Humboldt stands out right away with large, chunky flowers. These buds tend to have an irregular formation when trimmed, ranging from roughly spherical to spade-like. A dense cover of white trichomes gives these flowers an icy appearance and makes them very sticky and hard to break up by hand.
Humboldt hits smokers right away with its powerful sativa effects. Not long after you’vesavored its pleasant smoke — and maybe even before exhaling it — Humboldt puts a concerted pressure on the temples and around the eyes. It also launches your thoughts into a fast-paced analytical headspace that can spark a chain of free association. Humboldt indica side begins to emerge, sending waves of tingly relaxation down the spine and outward through the core and limbs. While not necessarily couch-locking, this subtle body high can certainly kill any prior motivation; as such, those trying to use this strain for productive purposes should plan accordingly. Humboldt’s mostly energetic properties make it appropriate for use anytime between late morning and early afternoon.
Humboldt may also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its pervasive sensation of focus can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders, while its easy euphoria can temporarily lift the fog of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical side, this strain may soothe aches and pains, whether they’re chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia or temporary, as due to injury.