BY ANNE CRUZ
Photo courtesy of Ember Valley
Looking for a euphoric and relaxing high? Get to know Wedding Pie. It’s an indica dominant hybrid flower created by crossbreeding Wedding Cake and Grape Pie. Originally bred by Cannarado Genetics Group, we carry the strain grown by Ember Valley. This sweet smelling strain has peppery notes that encourage you to get happy and unwind for the night.
What kind of high should I expect?
Because this strain has a higher than normal THC content (22%), you can expect a substantial, yet mellow, high. Since Wedding Pie is indica-dominant, you’ll likely enjoy a body high which means you can relax without feeling too sleepy. It can also help with stress and anxiety in social situations (whether they be in-person or virtual) and also lift your mood.
What are the terpenes and what are they good for?
Certain chemical compounds, or terpenes, influence the smell, taste and effects of any given cannabinoid. One of the major ones in Wedding Pie is Myrcene, the most prevalent terpene in cannabis. Myrcene has antiinflammatory and antibiotic properties, and foods with the compound like lemongrass have traditionally been used to alleviate indigestion and anxiety.
Wedding Pie also has caryophyllene, the only terpene known to activate CB2 receptors, which provides antiinflammatory effects. This is also responsible for the hints of pepper in the strain’s taste. Linalool (commonly found in lavender) and limonene (commonly found in citrus) are also present in this strain in lower concentrations — they’re known for their calming and stress-relieving properties.
So what should I use this strain for?
Need to unwind at the end of a workday or feeling like you need a night to do absolutely nothing? You’ll want to hit this strain. Plus, the presence of caryophyllene also makes Wedding Pie a good choice for minor pain management and alleviating anxiety. The mellow vibe of this strain is also prime for socializing, making some users more talkative.
What do reviewers love about it?
Reviewers note that Wedding Pie doesn’t make you as sleepy as other indica-dominant hybrids and they experience an uptick in mood. The terpene profile of this strain also makes it a favorite for pain relief and addressing inflammation issues.
What are the downsides?
It’s not necessarily a downside, especially if you’re a medical patient who needs appetite stimulation, but be aware that this strain might bring on a case of the munchies. The pine and pepper notes from caryophyllene also create an intense flavor profile that might be a turnoff to some.
Interested in trying out Wedding Pie? Buy it here: Ember Valley Wedding Pie, $60 ($42 for Buds members.)