Brand X Strain

Just by its name, Brand X (also known as Ostipow) indicates intrigue and mystery. As such, it makes one curious as to what thrilling experience it offers. In truth, it’s one of the most potent psychedelic strains that can knock anyone out. As such, this mostly Indica hybrid is not for the faint of heart, literally and figuratively.

Sativa/Indica %Indoor YieldOutdoor YieldFlowering Period
10% / 90%10-12 oz/ m212 ounces per plant8-9 weeks indoors, late September to early October outdoors

Brand X originated from Michigan. Its original breeders, though, are not known. Nonetheless, there is a consensus that it is a cross between four classic strains – Afghani #1, Hash Plant, Northern Lights #5, and the original Ostipow Indica.

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    Information about Brand X:

    ORIGINAfghani #1, Hash Plant, Northern Lights #5, and Ostipow IndicaEFFECTSSleepy – 10
    Happy – 10
    Hungry – 9
    Relaxed – 8
    Euphoric – 3
    Paranoid – 4
    Dry Mouth – 3
    FRAGRANCEcitrus, earthy, lemon, pungent, sweet
    FLAVORSpungent, woody, flowery, berry, blueberry, lemon, pine, sweet, tangy
    MEDICALPain – 10
    Insomnia – 10
    Stress – 10
    Depression – 5
    Inflammation – 2
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September to early October
    THC CONTENT %25% to 28%
    CBD %Less than 1%
    INDICA / SATIVA %90%/10%
    INDOOR YIELD10 to 12 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD12 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATECool to warm climate
    GROWTH LEVELSome experience needed

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest


    To say that Brand X is potent is, in fact, an understatement. Packing between 25% to 28% THC, the effects of this hybrid are devastating. A fact that may turn off beginners and for a good reason too but can nonetheless entice hardcore users.

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    Right off the bat, the hybrid induces an intense mental buzz. Ideas and thoughts races and floods the mind. It also causes visual distortions and amplified senses. For instance, colors become incredibly vivid.

    Brand X Effects
    Brand X Effects

    Typical of Indica hybrids, the physical effects gradually manifest. Not for Brand X, though. After some ten minutes, it slams into the body hard rendering one not only sedated but also locked on the couch. At this point, the trippy mental stimulation settles into a spacey high. And, it does not take long before users find themselves in dreamland.


    In contrast with its hard-hitting narcotic effects, Brand X gives off a relaxing earthy and minty aroma. Blended with a hint of woody fragrance, smelling the dark-green nugs creates a feeling of strolling in a pine forest.


    Similar to its fragrance, expect to get an earthy and herbal flavor when smoking this strain. At the same time, the minty taste blended with the sweet citrusy flavor adds complexity to the mix.

    Adverse Reaction

    As with any other potent cannabis strains, there’s bound to be dry eyes and mouth when using Brand X. Drinking lots of fluids can help ease these mostly mild symptoms.

    Brand X Adverse Reaction
    Brand X Adverse Reaction

    Users will want to watch out for palpitation. Brand X is insanely potent and can cause the heart to race. For this reason, people who have a heart condition should avoid using it. Another thing to watch out for is that it has the potential to cause some people to feel paranoid.


    The sedating effects of Brand X can quickly cripple users. For that reason, the best time to use it is at the end of the day. At any rate, it is also the reason why it has immense value in the medical marijuana community.

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    It can significantly help people suffering from chronic pains find relief. Apart from physiological discomforts, its mood-altering properties can also aid in melting away stress. At the same time, people suffering from other mental issues such as depression can have a reprieve.

    Brand X Medical
    Brand X Medical

    Of the tens of thousands of hybrids developed over the last several decades, most have the potential or ability to help people with PTSD, ADHD, ADD, and anxiety disorders. Brand X cannot help in this regard. In fact, using it may worsen the symptoms of these conditions.

    Because people using Brand X end up not only feeling drowsy but falling asleep, it has great value to insomniacs as well as medical patients who need quality sleep.

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      Typical of Indica plants, Brand X is short and wide. It is also a picky plant making it less ideal for beginners in cultivating marijuana. A slow starter, its growth accelerates once it approaches or begins flowering.

      Indoors or outdoors, the plant will thrive especially in a cool environment and fed with organic nutrients. It requires some work once it starts its lateral branching. Pruning and trimming some of its leaves can help better air circulation and moisture in check. Not to mention, it also allows light to reach the tight spots.

      Once it matures, the plant boasts of elongated shaped forest green buds covered with some amber pistils and a thick layer of translucent crystals.

      Flowering Time


      Brand X may be a bit difficult to manage, and it can be prone to some diseases. But once it starts the bloom phase, it takes only around 8 to 9 weeks before it is ready for harvest. Ideally, growers should combine with a stress training to promote a higher yield. On average, it should produce between 10 to 12 ounces of buds per square meter.


      In the garden or the backyard, Brand X starts to flower during the last week of September. By mid-October, it should produce an around 12 ounces of buds per plant.


      1. Afghani #1
      2. Northern Lights
      3. Hash Plant
      4. Ostipow Indica

      FAQ About Brand X Strain

      What is the Brand X strain yield?

      Brand X yields 10-12 oz/ m2 indoors and 12 ounces per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Brand X have?

      From 25% up to 28% THC.

      What are the origins of the Brand X strain?

      Brand X was created from a mix between Afghani #1, Hash Plant, Northern Lights #5, and Ostipow Indica.

      Have you ever smoked or grown your own Brand X? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


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        2 comments on “Brand X Strain”

        1. Avatar for Yeah I deal with many psychological things depression schizophrenia whatever I do a lot of pain ruptured disc etc. and it’s it’s pretty good

          I just got introduced to this strain yesterday and thus far it is what is reported here and Yeah I deal with many psychological things depression schizophrenia whatever I do a lot of pain ruptured disc etc. and it’s it’s pretty good

        2. Very strong & has thrived through the years because she is special. I used to get it in college MSU from 1989- 1991. Wish I could find some again