Shaman is a real character, a sativa-dominant hybrid (85/15) from Dutch Passion, this prize-winning purple beauty grows big and bushy, producing a high yield with the right conditions and a dreamy smoke. She’s pretty darn potent, with up to 18% THC.
Heritage & Genetics: Originally known as ‘Purple Skunk’ this F1 hybrid, drawn from crossing Purple #1 x Skunk, was specially bred to be an excellent outdoor grower. Shaman is a well-proven phenotype that dates back to, and has been stable since, the 80’s. She won 1st Prize in the Outdoor category at the Home Grow Cup NL (2015) and makes people happy both with her amazing sativa-high and her great yields.
Flavor & Aroma: Shaman has a strong aroma, very floral with lots of citrus. There’s a woody quality to the flavor, including a lovely spicy note to the exhale, probably thanks to a good dollop of Pinene in her terpene mix.
Effect: Surprising, and indeed shamanic, in her ability to take you away from it all. The Shaman high is clearly sativa to begin with; intensely energetic and focusing, she progresses to near-psychedelic. However, after the build-up she will drop you down into a deep state of relaxation, with more of an indica body-high, which might leave you a little spacey. Good for philosophizing with your friends on long summer nights.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including stimulating appetite, reducing fatigue and relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: Dutch Passion have made this a synch: bred to be an outdoor growers dream Shaman grows large and bushy, is made for growing in damp Northern European climates and is hardy against mold, bud-rot, and pests. When done right she produces an excellent yield and an excellent high. She has the large inter-nodal spaces and long, slender leaves of a typical sativa but is most noticeable for the brilliant purple coloration, which comes courtesy of the indica heritage.