Dr. Grinspoon Cannabis Strain Review

One of the most influential figures in the history of marijuana is Dr. Lester Grinspoon, an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry from Harvard University. In 1971, he carried out a research project to correct the misinformation of the marijuana as a dangerous and intoxicating drug in a book he titled “Marijuana Reconsidered.” The professor’s noble work was honored by Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam who decided to name a potent strain after him. “Dr. Grinspoon,” is a pure heirloom Sativa strain that comes with a tremendous cerebral activity which earned it the title “The Thinking Man’s Sativa.”

Quick facts about Dr. Grinspoon Strain Review

                            Quick facts about Dr. Grinspoon Strain Review

Genetic Lineage


Sativa/Indica Ratio



20% to 25%




Warm climate

Flowering Period

13 to 14 weeks/ Mid to late November

Average Yield

350g /sqm 300g/plant


This strain is endowed with sweet, tangy, and earthy flavors which hide explosive THC levels of up to 25% with its long-lasting and mind-awakening effect. Due to this, Dr. Grinspoon remains on top of the list of marijuana strains with overall premium qualities.

The Odor and Flavors of Dr. Grinspoon

Smoking the buds of Dr. Grinspoon is like walking through the woods after a bit of rain. This strain has strong woody undertones that surface against an alluring backdrop of sweet citrus and it releases a spicy herbal smoke that seemingly develops into an afternoon cup of tea in the palate with each puff having a tangy but sweet blend of honeyed lemons.

Effects of Dr. Grinspoon Strain

This strain  tops the daily dose of caffeine in the morning and makes  the mind awake almost immediately, thus this strain  is a perfect wake-me-up during expectedly long days at work and it equally  keeps the mind alert. Due to its mind boosting capabilities, Dr. Grinspoon works best when intense focus is needed as It clears the mind with a rush of euphoria ushering in free-flowing thoughts that develop into ideas, making it easier for the user to focus on one task at a time. It also generates a buzzing sensation coursing through one’s veins which energize users thus uplifting tired souls and removing exhaustion from the muscles.  The impressive wake-and-bake qualities of this strain do not weigh down the body even as the mind speeds up.  However when this strain is used in excess, it makes everything seem like a race against time as the brain works double time and develops a keen awareness, thus  it is better to avoid using the strain in the late evening.

Adverse side effects

No matter what strain of marijuana is consumed, as well as the method of ingestion and dosage, users always experience the inevitable “cottonmouth” and dry eyes. This is explained by the fact that Cannabinoids, like THC, inhibit saliva production. Some users may even experience cases of a phenomenon otherwise known as “cannabis hangover,” consisting of an extreme headache, dizziness, and possible paranoia that can lasts for hours. This can be managed by staying hydrated throughout the day and the consumption of this strain should be paced by starting with low dosages.

Medical Use and Benefits of Dr. Grinspoon

Dr. Grinspoon has an odd allure to one’s genius as It subdues symptoms of many mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD by providing peace of mind. Its mind clearing abilities also helps patients with ADD/ADHD concentrate on tasks while the feeling of productivity generated by this strain brings out happy hormones that effectively turn the mood upbeat. This strain relaxes the muscles to prevent it from contracting and causing unnecessary pain and is also a great source of comfort to patients who deal with spasms either as a result of disease or disorder due to its anti-emetic properties.

Growing Tips for Dr. Grinspoon

Growing the Dr. Grinspoon plant is not an easy task to achieve as it requires a lot attention, time, and patience than most cannabis strains due to its lanky structure. However, the rewards from a single bud outweigh all the hardships and labor that comes with this strain. Unlike most  cannabis strains, the particular the  buds of this strain  are best grown indoors or in greenhouses as they  need 13 to 14 weeks to mature, and doing it outdoors can be challenging especially due to unpredictable climatic  factors like strong gusts of wind or harsh weather.  Thus Cultivating in a controlled environment give these plants better chances of survival though entailing a lot of pruning and cutting to manage its height. The buds are ready for harvest once the flowers turn to red and green and each plant is expected to yield at least 350 grams per square meter indoors. This does not however imply that the strain cannot be grown outdoors. In fact, it grows well under a Mediterranean-like climate where it receives most sunlight.

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