CATEGORY: Flower / Hybrid
TYPE: Indica Dominant Hybrid – 70% Indica / 30% Sativa
THC CONTENT: 19% – 25%
CBD CONTENT: < 1%
EFFECTS: Euphoria, Focus, Happy, Hungry, Relaxing
FLAVORS: Chemical, Diesel, Pine, Skunky
AROMAS: Earthy, Pine, Pungent
RECOMMENDED USE: Afternoon
MEDICAL USES: ADD/ADHD, Anorexia, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia, Loss of Appetite, Nausea, PMS, PTSD, Stress
DESCRIPTION: With a name like BC Roadkill, you may be hesitant to sample this bold strain — and while its strong, pungent aroma is indeed an acquired taste, its smooth, indica-dominant high does a great deal to recommend it. Created in British Columbia, Canada, BC Roadkill is a cross between hybrid BC Roadkill Skunk and pure indica Deep Chunk. The result is a stinky but potent strain that’s suitable for a wide variety of situations. The strain’s THC content has been measured at between 12% and 25%.
BC Roadkill’s flowers are usually medium to large and ahdere in shapes that range from elongated and cylindrical to tapered and spadelike. These buds have a typically indica structure, with their small leaves overlapping and curling tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green; sometimes, phenotypes of BC Roadkill also boast flashes of blue and purple in their leaves. These latter hues come about when pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics are agitated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, cloudy, translucent trichomes cover the inner and outer nooks of these dense flowers, giving them a slightly white sheen.
On first inspection, BC Roadkill takes after its parent strain BC Roadkill Skunk, giving off a funky pungency. A second whiff of these flowers reveals some more pleasant citrus notes lurking underneath. Grinding up the buds yields a hashy, somewhat herbal odor. When burnt, BC Roadkill is just as offensive, with a harsh and sour smoke that trigger watery eyes and coughing fits. On the exhale, this smoke is skunky, with some light fruity flavors on the exhale.
BC Roadkill’s effects come on slowly, sometimes requiring as long as 15 minutes after consumers have finished coughing on its smoke to reveal its presence. Once the high rears its head, though, it exerts a pressure around the upper face and forehead, accompanied by a tendency toward increased salivation. Along with these sensations, many smokers also experience a distortion of sensory perception, characterized by slight visual and auditory hallucinations, as well as an uncanny sense of time passing more slowly. If users so inclined, they can amplify these trippy properties even further by immersing themselves in atmospheric music or visually engaging movies. BC Roadkill’s mental properties typically involve a moderate increase in focus, with some free association occurring in the consumers’ thought processes. If sufficiently motivated, some may find themselves able to work on complicated, analytical tasks, as well as any open-ended creative projects. Overall, though, BC Roadkill’s high is a smooth, mellow ride that provides a pleasant backdrop to activities like a binge-watching session or a low-key night in with friends. As time passes or as dosage is increased, BC Roadkill’s physical effects can become even more pronounced, weighing down eyelids and limbs in equal measure. Because of its mostly sleepy vibes, this strain is recommended for enjoyment in the evening or nighttime.
BC Roadkill can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its mood-altering effects can help to briefly alleviate the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also numb physical pain, whether it’s a chronic and disease-related affliction or everyday irritations like a headache. In high enough doses, BC Roadkill can even lull insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep. Because it is not known to have intensely cerebral effects, the strain is a solid choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
BC Roadkill’s breeder Cannacopia has made seeds of the strain available online. It can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching and can be easily accommodated indoors. BC Roadkill flowers within 8 weeks when grown inside and offers a moderate yield of up to 42 grams (or 1.5 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
With potent — but not debilitating — effects, BC Roadkill is a must-try for indica fans. Its pungency can carry for quite a distance, though, so growers and smokers looking to maintain discretion should invest in some odor-control precautions.