Moby Dick is a Sativa-dominant strain. Its name reflects its massive yields, which reportedly can reach 1,500 grams per square meter. The THC concentration of this strain may be as high as 20%.
The effects of this strain are highly psychoactive, due to a high count of tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). It produces strong euphoria and gives spacey, happy, and slightly psychedelic sensations after only one or two hits. Some users feel creative and focused. The strong cerebral effects begin to diminish after about an hour, but the residual effects can last another two hours. These effects are coupled with pleasant body numbing sensations. Strong and trippy, this strain induces an insatiable appetite. This mega-strain may result in dry eyes and mouth and lead to paranoia, dizziness, and anxiety when consumed in high doses.
Moby Dick is designed specifically as a strong medical strain. It is excellent for daytime use though patients may feel lazy a few hours after use. The cerebral effects are often used to combat the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Patients that have lost their appetites, whether it’s due to chemotherapy or other reasons, often choose this strain. The body high may ease mild aches and pains, but it is not strong enough to combat severe pain.
Moby Dick comes from the breeders at Dinafem (dinafem.org) who crossed two of their mother plants, a variety of Haze and a variety of White Widow. The strain has two phenotypes: one with Sativa-dominant characteristics that can reach up to twelve feet outdoors, while the other is a smaller, Indica-dominant phenotype, that is only seen about 35% of the time.
Moby Dick can be grown indoors or outside and is not recommended for amateur growers. Inside, the strain flowers for around ten weeks and requires an electrical conductivity level between 1.5 and 2 as well as 800 watts per square meter. Growers are also cautioned to keep the pH levels below 6.5 as they can affect yield. Outside, this strain needs little care, and under optimal conditions it may produce exceptionally high yields.