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Strain Review: Strawberry Banana

Strawberry Banana is a flavor you’d usually see for yogurt, smoothies, or snow cones, not a strain I expected to find while browsing The Apothecarium’s menu.

I’m usually enticed by sweet and fruity marijuana, and this was no exception.

Strawberry Banana is a hybrid cross between Strawberry Cough and Banana Kush, and although I had tried Strawberry Cough before and found it so sharp and harsh I couldn’t smoke it, the sales associate assured me that the smoke was much smoother and tolerable than its lineage may suggest.

Before buying the Strawberry Banana, I had taken a three-day tolerance break. This strain was the perfect way to end it.

With the first hit, I felt the sharpness of the Strawberry Cough gently tingle the back of my throat — nothing like the usual harsh lung busting properties — that was followed by a calming hint of banana.

After two hits, I was on my back with a wide grin on my face as I stared at clouds rushing across the sky. While I typically smoke clearheaded strains, Strawberry Banana gave me an incredible cerebral haze that made me feel … well, “stoned.”

The high was an extreme head and body rush for the first 5-10 minutes and then pure bliss for about an hour and a half until you’re overcome by the desire to eat, with the feeling that whatever you eat will be the best thing you’ve ever eaten.

After about three hours of a relaxing euphoria, the high begins to slowly lower you into a sleepy comatose state.

Before my tolerance break, I smoked about half an ounce a week without ever feeling “stoned.” After my break from cannabis, my eighth of Strawberry Banana lasted me all week, and got me wrecked each time.

Potency:  23% THC, 1%> CBD

Appearance:  The big, dense, bright green leaves were entirely frosted and covered with copious amount of trichomes. I practically drooled when I saw the buds.

Smell:  As if the appearance wasn’t enticing enough, the aroma was exactly what you would expect: a faint smell of strawberry banana smoothie overpowered the typical potent cannabis resin smell.

Taste:  The taste was a deliciously sweet blend of sharp strawberry and soothing banana.

Medical application:  I would recommend Strawberry Banana to help relieve stress, depression, anxiety, and in some cases even insomnia.

Effect: The overall effect is complete euphoria.

Overall Impression: Definitely one of the best strains I’ve had in a long time — the perfect strain to end my tolerance break.

Available at:
The Apothecarium
2095 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
$55 an eighth/ $17 a gram