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Blowfish is a sativa-leaning hybrid with a well-balanced high and a complex flavor profile. This strain owes its potency to G13, which according to some specious lore was created as a government-engineered mind control drug; it is a cross between an unnamed G13 and Carbon Funk hybrid and another unnamed G13 and Blue Dot hybrid. The chefs behind this delicacy are Dutch Flowers, the same breeders who have produced flavorful hybrid Chocolate Thai. Blowfish’s even-handed high tapers into a stoney, full-body relaxation that’s as good for relieving pain as it is for unwinding. Its potency has been measured at between 20% and 26% THC.
Blowfish has small, relatively unimpressive flowers. The are small to medium in size and cling together in small, pebbly formations. The buds have the dense, tightly-packed structure characteristic of indicas. Leaves are olive green and are threaded through with vibrant orange pistils. If there is anything notable about these flowers, it’s their resin -- the inner and outer surfaces of the leaves are studded with milky white trichomes that account for Blowfish’s psychoactivity.
What Blowfish lacks in looks, it makes up for with a crowd-pleasing tropical citrus aroma. The smell of pineapple mingles with some tangy orange. On closer inspection, there are also some rich, incense-like base notes. Breaking or grinding up the flowers gives off a hint of pepper, tickling the back of the palate. When combusted, Blowfish gives off a pungent, acrid smoke that may trigger coughing. This harsh smoke finishes with a sour-sweet citrus flavor on the exhale.
The high from Blowfish mounts slowly, sometimes taking several minutes after users have toked before it lifts them into an engaged, cerebral mindset. Thoughts may wander from one to the next, but this strain is without the intense, racing feeling that can come with more pure sativas. In the right set and setting, users will relax and settle into their surroundings, getting lost in thoughts as the world recedes into the background. Some users also feel an increased sociability, sometimes to the point of giddiness and euphoria. As the high wears on, Blowfish’s sedative indica side kicks in. The ensuing blend of mental and physical effects can be a great way to enjoy activities that involve both mind and body, like exercise, dancing, and even sex. But just like eating the wrong part of a Japanese fugu blowfish can kill you, smoking too much of this Blowfish can tip you over into couch-lock or a deep, heavy sleep. Because of the sleepy vibes on its backend, Blowfish is best enjoyed in the late afternoon or early evening.
Blowfish has several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its anti-inflammatory properties can be good for anything from headaches to chronic pain. Its initial sense of focus can also be of aid to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to sustain concentration on a single task. Psychologically speaking, Blowfish can temporarily dull the acute symptoms of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Because of its sativa onset, Blowfish comes with the risk of paranoia; those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC should consume with caution.
Dutch Flowers has made seeds of Blowfish available for sale online. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for warm and semi-humid climates. Its hardy genetics (its producers brag that it has unique breeding stock, with “no White Widow, Northern Lights, Skunk or Blueberry in its composition”) make it more resistant to disease than many other varieties. Blowfish flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when cultivated indoors and gives growers a high yield for their efforts.
Those who take the time to grow Blowfish should also take the time to properly cure their buds by first hanging them upside-down for one week in 70-degree surroundings with consistent 50% humidity and then sealing them in airtight containers stored at 60-65% humidity.
Blowfish’s versatile high makes it a solid choice for everything from taking an extended hike to lounging around on a rainy day. If you happen to break it out in social situations, be prepared to share, as its pleasant aroma is sure to turn some heads.