Marijuana Runtz Strain Review

Strain name info: Runtz Marijuana Strain

Our Overall Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Best known for: Sometimes called Runtz Kush

Positive Effects
Origin / ancestry Runtz Type: Runtz is a hybrid of cannabis indica and cannabis sativa. These are known for disparate bud structure but is often considered indicative of relaxation (Indica) and stimulation (Sativa). Runtz is fifty percent Indica and fifty percent Sativa.

It is descended from:

  1. Zkittlez
  2. Gelato

Runtz is a blend of Zkittlez and Gelato, originally brought to market by Cookies Family growers.

Aromas, Flavors Runtz has a scent and taste that has been described as:

  • Sugary
  • Fruit
  • Berries
  • Skittles
  • Candy
May Relieve Runtz is known for treating anxiety and depression.
THC Content:

18 % to 29 %

Indoor/Outdoor Yield Indoor yields can be as much as 16 ounces per square meter.  Outdoors, you can get 18 ounces for each plant.
Flowering time Runtz weed plants will flower in approximately 7 to 9 weeks.
Harvest Runtz weed planets are usually suitable to harvest in the middle of October.
Flowering type You are most likely to gain access to a photoperiodic strain of this plant for growing.
Disease resistance These marijuana plants are known for having a strong ability to resist disease.
Plant Height Runtz is a plant with a medium height of 4 to 6 feet.
Adverse effects Dryness of the mouth, drying in the eyes, somnolence, and rarely panic attacks.
Growing Difficulty This plant has an easy level of difficulty to bring to flower.

History, Genetics, Origins

Runtz has genetics which is fifty percent Indica and fifty percent Sativa. It is considered a hybrid with THC levels that come up to 29 %. It comes from Gelato and Zkittlez parentage.

Appearance and Smell

Runtz is a medium-sized plant, reaching between 4 ft to 6 ft tall. It has a smell like candy. You can detect notes of sour-apple, sweet, fruity, berries, and even cream. As a new strain, it’s genetics are being perfected through the production of diverse types with different terpene profiles. Runtz is a colorful bud. Above you can see green, yellow, orange, snow-white, and brown hues in the bud. The colors represent the genetic and chemical diversity of the plant. The white snow is the THC-rich trichomes.

How to Grow Runtz Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings

Growing weed from Runtz cannabis seeds or cuttings is said to be easy as these plants are strong and disease-resistant. You can put your seeds in 5-gallon buckets if growing indoors. Fill with good organic soil, perhaps with a little extra nitrogen or your nutrient mix of choice. You can use high discharge lamps to make sure your plants get the light they need. Many growers induce flowering using a schedule of 12 hours light, 12 hours dark. You can train your plants to grow smaller and quicker and get year-round harvests which amount to more bud than larger plants which take longer to mature, by using a sea of green method. Indoors, your usual grow period will be seven to nine weeks and yield about 16 ounces per square meter.

Outside, set up in a warm Mediterranean type of climate. The plant will try to grow vertically so some pruning and topping may be preferred. Expect to get 18 ounces per plant.

Medicinal Marijuana Review

Runtz is 50 percent Indica and 50 percent Sativa. THC levels can be as high as 29 %. Researchers have been looking into the possibility that cannabis could offer an avenue for treating coronavirus.

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge developed 13 strains of cannabis, high in CBD which could modulate the levels of ACE2 receptors which COVID-19 uses to gain entry into the cell and become infectious.[1] This is expected to have the effect of making the virus less capable of infecting the cell. Marijuana also has anti-inflammatory properties which could help in cases of cytokine storm, a severe immune reaction to COVID-19 which can lead to fatal outcomes. It’s not clear if they plan to use these strains in an edible, vape, or smoked form to test for a protective effect against COVID-19.

The usual Runtz strain may not have high CBD levels. A strain like Cannatonic and Harlequin are high CBD types which may be similar to the type used in the aforementioned study. Other research has found that smoking one joint per day leads to no decrease in lung function nor any noticeable increase in lung cancer risk.

Runtz Weed Price

Vendor: Local Amsterdam

3200 15th Ave W  Unit B,

Seattle, WA

Strain name: Runtz by Loud Cannabis

$ 12 per gram

20 % THC

Vendor: A Greener Today – Seattle

5209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Seattle, WA

Strain name: Runtz by Frost

$ 20 per gram


Runtz produces an immediate, cerebral high. You will find yourself having a deeper appreciation for music, visual art, movies, and conversation. The high THC Runtz types may produce some couchlock. You will feel locked in place as waves of pleasure flow through you. This may be followed by an increase in appetite and a need for a nap. Many people will have a relaxation reaction to this strain and be able to use it as a nightcap.

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[1] “U of L scientists develop new medical cannabis cultivars that ….” Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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