70% Sativa/ 30% Indica
Charlie Sheen is a sativa-dominant hybrid that combines the best of both indica and sativa varietals. The strain is a three-way cross between three household names: Green Crack, OG Kush, and Blue Dream. Like its volatile namesake, the bud explodes with fast-paced energy. Fortunately for indica fans, Charlie Sheen also has a soothing, relaxing vibe as the high wears on. Psychoactivity has been measured at between 15% and 24%.
Charlie Sheen sets itself apart with large, conical flowers. These long cones have the loose bud structure usually associated with sativas. The fluffy, ragged buds are composed of leaves that are easily torn away from their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green. Some phenotypes of the strain also boast patches of muted purple; these surprising colors come about when pigments called anthocyanins are agitated by cold weather during vegetation in a process similar to the changing of foliage in autumn due to depleted chlorophyll levels. These already-colorful buds are coated on their inner and outer surfaces in cloudy white trichomes, giving them a silvery sheen.
Cured flowers of Charlie Sheen burst with a bright lemon and orange aroma that is faintly redolent of citrus-scented cleaning products. Closer inspection also reveals a grassy, vegetal character. Meanwhile, breaking these loose flowers up yields some skunky and incense-like notes that betray the strain’s Kushy roots. Charlie Sheen burns with a smooth, palatable smoke when combusted; this smoke tastes like overripe sweet fruit with a slightly dank, piney undercurrent.