High THC strains are great. They are powerful and highly potent. Yet, sometimes, they carry with them quite a list of backhanded effects such as paranoia and even anxiety. An equally better alternative is using a bud with CBD levels that are just as high – or at least almost. When paired together, the result is a clear-headed high without any of the unwanted adverse reactions.
Information about Royal Highness:
Royal Highness is the perfect example of such a strain. A slightly Indica leaning strain, it delivers a pleasantly energizing buzz that leaves users feeling happy throughout the day. Not only that, it excels at relieving a variety of mental and physical afflictions.
In creating this majestic herb, Royal Queen Seeds crossed Dance Hall and Respect. Both of which are known for their great grow and therapeutic benefits. The latter, however, is a much more powerful medical bud for its 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, a trait inherited by Royal Highness.
Cementing its name even further is its recognition for finishing 3rd in the Best CBD Flower category during the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup. Influenced by Dance Hall, its flowers contain various shades of vibrant red, purple, blue, and even green. Its great grow, and beautiful buds have also made it a top-choice for apartment growers of medical marijuana.
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Information about Royal Highness:
|ORIGIN||Respect and Dance Hall|
|EFFECTS||Energetic – 10|
Uplifted – 9
Relaxed – 9
Happy – 7
Euphoric – 5
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10|
Dry eyes – 1
Headache – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Sweet, fruity, skunky|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, blueberry, earthy, skunky|
|MEDICAL||Lack of appetite – 10|
Pain – 8
Depression – 7
Stress – 7
Nausea – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8-9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Early October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||2 to 3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||14%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||60%/40%|
|INDOOR YIELD||19 to 21 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 to 16 ounces per plant|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
Although it has an Indica growth structure, much of the psychedelic effects of Royal Highness leans towards the Sativa. During the onset, it delivers an energizing cerebral high that not only clears the mind but also promotes mental upliftment. In only a few tokes, it enhances the mood and makes users feel happy even for the littlest reasons. It also in keeping an upbeat mood regardless of the negativity.
Throughout the mental stimulation, users remain productive. In fact, the clear-headed high only serves to stimulate the brain even further; allowing creativity and thought-provoking ideas to flow freely.
Gradually, an uplifting sensation spreads as the Indica traits start to manifest. As it ebbs to the body in gentle waves, Royal Highness envelops users in relaxation. It melts away tension and stretches the muscle to keep it from contracting.
At only 14% THC, these psychoactive effects are quite mild, and one that may not be truly appreciated by recreational users who prefer a more intense experience. On the other hand, this is also the reason why it is one of the best choices for beginners in using marijuana.
Royal Highness has a pungent odor but that does not make it any less appealing. At the first whiff, the smell of sweet fruit is evident as it entices the nasal senses. Once combusted, the bud reveals a skunky undertone.
Royal Highness is famous for its myriad of flavors that explode in the mouth. In the palate, it retains the same fruitiness yet this time with hints of coffee and nut. The sweetness itself seems to have undertones of tobacco and wood when savored. Yet, at the exhale, it leaves a particularly peppery aftertaste.
As with all marijuana strains, Royal Highness comes with a few side effects. Two of which are red eyes and a cottonmouth, a common result of dehydration. Both are mild and barely noticeable most of the time. But, if such symptoms persist, it is best to hydrate with some water.
One other thing, it is not uncommon for buds to cause a little bit of a headache. It may come about as a result of the psychedelic slamming the body or the user smoking beyond their tolerance. Because of this, one should always exercise caution.
As a high grade medical strain, Royal Highness’ CBD values of up to 12% provide immense therapeutic value. Alone, it singlehandedly appeases different kinds of discomfort. But, its true potential lies in the combined efforts of marijuana’s trifecta – CBD, THC, and many other cannabinoids. Together, they provide mental and physical reprieve.
Royal Highness is best known for its physiological benefits. Its soothing sensation, in particular, relieves different kinds of aches and pains such as cramps, fatigue, and tension. Its anti-inflammatory properties also reduce swelling and redness.
For users with gastrointestinal problem, anti-emetic properties can help people deal with nausea. At the same time, the body buzz takes away sharp, stinging pain caused by involuntary contraction in the muscles. If left unresolved, the spasmodic turbulence could lead to vomiting. Or worse, a loss of appetite – which is common in patients with anorexia and cachexia as well as cancer. By relaxing the sudden tensions, the natural stimulant gets one craving for their favorite food.
As alluded to earlier, Royal Highness’ pharmacological value extends beyond the physical. In fact, the same compounds that stimulate the appetite also stimulate the mind. Among its notable uses is wiping out stress and self-sabotaging thoughts that so often bombard users. By doing so, it provides comfort to people with depression, PTSD, and even those with anxiety.
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Royal Highness is a gamechanger for many reasons. For one, it has more than 10 times the usual CBD content of a regular bud. And, second, its seeds are sold online and in local seed. Moreover, by making it available in feminized form, Royal Queen Seeds has ensured that growers will have an almost 100% guarantee of an all-female plants.
With its sturdy stalks and manageable height of 4 feet, Royal Highness is suitable in all types of grow spaces. But, as a medical strain, the bud performs best indoors. In a controllable environment, the plant is kept away from sudden changes in weather or temperature that affect its chemical profile.
Once the flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks has finished, growers can harvest between 19 to 21 ounces of buds per square meter.
Outdoors, each plant produces around 14 to 16 ounces of harvest-ready buds once Royal Highness blossoms in the first week of October.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Royal Highness? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.