24K Gold (aka 24 Karat Gold and sometimes Kosher Tangie) is an indica-dominant hybrid, although its long-lasting physical effects seem almost exclusively sativa. Created by high-profile breeders DNA Genetics — the same people behind Chocolope and LA Confidential — this strain is a cross between award-winning Kosher Kush and sativa favorite Tangie. In addition to a standout citrus flavor profile, 24K Gold impresses with colorful, eye-catching flowers. This hybrid’s potency has been measured at between 15% and an impressive 24%; it may not be the best choice for cannabis novices.
The high from 24K Gold hits quickly for an indica. Almost immediately after exhaling a bowlful, smokers may detect a slight throbbing at the front of the forehead. This sensation is accompanied by a sharpening of the senses — external stimuli like sights and sounds may seem to be amplified, making this strain perfect for enjoying some atmospheric music or a visually engaging movie. Some users may experience slightly psychedelic effects like time dilation or visual distortions.
24K Gold comes with few productive cerebral effects: while smokers may be able to carry on a lucid conversation, they tend to become dreamy and dopey, and certainly not equipped to execute complex tasks. Instead, share this easygoing buzz with some friends and let the laughs or conversation flow. As time passes or as dosage is increased, a more intense phase of physical sedation begins. Smokers commonly slide into body melt and couch-lock and can remain content for hours, given a few creature comforts. Because of its predominantly lazy vibes, 24K Gold is more appropriate for nighttime than daytime use.
Medical cannabis patients may also benefit from 24K Gold’s sedative properties. The bud can be an effective pain reliever, whether users suffer from temporary aches or more chronic, nerve-related discomfort. Its anti-inflammatory effects can also relieve everyday irritations like headaches and stomach trouble. In high enough doses, this strain’s thorough, almost narcotic relaxation may lull insomniacs into a deep, restful sleep. Psychologically speaking, 24K Gold temporarily blunts the troubling symptoms of stress and depression. Patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance should note that, although recursive, paranoid thinking is not commonly reported, this variety’s body high can be so intense as to prove disorienting and overwhelming.