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About Suzy Q
Suzy Q is a CBD-rich strain with potent therapeutic effects. It was created by Burning Bush Nurseries, a prolific group of breeders that supplies flowers of strains like Key Lime Pie to California dispensaries. While Suzy Q’s genetics are kept proprietary by Burning Bush, there’s no denying this strain’s power to numb both physical pain and psychological stress. While this bud’s THC content is typically low, at around 1%, its CBD content has been measured at as high as 25%.
Once trimmed, Suzy Q’s flowers are small to medium in size. They are roughly spadelike in shape, tapering from a wide base to a pointed tip. The buds appear to be more sativa than indica in structure, with long leaves that spiral out loosely from their central stems and can be easily torn away. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of olive green and are twisted through with brown and orange pistils. Because Suzy Q is so low in THC, its ragged leaves have relatively few trichomes, making it fairly easy to break apart its buds by hand.
Suzy Q has a rich and woodsy aromatic profile. The most prominent scent wafting up from these dense flowers is that of fresh pine. This familiar smell is undercut by a more dank, earthy musk, redolent of damp soil. Meanwhile, grinding up or breaking apart Suzy Q’s flowers gives off some hash and spice, perhaps providing evidence of OG Kush or Afghani in the bud’s lineage. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Suzy Q offers a thick, rich smoke that can be acrid and harsh on the lungs, triggering coughing. On the exhale, this smoke carries the strong tastes of pine, mixed with some sourness and spice.
Because of its high ratio of CBD to the more psychoactive THC, Suzy Q comes with few real psychedelic properties. That said, its power of relaxation can be so thorough as to compare to the trippy effects of more traditional, THC-rich indicas. Several minutes after consuming Suzy Q, smokers may detect a concerted pressure behind the eyes or around the temples. This odd sensation is often accompanied by a kind of tingle trickling down the neck and outward through the core and limbs. The resulting relaxation can be so strong as to lay smokers out flat, relieving them of muscular aches and tensions. While Suzy Q comes with few conventionally cerebral effects, its power to calm the body and mind may have the effects of helping consumers to think more clearly or imaginatively, free of typical everyday inhibitions. With none of the telltale signs of cannabis intoxication, Suzy Q is an excellent option for those who can’t or would prefer not to be hamstrung by a psychoactive high. Because it leaves the user with a lucid train of thought, neither overly sedative nor overly stimulating, Suzy Q is appropriate for use at any time of day.
Thanks to its sky-high quantities of CBD, Suzy Q may be more valuable to medical cannabis patients than to recreational users. Most notably, it has the power to numb pain, acting as an analgesic for deep-seated symptoms related to chronic conditions like lupus or arthritis. It can also take care of lesser afflictions, like injury-related pain and soreness and irritations like headaches and indigestion. Psychologically speaking, these soothing properties may also subtract the harsh, often psychosomatic symptoms of certain cases of stress, depression, and anxiety. Because it is not at all likely to bring about the kind of “mindrace” that can lead to frantic, paranoid thinking in the wrong conditions, Suzy Q is an optimal strain for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC. As noted, it can also be an excellent medication for people -- like children -- who should not be exposed to any psychoactive properties.
Burnish Bush has made seeds of Suzy Q available for sale online. It can be grown indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The strain’s plants can be somewhat tall and may need to be trimmed back early on in order to fit in limited indoor grow spaces. Suzy Q flowers within 10 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in early October when grown outdoors.
Suzy Q joints the growing legion of high-CBD strains that set a new standard in over-the-counter, all-purpose wellness. Somewhat difficult to come by, this strain is worth snatching up for its holistic, therapeutic effects.