Generally, marijuana plants are photosensitive. This means that they enter the flowering phase when the number of hours of sunlight per day falls below a certain benchmark. For indoor marijuana growers, it means that they need to decide when they want their marijuana plants to start flowering. They do this by reducing the number of hours of light their plants are receiving per day (or, rather, increasing the number of hours of uninterrupted darkness that they are exposed to).
Autoflowering plants take light out of the equation, at least when it comes to starting the flowering phase. They are generally smaller in size, as they are designed to begin flowering after (usually) 10 weeks or less. Many growers prefer autoflowering strains of marijuana because, with them, more than one harvest can be achieved within a grow season.
Lowryder is a type of autoflowering hybrid strain that was designed specifically to give it its small size. The main intrigue of the Lowryder marijuana comes with its slow but strong onset. This applies both to its cerebral effects and to its medicinal effects. It is especially popular with Northern growers because it withstands colder climates quite well. It is also a good strain for beginners, given the fact that it is a hardy marijuana strain.
Growing Lowryder Autoflower Strain Of Medical Marijuana
Growing Lowryder medical marijuana is a fairly easy task, as the strain is good for beginners and does not injure easily from harshly cold conditions. A grower needs between 40 and 45 days to flower this marijuana strain from start to finish of the flowering period. Overall, allow between 7 and 9 weeks from the start. The buds will be conic and small, with a pleasant earthy aroma.
Growers living in the far North, (such as Finland and Canada) often prefer Lowryder because the plant can withstand colder climates quite well. The shorter lifespan also helps, as the periods between frosts will be shorter in the North.
Lowryder autoflower marijuana can be easily grown in all climates (which is part of what makes it so appealing for beginners). It is compact, making it an excellent balcony plant. It generally does not reach heights greater than 10 to 18 inches tall. It has a fairly low yield, ranging around 90 grams per square meter (9 ounces per square foot).
Origin Of Lowryder Autoflower Strain
It took nine generations of breeding Cannabis Ruderalis to accomplish this strain. Cannabis Ruderalis was originally crossed by Joint Doctor Seeds with Northern Lights #2 as well as William’s Wonder, with the purpose of achieving a small marijuana plant. Lowryder marijuana is a feminized plant that is Indica dominant (80% Indica and 20% Sativa).
Effects Of Lowryder Autoflower Strain
As mentioned above, the effects of Lowryder marijuana have a slow onset, meaning users must be informed and rather patient at first. That said, it doesn’t take long before those effects can be felt quite powerfully.
Technically Lowryder marijuana has “medium” levels of THC, at around 14% THC content. Its relaxation effects are extremely high — it’s about as relaxing as a strain of marijuana can be. It can also have quite sleepy effects. The other positive effects include uplifted spirits and a general increase in happiness. Creativity can also be pleasantly improved by consuming Lowryder marijuana.
Of course, there are also some negative effects associated with Lowryder. Dry mouth is the most common complaint that comes with smoking Lowryder, with paranoia as a close second. Very occasionally dizziness and dry eyes are associated with Lowryder as well.
Medical Uses For Lowryder Autoflower Strain
Lowryder marijuana makes for a good medical marijuana strain, and it is commonly known in particular for helping treat anxiety. That is far from the only ailment that can positively benefit from the consumption of Lowryder marijuana, however. Along with having medium levels of THC, this strain of marijuana also has medium levels of CBD. That means that it is also effective at relieving pain (among other things).
Medical Uses for Physical Ailments
There are a variety of physical ailments that can be treated effectively by consuming Lowryder. For example, the medium levels of CBD in the strain allow it to be quite effective in treating pain of all sorts.
Pain is not the only physical ailment that Lowryder marijuana can help with. Nausea is another one, making it an excellent medicine for people suffering from stomach problems, undergoing chemotherapy (which often leads to nausea and loss of appetite), and eating disorders.
Additionally, its abilities to relax a user can help with muscle relaxation and anything associated with muscle tension or other types of tension.
Medical Uses for Psychological Ailments
Psychological ailments can also widely be treated with the Lowryder strain of marijuana. Lowryder is generally considered the most effective in its treatment of insomnia. This is because it has such relaxing effects as well as the fact that it causes the user to feel sleepy and relieves them of some stress or anxiety (which can also factor into not being able to fall asleep). In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a strain of marijuana that works more effectively for treating insomnia.
Indeed, stress is the next most effective use of Lowryder. Nearly as successful as the strain is with treating insomnia, many people opt to take it simply as stress or anxiety relief. This goes hand in hand with its effective treatment for depression. Additional psychological ailments that can be effectively treated with Lowryder are ADD and ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Taste And Aroma Of Lowryder Autoflower Strain
An earthy aroma is a defining characteristic of the Lowryder marijuana strain.As far as taste, this strain includes citrus flavors sweeter flavors, and more of a pungent aroma.
Lowryder Autoflower Marijuana Strain Taste & Aroma At-A-Glance