Whether you’re a complete novice to marijuana or have been using the plant (either recreationally or medicinally) for a long time, Ace of Spades could be your new favorite strain!
Read to the end of this article for a wealth of information regarding the experience of growing and using Ace of Spades, how to identify the plant, and other similar strains to try out!
In terms of potency, Ace of Spades strikes the ideal balance. At 14% THC, this strain won’t knock you off your feet, and it’s mellow enough to suit beginners. However, it’s still potent enough to deliver a respectable high and for its therapeutic mental and physical effects to be felt.
The CBD content of Ace of Spades is only 1%, so there’s not much there to counteract the intensity of the high. However, since the THC levels aren’t especially intense, this shouldn’t present an issue for most people.
What is Ace of Spades?
Ace of Spades is a Hybrid marijuana strain, so its genetics are derived from both Indica and Sativa strains. Specifically, Ace of Spades is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica.
How was Ace of Spades Developed?
Ace of Spades is the product of breeding the Black Cherry Soda cannabis strain with Jack the Ripper. This combination was pioneered by TGA Subcool Seeds.
Odor and Flavor
Ace of Spades is a well-loved strain of marijuana, and based on its delicious smell and flavor, it’s no wonder that the strain is such a popular choice. Both the odor and flavor of Ace of Spades are best described as sweet and sour.
If you smell a nug of Ace of Spades, you’ll first notice a mild, earthy scent. However, as you sink into the soothing aroma, you will also be able to identify citrus notes with hints of berry. The flavor itself is less earthy, with the main taste experience comprising citrus fruits and berries.
Ace of Spades is a physically robust plant that grows taller than many other strains of marijuana, with bushy leaves in a pale green color.
The Ace of Spades marijuana strain is more colorful than a lot of its counterparts. You might notice patches of purple, blue, and pink. The pistils are often orange and particularly long, making them very noticeable.
Since legislation in the majority of states where marijuana is legal dictates that any plants grown should be kept out of sight of members of the public, and because Ace of Spades grows so tall, it’s best to grow this strain in an indoor space.
If your Ace of Spades plants grow too thick, this can inhibit their growth, so you’ll want to trim the leaves on a regular basis. Keep your Ace of Spades in warm temperatures between 75 to 97 degrees, and it should flower by the 9-week mark.
However, Ace of Spades can sometimes struggle to sprout enough nodes on its own. That’s why experts suggest conducting a process called Low-Stress Training (otherwise known as LST).
This process is based on the discovery that gently bending the stems of the plants can encourage healthy growth. Using your thumb, index finger, and middle finger, gently pinch the stem and bend it across your thumb, taking care not to break it.
Don’t do this more than once every 24 hours, though, or you might weaken the stem.
Ace of Spades is the perfect cannabis strain if you’re looking for a relaxing, uplifting experience.
People who use Ace of Spades report feeling sleepy and relaxed at the same time as feeling mildly euphoric. Again, this isn’t a strain that will blow you away with the intensity of the high, but its effects are potent and comforting.
Unfortunately, some of the potential side effects of Ace of Spades are less pleasant than the normal effects of the plant. As is common with a wide variety of marijuana strains, a dry mouth and dry eyes are common side effects.
However, Ace of Spades does have one particular side effect that isn’t so common with other strains, which is dizziness. This is likely tied to the sedative effect of the Ace of Spades strain and affects up to 6% of people who use it.
Ace of Spades also has a wide range of medicinal uses.
Most of Ace of Spades’ medicinal applications are down to its high tetrahydrocannabivarin content. Tetrahydrocannabivarin (also known as THCV) is a cannabinoid with several beneficial properties in terms of health.
THCV is thought to have anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anti-anxiety, antiemetic, and neuroprotective effects.
Therefore, Ace of Spades is a good strain of choice for medicinal purposes if you have an anxiety or mood disorder, an inflammatory condition, a degenerative neurological condition, or a condition that causes nausea and vomiting.
Additionally, if you suffer from extreme stress on a regular basis, Ace of Spades may help you to relax, thus minimizing the damaging health effects of stress.
If you want to experience the relaxing and sleep-inducing effects of Ace of Spades from another strain, we recommend Godfather OG. Its CBD content is slightly higher, at 16%, but nothing too overwhelming.
MTF, also known as Matanuska Thunder Fuck, is another similar strain with more of a focus on mood-boosting and euphoria as opposed to sleep. However, it is still a very relaxing strain, so it’s an excellent choice when you want to replace your stress with a feeling of calm.
Both Strawberry Kush and Afghan Kush induce feelings of happiness and relaxation, although they can also make you feel very hungry.
Ace of Spades is an amazing strain of marijuana with so many benefits for both mental and physical health.
Whether you’re feeling stressed and struggling to sleep, suffering from the effects of a mood disorder, or experiencing pain as a result of a physical health condition, Ace of Spades can help to make you feel better.
Ace of Spades does require some maintenance and TLC during the growing process, but it’s well worth it to experience the plant’s medicinal benefits. However, we recommend avoiding this strain if you are prone to dizziness, lightheadedness, or vertigo.