Headband is an indica dominant strain that is popular for its potent heady effects. The name headband comes from the sensation that is created when the THC hits the temples and causes pressure to build up around the head, it feels like wearing a headband. This strain has THC levels of 20% to 27% and will get most patients stoned.
Headband is a cross between two popular cannabis strains: OG Kush and Sour diesel. The appearance is typical of indicas with short stems and bushy leaves. For indoor grow, trimming the fanned leaves once in a while will be beneficial. It has a high bud to leaf ratio, causing the buds to be low lying. The buds are coated with silvery trichomes which have high resin amounts. This makes it hard to break them by hand. The scent is strong and pungent; it will immediately fill up the room once you expose the buds. It is a balance between earthiness probably from its Sour Diesel ancestry and a lemony scent. The flavor of the smoke is creamy with hints of earth and lavender; even beginners should be able to tolerate this well.
The effects of the Headband strain are well balanced throughout the body. As you begin to toke, the hit will first be felt circulating at your temples like you are wearing a headband. The euphoria that comes is uplifting and energizing. The effects will transcend to the body and produce a couch-lock effect. After about two hours you may be tempted to take a quick nap. The body hit is intense and sedating, making this a good evening strain.
Myrcene has a mild sedative effect that promotes restful sleep. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial properties.
What Consumers are Saying:
Patients who consume the Headband strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both positive and some negative effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
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Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Headband may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.
Some users reported dry mouth, dry eyes, lethargy, and red eyes. Rare side effects reported by patients are paranoia, headaches and anxiety.