When the budtender described this strain, he told me it was the one to grab if nothing else is working. So, of course I purchased 1/8th for $53 to see what is was all about. For that price, it better be good!
9 lb hammer lives up to its name. It is a heavy hitting indica created by JinxProof Genetics that crosses Gooberry, Hells OG, and Jack the Ripper. The buds are particularly sticky, coated in an obvious blanket of frosty trichomes. It has a strong fruity aroma, and burns a remarkably smooth smoke that tastes woodsy and piney with a hint of lime.
9 Pound Hammer hosts a terpene profile abundant in myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene. Pinene is associated with alertness and focus. It is also reported to help with inflammation, memory problems, asthma, bacteria, viruses and tumors. Myrcene has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-mutagenic influences. It also acts as an antibiotic and sedative. Caryophyllene, or beta-caryophyllene, unlike other terpenes, has the ability to bind and interact with CB2 receptors. This means it doesn’t cause euphoric feelings, but it provides many of the same benefits of THC, like reducing inflammation.
In regards to cannabinoids, this batch was 21.6% THC, .1% THCV, and .7% CBG. You know THC well, but you may not have heard of THCV. There is speculation it creates more of a euphoric effect than THC, and much quicker. They also think it may curb the munchies. However, more research must be done. For now, we still don’t know a ton about THCV. CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It was found to be effective in treating or managing IBS, glaucoma, Huntington’s Disease, colon cancer, and bladder dysfunction (you can read more about CBG here.)
This strain is named 9 Pound Hammer for a reason. Almost immediately, you are hit with the effects of heavy-duty sedation. I was energized and ready to write, but after a few inhalations of 9 lb Hammer, I was on the couch and ready to close my eyes. It is definitely a strain that creates couch-lock, sapping energy and motivation. As a result, this strain would be useful for pain and stress relief, as well as insomnia. It is best enjoyed at night, when its strong relaxing effects can easily transition into sleep.
As a fan of indicas, I can say this strain was very enjoyable. It has a time and a place, i.e in the evening, on the couch. This is not a strain I will use during the day, unless I am in desperate need of a nap. The sedative and relaxing effects are undeniable. I also felt my body was floating at times, taking away any heavy feelings from a long day. I’m excited to add this strain to my collection.