Grease Monkey is an indica-dominant hybrid from Exotic Genetix, the breeders who have given us standout strains like Kimbo Kush and Starfighter. Grease Monkey is a cross between the couch-locking indica Gorilla Glue and Exotic’s own hybrid Cookies and Cream.
It imparts a thick and lazy body stone, while providing some subtle
mental stimulation. Grease Monkey also carries the sweet and musky
flavor profile that will be familiar to fans of strains in the Girl Scout family. Grease Monkey’s potency has been measured at between 16% and 30% THC.
Monkey’s buds have a characteristically indica appearance, with dense
and solid buds of medium size. The flowers adhere in elongated, conical
shapes. The leaves themselves appear pale green and are shot through
with hairy, dark orange pistils. Perhaps most impressively, sticky white
trichomes cling like frost to the inner and outer surfaces of the buds,
accounting for this strain’s trippy effects and making it very
difficult to break apart without the help of a grinder.
Flowers of Grease Monkey give off an odor that is simultaneously sweet and skunky. The influence of Chemdawg and Sour Deisel
-- by way of parent strain Gorilla Glue -- are clear in the astringent,
fuel-like top notes. On closer inspection, a more complex sweetness
Consumers may pick up on
some creamy vanilla aromas, alongside a yeasty, bread-like base.
Grinding up or breaking open the flowers yields a bit of spice and
pepper, evidence of OG Kush
in parent strain Girl Scout Cookies’ background. Grease Monkey gives
off a smooth smoke when combusted; it tastes distinctly like vanilla
with the clashing flavor of gasoline. Smokers looking to keep their
consumption discreet should beware, as this can be a particularly
Grease Monkey eases users
into its high, starting with a faint pressure in the face, particularly
around the eyes and temples. Within minutes, it radiates a warmth that
spreads through the core and limbs, pulverizing lingering muscular
tension. As they feel themselves relax, smokers may also notice that
their powers of perception are also sharpened. External stimuli like
sights or sounds may take on new dynamics. Furthermore, a cerebral
mindset may take over, making users jump from one thought to the next.
These trippy, thoughtful effects can lend themselves to free-flowing
conversation or simply daydreaming. As the high wears on, Grease
Monkey’s indica side takes over, pinning users in place and leading them
to engage in more passive activities like watching TV or eating -- in
fact, Grease Monkey has especially been known to stoke hunger. Although
higher doses of the strain can pull users into a deep sleep, in average
amounts, it is a good choice for morning or daytime use, providing a
good balance of mental and physical effects.
as it has many recreational uses, Grease Monkey also has a variety of
applications for medical cannabis patients. It can be a balm for the
symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression, taking the edge off
of patients’ frazzled day to day lives. Its sedative properties can also
soothe aches and pains of all kinds, whether temporary or chronic.
Meanwhile, anti-inflammatory effects can prove to be an effective
treatment for everyday discomforts like nausea. In high enough doses,
Grease Monkey can counteract insomnia, lulling smokers into a deep and
restful sleep. Because of the initial risk of out-of-control “mind
race,” this strain may not be the best choice for patients who are prone