24K Gold (aka 24 Karat Gold and sometimes Kosher Tangie) is an indica-dominant hybrid, although its long-lasting physical effects seem almost exclusively sativa. Created by high-profile breeders DNA Genetics — the same people behindand Hindu kush — this strain is a cross between award-winning Kosher Kush and sativa favorite Tangie. In addition to a standout citrus flavor profile, 24K Gold impresses with colorful, eye-catching flowers. This hybrid’s potency has been measured at between 15% and an impressive 24%; it may not be the best choice for cannabis novices.
24K Gold is marked by medium to large flowers. Depending on the phenotype, these buds range from almost spherical to tapered and spade-shaped. Across the board, though, the flowers adhere in a dense, indica-typical bud structure. The leaves are a pale shade of spring green and are threaded through with rust-colored pistils. A translucent coat of trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of the blossoms, accounting for the strain’s psychoactivity and giving it an icy white sheen.
The smell of fresh citrus and orange zest jumps off of cured flowers of 24K Gold. On closer inspection, a whiff of pine and musk is also lurking underneath. Meanwhile, breaking open these dense buds yields notes of spicy and incense, betraying this hybrid’s Headband landrace roots. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, 24K Gold burns with a smoke that’s uncommonly smooth despite being thick and lung-expanding. This smoke tastes fruity with a peppery kick on the exhale; this combination of flavors may taste bitter to some users.
The high from 24K Gold hits quickly for an indica. Almost immediately after exhaling a bowlful, smokers may detect a slight throbbing at the front of the forehead. This sensation is accompanied by a sharpening of the senses — external stimuli like sights and sounds may seem to be amplified, making this strain perfect for enjoying some atmospheric music or a visually engaging movie. Some users may experience slightly psychedelic effects like time dilation or visual distortions.