Ohio Medical Marijuana Strain Review:
Cherry Pie by
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Review & Photos by: Randy Shaffer
Packaging: First Impressions
Cherry Pie is cultivated by Farkas Farms out of Akron, Ohio. This strain is sold under the brand Bullseye Gardens. Not much has changed in terms of the pouch itself since I last profiled a Farkas strain, Smoked Catfish, back in early fall 2019. The pouch has switched colors, and the logo is no longer a sticker. Details on the back of the pouch are easy to read, and loaded with great details about the strain.
This still isn’t my favorite container for keeping cannabis fresh, though. The flower can also easily lose trichomes, and even end up crushed or broken up. Hopefully cannabis cultivators will reconsider these types of pouches in the future.
Cannabis Look: Out of the Bottle
Up close, Cherry Pie has a rather beautiful trichome structure, with glass-like hairs practically smothering the pine green leaves, each with gorgeous purple accents.
Pistils emerge from the calyx’s all over the flower. While most appear amber or reddish brown, there are a few brighter pistils to be found throughout, highlighting the shiny exterior with splashes of yellow and orange.
There was only one large bud in my 2.83 gram pouch, as well as three minis that crumbled off the bud somewhere in transport. The flower itself was well-cured, but ground rather sticky, so patients with pain in their hands or fingers should ask a caretaker to grind for them.
Smell Before Vaping
The aroma of Cherry Pie leans a bit herbal, like a strong tea. There’s a subtle sweetness that awakens the palette from the second you open the pouch. There are also subtle notes of cherry, leaning more like cherry tobacco than fruit. While I had heard this flower smells like cherry pie, I didn’t exactly notice that intense sweet and sour vibe, but I did enjoy the gentle herbal notes and robust sweetness of this strain.
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.
Once vaped, this strain delivers that warm cherry pie taste I had been craving, with a rich cherry palette that almost reminded me of Fruit Loops cereal at first. This was followed by a refreshing peppery bite about mid-vape, and a minty, herbal finish.
The cherry flavor turned a little more rugged the longer I vaped this one, with a flavor more like a cherry tobacco or barrel-aged whiskey. A great tasting strain overall, with a sweetness vastly different from other well-known sweet strains, like Orange 43 from Calyx Peak.
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.
Cherry Pie is a hybrid strain from Bullseye Gardens (Farkas Farms), a cross of Granddady Purple and Durban Poison. The bottle I purchased contained cannabis with 26.7% THC and 0.00% CBD.
This strain was recommended for its euphoria, anxiety relief and uplifting mental effects.
Cherry Pie went to work as soon as I began vaping, offering a strong wave of euphoria right away that eased up anxiety and depression.
This soothing effect enhanced just about every aspect of my day, from engaging my creative juices to increasing my desire to exercise, hike, watch movies, read and just have fun in general.
I did feel some mild jitters about midway through vaping, which is common when I vape hybrids of this type. That said, I rather enjoyed the uplifting euphoria this strain offered. The energetic effects lasted quite a long time, too, easing up with waves of relaxation, just before bed.
Final Thoughts on Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie is an uplifting hybrid from Farkas Farms. This flower delivers ample waves of euphoria and relaxation, which, much like a slice of homemade cherry pie, results in added joy and anxiety relief — enough to wash away the day’s troubles.
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.
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