Cherry Pie is a strong Indica hybrid strain with 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. It’s the offspring of highly reputable parents; Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple. In some quarters, this strain is referred to as Cherry Kush, true enough, it has similar robustness of Kush strains.
Cherry Pie has high THC, analytical labs have tested multiple samples which gave a range of 18%-20%. CBD is at 0.2%, this may appear negligible, but the therapeutic benefits of CBD can still be felt in this strain.
As the name suggests, Cherry Pie is a mouth-watering strain to behold. It has a captivating mix of hues; olive green, light green, purple, orange and dazzling white. The buds are dense and popcorn shaped, each piece hugging the next as if fighting for dear life. The leaves are tightly curled and encircled by burnt orange pistils. The green buds are soaked in dazzling white trichome crystals, giving them a silver sheen and powdery texture. Some phenotypes will have beautiful purple hues, obviously originating from Grandaddy Purple genetics.
Properly cured Cherry Pie buds will give off a cherry-scented aroma with musky notes. The smoke is smooth but leaves some earthiness lingering in the mouth. On the exhale, a spicy and fruity taste is left behind.
Cherry Pie’s hit picks up from the sinuses as it ascends to the brain where it swells to culminate in euphoric bliss. The descent to the body is gradual; patients report feeling progressively relaxed. The limbs may feel heavy with time and this may prompt you to lie down. As this happens, you may feel tensions and aches dissipate from your body. With such high indica traits, this strain is great for treating chronic fatigue and pain.
In high doses, new patients may experience racing thoughts, altered sensations or hallucinations. The feeling of “spaciness” that comes with euphoria may also be scary for some patients. If it’s your first time, expect to feel like you are being shifted out to outer space, you forget your current reality and get to the world around you from a vantage point. This can be scary for first-time patients. To prevent this, new patients are encouraged to start with the lowest possible doses as they observe how their body responds. If this happens to you, don’t panic, you can just lie down and wait for the high to wear out.
Patients can put these effects to some good use. The cerebral drive can be channeled to some creative projects as the opportunity is captured to get rid of anxiety. Patients struggling with PTSD can also get a break from using Cherry Pie. Attention deficit syndrome can also be sorted with a few puffs, the cerebral high helps to declutter the mind and increase focus. In higher doses, Cherry Pie’s sedative tendencies can also relieve insomnia.
Patients with a sweet tooth may fall in love with this strain. As much as it has some dankness to it, the sweet gooeyness that lingers is one to be craved for. No wonder it won 3rd place finish in the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup.
The creators of Cherry Pie remain a mystery, but their work speaks well for them. Seeds can be found online and can be grown either indoors or outdoors. Outdoors, growers will require a Mediterranean-like climate.
The effects of Cherry Pie come with a surge of energy soon after you have the first few puffs. Patients feeling tired and worn out appreciate this effect. This also comes with happiness and a sense of calmness, worry and anxiety dissipate allowing you to take a break from present stressors. Patients with high-stress levels can use this to catch a break and put thoughts into perspective. Cherry Pie is also a social strain and will make you unusually bubbly and chatty.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Cherry Pie, like other high THC strains, will cause cottonmouth and dry eyes. The theory of dehydration is the cause of dry mouth has been criticized, as some have argued that THC instead blocks the action of salivary glands in the mouth. However, staying hydrated and sucking icepacks have helped many patients deal with these uncomfortable symptoms.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
Cherry Pie is a terpene endowed strain, meaning that it is packed with therapeutic goodness. Terpenes have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. The healing effects of terpenes have been investigated in small in vitro, animal and clinical studies. One study concluded that terpenes have “very low toxicity, these terpenes are safe and well-tolerated and have a good therapeutic index.”
Cherry Pie has the following terpenes:
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