Flowers of Pink Sunset may not be much to look at. Once trimmed, the buds are small to medium in size and cling together in tight, popcorn-like clusters. These buds have a markedly indica structure, with a solid core and densely-packed leaves. The leaves themselves are a drab mossy green and are shot through with curly orange and yellow hairs (which are actually pistils, reproductive structures meant to catch pollen). Pink Sunset’s flowers are capped off by a sprinkling of translucent, sticky trichomes.
When properly cured, Pink Sunset gives off a deeply fruity scent, reminiscent of berries and grape. A closer whiff may also detect some woody notes of fresh pine. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart these compact flowers gives off a dank, Kushy odor with traces of hash and spice. When Pink Sunset is burnt, it gives off a smooth and light smoke that’s easily ingested. On the exhale, this smoke tastes fruity and vaguely floral.
Pink Sunset can some time — as long as 15 minutes after ingestion — before beginning to unravel its effects. Eventually, smokers may notice an increased pulse around their lower forehead and temples. These strange tics are followed up by some changes in sensory perception, with many users describing visual or auditory distortions; an uncanny sensation of time dilation is also possible. Consumers who’d like to amplify this psychedelic mood can amplify it by indulging in some moody music or by engineering a dramatic lighting scheme. Pink Sunset’s trippy vibe can also be a fun way to take in the great outdoors — by, say, watching a sunset. Besides these atmospheric effects, the strain does not have much of an effect on mental processes.
After about an hour (or sooner, if dosage is increased), Pink Sunset’s full range of physical properties becomes apparent. A tingle may run down the spine and spread outward through the core and limbs, leading to a heavy, lethargic feeling. Smokers who may have been active or out and about may find themselves looking for refuge on the closest couch. The strain’s sense of relaxation may progress into a numbing feeling that can be somewhat disconcerting for the uninitiated. At this point, smokers are liable to be pinned in place by the force of Pink Sunset’s sedation, rendering them unwilling or unable to do much more than chit chat with friends or kick off a long binge-watching session. Because of its slow decline into sleepiness, Pink Sunset is recommended for consumption later on in the day or in the early evening.
Pink Sunset’s strong physical effects can also have some usefulness for medical cannabis patients. Its soothing energy can temporarily take the edge off of the difficult symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. On the physical end of the spectrum, the strain may also relieve aches and pains, whether they’re minor or chronic and disease-related. Anti-inflammatory qualities, meanwhile, can lessen common afflictions like cramps or nausea. In the right set and setting, Pink Sunset may even be relaxing enough to lull insomniacs into a deep and fulfilling sleep. Because it is not often associated with recursive or obsessive thoughts, Pink Sunset is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or who have a low tolerance for THC.