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B.B. King

B. B. King is a hybrid 75% indica-dominant cannabis strain named after the famous blues musician Riley B. King. Although B. B. King has a relatively low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 14%-16%, it’s known for its heavy sedative effects. It treats muscle cramps, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues.














Strain types

  • 75%Indica
  • 25%Sativa


  • Berry
  • Diesel
  • Earthy
  • Skunky
  • Strong


  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Sweet


Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in trace amounts in cannabis. They’re located in the trichomes of cannabis plants and contribute to their pigmentation and the unique aroma of the bud.

Levels of terpenes are variable, as they depend on many factors, like whether the plant is grown indoors or outdoors, how much it’s exposed to light, its nutrient levels, and when harvesting occurs.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene

  • Terpinolene



B.B. Kings has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Appetite-Inducing
  • Elevated Mood
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

People who have tried B.B. King report experiencing a number of positive and negative effects.

Medical Applications

Currently, no peer-reviewed studies have been published regarding the pharmaceutical effects of the B. B. King strain. However, users report it helpful in treating a variety of physical and mental health conditions.
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Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Nausea & Vomiting

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional

Cannabis’ potential neuroprotective effects could help protect against retinal toxicity, and cannabinoids like THC are shown to help lower intraocular eye pressure.

Organ Systems

  • Eye / Ear
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

B. B. King is among the easier cannabis strains to grow and is popular with home and commercial growers. The plants are compact, mature quickly, and have a high yield. No auto-flowering strains are currently available. In good conditions, B. B. King can be expected to produce a yield of around 3 to 6 ounces per square foot (900-1800 grams per square meter) outdoors and around one and 0.5 to 2 ounces per square foot (460-610 grams per square meter) inside.

The plant is sturdy, with strong stems and tolerance to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. This, combined with its compact size and high yield, makes it a good plant for novice growers.


B. B. King is a naturally short plant, averaging 20-30 inches (50-76 cm) tall. No training is required, though some growers use netting to help keep the plant’s leaves spread out for maximum light exposure.

Humidity and Temperature

B. B. King prefers a dry climate but is tolerant of fluctuations in temperature and humidity. This strain is also naturally resistant to mold and mildew, making it suitable for outdoor growth in moderately humid areas.


B. B. King should produce flowers at around six to eight weeks. When outdoors, flowers can expect to be harvested from late September to early October.

This strain produces large, dense buds and long horizontal branches that may require some support. Flower buds are a light mint green to purple with a fine coating of bright orange hairs. When ready for harvest, the buds are covered with fine white crystal resin that’s very sticky to the touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What strain is BB?

BB can refer to either the Blueberry or Blackberry strains. Although the B. B. King strain is related to both, they have different flavors and effects. To avoid confusion, referring to these strains by their full names is best.

What is the B. B. King strain good for?
Is B. B. King an indica or sativa?

B. B. King is a hybrid of both indica and sativa. The genetics are 75% indica, making this an indica-dominant hybrid.

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