The Colorful Candy Strain: Runtz Cannabis

May 8, 2023

Thanks to the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in many locations nationwide, the creation of new cannabis strains has accelerated rapidly in recent years. With hundreds of creative plant combinations each producing their own variants that can then be further hybridized, the possibilities for new experiences are almost limitless.

One of these new contenders, called Runtz, is quickly rocketing into popularity for its highly enjoyable flavor and experience. Here’s what you need to know about the colorful candy strain, Runtz, before you give it a try for the first time.

Origin of the Runtz Cannabis Strain

Runtz (also called Runtz OG or Gelato Zkittlez) began its journey into popularity in 2020, when it was named as one of the strains of the year by Leafly. Its originator, Cookies Fam, created the Runtz cannabis strain by hybridizing the hybrid Gelato strain with its balanced Sativa and Indica profile with Zkittlez, a straight Indica plant.

Runtz remains a rarer hybrid to encounter, primarily because its growing window is long, and yields are low. At around nine weeks to flower, Runtz can be grown indoors or outdoors, though outdoors will produce an even lower yield due to weather sensitivity. This is why Runtz is almost exclusively produced by advanced growers.

Characteristics of Runtz

The first thing that hobbyists will encounter when trying Runtz is its candy-like qualities. It smells extremely sweet, like a bag of candy, and is punctuated with strong fruit aromas. These elements continue into its flavor profile, with many enthusiasts reporting a sweet and aromatic flavor that is reminiscent of berries and fruit. This makes Runtz more ideal for public use because its flavor and odor profiles are pleasant.

The buds of the Runtz hybrid plant are heavily covered in resin and can appear in a rainbow of colors, from green to purple. This will be impacted by the qualities of the specific plant as well as its growing conditions.

The Effects to Expect

Despite its relative rarity, Runtz has continued to thrill people who try it. Most report that it comes on quickly and strongly, producing a happy, euphoric effect. This likely comes from the careful crossing of a hybrid parent with a fully Indica parent, placing the Indica tendencies forward while retaining the pleasing effects of the Sativa hybrid.

People who have tried Runtz have described the joyful feelings that they experience as contributing to talkativeness and even a case of the giggles. This makes Runtz a good social choice and can lead to fun, outgoing experiences at places like concerts or meet-ups, especially for those who enjoy its chatty effect.

However, the Runtz cannabis strain can provide a powerful hit, and those who consume too much too quickly can experience some negative effects that will wear off gradually over time.

These include minor feelings of anxiousness or restlessness, as well as headaches or dizziness. These will pass shortly after consumption of Runtz, but make sure to stay hydrated and stop consuming more Runtz until symptoms cease.

Runtz is highly effective as an edible because this helps to extend its effects across a longer runway. In addition, the bright, sugary, fruity flavor of the Runtz strain is conducive to the many edibles that marijuana can be found in: gummies, hard candies, drink infusions, brownies and more.

In terms of medical usage, some people have found that Runtz has been helpful for them in managing their anxiety. The talkative and happy effects of the strain can be a powerful motivator for overcoming social anxiety and encouraging a more positive view of the world.

This also works to relieve stress and lessen the symptoms of depression. However, be sure to try small doses of Runtz first, because it can produce powerful effects. Too much consumed too quickly can have the opposite effect.

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Explore Strain Options at a Local Dispensary

Runtz is just one of the many exciting cannabis strains that have been making their way onto the hobby scene in the last five years. Thanks to broadening legalization and more people than ever taking an interest in marijuana cultivation and consumption, this innovative trend is expected to continue for years to come, providing new and exciting flavor profiles and effects to try.

At Pure Oasis, we are proud to support our local community in safely enjoying high-quality cannabis products. Whether you are a long-time hobbyist or a newcomer confused about where to start, we are happy to help you find the right marijuana strain for your needs.

Our minority-owned dispensary welcomes you to explore the products and services that we offer, both in cannabis and the tools you’ll need to enjoy it. Contact us to learn more or stop by our dispensary to get started.

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