Red Congolese Marijuana Strain
While some argue that Red Congolese is an African sativa landrace, the variety popularized in California weaves in Mexican and Afghani roots, giving it a more indica-like appearance. This colorful palette of landrace strains, which had adapted to their environment over many years, creates a complex profile of effects and flavors. The sativa genetics dominate the physical effects of Red Congolese, resulting in a weightless euphoria that promotes focus and mental clarity. Its energizing properties make Red Congolese perfect for morning treatment of nausea, cachexia, tension, or Alzheimer’s.
Unfortunately, Red Congolese buds don’t take on the color red in place of the typical greens of bud. This minty-green flower is often accented with deep reds and oranges, in addition to being covered by a thick coating of off-white trichomes. Many times, pulling this bud out of its packaging will leave a sticky, resin-like substance on your fingers. Many cannabis users, whether it be recreational or medical, have written about just how tasty this bud is. When you open the packaging of Red Congolese, a mushroom cloud of dank aroma will quickly fill your room, tickling the nose of anyone in the vicinity. Keen observers have noted intense scents of cheese and fruit in addition to spice and berry. The flavor of the smoke from this bud is much the same as its scent, a fruity, cheesy flavor with hints of spice and berries.
Red Congolese is most often used by smokers in the morning or during the day. In fact, many report this strain being their go-to wake-and-bake strain, as its effects are incredibly beneficial to getting your day started. Lab tests from this strain have often reported the THC level falling between 18-21%. This, coupled with its potent effects, makes this strain great for medical and recreational cannabis users.
Immediately upon exhale, expect this high to fall somewhere in the middle between a creeper and a KO. Although it might take you a moment or two to realize just how high you are, Red Congolese is sure to get the job done. As soon as you become aware of your stoned state of being, your awareness and focus instantly increase. Many report feelings of elation and happiness being the leading emotions from this high. As your troubles and woes melt away, expect your ability to focus and creatively finish your work, do your chores, or finish up that essay to be elevated. While your mind is hyper-focused on the tasks before you, a slight tingling body high will alleviate slight aches and pains while amplifying your physical senses. This body high has reportedly also led to physical relaxation and arousal. As this high fades, your work ethic will slowly diminish as you are left in a state of quiet, peaceful, and restful tranquility.