Everything You Need To Know About NYC Diesel

Cannabis strains are engineered to meet certain thresholds regarding flavor, potency and reaction. For this reason, here at Green Nexus, we go above and beyond when it comes to our strain profiles in an effort to present you with all the different options available on the market for your unique needs and circumstances. NYC Diesel was created in Amsterdam by Soma Seeds and is a cross of two amazing cultivars in their own right, Mexican Long Photoperiod Plant and Afghani. This long photoperiod plant-leaning strain is distinguished by its strong smell, red grapefruit taste and soothing effects. NYC Diesel won 3rd place in the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup and 2nd place for best Long Photoperiod Plant in 2002.

This article provides an in-depth look at NYC Diesel, with information ranging from its effects on the endocannabinoid system to what you should expect when growing this strain.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g):12 ounces per Plant
Indoor Yield (g): 14 ounces M2
Flowering Time (days): 10 to 12 weeks
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Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm): 12 feet tall
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate: little warmth

Growing NYC Diesel

NYC Diesel can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Its flowering time is usually around 10 to 12 weeks but growers report buds being ready as soon as 8 weeks. This strain has been known to yield an average of 14 ounces per square meter of fragrant and lush bud. This combination between short and long photoperiod plant likes a little warmth if you want to keep it outdoors but can manage in cooler climates with enough humidity. NYC Diesel can yield around 12 ounces of bud per plant.

If you allow this plant to develop upwards and neglect to trim it correctly, it may grow up to 12 feet tall. Its Potency levels, which can vary from 18% to 21%, make it one of the more potent selections, it is widely known for enhancing the flow of thought and ideas and inspiration in users.

NYC Diesel: The Terpene Profile

The terpenes in cannabis flowers’ resin glands determine the fragrance of cannabis strains. Terpenes not only give a wide range of fragrances, but they can also enhance the cannabinoid profile, resulting in more powerful and focused physical and mental effects than Potency alone might lead you to believe.

Myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene are the primary terpenes in NYC Diesel.

  • Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis. It has a dusty, earthy scent reminiscent of cloves and, on some occasions, even has a fruity red grape-like scent. It’s also been said to help with chronic pain and inflammation (Surendran et al., 2021).
  • Pinene terpenes bear a strong scent of pine trees and, when found in large amounts, can combat inflammation in humans. They can improve airflow and respiratory functions while also minimizing the memory loss associated with Potency usage. A strain high in pinene might aid with asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and cancer (Russo, 2011).
  • Caryophyllene is known for its spicy and peppery notes, as it is commonly found in black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices like oregano. Beta-caryophyllene binds to CB2 receptors, which is why it’s found in anti-inflammatory topicals and lotions (Gertsch et al., 2008).

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Before you understand how the NYC strain works, we need to go over some details. The endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling system which regulates many vital bodily functions. These include, among others:

  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Pain reception

The ECS is made up of three key components:

  • Endocannabinoids: These are helpful in keeping internal processes operating smoothly. These molecules are created as needed by the body, making it difficult to establish average levels for each.
  • Receptors: Found throughout the body, endocannabinoids bind to these receptors in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action. There are two primary endocannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 and CB2; the former are found in the central nervous system, whereas the latter are primarily located in the peripheral nervous system, and immune cells in particular. The CB1 and CB2 receptors are activated by endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids can bind to one or the other receptor. The effects depend on which endocannabinoid binds to which receptor.
  • Enzymes: They are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids after they have completed their task.

How Does NYC Diesel Affect The ECS?

The primary substance of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency). It is known for its potent psychoactive attributes and it behaves similarly to endocannabinoids; it binds to the receptors of the ECS and can potentially aid in alleviating anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscular pain, glaucoma, migraines, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease and even certain side effects of chemotherapy (Mechoulam & Parker, 2013).

Psychoactive Effects of NYC Diesel,

NYC Diesel has a unique combination of effects that depend on the body chemistry and tolerance level of an individual. It can be quite mild, such as stimulating hunger or creativity, but it is commonly known for its light-headed feeling and sensation of complete relaxation which can last up to 4 hours.

The strain’s sedative properties are the reason why many find relief from chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety disorder, multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, migraine headaches and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Due to these particular effects make sure to take this before bedtime if you are trying to sleep through the night.

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Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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