American Beauty is a hybrid cannabis strain that has been built upon the genetics of TGA Subcool’s famous Plushberry. The breeder Dr. Underground produced it and it is well known for its taste and THC levels that have been measured as high as 24%.
As the name suggests, American Beauty is an attractive plant. It has medium to large buds with small, wide leaves that curl inwards. The leaves are a mixture of green and deep purple and they are covered in trichomes, which makes them sticky to the touch. In regards to smell, there are hints of citrus, pineapple and mango. When broken up, there is a slightly sour odor, and when smoked, the tropical fruits can be tasted on the exhale.
American Beauty provides a fast hitting high and many report a constricted “headband” feeling around the temples. It is a cerebral high that can amplify thoughts and make them seem more intense. Therefore, it can help with tasks that require deep thinking or analytics. After a while, it becomes more of a physical high, with the body beginning to feel weighty. It isn’t enough to induce couchlock, but it certainly leads in that direction. Therefore, it is a strain that is probably best avoided on busy days.
The strain is popular with medicinal users who claim that it can improve mood and reduce stress. It may also help with aches and pains, while those who suffer from appetite disorders are likely to find that it makes them hungry.
The strain is considered relatively easy to grow, indoors and out. It will flower within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors and produces a relatively high yield.