Jul 29 , 2019
Tick, tick, tick, BOOM – THC Bomb strain is gonna blow your brain sky-high! THC Bomb is an evenly blended, sativa/indica firecracker with over 20% THC for powerful pyrotechnic potency! When you light this rocket, the flavors are sweet and citrusy, and the fumes are pungently piney. THC Bomb strain launches you like an intercontinental ballistic missile into a nuclear head high that leaves you energized and uplifted, while the indica-half of the explosive mixture relaxes your body, making this an ideal late afternoon or early evening toking enjoyment – some stoners use THC Bomb as a go-to wake’n’bake strain.
This bombastic bud can boost your mood, and it can blast your aches and pains; THC Bomb strain is gyroscopically balanced with equal amounts of sativa and indica so that the effects are also stabilized between being stimulating (but not to the point of shakiness and jitters), yet it leaves you with a serene sense of tranquility (without couch-locking you). Hybrid fans will love this toking torpedo because it has megatons of THC with an equalized charge of sativa matter and indica antimatter that combine to annihilate your stress, depression, pain and nausea. If you wanna rock your world, THC Bomb will blow your blues to smithereens and pummel your pain into submission – and you’ll get nicely high in the chain reaction!
(THC Bomb in dispensary packaging, image from Chel Silly on Instagram)
Like the Manhattan Project that built the original A-bomb, the origins of THC Bomb are a closely-guarded secret of Dutch Grow merchants Bomb Seeds – THC Bomb genetics is never even mentioned on their official web site; notoriously closed-lipped those Netherlanders can be when it comes to their weapons of mass weedening!
We can, however, makes some educated guesses about what might be the THC Bomb lineage: some have suggested 65% indica/35% sativa Skunk possibly bred with 90% indica Afghan or 100% indica Hindu Kush; Skunk has a hefty THC level of 21%, generally, whereas Afghan K has a THC level of 16% to 21%, depending upon phenotype (environmental variations in a particular pot strain) and Hindu K boasts 23% THC, so these are good contenders for the pot parents of THC Bomb. But nobody knows for sure, except for Bomb Seeds – and they ain’t talkin’!
There is a sativa-dominant offspring of THC Bomb and Gorilla Glue #4 called Gorilla Bomb strain that packs a walloping 25% THC yield. Gorilla Bomb has a sweet, citrusy taste when toked and gives off vapor or smoke with a sour, pungent smell. The beneficial effects of Gorilla Bomb are uplifting euphoric happiness and strong relaxation.
There has been a trend of late for weed strains to be bred for higher and higher THC levels; yes, because they get you higher and higher! There is one newer strain, known as Future #1 cannabis strain, grown by Portland-based 7 Points Oregon, that has a doomsday device level of 37% THC – that is beyond the multiverse levels of psychotropic potency! Imagine a shatter, wax or crumble concentrate level of that particular weed strain, one dab and you would be done for! THC Bomb may not be that gonzo, but it’s still a mighty warhead of a weed strain in its own right!
(THC Bomb concentrates, image from Herb 'n Burnie on Instagram)
THC Bomb General Effects
THC Bomb Medical Effects
THC Bomb Side Effects
Dry Mouth 90%
Lower Anxiety 80%
Dry Eyes 75%
Pain Relief 75%
Sleep Better 50%
Reduce Nausea 40%
(THC Bomb in provisioning center jar, image from Justin Smokes Dank on Instagram)
If you decide to procure yourself an 8th of an ounce of THC Bomb ganja greens from your favorite marijuana depot, then you could reasonably expect to fork over an average of $45-50 for medical in Seattle, Washington – and also in Phoenix, Arizona, with recreational running slightly more. As with any strain, factors that could affect the price of THC Bomb strain include the quality of the source plants, the strain’s availability, the time of year and the geographic location – for instance, the Western United States was the only place we could find THC Bomb, currently, in leaf form. Also keep in mind that many local dispensaries are required to charge customers a local or state tax, averaging 2-6%, on cannabis sales; that’s how states make their money on legalizing weed sales. THC Bomb concentrates are about $30 per gram for live resin in Los Angeles, California; Eugene, Oregon has terp sugar for $24 a gram; and we found shatter in Phoenix for $24 a gram. Pre-rolled joints run from $15 apiece in Las Vegas for a standard half-gram doobie – some places will have joints of a gram to two grams or more, and they will be correspondingly more expensive. Edible marijuana labels often don’t necessarily specify the type of weed strain used in making the pot treats, usually they just indicate the level of THC or CBD – but you can always ask the bud tenders at your shop if they know of any THC Bomb specific snacks.
(THC Bomb seedling, Dr. Cannabist, on Instagram)
The THC Bomb grow produces plentiful pot: THC Bomb’s yield is an incredible 51 to 60 grams, or 1.8 to 2.1 ounces, of nugs per square foot of plant, generating well over 1kg of pot per bud bush (that’s 2 ¼ pounds or 36 ounces) – that is a lot of bang for your buck! THC plants are short, 65-90 cm or 25 ½ - 35 ½ inches high, and bushy. THC Bomb buds are big, purplish and hairy, covered in frosty trichomes, and packed tightly together; plus, they have very high levels of THC, 20-25% when grown under favorable conditions, indoors or out, in a semi-humid climate, between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (or 22 to 26 degrees Celsius).
