The Sage cannabis strain is crossed from a Sativa Haze strain and an Indica Afghani landrace. Thus, S.A.G.E. is actually an acronym for Sativa/Afghani Genetic Equilibrium. Its buds have dense, fluffy leaves like pure Sativas that are green to brown in color. These leaves are covered in amber pistils and a generous layer of milky trichomes. This strain also won 2nd place in the Cannabis Cup of 1999.
Flavor and Effects of Sage
As its name implies, the aromatic profile of this strain is a pungent mix of sage and earth. Its flavor profile is similar to its fragrance. However, instead of earthiness, you will taste a spicy hint mixed with its dominant flavor. A lingering taste of pine and citrus is tasted on exhale.
The effects of this strain are strong and quick-hitting. It boasts of a balanced sativa indica genetic and rightly so as it provides a powerful mental high with an equally powerful physical relaxation. You will feel a cerebral buzz that is almost tranquil and peaceful, and at the same time, you will feel your mental acuity increase. This mental effect persists longer than average. In fact, even when the physical relaxation starts and sets in, the mental high is still in effect. Once the body buzz starts, it will calm your nerves, any muscle tensions and you will feel better. This makes the Sage strain an ideal bud for social gatherings.
What are the medicinal benefits of Sage
With its equal parts mental and physical buzz, the Sage offers a number of medicinal benefits. It is highly sought for its ability to relieve patients with symptoms of anxiety, stress,depression, and other mental ailments. At the same time, it is a natural pain killer that is highly effective in reducing any physical pains and aches.
Negative Effects of Sage
When consumed in high doses, the mental buzz from Sage may become psychedelic, and this will easily cause headaches and nausea. As always, you should always be mindful of your doses when consuming cannabis. Other side effects from the Sage strain include cottonmouth and dry, itchy eyes. These are usual reactions from marijuana usage, so it is important to keep a source of water nearby to keep yourself hydrated.
The plant grows slowly and can take up to 73 to 78 days for its flowering period. It can be grown indoors and outdoors and will require regular topping to ensure all the nodes are able to receive the appropriate amount of sunlight and air. For successful outdoor cultivation, this strain can tolerate fluctuations in temperature but thrives best in a cooler climate. When provided with the right amount of attention, the Sage can easily provide you with up to 14 ounces or more per plant.