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Gelonade: Your Ultimate Guide to Strain Effects, Genetics and More

If you’ve heard about the Gelonade strain and wondered just what it was about, you’ve come to the right place. A fun-loving crowd-pleaser with a reputation for making social butterflies out of wallflowers, Gelonade can also be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to providing more comfort and easing pain while boosting mood and soothing stress.

In today’s post, we’ll share everything we know about the Gelonage weed strain, including such details as:

  • What’s the Gelonade weed strain like?
  • What are its parent strains?
  • Is the Gelonade strain indica or sativa?
  • What are some of Gelonade’s effects?
  • What THC levels does Gelonade typically have?
  • Is Gelonade easy to grow?

By the end, you’ll be an expert on this beloved strain. And if you’re ready to try some for yourself, don’t worry. We can help with that, too!

Gelonade: The Story of a Tingly, Energizing Strain

Every strain delivers its own special blend of effects, but let’s face it: Some are especially delightful to interact with. With the ability to impart a burst of energy and tingly physical sensations, the Gelonade strain definitely falls into this category.

What Strain is Gelonade? Let’s Talk Parents

Gelonade is a hybrid that offers up the best of both worlds: A fun, energizing buzziness balanced with a smooth, relaxing euphoria that practically begs you to unwind and chases away stress. And if you’re feeling social, the Gelonade strain is noted for its tendency to kick up the chatter.

And as with all cannabis strains, Gelonade owes a lot to its “parent” strains, which, as you’ll see, are also the source of its unique-sounding name:

  • Lemon Tree: A bold-flavored sativa-dominant strain, Lemon Tree is known for blending tart citrus with an undertone of Diesel fuel funk. Many medical patients love its ability to help tamp down symptoms of stress, chronic pain, and inflammation.
  • Gelato 41: Beloved for its tendency to impart deep, full-body relaxation without clouding the mind, Gelato 41 is also noted for a sweet, lavender-scented flavor. Like the Gelonade strain, it is quite potent.

Is Gelonade Indica or Sativa? Let’s Talk Effects

Like many of today’s strains, Gelonade is a hybrid—or combination of both major classifications. Depending on their specific cannabinoid and terpene profiles, hybrids can impart qualities associated with indica strains—like that deep, full-body relaxation—or sativas, which are more often associated with cerebral uplift and an energizing quality.

Gelonade’s Look, Smell and Flavor

Cultivators and connoisseurs alike love Gelonade for its eye-catching appearance. With dense, compact buds ranging from dark green to purple and accent notes of orange pistils, the entire flower is frosted with a dusting of trichomes, the tiny gland-like structures that are cannabis plant’s chief cannabinoid and terpene “factories.” They’re also a clue that the Gelonade strain is fairly potent.

We mentioned that one of Gelonade’s parents, Lemon Tree, is noted for a bold and assertive flavor, and this quality definitely carries over to its offspring. But if Lemon Tree tends towards in-your-face fuel and funk, Gelonade’s more of a charmer, with notes of sweet vanilla, bright lemon, and subtler undertones of black pepper and even ammonia. 

Where do those aromas and flavors come from? As with all strains, Gelonade’s distinctive mix comes from its lineup of terpenes, those aromatic “essential oils” that give different strains of cannabis—along with countless other natural products—their characteristic scents and flavors. 

Gelonade’s major terpenes include:

THC Levels and Cannabinoids 

Here at Green Goods, we talk an awful lot about cannabinoids. A large family of natural chemicals that also includes CBD, CBG, CBN, and others still, cannabinoids are often described as the major “active ingredients” in cannabis. And as it turns out, how they interact with each other has a major effect on both our sensory experience of a given strain but its medical effects as well.

THC is the most abundant cannabinoid and it’s the main contributor to the plant’s distinctive “high.” And with an average THC level of around 22%, Gelonade is a fairly potent strain. This means that those unused to high-potency cannabis should approach it mindfully.

Why? For one thing, the majority of medical cannabis patients actually derive greater medical benefits from lower dosages! And for another, even when using cannabis for recreation, it’s good to remember that too much of a good thing is still…too much. 

What else is in the Gelonade strain? It doesn’t contain notable levels of CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabinoid known for a wide range of benefits, but it does have roughly 1% of CBG. While it’s considered a “minor cannabinoid,” CBG has been linked to some fairly major effects. 

One study suggests the potential to help control irritable bowel disease (IBD), a painful and serious condition affecting at least 5 million people worldwide. Early research has also demonstrated its potential to offset the neurodegenerative effects from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.

Gelonade’s Potential Medical Benefits

Because of its naturally energizing qualities, many patients lean on it to help deal with chronic pain, stress, and depression. As a number of studies suggest, the THC in Gelonade can help us manage symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation.

That said, you may get even better results from a strain that contains both THC and CBD. As we’ve explored previously, the ensemble effect leverages the combined power of cannabinoids for even greater results.

Cultivating Gelonade: Growing Tips

Equally happy indoors and out, the Gelonade strain is generally considered to be fairly easy to grow. Happiest in warm and wet environments between 70° to 80°F, it does need consistent humidity levels between 40 percent and 60 percent throughout the growing cycle.

Be forewarned that Gelonade is prone to mold and mildew, so be sure there’s adequate ventilation! It’s also crucial to use top-quality soil that’s rich in nutrients and has proper drainage (try coco coir or perlite to increase aeration).

If you follow all these precautions, you should be rewarded with a healthy yield (up to 500 grams per square meter) that flowers within 8 to 9 weeks. For best results, wait until the trichomes turn milky-white to signal peak ripeness.

Don’t Sleep on Gelonade!

As we’ve explored in today’s post, the Gelonade strain delivers a winning mix of tingly sensations, cerebral stimulation and inspiration, and a soothing sense of relaxation and peace that helps its many fans chase away pain, anxiety, and stress.

Ready to try Gelonade for yourself? We can help with that! As Maryland’s favorite family or dispensaries, we’re excited to offer the Gelonade strain at select locations. If you have any other questions about the Gelonade marijuana strain, consumption methods or any other cannabis-related topics, just drop us a line. We’re always here to help!!