The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered as a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly, as it can be addictive. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Caryophyllene, humulene, limonene
Helps with
Anxiety, depression, pain
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Runtz, also known as Runtz OG and Gelato Zkittlez, is an exquisite fusion of the legendary Gelato and Zkittlez strains. This versatile hybrid offers a unique equilibrium of effects. With THC levels often being in the high 20s, it is a potent strain that infuses you with blissful tranquillity, creativity, and positivity. With this tasty treat, no challenge is too big, and life feels like a sweet adventure.


Runtz’s onset is almost instantaneous. You will quickly feel a euphoric head high that will have you giggling within minutes. This feel-good strain will make you inspired and creative as you start believing everything is possible. However, you may not have time to implement these fantastic ideas into the day, as the body high starts pretty quickly.

As it works simultaneously with the head effects, you will feel relaxed yet alert at the same time, with no brain fog. This delicate balance of invigoration and relaxation makes Runtz a versatile choice for users seeking to enhance various aspects of their lives. Those who need a bit of motivation and inspiration without needing to do strenuous physical tasks will marvel at the strain’s ability to put them in the right headspace.

This type of high is perfect for social gatherings – you will want to share your inspiration, great ideas and positive outlook on life with others. We also recommend it for low-key activities like a day in the spa, a game night or a movie marathon. You can check out our strain catalogue for other varieties that produce a similar effect.


Runtz shines as a therapeutic ally for those grappling with mental health issues. With the help of limonene, its euphoric and uplifting effects can temporarily alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. The strain can also help those struggling with physical pain. The anti-inflammatory caryophyllene works with the strain’s pain-killing properties to relieve users from mild arthritis, muscle spasms and minor injuries.

Side effects

While Runtz is generally well-tolerated, it can cause common side effects such as the dry mouth and eyes. Thanks to its sweet, smooth, pleasant taste, it can be easy to be tempted to smoke more than you need to. However, remember that its high THC content may also exacerbate anxiety or paranoia in some users, particularly those with low tolerance. Always start slowly and gradually build up your limits.

Taste & Smell


Runtz offers an enchanting aroma and flavour. The initial whiff of this strain reveals a sweet, fruity candy bouquet. As the scent deepens, subtle notes of creamy Gelato take centre stage, rounding it off with a bit of gentle earthiness.

Upon consumption, the taste of Runtz mirrors its enticing aroma, delivering a delightful fusion of fruity and creamy flavours. Users can expect a burst of tangy citrus and ripe berries that gradually transition into a smooth, velvety finish, leaving a delightful aftertaste that feels like your delicious childhood candy. As for the appearance, Runtz features long and light buds, showcasing vivid green hues, bright orange pistils, and a generous sugar-like dusting of glistening trichomes.

For similarly tasty strains, try Bubble Gum or Wedding Cake.



Runtz was created in the heart of California’s innovative cannabis culture, Los Angeles, by the legendary Cookies Fam. The strain’s name, taken from a popular US candy, mirrors its parents’ sweet names: Gelato and Zkittlez. It aptly reflects the delectable flavour profile and Runtz’s ability to deliver a memorable and transformative experience. It has quickly gathered fans due to such fabulous lineage and is gaining more and more popularity.

Growing conditions

Getting hold of the seeds of Runtz is the biggest challenge when growing this plant. If you succeed, prepare for a breeze. This strain is quite versatile, being able to grow both indoors and outdoors, as long as it is provided warmth and sun reminiscent of its native California. The plants shoot up quite quickly, so you might need to supplement the plant with nutrients. However, that is all the maintenance you need, except for occasional pruning, as Runtz can grow up to 1.8 metres high.

You can expect the plant to flower within 8-9 weeks and provide good yields of 400-450m grams per square metre indoors and up to 500 grams per plant outdoors.