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If you're into the latest hybrid creations, check out our Runtz cannabis strain review. As one of the most hyped strains on the market, Runtz has taken the world by storm.

This balanced hybrid combines two of the most flavorful and exotic strains available: Gelato and Zkittlez. Expect a psychedelic kick with a flavorful explosion when you try Runtz.

Strain Profile: Runtz

Runtz strain is an extremely rare and highly-coveted hybrid strain from California.

The essence of this balanced strain is an out-of-this-world potency and flavor. Experience super relaxing effects along with a sweet and sugary profile.

Marijuana buds up close on blue, runtz strain

Cannabis Strain Information

Average THC Level: 18%

Average CBD Level: <1%

Strain Type: Balanced Hybrid

Genetics: Gelato x Zkittlez

Breeder: Cookies Fam

Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Linalool

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Runtz Strain History & Genetics

Like many of today's most popular strains, the history of the Runtz strain starts off in California. From LA-based Cookies Fam, this hybrid strain is a cross between Zkittlez and Gelato strains.


Runtz stands out due to its sweet and sugary flavors. Fruity and earthy undertones add a complex profile and aftertaste.

On the inhale, you get the sweet and fruity goodness. On the exhale, it's a creamy and smooth smoke or vapor.

Aroma of Runtz Cannabis Strain

Expect a pungent aroma of fruit candy and other sweets. Its aroma and flavors are no surprise due to its Gelato and Zkittlez genetics.

Make sure to store your buds in a smell proof jar and bag if you want to be discreet. Otherwise, enjoy the abundance of sweet-smelling terpenes every time you open the bud jar.


Runtz cannabis strain will give you a strong psychedelic high that lasts for hours. A wave of euphoria and bliss can immediately take effect. You'll feel content, happy, and stress-free.

The initial psychedelic buzz is followed by a calming indica effect. This balanced hybrid provides a pleasant mix of euphoria and relaxation. It’s great to enjoy during the afternoon or evening.

Feelings: Happy, Euphoric, Relaxed, Uplifted, Talkative

Negative Side Effects: Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Dizzy, Anxious, Headache

Products: Vape Cartridge, Pre-Roll, Flower, Sugar, Live Rosin

Appearance of Runtz Strain

Runtz has a stunning appearance. Under optimal conditions, this plant can produce high-quality flower buds in terms of its aesthetics and aroma.

A heavy layer of resin creates a striking contrast with its bright green and deep purple colors. Runtz buds are usually medium-sized and very dense.

How to Grow Runtz Weed Strain

Runtz seeds are rare but available as regular and feminized seeds from a handful of seed banks. Its seeds are usually made from an original clone-only Runtz.

As one of the newer strains on the market, its phenotypes can match the hyped-about Runtz or one of its parents. Either way, the strain can be grown indoors or outdoors.

Some growers claim that Runtz thrives in the outdoors and produces a better yield, flavor, and aroma. However, growing plants indoors is perfectly fine.

Like many other Cookies strains, this hybrid has a strong growth with a slender body. Expect strong lateral branching. This strain responds so well to training and apical pruning.

During its growth, this plant is very hardy and low maintenance. This strain has been able to adapt to SOG or SCROG cultivation methods. It has also grown well under various substrates such as soil, Rockwool, coconut, or hydroponic systems.

Growing Difficulty: Intermediate

Plant Height: 4-6 ft.

Flowering Period: 9 weeks

Yield: Moderate

Runtz strain cannabis plants

Is Runtz strain indica or sativa?

Runtz is a 50/50 balanced hybrid strain made from a cross between Gelato & Zkittlez.

My Experience With Smoking Runtz Strain

Hey, have you ever used Runtz before? Man, let me to explain…

I suppose I'm just relaxing on my couch one evening. These Runtz buds are right in front of me. They have these orange hairs and are a vivid blend of green and purple that give them an almost fairy tale-like appearance.

The fragrance is the first thing I notice, buddy. It has a sweet taste, almost like candy. Thus, the name, I suppose. Additionally, there's an acidic, tropical undercurrent that tastes like a fruit salad made with a bunch of mashed fruits.

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I start to light up, and wow, what a journey. The first hit hits me smoothly, and I can immediately taste the sweetness. I mean, it's like a lingering, sugary berry vibe. It's enjoyable.

I start to feel it after a few hits. You know, it's a well-balanced high. Even if my body is at ease and leaning back against the couch, my mind is sharp and active. It's encouraging. Everything appears a bit more vibrant and brighter as ideas begin to come in.

I'm simply chilling and listening to some music right now. If that makes sense, the music seems more immersive. It is as though I can feel every note and beat in my bones.

The nicest aspect, though, is that it's not overly intense. Certain strains can strike you too hard at times, leaving you feeling as though you're floating in a different realm. But it's gentle with Runtz. It's similar to surfing a calm wave.

Sort of like how time slows down? Or perhaps it accelerates? To be honest, I'm not sure. I only know that I feel fantastic. ecstatic even.

And what's really crazy? The munchies struck, but in a good manner. I took something from my kitchen, some cereal. Every mouthful felt like a taste explosion. Man, food has never tasted better.

By night's end, as the high began to wear off, I experienced this sense of peace and tranquility. Though I wasn't quite sleeping, I was happy. Everything was perfectly in place.

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Gavin Kushman. Cannabis strain writer in a cannabis garden
Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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