04 Sep Strain Feature: Mob Boss
MEDICAL BENEFITS: Depression, Stress Relief, Pain, Headaches/Migraines, and Lack of Appetite.
FLAVOR: Sweet and Citrusy with a hint of an Earthy/Piney flavor
EFFECTS: Uplifted and Happy, Relaxed (body), Energized (mind), Euphoric
NEGATIVES: Dry mouth and eyes, potential for anxiety (sativa dominant)
SUMMARY: The King of California is the Mob Boss strain, a sativa-dominant hybrid cross between Tang Tang and Chemdawg D. Released in 2009 by Grindhouse Medical Seeds, this strain earned its reputation by hitting users incredibly hard. This potent strain is best known for its heavy resin production along with its intense high which is masked by a sweet, floral aroma. Some versions of the mob boss strain lean more towards the sativa side and deliver a jolt of cerebral psychoactivity, but most fall into the category of a light and clear headed mind buzz. Mob Boss is most often used by medical patients seeking relief of muscle tension, mood elevation, and appetite stimulation.
Mob Boss is a balanced hybrid strain with potent genetics that are just as powerful Frank Costello or Al Capone but nowhere near as intimidating. This sativa dominant hybrid strain is a cross between Chemdawg D and Tang Tang created in 2009 by Grindhouse Medical Seeds. With an average THC content falling between 15 and 20%, this strain comes with a somewhat different cerebral high that causes a variety of effects from person to person.
The best Mob Boss flowers are small to medium in size and have a tapered or cone-like shape. When properly cured, these buds are packed tightly and very dense. In color, Mob Boss has light green leaves tightly coiled on themselves with bright red pistils, or hairs, which are threaded throughout the flowers. Mob Boss flowers are also always covered in trichomes, thanks to the astounding parentage resulting in higher resin production. The trichomes cause these flowers to look very sticky and moist. As a result of this resin, Mob Boss is a very difficult strain to break without the use of a quality grinder.
Mob Boss flowers mask their potent effects behind a very sweet citrus or floral smell as well as an herbal or piney smell beneath. When you break the flowers or smoke them, they give off a sort of earthy musk odor.
The smell and taste is there, but Mob Boss flowers are rather harsh. Its terpene profile causes it to sting the eyes and the sinuses, but the exhale makes it worth it. Before the coughing fit you’ll notice a light impression of sweet and sour flavors that make your mouth water. These flavors also tend to linger on the tongue.
Mob Boss is best known for its ability to grab users quickly. The high begins as a comfortable head buzz that creeps into an intensification of the senses. If you’re smoking or vaporizing Mob Boss, you may find yourself hearing things louder than they are or seeing things like colors more clearly. After the initial adjustment period, many users agree that the cerebral effects of mob boss are excellent for situations that call for problem solving or creative thinking. On the other hand, the sensory overload can feel a bit like a mild psychedelic and can cause sensations like visual distortions. If you’re smoking mob boss at home ir in a relaxed setting, you will find that you feel a slight body buzz that brings on relaxation without the couchlock.
Applied medically, Mob Boss benefits the body both physically and mentally. It has the ability to elevate moods and shows promise for the treatment of those suffering from depression, stress, anxiety, and even PTSD. People with ADD/ADHD may also find Mob Boss useful because it offers increased and sustained concentration in many users. On the other hand, Mob Boss offers several effects similar to indicas, such as treating moderate aches and pains, stimulating appetites, and as an effective treatment for insomnia in larger doses.
Mob Boss can be grown from a seed or as a clone from a reputable grower with clippings from healthy, mature plants. Mob Boss does great indoors or outdoors, but outdoor grows require a Mediterranean climate with constant humidity and daytime temperatures in the low to mid 70s. As a sativa dominant hybrid, Mob Boss grows taller like most sativas and will require the grower to train the plant to a maximum of 4 feet as long as they start training in the vegetative stage.
Mob Boss is also the type of plant with a great leaf to bud ratio, meaning that growers will not need to spend hours trimming these plants like they would with other strains. You can expect a Mob Boss plant to begin her flowering cycle between 9 and 10 weeks when grown indoors and will be ready to harvest in October when grown outdoors. You can also expect a fair yield of anywhere between 1 and 1.5 ounces per square foot of plant. Make sure you cure properly to preserve the potency and unique flavor of this powerful strain.
Overall, Mob Boss is a unique strain with a bold high that is just as enjoyable at home by yourself with a video game as it is out with friends. This versatile strain can enhance activities both during the day and at night, and is an ideal hybrid blend of mental and physical benefits that serve as a creative stimulant, an exercise aid, and even as an aphrodisiac.