Bay 11 Strain despite having some mysterious genetics is a Sativa strain that packs quite a punch. Created by experienced medical cannabis breeder Ken Estes (who also originated Grandaddy Purple), Bay 11 Strain is descended from the skunky hybrid Appalachia. Whatever its parentage is Bay 11 has won recognition for its balanced effects and distinctive, funky taste: taking first prize in the Sativa category of the 2011 San Francisco High Times Cannabis Cup. Genetic testing services also give Bay 11 high marks between 15% – 25% THC.
Bay 11 Strain has small to medium-sized flowers that cling together in small, pebble-like clusters. Despite appearing dense and solid, the leaves actually have a fluffy texture and a wispy, feathery appearance when viewed at close range.
Its flowers are coated in trichomes that appear more transparent than white; so while the buds are very sticky, they don’t have the silvery sheen of other highly resinous strains like White Widow. When properly cured, the flowers are very pungent, with such a strong dank and skunky odor that your stash may need to be double-bagged.
When ground or broken open, this strain smells slightly spicy -giving credence to the theory that its other parent is OG Kush. Bay 11 strain gives off a smooth smoke when burnt in a joint or a pipe and has a pop of citrus flavor that jumps out on the exhale.
Bay 11’s effects take hold quickly, with an initial tingle in facial and neck muscles. As the high signs of progress, a warm calm melts through the core and lower body, conferring noticeable (but not overpowering) physical relaxation.
This ideal balance between mind and body may allow users to open their minds to creative or analytical thinking. It can also be great for tasks that involve both mental keenness and physical coordination, like video games, exercise, and even sex. Be warned, though — as consumption of Bay 11 increases, so does the likelihood of couch-lock.
Just as it has a wide range of recreational effects, Bay 11 also has various applications for medical cannabis patients. Because it enhances perception while still allowing users to feel at ease, it may help those with anxiety or depression to appreciate their surroundings and to live “at the moment.”
Weed Xtra has made Bay 11 strain for sale available online. A great choice for waking-and-baking, Bay 11 represents the best of what balanced hybrids have to offer. So far, it’s also proven useful in crossbreeding – Bay 11 is cross-breed with Blackberry Kush and then Romulan to produce the rare White Buffalo.