Like the actor, the strain can be bold, somewhat aggressive and potentially panic-inducing
It may not be tiger blood, but this in-your-face hybrid strain still offers plenty of pop. Here are five things to know about this “winning” cultivar.
First. It’s a celebrity strain, but its namesake is a bit miffed.
Named for notorious film and television actor Charlie Sheen, the strain’s namesake is none-too-pleased that his personal moniker is being used in the cultivation of “bootlegged” cannabis cultivars, an annoyance that began to emerge about a decade ago.
“[My business partners] said, ‘You know, we see your name so ingrained in the marijuana industry.’ And it’s all bootlegged. Essentially, I’ve never made a nickel off of it. That didn’t seem fair,” he told the Daily Mail.
Second. Its genetics are rooted in a cool colour palette, literally.
Don’t be fooled by the chill, magic-forest-conjuring palette, though: This strain is anything but—at least at first—and is probably better expressed by blazing, tiger-coloured orange hairs that seem to explode with frenetic energy that sometimes appear on the buds than by its cool-coloured parents.
Third. As with the actor, those prone to panic and anxiety best steer clear.
Charlie Sheen results in an explosive, euphoric, slightly manic high in its initial onset, with some reporting that feeling lasts for roughly an hour. Users prone to anxiety and/or panic attacks, new users and those sensitive to THC might be better served by trying a strain that provides a more consistent, measured high (think more of a Tom Hanks type of strain personality).
Fourth. Like Charlie, it provides extreme highs and lows.
Remember Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Being John Malkovich and Lucas? Remember that time Sheen was married to noted goddess Denise Richards, who is likely fondly remembered from such films as Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Starship Troopers, and whom is currently known as the best housewife on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills… except for maybe Erika Jayne? Think of this in the first hour after consuming Charlie Sheen, when its sativa side comes out to shine.
Remember Two and a Half Men? This is the Charlie Sheen experience about 60 minutes post-sesh, when the user descends rapidly into a drowsy body high and heads on down to indica town.
If a hybrid that provides serious highs and lows is your jam, Charlie Sheen can deliver. Just ask Denise.
Fifth. The actor himself is currently sober, but he still supports your cannabis use.
Sheen celebrated one year sober, saying his abuse of drugs and alcohol led to him becoming “tired of apologizing for things [he] can’t remember doing” and affecting his relationships with his kids.
Nonetheless, he announced plans this past spring to release a line of cannabis vapes called “Sheenius,” with Sheen-themed pens named Milli’s Vanilli, MaliBlue Dream, Mama Said No?, Grandma’s Perfume and the Juggalo-evoking, Clown Mace.
“Clown Mace is pretty good, because what clown shouldn’t be maced?” Sheen reasoned in a recent interview.
Can’t argue with that logic.
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Written by Anisha Dhiman