Strain Review: Strawberry Cough

In the world of cannabis, hundreds to thousands of strains exist. Every single year, many new ones are created. Despite this, a handful of the best strains have managed to stay on top and stay on the top shelves. While the list of the best strains out there may vary from opinion to opinion, many stoners may include Strawberry Cough on their list.

There is no surprising reason why, either. Strawberry Cough is one of those strains you can simply use forever. It delivers quick and strong effects that surely never let the user down. But what sets this strain aside from other great strains? Well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find out.


Strawberry Cough is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain that is known to be one of the most popular. It is 85% sativa and 15% indica. THC levels tend to stay in the 15-20% range and average at 17.5%. As for CBD, levels stay at less than 1%, not enough to be relevant. Therefore, if you are looking for a CBD strain, this one is not the best option.

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Even with the dominance of sativa, this strain’s buds are structured more like an Indica. Effects, however, are geared more toward sativa. It is best to be used in the morning, or the start of the day, as it can bring about an uplifting feeling. Also, Strawberry Cough is known to make even the most experienced smoker cough (hence the name).

This strain was created by Kyle Kushman. He made it by crossbreeding Strawberry Field with a Haze strain. Since its creation, Kushman has taken this strain to the top. Its rapid growth in popularity allowed it to win the title of Best Flower in the 2013 Cannabis Cup. Today, Strawberry Cough is still sought out by many.


The high from Strawberry Cough is known to hit the user immediately. If a large amount is smoked or consumed quickly, the high may be quite intense at first. The user may be unable to handle the hard hit from this strain. After a few minutes, however, the high settles in and the user can enjoy it. It can take you from dazed and confused to happy and euphoric in a matter of minutes.

Here are the effects of Strawberry Cough:

  • Uplifted
  • Happy
  • Euphoric
  • Relaxed
  • Focused
  • Energetic

Remember, since this strain is 85% Sativa, it will bring you energy and euphoria. If you need a nighttime strain, go with a strain that is 85% Indica, not sativa. But for the daytime, Strawberry Cough will do you well.

Medical Benefits

Besides getting a good high from Strawberry Cough, it can also offer several medical benefits. For one, it is a great stress reliever. Any strain (mostly sativas) that increases your mood and brings about uplifting effects can serve as a great stress reliever. Get high and forget about it.

Other conditions that Strawberry Cough may help with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue

Flavors and Scents

One thing that draws many users to Strawberry Cough (besides its potency) is its flavors. By simply reading the name of the strain, you may already know where this is going.

Kyle Kushman, the creator of this strain, claimed that he created it with a strain that was grown close to a strawberry patch. The strain became so influenced by the strawberries that it took on its flavors and scents. Kushman decided to name the strain Strawberry Field. He then used that strain and crossbred it with a Haze strain to create Strawberry Cough, and the flavors and scents stuck.

So yes, Strawberry Cough does give off obvious tastes and smells of strawberries. It is also known to have a very sweet smell. This strain is great for stoners who love to taste their strains. Strawberry Cough is one of those that the delicious taste just sticks out. In addition, the high level of myrcene, a terpene, contributes to a very herbal aroma.

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That’s all for this post. What do you think about Strawberry Cough? Its delicious taste and strong sativa high are a good option for those who love strawberries and want to get uplifted. Thanks for reading!

FAQ: Strawberry Cough and effects

Q: What type of strain is Strawberry Cough?

A: Strawberry Cough is a Sativa-dominant hybrid. 

Q: What are the effects of this strain?

A: The effects of Strawberry Cough are uplifting, calming, and cerebral. 

Q: What is the aroma and flavor of this strain?

A: Strawberry Cough has a sweet and earthy aroma and flavor with a hint of berries. 

Q: What is the THC content of this strain?

A: The THC content of Strawberry Cough typically ranges from 12-25%.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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