About the Ringo’s Gift Strain
The first thing you might think of when hearing the name of this strain is the immensely talented and energetic drummer from the Beatles, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Ringo Starr was part of an incredible gift to the world of music and culture, and the name of this strain certainly lives up to that image.
Like that image, this is a powerful and sought-after strain for it’s versatility and exceptional effectiveness at each one.
- Sativa-leaning hybrid (combining the ACDC and Harley Tsu strains)
- Sativa: 60%
- Indica: 40%
- THC: 1%
- CBD: 15%
- Multiple Phenotypes
- Balanced CBD:THC ratio
- Increasing CBD to THC
- CBD Heady at 24:1
- Cerebral High
- Euphoric and uplifting
- Medicinal and Recreational use favorite
With the range of CBD to THC being so varied, it’s easy to see why this Strain, with it’s multiple phenotypes, is a much sought after strain for it’s versatility in uses and applications, as recreational users fight a solid but manageable reaction and medical marijuana users search for higher CBD strains to meet their therapeutic needs with little to no psychoactive responses.
Basically, there’s something for everyone to love in this strain, just like the musician!
Fact check note, the strain is actually named after Lawrence Ringo, a tremendous tireless contributor and advocate in the CBD and marijuana world, which is equally appropriate in both honoring and describing this strain.
Ringo’s Gift Strain and the Senses
Harkening back to the original imagery, the Ringo’s Gift Strain matches the assumed namesake – part of something impactful and special, but often assumed to be overlooked. So when you get closer and actually experience, you’re amazed by what it has to offer.
You’re likely expecting the typical earthy, woodsy, musty flavor of a cannabis product, and you definitely get that, but there’s an additional spiciness to it, a mix of pepper and mint, with a little bit of a fruity tang kick to it.
Never underestimate the contribution of a Ringo!
The flower looks like mint. Same color, similar size, but has the signature brown/orange pistils. The light, airy, popcorn like buds are pretty standard spherical buds. They might seem a little sparse but properly grown ones will deliver a potent cannabis flower. They have a thick glistening appearance due to the crystal-like coating of the trichomes, as expected with a CBD-rich strain.
Possible Side Effects
Despite it’s effectiveness and versatility, the Ringo’s Gift Strain is the gift that keeps on giving (you seriously didn’t think we’d made it through this without using that phrase, did you?). There are very few reported side effectives. The standard cannabis possibilities include paranoia, anxiety, dizziness, headaches, and nausea, but these are rarely ever noted for this strain. The typical dry mouth, dry eyes is the standard effect sometimes reported, easily managed with additional hydration, and if needed, wetting drops for the eyes.
Ringo’s Gift Strain Uses
Ringo’s Gift Strain is often available as a high potentcy CBD extract, with CBD levels ranging as high as 78-84%. This makes it hugely valuable as a therapeutic choice not only for the medical marijuana folks, but also for those recreational users with symptoms that benefit as well. Here are just SOME of the areas it’s purported to help:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Chronic stress
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Some forms of MS
- Chronic pain
- Body aches
- Muscle spasms
Now you can really start to appreciate why it’s Ringo’s GIFT strain! It’s truly a potential cure-all.
Ringo’s Gift Effect
Let’s go back to the music comparison to start to explain the effect of the Ringo’s Gift Strain. When at a concert you’re engaged, excited, and energized from head to toe, feeding off the excitement around you. At the same time you’re head is in the clouds, reacting to the power of the music and feeling the words and notes blend together.
So that’s pretty much how this strain works. It gives you a calming, euphoric head high while energizing and buzzing your body.
- Relaxing yet buzzy
- Reduces tension and stress
- Makes you happy
The combination of energy in the body and calmness in the head often helps drive creativity and motivation. The high that you get depends on the phenotype you choose, but regardless, the lower THC combination keeps the psychoactive responses to a minimum, allowing you to remain in control and focused, without the stress, pains, and tensions of the day distracting you.
Growing the Ringo’s Gift Strain
We don’t have much info available on what this strain is like to grow. Basically we can deduce from the two parent strains, the ACDC strain and the Harley TSU strain, that it is a hearty strain with a solid yield.
- Yield: 10-16 ounces outdoors, 8-12 indoors per meter
- Parent strains are susceptible to pests and mold, so it’s best grown indoors
- Likely maintenance intensive
Even though this strain isn’t named after the musician, most of us conjure up the picture of a powerful, contributor that changed the world and culture, but is often in the background in favor of the more public, visible ambassadors to the industry. Powerful, consistent, giving … that defines the musician, the founder of the strain, and the strain itself, one that across uses and interests, is always appealing, and always delivers.