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9lb Hammer Strain Review | Nine Pound Hammer Strain

9 pound hammer strain cannabis

9 Pound Hammer, 9lb Hammer, or Nine Pound Hammer, is an almost pure indica strain. It is a certified dankenstein strain, meaning that it’s a cross between two or more dank strains, resulting in one hell of a dank strain. These strains are normally created for potency and flavor, and 9lb Hammer strain definitely keeps up with this tradition. You’re in for a treat if you manage to find this strain, especially if you’re a fan of considerably heavy indicas.

This strain is also sometimes called Hippie Punch or Purple Hammer.

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We just love when you can match your favorite marijuana strains to the appropriate smoking device!

In the case of 9lb hammer, put some of that ground up flower in a hammer bubbler like this one from Grav Labs, sit back and enjoy.


9lb hammer marijuana strain

9lb Hammer comin’ in swinging! Photo: @thaguttadream

9 Pound Hammer: indica or sativa? 

9 Pound Hammer is an indica dominant hybrid strain, as it does have some sativa effects as well. With an 80% indica lean, you can count on 9lb Hammer strain to to provide you with a quality indica smoking experience. This bud comes from a long line of highly regarded genetics and was created by the same breeders who brought us Deep Purple and Jesus OG. TGA Subcool Seeds are well known in the business, and they are a stamp of approval for any strain that they have created. The leaves are green and have yellow and orange hairs, which are highly sought after. The flowers also have dashes of purple inside them, which emerge fully if they’re grown properly using “shocking” methods.

9 Pound Hammer genetics

TGA Subcool Seeds brought together 3 already dank strains to create one monster strain. These strains are known as dankenstein. The three strains that were brought together to create 9 Pound Hammer are:
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Hell’s Angel OG
  • Fruity Goobery


Hell’s Angel OG is an OG Kush cross, which is another sure sign of quality. The guys over at TGA crossed one indica, one sativa, and one hybrid together, and this resulted in 9 Pound Hammer.


hammer bubbler toke

Another bubbler option, this Gavel Hammer Bubbler from Diamond Glass is a top notch water pipe for any toker's collection.

Standing just 6.5" tall, this bubbler may be small, but with a showerhead perc and a beaker base for the water to bubble up from you can enjoy smooth tokes - just what you need from a marijuana strain like 9lb Hammer!

9 Pound Hammer THC percentage 

The average Indica marijuana strain has around 12% THC content. 9 Pound Hammer, on the other hand, has an average of 19%. The strongest phenotypes, or those growers who have the patience to allow their flower to grow to its full potential, can sometimes test at a whopping 23%. This is enough to knock some people off their feet, and could well produce long lasting couch-lock, so be careful. 9 Pound Hammer also has a tiny CBD percentage, which boosts effects even more.

9 Pound Hammer weed price 

As the seeds are available online from TGA, the price is relatively low. Although it’s a dankenstein strain, coffeeshops and dispensaries alike can easily get their hands on the seeds. The price of this strain is around $10 a gram whether your zip code is in Amsterdam, Los Angeles or anywhere in between.

9 Pound Hammer taste

Ah, taste, arguably the most important part of a strain. If you’re looking for a fruity indica, then look no further. This strain is definitely one you’ll want to be cracking the flower vaporizer out for, as the taste is just too damn good. You should definitely grind your weed up first, as this makes it even tastier inside a vape. You can expect the following taste profile from 9 Pound Hammer strain:
  • Earthy
  • Berry undertones
  • Sweet


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Not all vape pens do great strains justice, but Linx Vapor's Eden pen does not fall under that umbrella.

For clean, flavorful vapor you need to get your hands on this convection vaporizer.


