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Gelato

Gelato, also known as Larry Bird and Gelato #42, is a roughly equal indica-sativa hybrid (56% indica, 44% sativa) with a balanced euphoric-uplifting-relaxing effect.

Gelato is a cross of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and measures between 15% and 20% THC content. It has been described as having a sweet aroma; a fruity, nutty, vanilla, and mint flavor, and relaxing, euphoric, and even arousing effects. Gelato could help alleviate stress and anxiety and help with chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia. Variations of Gelato #42 include Gelato #3, Gelato #33, Gelato #41 and Gelato #45.

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Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

15%-20%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0-1%

Strain types

  • 56%Indica
  • 44%Sativa

Aromas

  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Fruity
  • Mint
  • Vanilla

Terpenes

Terpenes, found in trace amounts in cannabis, are responsible for producing a wide variety of smells and flavors unique to each strain. Terpenes vary from strain to strain and can also vary depending on various factors.

You can maximize the levels of terpenes in your yield by growing in nutrient-dense soil, having high levels of light exposure, and curing your buds slowly and carefully.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene

Flavonoids

Effects

Gelatos has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Arousing
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness
  • Talkative

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches
  • Paranoia

People who have used Gelato have reported experiencing several positive and adverse effects.

Medical Applications

The Gelato strain has various medicinal and therapeutic applications, so it can be used to treat several conditions.
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Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People with PTSD have more CB1 receptors in areas of the brain associated with fear and anxiety. Targeting CB1 receptors with plant cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) can help relieve some anxiety associated with PTSD. THC may also aid sleep and reduce the occurrence of nightmares.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Dosing

Growing

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The Gelato marijuana strain is not the most challenging cultivar of cannabis to grow and has a good level of pest resistance. However, it is sensitive to humidity and temperature changes, so it may be better for those with a few grows under their belt than those who are brand new to growing cannabis. Gelato is better suited for indoor growing. Expect yields of around 17 ounces per square meter.

Height

Expect Gelato to grow between 3 and 5 feet or 36 to 60 inches.

Humidity and Temperature

The ideal temperature for Gelato is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 26 degrees Celsius) during the day, reducing the temperatures by 10-15 degrees to 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 18 degrees Celsius) at night to stimulate purple coloration. As with most varieties of cannabis, Gelato does best at a humidity level of around 50% during the vegetative stage, gradually reducing to 40%, 35% and finally to 30% during the final two weeks of the flowering stage.

Flowering

It takes approximately eight to nine weeks for Gelato to finish flowering.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Gelato strain good for?
How does the Gelato strain make you feel?

Gelato produces a euphoric high that has been reported to make people feel aroused, relaxed, sleepy, and talkative.

Is Gelato an indica or sativa?
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