Birthday Cake is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that oozes with color and flavor. It is a cross between the famous Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie strain. It is also referred to as Wedding Cake. The buds are richly coated with sticky resinous trichomes that convey the therapeutic potential of the plant.
The round dense colorful buds spot hues of green purple and orange giving it the appearance of a beautiful birthday cake. Birthday cake has high levels of THC, mostly in the upper twenties. This may put off novice patients who are not versed with the typical marijuana high. Starting with less potent strains can be useful as you progress towards stonier strains. That said, the cerebral effects of Birthday cake are refreshing and help a lot in relieving mental imbalances.
The scent is sweet and vanilla like with slight musky undertones. Most patients have reported that this strain’s taste is reminiscent of an actual birthday cake; with a mix of vanilla sweet, buttery and nutty. The smoke is gentle on the throat, even first time users will tolerate it well.
With the high THC levels, Wedding cake is an excellent pain relieving strain. Patients have reported positive results in the treatment of sciatica, musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain.
This is an indica dominant hybrid strain with 60% indica and 40% sativa. It has 25% THC and less than 1% CBD.
Wedding Cake is a cross between Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie strains.
Birthday cake gives a strong heady buzz that may be overpowering for novice patients. But once you get used to these heady effects you will have a great experience toking on this strain. The head buzz is the kind that takes you to outer space and completely clears your mind. It is also uplifting and energizing, making it ideal for use as a mood elevator.
On the body, Birthday cake will cause a slow heaviness that seeps through every part of the body. This will cause deep relaxation and a strong couch lock effect. As much as the mind is energized, the body will want to do nothing more than to relax. This makes this a good strain for a relaxed evening when all you wish to do is to unwind.
It is also great at inducing a ravenous appetite, be prepared for this.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
- Deep relaxation
- Clarity of Mind
Patient Reported Negative Effects
The negative effects reported by patients are very manageable. They include:
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Eyes
- Red Eyes
Hydrating in advance will help to reduce the anticholinergic effects caused by this strain. The red eyes are nothing to worry about. THC causes the capillaries in the eyes to dilate causing more blood to flow to the eyes. Expect this effect to wear out as soon as the THC is out of your system.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
Medical Benefits of Birthday Cake
Birthday cake is very useful in treating pain. It has shown great results with neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain and musculoskeletal pain. It is also useful in stimulating appetite. This can be helpful for patients suffering from poor appetite such as patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. The cerebral effects are helpful in treating depressive symptoms and chronic stress.
Patients have reported relief with the following conditions:
Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of cannabis plants. They also add to the therapeutic effects of the plant. Going by this strains lineage and the scents it gives off, this strain must have the following terpenes: caryophyllene, limonene, linalool and myrcene.
This terpene has a spicy pepperish scent. It is mostly found in spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, oregano, basil and rosemary. It is the only terpene that binds to cannabinoid receptors. It adds to the analgesic and anti inflammatory properties of Birthday cake. Recent research also suggests that Caryophyllene is also beneficial in treating alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
This terpene’s scent is characteristic of the scent produced by citrus fruits. It has great stress relieving and mood elevating properties. It is easily absorbed through inhalation and improves the absorption of other terpenes through the skin. Because of this, it is usually added to cannabis infused skin balms.
Linalool is responsible for the tropical scent in Birthday cake. Other than having such a beautiful smell this terpene adds to the stress relieving properties of Birthday Cake. Linalool also has anti seizure properties and may be used to suppress epilepsy.
Myrcene is the most abundant terp found in the cannabis plant, it is responsible for the earthy undertones of Birthday cake. It has shown great potential as an anti inflammatory agent.
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