How long does it really take to grow THC Bomb auto-flowering plants – which means they bud out based on age, instead of changing hours of light (so they make better indoor growers) – from seed to flower? THC Bomb strain takes about 10 to 11 weeks to flower. And since only female marijuana plants produce the cannabinoid-rich nugs chock full of the flavors and effects stoners crave, the only THC Bomb plants you want to buy and grow – if you’re into that – are THC Bomb feminized seeds or seedlings.
Plants and THC Bomb seeds can be purchased either at a brick-and-mortar nursery or dispensary, or they can be picked up online at sites like Bomb Seeds themselves - the originators of THC Bomb, which has 10-seed packets for £26 (equivalent to $32 USD); or you can get GYO Green Seedbank feminized seeds at $49.28 USD for a 5-pack (£39.41), or 10-pack for $92.31 USD (£73.81).
And, incidentally, Gorilla Bomb strain (the offspring of THC Bomb and GG#4) plants grow up to 90-130cm, or nearly 3 ft to 4 ¼ ft high with a high yield of 400-550 grams (14 to 19 ounces) per square meter and they have a 9-10 week flowering time. You can buy Gorilla Bomb 5-seed packets at Bomb Seeds for £26/$33USD; or Seed Supreme has 5-seed packets of feminized Gorilla Bomb strain for $32.51 USD/£25.99.
So, get you some dirt, some fertilizer, some grow lights, possibly a humidifier if you live in a dry climate and mebbe try your hand at raising up some short ‘n bushy THC Bomb potent pot plants. If they don’t grow (not everyone has a green thumb, some folks couldn’t grow potatoes regardless of their good intentions) – well you tried; if they do grow, then you are all set when you want to detonate your troubles and boost your brain into stratospheric highness!
Here is a cool time lapse of a THC Bomb grow with some interesting technical info and a sweet soundtrack:
Bonus Content: DIY THC Bath Bomb
Okay, before we review what we have learned about THC Bomb strain and shuffle off to our next cannabis writing adventure, we wanna throw something extra at you: THC bath bombs – not necessarily directly related to THC Bomb weed, but maybe you could use THC Bomb strain in making yourself some bath bombs. Confused? Wondering what in the world bath bombs even are? Confusion is part of the cannabis connoisseur - or cannasseur – scene, so puff some of your favorite stuff and let’s wade into this!
Bath bombs are tub toys for big people – basically, a small ball of essential oils or other effervescent ingredients designed to help you relax and enjoy a soak in the tub. If you’re a bit too old for Mr. Bubble bubble bath, then bath bombs just might be for you! And, no, if you pass gas in the tub, it doesn’t qualify as a jacuzzi!
Now, cannabis being the versatile consumable wonder that it is, works just as well topically as internally consuming it through smoking or ingestion – although more slowly because it takes a little time to seep into your muscles and bloodstream once it soaks through your skin. Applied externally, either as a dermal patch, lotion, or as a bath bomb ingredient added to the water you are partially (unless you have a snorkel) submerged in, relaxing effects provided by cannabis can lead to the easing tired and tense muscles, reducing pain and inflammation, and overall, bringing you to a state of peace and contentment. What’s not to love about that?
So, how do you craft your own do-it-yourself THC bath bombs? That is just what we are gonna let you in on! This will probably take you about three hours altogether to produce just one THC bath bomb – which is a lot of work, but it will be more than worth it the next time you have a physically exhausting, soul-crushing day at work and just want to unwind nekkid in the tub for a bit.
(Prepackaged THC bath bomb, image from Christmas Remedies on Instagram)
What you will need:
- Small bowl
- Medium mixing bowl
- Bath bomb molds, which can be found at craft stores, department stores like Walmart or online at sites like Amazon or eBay.
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 2 oz Epsom salts
- 1 ½ tsp water
- 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (lavender, vanilla, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and citrus are supposed to be good for relaxation)
- ¼ teaspoon THC (or CBD if you want milder effects) infused coconut oil or tincture (yes, we’ll include a recipe for THC tincture below)
- 1–2 drops food coloring (pick your favorite color, or mix them together for a uniform gray) or ½ tsp of dry food coloring
What to do with it all:
- Combine all your dry ingredients, except for food coloring if you are using dry color, in the medium bowl and whisk together.
- Next, mix all wet ingredients, except for food coloring if you are using a liquid color, in a small bowl.
- Very slowly, combine liquid mixture and dry mixture together, whisking as you go. Slow down if it starts to fizz a lot. Add liquid food coloring now, if that’s what you have.
