Don't let the name fool you; Space Queen is a cannabis strain that's a beloved favorite for possessing the outstanding ability to relax both mind and body alike so you can focus and get productive. A hybrid of Romulan and Cinderella 99, Space Queen is reputed for a reduction in anxiety and can lend to chattiness, making this weed a popular choice for those looking to get out and socialize. Regardless if you plan on staying in and finishing that project you've been putting off, or if you want to enjoy this lovely lady with friends, Space Queen makes for good company.
Overview of Space Queen
Space Queen is known for representing both her parents in a pleasant blend of their best qualities. She is often confused with Space Jill, which is a Sativa dominant hybrid of Space Queen. Unfortunately, Space Queen is rare due to the effort required to achieve average yields, and there are even those that say Space Queen is extinct.
This favorite starts intense right off the bat, with a balance of head & body high that can last for hours. Even if you are a heavy smoker, too much of Space Queen and instead of being focused and creative, you may find yourself raiding the cupboards and contemplating a nap. If you are new to cannabis, I recommend starting small and increasing ingestion incrementally until you figure out your comfort level.
Too much of this potent variety may lead to paranoia, anxiety, and dizziness. Regardless of how used to cannabis you may be, this marijuana strain can tend to cause dry eyes and a parched mouth, so be hydrated and stay so for a more enjoyable experience.
Space Queen has ranked as High Times "Strain of the Month", won Best Concentrate in 2012 at their first-ever Cannabis Cup in Seattle, and was the winner of Toke Tank Green Gold Award 2015: Best Sativa Strain.
Potential Positive Effects of Space Queen
From Cindy 99, Space Queen managed to inherit the prized Sativa qualities of energy, euphoria, and focus. Folks tend to enjoy creative urges, and are more likely to be talkative and have an attack of the giggles. The uplifting nature of this marijuana strain sets it apart.
Potential Negative Effects of Space Queen
As mentioned earlier, those who decide to smoke Space Queen may get cottonmouth and have dry eyes. Those new to cannabis, or who have overindulged, have reported anxiety, paranoia, and dizziness. In rare instances, headaches have occurred.
The lineage of Space Queen
Cultivated by Vic High of the BC Growers Association, Space Queen is a cross between Romulan and Cinderella 99. The energetic and social aspect is inherited from Cinderella 99, whereas Romulan lends its physically therapeutic qualities. Due to her unique parentage, Space Queen displays multiple phenotypes, but what is typical of this weed is a thick, sticky layer of trichomes that cover the plant when grown to optimum potency.
She tends to be tall, often possessing orange hairs with specks of purple in the calyxes. Genetics can yield anything from a 50/50 hybrid to a Sativa dominant plant. Space Queen's terpene profile tends towards the sour or sweet, depending on which lineage manages to shine.
THC content can measure anywhere from 15% to 24%, with CBD ranging from .05 to .3%. Space Queen has an impressive array of other cannabinoids who contribute to the entourage effect that is likely to thank for much of the comprehensive benefits of this marijuana strain.
Growing Space Queen
Looking to exercise your green thumb?
Space Queen can be cultivated either indoors or outside. If you like to plant outdoors, she is a summertime favorite of ours, that is ready for harvest come October. Be forewarned though that this strain of cannabis does require advanced skill to garner her full potential. If you can accommodate the many preferences of Space Queen, the quality of the weed is top notch; and is the main appeal of this specific strain of marijuana.
You must be prepared to work with a large canopy for a potentially average yield, which can range anywhere from 1 to 3 ounces per square foot. Grow time can be anywhere from 50 to 65 days, with plants reaching upwards of 80 inches. For those that are fans of the Romulan parentage, you have about a 50/50 shot of plants inheriting the pine flavor.
Where to Find Space Queen
Ready to spend the day with the Space Queen? You can find her in Colorado, California, Washington, and Oregon. She may be elusive, but certainly worth the effort.