Thor’s Hammer is a powerful, sativa-leaning hybrid with long-lasting cerebral energy. The brainchild of SnowHigh Seeds, the creators of Blueberry Blast, this bud is a cross between Vortex, sativa favorite Cinderella 99, and the Mexican landrace strain Acapulco Gold. In addition to buzzy effects, Thor’s Hammer provides users with a sour and tangy flavor profile. High THC levels between 21% and 29% are sure to appeal to cannabis novices and veterans alike.
Although it’s a potent strain, Thor Hammer’s flowers are visually underwhelming and tend to be on the smaller side. These pebbly buds cling together in popcorn-like clusters and have the loose, open structure associated with other predominantly sativa strains. The fluffy, piecey leaves are a pale shade of sage green and are interspersed with rust-colored pistils. Dewy trichomes dot the flowers’ surfaces, making them sticky to the touch, and accounting for their psychoactivity.
When properly cured, Thor’s Hammer’s flowers emit a sweet and sour funk, somewhat like pickles or other fermenter organic materials. Another whiff hints at an underlying herbal scent. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, reveals some of the dank and skunky odors typically associated with parent strain Acapulco Gold. When burnt, Thor’s Hammer gives off an acrid smoke that may create a tickle in the palate or sinuses. This smoke carries a taste of mint and skunk on the exhale.
Like many other sativa-dominant buds, Thor’s Hammers has a fast-acting high that may take effect before smokers have even finished coughing on its pungent smoke. An initial headrush may result in some boosted blood pressure in the head, with such side effects as an increased pulse in the temples and a possible increase in salivation. As the user becomes more accustomed to these sensations, they may become attuned to changes in their perception, with otherwise uninteresting ideas suddenly commanding attention. The consumer’s train of thought may also suddenly jump around in free association or may attempt to organize concepts or objects into categories. This kind of analytical thinking can be a great way to work on detail-oriented tasks that require extra brainpower. Thor’s Hammer’s cerebral stimulation can also be used in creative pursuits like brainstorming. For those feeling more physically than intellectually productive, the strain can also provide the energy needed to get in a good workout, whether you’re following Chris Hemsworth’s ab-shredding workout for Thor or just going for a quick jog. As the high wears on or as the dosage is increased, the strain becomes more physically relaxing, although its mental acuity tends to persist. Although smokers are still able to carry on lucid conversations, they may be more in the mood to stretch out and hang with friends than to plow through a long to-do list. At this stage, Thor’s Hammer can be a fun way to unwind with some likeminded friends and play a few board games. Because of its mostly energetic vibes, Thor’s Hammer is appropriate for consumption at any time of day; it even makes a good wake-and-bake bud for busy days off.
Thor’s Hammer’s stimulating effects can be of use to medical cannabis patients as well. Its initially focused mindset may help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on a single task. Its mood-elevating properties, meanwhile, can help take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Physically speaking, this strain can dull pain, whether it’s deep-seated and chronic or due to incidental inflammation, as in the case of headaches or cramps. Because it can induce a strong, potentially disorienting feeling of mind race, Thor’s Hammer is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Thor’s Hammer are available through SnowHigh Seeds’ website. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation requires a hot, semi-humid climate. Plants tend to grow tall and somewhat branchy, flowering within 8 to 10 weeks. Growers trying to maintain discretion should invest in odor control measures like carbon air filters, as this can be a very pungent strain even before budding.
Thor’s Hammer is a great option for indica and sativa lovers alike. Its rich, multi-layered flavor also makes it worth seeking out by connoisseurs of terpenes.