- Once everything above is mixed well, you should have the consistency of damp beach sand. Take some in your hand, squeeze and it should stick together pretty well when you open your hand – if not, add a few more drops of water. When you are happy with the consistency, then mix in the dry color powder if you haven’t already used liquid coloring.
- Fill each half of the bath bomb molds with the mixture until slightly over-filled, being careful not to pack too much. Sprinkle some more of the mixture on top of each half to help seal the halves together.
- Press the halves firmly together and hold for 10 seconds.
- Tilt sideways and carefully remove ‘top’ side of the mold.
- Set the bath bomb with the remaining mold side down and let dry for at least 20 minutes.
- Finally, slowly and carefully remove the final mold with a gentle twisting motion. If it breaks, it will still work – sometimes, if still damp, you can just smoosh the halves together.
- Let sit overnight until the bath bomb is totally solid, then enjoy your THC bath bomb whenever the mood strikes you!
Okay, now the THC tincture recipe we promised you (this is actually from our 'Thinking of Smoking Weed with a Cold? Everything You Need to Know' blog, which you really should check out when you get the chance – and especially if you have a cold):
Do-It-Yourself Cannabis Tincture
- Decarboxylate 3 ½ grams of ground ganja at 225 degrees for 20 minutes spread out on a cookie sheet.
- Put activated cannabis in a sealable jar or vacuum-seal bag with ½ cup vegetable glycerin.
- Heat jarred or bagged pot in a pan full of water just under boiling for about 1 hour.
- Strain weed particulates out of mixture and chill to use in recipes like the one above.
There you have it, two recipes – one for the THC bath bombs and one for THC tincture; and of course you can use THC Bomb strain to make the tincture that you then put in the THC bath bombs and depth charge your tub soak! What a blast!
(THC Bomb feminized seeds, Sweedlife Grow Shop on Instagram)
THC Bomb is some dy-no-mite weed with a THC level of 20-25% when properly produced in a prime climate with mild humidity. While THC Bomb genetics is a bit mysterious, Bomb Seeds has created an acclaimed cannabis strain that is noteworthy for its big bad buds and powerful potency; there is some speculation that indica-leaning Skunk (also known as Skunk #1) is part of the THC Bomb lineage, along with indica-dominant Afghan or Hindu Kush; both suspected pot parents have THC levels of at least 21% or higher, depending upon environment variations in phenotype. THC Bomb strain itself has been paired up with Gorilla Glue #4 to produce Gorilla Bomb strain, which has a big bang itself with 25% THC. We may not know where THC Bomb came from, but we know that it’s already going places as a launching point for pairing with other high-THC weed strains.
So, while THC Bomb may be weed of unknown origin, what we do know about it is pretty impressive: firing up THC Bomb flower offers you sweet and citrusy flavor along with a piney fragrance, and a mighty fine high that is both heady and yet relaxing because of its 50/50 indica/sativa intermixed configuration. Toking on THC Bomb can light you up with explosively energizing effects, focusing and uplifting your mind while easing your pain and relaxing your sore muscles – so it would make a bodacious DIY THC bath bomb using the recipe that we just gave you! Whether you soak in it or smoke it down, the fallout is gonna be less stress and anxiety, powerful pain relief, significantly better sleep and no more nausea. Sure, there’s a little fallout in terms of dry mouth and eyes, but those are common enough consequences of cannabis consumption – some eye drops and a glass of water oughta do you.
If you are searching out some THC Bomb strain for yourself to try, then be aware that it is a predominantly Western strain in terms of purchasing from a provisioning place – but you can buy THC Bomb seeds and try your hand at growing your own ganja grenades. How long does it take to grow THC Bomb auto-flowering plants? About 10 to 11 weeks, which is not too bad. You wanna be sure to get yourself some THC Bomb feminized seeds or seedlings – since only the lady plants are gonna pop with plump, potent nugs for you to pluck and put into your weed pipe or bong bowl. Patience is required whenever you decide to cultivate your own weed, but sometimes it’s your only option if you can’t find certain kinds of cannabis near your neighborhood.
Well, what are you doing sitting around reading this THC Bomb review? Either go out and buy yourself some THC Bomb strain leaf or concentrate from your local dispensary or else internet yourself some THC Bomb seeds so you can get busy and grow your own – either way, once this firecracker weed strain finds its way into your preferred toking or dabbing paraphernalia, THC Bomb is blow your weedy little brain to smithereens!
Here is a perky pot princess giving you the lowdown on THC Bomb – one more for the road:
Researched and written by David and Leah Kaye Weathers.
|David and Leah Kaye Weathers are a freelance cannabis writing and graphic designing husband and wife team from Lansing, Michigan. They are passionate advocates for medical and recreational cannabis legalization in the United States. They enjoy not only smoking and vaping, or dabbing, marijuana but also cooking with weed infused veggie oil. They like to spend their free time wandering along nature trails in search of the perfectly chillaxing spot for a smoke sesh.|
(Cover: THC Bomb burlap bag for leaf, image courtesy of DT Team East on Instagram)