All About Big Bang

All About Big Bang

Each high potency hemp strain has a specific flavor, aroma, and potency when it is cultivated. Big Bang is an short photoperiod plant/long photoperiod plant variety that is a mixture of Skunk, Northern Light, and El Nino. It is produced by Green House Seed Company in the Netherlands. With so many cannabis strains available it can become overwhelming when deciding which strain to choose. This is why we have compiled an in-depth profile of the Big Bang cannabis strain. We have information about its growth and harvest as well as its effects on the endocannabinoid system.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 1000 per Plant
Indoor Yield (g): 800 M2
Flowering Time (days): nine weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: end of September
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
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Short Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Growing Big Bang

Big Bang is an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain (70/30) that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It is known to produce high yields in either situation. Flowering indoors takes about nine weeks to guarantee the full range of cannabinoids. It produces a yield of up to 800 gr/sqm and is very good on SOG and ScrOG systems. When grown outdoors, it is ready at the beginning of October in the Northern Hemisphere and in April in the Southern Hemisphere. Outdoors, Big Bang can yield up to 1000 gr/plant.

In appearance, Big Bang is short, bushy, and branch-like. It is known to grow wider rather than taller. Many describe its appearance as resembling Afghani strains from the Hindu Kush mountains.

As a feminized cannabis seed, Big Bang only produces female plants. Male plants can often over pollinate the females’ flowers which can impact the quality of any output. Also, the female cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant plants produce buds that can be smoked or turned into edibles. 

The Potency content of Big Bang is 19.8% which is considered on the high side. We’ll take a closer look at what this means for the endocannabinoid system in a moment.

Flavinoid and Aroma Profile of Big Bang

Terpenes determine the scent and flavinoid profiles of high potency hemp strains. Terpenes are chemical compounds that produce strong scents and also affect the endocannabinoid system. 

The two main terpenes found in Big Bang are Limonene and Myrcene.

Myrcene – This is commonly found in hops plants, lemoncannabis, and thyme. The flowers of the cannabis plant also contain myrcene.

Limonene – This terpene is easy to recognize due to its scent. It gives the rinds of fruit such as lemons and oranges their citrusy smell.

Big Bang has an apple blossom aroma and a cool herbal flavor that has even been described as minty. Users also report hints of rose and violet.

How Big Bang Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System

Before looking at how Big Bang interacts with the endocannabinoid system, we must first understand what the endocannabinoid system does for the body.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a cell-signaling system in the nervous system that regulates a variety of immediate functions in the body  (Zou, Kumar, 2018). These include: 

  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response

The endocannabinoid system has three parts:

  1. Endocannabinoids or endogenous cannabinoids are produced by the body to keep things running smoothly.
  2. There are endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind to the receptors to tell the endocannabinoid system that it needs to take action. There are CB1 and CB2 receptors. When endocannabinoids bind to them, it can result in less stress, a greater appetite, and better sleep. CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells. When endocannabinoids bind to these receptors, they can reduce pain and inflammation and boost immune response.

The effect each strain will have on the body will depend on which endocannabinoid it binds to and where the receptor is located.

  1. Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they complete their functions. 

The endocannabinoid system is important because it keeps the body healthy and allows it to run smoothly.

The Effects of Big Bang on the Endocannabinoid System

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and terpenes determine the impact Big Bang will have on the endocannabinoid system. Terpenes in cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant is absorbed by the body and can also act on the endocannabinoid system (Pamplona, da Silva, Coan, 2018.) to support the effects of Potency and CBD. 

Research shows the terpenes found in Big Bang may have the following effects:

  • Limonene – One study showed that limonene can have therapeutic effects including being an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It may also have antiviral and antidiabetic properties.
  • Myrcene- This terpene is known to be a powerful antioxidant. One study found that it could protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Another study found that it has similar effects when it comes to protecting heart tissue.

The impact Big Bang has on the endocannabinoid system is also determined by the Potency level of each strain. Potency is a cannabinoid that is present in strains of cannabis l. Short Photoperiod Plant. It is responsible for generating that “high” feeling that many people encounter as well as triggering a psychoactive response. Big Bang has a Potency level of 19.8% which is considered to be on the high side. It is often recommended for experienced users. 

The Psychoactive Effects of Big Bang

Big Bang is also known for its medicinal properties as it is sold in Dutch pharmacies as a prescription medicine. It has a relaxing and calming effect and has been known to stimulate the appetite. Some users report feeling less physically and mentally stressed as relief spreads throughout their bodies. People who have used Big Bang also report feeling sleepy. Some people turn to Big Bang to help with muscle pain and insomnia.

Since Big Bang is a more short photoperiod plant-dominant strain it causes a more physiological response with more relaxing qualities versus those that are long photoperiod plant-dominant giving more mentally invigorating effects.

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Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator

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