Gutbuster is an interesting and unique Indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis that was first grown in the United States. This strain was first grown by the brilliant minds over at Exotic Genetix, a Washington-based cannabis company. These growers decided to cross the ever-popular Cookies and Cream strain with a classic cannabis strain known as Kimbo Kush. The result, Gutbuster, is a delicious and addicting bud that manages to delight everyone in spite of its horrendous name.
Although the name makes it sound like it’ll end up looking like vomit, the buds from this flower are actually quite beautiful. This bud is often grown in cold conditions, meaning some harvests come out incredibly dark in hue. Typically, these buds are olive green in color with varying amounts of purple and blue tinting. However, some harvests have been almost completely purple in color, so a bit of variation in hue doesn’t mean your bud’s been mislabeled. In addition to greens and purples, you’re likely to spot some bright orange pistils winding through this flower, and a layer of thick trichomes that are lavender in color under the right light. The aroma of this bud is like a warm coffee shop on a Sunday in December.
Expect to smell a variety of nutty smells with a creamy vanilla base that overpowers much of your nose’s ability to ascertain other scents. Hidden amongst the nutty vanilla is a mix of pungent skunk and rich earth. The flavor is what most of the people who try this flower have to rave about. Expect that classic Cookies and Cream taste with a mix of nutty vanilla and smooth chocolate.
Gutbuster, despite its aggressive name, is a great healing tool used by medical cannabis patients everywhere. Although you might hear the name and expect an incredibly quick and hard-hitting set of effects, you’re in store for a creeper with this strain. After hitting on a bit of this bud, expect a creeping high to slowly and subtly take control of not just your muscles, but also your mind. When you finally get that “aha!” moment when you recognize how stoned you are, you’ll quickly feel incredibly euphoric. As your creative energy and mood are boosted to new heights, your body is relaxed and sedated physically. As the high continues, haze will grow in your mind as your body slips into a deep calm. Your body will feel completely relaxed and often immobile, as couch lock is a common side effect of this strain.
Medical patients have found Gutbuster to be great at battling symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress, loss of appetite, nausea, and muscle spasms!