All About Spicebomb Cannabis Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

If you’re looking at different strains of cannabis, and you’re curious about whether growing Spicebomb is right for you, check out our in-depth profile. We’re covering everything from growing tips and its aroma profile to the effects it has on your endocannabinoid system. 

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 600 per Plant
Indoor Yield (g): 550 M2
Flowering Time (days): around nine weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: Mid-September and October
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Short Photoperiod Plant %: 60
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 40
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Cultivated by Amsterdam Genetics, Spicebomb is the child of O.G. Kush and Kosher Tangie Kush, and, like most kush strains, offers a variety of wellness benefits. 

 Growing Spicebomb

Like most kush strains, Spicebomb is a hardy variety that grows to an average height of around four to five feet. For beginning gardeners, Spicebomb should be successful without much effort, though plentiful water and optimal lighting is essential to maximize yields. In ideal condition, this strain reaches its flowering stage around nine weeks after germination and produces up to 550 grams per square meter when grown indoors, and an impressive 600 grams per plant outdoors. 

Photoperiod Cannabis Strains

Like most cannabis strains, Spicebomb is a photoperiod plant, meaning it requires long hours of light exposure during its vegetative state, but it won’t begin producing flowers until it’s light exposure is decreased. When grown outdoors, it will thrive through July and August, but it doesn’t produce flowers until the shorter days of mid September and October. Indoor growers should adjust the daylight time from 18 hours a day to 12 hours a day after about nine weeks of vegetative growth. 

How Does Spicebomb Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

Cannabis is able to relieve a variety of health and wellness concerns, including chronic pain, insomnia, nausea, and anxiety due to its combination of psychoactive effects and its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. 

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is the bridge between the brain and body whose role is to maintain homeostasis in the body, or keeping the internal environment stable even while external factors fluctuate (Zou, et al; 2018).  Comprised of neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes, these components all work within the central and peripheral nervous system to respond to stimuli and prompt responses. For example, when the stomach is empty, endocannabinoids will carry the message and bind to the endocannabinoid receptors on nerves cells. The brain will interpret the messages and stimulate the appetite, allowing the individual to feel hungry. Other responses controlled by the ECS include memory, mood, pain response, inflammation response, and fatigue. After the endocannabinoids transmit the messages, enzymes break them down once they are no longer needed. 

Phytocannabinoids and Spicebomb

Cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant contain active ingredients called phytocannabinoids. These chemical compounds within the plant are similar in structure to the endocannabinoids produced within the body and will impact the ECS (Swift, et al; 2013).  

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol, or Potency, binds to endocannabinoid receptors to stimulate more pronounced responses to endocannabinoids, such as relief from nausea, increased appetite, and better sleep. Potency also has psychoactive effects that trigger feelings of euphoria and the “high” feeling. 
  • Cannabidiol, or CBD, doesn’t bind to receptors but research shows they lengthen the lifespan of endocannabinoids within the body, extending and heightening their benefits. CBD also does not produce a psychoactive effect, meaning it doesn’t get you high. 

Strains higher in Potency tend to produce a more potent psychoactive effect, while strains higher in CBD tend to produce more physiological effects. Spicebomb has around 21 percent Potency, making it quite potent, while minimal amounts of CBD. 

The Terpene Profile of Spicebomb

Every plant has a unique aroma profile, and cannabis is no exception, In fact, every strain of cannabis has a unique aroma profile, and this is due to the terpene content of the plant. Terpenes are chemical compounds responsible for creating scents, but they actually can impact the effects of cannabis, too. These compounds have molecules small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and offer wellness benefits. Some offer anti-inflammatory properties, while other terpenes support pain relief.  

Spicebomb has two primary terpenes in its profile: 

  • Caryophyllene: A spicy, peppery aroma found in cinnamon and black pepper, this terpene supports deep relaxation and minimizes inflammation (Scandiffio, Geddo, Cottone, et al. 2020)  
  • Limonene: A lemony, citrus scent found in fruit peels. This terpene triggers serotonin release and can improve the mood (Eddin et al. 2021).

Spicebomb offers an interesting aroma and flavor profile. Of course, with high levels of caryophyllene, it’s not surprising that this has a spicy scent and flavor, but the presence of limonene gives it a surprising sourness. Many consumers find a pungent, diesel aroma is blended into the bouquet to create an interestingly unique scent. 

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

The two types of cannabis used for wellness are cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. While there is a lot of overlap in what they offer users, including increased appetite and feelings of calm and happiness, there are differences between the two. Short Photoperiod Plants provide a stronger physiological reaction, with deep relaxation, fatigue, and a more pronounced “body buzz.” Long Photoperiod Plants are quite the opposite, providing a stimulating, energizing experience that increases focus, creativity, and social engagement.  

Spicebomb is 60 percent short photoperiod plant and 40 percent long photoperiod plant, so it is incredibly relaxing both physically and mentally, but you won’t experience the “couch lock” sensation that accompanies combination between short and long photoperiod plants with a stronger short photoperiod plant presence. Instead, this relaxes the muscles while still allowing you to feel uplifted and motivated. 

The Physical and Psychoactive Effects of Spicebomb 

By looking at the terpene profile, Potency content, and other factors, as well as gathering user feedback, the most common physical and physiological effects of Spicebomb include: 

  • Happy, cheerful mindset
  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Relief from inflammation and joint pain
  • Relief from anxiety, stress, and worry
  • Physical relaxation
  • Increased appetite
  • Dry mouth

Purchase Spicebomb Seeds Today

If you feel Spicebomb is right for you, order your high-quality seeds from Green Nexus today. If you have questions or would like professional guidance to find the right strain to help you achieve your goals, call us today at [phone].  



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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Scandiffio R, Geddo F, Cottone E, et al. Protective Effects of (E)-β-Caryophyllene (BCP) in Chronic Inflammation. Nutrients. 2020;12(11):3273. Published 2020 Oct 26. doi:10.3390/nu12113273

Swift W, Wong A, Li KM, Arnold JC, McGregor IS (2013) Analysis of Cannabis Seizures in NSW, Australia: Cannabis Potency and Cannabinoid Profile. PLoS ONE 8(7): e70052.

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