Ever read the famous Stephen King novel entitled, “It”? The book, published in 1986, has caused countless people to have nightmares. Its main protagonist is the creepy dancing clown Pennywise. Hence, the question is why a breeder would name a strain after an evil character?
Bred by TGA Subcool Seeds, Pennywise took years to develop. As absurd as it sounds, the amount of time it took is typical of the breeder which prides itself on only creating premium quality strains. Using Harlequin and the infamous Jack the Ripper, they were able to produce a hybrid that has 1:1 THC to CBD ratio.
Apparently, the strain cannot scare away people. Instead, it has attracted quite a lot since its release. In particular, it became notable for scaring the wits out of ailments and other medical conditions. Other than its medical use, people have also taken to Pennywise for the deep relaxation it provides.
|Pennywise Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Harlequin x Jack the Ripper|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20 / 80|
|THC %||12% to 15%|
|CBD %||12% to 15%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Early October|
|Average Yield||350 to 450 g/m2 / 450 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Its killer clown namesake might get its heart softened by the aroma of this cannabis. Though it has an odd odor, one can pinpoint some coffee and pepper notes on the inhale. There is also a lemon and bubblegum scent that sweetens the woody smell.
The taste is definitely pleasant with an earthy undertone and a slightly dominant lemon aftertaste on the exhale. It is sweet and zesty which makes it taste great. The peppery notes give a sharp kick that invigorates any user during the smoke.
Pennywise is a fast-acting strain in that its effects are felt soon after using it. It begins with an uplifting cerebral rush. As the head clears, users often tend to have a sharper focus. Besides mental clarity, it promotes an overwhelming sense of well-being, one that makes people feel euphoric.
Generally, the mental high is gentle yet very pronounced. But the best is yet to come.
As the Indica traits start to kick into the body, it helps release tension from the body. It causes people to feel relaxed without feeling lethargic. It is also unlikely to cause a couch-lock unless one uses it excessively.
Cannabis strains usually come with undesirable side effects that are deemed inevitable. One common thing is the drying of the eyes and mouth. Such is normal and is something users will have to get used to.
Another reaction that users might experience is getting dizzy, especially the beginners and first-timers. Sometimes, it may also come with a mild headache. In rare instances, a few may also feel a little bit anxious. Not to worry though as it is nowhere near how the victims of Pennywise (in the book and film) feels.
Medical Use and Benefits
Boasting of 12% to 15% THC and CBD, Pennywise is somewhat a mild strain. For the recreational users, its appeal is mostly to those who want a relaxing hybrid instead of intense as preferred by hardcore users. Its CBD content though is out-of-this-world. To be clear, there are others that contain much more, but even so, its current level makes it one of the few among the tens of thousands of strains.
For that reason, its value to medical users is unparalleled in that it can better provide comfort. It is an excellent choice for easing arthritis, headache, inflammation and other body pains. It also soothes the muscles and relaxes the entire body making patients feel better. Cancer patients often choose this cannabis as this helps reduce pain during chemical treatments.
In enhancing the mood and following it up with deep relaxation, Pennywise is quite potent in wiping out stress and depression. As it does cause people to feel drowsy, it also makes for a great nighttime companion, one that benefits insomniacs tremendously.
Due to its high CBD content, it may have value in treating seizures and epilepsy. However, keep in mind that using it for that purpose has to be on the advice of a medical professional.
Pennywise, the killer clown, is ugly and horrific-looking. But the strain is quite the opposite. This pretty plant has emerald green leaves with some purple coloration. The buds are covered with a thick layer of white trichomes that should appeal to people. The shape of the flowers often differs for each phenotype as some are either thin, long or round.
Pennywise may need a big space as it can grow up to medium height in favorable conditions. It is a hardy plant so beginners can handle this indoors well. This strain has an indoor flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks and yields a generous 350 to 450 grams per square meter.
This cannabis has no issues growing outside, as long as the temperature stays warm. It should be topped once before the vegetative phase. It transitions to the flowering stage during the early days of October and should be able to produce up to 450 grams per plant.
Have you grown or used Pennywise? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.