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Runtz, also called The Runtz OG, is a rare hybrid strain. Cookies Fam created Runtz by crossing The Original Z and Gelato. Runtz is a sweet strain well known for its fruity, candy-like flavor profile that smells like a bag of candy. Runtz has been described as having uplifting, energetic effects. This could make Runtz potentially very useful for managing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Another incredible feature of this popular strain (cultivar) is its bright-colored buds, typically violet or lime green. Therefore, it’s a popular choice for many, and it’s fun to grow.

Runtz is 50% Cannabis sativa and 50% Cannabis indica. So from this plant, you get the best of both. The percentage of THC is no higher than 29% (which is very high), and very little CBD is found in this strain.

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Strain types

  • 50%Indica
  • 50%Sativa


  • Candy
  • Fruity
  • Sweet


  • Candy
  • Fruity
  • Sweet


Besides creating a sensational fragrance, the terpenes in Runtz provide several health benefits. Some of these terpenes have also been shown to enhance the effects of cannabinoids like THC through the entourage effect. Since Runtz contains a high percentage of these terpenes, this could be why it’s one of the best-smelling strains.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool



Runtzs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Euphoria
  • Happy
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness
  • Tingly

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Rapid Heartbeat

Runtz is the most popular choice in Los Angeles, and it’s won many LA cannabis competitions. It’s so popular because many users claim its effects are like no other strain of cannabis they have ever tried.

Medical Applications

Cannabis offers a vast range of effects, some of which provide specific health benefits. While strains like Runtz can make you high due to the large quantities of THC, the therapeutic potential should not be dismissed.
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Nausea & Vomiting

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD can modulate serotonin transmission, which can help reduce the feeling of nausea.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive
Loss of Appetite

THC is a CB1 agonist that stimulates the hunger hormone ghrelin release.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other

The cannabinoids in Runtz, including THC and CBD, have anti-inflammatory effects.

Organ Systems

  • Immune System
  • Other
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Low doses of THC can blunt the effects of the stress neurotransmitter, cortisol on stress receptors.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

THC has sedative effects as it increases the production of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

People who wish to grow Runtz have difficulty sourcing seeds due to their popularity. However, it’s an excellent plant for first-time growers; some claim it can grow practically anywhere.

However, once you have the seeds, growing the plant is relatively straightforward once you have the seeds. Cannabis users who have grown Runtz say it grows very well in warm environments, making this an ideal plant for first-time cultivators.

Like most cannabis plants, Runtz produces natural compounds that make it resistant to pests and diseases. However, it’s still important to take extra care of the plant because it grows rapidly.
Experienced cultivators may wish to create their own Runtz hybrid by cross-breeding The Original Z and Gelato. While this may generate some unique plants, knowing the quantity of THC without testing is impossible.

The yield of Runtz varies depending on where you grow it. For example, when grown indoors, each plant may produce up to 16 ounces (450 grams) and outdoors up to 18 ounces (510 grams).


Runtz grows quite tall, reaching just under 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall when grown outside. Indoor plants might be shorter or shortened. Simply cut the top off the plant’s central stalk to prevent it from growing taller.

Humidity and Temperature

Like all cannabis plants, warm temperatures are best. If you’re growing your plant indoors, keep the temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 25 degrees Celsius). Humidity levels are best kept at 50%.
When the plant enters the flowering stage, increase temperatures to between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 and 29 degrees Celsius) and reduce humidity.


The flowering time of Runtz lasts for eight to nine weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Runtz good for?

Runtz is one of the more popular strains for stimulating appetite. For those who no longer find food appealing due to cachexia or wasting syndrome, appetite stimulation from Runtz can help.

Is Runtz an Indica or a Sativa?

Runtz is 50% Cannabis sativa and 50% Cannabis indica. Because of this, Runtz is considered one of the perfect hybrids.

How does Runtz make you feel?

Runtz can make you feel happy, sleepy, relaxed, and at ease. Many users like this strain because it helps them unwind after a busy day.

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