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Strain Review: The Brotherhood


Another shining example of modern day cannabis breeding, indica-dominant hybrid The Brotherhood has some of the highest THC content of any strain on the market today. Not to be confused with its relative Brotherhood OG, the exact lineage of this strain seems to be in a bit of contention and is breeder-specific. Some cannabis experts think that The Brotherhood is a blend of Slick Willie and Icarus, while others are saying it’s a cross between Willie’s Wonder x Grape Krush and Bubba ’91 x The White. That aside, one thing is certain about this strain. Clocking in at a whopping 28 percent THC, High Times named The Brotherhood as one of the most powerful strains on earth in 2016. 

Appearance/ Aroma/ Taste

The buds from The Brotherhood strain are some of the frostiest you will ever see. Caked in crystals and red hairs, these flowers are truly a sight to see. Due to the rarity of this strain, there are not a lot of legal smoke reviews available on The Brotherhood itself. Its more widely available relative, Brotherhood OG, has been reported to taste and smell sweet and fruity with a hint of tangy.

Medicating Effects

Medical cannabis patients and recreational users alike seem to think that this indica-dominant hybrid can provide the best of both cannabis worlds. Despite its indica dominance, many users report being alert, stimulated and energized after consumption. This would make The Brotherhood ideal for medicating before physical activity, inspiring creativity or promoting conversation. 

On the flip side, users report feeling very relaxed after consuming this strain, making it a great choice for treating muscle aches and pains. Its effects reportedly hit the head heavily from the onset, making its relaxing presence felt on the body as the feelings take hold. This is a strain for which you’ll want to have some water handy while using, as it can cause some serious dry mouth.

Its calming properties make The Brotherhood ideal for stress relief as well. Most users of this strain report a strong feeling of upbeat alertness while medicated. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not consume this strain near bedtime. The Brotherhood probably isn’t going to be your best bet for treating insomnia or other sleep disorders.

Have you tried The Brotherhood? Did you like it or dislike it? Is it your favorite strain? If not, what is? Let us know in the comments and maybe we’ll do a review on it!