Headband is an iconic indica hybrid cross between staple strains OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel. Although the name Headband may conjure up images of hippies in decorative headgear, it actually refers to the sensation of pressure that builds up around the user’s temples as this strain’s THC dilates blood vessels in the face.
The high from Headband mounts slowly, with some users reporting that they may not notice effects for up to 20 minutes after consuming. With very little sativa effects, Headband induces a spacey, foggy state that makes it poorly suited to tasks that require focus and mental acuity. In addition to this fogginess, Headband gives users a physically weighty feeling that spreads down through the spine and radiates out to the limbs, comfortably locking them into supine position. This sense of couchlock makes Headband ideal for passive activities in comfortable surroundings, like watching movies or listening to music. It could also serve as inspiration for some general creative thinking. The psychedelic sense of disconnection from one’s own body makes Headband a potential aphrodisiac as well.
Medically speaking, Headband’s powerful sedative properties serve as a remedy for mild anxiety and, in large enough doses, for chronic insomnia. Fans of the strain have also reported improvement in symptoms associated with migraines and muscle spasms. Headband has been known to provoke appetite, making it a supplementary treatment for users suffering from decreased hunger due to disease or chemotherapy. Negative side effects include a feeling of dizziness, dry mouth, and — thanks to the same expansion of blood vessels that causes this strain’s trademark facial pressure — red eyes. The high from Headband is said to last longer than average, even in users with a relatively high tolerance for THC.
Headband is a potent strain that will please cannabis novices and enthusiasts alike. Providing the best of what indicas have to offer, it’s a surefire path to relaxation, mild creativity, and an overall trippy good time, either alone or in the company of good friends. Although it has an appealing citrus flavour, this novelty doesn’t come at the expense of genetic stability or potency as with many new crossbreeds in the cannabis market today. Headband’s high trichome composition also makes it an easy choice for the production of hash and other THC concentrates.