Ahh, Gushers. The gooey fruit snacks of childhood now in weed form — our friends at The Green House truly know how to hit the spot. Unlike the fruit snack, though, Gushers knows how to give us the best night of sleep we could have asked for.
In case you don’t know why we’re so excited for this strain, let me fill you in on a bit of Gushers 101.
This strain is, much like its namesake, a fruity indica, popularized by growers on the West Coast in the 2010s, that today can be found all over the world.
It’s is the spawn of Gelato #41 and Triangle Kush and resides in the Cookies family of strains. If you’re a fan of strains like Runtz and Zkittlez, you’re going to fall in love with Gushers. It’s a mix of high-THC and low-CBD so be warned: it will lay you out if you’re not careful.
Like a true indica, its potent effects are relaxing and sedating. Folks are drawn to Gushers particularly for its side effects of helping with symptoms like insomnia, pain, and nausea.
As far as flavor goes, this strain is one of the tastiest I’ve had the pleasure of smoking. It remains true to its namesake with its delicious fruity notes. It still tastes like weed, mind you — it tastes very much like smoking bud — but there’s something fruitier in there that you wouldn’t normally taste.
You can also smell it pretty well, too. Buried deep inside of those bright green buds is the scent of tropical fruit, and it gives this strain just the extra oomph it needs to excel. I clearly do not mind the smell. Gushers go well with weed. Or, at least they did in high school, anyway.
And, as you’d expect, Gushers is a mellow and smooth smoke — it’s even slightly forgiving even if you inhale a little too deeply. That doesn’t mean I didn’t choke, though. I took a huge-ass hit in and coughed my lungs up. But those moderate hits were nice and smooth — and tasty, too.
What wasn’t nearly as mellow was the high. Holy god in wherever, it was a ton of bricks to the skull.
As is our experience with all Green House strains, Gushers was…wow, hella freaking strong. After a few tokes, things started to get a bit blurry, and not long into one bowl, I was feeling it. And what I mean by that is I was high as a fricking kite.
I could feel individual parts of my body get high as the smoke settled over my brain like a thick fog. My head was high, my arms were high, my legs were high, and (most of all) my brain was high. Even now, I feel a little stoned writing that.
Individual results will vary (my caveat to the following statement) but if it were me, I would not be quick to use this strain for pain management — NOT UNLESS your version of pain management is feeling every molecule in your body. Cause not only was I couch-locked, I was also well aware of every fiber of my being.
That said, I do recommend it for fun. And also for rehydrating, cause I drank a gallon of liquids after a bowl.
In fact, even after that couch-lock high set in, I still had cottonmouth like the devil. However, I was just too chilled out on my couch to do anything about it.
And for good reason.
I was dunzo. It was as if a comforting cloud had come and laid itself over my body, lulling me to sleep. I was powerless against its energies. I remember blinking stupidly at the anime show playing on the TV, and then nothing. Everything went black.
That Gushers high was one of the best sleeps I’ve ever had, bar none. No tossing and turning and checking my phone at 3 a.m. One minute it was 11 p.m. and the next it was 7 a.m. It was like I had blacked out in the most zenful manner possible.
Do I recommend smoking Gushers during the day? Only if you plan on napping all day, and by napping I mean hibernating. But by all means, don’t hold back on smoking this stuff at night, especially if sleep isn’t cooperating with you right now.
Your eye bags will thank you.
Sir Blaze Ridcully