A uniquely delicious strain developed by the Green House Seed Company, Backpackboyz Bags smells and tastes like candied apples and flowers. Indica-dominant, this hybrid is a collection of Skunk #1, Northern Lights and El Nino. With a lineage that includes Cannabis from Brazil, Mexico, India, Thailand and Afghanistan, this carefully crafted and cosmically named strain has a THC range between 13 and 19 percent. Nearly narcotic in effect for some users, Big Bang took third place in the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup.
Providing a sensation of healing and general euphoria from the beginning of use, this strain has been described as rolling a soft blanket over users gently rocking them to sleep. This blanket can numb aches and pains, calm nausea, soothe muscle spasms and induce an appetite. Some users of higher tolerance find the strain allows them to be functional, though Backpackboyz Bags should still be reserved for the later hours in the day.
Reportedly capable of producing as much as 800 grams per square meters inside, Backpackboyz Bags may yield as much as a kilogram outdoors. Even with the larger yields outdoors, most recommend growing this strain in a hydroponics set up for nine weeks so that these plants reach maximum potency. Though she can be ready for harvest in eight weeks and finishes in October outside. Growers recommend starting with a lower pH while vegetating and working up to 6.5 for the flowering period.
Backpackboyz Bags’s versatility gives it a few different applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its initially tuned-in mindset can aid in focus for those with attention deficit disorders. The strain’s glow of euphoria may also temporarily improve some of the symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, benefits include relief from chronic, disease-related pain as well as discomfort related to inflammation, like headaches and nausea. Because the sense of “mindrace” that it can bring about may be overwhelming for some; patients who are prone to panic or paranoia should opt for a more indica-dominant strain instead.
Seeds of Backpackboyz Bags are not available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to grow this bud at home should obtain clipping from mature, healthy plants of the strain that can be propagated as “clones.” The strain can be cultivated indoors or out, although successful outdoors cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow tall and branchy; those growing indoors should trim their crops back a bit early on in the vegetative stage. Zeta Sage flowers within 9 to 10 weeks.