The name is actually a Star Trek reference, jokingly stating the bud is so strong it will rearrange your head with Romulan-like facial features. Some (less informed) people believe Romulan is a pure Indica marijuana strain with 100% Afghani / Kush genetics; however, that would be an incorrect observation for the Romulan strain.
The seemingly obvious head-high and time-warp from its leaves a lasting impression comparable to most potent Sativa strains. This leads us to believe some Sativa has to be in the genetics. The legend of Romulan confirms this…
There Is Some Sativa In The Romulan Strain
Accordingly to grower profiles/records, the strain has a good amount of Sativa in its genetics. This usually goes under the radar until you medicate with the strain for long amounts of time. It is believed the Afghani parent made its way over seas and up into Vancouver BC in the mid 80’s, where it was mixed with Sativa genetics.
The result was many different clones, all slightly different and unique in their own way. From these, the growers would select the shorter, stockier versions as a growing preference (that looked most like Indica plants). This unfortunately lead many people to believe Romulan was pure Indica — when in reality it has a decent amount of Sativa in its genetics.
Romulan Is A Relaxing, Indica-Dominant Hybrid
This strain is most often chosen by those dealing with insomnia and as such should not be used during the day. Users seeking pain relief often find that it may relieve even some of the worst chronic aches and pains. Others choose it to alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety disorders, depression and various stomach problems.