Dank, sweet, and potent, Grease Monkey is a 70/30 indica-dominant hybrid. It delivers a lazy, euphoric, and relaxing buzz that winds up being fully sedating and enjoyable. It’s not really a daytime strain, but it’s ideal for a calm evening at home and an eventual trip to dreamland.
This strain is extremely popular with recreational users, but perhaps even more sought-after by medical patients who say that it eases both physical and mental issues.
As you’d expect from a strain named “Grease Monkey,” there’s a good amount of diesel in the aroma and flavor, but it’s accompanied by notes of sweet vanilla, nuts and herbs. The THC content in Grease Monkey is impressive, and when combined with the strain’s strong indica properties, it’s a powerhouse.
The Effects and Side Effects
Grease Monkey can sneak up on you.
After a few tokes, you’re likely to feel warm relaxation that starts behind the eyes and slowly spreads throughout the head, with tension and cares quickly vanishing. Euphoria is the initial cerebral sensation; it often expands to a calm, stimulating head high that may enhance creativity as well. Enhanced perception of sounds or colors is possible, as are racing or trippy thoughts.
Meanwhile, calm relaxation continues to spread throughout the body, easing tense muscles and providing a warm feeling as you begin to melt into the couch. Most users find this stage of the high extraordinary relaxing and conducive to deep conversation or Netflix binges, but some simply drop off to sleep. Munchies are always to be expected.
The extent of Grease Monkey’s effects is largely dependent on the amount of weed consumed. There are those who microdose the strain and find it enhances their daytime activities, but most users find that it only takes a few tokes to put them down on the couch for the evening.
The possibility of racing thoughts should be a flashing warning sign for people who are prone to anxiety, or new to high-THC strains; Grease Monkey can cause heightened anxiety, panic attacks or paranoia in those users. For most, however, dry mouth and dry eyes are the primary side effects of this strain, along with the possibility of drowsiness.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 3/5
- Pain: 5/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 4/5
- Mood: 4/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 4/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: Grease Monkey is an ideal indica-dominant strain for those who want to eliminate stress, experience a euphoric and stimulating high, and settle in for an enjoyable evening.
Benefits to Medical Conditions
The combination of euphoria and relaxation, combined with Grease Monkey’s eventually-sedating effects, make the strain highly valued by medical patients dealing with a range of health issues.
From stress, anxiety, and depression, to chronic pain, migraines, and nausea, patients say that just a few hits can ease their mind and calm their body to the point where they don’t even think about their medical issues. Grease Monkey also makes sense for those dealing with insomnia, and its propensity for causing the munchies make it an obvious choice for appetite loss.
Flavor and Aroma
Grease Monkey is one pungent, skunky strain. It may not be the best choice if you have to keep your smoking discreet.
The combined aromas of gas and sweetness dominate, with some vanilla, earth, pepper, and spice noticeable if you can get close enough to the bud for a detailed sniff test. Your taste buds will immediately react to the diesel and vanilla flavors once you light up, and you may notice notes of earth, herbs, and nuts as well.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 1/5
- Fruity: 2/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Any strain with a THC content higher than 20% is an extremely potent weed. Grease Monkey averages THC levels of 22%, which means you have a good chance of picking up a container of this flower with much more of the cannabinoid. Some of the herbs available in retail outlets can hit 25-28%.
That’s a prescription for an incredible high when combined with Grease Monkey’s powerful indica effects. There are very low levels of CBD and other cannabinoids in this strain.
The terpenes most prevalent in Grease Monkey are myrcene, limonene, and caryophyllene. The last two are primarily responsible for the strain’s scent and taste, while myrcene is usually the “couch-lock terp.”
The prolific cultivator Exotic Genetix is best known for creating strains like Kimbo Kush and Cookies and Cream, and they crossed the latter strain with the revered GG4 (previously known as Gorilla Glue) to produce Grease Monkey.
It was a terrific idea, as the 70/30 indica delivers much of the same couch lock as GG4, but with the greater euphoria and mental focus (as well as the flavor) that Cookies and Cream provides.
Similar Strains to Grease Monkey
They may not be quite as enjoyable, but many strains are similar to Grease Monkey in terms of their effects. Northern Lights might be the closest, with aroma and flavor that are also in the same ballpark. Others to consider include Stardawg, Pound Cake, and Lemon OG Haze.
Grease Monkey Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How long do the effects of Grease Monkey last?
A: Expect to be on the couch for quite a while. The strain takes a little while to provide its full relaxation to the entire body since the sensation slowly moves down from the initial head high. But once you’re in full enjoyment mode, the experience can last at least three hours. Make sure to clear your evening’s schedule accordingly and have your munchies nearby.
Q: Is it easy to find Grease Monkey?
A: The strain is only a few years old, so it hasn’t yet achieved the “legendary” status that assures its availability in every legal dispensary. But it’s become enormously popular (for obvious reasons), so Grease Monkey isn’t one of those strains that can only be found in a few geographic areas like California or Colorado. Check with a few retail outlets and you should find it. If you want to grow it on your own, Exotic Genetix sells both regular and feminized Grease Monkey seeds.