Don’t worry: you won’t need an expert sushi chef to safely slice up the Blowfish. This cannabis plant, also known as Fugu, gets its name from the paralytic effect of the blowfish’s poison glands.
The resin glands on this cultivar nicely coats its slender, pointy buds, accompanied by lots of orange pistils and fluffy calyxes. It gives off a distinctly herbal scent, much like dry sage, and its smoke leaves a piney aftertaste on the tongue. It’s an indica-dominant strain (65% indica/35% sativa).
It boasts some impressive THC levels, too, anywhere between 20-26%. Smoking these buds can lull the consumer into a deep, sleepy haze. Subsequent tokes may lead to a full-blown psychedelic experience, with no end to its increasingly trippy effects. The body high is significant, too, with near-instant couch-lock and a numbness that spreads into the tips of the toes and the fingers. Those suffering from muscle or joint pain, insomnia, or just day-to-day stress will find themselves unwinding fairly quickly after sipping a bong rip or two.
Novices and overly-eager connoisseurs alike may experience some intense cottonmouth from this strain. Headaches, oddly enough, can also result from too much.
Rookie growers and commercial-scale operations may want Blowfish in the grow due to its hardy genetics. This strain is naturally resistant to most pests and diseases, and it’s got a relatively short flowering time (roughly 50 to 60 days). It generates some decently high yields, too.
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Blowfish was bred by Dutch Flowers through crossing the famed G13 with Blue Dot.