- 1 What is Headbanger Strain?
- 2 Background and Lineage
- 3 Types of High
- 4 Medical Benefits
- 5 Adverse Effects
- 6 Growing Headbanger Strain
- 7 Quick Reference Guide – Headbanger Strain
- 8 Concentration and Potency
- 9 Effects
- 10 Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
What is Headbanger Strain?
Headbanger strain, aka “Headbanger Kush,” is a Sativa dominant hybrid marijuana strain. The THC level of this potent strain can average between 21% -28%. The Headbanger is known for its heavy-handed high and intense body buzz that leaves you feeling relaxed and happy. It’s a great mood enhancer and stress reliever, and its high THC content makes it popular for treating chronic pain.
Background and Lineage
Headbanger strain was originally developed by Karma Genetics. Karma Genetics officially started in 2008. However, they started breeding in 2000 and have been working in the Dutch canna-scene since 1996. Headbanger strain is a hybrid cross of Biker Kush and Sour Diesel. It inherited the dense, conic bud structure of its Kush forefathers, as well as the flavor and effects of its parent Sour Diesel. The headbanger strain won several awards for its potency, including first place in the Secret Cup, Barcelona, Spain in 2015, and second and third place in IC420 Growers Cup Amsterdam and High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam for best Sativa.
To understand the Headbanger strain, you will need to understand its lineage. Sour Diesel is one of the most prominent lines of cannabis and is famous for its fuel-like aroma and the potent mental high it delivers.
The result of crossing Sour Diesel and Biker Kush v2.0 is a strain that delivers a powerful cerebral high.
Types of High
Headbanger strain delivers a creeper-like high. Instead of rushing in like a runaway truck, it takes several minutes to kick in. When it does, it sends out an energetic, uplifting buzz.
You will become more aware of your surroundings and may notice the sounds and sights sharper. Over time, once the cerebral mindset begins to take over, you will feel chattier. The surge of energy provided by this strain will get your creative juice flowing. You can combine it with atmospheric, trippy music or other stimuli for powerful psychedelic effects.
It makes the most mundane tasks more bearable. Generally, there are no heavy physical effects, and most users don’t feel sedated or drowsy. So, it’s best to use headbanger strain during the day, not at bedtime, because of its buzzy rush. Even for seasoned cannabis smokers, the high seems to last longer.
Even though most people take it for recreational purposes, the effects of Headbanger strain can also benefit medical cannabis patients,
Due to its ability to relieve stress, headbanger strain is an excellent choice for treating PTSD or other mental health problems such as mood swings and ADD/ADHD.
It also helps to manage pain. This strain contains both CBD and CBN, which can provide relief for aches and pains caused by arthritis, inflammation, backaches, and migraines.
Stress and Depression
People with depression can benefit from the strain’s uplifting effects by better managing their emotional and mental state.
Loss of Appetite
The strain may also be helpful for people with poor appetites. As a result of the comedown, people often feel hungry.
Headbanger strain is not recommended to people who suffer from panic attacks or have a low tolerance to THC.
Always consult your doctor before taking marijuana for any medicinal benefits to avoid any long term health consequences.
Like any other potent cannabis strains, it is possible to experience side effects from smoking headbanger strain.
Like most cannabis strains, it can cause a feeling of cottonmouth and dry eyes when smoking this strain. These are easily manageable with a bit of planning and preparation. Drink plenty of fluid before, during, and after consumption to keep yourself hydrated. Eye drops from your local pharmacy or drugstore can help you with dry or red eyes.
It is essential to know that the side effects of marijuana can vary between people. If you are taking any cannabis strain for the first time, take it in a smaller dose and only increase the dosage if it seems appropriate. You should always know your limit and stick to it at all times.
Growing Headbanger Strain
You can get the Headbanger seeds online from the producer Karma Genetics’s website. Growing Headbanger strain is fun and rewarding, but it’s not the best strain for beginner growers.
The Headbanger strain thrives indoors and outdoors, although some height control measures may be necessary indoors, given that it can grow up to six feet tall.
Growing indoors allows you to control the environment completely, including temperature, light, CO2 levels, and humidity, without worrying about the weather.
Trimming and pruning should be done early on in the vegetative stage to prevent the plant from growing too tall as it can reach heights of 6 feet.
Headbanger has a very long flowering time of 10 to 12 weeks when grown inside. In terms of yield, you can expect a return of approximately 18 ounces per square meter.
Headbanger strain is as pungent when grown as when smoked. To keep your operation under the radar, you will need to invest in good inline fans and carbon air filters.
The headbanger strains can be grown indoors or out, and they thrive in a humid, sunny, Mediterranean-like climate with daytime temperatures in the 72 – 80 degree Fahrenheit range.
The harvest time is at the end of September through early October. Each plant can produce about 18 – 21 ounces of buds.
To preserve potency and flavor, you will need to cure the harvested flowers properly. Hang and dry the buds for a week and then seal them in airtight jars. Don’t forget to check regularly for mold.
Quick Reference Guide – Headbanger Strain
Sativa dominant hybrid marijuana strain
Sour Diesel x Biker Kush v2.0
The buds are dense. The leaves are a bright shade of lime green, threaded with amber pistils covered in a layer of crystal trichomes.
Diesel, Earthy, Orange, Sweet, Pungent
Earthy, Sweet, Berry, Citrus, Skunky
Preferred Consumption Time
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Preferred Consumption Method
- Strawberry Banana
- White Fire OG
- Cowboy Kush
- Banana OG
Concentration and Potency
|30% / 70%
|21% – 25%
|Calm, Happy, Creative, Uplifting, Euphoria
|Duration of Effects
|1 – 2 hours
- Euphoric (60%)
- Happy (50%)
- Relaxed (50%)
- Depression (28%)
- Stress (25%)
- Pain (22%)
- Dry mouth (22%)
- Dry eyes (8%)
- Headache (5%)
Cultivation & Yield Capabilities
|10 – 12 weeks
|18 ounces per square meter
|18 – 21 ounces per plant
|Late September till early October