Afgooey is marked by small to medium buds that adhere in the dense and solid bud structure that is often associated with indica varieties. These flowers range in shape from almost spherical to elongated and cylindrical. The tightly-coiled leaves are a bright shade of spring green and are threaded through with rust-colored hairs (which are actually pistils, intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). The “goo” in Afgooey’s name refers to its copious amounts of resin, which ooze out of a blanket of trichomes.
Parent strain Afghani reveals itself in Afgooey’s complex aroma. When properly cured, buds of Afgooey reek of damp earth and wood. Some faintly skunky notes also lurk underneath to lend some pungency. Bringing up or grinding these sticky buds yields a hint of spice and pepper, likely passed on from the Haze in this strain’s genetics. Given its hashy bouquet, Afgooey burns with a surprisingly smooth smoke that tastes of sweet pine on the exhale.
Unlike many indicas, Afgooey’s high hits quickly, conferring a warmth that begins in the face and spreads down through the neck and core. As smoker’s limbs begin to feel weighty, their anxiety dissipates and the outside world begins to recede into the background. Rather than triggering cerebral, analytical thinking, though, Afgooey puts users in a dreamy mindset that slowly blossoms into euphoria. In moderate doses, this sedative strain won’t necessarily pin users down with couch-lock, leaving them free to perform mundane tasks or errands. Because this strain is not well-suited to deep mental focus, any more complicated duties should be executed before toking. If dosage is increased, Afgooey’s high may tip over into physical immobilization and may even lull smokers into a deep, restful sleep. This strain’s high is said to be long-lasting, even for experienced cannabis consumers. Finally, because of its low-key character, Afgooey is best enjoyed during the evening or nighttime when its decline into sedation can be fully savored.
This strain can have wide-ranging application for medical cannabis patients as well. Afgooey’s mood-altering effects can provide temporary relief from the troubling symptoms of stress, anxiety, and even PTSD. Physiologically speaking, its almost narcotic properties may numb pain, whether temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory can soothe more everyday irritations like headaches or nausea. Finally, as noted, Afgooey may counteract entrenched cases of insomnia. Because it is unlikely to bring about paranoid, recursive thinking, this strain is a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Certainly a strain to savor as you kick back after a long day, Afgooey lives up to its reputation as a classic indica. This strain’s high resin output also makes it a great choice for the production of hash or other THC concentrates.