Cloud 9 began as a collaboration between Kiwiseeds and Dampkring Classics as an attempt to stabilize the classic clone-only strain NYC Diesel. By adding the genetics of the indica hybrid Milky Way, Cloud 9 was created. The best phenotypes are longer flowering than the original, but possess amazing flavors and potency. Take note not to confuse this hybrid with Dinafem’s Cloud #9.

Cloud 9 is an indica-heavy cross of NYC Diesel and Milky Way. Breeders Kiwiseeds and Dampkring Classics created it to stabilize the popular clone-only NYC Diesel.

The top reported aromas of the Cloud 9 strain are earthy, sweet, and citrus. And it is said to taste like rose, pine, herbs.

Cloud 9 won third place in the 2008 Bio Highlife Cup in the Netherlands, as well as third place for Best Hydro in the Spannabis Cannabis Cup in Spain.

About this Hybrid Strain


Cloud 9 is a hybrid cannabis strain that should come with a disclaimer for its powerful psychedelic and sedative effects that reviewers rave about. Known as an indica-leaning hybrid, those who have tried it share that this strain will lift your mood while knocking your body out for a classic couch lock experience. They say the cerebral impact is powerful too with heavy psychedelic effects and the opportunity for introspection.

When you first open the packaging, prepare to be confronted with sweet and citrusy aroma that has tangy notes. The flavor is similar to aroma but with a noticeable piney taste and remaining sweet throughout.

Visually, Cloud 9 looks like a ball of orange from the small bushes of pistils emerging from every nook and cranny of the bud. The bud leaves themselves are a dark hue of green and the entire bud is covered with a white trichome frost.

If you like to check your terpene profile, you will find higher levels of pinene, humulene, and myrcene. While as powerful as this strain’s effects are known to be, you will see THC levels in the moderate 12-19% range.

Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa

THC: 12% – 19%

Cloud 9 is an indica dominant hybrid (70% indica/30% sativa) strain created through a cross of the rare Critical + X JYD Haze strains. This super rare head heavy bud is infamous among users for its psychedelic effects that leave many users completely dazed. The high starts with a relaxing yet uplifting head rush that blurs your mind and causes you to become very introspective. As your mind falls victim to hazy psychedelic images, your body will slip into a completely couch-locked state via a creeping body stone. Cloud 9 won’t really leave you sleepy unless you’re a novice user or take too much at once. Because of these effects and its 12-19% average THC level, Cloud 9 is a patient favorite for treating conditions such as chronic stress, inflammation, chronic pain, insomnia, and nausea. This bud has a super dreamy flavor of sweet citrus haze with a hint of tangy earth. The aroma is of sweet lemon pine with a hazy earthy effect that’s released as the nugs are broken apart and smoked. Cloud 9 buds have lumpy cloud-like dark olive green nugs with lots of furry amber hairs and a thick coating of syrupy sweet resin droplets.

Grow information

Cloud 9 is an indica-dominant strain that’s a cross between NYC Diesel and Milky Way. Cloud 9 produces short plants with thick leaves due to its indica heritage. Cloud 9 has an average flowering time between 49 and 63 days and is known to produce high yields in ideal conditions. The Cloud 9 strain grows well indoors and outdoors.

Cloud 9 is available as seeds.

Odor and Flavors


Cloud 9 has a pleasant terpene profile that welcomes the senses with its flowery scent similar to that of an air freshener. When consumed, it entices the palate with the refreshing taste of pines and freshly unearthed wood. Its smooth smoke leaves a floral undertone of roses.


It only takes a few hits of Cloud 9 before a euphoric bliss washes over one’s previous disposition, inducing a happy cerebral high. It leaves a pleasant impression, especially when the dosage is paced. Going beyond THC tolerance levels can lead to an overwhelming experience that plays a few tricks in the mind. Hence, it is essential that users stay within limits.

The mental clarity sharpens the senses and creates free space for thoughts to flow. A surge in creativity arises, peaking productivity as ideas enhance users’ motivation to complete tasks. For others, it can be an influx of happy memories that leave one smiling from ear to ear. It is best consumed in the company of others because it also boosts sociability. If anything, it is likely that similar-minded friends will end up talking for hours.

Adverse Reactions

The first signs of cannabis use are red eyes and a hoarse voice caused by fluid inhibition. Both side effects are typical and should not be a cause of panic as it usually goes away on its own. If symptoms persist, users may down a few glasses of water to manage the dryness.

Headaches, dizziness, and a subtle feeling of paranoia are possible while smoking Cloud 9. It can last for a few hours but may extend to the next day when going beyond one’s tolerance to THC. In such cases, users should take it easy and start with low dosages.

Medical Use and Benefits

Cloud 9 enhances the mood, makes tasks seem easier, and lessens stress as its uplifting high continues to persist. In effect, it also keeps depression at bay along with other mental health issues. Its psychoactive compounds, for instance, not only reduce the overwhelming dread that anxiety brings but also drives away feelings of hopelessness.

Its THC content also has significant therapeutic effects on the body as well. It delivers a soothing physical high that oozes from the temples, relaxing the muscles while reducing cramps or spasms that cause either cause pain. In the gastrointestinal tract, it relieves contractions that cause turbulence in the stomach that leads to vomiting. Because of this, it is a source of great comfort to cancer patients experiencing the nauseating effects of chemotherapy.

For some, insomnia is the hardest thing to battle at the end of the day. Cloud 9 lives up to its name by delivering a head-to-toe tranquilizing high. Users gradually feel drowsy and flop on the bed in deep relaxation.

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