It seems appropriate — or even strangely silly — that we’re reviewing a strain called Strawberry Cough in the midst of a pandemic that causes people to cough like a bunch of choking stoners, yet here we are. This is real life, folks. Buckle up, I guess.
Anyway, we are indeed reviewing a strain called Strawberry Cough this week, which we picked up from our friends at The Green House Durango. I was honestly surprised to see how busy the dispensary was in the midst of a pandemic, but smokers gotta smoke, I guess. (That or it was a bunch of high strung parents who are playing teacher while cooped up with anxious kids. Couldn’t tell from the suggested 6-foot distance.) Either way, I was happy to see that there was support for local business (or at least the weed biz) out in droves.
And, given that weed is great for relieving stress, it makes sense why The Green House was busy. Plus, they sell strains like Strawberry Cough, which I found to taste nothing like strawberries, but it did the trick. It did the trick very well.
But I’ll get to that. First let’s talk about the science stuff.
Strawberry Cough is a widely loved sativa strain known for its uplifting, cerebral highs, so you may be familiar with it. You may have even smoked it! Some people have equated the smell of this strain to something like sweet strawberries, but to be honest with you, I just smell skunky weed. I’m definitely not a connoisseur though, so don’t take me at my word for it.
The nugs are dense and compact, like little green popcorn balls, and it was great for getting me out of my own brain for a while. I lit up a bowl of Strawberry Cough expecting, given the name, that I would scare the hell out of my neighbors, who were bound to think I had the virus. Oddly enough, though, I didn’t cough much, if at all, while smoking the bowl by myself in self isolation. I actually found it very pleasant to smoke.
I also found the effects very pleasant. I went from scanning my phone for any new news about the coronavirus to reading AITA on Reddit. It was a nice change of pace, considering how insane life is right now.
What was also a nice change of pace was the high from the Strawberry Cough. I expected to be pretty freaking high after smoking a bowl by myself, but it was a nice daytime high, one that lured me in with a siren’s call and removed the static and COVID-19 haze from my brain. It was the perfect escape at a time when I truly needed it.
I also didn’t notice any anxiety with it, even though this was a sativa, and most of them have been giving me anxiety as of late. (Blame the overabundance of news and arguing. Not even social media is safe.) Strawberry Cough didn’t give rise to that panic in my chest, though. It just helped me get out of my own way for a minute while still allowing me to be functional enough to go about my day.
If you’re a parent stuck inside with kids who have cabin fever, this strain could be a great one to grab for daytime use. It’ll keep your head clear enough to deal with making sandwiches or re-learning Algebra, but it’ll also give you some sweet relief from the frustration that can come with it. Just be aware before you buy it that this strain does smell like weed, so uh, no, the strawberry smell won’t mask it from your kids. Just smoke it in your closet or something. Whatever gets the job done.