Death Bubba Strain Review
There’s no doubt that Death Bubba is an interesting name. This strain’s moniker alone is enough to invite curious daredevils into its realm. Does it kill users with its potency? Well, not really, but this variant has finishing blow can surely send one into a death-like sleep.
Bred by Matteo Suleyman of Vancouver BC’s Sea to Sky, the weed is a cross between two legendary strains. Its powerful relaxation is no doubt from the iconic Bubba Kush, a weed that needs no introduction. Meanwhile, its ability to give an intense euphoric buzz is a gift from Death Star. Launched in the commercial market in 2012, it has become a veterans’ go-to herb for deep relaxation.
Indica-heavy with a THC level that can shoot up to 27%, this kicker is unquestionably powerful. Able to give strong psychoactive and sedative effects, it is best used at night. Death Bubba is not the end of users. It is, however, the conclusion of the day’s physical activity. As such, only seasoned users who can afford to lay around for hours until sleep comes knocking should use it.
|Death Bubba Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Bubba Kush x Death Star|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||30/70|
|THC %||22% to 27%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||350 to 500 g/m2 / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
With such an intimidating name, many expect Death Bubba to have an equally robust scent. Surprisingly, the weed actually boasts of a rather smooth and easy on the nose fragrance. Once lit, a unique mix of pine and lemon fill the air. Its smoke also reveals a noticeable earthy undertone. In an enclosed room, its aroma lingers long as if tempting tokers for another puff.
Death Bubba has an interesting flavor that users can’t seem to get enough of. It has a sweet and woody taste with a bit of spiciness that bites during exhale. The great fusion of lemon and pine is also present and gives a fascinating twist to its sapidity. Its overall taste is rather strong, but it is also very likable.
Beginners often find potent strains hard to handle, and Death Star is no exception. With an impressive THC content, this mean puncher is a gift for veterans. It starts off with a cerebral buzz that strokes like a soothing mind massage. As the high intensifies, enjoyers also feel a sense of euphoria that keeps one smiling.
During the joyous state, the mentally overcharged users may experience a psychoactive kick. This usually lasts for about an hour. Spacey and with some tingling sensations, it makes the high even more unforgettable. Then, while still savoring the mind flight, an intense body buzz will join in the fun.
Known as a powerful Indica-dominant strain, it couch-locks even the most seasoned canna-users. For another 2 to 3 hours, the relaxed, blissful souls get to enjoy a tension-free body while melted on the sofa or bed. Then, a death-like sleep follows.
Under Death Bubba’s spell, waking tokers up is impossible until its effect wanes by itself. Lasting for many hours, a long, profound sleep awaits at the end of every smoke out. It is best taken at night when one need not attend to anything. Whether after dinner or before bedtime, if a user is in need of a relaxing adventure, Death Bubba is ready to give it.
Death Bubba may seem scary to use because of its high potency. However, its the side effects are pretty much the same as with lighter strains if a user is less experienced. Some get dizzy and even develop a headache. In rare occasions, mild anxiety or paranoia occurs. These ramifications are also what THC sensitive users might encounter.
A typical offshoot of cannabis use, people may experience the drying of eyes and mouth. Often caused by dehydration, drinking ample amounts of fluids is a must. Staying well hydrated even before and after a smoke out is also advised.
Medical Use and Benefits
Death Bubba is a powerful strain that also hogs the limelight in the medical cannabis scene. With a great combination of properties, this herb effectively aids health conditions. Amongst the many, it stands out it easing the symptoms of psychological troubles. As the weed provides a happy and positive mental state, it can push away the worries that cloud one’s mind. As such, people suffering from stress, depression, and PTSD get to enjoy hours of bliss.
Moreover, Death Bubba is astounding in the pain management department. It helps relieve muscle spasms, arthritis, and other body aches just to name a few. With just one to two tokes, physical agony disappears and users get to relish long pain-free moments.
Additionally, its munchies effect alleviates nausea and vomiting and promotes a healthier appetite. People with an eating disorder and cancer patients seek the herb for this effect. In no time, food looks irresistible, and hunger is too strong to deny.
Its ability to couch lock and put one into a deep slumber is a good thing for insomniacs. In moderate dose, sleep comes around three hours after the first puff. Going for two or more may speed things up, but it really depends on one’s tolerance.
Growing Death Bubba
Death Bubba is classic Indica in appearance and form. Its bushy leafage is deep olive green with some rich plum tint. Meanwhile, its medium-sized nugs glisten in rich, frosty trichomes. An abundant amount or orange to brownish pistils also stick out of the buds.
Unfortunately, information about the plant’s cultivation is quite limited. Nonetheless, expert growers have successfully grown it indoors and out. Known to be finicky when it comes to feeding, its best to leave this one in the hands of the well-experienced.
In a controlled setting, the herb thrives best in a Sea of Green (SOG) setup using organic soil medium. It flowers for around 8 to 9 weeks, after which it produces around 350 to 500 grams of tasty buds per square meter.
In the great outdoors or, most often, one’s backyard, the beauty can offer up to 600 grams of precious buds per plant. That is, of course, if planted in an optimum location with plenty of sunshine. In the north where the weather may sometimes be unforgiving, timing is critical. Plant as early as the end of April until late May and harvest no later than mid-October. This is to assure no frost will harm the wonderful plants.
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