When properly cured, Gas Mask buds pack quite an aromatic punch — pungent fumes of gasoline waft up from flowers, mixed with some skunky overtones. Grinding up these buds, meanwhile, releases more of a mellow, earthy aroma. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Gas Mask burns with a very acrid, sour smoke that may cause smokers’ eyes to water. On the exhale, this smoke has a tangy and slightly nutty, cocoa-like flavor.
After about an hour, intense physical feelings start creeping in to complement Gas Mask’s weighty mental effects. Smokers who may have been active or out and about may start to feel sluggish and might want to make a mad dash for the comforts of home. Those who are already lounging, on the other hand, can begin to feel like they’re sinking into the furniture. Increased intake can result in full-on couch lock, rendering any activities other than binge-watching or snacking fairly unlikely. Because of this steady decline into sedation, Gas Mask is recommended for evening or nighttime consumption.
Gas Mask’s mostly downbeat vibes can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. The strain’s ability to regulate mood can help to temporarily improve symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Gas Mask can also dull physical pain, taking the sting out of common inflammations like headaches as well as chronic conditions like COPD or lupus. This bud’s ability to induce the munchies can also serve as an appetite stimulant for those suffering from diminished hunger, whether due to digestive conditions or to invasive treatments like chemotherapy. In a sufficiently relaxed set and setting, Gas Mask may even be an effective remedy for insomnia. Because it has a lower than average risk of obsessive, recursive thinking, Gas Mask is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.