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.
2095 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
$55 an eighth/ $17 a gram