Bruce Banner is an indica variety cannabis strain I picked up from local Hollywood dispensary Mother Mary Jane’s Church. For just $40, consumers can get 7 grams of the potent Bruce Banner strain. Like the alter ego of the Incredible Hulk, this green monster also has hidden strength. The Bruce Banner strain features dense nugs that pack the power of very high THC content. It’s a powerful strain whose effects come on quickly and aggressively, then tend to settle into a euphoric and creative buzz. The sativa effects of this strain are most evident and linger mostly in the head, but it may also provide body relaxation that makes it an appropriate daytime bud for some. Dark Horse Genetics bred this strain from OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, and its heritage can be found in its diesel aroma with sweet undertones. Plants flower at 8 to 10 weeks. This strain does have three main phenotypes, one of which is Bruce Banner #3
The Bruce Banner strain comes from a cross between titan strains OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel. OG Kush hails from Florida, beginning in the early nineties when a Northern California strain was crossed with the Amsterdam native Hindu Kush strain. This resulted in a complex, powerful strain that’s bred many other powerful strains after it like Ghost OG, Tahoe OG, and many more. Parent strain Strawberry Diesel is a hybrid made from crossing NYC Diesel and Strawberry Cough. This strain provides a well-balanced experience that creates an energizing, yet clear-headed sensation.
EFFECTS AND USES
This strain produces a range of effects within consumers such as relaxation, euphoria, happiness, an increase in creativity, and a general uplift in mood. Some of the medical uses for the Bruce Banner strain include stress, depression, pain, headaches, loss of appetite, and fatigue. This is a strain that is used to treat anxiety and stress levels, as well as alleviating the symptoms associated with ADD / ADHD and Bipolar disorders. Bruce Banner is also used to remedy migraines and alleviate pain associated with arthritis. The most frequently noted negative associated with Bruce Banner is dry mouth.
APPEARANCE AND AROMA
My particular batch of Bruce Banner featured medium to large sized nugs that were densely packed. The leaves retained a somewhat fluffy texture that was somewhat overshadowed by the incredibly sticky and dense bud. It’s not impossible to break up without a grinder but a grinder is recommended for better consistency and less energy exertion. The buds feature a mixture of dark green and light green leaves with various orange pistils spread throughout. The flower is also covered in a substantial layer of frosty trichomes. The smell is considerably earthy and not very sweet with only subtle hints of citrus undertones.
If you’re looking to grow your own Bruce Banner plant, its surprisingly not too difficult and you don’t need to be a super experienced grower for it to come out right. The plant doesn’t grow larger than 78 inches in height and yield on average 3 to 6 ounces per square foot. The flowering period for the Bruce Banner strain tends to be 7-9 weeks.
Whether you decide to grow your own or visit a local shop, be sure to let us know how you like the Bruce Banner strain in the comments below!