Cornbread is a mostly indica hybrid created by Colorado-based breeders Rare Dankness. It is a cross between the “Katsu cut” of Bubba Kush (a distinct phenotype named for the breeder who discovered it) and Rare Dankness’ eponymous strain Rare Dankness #2. The result is a subtly flavored but potent flower that lulls users into a state of full-bodied relaxation. Cornbread has THC levels that range from 15% to 20%.
Cornbread’s flowers are small to medium sized and marked by tight, solid buds that betray a typically indica structure. The leaves are a vibrant green, and contrast with rust-colored hairs which are actually the flower’s pistils, intended to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants. Certain phenotypes of Cornbread have shades of purple as well. This latter color is the result of high concentrations of pigments called anthocyanins being activated by cool temperatures in the growing process. These colorful buds are entirely coated by trichomes, making them extremely sticky to the touch. This strain has an indefinable herbal scent, with some sharp hints of citrus lurking underneath. Breaking open the resinous flowers shows off some dank, earthy odors -- evidence of the influence of Kush in this strain’s genetics. With an uncommonly smooth smoke, Cornbread tastes spicy and lemony on the exhale; the overall impression is that of a cup of strong tea, and not of any recognizable variety of cornbread. It’s also worth noting that the pigments that give this strain its eye-popping purple hues do not have any effect on its taste -- users expecting a grape flavor profile may be disappointed. Double-bag this strain if carrying it in public, as it tends to be very pugnent.
More of a midnight treat than a wake and bake breakfast or an evening appetizer, Cornbread has mostly physical effects. Its effects may be slow to take hold, but once they do, they can engender confusion and a kind of brain fog. Smokers may be hit with a temporary pressure in the eyes and sinuses. In comfortable surroundings though, this trippy feeling soon melts into a corporal heaviness. Users can cast off stress and tension and submit to this strain’s powerful body stone. Depending on individual tolerance, couchlock is common and can go so far as to endow consumers with the psychedelic feeling of being disconnected from their own bodies. Cornbread has little tendency towards cerebral, analytical thinking, leaving users agreeable -- albeit not particularly chatty. Definitely not a strain that will aid productivity, Cornbread is better suited to taking the edge off after a long day.
Cornbread’s heavy sedative effects make it a clear choice for medical cannabis patients with a range of ailments. Its sense of oblivion can create temporary relief from depression, anxiety, or PTSD. It can ease deep-seated aches and pains and can even be an effective treatment for insomnia. Although the risk of negative side effects is relatively low, this strain’s ability to immobilize users could induce some paranoia or panic if it’s consumed in public or in a situation where tasks need to be accomplished.
Rare Dankness sells packaged seeds of Cornbread for any prospective growers. Like many other strains, Cornbread could conceivably be grown in or outdoors, although outdoor cultivation calls for a balmy and semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70 degree Fahrenheit range. Plants grow short and bushy, and users should be sure to tend to lower branches, trimming any high-growing fan leaves that prevent light and air from reaching flowering nodes at the base. Growers who’d like to bring out this strain’s purple potential should also artificially “shock” the plants by exposing them to colder than average temperatures just before the flowering stage. Cornbread flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and offers growers a high yield. As noted, this is a pungent variety -- those looking to keep their growing operations discreet should put odor control measures like carbon air filters in place.
The prolific team at Rare Dankness has already given us winners like the super-strong sativa Ghost Train Haze. With Cornbread, they’ve provided yet another tasty and powerful strain that’s tailor-made for unwinding and drifting off to dreamland. Enjoy this knockout solo or with some close friends.