About Cherry Thunder Fuck
Cherry Thunder Fuck is a fruity hybrid with a high that’s as attention-grabbing as its name. The strain is a combination of the flavor-focused staple Cherry Pie and an unnamed cross between Maple Leaf Indica and Alaskan landrace Matanuska Thunder Fuck. What results is a potent, pungent bud that yields an indica-leaning high. Cherry Thunder Fuck’s high has been measured at between 19% and a whopping 26%.
Flowers of Cherry Thunder Fuck are medium to large in size and adhere in tight, conical shapes. These tree-like buds have an internal structure that hews more indica, with small, broad that curl closely inward. The leaves themselves are a dappled yellowish-green with occasional flashes of purple. Finally, Cherry Thunder Fuck’s buds are twisted through neon orange pistils and are dotted with a thick coating of resinous trichomes.
The first whiff of Cherry Thunder Fuck will pick up on fruity cherry and berry-like notes. A closer inspection, meanwhile, may reveal some funkier, almost fermented odors lurking underneath. When broken apart or ground up, Cherry Thunder Fuck gives off a faintly herbal aroma, possibly passed on from Matanuska. Burning these flowers yields a smoke that, while light, can have a somewhat sour, acrid. Flavors of cherry and hash come through on the exhale.
Cherry Thunder Fuck’s high can come on slowly, so much so that consumers may forget that they’ve even toked. After some 10 or 15 minutes, smokers tend to feel a headrush accompanied by head-focused sensations like an increased pulse around the temples or some flushing in the cheeks. What follows is an altered state of awareness in which thoughts may move more rapidly than usual or may seem to have a new complexity. Depending on one’s set and setting, these effects can lead to anything from productivity on household chores to creative brainstorming to simple daydreaming and introspection. If shared in buzzy social settings, Cherry Thunder Fuck’s vibe can also lend itself to the camaraderie and free-flowing conversation. For many, this strain’s mental effects can also take the form of sensory distortion, resulting in trippy phenomena like mild hallucinations or a feeling of time dilation. Those who are so inclined can amplify this mood with some atmospheric music or movies.
As this high wears on, its physical properties become progressively stronger. A shiver of relaxation that starts in the neck slowly works its way down through the spine and core. Smokers who may have been out and about may want to make a beeline for home -- while those who are already lounging can find themselves sinking into their surroundings. At this point, Cherry Thunder Fuck is best enjoyed while kicked back with some snacks and entertainment. Because of its steady decline in energy levels, this strain is recommended for early evening or nighttime enjoyment.
Cherry Thunder Fuck’s mostly sedative properties can also have some use for medical cannabis patients. Its ability to boost mood can temporarily improve symptoms associated with stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. The strain can also relieve physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Additionally, anti-inflammatory properties can take the sting out of everyday irritations like nausea or headaches. In high enough doses and properly relaxed conditions, Cherry Thunder Fuck may even help insomniacs get some sleep. Because of its relatively low risk of cerebral, recursive thinking, this bud is an appropriate choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of this dynamic strain are not available for purchase online. Those looking to grow Cherry Thunder Fuck at home should seek out a trusted source with access to mature, healthy plants of the strain. Clippings of these plants can be grown as “clones” and may be cultivated indoors or out -- although outdoor success depends on a humid, Mediterranean-like climate. While there isn’t much information available on best growing practices specific to this strain, its indica-influenced flowers suggest that plants have a short flowering time of between 8 to 9 weeks. Cherry Thunder Fuck’s hardy Alaskan landrace roots also imply that its plants can resist adverse growing conditions and provide a high yield of flowers at harvest time.
A fruity, luxurious smoke, Cherry Thunder Fuck is one indica hybrid that deserves to be savored. Its descent from Matanuska may also make it worth seeking out by landrace chasers.