Warlock Strain Review
Not all accidents are bad. A combination of different things does not always result in catastrophic events. In fact, a mere accidental mixing of two different seeds produces a unique and potent blend. Meet Warlock – an unintended offspring of an Afghani Indica and Skunk #1.
Gerrit Slot, the founder of Magus Genetics, was responsible for this discovery during the 1990’s. Starting from an outdoor to indoor setup, he crossed his Afghanis and female Skunks. The resulting strain, Warlock, had a better aroma and taste compared to the previous mixes.
Warlock is 85% Indica, but it still retains enough of its Sativa heritage that shows in its growth and effects. Much of the ‘high’ it delivers is cerebral at the onset, but it soon progresses to the body. One thing many users love is that it is not too overwhelming. In other words, it does not knock out people.
The Warlock is very easy to grow and thrives either indoors or outdoors. This particular strain has a higher calyx to leaf ratio as compared to other strains. Also, the plant itself has many branches with just a few, medium-sized leaves. Flowers are abundant in this hybrid with clear white pistils that turn pinkish when mature. The elongated buds, meanwhile, has light brown hairs covering it.
|Warlock Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Skunk #1 x Afghani Indica|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||15% / 85%|
|THC %||12% to 19%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 9 weeks, Mid-October|
|Average Yield||400 to 500 g/m2, 600 to 800 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
A highlight of Warlock that makes it unique is its strong, sweet and sour smell. A note of berry lingering in the air adds to its enticing scent. As soon as one uses this strain, its earthy freshness is reminiscent of standing on the fringe of a forest.
At times, it is not simple to determine whether one is holding a potent bud or not. Here, we are referring to the same strain. For instance, tests have shown the Warlock to have from 12% to 19% THC. Naturally, it is either mild or potent, and it depends on many factors beyond control.
Despite being Indica dominant, the Warlock announces its presence by casting a spell to clear the mind. As an uplifting sensation floods in, users tend to feel euphoric as well as energetic. However, the magic does not last long because the real power of this strain lies in its physical effects.
As users celebrate life feeling good about themselves, the Indica trait creeps in and then it hits hard. A relaxing buzz overwhelms the body, but it does so without causing a foggy mind. Still, the sedative-like properties of the Warlock can cause a couch-lock if one were to use too much.
The Warlock, for one, is not the most potent strain on the planet. Still, it possesses more than enough THC to belong to the same conversation. As such, depending on how much one uses, some side effects may become more pronounced.
Like other cannabis, it is a given that this strain can cause dry mouth and eyes. Beginners may not be aware of this, so it is best to start off with caution. Use only a small amount, to begin with, and gradually increase over subsequent usage.
Among the other concerns that are more apparent with the Warlock than others is that it causes a headache. At the same time, people with anxiety disorders should avoid using this one as it is known to cause paranoia as well.
Medical Use and Benefits
The Warlock is a favorite of many in the medical cannabis community due to its benefits. Due to the intense body buzz it delivers, it can help with pain relief. Feeling relaxed and induced to feel euphoric, it can also wipe away stress. As such, it can be useful for people with ADD, ADHD, PTSD, and depression.
Ironically, among its benefits is in helping people ease the symptoms of headaches, the same side effect it can cause with a few people.
Warlock is not finicky when it comes to growing it. As such, that makes it one of the best strains beginners and cultivate. It thrives well indoors and outdoors.
In places where it is legal to grow marijuana, the best environment would be in a spot where there is plenty of sunshine. It may prefer a warm climate, but it can, to a certain extent, tolerate a cooler environment. A recommended location would be a place where autumn is a bit warmer.
Outdoors and with open space, the Warlock can grow taller than 6 feet. It starts transitioning to the flowering stage between the second and third week of October. Once it is ready, growers can expect a yield of 600 to 800 grams per plant.
Not everyone can plant cannabis outdoor, though. Hence, the most preferred way of cultivating this plant is inside the house. Growers can choose to grow the Warlock using soil as a medium, but hydroponics is a better option.
Unlike outdoors, there is more work to do indoors. For instance, topping it early on helps keep it short and promote an outward growth. Growers may also need to trim some leaves to ensure a better distribution of light.
Upon reaching 8 to 9 weeks, the Warlock is ready for the bloom stage. All that is left is for the grower to trigger this phase. Under 600 watts of light, the estimated yield per square meter is around 400 to 500 grams of buds.
Have you grown or used the Warlock? 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.