Gas is marked by its small flowers that maintain a pine cone-like shape, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. These flowers have a compact and dense structure, with leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are twisted through with vibrant orange hairs (which are actually reproductive structures called pistils, meant to catch pollen from male plants). Finally, Gas’ flowers are crowned by a high volume of glassy white trichomes that give these buds a sticky texture and make them difficult to break up without the use of a quality grinder.
When properly cured, Gas emits a rich, earthy aroma, similar to that of damp soil. Hanging out underneath, there’s also some bright, citrus-like acidity. Grinding up the flowers, meanwhile, pays testament to the strain’s name, releasing strong fumes of diesel and ammonia. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Gas burns with an acrid smoke that may sting the sinuses and palate. This thick smoke tastes woodsy with hints of lemon on the exhale.
Gas can also have applications for many medical cannabis patients. Its uplifting mood can temporarily banish the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety, while its body high may soothe chronic pain conditions. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may reduce everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. As noted, the strain can even counteract insomnia, putting relaxed consumers to sleep. Because of its general lack of cerebral intensity, Gas may be a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia; but those who have a low THC tolerance should consume the bud with caution, as its strong body high can cause some disorientation for those unfamiliar with the sensation.