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Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 17.8 - 20.4%

CBD 0.38 - 0.73%

Effect Euphoric

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Lemon

All About Vortex Weed Strain


Medium High
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Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Vortex strain is a Subcool’s The Dank’s creation. This hybrid is an 80/20 Sativa-dominant weed with great potency that brings on a whirling feeling of euphoria. It’s a child strain of Apollo 13 and Space Queen, two celestial parents who have won numerous awards in the cannabis industry. Just like its parents, the Vortex marijuana has inherited its power to win awards, and has the 2010 High Times’ Best Sativa and the 2007 High Times ‘Top 10’ award in its arsenal.

Thanks to its lineage, this strain is quite flavourful and unique. It has a sweet and sour lemony aroma combined with notes of mango and similar flavors. Its inherited effects go from energetic and racy to disorienting and heavy. This is why we recommend this pot (including edibles like wax and oil) to be taken later in the day.

The THC content of Vortex is around 20%, which makes it relatively potent, but safer to use than stronger strains. Novice users should still take caution, but they shouldn’t expect negative effects if they dose it properly. Some users report uplifting spirits and bursts of energy when they take this strain, while others report couch lock and deep relaxation.

Vortex flowers in around 45 to 55 days and has a yield that goes up to 140 per plant.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 86% Voted
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Dry eyes 59% Voted
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Paranoia 26% Voted
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Vortex Strain Cannabinoids

THC 17.8 - 20.4% Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component.
CBD 0.38 - 0.73% Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps.
CBC 0.19 - 0.63% Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
CBG 0.13 - 1.12% Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure.
CBN 0.18 - 0.24% Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss.
THCV 0.2 - 0.91% Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V.

Vortex Terpene Profile

Carene 0.17% Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief.
Pinene 0.06% Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects.
Myrcene 0.16% Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon.
Ocimene 0.03% Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
Humulene 0.04% Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies.
Limonene 0.05% Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief.
Linalool 0.04% Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes.
Terpinolene 0.09% Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Phellandrene 0.21% Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender.
Caryophyllene 0.16% Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects.
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 45 - 55 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 64 Days
Yield outdoor 5 - 10 Oz/plant (~ 300 g/plant)
Yield indoor < 0.5 Oz/Ft² (< 150 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

Vortex strain lineage

Vortex Terpene and Taste Chemistry

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User Reviews 22


The disprientation was a initial issue and then it faded to make me come back to my senses, feel the richness of love and positiviy in the air and ofcourse, I was smiling till my jaws hurt!

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You need to dose it proeprly and then you will notice the energy will last for the entire day. taht lemony taste on the tongue is a reassurance you need to face the day. Its how it works for me.

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The oil version helped me feel better after I recently sprained my neck. Its good.

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The flavors are very mild and inconspicuous

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It has a touch of tropical lemon that stays even after you are done with joint. Great!

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You will feel fluttering butterflies in stomach - the happy, bouncy ones.

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It gave me a huge headache and noone didnt mention this when they were boasting about this unworthy skunk.

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I took those smoke inputs and just settled on my couch with netflix.

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Its not that potent. I wont suggest to anyone.

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What a creation! Lifts your mood anyday

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Gilbert Gambill

Caught in whirling storm of energy!

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I could go on a semi-trek after taking this! YO!

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It makes me feel close to my roots ...a very good earthy weed type.

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giggles wont stop, kiddiesss!

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COmpetition of who will sing better is won by me! Because I took this strain and it boostedmy energies!

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Sierra Stamant

It helped me deliver my graduation speech well when I puffed this secretly and went up the stage.

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A sense of overly deep relaxation

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Pedro Goodnight

Facemelting weed!

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Citlali Pitts

Love the citrusy flavor, but I got a bit paranoid in the beginning. Relaxed and calmed afterwards, though

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Alvin Thorpe

Amazing trip, every time. Its like riding on a rollercoaster, going up and down.

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Mary Cruise

It lifts you up for a while and then locks you down to your seat

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Jeffrey Holcombe

Strong kick!!!!!!

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This bud has gotten its award-winning qualities from its parents. A mix between Apollo 13 and Space Queen, the Vortex strain is made out of 80% Sativa genes. It was named High Times’ Best Sativa in 2010 and was part of the Top 10 High Times’ in 2007. This was created by Subcool’s The Dank’s.