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Created with an abundance of Afghani genetics from both parents, the LA Confidential strain is one of the most potent indicas with some of the highest THC levels. For medical patients or those looking for sleep and relaxation, few cannabis strains can really compare the the benefits that come with LA Confidential.
LA Confidential Strain Lineage & Appearance
LA Confidential strain is created by crossing Afghani and OG LA Affie, both of which are very strong indicas resulting in this strain being around 90% indica. One of the strongest indicas available.
- One of the oldest landrace cannabis strains alive from the Afghan region
- Its genetics are found in many of the world’s indica strains
- Relaxing effects with high THC content
- Great medical strain for easing pain and insomnia
- OG LA Affie
- Another heavy indica made with Afghani genetics
- Psychedelic, uplifting effects similar to sativas which for a indica this strong is very rare
- Comes with typical indica effects as well like relaxation and feeling sleepy.
- Also a good medical strains for pain, cramps and inflammation
The combination of these 2 indicas, each with their own unique effects and properties, creates an even more potent indica ideal for medical use or those looking for a great nights sleep. The cannabis plant itself is bright green with deep purple tips on the leaves with very visible white frosty trichomes that are full of THC. The flower buds are also deep purple with lots of bright green with the addition of bright orange pistil hairs. LA Confidential may be one of the most beautiful cannabis plants to look at and an even better evening experience.
LA Confidential Flavors & Aroma
LA Confidential has flavors of pine, citrus and an undertone of earthiness making for a well rounded indica flavor of both deep and high notes. The aroma is very similar to the taste with the addition of a bit of “skunky” and spicy scent to the smoke.
LA Confidential THC & CBD Levels
The CBD levels are not very high at all in LA Confidential at less than 0.1% which isn’t high enough for any effective use. However, the THC content in LA Confidential is very potent testing as high as 25% THC. This is one of the few strains that are both heavy indicas with high THC levels.
Effects of LA Confidential
As with all high THC strains, some people may have a sensitivity to stronger levels of THC with effects of paranoia and anxiety. Some of the negative effects associated with LA Confidential are similar to many other strains of dry mouth, dry eyes.
But with seasoned cannabis users or those less sensitive to THC the effects can be quite pleasant. These are often euphoria, deep relaxation (some report psychedelic effects) and the medical benefits described below.
Pro Tip: When smoking or using strong indica strains or strains that are high in THC content, its best to drink a lot of water to avoid what some call “weed hangovers”. By giving your body plenty of water it allows it to process things more effectively. Smoking cannabis dehydrates the body anyway so its always best to hydrate.
Medical Benefits of LA Confidential Strain
Being one of the strongest indica strains on the planet, LA Confidential is full of a wide range of medical benefits due to it’s accompanying high THC content. Some of the medicinal benefits may include:
- Pain relief -When used internally or externally THC compounds help with inflammation which is a primary cause of many types of pain.
- Insomnia – With LA Confidential, not many have a choice but to relax or fall asleep when using this strain.
- Loss of Appetite – High THC strains are often great for stimulating the appetite and increasing hunger.
- Nausea – for the same reasons as increasing appetite, THC helps to ease nausea.
For patients who have a hard time sleeping or relaxing due to physical pain, LA Confidential can help relax the body, improve/induce sleep and make the overall current state more pleasant.
Commercial uses of LA Confidential would be best directed toward relaxation products and topical cannabis products. For relaxation products, things like teas, beverages, chocolates, candies, cookies (gingerbread cannabis cookies are the best in winter) and other consumables that a customer would wind down the end of the day with would make for great additions to any dispensary.
For topical cannabis products, strains high in THC are ideal. THCA (the acid form of THC) is the active ingredient most effective for inflammation which LA Confidential is rich in. For additional benefits in topical applications CBD could be added to have both strong CBD and THCA benefits.
LA Confidential is very potent in numerous terpenes which would be great for extracts and produces the following cannabis terpene profile:
- Beta Caryophyllene: 0.74%
- Nerolidiol 1: 0.51
- Nerolidiol 2: 0.06%
- Limonene: 0.26%
- Linalool: 0.18%
- Myrcene: 0.06%
- Caryophyllene Oxide: 0.05%
- Bisabolol: 0.03%
- Camphene: 0.03%
How to Grow LA Confidential Strain
Growing the LA Confidential strain is fairly easy and for an indica it can grow quite tall so be sure to have a decent amount of growing space both vertically and horizontally. One of the reasons this strains is easy to grow is that due to its genetic lineage its resistant to many different things the plant may encounter like diseases, mold, mildew, bacteria and even pests. Its a great strain to grow both inside or outside but the results will vary depending on where you decide to grow.
- Flowering Time & Production Indoors
- LA Confidential has a very short flowering time and can grow flowers in as little as 6-8 weeks.
- Yields indoors can produce up to 400 grams per plant
- Flowering Time & Production Outdoors
- When growing this strain outdoors its best to harvest in late October to early September
- When grown outdoors LA confidential can produce more flower around 500 grams per plant