Bruce Banner Strain Review
Bruce Banner is a mild-mannered scientist. Shy and unassuming, he has stayed off the grid for pretty much of his life. As much as the doctor tries to control his temper, there is a point when enough is enough. Once he snaps, the Incredible Hulk takes over and unleashes its wrath on anything and everything.
In the same manner, the strain named after the doctor is not one that commands attention with its looks. However, hidden beneath its flowers and buds is the monster inside that is pure aggression. It may sound ominous to non-cannabis users, but for those who love the intense effects, then Bruce Banner is an excellent choice.
To develop this hybrid, Dark Horse Genetics used OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. While it was widely available in Colorado, Bruce Banner and its phenotypes have since been made accessible worldwide by online retailers.
Bruce Banner is not for the beginners. In fact, it previously held the distinction of having the highest amount of THC ever tested by High Times. In other words, it is incredibly potent and certainly has the potential to deliver devastating effects.
|Bruce Banner Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||OG Kush x Strawberry Diesel|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||70 / 30|
|THC %||16% to 26%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||600 g/m2 / 1,000 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Bruce Banner is a bad boy, at least, its effects are if one were to overindulge. However, when it comes to its fragrance, like the gentle genius scientist, it is quite pungent but pleasant. It emits a sweet scent with a strong note of fuel and citrus with a slight floral hint.
Upon using, its scent carries over to and can be a little less pronounced. For most users, the lingering aftertaste of strawberry is a delightful contrast to its earthy flavor.
Used within personal tolerance limits, Bruce Banner induces a pleasing high that should be more than enough for most recreational users. It is a fast-acting strain in which its effects are felt soon after taking the first puff.
It begins why inducing a buzzing euphoric head high. Because of that, users feel uplifted. As a sense of happiness sets in, some people may find themselves unnaturally elated. The initial onset may feel overwhelming, but it gradually stabilizes.
Already feeling in the best of moods, most users also would have a clear head. While some strains can cause random thoughts to flood the mind, Bruce Banner is different in that it promotes a sharper focus enabling users to lock in on particular ideas.
At the height of its mental high, Bruce Banner also bombards users with an energizing buzz. It allows people to stay highly motivated to doing tasks.
Although it is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, Bruce Banner still retains a part of its Indica heritage. As it creeps into the body, it soothes tired muscles which, in turn, leads to feeling relaxed. The body high is pronounced yet subtle. It does not come with sedating effects to cause a couch-lock. It also is not likely to make people feel lethargic.
Because it is an extremely potent strain, there are instances when some people may use a tad bit too much. In this case, the buzzing mental high will linger on for an extended length of time. It can be overwhelming in that it makes it hard to focus and be productive.
Bruce Banner may be one of the most potent strains in the cannabis world, but its adverse effects are remarkably at a minimum.
As its effects intensify and reach its peak, users may have cottonmouth as well as red eyes. Cannabis users, though, often ignore these conditions. The chances are high that they are basking in the pleasure of the strain to even notice.
Some people may feel a little dizzy or have a mild headache though. In most cases, these conditions do not last more than an hour or two.
One of the most notable thing about Bruce Banner is that it is one of the rare Sativa-dominant strains that is not likely to cause people to feel paranoid. However, with that being said, a few people may feel a little anxious.
Medical Use and Benefits
If there is ever a time to uncage the monster, then it is to help users deal with medical conditions.
Its uplifting effects help remove negative and depressing thoughts and stress. Aside from enhancing the mood, Bruce Banner energizes the user suffering from fatigue. Although it delivers a reinvigorating feeling at the peak of its Sativa effects, most users also feel sleepy during the comedown. Used late in the afternoon or early evening, that means there is time to finish tasks before calling it a day.
This cannabis is also noted for alleviating arthritis, backaches, migraines and muscle spasms. Patients who recently have a spinal cord injury, for instance, may find relief in smoking this strain.
Same chemical compounds in this potent hybrid also help cancer patients have a healthier appetite which may have been lost during chemotherapy.
Growing Bruce Banner
As most growers describe Bruce Banner, it is like a green monster that has hidden strength. This powerful hybrid can grow as tall as 300 cm outdoors and up to 200 cm indoors – a trait that is typical of Sativa plants. It produces rounded bright lime green colored buds with big and bright red trichomes sticking out.
Some factors that affect its potency, besides the quality of the seeds and other growing conditions include the time it was harvested. As some people have noted, its effects seem to be more pronounced when the buds are collected at an earlier time. The later one harvests, then its effects become more laid back and relaxed high.
Bruce Banner is a strain that should be handled by experienced cultivators. Though beginners may give it a try.
Indoors, growers should train the plant to be bushy and expansive. It responds well to low and high-stress training. Bruce Banner has a flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks. Once ready, the estimated yield per square meter is up to 600 grams.
When grown outdoors, the plant thrives best in a warm climate. It typically flowers during the early part of October with each plant producing up to a mind-boggling 1,000 grams of buds. Apparently, Bruce Banner is not only a monster when it comes to its effects and potency, but also in its production.
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