Genetics & history

Tangie is a renowned cannabis strain among weed connoisseurs. Its genetics can be traced to cannabis haven, Amsterdam, and is said to be a remake of the legendary Tangerine Dream strain that was a huge hit during the 1990s. It was first bred by DNA Army and Reserva Privada in 1995. Its parent strains are a hybrid of Skunk and California Orange. It retains much of its genetic citrus influence, having a wonderful tangerine fragrance. Tangerine Dream on the other hand is a cross between the popular G-13 and A5. While it and Tangie do not share the same genes, they do share many similarities, particularly of course, in smell and taste. It is a Sativa dominant strain, with a 70:30 sativa: indica ratio. It has a THC content of 19-22%.

Popularity & Prizes

Tangie has many titles to its name. In fact, it has won 10 titles within 10 months before. More recently in 2013, it won first place at the Cannabis Cup. Tangie is popular in the West Coast, especially in states like California.

Appearance and Smell

Tangie has a musky, citrusy, tangerine taste and smell. There is also a sweet and sour flavor with a faint taste of diesel to it. Tangie has light green buds that are small and dense. It has beautiful, snowy trichomes that are covered in orange hairs. Tangie’s buds are quite resinous and so are very sticky.

Growing Tangie

Tangie kush is best grown outside. It is tall (it has an average height of 50 inches) and has a yield of 450-550 grams per square meter. In 9 to 10 weeks you can expect the strain to start flowering.  It has a harvest time of late September to early October. If grown properly, you can expect a fruitful yield of Tangie. An auto-flowering strain, Tangie is moderate to difficult in its difficulty to grow, as it grows quite bounteously. However, it is resistant to pests, including molds and mites.

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Tangie requires plenty sunlight. The screen or green method works well with this strain and it is recommended that topping is done to the plant to stimulate branching. Good soil and a fertilizer are also ideal to bring out the best in this plant. Thus, harvesting of this plant is best left to seasoned growers. Using methods like hydroponics is not recommended for this strain. A suggested method for growing this strain is to utilize veganic cultivation which eliminates nutrients from animal by-products. Plant based nutrients do not leave soil residue and so the plant is able to get more nutrients from the soil, giving it a better quality taste and yield.

The pungent smell of this plant can alert nosy neighbors so be careful of where the plant is grown outdoors (and indoors if you plan to have guests). If grown indoors, you will need to provide the plant with a lot of light and control the humidity of the room.

Effects & Benefits

The therapeutic effects of Tangie have a balance of mental and physical effects. It has an uplifting, upbeat effect on users. They will feel clear-headed, creative, relaxed yet energized. Some have compared Tangie’s effect to Green Crack, except it sedates the body more. The effects start with a cerebral buzz before it takes over the entire body. While, Tangie does have a high THC level, its high will not lead to anxiety or paranoia. Users can still carry out normal functions as they will retain their focus and wits. Persons looking to medicate before work or during the day will be grateful for this as usually, a choice has to be made between smoking pot and working. Still, it is best to avoid heavy machinery or driving after using this strain, as with any other cannabis strain or substance that has an effect on the nervous system.

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Persons suffering from a myriad of conditions including but not limited to: ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, migraines, chronic stress, pain, fatigue and lack of appetite, will find that Tangie helps them to control their symptoms.

ADD and ADHD are usually managed with stimulants like methylphenidate and methamphetamine which do not relax the body as much as it engenders focus. Tangie on the other hand, makes ADHD suffers more relaxed and focused, thus reducing their agitation. As a treatment for depression, it lifts the user’s mood so that he or she feels euphoric instead of sad and depressed. It will also prove to be a welcoming respite from all the gloom and doom depression can sometimes cause one to feel. There has been a link between depression and inflammation of the nervous system, and since Tangie contains anti-inflammatory properties, it is well suited to reduce this inflammation. Sufferers of the other ailments mentioned can expect just as much relief from this marijuana strain.


Tangie start at $10 per gram and can be bout from dispensaries like Nectar – Burlingame. You may also buy Tangie cannabis seeds if you plan to plant the strain.

Quick Guide with key Info

Positive Effects Uplifting, upbeat, euphoric, relaxed
Flavors Orange, tangerine,
May Relieve ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, migraines, chronic stress, pain, fatigue and lack of appetite
Aromas, Fragrance Sweet, sour, citrusy
THC Content % Up to 23%
CBD % 0.09%
Yield of 450-550 grams per square meter
Genetic Indica/Sativa
Flowering time 9-10 weeks
Harvest Late September to early October
Plant Height Tall
Type Autoflowering/Regular
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