One of the better-known strains to come out of Humboldt County is 707 Headband, so named because of the pressure it exerts between the eyes and around the temple.
In developing this strain, the breeder Humboldt Seed Company first crossed two prominent strains – OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Then, using the offspring, they backcrossed it with Sour Diesel. While the process itself seems straightforward, it must have taken more than a few generations to produce the best variety used.
Since its release to the public, 707 Headband has quickly made a name for itself. Among its most notable characteristics is the euphoric head high it inherited from its Diesel lineage.
Note that there is another variety that goes by the same name. Rather than being Sativa-dominant, The Breeders Lab has one the leans more towards Indica.
|707 Headband Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||(Sour Diesel x OG Kush) x Sour Diesel|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||70 / 39|
|THC %||19% to 23%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 11 weeks / Mid to late October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 1,000 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Generally, strains inherit its fragrance from one of its parents. In the case of 707 Headband, it is very much like breaking the buds of OG Kush and Sour Diesel and mixing it together. It has a pungent lemony aroma with a sweet note of pine.
Possessing an insanely high THC content, users should know that when 707 Headband brings it on, it does so with a punch. As mentioned, its effects begin with a pressure between the eyes that intensifies to induce a euphoric cerebral high.
Users often not only feel happy but elated. In fact, it can make one more sociable making it an excellent party strain. The strain induces a clear-headed high that allows for an unimpeded flow of ideas. Unlike some other highly potent hybrids that cause racy thought, 707 Headband keeps people in line with a sharper focus.
Meanwhile, a gentle sensation ebbs down to the body as its Indica traits start to kick in. In some ways, it is this trait that serves as an anchor for the mental high. In essence, it does not allow the psychoactive properties to induce extreme narcotic-like effects.
707 Headband is an excellent strain for daytime use. So as long as people use it moderately, they remain fully productive.
As pleasurable it is to use for the recreational users, there are also some adverse effects with the use of cannabis. 707 Headband is no different in that it can cause people to feel their throat dry, and to a lesser degree, have dry eyes as well. There are also some people who may feel a little more anxious or even paranoid.
Such conditions, if they do occur, typically last for a couple of hours and should subside as the effects of the strain begin to wear off.
707 Headband is a potent strain and one that users should not underestimate. Once individual tolerance limit is exceeded, the reactions mentioned becomes more pronounced.
Medical Use and Benefits
707 Headband only comes with some 0.1% CBD. Because of that, it cannot be used as an alternative treatment for diseases that responds to CBD such as epilepsy or seizure.
Nonetheless, the same effects that make it popular among recreational users are the same traits that make it useful for medical use. For instance, its ability to induce happiness makes it quite effective in melting away stress. Consequently, it uplifts the mood. As such, people suffering from depression can use it to help them manage their condition.
Another popular use of marijuana is for pain relief. 707 Headband retains enough of its Indica heritage that not only soothes aching muscles but may also lessen pains caused by chronic diseases.
Typical of Sativa-dominant cannabis, the strain provides an energy boost that is similar to drinking coffee. Some people may use it to fight off fatigue.
Growing 707 Headband
Growers have a choice of planting 707 Headband indoors or outdoors. While having a past experience is preferable, beginners should be able to cultivate this resilient plant as well.
Most people do opt to grow it inside their homes. As such, there is more work to do. Besides preparing the necessary equipment, the plant needs more tending. One of the things that growers will need to do early on is to top it and encourage a more outward growth.
Growers have the option of using soil as a medium. In this case, the plant will have better flavors than if it were grown using hydroponics. The indoor flowering period usually falls between 9 to 10 weeks. Once ready, be prepared to harvest up to 450 grams of buds.
Outdoors, 707 Headband thrives best in areas where there is plenty of sunshine. Because it grows up to 400 cm tall, privacy may become an issue. Then again, even if it were to grow more like the typically shorter Indica plants, its pungent odor can carry over a block or two.
Indoors, the plant is a generous producer. But out in the open, a huge surprise awaits growers by the third week of October as each plant can have a yield of up to 1 kilo. Under the care of experts, the production can possibly be much higher.