Ohio Medical Marijuana Strain Review:

Apple Fritter by
Woodward Fine Cannabis

Woodward's Limited Edition Strains Continue To Amaze!

Review & Photos by: Randy Shaffer

Packaging: First Impressions

As of this writing, a few of Woodward’s “Limited Edition” strains are still available at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries. If you’ve yet to check one out, you should do so before they’re all gone. Woodward Fine Cannabis is cultivated by Fire Rock out of Akron, Ohio. 

These “Limited Edition” strains come packed in a clear plastic bottle that’s recyclable. Labeling is easy to read, and favors a slick neon 80’s vibe. In addition, the bottle is also fairly easy to open. There’s very little to complain about here as Woodward Fine Cannabis has always been, and continues to be, great at packing their medical cannabis.

RATING: 4.9/5

Cannabis Look: Out of the Bottle​

Similar to my bottle of Grapehead, this strain mostly consisted of smaller popcorn-sized nugs. Each nug was decently dense and not too brittle to the touch. As I’ve said before, potency isn’t dictated by how large a bud is out of the bottle, so I wouldn’t count nug size against this strain.

Colors here are quite spectacular. Up close, the nugs feature a beautiful array of purple accents. In fact, if you look at the grind photo below, you’ll see splashes of purple everywhere you look.

Other colors, like pines and soft greens, hide behind the purple accents and frosty trichomes. Orange pistils shoot out everywhere, and add a nice amber tint to the buds when reflected in the light.

RATING: 4.6/5
Apple Fritter - Grind

How Does It Grind?

As mentioned, bud colas were about the size of a dime or smaller, with heavy density. About 4 or 5 nugs ground down to about 3 bowls for vaping in just a handful of turns. 

This bud grinds very easily, with minimal hassle. Patients who experience pain in their hands or fingers likely won’t struggle very much when grinding this strain down. 

Do be careful not to grind too much, though. Apple Fitter is sticky and can get a little too finely ground with too many turns.

RATING: 4.7/5

Smell Before Vaping

Apple Fritter does a good job spelling out its general aroma with the name. There is a strong burst of apple, like a Fuji, that will hit you as soon as you indulge in this strain’s aroma. The scent is pronounced, though not as potent as something like Orange 43, which hit the nostrils very hard.

There’s also a few additional scents worth noting, especially a slight minty undertone, a dash of pine and even a subtle hint of cheese, which adds that distinctive fried smell that helps this strain really feel like you’re sniffing a freshly friend apple fritter.

Though I enjoyed the sugary apple scent, I found the mixture to be a little too subtle at times, favoring that cheesy odor over anything else. That’s not to say this strain doesn’t smell great, but I wish it were just a bit more focused.

RATING: 4.5/5

The Taste Test

I vaped this medical cannabis with an Arizer ExtremeQ vaporizer. I like to start my first bag at a lower temperature to open the terpenes, and work up to a higher temp to vaporize the cannabinoids. 

Apple Fritter leans a little more earthy than sweet when vaped, with subtle apple notes, a striking floral through-thread, a spicy current, and a persistent bite on the throat throughout the medication period. Expect a few mild coughs while enjoying this strain, but enjoy it you will!

I was surprised by how much of a backseat the apple aroma took once vaped. It was always present throughout the vaping experience, most notably on the tastebuds after vaping, but pine, clove and cheese always seemed to dominate, dancing around the more sugary flavors. 

I did enjoy Apple Fritter, though I wanted a little more apple than cheese. Thankfully, the longer I vaped, the stronger cheese and pine accents dissipated, and the remaining flavors engaged one another in stronger unison. This resulted in a better emulation of the taste of an actual apple fritter. It was a welcome surprise after being somewhat disappointed by the first few hits.

Ultimately, I would recommend pairing this one with a sweet tea, perhaps something with dried apple peelings, or even a glass of refreshing kombucha. A sweet desert wine would also pair rather well with this strain’s sugary accents.

RATING: 4.3/5

Medicinal Benefits and Side Effects I Noted

Note: The medicinal benefits noted in this strain profile are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the advice of a medical practitioner or licensed budtender. 

Apple Fritter by Woodward Fine Cannabis is a “Limited Edition” indica strain, a cross of Secret Cookie and Kush Mints. The bottle I purchased contained cannabis with 24% THC and 0.01% CBD. 

My budtender recommended this strain for late night relaxing, stress reduction, help with sleep and inflammation relief.

Right away this one goes to work, relaxing each and every muscle, and easing tension in the neck and spine. I felt a sense of ease, and general anxiety was tempered. My muscles and joints also felt a nice sense of relief and relaxation, though not as profoundly as Beach Wedding

As a sleep aid, Apple Fritter does a wonderful job soothing any worries about the day (or the next) and helping relax the body at the same time. I found that this strain in conjunction with a cannabis tincture is a nice one-two knockout blow to the senses. Personally, I slept peacefully, and straight through the night while medicating with this strain. That is pretty rare for me.

Because Apple Fritter is such a solid sedative, couchlock and difficulty concentrating is to be expected. I found it far more difficult to motivate myself to much of anything. As such, I would recommend this one for the evening, after work, chores and other tasks are completed. 

RATING: 4.8/5
Apple Fritter - Inside - Ohio Strain Review
Apple Fritter - Showcase

Final Thoughts on Apple Fritter

Apple Fritter is another great indica strain from Woodward Fine Cannabis. The strain delivers a sugary aroma, profound relaxation and ample inflammation relief. Hopefully Woodward will continue to cultivate these “Limited Edition” strains they’ve produced because nearly every single one of them is worth a try.

Did you get to try any of Woodward’s “Limited Edition” strains while they were in stock? Which was your favorite? Let us know below!


Please be aware: Percentages of THC, CBD and terpene profiles can vary greatly between cannabis harvests. This means that some strains profiled at 420oh.io will contain higher, exact or lower percentages of active chemical compounds when purchased at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries during different harvest seasons.

Greens and oranges are hidden under a thick layer of creamy trichomes. These trichomes mute color quite a bit, but their stickiness suggests plenty of active chemical compounds.

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This strain is a creeper. I felt very little after vaping my first bag, but that slowly transformed as a relaxing headband effect rolled over my temples, soothing tension and easing my anxiety.

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