Monday, July 20, 2020

[Review] - Cannabis Flower: Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner is best known as the alter-ego of comic book hero The Incredible Hulk.  (I don't read comics so I had to Google that bit of info, thankyouverymuch).  The weed strain named after the hulking character is a Sativa-dominant hybrid (60% sativa) created by Los-Angeles based breeder Dark Horse Genetics.  Bruce Banner has 3 main phenotypes:  #1, #3 and #5.  I don't know which particular one mine is as it doesn't say on the container or website.  Just assuming it's "plain" Bruce Banner.  The vendor's website says it's rich in linalool, b-caryophyllene & myrcene.  

I paid $5 for a half-gram at my local dispo.  This sample is on the low end of THC for this strain, containing 16.64% THC & 0.40% CBD.  Fine with me since I'm not chasing big numbers in that department.  I'm seeing lots of rave reviews claiming that BB is the 'perfect balance' between indica & sativa' and calling it a potent, smashing strain on various sites.  It's a 60/30 hybrid created by crossing OG Kush & Strawberry Diesel that leans toward the more energizing end of the spectrum.  Mmmm.

Forgot to take a pic of mine.  Here's a pic of Bruce Banner from Leafly.

This is by far the stankiest strain I've had.  Hard to explain other than to say it's not a pleasant smell.  It's both loud and rank, sort of like something unmentionable...perhaps a tonsil stone or rotting broccoli?  I know, gross.  But I can't think of a way to capture the smell in words.  It's also poorly dried but very pretty in terms of the trim job & bud shape.  The nugs are almost foxtailed but not quite.  The joint burns pretty evenly regardless.  

The high is well-balanced & potent.  I'm feeling super high by end of joint and way more uplifted than with Blueberry Headband.  I'm smiley and somewhat focused/motivated but my body is chill & there's no pain in sight.  Anxiety is also low despite drinking Benzedrex juice all day.  Feels sort of reminiscent of Maui Wowie in terms of balanced up/down effects.  If I were recommending this for medical use, I'd tell people with anxiety, depression & pain to give it a whirl.  

2 Bruce Banner joints (Blackberry Brandy)

Upon first impression, I'm giving Bruce Banner a 4.8 of 5 stars for effects, potency & price.  The smell was grody & the dry/cure job was shit, but it's an attractive bud & gets the job done in the happiness department.  It kinda feels like a cross between Golden Goat and Maui Wowie--solid smile-inducing weed.  Not overly stimulating or euphoric but will put a smile on your face.  The comedown isn't terribly exhausting either which is a bonus if you're looking for a daytime strain.  My eyelids are definitely feeling heavy though, ha.  

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