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Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 22.2 - 24%

CBD 0.37 - 0.69%

Effect Euphoric

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Diesel

Headbanger Strain Review - The Winner of the 2013 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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The Headbanger strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid produced by crossing Biker Kush and Sour Diesel. Given its parentage, the effects of the weed are energizing and uplifting, as well as calming enough to sharpen your senses and enhance your productivity. The THC content in it typically varies from 22% to 24%, while CBD levels range from 0.37% up to 0.69%. Although these numbers may seem high, this weed has lots of fans among both beginners and experienced smokers.

Headbanger’s Flavor Profile

With such a rich terpene profile as the Headbanger weed strain has, its taste can’t be anything but truly amazing. In fact, it combines some of the best features of its parents, offering you a delightful combination in one. As soon as you smoke this marijuana, you’ll feel the classic smell of fuel, accentuated by the refreshing odor of earthiness. Shortly after, you will also detect a lovely citrus scent reminiscent of lemon, sweet orange, and pine, owing to the dominant limonene terpene. When it comes to the taste of the Headbanger strain, it’s very similar to its aroma, however, you’ll also probably feel a note of berry on the exhale.

Headbanger Strain Uses

As was mentioned earlier, this strain delivers energizing and uplifting effects that can improve your mood and increase your productivity. It takes place slowly, however, when it hits, it hits quite strongly, sharpening your senses in a blink. At first, you will feel a euphoric boost that will help you cope with the routine stuff as well as accomplish some creative or analytical work, making difficult things seem more interesting and easier. This effect lasts quite long, but it does tend to change, plunging you into a state of peaceful calmness over time. Therefore, it’s best used as an afternoon treat or in the evening when you’ve got no pressure on you. Considering its effects, this cannabis can be used for treating a number of health conditions and symptoms, including but not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Pains

How to Grow the Headbanger Strain

If you’re eager to try your hand at cultivating Headbanger, the good news is, its seeds are readily available for sale online. The bad news is that in order for a plant to grow properly, it needs to be provided with favorable environmental conditions, which means finding a humid place for it where daily temperature is in the range of 72 up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to that, regular pruning will be required in order to keep the growth of the plant under control as it grows quite tall in its vegetative stage, often reaching up to 60 inches in height. The flowering time of Headbanger is average and lasts from 10 to 12 weeks. The harvest time comes after 56 days.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 95% Voted
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Dry eyes 50% Voted
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Rapid heart beat 29% Voted
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Headbanger Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 22.2 - 24%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.37 - 0.69%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.15 - 0.58%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.2 - 0.84%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.11 - 0.17%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.22 - 0.7%

Headbanger Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.12%
Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.05%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.16%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.02%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.02%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.16%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.04%
Bisabolol Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut. 0.06%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 0.18%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.04%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.06%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.08%
Total terpenes content 0.99%

Growing Info

Flowering time 40 - 50 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Difficult
Harvest time 56 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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I enjooooyed smoking this pot. I smoked it for a few days and I couldnt forget how it made me feel. Im doing my best not to smoke it during working hours.

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The headbanger made my head ache seriously for a couple of hours. While I loved its flavor, I dont think Ill be using it again in the next couple of days until all the effects vanish

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If it werent for my friend, Id never discover what I was missing out on

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This is the kind of pot Ive been looking for in the last few years

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Gosh! You wont believe how beautiful life is until you smoke this strain

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If youve never given it a try, now is the best time to do so

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Karen 735

Headbanger strain made my head light and uplifted my moods

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I was surprised by the things I saw after a few puffs

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Youll feel great sleeping on your problems at night

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Dont be fooled by the flavor or the THC level

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The headbanger is the real thiing in the 21st century

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Improved my zzz…

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Made me feel relaxed and at home

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Wouldnt mind giving it a shot

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Enjoyed talking to myself after a few puffs

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Felt the gentle breeze on face after a few puffs

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Has the scent of fresh jasmine

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Took my breath away

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Freaking awesooome

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