Packwoods as the high wears on (or as dosage is increased), smokers begin to pick up on Packwoods’s physical effects as well. Waves of relaxation begins to roll down the spine and radiate out through the core and limbs. Any linger knots of muscular tension may unravel and any prior worries or preoccupations may begin to float into the background. While such sedative effects are initially mild, they can become progressively stronger, eventually couchlocking smokers and rendering them unwilling or unable to do much more than snack and watch TV. Because of its mostly downbeat vibe, Packwoods is recommended for nighttime consumption when it can be fully appreciated.
This relaxing strain can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its early feelings of focus have help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on one task at a time. Additionally, its calming energy may temporarily soothe the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Packwoods sedative, almost numbing effects may also be helpful in treating physical pain, whether minor or due to chronic conditions like arthritis or lupus. In sufficiently relaxed circumstances, this soporific bud may even be an antidote to insomnia, bringing about a deep and restful sleep. Because it isn’t often associated with obsessive or paranoid thinking, Packwoods is a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Sadly for home growers, Arizona Organix has kept the genetics of Packwoods proprietary and does not offer seeds for sale online. Instead, prospective growers should find a reliable source from which to obtain clippings of mature, healthy plants of the strain. These “clones” can be fostered indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a humid, Mediterranean-like climate. These indica-inflected plants tend to grow short and bushy with long sidewise branches. They can also be very leafy, and gardeners may want to occasionally trim away any large fan leaves that can block light and air from circulating among the lower reaches of their crops. Packwoods reaches maturity within 8 to 9 weeks.
A thinking person’s indica, Packwoods is a great option for cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Those who are toking in public, though, should note that this can be a very pungent smoke and may just attract some unwanted attention.