Apart from being the 2010 winner for best sativa strain at the Cannabis Cup, Vortex has earned a reputation for being a quality head-high at an affordable price.

The Look
Vortex varies in appearance across harvests. Typically, it is bright green in color and has a small number of orange hairs, but on rare occasions the bud may be completely white with predominantly orange hair showing and a little bit of green beneath the surface.Taste
Users have reported a mixture of spicy and sweet flavors with Vortex, with a prominent citrus aftertaste being the most noticeable. The citrus taste, often compared to mangoes, helps with inhalation and makes it easier for the smoke to expand in the lungs.

Benefits
Giggling is not uncommon with Vortex. The majority of users report happiness and euphoria with the strain and the ability to “turn off” the world around them. This strain is perfect for those looking for a head-high to still be productive during the day. The 80/20 mixture of sativa/indica makes Vortex a predominantly cerebral experience without the lethargy associated with stronger indica bud.

Budget Conscious
Although prices vary from state to state, Vortex usually has an average price less than similarly strong sativa strains. The value associated with Vortex is in part what helped earn it the crown at the Cannabis Cup in 2010.

THC/CBD/CBN
The THC content of Vortex hovers around 18% and the CBD and CBN counts are 0.59% and 0.8% respectively. The high THC content produces approximately a 2-hour high.

Negative Side Effects
Although the strain is extremely potent and beneficial, some users have reported exceedingly dry eyes and dry mouth. Vortex also has a powerful smell, so keeping it in the open may not be an option for some. Also, the high that comes from Vortex is seemingly limitless. It’s easy to overdo it with smoking Vortex and end up in confusion rather than a pleasant head-space.

Vortex takes discipline to smoke and enjoy responsibly. It’s easy to overdo it, but with a controlled high, it’s the perfect companion to a busy day with plenty of euphoria to boot.

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