Runtz Cannabis Strain Review

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Runtz Cannabis Strain Review

If you’re into the latest hybrid creations, check out our Runtz 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 is an extremely rare and highly-coveted hybrid strain from California. Runtz goes by many names including Pink Runtz, Purple Runtz, Obama Runtz, and many more. Regardless of the phenotype, 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.

Cannabis Strain Information

Average THC Level: 18%

Average CBD Level: <1%

Strain Type: Indica

Genetics: Gelato x Zkittlez

Breeder: Cookies Fam

Terpenes: Unknown

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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. This strain, in particular, was a collaborative effort with rapper and co-owner of the Runtz brand, Yung LB. Runtz yo’ life up!

Runtz Hybrid Strains

GrumpZ: Runtz x Grape Mac

Red Runtz OG: Runtz x Red Rum OG

Buckin Runtz: Runtz x Jet-A

Creamz: Runtz x Cookies & Cream IX3

Designer Runtz: Runtz x Luxuriotti

Dessert Runtz: Runtz x Cookies & Cream

Hawaiian Runtz: Runtz x Hawaiian

Banana Runtz: Runtz x Banana OG

White Runtz: Runtz x The White

Space Runtz: Runtz x Candy Rain

Sunset Runtz: Runtz x Sherb

Red Runtz: Runtz x Red Pop

Raunchy Runtz: Runtz x Cream D

Krazy Runtz: Runtz x Bonkers

Galactic Runtz: Runtz x Falcon 9

Bubble Runtz: Runtz x Bubblegum

Greasy Runtz: Runtz x Grease Monkey

Knockout Runtz: Runtz x Kimbo Kush

Mega Runtz: Runtz x Don Mega


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.


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.


Experience 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

Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Pain, Lack of Appetite

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

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


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

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

Master Grower Certification

Are you ready to grow your own Runtz strain? If you can get your hands on this rare and exotic cultivar, you’re on your way to growing one of the most highly coveted strains around. Enroll in Cannabis Training University’s online cannabis college to learn the ins-and-outs of growing in any climate. Whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors, CTU can help you troubleshoot any issue along the way.

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