Indica 85 / Sativa 15
Origins: White Widow x KC 606
Flowering: 56-70 days
Harvest: late September
KC-36 is a mostly indica strain that is a great choice for outdoor growers in temperate regions. This strain was bred specifically to thrive at high lateitudes. It flourishes indoors and out, and can be grown in Holland or at equivalent distances from the equator with a finishing time at the end of September. In fact, it will flower too early if attempted outdoors in more southerly latitudes.
As an indoor plant, KC-36 finishes in eight to ten weeks. She stays small and compact, making her great for indoor growers with space limitations. Outdoors, KC-36 will reach moderate heights, around 5-6 feet. KC Brains recommends growing in hydro indoors, but suggests that outdoor grows in soil should consider organics in order to allow the buds to bring their best qualities forward in the harvest.
These globular flowers hold together with a characteristically dense indica structure, with small leaves that curl tightly inward. These leaves are a pale shade of sage green and are accented by curly orange pistils that thread their way through the buds. Finally, parent strain White Widow passes on its tendency towards high trichome production, resulting in a carpet of sticky, cloudy white trichomes on all visible surfaces of the flowers.
On first inspection, these compact flowers have a sweet, fruity aroma with some distinct notes of berry. A second whiff may pick up on the scent of grape as well. When these chunky buds are ground up or broken apart, however, they may yield a more objectionable skunky odor. Combusted in a pipe or a joint, KC 36 burns with a smooth and easy smoke that has flavors of fruity with some light herbal hints on the exhale.
Like many other indicas, KC 36 takes some time before asserting its potency. Some 10 to 15 minutes after toking, consumers may pick up on an increased blood pressure around the temples and forehead, accompanied by odd tics like an increase in salivation or some flushing in the cheeks. These unfamiliar sensations are followed up by a kind of spacey, unfamiliar mental state. Focus may drift between topics (or even inanimate objects) and the user may find that their visual and auditory perception is subject to slight distortions. Other commonly reported phenomena include a flattening of depth — especially on phone or tablet screens — and an inexplicable sensation of time passing more slowly.
As time passes (or as dosage is increased), these trippy feelings are paired with a palpable sense of bodily relaxation. Any tightly-held muscular tension may loosen up, and the consumer may find themselves able to breathe more deeply and freely. Unfortunately for busy or motivated smokers, though, KC 36 can be so relaxing as to confound any big plans for the day. Within relatively short order, users are weighed down with lethargy and will probably be more comfortable sinking into the closest couch than running errands or trying to get complicated work done. Instead, KC 36 goes well with some snacks, close friends, and a good binge-watching session. Thanks to its mostly downbeat vibe, this strain is recommended for nighttime consumption — or at least during an undemanding morning or afternoon.
KC 36’s pervasive relaxation can have value for medical cannabis patients as well. Its mood-boosting properties can temporarily quell the difficult symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. The strain can soothe physical pain too, serving as an analgesic for aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Its ability to induce the munchies also makes it a great appetite stimulant for those struggling with hunger (or lack thereof). For smokers who are susceptible and properly relaxed, KC 36 can even be a great sleep aid! Because it is not likely to bring about paranoid, recursive stretches of thinking, this bud is recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.