What better name is there than “duct tape” for a weed strain that’s extremely strong and might tie you down for a while?
Duct Tape is a slightly indica-leaning hybrid that’s the product of two powerhouse strains, GG #4 and Do-Si-Dos, so its 25% average THC content isn’t surprising. Neither are its effects. They begin with a strong head high that’s euphoric and creative, and transition into a relaxing body buzz that takes the edge off for some users while locking others to the couch.
This is a loud weed, with an aroma loaded with diesel, earth, and pine. Its taste is similar, although a nice surprise is a distinct chocolate flavor. Duct Tape’s appearance is noteworthy as well, as its trichome-loaded buds are among the frostiest you’ll see.
The first thing you’ll feel after sparking up and taking your first few hits is a surge of euphoria. Some people find it energetic and creative, while others simply revel in the mood-lifting elimination of stress, care, and concerns. Those who do feel a boost of energy will feel it dwindling over time as the body stone of Duct Tape becomes more prominent.
Those effects are deeply relaxing and affect users in different ways. For some, it’s a tingling and relaxing full-body easing of tense muscles. For others, it’s a heavier buzz that makes them want to find the nearest chair or couch to sink into, even if they don’t find themselves totally locked there. The more a user smokers, the more sedated they’ll feel. Sleep is unlikely but possible.
Duct Tape is not the best strain for daytime use. Those accustomed to extremely-potent weed may be able to work through the high, but for most, the strong relaxation will make it quite difficult to get much accomplished. An evening or lazy weekend day is perfect for enjoying this strain because it’s more likely to mellow you out than get you amped up to tackle a to-do list.
Bottom Line: Duct Tape is an extremely-potent strain that should be used with caution. Those who can handle this weed will experience a euphoria that can be energizing or calming, and a body buzz that is relaxing and sometimes couch-locking and sedating.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 3/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 3/5
- Mood: 4/5
All users, even dedicated stoners, should start slowly with Duct Tape because of its potency. Going too fast increases the possibility that the blast of THC will lead to anxiety, paranoia, or panic. Those issues are much more likely to occur among newer smokers and those who are already dealing with anxiety issues.
Dry mouth, dry eyes, munchies, and heavy coughing are the more common side effects of Duct Tape.
- Paranoid: 3/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 3/5
- Cough: 5/5
MMJ users say Duct Tape is as effective for their psychological issues as their physical ones.
They love the stress-relieving, euphoric head high as a way to help them deal with depression, stress, and in some cases, anxiety (as we’ve mentioned, this strain may make anxiety worse instead of better). Some who are dealing with issues like ADD or ADHD say they benefit from the creativity and focus Duct Tape may provide them.
On the physical side, higher doses of this weed are said to help ease aches, cramps, and the chronic pain of conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis. Duct Tape use brings on the munchies, helpful to patients who’ve lost their appetite due to chemotherapy or eating disorders. And some insomnia sufferers say smoking a moderate amount of weed helps them get to sleep.
Flavor and Aroma
Duct Tape announces its presence loudly, with a strong earthy and diesel aroma that alerts anyone nearby to the presence of weed. Underneath those powerful smells, you also notice pine, spice, nuts, and perhaps a little chocolate scent.
The strain’s flavor is much the same although the chocolate is more noticeable, particularly in the smoke’s aftertaste. Diesel and earth are prominent, though, making Duct Tape something of an acquired taste for those more used to fruity- or sweet-tasting bud.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 5/5
- Citrus: 1/5
- Fruity: 2/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
When any strain boasts an average 25% THC content, you know you’re dealing with an extremely potent flower. Even if the herb you buy contains a little less than that, it’s still powerful stuff. CBD content is low, but there’s more CBG than usual in Duct Tape.
Limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene are among the terpenes strongly present in this strain, not unusual for any cannabis that has an earthy and diesel presence. Camphene, bisabolol, limonene, and pinene are also found in Duct Tape.
Portland’s Archive Seed Bank created this powerhouse strain by crossing GG #4 (Original Glue) strain and Do-Si-Dos.
You probably know the important facts about GG #4; it’s a legendary powerhouse that brings its pungent flavor and aroma to the table in addition to strong euphoria and relaxation. Do-Si-Dos is almost as well-known for its high THC content and potent indica effect. Two great partners have produced a child that’s just as great.
Where to Buy Duct Tape Seeds
Duct Tape seeds aren’t easy to find. Your best bet may be the original cultivator Archive Seed Bank (which is quite expensive), although a few lesser-known vendors like Chronic Caviar claim to have them.
Other high-THC strains to consider if you can’t get your hands on Duct Tape include GMO Cookies, Blueberry Kush, Cookies and Cream, and Alien Rock Candy.
Duct Tape Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is Duct Tape a really strong strain?
A: Its average THC content is 25%, so you may find flower with even more THC if you can locate a dispensary that sells Duct Tape. We’d call that extremely potent.
Q: How much do Duct Tape plants yield?
A: There’s not a lot of data available since the strain is relatively new and seeds are hard to come by, but a few growers have said you can expect to harvest about an ounce per square foot of plants.