9 Pound Hammer is an indica created by JinxProof Genetics that crosses Gooberry, Hells OG, and Jack the Ripper. These dense buds are coated in resin, offering sweet grape and lime flavors. 9 Pound Hammer hosts a terpene profile abundant in myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene with THC levels ranging between 17-21%. Effects can be heavy and long-lasting, making this strain useful for pain and stress relief. Best grown indoors, 9 Pound Hammer flowers between 50-60 days and will deliver high yields.
9lb Hammer (also 9 Pound Hammer) was created when breeder Jinxproof crossed his favorite strain Gooberry with the TGA Genetics Jesus OG Kush member of the OG family. These strains combined to form 9lb Hammer’s intoxicatingly fruity blend of grape flavors and autumn-colored foliage. 9lb Hammer was so named because it allegedly felt like a heavy hammer knocking users out cold.
According to Jinxproof, 9lb Hammer packs a heavy sedative punch, due to large myrcene content and higher tested percentages of THC.
The THC content of this strain usually is quite potent, ranging from 18%-27% – so it isn’t recommended for novice consumers. Its high will immediately uplift cerebral activity, providing an intense head high accompanied by sedative effects that can render you couch-locked. This strain is best used in the evenings and at night since it does induce sleepiness while thoroughly relaxing the muscles. 9 Pound Hammer is often used medically due to its high CBD content.
About 9 Pound Hammer
9 Pound Hammer is a heavy-hitting indica with a patchwork genetic background. It is a three-way cross between Jack the Ripper, Hell’s Angel OG and fruity Gooberry. This relaxing bud was created by prolific breeders TGA Subcool Seeds, the same producers responsible for Deep Purple and Jesus OG. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured 9 Pound Hammer’s potency at between 14% and 23% THC.
9 Pound Hammer is visually impressive, with large, chunky, multi-colored flowers. The buds adhere in a dense, solid formation, with short leaves coiled tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a mossy green and are threaded through with yellow and orange pistils. Flowers also commonly have flashes of purple due to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments in their leaves; the shades of purple emerge when these pigments are agitated by cold weather during the growing process. A blanket of frosty trichomes covers the buds and makes them particularly sticky.
When properly cured, 9 Pound Hammer has a strong fruity aroma with a tropical inflection. Like parent strain Jack the Ripper, it is redolent of citrus and grape. Meanwhile, breaking the buds apart gives off a strong incense-like odor courtesy of this strain’s Afghani landrace lineage. When combusted in a bowl or a joint, 9 Pound Hammer burns with a remarkably smooth smoke that tastes woodsy and piney with a hint of lime on the exhale. Notably, this strain’s pronounced grape flavor is entirely incidental to its purple hues — as with any other variety, its flavor is determined by terpene compounds while its appearance is dictated by its unique pigmentation.
This strain is named 9 Pound Hammer for a reason: almost immediately, it hits users over the head with its heavy-duty sedation. Deep breathing may come more easily and muscular tension may dissipate. This sensation soon progresses into a full-body high that may leave smokers feeling floaty and disoriented. In addition to these somatic effects, 9 Pound Hammer imparts some subtle mental stimulation — while it may not trigger intense, cerebral thinking, it can alter perception, making sounds or colors take on a new intensity. If dosage is increased, this strain is liable to cause couch-lock, sapping energy and motivation along with any lingering pain and stress. As a result, 9 Pound Hammer is best enjoyed at night, when its strong sedative effects can easily transition into sleep.
9 Pound Hammer can be of great value to medical cannabis patients as well. It can provide temporary relief from the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Its sedative, almost narcotic properties can relieve aches and pains of all kinds. Meanwhile, its ability to provoke hunger can help those who have lost their appetites due to medications or treatments like chemotherapy. As noted, 9 Pound Hammer is of particular interest to people who summer from insomnia; it can lull smokers into a deep and refreshing sleep. Because it rarely brings about the kind of recursive thinking that leads to paranoia, this strain is a good option for people who suffer from frequent panic or anxiety.
Fortunately for growers, TGA has made seeds of 9 Pound Hammer available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is easily accommodated indoors, where its plants grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching. Growers should be sure to trim away any broad, light-blocking fan leaves in order to encourage the growth of flowering nodes on lower branches. Thanks to some very stable genes, it is also resistant to mildew. Finally, growers looking to bring out this strain’s full bag appeal should bring out its shades of purple by exposing the plants to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures. 9 Pound Hammer flowers within a brief 7 to 8 weeks when grown indoors and offers growers a high yield of flowers for their efforts.
9 Pound Hammer Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
The 9 Pound Hammer marijuana strain has a complex aroma with earthy, incense-like notes due to its primarily indica genetics. However, these are complemented by sweeter, fruity scents, including hints of grape and lime.
These fruity notes carry through into the flavor of this bud. It has a sweet, citrus undertone that borders on a slightly tropical taste. This strain provides a smooth and creamy smoke, which is a real pleasure to inhale.
The buds of 9 Pound Hammer are satisfyingly dense and chunky. Their primary color is a light, mossy green, with a few purple shades amongst some of its leaves. These exist abundantly alongside bright orange pistils and a dense layer of frosty trichomes. The buds are sticky and resinous and may be an excellent choice for anyone thinking about making hash and concentrates.
Of course, the best way to get hold of a large enough quantity to do this is to grow your own.
9 Pound Hammer Grow Info
Once you have your 9 Pound Hammer seeds, the good news is that it’s a relatively straightforward plant to grow. It is resistant to mold and mildew and can be grown indoors or outdoors. However, if you decide to grow the 9 lb hammer strain outdoors, you will need a warm and semi-humid climate.
Experienced 9 Pound Hammer growers recommend topping the plant early in the vegetative stage. Remove any excess fan leaves so more energy gets directed to producing those precious buds. These plants flower between 7–9 weeks indoors, while outdoors, they are ready for harvesting by late September to early October.