally, not recommended for the novice, Agent Orange requires a little extra maintenance than other strains. Master growers recommend topping this plant and training it for a bushier appearance, as each branch, or lead, will produce. Thus, the more leads you have, the higher the yields you can expect.
This plant will flower in 7-9 weeks and produce high yield either indoors or out, and will grow will in any medium. Agent Orange does prefer warmer temperatures, so keep the plants between 68-80 degrees all the time.
As stated, this can be a very potent strain when grown in the proper conditions. Some tests have shown THC content as high as 25%, and typical averages are around 19%. With less than 1% CBD expression, this can be a very cerebral, psychoactive blend for those unaccustomed to the effects of THC.
As a euphoric and energetic sativa hybrid, Agent Orange provides a happy, positive, experience which is well-suited for social functions or creative endeavors. Uplifting and happy, this strain will leave you talkative, giggly, and alert.
Like most strains of cannabis, this strain will likely produce dry mouth and red, dry eyes. Also, plan ahead for healthy munchies, as Agent Orange can also produce a wicked appetite.
Patient with anxiety or related disorders should take caution, as a potent sativa with little to no CBD, there’s potential for anxiousness, paranoia, and dizziness. Micro-dosing, or taking smaller doses, may help prevent the onset of negative side effects.
A light-hearted sativa, this strain can help with a multitude of mental disorders including ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and even stress. Agent Orange can also be an effective daytime relief for chronic pain, headaches, and fatigue, although, because of potency, this strain may be reserved for veteran users or those requiring higher doses of THC.
Agent Orange is also very appetite inducing, so those suffering from anorexia, or wasting symptoms from other diseases such as HIV or cancer may find the potency very beneficial with this strain. Patients with migraine have also reported relief from Agent Orange.