Marijuana Red Dragon Strain Review for Neurodegenerative Disease

Strain name info: Red Dragon Marijuana Strain

Our Overall Rating:  4 out of 5 / Best known for:  Fire red buds

Positive Effects Red Dragon effects
Origin / ancestry Red Dragon Type: Red Dragon is a 40 % Indica and 60 % Sativa weed hybrid with THC levels that come up to 23 %.  It is descended from:

  • Utopia Haze
  • West Himalayan Kush

Red Dragon was created by Barney’s Farm.  They wanted to make a really fruity, fancy strain specifically for seasoned weed enthusiasts.  But they also wanted a stimulating Sativa with a potent dose of THC.

Aromas, Flavors Red Dragon has fragrances and flavors which have been described thusly:

  • Herbs
  • Sweetness
  • Berries
  • Oak
  • Earth
  • Natural
  • Tropics
May Relieve Red Dragon is a strain made to induce a feeling of happiness and social agreeableness.  It is a great choice to treat mood disorders such as depression.  It is not great for anxiety due to its stimulating nature.  It can be used to reduce nausea and increase appetite.  It is not great for insomnia because it is energizing but can be relaxing in disorders like Parkinson’s and ADHD.
THC Content:

19 % to 23 %

Red Dragon THC CBD
Indoor/Outdoor Yield Red Dragon growing indoors can produce a yield of 21 ounces per meter squared.  Growing outside, it can produce 21 ounces for each plant that you grow.
Flowering time Red Dragon cannabis plants growing indoors can take about 60 days to flower.
Genetic Red Dragon weed Strain genetics
Harvest Red Dragon cannabis plants will be ready for harvest outdoors in the later days of the month of September.
Disease resistance Red Dragon marijuana is strong like most cannabis plants and exhibits high resistance to threats such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, mites, spider, and other insects which feed on crops.
Plant Height Red Dragon cannabis plants are short, growing less than 36 inches tall.
Adverse effects The Red Dragon marijuana strain has few side effects.  It does not cause significant tolerance and dependence compared to opioids.  It can cause dry mouth, dry eyes, and panic attack in overdose.

  Origins, Genetics, History

Red Dragon Type: Red Dragon is a balanced, 40 / 60, Indica / Sativa hybrid of the following strains:

  • West Himalayan Kush
  • Utopia Haze

Red Dragon was brought into the world by Barney’s Seeds.  The strain was created for true weed enthusiasts with a high tolerance, especially for the stimulating effects of weed.  This weed was created to give you a real dopaminergic blast of happiness and energy.

Red Dragon cannabis growing

Appearance and Smell

The defining characteristic of Red Dragon is a red tinge to the buds and pistils.  It makes the plant look like it’s on fire.  This is a short plant, less than 30 inches tall.  The leaves are light and dark green.  The dried nuggets remind you of some spicy hot wings.  It is speckled with white powdery trichomes.

Red Dragon smells fruity and tropical.  There are notes of spice, floral tones, and a pungency.  The taste is like a mouthful of fresh berries.

How to Grow Red Dragon Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings

Growing weed from Red Dragon cannabis seeds or cuttings can be an involved process.  This connoisseur strain grows best in an inside environment.  Some cultivators use a greenhouse.  These are mainly professional cultivators with a lot of tools at hand.  But this strain can also be grown in grow room with a tent.  Place reflective lining around your tent to keep the light reflecting on your plant’s leaves for maximum exposure.  You can use standard 5-gallon buckets.  Fill these with organic soil and a good fertilizer such as Flower Power.  Keep your watering regular and have overflow holes in your flower pots to prevent overwatering.  You will need to keep the air crisp and dry.  You can do this by using a fan and an exhaust system to keep clean air moving through.  You should also use an air filter to keep the air clean and avoid the growth of mold and mildew.  This will also protect your plant from bacteria, viruses, mites, and spiders.  Your plants will be short but with long, heavy arms which will need to be supported with staking.  It will take about 60 days for your plants to flower.  Then they will be ready for harvesting.  Next, hang your plants to dry and cure.  You will come away with beautiful green and fire red nuggets of gold.  Expect to harvest 21 ounces of Red Dragon weed for each square meter of space used to grow your precious plants.

