About Dr. Quantum
Here’s one strain that’s tailor-made for sci-fi fans. Dr. Quantum is a cross between Dr. Who and Quantum Kush, both of which are named for well-loved television franchises. While it may not give you the powers of time travel or teleportation, this indica-dominant strain will provide deep, long-lasting relaxation. Created by Washington State’s Natural Mystic Farms, Dr. Quantum has THC levels ranging from 17% to 27%.
Dr. Quantum’s flowers are marked by a medium to large size and chunky, irregular formations. They have the dense internal structure you’d expect of such an indica-heavy variety, with small, broad leaves that coil tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are shot through with vivid orange pistils. Finally, a thick layer of resinous white trichomes cover all visible surfaces of these buds, accounting for their potency.
When properly cured, flowers of Dr. Quantum have a dank, earthy aroma, similar to that of wet soil and leaves. A closer inspection, meanwhile, may pick up on some sharper, fruity notes of berry and citrus. When it is broken apart or ground up, Dr. Quantum yields more of a spicy, incense-like odor, possibly due to the influence of its Kush roots. Combusting these flowers gives off a skunky smoke that can be somewhat acrid and may irritate the palate and sinuses. On the exhale, this smoke tastes fruity with some bright, floral accents.
Dr. Quantum’s high comes on slowly; once they’ve finished coughing on its smoke, users may develop a lightheaded feeling. This sensation progressively mounts over the course of 10 or 15 minutes, eventually resulting in a constricted feeling around the temples and lower forehead. Eventually, this headrush dissolves, leaving consumers free to enjoy a newly elevated mindset. Thoughts may seem to move at a faster pace or may bounce around in a kind of categorical free association. Similarly, ideas or concepts that might not otherwise command attention can suddenly take on a new fascination. All this cerebral stimulation can pave the way for productivity on anything from detailed work-related tasks to casual creative projects. Alternatively, Dr. Quantum can simply provide a buzzy backdrop for those going about otherwise mundane tasks like laundry or grocery shopping.
As this high wears on, its physical effects begin to overshadow its mental edge. A soothing tingle that begins at the base of the neck may start to roll down the spine and outward through the limbs. This subdued feeling can slow down smokers who may have been physically active -- especially if they’re away from the comforts of home. Those who are already lounging in cozy surroundings, though, may start to melt into the furniture as any of their earlier stresses or preoccupations start to fade away. Because of this slow descent into sedation, Dr. Quantum is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon or early evening.
While recreationally enjoyable, Dr. Quantum’s dynamic high can also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its initial feelings of mental acuity can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on one task at a time. Additionally, its generally calm mood can help to temporarily subdue the symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, Dr. Quantum can reduce all kinds of aches and pains, whether temporary and inflammation-related or due to chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. In sufficient quantities, it may even lull insomniacs into a thorough, fulfilling sleep. Because its early sense of “mindrace” can be disorienting for the uninitiated, this strain should be consumed with some caution by patients who are inexperienced with THC or who are prone to paranoia.
Unfortunately for prospective home growers, seeds of Dr. Quantum are not available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate this strain should somehow obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants; these can be fostered as genetically identical “clones.” Dr. Quantum can be grown in controlled indoors conditions or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants are on the short and bushy side and may require occasional pruning. This strain flowers within about 8 to 9 weeks.
Whether you’re kicking off a Dr. Who or Quantum Leap binge-watch or just kicking back at the end of the day, Dr. Quantum offers a relaxing, well-rounded high. It’s a must-try for indica lovers.