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About Dr. Funk
With a name like Dr. Funk, this strain sets some pretty high expectations. Luckily, it doesn't disappoint, offering a thoroughly indica body stone and a dank, berry-tinged aroma. A cross between perennial favorites Blueberry and Bubba Kush, this strain is just what the doctor ordered for relaxation at the end of a long, demanding day. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 22%.
Dr. Funk stands out with medium-sized flowers that cling together in chunky, roughly spherical formations. They have the solid, rigid structure usually associated with indica varieties; the buds’ leaves are a muted shade of forest green and are twisted through with curly red and brown pistils. Finally, a dense coating of crystalline trichomes covers these buds, accounting for their psychoactivity and making them very sticky to the touch.
Flowers of Dr. Funk have inherited all of their Blueberry parent strain’s rich fruitiness. A second whiff also reveals some earthy, woodsy notes lurking underneath. Grinding the buds, meanwhile, gives off the strong odor of skunk. When burnt, Dr. Funk gives off a pleasant smoke that’s easy on the lungs. This smoke tastes sour and fruity on the exhale.
Surprisingly, given its mostly indica character, Dr. Funk takes effect fairly quickly. At first, users may feel a rush of blood, accompanied by some strong physical tics like a pressure around the temples and lower forehead. As this sensation subsides, consumers may be more apt to notice changes in their sensory perception; an intensification of sights and sounds is commonly reported, as is a strange flattening of the visual field of depth. These trippy symptoms can be pushed to the max by pairing them with atmospheric media like a moody playlist or a favorite movie. Besides this psychedelic warping, Dr. Funk’s action on the mind is characterized by hazy, dreamy introspection; this is not the strain to toke on before taking on a complicated, analytical project.
As time passes -- or as individual dosage is increased -- Dr. Funk beings to flex its indica influence, sending a tingle of palpable relaxation through the body. Smokers (especially those who may have been out and about before) may find themselves seeking relief on the closest horizontal surface in order to settle into a few hours of passive activities like binge-watching or simply pondering the mysteries of life. Additionally, Dr. Funk’s pleasant, laid-back vibe can be a fun way to pass the time with like-minded friends. Some fans of the strain even recommend it for its aphrodisiac properties! Because it’s more likely to subdue its consumers than to animate them, Dr. Funk is recommended for consumption between late afternoon and evening when it can be fully savored.
Dr. Funk’s deep relaxation may also be of use to medical cannabis patients. Its thorough, immersive sedation can help medicate cases of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It may also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary and injury-related or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may take the sting out of everyday discomforts like headaches and nausea. Dr. Funk’s tendency to induce the munchies can also help in appetite recovery for those who have lost their hunger to disease or too harsh treatments like chemotherapy. Because it isn’t likely to bring about the kind of intense, cerebral mindset that can veer into paranoia, Dr. Funk is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Dr. Funk are not available for sale online, forcing prospective home growers to obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants of the strain. These clippings can be propagated as “clones” that can be grown indoors or out. Although there’s little info available on best practices specific to cultivating this strain, Dr. Funk’s indica-typical flowers suggest that its plants grow short and squat with strong lateral branches. We can also surmise the plants flowers within a brief window of between 7 to 9 weeks.
A true knockout, Dr. Funk is a must-try for indica fans. Its fruity aroma makes for a delicious nighttime treat, conferring long-lasting physical relaxation.