Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica
THC: 20% – 26%
Now N Later, also known as “Now & Later” or “Now N Laterz,” is an evenly balanced hybrid strain (50% indica/50% sativa) created through crossing the infamous Zkittlez X Abula strains. Named for the classic candy, Now N Later packs a super delicious flavor and super relaxing high that will have you kicking back before you fully pass out in no time at all. This bud packs a sweet citrusy taste with hints of rich woods upon exhale. The aroma is very similar, with hints of earthy herbs and spices that turn sour and citrusy as the nugs are broken apart and burned away. The Now N Later high isn’t quite as bright as the taste or flavor, with super heavy effects that will knock you flat out. You’ll feel a lift at the onset of the high, boosting your spirits with a euphoric overtone that doesn’t affect your energy level in the slightest. A sedative body high comes next, locking you to the couch and leaving you fully immovable for hours on end. Thanks to these heavy effects and its super high 20-26% average THC level, Now N Later is often chosen to treat conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, appetite loss or nausea, chronic stress and muscle spasms or cramps. This bud has small rounded piecey dark olive green nugs with purple undertones, long thin orange hairs and a coating of tiny bright white crystal trichomes.
When it does finish growing, it produces dense flowers coated in a layer of frosty trichomes. This means that mildew powder and mold can be common problems once the strain has flipped to the flower cycle, so you need to take precautions against those too. This means making sure your humidity levels are under control and keeping the colas upright in their netting, not leaning on a wall or other surface.
If you can manage it, Now N Later grows leaves that are wide and large, densely foliated, and shaded in beautiful deep greens. Underneath lies a vibrant blue in the bushy body of the plant, almost the color of the dark ocean. The colas grow huge, with round buds separated from the main plant, crystalized with a mass of trichomes.
After being invited to Now N Later’s dense, frosty appearance, you’ll be greeted by a scent of natural herbs, pungent earth and wood, and undertones of spice. Under that, a sour citrus aroma can be detected, especially if you grind your own flowers. You may detect cherry and watermelon as well – lots of candy flavors that stem from its namesake.
When smoked, these fruit and wood tones mix into a cocktail of funky herbal earth, leaving just a hint of candy when you exhale. It’s known for being delicious.
Now & Later Cultivation
Growing the Now & Later strain is rated moderate to difficult since the strain itself is a bit of a bugger to track down. It was originally bred by Beyond Top Shelf by crossing Zkittlez with Abula and is ready to harvest in approximately 65 days. While it grows readily, it does require a fair amount of trimming and training before flipping into the flower cycle to ensure that it focuses more on cola production. The flowers themselves are rather dense and frosty, so great care should be taken to avoid common issues like mold or powdery mildew. Be sure to monitor your humidity levels closely during all stages of the grow cycle and avoid letting your colas sit or lean on anything other than trellis netting. Otherwise, it grows well. Seeds haven’t been released as of yet.
Now & Later Appearance
Now & Later plants are beautiful and bushy. They grow dense foliage ranging in shades from dark green to a deep ocean blue. Her water leaves are large and wide, growing in the standard indica-dominant style. She produces massive colas in a ton of different colors, though she tends to only throw purple hues in cooler climates. Each individual bud breaks away from the main colas in small, round pieces. Each one is dense and hard, ranging from dark olive green to purple with long, thin pistils in shades of electric orange and red. The most dazzling aspect of Now & Later’s appearance is of course her trichomes. Each of her flowers is coated in a thick layer of bright white trichomes that give the flowers some contrast and a crystalline appearance.
The Strongest Strains in the World
Back in the 1970s, the average cannabis plant clocked in at a little over one percent THC. Nowadays? The hottest connoisseur strains can feature thirty times that much. Not only is cannabis stronger than it has ever been in history, but the friendly herb now comes in a variety of colors, flavors, and can produce a surprising bouquet of experiential effects. In an effort to highlight some top-notch flowers, here are some of the strongest weed strains in the world.
1. Nova OG
Another Manali West treat, Pink Starburst has tested as high 32.49 percent THC. This hybrid is a complicated cross between DJ Short’s Blueberry, Headband (Underdog OG), and AJ Sour Diesel (BX3). The strain was then backcrossed on itself to produce Pink Starburst. Well that’s some skilled breeding, right? The result is a strain with Indica growth patterns but more of an uplifting sativa experience, a true craft flower.
2. Lemon Head
This is a blend that features Faceoff OG. Named after the 1997 Nicholas Cage and John Travolta classic, Faceoff (where John Travolta literally steals Cage’s face). It has also been said that the high that’s experienced from smoking this strain can be compared to actually “losing your face” because of the tingling sensations and dizzying head high. Infusing this with a Lemon lineage of cannabis is the perfect way to breathe new life into a strain from the ’90s reserved for longtime smokers. The Lemon G of the combination adds a zesty energy to the high that might normally leave you stuck. Although not a pure Sativa the combination of the two parents offers a good balance for pain relief or just general relaxation. Lemon Head has levels of THC that are approximately 22 percent.
3. NYC Diesel
One of the original Diesel strains, this Sativa dominant strain is the hybrid of Afghani and Mexican original strains. The result is a strain that delivers the perfect body elevation for a deep and consuming state of tranquility. Similar to Sour Diesel, smoking this will offer a chattier high and will help relieve symptoms of social anxiety. NYC Diesel has also been known as a potential aphrodisiac. Aromas are pungent, but instead of skunkiness, anticipate strong lime and fruit aromas. It weighs in at 22 percent THC.
4. Cherry Pie
A mix up of that Grandaddy Purple and Durban Poison this strain tastes exactly how you would expect it too. With hints of fruity aromas and berry flavors, it’s got a calming quality when smoked. Cherry Pie makes for a giggly high and is perfect for the movies or brunch. Its fruity components will compliment the fun vibes you will get since the high allows you to still be sociable. This strain is perfect for fueling the imagination too. Its THC levels are approximately 21.8 percent.
Chemdawg, also known as Chemdog, is a popular and pungent strain that has quickly become a staple for many. Measuring in at a hefty 28.2 percent THC, it’s a hybrid of Sour Diesel and OG Kush and undeniably one of the strongest strains on the planet. Beware of the stinkiness of this strain– like most Diesels, it’s easy to catch a whiff of from far away. This strain delivers a full body high so prepare to feel all the feels after smoking this.