The cannabis strain Golden Goat is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a spicy yet citric fragrance. Its name bears resemblance to its appearance at harvest: fuzzy light green leaves and golden buds that sometimes bear a hint of pink.
Its flavor and smell have been reviewed to be either similar to a tropical fruit, a lemon zest with a spicy undertone, or a tangy, earthy, herbal.
It’s THC level is 23% (with a CBD level of about 1.07%), making it a potent strand. Its high can last up to two hours and it’s known to induce a relaxing sensation, uplifting one’s mood and inducing creativity. However, it’s been reviewed positively on a large scale as “exceptional” if consumed properly. Golden Goat won 3rd Place under “Best Medical Hybrid” in the 2014 Cannabis Cup from the Green Solution in Colorado where it’s become a local favorite.
Dry mouth and eyes along with paranoia or dizziness are known to be this strain’s negative side-effects.
It takes about nine weeks to harvest but can be reaped at up to 11 weeks to improve potency and yield.
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Golden Goat’s parents are a male cross-bred Hawaiian-Romulan and a female Island Sweet Skunk. Despite its parents’ origins, Golden Goat first blossomed in Topeka, Kansas after accidental pollination took place.