A strain that embodies the grassroots, D.I.Y. ethos of old-school cannabis culture, DIPS DOT was originally created by an unidentified medical cannabis patient in Sonoma, California. This sativa-dominant hybrid is a blend of Leda Uno, Northern Lights, and Haze. It confers an active, cerebral high alongside a robust flavor profile. DIPS DOT potency has been measured at between a modest 11% and a solid 20% THC.
DIPS DOT sets itself apart with unique, eye-catching flowers. The nugs are medium-sized and have a tapered, spade-like shape. Despite predominantly sativa genetics, flowers have the densely-packed bud structure more often associated with indica varieties The leaves are particularly striking: like a camouflage print, they are flecked with various shades of green, ranging from sage to a dark forest green. Orange and brown pistils thread their way through these colorful flowers, while a high volume of cloudy white trichomes give the buds a slightly silver sheen.
When properly cured, buds of DIPS DOT emit a mixture of earthy and fruity aromas. Bright and tart cherry scents mingle with a strong underlying dankness. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart the buds yields a powerfully hashy scent, verging on sickly-sweet. When combusted, these flavors coalesce in an acrid smoke that may cause users to cough and may make their eyes water. DIPS DOT hash and incense notes become even more prominent when the strain is smoked. When exhaled, the strain leaves behind a faintly peppery taste — perhaps testifying to the Haze in its genetics. Those consuming DIPS DOT in public should keep in mind that this can be a very pungent and indiscreet strain when burnt.