You can also grow Red Dragon cannabis plants outdoors.  You will need an environment with rich soil.  Your plants will need a lot of sunlight like a sunny California climate.  This marijuana will flower in the last days of September, then you know the drill.  Carefully harvest, dry, cure, and store properly.  You can use mason jars or a system like Cannador with CVaults.  Your mason jars should be a little dark to prevent light from zapping your precious phytonutrients.  You can expect to come away with 21 ounces of profitable weed for each plant you grow outdoors.  This is a productive and valuable gain for this exotic strain which can go for very good prices and is eagerly sought by specialty smokers.

Red Dragon marijuana photo

Medicinal Marijuana Review

Red Dragon is about 60 percent Sativa and 40 percent Indica.  This means it is expected to have a stimulating effect.  In fact, you feel the stimulation as soon as you see those fire redbuds.  This strain will make you happy and energetic.  For this reason, it is often prescribed for mood disorders such as depression.  One of the most common qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in the United States of America is a set of conditions called neurodegenerative diseases.  These diseases involve the deterioration of the nervous system and the brain.  They include Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Huntington’s Disease.  Some of these diseases, like Huntington’s, are expected to result in a terminal outcome so the goal is to reduce symptoms and make the patient comfortable.  Marijuana can cause some worsening of memory, so use in Alzheimer’s Disease is used to control pain and mood, as patients can sometimes become very agitated, frustrated, or violent.  Red Dragon marijuana can improve behavior and have a paradoxical relaxing effect on these patients.  In Parkinson’s Disease, the relaxation and dopaminergic effect can improve shaking and also behavior problems which occur.  It can also help treat pain in these patients, and depression, which is a frequent co-morbid condition for Parkinson’s.  Huntington’s disease is expected to result in a fatal outcome within a few years of onset.  So, these patients need to be kept comfortable and happy.  Red Dragon marijuana can be an avenue for improving the quality of life in these patients.

Also, co-morbid with these conditions is a quartet of symptoms which marijuana has been to treatment for thousands of years.  These are nausea, lack of appetite, wasting, and insomnia.  Red Dragon marijuana can address each of these symptoms.  It will fight back nausea and restore appetite through a scientific process called ‘the munchies’.  This allows patients with the neurodegenerative disease to prevent the loss of weight which is a big problem in Huntington’s illness but can occur in any neurodegenerative disease as the nerves which control appetite, regulate food intake, and produce nausea become damaged.  Marijuana treatment can also relax the patient to the point that they can sleep easily and better.  Sometimes, the amount of time spent in various sleep stages, including REM sleep, becomes disordered.  When depression is present, patients actually spend too much time in REM sleep, which is similar to waking consciousness.  So, it’s like they haven’t slept at all.  Neurotransmitters are drained and nerve conductance is even worse.  After a good weed nap, patients are much better throughout the day.
Red Dragon weed review

Red Dragon Weed Price

Vendor: Natural Herbal Pain Relief
San Jose, CA, USA
Strain name: Red Dragon – Madrone Eighth
Gram – $ 18 USD
Vendor: MedMen San Jose
San Jose, CA, USA
Strain name: Red Dragon – Madrone Eighth
Eighth – $ 45 USD


Red Dragon marijuana is the bubbly, happy go lucky weed strain.  It makes you feel happy, energetic, and like you can take on the world.  But, before you indulge, this is a heavyweight weed.  So, what you can get done on this weed will depend on your tolerance.  It is best for creative pursuits as it can spark the creativity needed to get through a session of brainstorming on musical chords and other elements.  You will have a unique perspective and new ideas.  You will be able to hear sounds normally you would only feel subconscious.  You can hear what’s going on underneath the music.

It is also a good weed for visual art like painting.  You will be able to see new elements in your colors.  You will be inspired by the psychedelic redbuds, green tinge, yellows, and mind-twisting orange hairs.  So, indulge beyond reason, and bring out your talent.

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juli 23rd, 2019 at 10:55 am
juli 23rd, 2019
This article Marijuana Red Dragon Strain Review for Neurodegenerative Disease about Marijuana was published on and updated on juli 23, 2019 by NCSM NCSM logo Facts in this article was checked and article was medically reviewed on februari 19, 2019 by Mark Hyman, MD who is expert in Medicine . Author of this checked article is


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