“The strain’s body-relaxing effects have been said to help with muscle spasms, inflammation, cramping, headaches/migraines and chronic pain. If consumed late in the evening, when the body is naturally inclined to go to sleep, it is capable of assisting with insomnia or other sleep issues,” notes Marijuana Break.
When compared to other strains, the buds of Gelato are smaller. What the strain doesn’t pack in size, it packs in looks. “Her buds tend to bloom in dark purple hues, illuminated by fiery orange hairs and a shining white coat of crystal resin,” informs Leafly.
Gelato is one of the strongest cannabis strains, but is likely best-known for its delicious flavour.
As for the Gelato strain, the California breeders released many phenotypes, which help determine inherent qualities. “Phenotype number 33 is the one most often associated with the strain—hence the name, Larry Bird, the old number of the basketball player,” notes Marijuana Break.
Gelato is an indica-dominant strain—qualities that include helping with mental and physical relaxation, treating acute pain, easing nausea and increasing appetite.
But don’t be fooled by its sweet (smelling and tasting) face; this strain packs a powerful punch perhaps best avoided by the uninitiated. With a high percentage of THC—short for tetrahydrocannabinol, a cannabis compound known for causing a high upon consumption—the effects of Gelato are known to hit hard and fast.
Gelato is known and sought-after for its potent effects that have been described as a “forceful experience of blissful euphoria and physical relaxation that can be quite the ride.”
No proof exists that Bird ever smoked weed, though that wouldn’t be a surprise as up to 80 percent of NBA players reportedly consume. Meanwhile, the basketball legend is not the only one to have a cannabis strain named after him. Other examples include Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson and Michael Phelps.
In 2018, the word Gelato was a top search term on Leafly, a cannabis information resource that allows users to find products and buy them from licensed and regulated dispensaries. “In November alone, online users spent nearly 435,000 hours looking at the strain details and availability of Gelato at dispensaries near them, more than any other strain,” notes a Dec. 2018 article, Leafly’s Strain of the Year.
5 things you need to know about Gelato Strain. Here’s a hint: It’s strong AF. Read more about this popular weed strain here.