So named for its funky, almost noxious odor, Gas Mask is a pungent indica-dominant hybrid. Created by Washington State-based growers Pacific NW Roots, Gas Mask is a cross between Cherry Pie and a specific phenotype of Alien Kush. What results is a seriously dank strain with an exceptionally long-lasting high. Sure to impress both cannabis newbies and veterans, Gas Mask’s THC content has been measured at between 20% and 27%.
Flowers of Gas Mask establish the strain’s bag appeal right away, with large flowers that cling together in tight, conical formations. The internal composition of these buds shows a strong indica influence, with a solid core made up of tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are occasionally punctuated by shades of blue and deep purple. Corkscrewed orange pistils and sticky, cloudy trichomes add additional visual interest.
When properly cured, Gas Mask buds pack quite an aromatic punch — pungent fumes of gasoline waft up from flowers, mixed with some skunky overtones. Grinding up these buds, meanwhile, releases more of a mellow, earthy aroma. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Gas Mask burns with a very acrid, sour smoke that may cause smokers’ eyes to water. On the exhale, this smoke has a tangy and slightly nutty, cocoa-like flavor.