Information about Dr. Funk:
Blueberry and Bubba Kush are two of the industry’s best Indica strains available. The former, a well-traveled exotic hybrid, took the world by storm after it took home the best Indica award in 2000. Meanwhile, the latter gained fame for its relaxing full body effects and chocolate-coffee flavors. With such qualities, it was only a matter of time before the two cross paths.
An unknown breeder, combining their best attributes, was able to create a premium hybrid perfectly split in half. Dr. Funkenstein, or ‘Dr. Funk’ for short, does not only combine the potency of its parent, it also fuses their distinct fruity and earthy flavors. Its homely blueberry smoke delivers a numbing high to both the body and the mind.
Information about Dr. Funk:
|ORIGIN||Blueberry and Bubba Kush|
|EFFECTS||Relaxed – 10|
Euphoric – 9
Happy – 9
Tingly – 9
Aroused – 9
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 9
Headache – 9
|FRAGRANCE||Pungent, sweet, earthy, berry|
|FLAVORS||Blueberry, berry, sweet, earthy|
|MEDICAL||Stress – 10|
Insomnia – 8
Pain – 6
Depression – 4
Headaches – 4
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to early October|
|THC CONTENT %||16%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||70%/30%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Though it has little Sativa influence, Dr. Funk kicks off its psychedelic high with a pronounced mental buzz. The euphoric rush inspires happiness from within. Such effect usually leaves users in a state of pure bliss.
Not long after, the Indica effects of Dr. Funk creep in. It is marked by a subtle tingling sensation in the temples. As it drifts down, it envelops the body in deep relaxation. Although intense, it does not glue users to their couches. Instead, it complements the cerebral buzz.
For some people, this combination allows them to delve introspectively. But, for most, it usually leads to arousal. This is because Dr. Funk is a doctor of love, or what many would consider a natural aphrodisiac. As such, it is best to use this strain in the evening and, possibly, with a loved one.
Dr. Funk combines the scent of its two parents. From Blueberry, it acquired the sweet smell of berries. And, from Bubba Kush, it took its distinct earthy and pungent aroma.
Dr. Funk satisfies Indica lovers with a penchant for fruit-flavored strains. It has the overpowering sweetness of blueberry mixed in with a bunch of other berries. Drawing in the smoke reveals a surprising cheesy undertone that is not evident in its smell. On the exhale, the contrasting flavors blend well in the palate.
Few side effects come with the consumption of Dr. Funk. Like others, it causes a case of cottonmouth that almost always comes with dry eyes. Using the strain may also usher in a headache. Thankfully, these side effects are no big deal and are manageable.
As an Indica, its effects are debilitating. Once too much of the strain is consumed, it can creep in and lock users in place. As such, marijuana should always be toked in moderation.
While it’s most sought after for recreation, Dr. Funk also has medicinal value. Through the combined effects of its psychoactive compounds and its cannabinoids, it is able to mitigate a myriad of medical conditions.
Although its mental effects are mild, it is enough to be of benefit to users dealing with depression or PTSD. Because it induces a happy high, it can positively enhance the moods of tired souls. Its uplifting effects also make it an effective stress reliever.
A heavy hitting Indica, Dr. Funk’s best use is for soothing the muscles of the body. As an analgesic, it eases different kinds of aches and pains. It includes cramps, headaches, and fatigue.
Dr. Funk also has sedative properties. Deeply relaxed, most begin to feel drowsy. For this reason, it can be of great help to insomniacs since it assures users of a deep slumber. It may even be a better sleep aid than synthetic sleep aids.
The hardest part about growing Dr. Funk is looking for a viable seed. Presently, no dispensary sells the hybrid. But, once a grower gets ahold of a clipping, the strain should be fairly easy to grow so long as it is kept away from extreme temperatures and pests.
If Dr. Funk were to be cultivated for commercial use, growers should apply either the Screen of Green (SRoG) or the Sea of Green (SOG) methods. These two techniques ensure great yields regardless of whatever strain is grown.
Besides those mentioned above, temperatures and humidity levels in the grow room should be constantly monitored. Otherwise, it could cause major problems for the plant’s stem and branches.
Once mature, Dr. Funk produces condensed buds coated in sugar.
Apartment growers can expect Dr. Funk to flower for 8 to 9 weeks. It yields 12 to 14 ounces of buds per square meter at harvest.
In outdoor settings, Dr. Funk flowers between late September and early October. Once mature, backyard growers can harvest at least 14 ounces of buds per plant.
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