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About Bright Fire
Bright Fire is an indica-dominant hybrid with an enduring, sedative high. Created by California-based growers Palmor Craft Cannabis, the strain is a cross between popular Fire OG and Tangie Sunrise. In addition to its pervasive body stone, Bright Fire has visually appealing buds and a rich, fruity flavor profile. Bright Fire’s THC levels have been measured at between 18% and 25%.
While they may not look particularly bright or firey, flowers of Bright Fire are impressive nonetheless. The buds are medium-sized and cling together in irregular, chunky shapes. Their internal structure shows a clear indica influence, with wide, small leaves curling tightly inward to form a solid core. The actual leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and are filled with curly brown pistils and covered with a layer of sticky white trichomes.
When properly cured, Bright Fire’s flowers assault the senses with their bold, musky aroma. A combination of dried wood and pine mingles with some sour, fruity notes. When these buds are broken apart or ground up, meanwhile, they give off more of a skunky odor. Burning Bright Fire is a pipe or a joint gives off a thick, acrid smoke that may trigger a coughing fit or cause eyes to water. On the exhale, this heavy smokes has a distinct citrus flavor.
Bright Fire’s high can be a creeper, ultimately surprising some users who may have forgotten that they’ve toked by the time effects set in. Within 10 to 15 minutes after consumption, the strain exerts head-focused effects like a stimulation of the salivary glands or a feeling of pressure around the temples and forehead. Once these unfamiliar sensations dissolve, users are left in a spacey, dreamy headspace that may be prone to strange sensory distortions. Visual or auditory stimuli may seem more intense than usual; additionally, users may experience inexplicable phenomena like a confusion as to whether they’ve been thinking intently or speaking out loud. For those who are so inclined, these psychedelic vibes can be amplified by indulging in some atmospheric music or movies. Aside from these sensory properties, Bright Fire offers relatively little mental effects, and those seeking a strain for cerebral concentration will be disappointed.
As this palpable high progresses, its physical side becomes more and more prominent. A tingle of relaxation that begins at the base of the neck can slowly roll down the spine and out through the core. As this happens, consumers may be freed of any longstanding muscular tension. They may feel themselves slowing down -- indeed, any difficult physical activity can make users feel as if they’re wading through peanut butter. Within two hours (or sooner, if intake is increased), this heavy body high can turn into total immobilization, locking users in place wherever they happen to be lounging. Because of its mostly sleepy, downbeat properties, Bright Fire is a good option for evening or nighttime use.
Bright Fire’s thorough feeling of sedation can be of value to medical cannabis patients as well. Psychologically speaking, its soothing euphoria can temporarily lift the clouds of stress, depression, and anxiety. On the physical side, the strain can alleviate physical pain, whether temporary and inflammation-related or due to chronic conditions like COPD or lupus. Under the right circumstances, it can also be a way for insomniacs to get some much-needed sleep. Thanks to its tendency to bring about the munchies, Bright Fire may even serve as an appetite stimulant for those dealing with digestive issues or diminished hunger. Because it comes with little to no risk of fast-paced, cerebral thinking, Bright Fire is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic.
Unfortunately for home growers, Palomar Craft Cannabis has not made seeds of Bright Fire available for sale online. Instead, those who are lucky enough to have access to mature, healthy plants of the strain can take clippings in order to propagate clones. These clones can be grown indoors or out, with outdoor success depending on a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Bright Fire’s plants betray their indica heritage with a short, bushy silhouette; gardeners may need to occasionally “top” these crops by trimming away excess, obstructive fan leaves. Bright Fire flowers within about 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors. Per Palmor, it can be a particularly challenging strain to grow.
Although it might not leave you feeling very bright or fired-up, Bright Fire is a prime indica that’s worth seeking out for its deep, relaxing body stone.
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