Indica-Dominant SUNSET (SOUR KUSH/HEADBAND) by LBS THC 18-28% CBD 0-0.07%
Sunset (Sour Kush/Headband) is a frosty, indica-dominant strain with dark green coloration and medium-sized buds. This strain was selected for its wide range of terpenes that smell like spicy peppers and cloves.
Sour Kush Strain Information
Sour Kush is a cross between OG Kush and Sour Diesel. It is a hybrid cannabis strain, featuring both Indica and Sativa effects, although it is Indica dominant. This relaxing blend will leave users feeling relaxed and euphoric, with an enjoyable boost in overall happiness. The THC content of Sour Kush is around 20% to 22%. While this can be a great strain to wake and bake with, it’s advisable to be wary of dosing too high and becoming lazy and couch-locked in the process. You may also find yourself frequenting the kitchen as well, rummaging through the fridge in search of snacks.
The pungent aroma of Sour Kush has a sweetly citrus scent. The odor is quite potent so it is advisable to keep it in tightly sealed containers, and better smoked outdoors. When dried, the heavily frosted buds break up into a crunchy powder, the smoke being delicious and crisp. The taste is spicy citrus, some even claiming there are hints of garlic, with an expected aftertaste of diesel. The potent effects are long-lasting. The dense, pine cone-shaped nuggets feature dark green leaves with shades of deep purple, covered generously with cloudy, amber trichomes and strong orange hairs. These crisp, dense nuggets are both enjoyable to break up and to smoke!
Sour Kush is a useful ally to enlist for users experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, relaxing them, and elevating their mood. This strain is also used in alleviating symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Those suffering from Gastrointestinal disorder will also find beneficial effects from Sour Kush. The painkilling properties of the strain can dull the oftentimes overwhelming sensations associated with migraine headaches. Sour Kush is also used to help alleviate symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. The deeply relaxing effects can also prove beneficial for those suffering from insomnia, lulling them into a relaxing sleep. Sour Kush can also help stimulate the appetite.
The flowering time of Sour Kush is around 9 to 10 weeks indoors, or early October outdoors. The yields are favorable and the buds are potent and useful in medical applications, making this a great choice for growers.
Sour Kush Strain Information
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
THC: 15% – 25%, CBN: 1%
With a sativa/indica ratio of 30:70, Sour Kush is a hybrid in the truest sense of the word, delivering a combination of heady sativa effects and physical indica effects. The experience is happy, giggly, and euphoric yet lazy and relaxed. Creativity is also common while high on this strain. Sour Kush is reportedly very potent, but it’s hard to come by any credible data to back that claim. Still, users describe a strong mental and physical high good for treating depression, pain, insomnia, stress, and lack of appetite. Sour Kush is especially good at treating chronic pain. But available information suggests CBD content is very low, too low to recommend this strain as a source of treatment for seizures or other problems that can be relieved with CBD preparations. The bud is lime green with brown hairs, while the flavor is pungent and citrusy and the aroma has pungent notes of lemon and lime. Reported side effects include dry mouth, red eyes, dizziness, and paranoia. Sour Kush is popular up and down the West Coast and in Colorado and Arizona.
Headband Strain Information
Headband is an iconic indica hybrid that draws on some solid cannabis genetics to offer buds with visual “bag appeal” and a potent stoney high. Although the name Headband may conjure up images of hippies in decorative headgear, it actually refers to the sensation of pressure that builds up around the user’s temples as this strain’s THC dilates blood vessels in the face.
Headband is a cross between staple strains OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel. All of these indica heavy hitters endow Headband with a high THC content — it has been measured at between 20% and an impressive 27%. Some sources claim that Headband was developed by Colorado-based breeders Reserva Privada — who are also responsible for tasty strains like Kandy Kush and Strawberry Banana. Still, others attest to an origin in 707 Headband, a grassroots strain developed in the cannabis promised land of Humboldt County, California; breeders DNA Genetics claim to have studied this “707” strain and recreated its likely genetic profile to produce Headband.
Buds of Headband are small and are more like nuggets than dense, spade-like cones. The leaves are an even, pale green, although some plant phenotypes have a higher propensity for shades of purple (the result of cold temperatures activating anthocyanin compounds during the vegetative period).
As might be expected of a strain with such high THC, Headband flowers are covered in silvery-white trichomes and are sticky to the touch — this is one strain that proves difficult to break up for joints or pipes without using a grinder. The initial smell of the cured flowers is tangy and lemony. Underneath these dominant scents is a faint skunkiness, along with some notes of pine. Unlike some other indicas — particularly OGs — Headband produces smoke that is thick but surprisingly smooth. This smoke has a rounded, creamy mouthfeel and tastes citrusy when inhaled. On the exhale, a more diesel, chemical funk is present. The overall taste sensation is of lemon-scented cleaning fluid that hits the user at the front of the palate.
The high from Headband mounts slowly, with some users reporting that they may not notice effects for up to 20 minutes after consuming. With very little sativa effects, Headband induces a spacey, foggy state that makes it poorly suited to tasks that require focus and mental acuity. In addition to this fogginess, Headband gives users a physically weighty feeling that spreads down through the spine and radiates out to the limbs, comfortably locking them into supine position. This sense of couchlock makes Headband ideal for passive activities in comfortable surroundings, like watching movies or listening to music. It could also serve as inspiration for some general creative thinking. The psychedelic sense of disconnection from one’s own body makes Headband a potential aphrodisiac as well.
Medically speaking, Headband’s powerful sedative properties serve as a remedy for mild anxiety and, in large enough doses, for chronic insomnia. Fans of the strain have also reported improvement in symptoms associated with migraines and muscle spasms. Headband has been known to provoke appetite, making it a supplementary treatment for users suffering from decreased hunger due to disease or chemotherapy. Negative side effects include a feeling of dizziness, dry mouth, and — thanks to the same expansion of blood vessels that causes this strain’s trademark facial pressure — red eyes. The high from Headband is said to last longer than average, even in users with a relatively high tolerance for THC.
Perhaps because of its sturdy genetic profile, Headband produces versatile plants that can be grown by those with limited to moderate experience. It is not as vulnerable as many other strains to mold or disease; it can also withstand some degree of temperature variation. This heartiness makes Headband a solid outdoor crop in warm temperate climates. Headband can also be easily grown indoors: its plants have a characteristic indica shape, with a shorter than average height and a bushy silhouette. In order to let light reach low-growing flowering nodes, growers should attempt to trim any broad fan leaves — but they may not find many, due to this strain’s low leaf-to-bud ratio. Grown indoors, Headband flowers within 10 to 11 weeks. It produces higher than average yields. Finally, because it is so skunky and potent, growers of Headband may want to take some extra caution with plants — isolating outdoor growing locations and installing odor control measures indoor growing environments.
Headband is a potent strain that will please cannabis novices and enthusiasts alike. Providing the best of what indicas have to offer, it’s a surefire path to relaxation, mild creativity, and an overall trippy good time, either alone or in the company of good friends. Although it has an appealing citrus flavor, this novelty doesn’t come at the expense of genetic stability or potency as with many new crossbreeds in the cannabis market today. Headband’s high trichome composition also makes it an easy choice for the production of hash and other THC concentrates.