Looking for a cannabis strain that delivers a powerful, full-body high (while knocking chronic symptoms like stress and discomfort flat)? Grease Monkey is a powerful indica-dominant hybrid weed strain that delivers all this and more. If you’re interested in deep sedation and symptomatic relief, this Grease Monkey will have you tuned up in no time.
In today’s post, we’ll talk about the Grease Monkey strain: Its genetic parents, its effects, and its distinctive flavors and aromas.
Grease Monkey: One Hard-Hitting Hybrid Strain
Born of the now-famous Cookies and Cream strain crossed with the equally beloved Gorilla Glue #4, Grease Monkey lives up to expectations and more. Flavorwise, many fans describe it as a near-perfect cross of its parents’ genetics, fusing the rich vanilla-scented sweetness of the Cookies and Cream strain with the diesel intensity of Gorilla Glue #4.
Gorilla Glue #4 is infamous for its ability to knock you flat on your back and leave you feeling stuck to the couch (or the floor!). And in terms of its effects, the Grease Monkey strain definitely takes after its ape-like parent. Some describe the experience as “sneaky,” creeping up slowly and then laying you flat with an intensely sedative full-body relaxation. If you tend towards the munchies, beware: Grease Monkey may inspire ravenous binges, so keep all potato chips and cookies locked out of sight.
In all seriousness, this indica-leaning strain does tend to inspire sleepiness, especially when consumed in large amounts. So if you’re merely looking to tame nagging symptoms—chronic pain, stress or anxiety—you may get more bang for your buck by consuming less. As we’ve pointed out previously, research suggests that the majority of us actually get a greater benefit from lower doses of cannabis.
Grease Monkey Strain: Cannabinoid and Terpene Profiles
As you’d expect, Grease Monkey packs a hefty dose of psychoactive THC: As much as 27% according to some sources. But that’s not all this hybrid weed has going for it: While CBD is a present if relatively minor player at roughly 1%, Grease Monkey also contains the cannabinoid cannabigerol, otherwise known as CBG.
We’ve written about CBG before. While it’s non-intoxicating, it’s a vitally important component of cannabis, so much so that it’s sometimes described as “The Mother of All Cannabinoids.” That’s because it’s closely linked to many other precursor compounds, including CBDA, CBCA, and THCA. What’s more, CBG has been linked to some potentially powerful medicinal effects of its own, including the potential to reduce the inflammation associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Research indicates it may also be helpful in fighting off nasty bugs such as drug-resistant Staphylococcus.
Then there’s the question of terpenes. If you’ve detected a spicy backnote in Grease Monkey, that may be due to its hefty proportion of caryophyllene terpene, a compound known for its peppery bite. What’s more, studies suggest that—like the cannabinoids THC and CBD—caryophyllene is a powerful anti-inflammatory. This may be a clue as to the strain’s powerful pain-killing and other beneficial effects.
Grease Monkey Strain: In Conclusion
If you can’t tell, we’re big fans of this hard-hitting strain (as are many of our happy customers)! Stop by one of our dispensary locations or peruse our Seattle online menu or Des Moines online menu to see what Grease Monkey items we might currently have in stock.
If you have any other questions about it or any other marijuana strains, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re always here to help!