9 Pound Hammer oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

If you do end up using a flower vape to smoke your strains, then here’s some even better news for you: you can use the leftover plant matter (which is known as already vaped bud, or AVB) to quickly and easily make exceptionally potent cannabis edibles. This may seem strange, but your already vaped bud is actually perfectly decarboxylated marijuana. Once you’ve got your bud, simply mix it with a fat or an oil and you’re good to go. If not, then you can decarboxylate your weed yourself in an oven. Just note one thing, cannabis edibles are exceptionally potent, especially with an indica dominant strain as strong as 9lb Hammer strain. If you find that you feel way too high, then follow this guide on how to feel less high:
  • Take a cold shower
  • Drink a hot pot of coffee
  • Take a few minutes for yourself and breathe
  • If you know mindfulness, now’s the time to use it

You can also make concentrates on any strain you like, normally concentrate makers look for two very important characteristics of buds: taste and potency. 9 pound Hammer strain has both, which make it a great choice for those who are wanting to make
Butane Hash Oil. This is a dangerous process and isn’t recommended to do by yourself.

silicone bubbler hammer

Entirely silicone bubblers like the Silicone Bubbler from Grasscity are great for any tokers with butterfingers!

Food grade silicone that's basically indestructible, dual use for concentrates or herbs, and a secret stash spot at the bottom of this hammer bubbler? How thoughtful!

9lb hammer grow cannabis

Looking a little hairy around here, photo: @dabsnob313

9lb hammer cannabis smoke

Let’s get that 9lb hammer swinging… photo: @benjamenhatter604

9 Pound Hammer General Effects
9 Pound Hammer Medical Effects
9 Pound Hammer Effects Negative
Relaxed 100% Pain Relief 100%
Cottonmouth (dry mouth) 100%
Sleepy 55% Stress Relief 90%
Dizziness 80%
Happy 50%
Insomnia 85%
Anxiety 30%
Euphoric 45% Depression 55% Headaches 25%
Tingly 45%  Muscle Spasms 50%
Lethargy 20%

The 9 lb Hammer strain is an almost pure Indica; it really is considered an indica, not an indica-dominant hybrid. Indica strains are mainly praised for their calming and relaxing effects, and 9 Pound Hammer is no different. This strain will make you feel relaxed and sleepy, as well as provide some euphoric and happy effects. It's for this reason that some folks will use it as a sleep aid or even to relax muscle tremors. However, you may experience the feeling of being locked to the couch from this strain, which is undesirable for some people. Another common myth surrounding cannabis is that if you smoke weed then you should be able to fall asleep instantly. Some people can only fall asleep after a few hours, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time after taking it.

natural bong marijuana

We really think 9lb Hammer is best enjoyed with a couch nearby. For that, you're going to want a quality bong that offers a smooth toke.

Marley Naturals' Glass and Walnut Wood Beaker Bong is a great option just for that. Stylized just enough to set it apart from the rest, this classic bong uses a 5-hole downstem, helping to ensure quality tokes every time.


9 Pound Hammer flowering time 

Nine Pound Hammer generally takes 7-8 weeks to fully flower. This already isn't super long, so we advise you be patient and let it reach its full potential so you can enjoy its grape candy residue and the tasty flavor profile.

9 Pound Hammer grow tips

This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors, but only grow outdoors if you have the correct climate. This requires a semi-humid climate and a temperature of around 25 degrees Celcius every single day. This strain grows short and stubby with strong branching. You should definitely consider trimming the broad leaves at the top of the plant to allow sunlight to get to the flower buds.


9 Pound Hammer seeds 

TGA has released the seeds on its own website, which means that you can buy the seeds directly from a reputable seller who you know has your best interests at heart.

9 Pound Hammer yield 

9 lb Hammer strain has a very high yield, coming in at around 3-6 oz per foot squared.


9 pound hammer indica marijuana

Strong grow the game with 9 Pound Hammer, photo: @hometown_herbs 

What is the strain, 9 Pound Hammer?

This hard-hitting, high-yield Indica strain is very popular. It is easy to grow and tastes fantastic. It's high THC percentage and flavor make it a great choice for those who want to make waxes. It is almost a pure Indica, but some cerebral effects should be expected. TGA Subcool Seeds, the same folks who brought you Jesus OG, made this strain from three already famous strains, making this strain a true dankenstein.
  • Pure Indica strain
  • Some cerebral effects
  • Easy to grow
  • High Yield
  • Can be grown indoors and outdoors
  • Fantastic taste and high THC percentage
  • Potent! Can produce couch lock
  • Definitely one to try for stress-busting


Have you tried 9 Pound Hammer before? Let us know what you thought in the comments below! 

Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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