17–27% THC

The product of two popular cannabis strains, Headband will leave you happy, relaxed and perhaps a little bit spacey. Consumers may feel an aura around their temples—the characteristic Headband effect that may help those with migraines and other cranial discomforts.

Cross Sour Diesel with OG Kush, and you get Headband, an indica-dominant hybrid with a THC level that usually sits around 20%. Aptly named, this marijuana strain is said to cause a strange but pleasant pressure in your temples, making it feel as though you’re wearing a headband.

The thick, yet smooth and creamy smoke produced by Headband leads to an all-around potent, comfortable high that affects both body and mind. The indica tendencies of this cannabis strain can sometimes impart a stereotypical stoney feeling that can cross over to drowsiness. Consumers are left decently functional but should probably not partake in critical-thinking tasks or important decision-making.

Headband is best used as a late afternoon strain—ideal for relaxing or completing low-key activities in a comfortable environment. Consumers report that effects can be slow to kick in, sometimes taking up to 20 minutes, so be patient.

Headband’s cranial sensations may be due to the dilation of blood vessels in the temples—perhaps why many consumers who suffer from migraines find relief with this strain. Those with mild to moderate pain may also find that this marijuana strain is a good option but those looking for more body-sedating pain relief may want to turn to heavier-hitting strains like Granddaddy Purple or OG Kush.

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