Pootie Tang: Why Colorado Tokers Adore This Strain


There’s no shortage of strain names that can lead to awkward moments with a budtender. Asking somebody to show you a jar of Moby Dick or Matanuska Thunder Fuck is generally a exciting practical experience, but practically nothing tops calling a dispensary to ask if it has any Pootie Tang left — unless the budtender asks you to repeat the query, which really occurred to me at Herbs four You earlier this week. “I asked if you had any Pootie Tang left,” is a thing I’d rather not repeat.

Even soon after comedy hipsters and lovers of early-aughts blaxploitation parodies like Undercover Brother (which I sorta like) created Pootie Tang the film into a thing of a cult classic, I never ever came about. The fame that Louis C.K. and J.B. Smoove later discovered in life most likely has a lot more to do with why men and women pretend to like Pootie Tang these days, but naming an award-winning weed strain soon after the film most likely didn’t hurt brand awareness, either.

Think it or not, Pootie Tang has a sturdy history right here. The strain was reportedly produced in a collaborative work of two Colorado breeders, who most likely mixed OG-phenotype LA Kush with Tang Tang, a tropical sativa with Blue Sonja genetics. The outcome has a juicy flavor reminiscent of a glass of orange Kool-Help, Tang or other powdered fruit drink, with way also considerably powder in it. Even so, that stark, juicy flavor is complemented by sturdy, earthy notes and a skunky soon after-scent that tends to linger minutes soon after you close the jar.

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Although Pootie Tang’s flavor may perhaps carry some balance, the versions I’ve smoked have been clear-reduce, twirling my head about like a hungry, stupid corkscrew for hours prior to loud yawning and stretching come to be inevitable. This sativa operates in the classic sense, hyping you up with small path prior to pulling you down into a blissful canyon of relaxation and sleep.

Starbuds’ reduce of Pootie Tang took third spot for finest Colorado sativa at the Higher Instances Cannabis Cup in Denver in 2015, and the strain has been a fixture in the dispensary chain’s lineup ever because. We’ve also observed it at Euflora, Herbs four You, LiveGreen, LivWell, Mighty Tree and Basically Pure, but there are undoubtedly a lot more retailers carrying it in Colorado.

Appears: Slender and frequently in the shape of fingers or sweet potatoes, Pootie Tang’s foxtailing buds nevertheless carry some weight, specifically the commercialized versions. Count on a vibrant-green colour, with orange pistils and typical trichome coverage.

Smell: A thick, sweet, hashy scent mixes with sturdy citrus notes to make that trademark tanginess, which is so sturdy that it is practically juicy in the nostrils. Wet notes of soil and sour skunky smells combine on the back finish, so it is not all sweetness.

Flavor: Do not be concerned, the Tang flavor comes out front and center in the smoke, with these earthy, skunky notes taking a back seat to the sugary, fruity flavor of a powdered juice drink. Subtle hash notes blanketing the profile add even a lot more sweetness and a considerably-required bitterness, as properly.

Effects: It is all in the head. If you are simply distracted or have a tendency to overthink items also considerably when stoned, then tread lightly with Pootie Tang. The higher is snowballing, racy and bewildering, but it can be made use of to treat strain, nausea, consuming issues, glaucoma, headaches and minor discomfort.

House grower’s take: “As a grower devoid of a license, you are most likely only coming across this by some old seeds, or if you are fortunate adequate to know somebody who cloned it. But great luck with that. Pootie Tang was definitely a issue in 2013, I believe, but its breeders must’ve lost it or stopped sharing the seeds, due to the fact I haven’t observed it floating about outdoors of dispensaries because. The industrial versions definitely play on that citrus flavor and are a lot more relaxing than the original version. Way a lot more dense, also.”

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