Gelato, a strain often referred to as “Larry Bird”, is a hybrid between the Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint GSC. It is a slightly balanced hybrid with 56% indica and 44% sativa, and despite the almost balanced percentage of both species, Gelato leans towards an indica high. One of Gelato’s unique features is its high THC content ranging between 20 – 26%, causing an immediate increase in both the energy and mood of its users. It gives a balanced body/head high, bringing relief, loosening tensed up muscles, while still allowing heightened levels of creativity and productivity.
Gelato’s high THC levels gives it the ability to hit users quickly, taking immediate effects after a dose and leaving users with an altered sense of perception. The head rush is countered by the body buzz, leaving users with a unique feeling that discourages intense activity without causing the ‘couch lock’ effect. Some users report an amplified sense of hearing and sensitivity to loud noises after dosing on this strain, with a slight psychedelic effect. Its numbing effects are especially useful for patients dealing with chronic pains, while the elevation of mood effects offer relief from symptoms associated with PTSD and depression.
The Gelato strain is popular along the West Coast as it provides the best qualities of both species, without the adverse effects associated with a pure species. The strain is not recommended for novices due to the high THC content which can bring about intense anxiety and hallucinations. The CBD levels are low as the strain contains a mere .1 percent CBD.
The strain originated from the labs of Cookie Fam Genetics, bred by two popular San Fransisco breeders known as Mr. Sherbinski and Jigga; it is native to the Bay Area in California. The buds of Gelato are usually a dark purple hue with red and orange pistils, and covered in trichomes and resins. Gelato is known to have a strong, pungent but fruity smell which makes it obvious to anybody with a discerning sense of smell.
Gelato is an indica dominant hybrid with about 55% of indica and 45% of sativa. The strain is made from a cross between the Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.
Limonene is the second most abundant terp in the cannabis plant. As the name suggests, it smells of lemons. This terp is a mood improver and also helps in reducing stress. Lastly this terp has great anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
Caryophyllene are responsible for the citrus and woody aroma respectively, and play a major role in helping autoimmune disorders and complications, mood elevation and relieving gastrointestinal complications.
Linalool is responsible for the strain’s ‘sweet’ candy-like taste and is known to relieve symptoms of anxiety while acting as an anti-depressant and anticonvulsant.
This terpene has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It promotes pain relief and relaxation, aids in memory and respiratory function.
What Consumers are Saying:
Patients who consume the Gelato strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Gelato may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.
Some users reported dry mouth, dry eyes, anxiety, and dizziness. Rare side effects reported by patients are headaches, and panic attack.