Cherry Bomb is a well-balanced hybrid that makes for a good all-purpose smoke. Born from an unnamed California indica and fabled Mr. Greengenes landrace sativa from Hawaii, this bud offers mental engagement that’s tempered by a calm physical sedation. Its dank and fruity flavor only serves to complement this multilayered high. Consumers outside the U.S. should note that Netherland-based company Bomb Seeds also offers a strain named Cherry Bomb, with more indica-heavy effects and roots in perennial favorite Big Bud. Cherry Bomb has true bag appeal, wowing buyers with its medium to large-sized flowers. The buds have a seemingly hybridized structure, dense and compact at their center like many indicas, but with fluffy, loose leaves that seem more characteristic of sativa varieties. The leaves are a pale sage green, although some phenotypes of Cherry Bomb boast faint shades of purple; these latter hues come about when pigments called antho cyanins are stimulated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, a coating of sticky, icy white trichomes insure the buds’ psychoactivity. When properly cured, flowers of Cherry Bomb carry a deeply fruity scent that leans more toward berry than cherry. This sweet aroma is undercut by a more musky, earthy tone, redolent of damp earth. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, releases a pungent hit of skunk. When burnt, Cherry Bomb gives off a smooth and unusually palatable smoke. The smoke has flavors of blueberry and blackberry on the exhale with some herbal hints. Cherry Bomb’s versatility gives it several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. The sense of focus that comes with its onset can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders. Its generally upbeat vibe can also temporarily take the sting out of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Cherry Bomb may also soothe physical pain, whether it’s deep-seated and chronic or due to simple everyday inflammation like a headache. Because it can lead to intensely recursive patterns of thinking at first, this strain is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low tolerance for THC. Cherry Bomb is a fun smoke whether you’re enjoying it alone or sharing it in a social situation. If you do break this fruity strain out in public, bring enough to share, as its aroma is sure to turn some heads.
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