Lucky Charms is a long-lasting, well-balanced hybrid with a crowd-pleasing taste. Created by Bodhi Seeds -- the same prolific growers who have created strains like Tiger’s Milk and Sunshine Daydream -- this bud is a cross between resinous The White and pungent Appalachia and has all the best psychoactive qualities of both. Like its namesake cereal, it offers bold and fruity flavors. Also like the cereal, Lucky Charms can be a great, energetic way to start the day if you’re so inclined. This strain’s THC has been measured at between 15% and 22%.
Lucky Charms sets itself apart with large flowers that adhere in elongated, almost cylindrical clusters. The buds have a dense, indica-typical structure, with leaves tightly coiled around their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are threaded through with vibrant orange pistils. Much like parent strain The White, Lucky Charms is also absolutely coated in snowy trichomes that make the flowers difficult to break up without use of a quality grinder.
When properly cured, flowers of Lucky Charms has a sweet and flowery aroma, with some traces of berry. On closer inspection, the buds also have hints of dank earth and some fresh pine. Grinding intensifies this earthy, hashy scent, possibly due to the Afghani in parent strain Appalachia’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Lucky Charms burns with a harsh smoke that may trigger coughing or watery eyes. Despite its harshness, though, this smoke has floral and subtle citrus flavors on the exhale.
Lucky Charms has a one-two combination punch of effects, leaving smokers relaxed while still elevating their patterns of thinking. It can be a creeper, taking several minutes after consumers have finished toking before making its presence known. Eventually, smokers may notice that their thoughts take on a quick, freely-associative character. This feeling of mindrace can cause the uninitiated to feel somewhat out of control. In the right set and setting, though, Lucky Charms can put mental stress and static on mute while instilling physical calm; muscular tension may evaporate as deep breathing happens more easily. The strain’s sativa effects can also bring about some sensory warping like visual or auditory distortions, making for a uniquely trippy experience. With sufficient intent, Lucky Charms allows the user to focus on any tasks at hand, whether freewheeling and creative or rigid and analytical. As time passes, however, or as dosage is increased, the strain’s mild feeling of physical sedation intensifies, making it perfect for unwinding after a long day or week. Lucky Charms is great for a mellow night in alone or a buzzy night out with friends. It’s also versatile enough for morning to evening use, depending on an individual smoker’s tolerance or daily agenda.
Not just a novelty strain, Lucky Charms can also be useful for medical cannabis patients. Its ability to sustain focus can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorder. It may also help those with mild to moderate stress or depression to spend their time more consciously and deliberately. Physiologically speaking, the bud’s sedative properties can soothe deep-seated aches and pains, as well as more minor annoyances like headaches or nausea. Because its early side effects include paranoia and mindrace, Lucky Charms may not be the best choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, Bodhi has made seeds of the strain available for sale online. Once obtained, Lucky Charms can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend towards the taller side, so growers should take care to cut their crops back early in the vegetative stage. This strain flowers within 9 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in October when grown outdoors. It is known to offers a high yield of flowers for patient growers.
Popular for both its taste and versatile effects, Lucky Charms is a must-try for hybrid fans. That said, the strain may soon run afoul of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission -- in 2016, the group banned the sale of strains like Bubblicious and Girl Scout Cookies, whose names could potentially (and unintentionally) appeal to children.