After winning the High Times Cup in 1998 and winning 2nd prize at the 2003 Cannabis Cup, the popularity of the indica-leaning hybrid strain Pot of Gold soared. Its cured buds are covered with a visible coating of trichomes amid slightly orange pistils that almost give it a golden hue that supports its naming.
The scent and flavor of Pot of Gold are a mix of sweet earth and fruit, bearing hints of pine as well.
THC levels tend to average in the mid-teens, making this a go-to strain for novice and veteran consumers alike according to reviewers.
Effects have been described as heavying the eyes and leading to sedation, with reviewers preferring to use it in the evenings or at night. Some have experienced less chronic pain and sill others have used it to fight insomnia.
The parent strains of Pot of Gold are Hindu Kush and Skunk #1.