Name: Strawberry Cough
Type: Hybrid (Sativa Dominant)
Genetics: Strawberry Fields x Haze
Strawberry Cough is one of those strains I heard about long before I ever got a chance to experience it. I'm a big fan of strawberries, not a huge fan of coughing. But hey, I usually cough when I smoke anyways.
The first time I became aware of the strain was when I was watching the film Children Of Men, and in one particular scene Clive Owen and Michael Caine share a joint of Strawberry Cough and comment on the amazing strawberry taste. It was not until years later that I came across some of this now legendary bud and bought it, no questions asked.
Looks and Smell
The buds from Strawberry Cough tend to be tight and shaped like narrow pine cones, and may become elongated. They are bright green in hue with distinctive bold red hairs that seemingly sprout up from everywhere. Just as the name implies, there is a definate aroma of strawberries. This smell is exponentially multiplied upon a few turns in the grinder. Not just a one-trick pony, there are spicy, earthy undertones as well as a sweet, sugary finish that seems to be common in most Haze strains.
Strawberry Cough goes down much more smoothly than the name implies. The smoke is smooth and quite thick and feels nice on the throat on the way in. The smoke on exhale was also smooth and you guessed it, full of strawberry flavor. The high is energizing while being relaxing at the same time. The effects creep up on you slowly and took about 10 minutes to really kick in. Once the high took hold, it was a positive, uplifting and at times euphoric experience.
Overall, Strawberry Cough is a nice mild high that boasts many beautiful subtleties. I can see why this is a much sought-after strain. The creamy taste and pleasing effects have a smoothness that is unmatched in other sativa-dominant hybrids. Appetite control and mood elevation are just two of the many positive medicinal effects. The strain has also proven to be effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety. Although not the most potent strain I've ever come across, Strawberry Cough has truly uplifting effects that takes away your anxieties without knocking you out.
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