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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is an indica-dominant hybrid made by crossing Hawaiian and Nepali strains. It’s a mildly potent strain with a THC level of around 17%. Because it’s 60% indica, it has strong indica effects. Sweet Tooth has been described as having euphoric, long-lasting effects and, depending on the phenotype, can be myrcene, pinene, or terpinolene dominant. This makes Sweet Tooth ideal for managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Sweet Tooth is resilient from being a cross between three landrace strains – Hawaiian, Nepalese, and Afghani. Its origins are from Barney’s Farm in Amsterdam. Landrace strains are genetically pure, producing resins and terpenes in response to the demands of the environment they’re grown in.

Rest assured, this strain lives up to its name, offering both sugary scents and sweet tastes. As an indica-dominant strain, it produces highly relaxing effects, boosts your happiness, and helps you to sit back and tap into your creativity.

Sweet Tooth boasts mango, berry, and grapefruit scents alongside an undertone of woody and earthy aromas. A pleasant floral scent lingers long after removing the strain from the room, so it doubles as something to smoke and a natural air freshener.

The strain won the 2001 Cannabis High Times award and placed in 2002 and 2003, enhancing its popularity in the early 2000s.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

17%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1.2%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%

Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy
  • Wood

Flavors

  • Berry
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango

Terpenes

Sweet Tooth contains many terpenes, each having health benefits.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Cineole

  • Citronellol

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene

  • Terpineol

  • Terpinolene

Flavonoids

Effects

Sweet Tooths has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

As more of an indica strain, Sweet Tooth boosts your mood and instills a sense of relaxation. We recommend it for nighttime use or when you have a large free chunk of your day to allow yourself to make the most of the introspection-inducing effects it brings.

Medical Applications

In recent years, many parts of the world have looked at legalizing marijuana to make it available for medicinal purposes. Research has just begun to unravel some of the potential benefits cannabis strains, including Sweet Tooth, has to offer.
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Inflammation

Cannabis contains many anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation and relieve stress. These include CBD, beta-caryophyllene, and pinene.

Organ Systems

  • Immune System
  • Other
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Low doses of THC and moderate to high doses of CBD can have sedative and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Low doses of THC and moderate/high doses of CBD can help relieve depression and improve mood by modulating serotonin transmission.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

CB1 receptor agonists like THC can induce sleepiness. Terpenes like myrcene, humulene, and linalool have relaxing and sedative properties.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Loss of Appetite

CB1 receptor agonists like THC can also stimulate hunger by stimulating the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

THC can help reduce pain and inflammation, as well as distract from it. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pain signals’ volume. Beta-caryophyllene also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that relieve pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Glaucoma

THC can <a href=”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK224386/”>reduce intraocular pressure (IOP)</a>.

Organ Systems

  • Eye / Ear

Dosing

Growing

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High resilience makes this strain easy to grow, making it a great option if you’re a novice grower. Sweet Tooth plants fight disease and damage caused by viruses, bacteria, and pests. They’re a photoperiod strain, which means they need a change in the light cycle to cause them to flower. If you’re growing indoors, periods of 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness are sufficient.

Sweet Tooth plants benefit from pruning and shaping. When grown indoors, you can expect a yield of 2-3 ounces per square foot (550 grams per square meter). Grown outdoors, you can expect a yield of around 5 ounces (150 grams). Sweet Tooth typically has a thick covering of trichomes found on the dense buds, stalks, and flowers that look like a sugar coating.

Height

Indoors, Sweet Tooth plants grow to a height of 80-90 cm, and when grown outdoors, you can expect them to exceed 1 meter.

Humidity and Temperature

A sunny, dry, Mediterranean environment is optimal for this strain. Aim for humidity levels around 65% during the growing stage, and then gradually lower this as you reach the flowering stage to around 30%. This is important as maintaining an appropriate humidity level can boost the plant’s yield, appearance, and flavor and reduce the chance of mold and bud rot. Lowering humidity helps as the roots take on moisture while the plant matures, evaporating through the leaves, thereby increasing the humidity levels.

Flowering

Flowering time is typically after eight to nine weeks, so you can expect a harvest time around September or October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sweet Tooth an indica or a sativa?

Sweet Tooth is an indica-dominant strain at 60%. Since the indica dominance isn’t that high, you’d expect more balance between the indica and sativa effects; however, users describe the effects as very indica-dominant.

How does Sweet Tooth make you feel?

Sweet Tooth is described as one of the best-tasting strains. It makes you feel spaced out in the best way. Given its indica dominance, you can expect to feel relaxed. There’s enough sativa to make it an effective medical strain.

Does Sweet Tooth make you laugh more?

Cannabis generally can make you laugh. By boosting blood flow to particular brain regions involved in laughter, you can experience giggling. Once the laughing starts, it also boosts dopamine and serotonin levels in your brain. These two feel-good hormones promote positive feelings like happiness and pleasure.

If you’re trying weed for the first time, remember to take it easy as it impacts everyone differently. Get into an environment where you’re most comfortable, start with a low dose or low THC strain and do it when you have plenty of time to ride out the high. It may do nothing for you on your first try but remember that this is common; first-time users often report not feeling anything. Over time, you’ll be able to refine the dose your body can handle while maximizing the potential mood-lifting and therapeutic benefits cannabis brings.

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