Grape Ape, a strain propagated by Barney’s Farm and Apothecary Genetics, is an Indica dominant hybrid achieved by crossing the hybrid Skunk and the Indica Afghani Landrace with the Mendocino Purps. It is about 80% Indica and 20% Sativa, which gives the strain dominant Indica qualities. It has a THC level in the 15 – 23%, giving it a moderately-high potency.
Despite the average THC content of 16%, it creates a strong body buzz, causing heavy eyes, relaxing the muscles, and creating the popular couch-lock effect making the strain desirable for evening and nighttime use. The strain is also reported to be very helpful in clearing the mind, and battling both anxiety and insomnia. Grape Ape can be used for a range of conditions that deal with pain, and insomnia due to the pain. It provides a double action in cases like this by soothing the pain of the patient, and helping to induce relaxation and sleep.
Grape Ape is well known for its high that comes slowly, eventually leading to a ‘heavy’ feeling in users. This makes the strain suitable for beginners who don’t want the rapid and intense high associated with other strains. The use should also be moderated as it is easy to overdose due to its slow release, leading to disorientation and undesirable symptoms. It is also known to increase appetite in users once the initial high begins to wear, making it useful for patients with wasting conditions like HIV/AIDS, allowing them to put on weight and increase their chances.
The strain is very popular around the Pacific Northwest, created by Bret Bogue of Apothecary Genetics in California, USA. While the plants are short which makes them very suitable for indoor cultivation, the strain can be grown outdoors too as they are resistant to fungus, molds, viruses, and bacteria. The leaves are a tightly bundled pack with dark purplish hues and orange hairs. It’s thick white frosting full of trichomes, pleasant grape, and lavender fragrance also contributes to its popularity and makes for a sniffing delight.
What Consumers are Saying:
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Grape Ape 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, and dizziness. Rare side effects reported by patients are paranoia, disorientation and anxiety.