When properly cured, King Kong has a dank, earthy odor with unmistakable highlights of skunk. Hanging out underneath is a fruity tang that keeps the strain from smelling too acrid. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking open the flowers reveals a surprising floral scent. When combusted, King Kong burns with a smooth and palatable smoke that tastes sweet and sour on the exhale. Those enjoying this strain in public should take precautions, as it can be a particularly pungent and indiscreet smoke.
King Kong hits relatively quickly for an indica. Before the strain’s skunky taste has left their mouths, users feel a weightiness in their limbs and eyelids. Rather than mounting progressively over time, the body high sets in quickly. Mental effects arrive in the form of sensory enhancement — smokers may notice that external stimuli take on new dimensions and seem more interesting than they ordinarily might. Visual and auditory distortions are commonly reported. In the right set and setting, this psychedelic tone can inspire creativity and introspection. While King Kong doesn’t knock its users out with full-on couch lock, over time, it eases all tension that may be held in the body. The subsequent state of anxiety-free relaxation can be pointed in whatever direction the user prefers — be it productivity or contended laziness. In high enough doses, however, King Kong can lead to intractable couch lock and sleep. Because of its sedative tendencies, this bud is best suited to evening and nighttime use. Its effects are said to last longer than average, even for experienced cannabis users.
This strain can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. Its deep and thorough physical relaxation is an efficient analgesic for aches and pains, whether they’re temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. The strain’s anti-inflammatory properties may relieve more common annoyances like headaches or indigestion. As noted, King Kong may lull even insomniacs into a fulfilling sleep. Psychologically speaking, King Kong may temporarily take the edge off of the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Because it does not often lead to the kind of intense, recursive thinking patterns associated with paranoia, King Kong is a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.