Wednesday, September 16, 2020

[Review] - Cannabis Flower: Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a world-famous strain sourced by Kyle Kushman some time around the millennium from a novice grower in Connecticut.  It's the offspring of Strawberry Fields & Haze and is renowned for its uniquely sweet strawberry aroma.  Its other identifying trait is the trademark 'cough', which is said to be somewhat harsh or expansive on the lungs & produce fits of coughing that take users to the next dimension.  Strawberry Cough is a Sativa-dominant hybrid that tends to hover around the 20% THC mark.  It has a 4.3 out of 5 star rating on Leafly & has been reviewed by 2,469 people at the time of this writing.  
My cut contains 19.9% THC & 0.1% CBD.  Its most prominent terps are caryophyllene, myrcene & limonene.  I paid $4 for a half-gram.  It's a strain I've always wanted to try but not at the tippy top of my list so I just picked up a small sample.  She is the most photogenic of the strains I bought (see pic below) due to her long, conical buds & tight trim job.  I'm not getting even a hint of strawberry smell, sadly, but more of a strong lemon/lime scent with soft floral undertones.  Pleasant, but doesn't evoke its namesake.  

Strawberry Cough

I roll her up in a raspberry flavored paper with some hemp & take to the outdoors.  The dry job is not optimal so the joint's kinda fat & lumpy.  It burns more evenly than expected.  My mom was stressing me out the whole time I smoked so I can't get an honest read on how euphoric or mood-lifting the strain is, but I'm definitely getting some stimulant vibes.  My heart is amped up in a somewhat uncomfortable way.  It's one of those strains that makes me just want to be alone with my thoughts (which tend to keep going in circles).  A Sativa through-and-through.  The flavor was more interesting than the aroma--I kept smoking until the roach was completely gone.  
After the high mellows out a bit I get the munchies & feel inspired to write this review.  I do feel more creative than usual when searching for words, which is in keeping with the descriptions of this strain's creativity-boosting powers.  And these Lucky Charms are tasting GOOD.  

Strawberry Cough container

I give Strawberry Cough a 4.7 of 5 stars for flavor, overall energy & price.  The dry job was lacking & it doesn't smell like berries at all, but more importantly the headspace is just too anxiety-producing for my taste.  It's very photogenic & tasty but just doesn't fit my needs at this time.  I'd recommend Strawberry Cough for people suffering from lethargic depression, chronic fatigue, ADHD, spasticity & those looking for a morning strain to kick off their day with a bang.  
There's definitely no draggy comedown & the high is entirely cerebral save for the racing heart.  However, if you're not prone to anxiety from weed you should be fine.  It could even replace coffee for those looking for an alternative--it's that stimulating.  

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