THC Bomb is a hybrid that, depending on the phenotype, can leave toward the indica or sativa end of the spectrum. It was created by Bomb Seeds, the same Dutch growers who have created similarly explosive strains like Berry Bomb. While Bomb Seeds has kept THC Bomb’s genetic background proprietary, this strain’s appeal is obvious. Besides a well-rounded earthy and fruity flavor profile, it delivers what it promises: THC levels have been reported at between 20% and 26%, making this bud a potent choice for cannabis novices and veterans alike.
THC Bomb is marked by impressively large, bomb-like flowers. These buds have the dense, heavy structure often associated with indicas. The tightly-coiled leaves are a dark shade of forest green and contain a higher-than-average volume of bright orange pistils. These already-colorful flowers are also covered in shiny, translucent white trichomes that give them a shiny, dewy look.
When properly cured, THC Bomb’s flowers have a dank, earthy scent with notes of wood and musk. On closer inspection, there are also some hints of lemon to brighten up the overall impression. Some consumers describe an astringent chemical funk, reminiscent of staple strain Chemdawg. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking open the buds has a slightly rank, fermented smell. THC Bomb’s smoke may be harsh and cough-inducing for some. On the exhale, the smoke carries a fruity, slightly diesel taste.
This bomb detonates quickly, exerting pressure around the smoker’s eyes and temples. This odd physical sensation is accompanied by a rush of energy. Smokers may find themselves motivated to engage in active pursuits, ranging from exercising to simply cleaning the house. Also present is an uptick in cerebral thinking; thoughts may occur more frequently, and in a more freely-associative manner. This headspace can be useful for working on detailed, analytical projects or more creative daydreaming and brainstorming efforts. THC Bomb can also have some trippy sensory effects, including visual distortions and time dilation, that can be made all the more intense by atmospheric movies or music. As the high wears on, THC Bomb is characterized by increased relaxation which, if not couchlocking, is enough to eliminate any lingering muscular tension. This unique blend of mental and physical effects makes the strain great for activities that involve agility and coordination, like working out, dancing, and even sex. If dosage is increased, couchlock becomes increasingly likely -- in large enough amounts, falling asleep is not unheard of. Because its effects are so versatile, THC Bomb is appropriate for daytime or nighttime use (taking into account, of course, an individual user’s tolerance and daily agenda).
Medical cannabis patients may also find value in THC’s wide-ranging effects. Its cerebral onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain focus on a single task. The bud can also have a positive effect on mood, helping to temporarily relieve the troubling symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical side, the strain may soothe mild to moderate aches and pains. As noted, THC Bomb can also work against stubborn cases of insomnia. Because the early stages of its high may lead to intense, cerebral thinking, this strain is not recommended for users who are prone to panic or who have low tolerance for THC.
Fortunately for home growers, Bomb Seeds has made seeds of this strain available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors depends on a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants have an indica-typical silhouette, growing short and bushy with strong lateral branches. Growers should be sure to “top” their crops by periodically trimming away broad fan leaves that might block light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Growers report that THC Bomb takes anywhere from a long 10 to 11 weeks to flower when grown indoors; it’s ready for harvest in late September to early October when grown outdoors. Finally, THC Bomb is known to offers a high yield of about 51 to 60 grams (1.8 to 2.1 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
THC Bomb’s long-lasting, dynamic high is a great way to enjoy social engagements or solo introspective time. The strain’s very high resin output also makes it valuable in the production of hash and other THC concentrates.