Strain Review: Runtz

You may have heard of a new strain out there called Runtz. Most likely, you found out about this on social media. This is because it is one of the most trending strains out right now! Or, you may have at least seen the trendy Runtz bags that the weed comes in. There are bags such as these:

Cannabis Runtz Bags
Different Runtz strains come in these bags.

Yes, there are also multiple Runtz strains, which are discussed more below. Anyway, you may have seen bags such as these floating around the internet. Let’s talk more about this new strain and if it’s a good strain after all.


Runtz is a trending strain coming out of Los Angeles. Its popularity continues to rise as more and more people hear about it. Leafly even named it the “Strain of the Year” for 2020.

This strain is a Hybrid with quite potent effects. Exact Indica and Sativa levels are unknown since this strain is widely grown. These levels are often recorded per grower. An additional thing we know about this strain is that another popular one, Gelato, is one of its parents.

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As you may have seen in the image above, there are multiple Runtz strains. After the original of this strain (the one covered in this review) soared in popularity, many cultivators decided to crossbreed it with other strains to create new top strains. You may have seen White Runtz, Pink Runtz, or another of the many Runtz strains that have since been created.


Marijuana Runtz Nug
Runtz buds

One thing that draws users in is how the effects of Runtz are known to hit fast and strong. But as with Indica and Sativa, THC and CBD levels are hard to identify. This again is caused by the variety of cultivators. However, THC levels tend to average around 17%.

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The effects of this strain are known to be very uplifting and relaxing. A bit of both Indica and Sativa can be felt when this strain kicks in. Here is the list of effects:

  • Euphoric
  • Relaxed
  • Uplifted
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Sleepy

Medical Benefits

While Runtz is recognized more as a recreational strain, it still does have its medical uses. Common conditions that this strain can help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Arthritis

Users often claim this strain to be a great pain and stress killer.

Flavors and Scents

One factor that has made this new strain so trendy is its strong fruity flavors. When smoked, its smooth hits can taste sweet like candy. It can taste and smell like the exact candy it was named after! When you open a bag of Runtz (the weed strain), you can smell the sweet candy.

These days, fruity strains that taste like candy are what most users want. So it’s no surprise as to why this strain soared to the top. On top of that, colorful packaging is used which adds to its playful characteristics.

FAQ: Strain Review: Runtz

Q1: What is Runtz?

A1: Runtz is a premium strain of cannabis that’s known for its delicious flavor and high potency. The strain is a cross between Zkittlez and Gelato, both of which are popular strains in their own right.

Q2: What kind of effects can be expected from Runtz?

A2: Runtz generally produces a relaxed, euphoric buzz that’s both calming and uplifting. It’s popular for treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and stress.

Q3: How potent is Runtz?

A3: Runtz tests fairly high in both THC and CBD content, usually ranging from 15-20%. This makes it an expectable to strong strain for most users.

Q4: What kind of flavor does Runtz have?

A4: The flavor of Runtz is often characterized as sweet and fruity with notes of candy and berries.

While Runtz is popular online, it may not be at your local dispensary. But shop around, you may find another strain like it, such as White Runtz. If you have tried this strain, let me know about your experience in a comment! Thanks for reading!

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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