Calm down – this isn’t some Vietnam War microcosm. Agent Orange’s name might scare off the shell-shocked veteran, but this strain wants nothing more for you than an all-consuming calm. Waging war on your discomfort and distress, the Agent Orange strain delivers a soothing relaxation that washes over the body, making all the nasty juju wave a white flag.
Flavorful, uplifting, and just the perfect disposition enhancer, Agent Orange can become your go-to solution for those days when you’re down in the dumps or feeling a little extra grumpy. Inspiring a sense of motivation and creativity, the fun strain also proves to be a solid choice if you’re hoping to up your productivity for a few undisturbed hours.
The Origins of Agent Orange
No, this isn’t some counterfeit of that nasty chemical mixture. Our Agent Orange is 100% organic, grown from two boldly flavored parents that have etched their names into the hemp hall of fame. Jack the Ripper and Orange Velvet are the two cultivars responsible for the birth of Agent Orange, and their blissful effects contribute to this dank strain’s kicky effects.
Jack the Ripper is a sativa-dominant flagship strain from a popular hemp farm, this ultra-stimulating hemp cultivar is known as one of the fastest acting lemon flavored strains to date. Its citrusy tang and forest, pine aroma is definitely a knock-out combination. But more than its impact on the senses, its compelling sativa power make it a formidable choice only for those with the heart for intense hemp outcomes.
Orange Velvet, the second parent strain, isn’t any less domineering. Another sativa-leaning strain, this delicate blend of orange, lemon, banana, and earth isn’t as fast-paced as Jack the Ripper. Far more balanced and controlled, her sativa-high doesn’t throw you into a frenzy, but instead produces an elegant alertness that doesn’t incapacitate the faculties.
Appearance and Aroma
Agent Orange’s pallor might make her look like a frosted chunk of forest sediments as you look at her on a dispensary’s shelf. But take a closer look, and you’ll find a glorious coat of trichomes that give the nugs a pale, snowy appearance. Dusted with little flecks of resin, the glistening exterior is tacky to touch, and incredibly fragrant. Underneath the layer, pale green leaves mesh together with other organic hues, ranging from yellow, to brown, and in some cases, orange.
While fiery hues are rarely present in her leaves, Agent Orange’s fingery tendrils make up for the lack. The persistent little hairs cage the nugs in a network of fine thread, and gleam with the hot orange glare of a California sunset.
If Agent Orange manages to steal your attention with her redheaded glory, be ready to be taken aback by her aromatic musk. The lip-licking fragrance that comes off of the strain gives off notes of berry, fruit, and a hint of fuel, all blended together in an organic cocktail of earthy components. Underlining the fragrant mix is the distinct aroma of pine, which the strain gets from its Jack the Ripper parent.
Experience and Effects
Taste-wise, the strain’s flavor slightly differs from its fragrance. With notes of citrus and pine shining through against your taste-buds, a stronger punch of gasoline forces its way through your mouth and down your throat. The scraping, abrasive feeling isn’t necessarily for the low-tolerance user, but the short-lived explosion of flavor does wear down within a few seconds.
Just like its namesake, this peculiar strain doesn’t take effect right away. The insidious outcomes take their time, leaving you unchanged for an extended period of time after you exhale the last remnants of your drag. But as it starts to take over your system, you should feel your eyes starting to puff up, reddening with the sleepy calm of the Agent Orange herb.
As time wears on, your body should feel much lighter than it is, as though wanting to drift off into the ceiling above. Your mind – washed of any and all obstacles – is made crystal clear. Gently, a buzz courses through your limbs and mind, rousing your motivation and creativity from the sleepy stupor. And although slow-paced, you should find yourself with the desire to move around and get to work – albeit at snail speed.
Growing and Processing
Despite its name, Agent Orange is a relatively well-growing plant. The cooperative strain can grow up to 6 feet in height, with harvests of 3 to 4 ounces per foot. On average, it should take up to 3 months to reach maturity from the seed, limiting its exposure to cold weather if you’re planning on sowing the seeds outdoors. Nonetheless, Agent Orange can thrive just as well indoors, where you have the option to meet its needs far more accurately within the controlled environment.
The strain’s complex terpene profile and thick resin coat make it a suitable specimen for extraction. It’s a high-CBD strain, so if you’re treading into the territory of edibles and concentrates, this cultivar can provide the same potent benefits after extraction as it does as a flower.
Who Is It For?
Agent Orange is all about waging war on your discomforts – so whether you’re a total noob or a seasoned veteran, there’s a lot to be gained out of this dank strain. But then again, there are limits. Some users – even those with experience using hemp – find Agent Orange’s taste to be a little unsavory. It’s bitterness and strong gasoline overtones make it a challenge to enjoy as a smoke. Nonetheless, turning it into an edible or an extract can let you experience its benefits while bypassing its unpalatable flavor.
Farmers and cultivators hoping to produce a bountiful harvest of high-quality hemp without having to go through too much of a challenge can also find sound purpose in Agent Orange. Easy to grow and rich in terpenes and cannbinoids, this hemp strain touts itself as a smart pick for first time commercial farmers and those seeking to grow their own personal stash.
George Mouratidis works as a full-time copywriter and journalist. He is the founder of WeedCopywriter.com, a bespoke content writing agency for the cannabis industry. George is a regular editor for many industry publications, as well as corporate blogs. He is also the co-writer of the book Ganja Hustle; a hit cannabis growing guide for the USA and Canada markets. When he is not writing, George likes to work out, trying new foods and playing with his cat. Currently, he lives in Greece.