Violator or Violator Kush is a classic, dank indica strain that is beloved by many for its heavy-hitting effects. This strain is the product of the time spent in the Himalayas and the Malana Valley by the veteran Dutch growers at Barney’s Farm. The team from Barney’s Farms specifically sought out the strains Malana Charas and Hindu Kush, the best genetics from the region, for their potency and hash-like characteristics. Violator is a decorated strain, winning 1st Place for Overall Flowers at the Canarian Cannabis cup in 2010.
Violator Kush is a pure indica strain that is most well-known for it’s extreme potency. Boasting a massive THC concentration of 22%, Violator is sure to knock you off your feet. Asides from the high THC level, what makes this strain special is the higher than average CBD concentration ranging from 1.5-2%. The high THC percentage, along with the stellar CBD concentration explain this strain’s potent, couch-locking effects. The high is characterized by an immense body buzz and vigorous sedating qualities. Users also report feelings of euphoria, hunger, relaxation and sociability, making this strain ideal for the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain, loss of appetite and insomnia.
This strain displays extraordinarily resinous buds and an abundance of dense THC trichomes. The medium-sized buds are a fluorescent or neon green, short in stature and spade-shaped, donning a minimal amount of orange pistils or hairs. Violator Kush is recognized by its alluring, exotic smell and taste that is identified by its muskiness and robust pungency. When busted apart, Violator Kush reveals even more trichomes, along with a pleasant earthy, flowery and spicy aroma.
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Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Indica strains originated from the mountain ranges of Asia and as a result, developed many features to protect itself from the harsh environments. Indica plants are known for being shorter, and bushier, with thicker layers of resinous THC. The high of indica strains are defined by the “couch-lock” effect they have on users. Indica strains serve well as relaxation strains, or to aid with pain and sleeping ailments. The calming, sedating effects of indica strains make it excellent for night-time usage or off-work hours.