Russian Blue, also known as “Purple Paki,” is an indica dominant hybrid strain (70% indica/30% sativa) created through crossing the classic Crimea Blue X Sandstorm strains. This rare bud gets its name from its insanely gorgeous appearance – Russian Blue has dense heart-shaped olive green nugs with dark amber hairs, rich blue and purple undertones, and a coating of deep sparkling dark amber crystal trichomes. As you pull apart each sticky little nugget, sharp aromas of pungent skunk, sour herbs, and a touch of spicy cheese. The flavor follows the same profile, with a touch of sour herbs and spices upon exhale. The Russian Blue high has a slowly building effect that creeps up on you before slamming into your body with a deeply relaxing tingly feeling. Your whole body will be numb and completely couch-locked, leaving you unable to move in the slightest. Soon after, a deep sleepy sense will wash over you, lulling you into a narcotic state that often ends in a long and peaceful nap. With these effects and its high 16-24% average THC level, Russian Blue is often chosen to treat those suffering from conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, chronic stress, and depression.