Strain Review – Shirley’s Temple
November 18, 2017 by Bentley
Happy #FreshNugFriday! For this week’s strain review, I went down to Cannabal City Collective to pick up some fresh nug. To my surprise, they had an exclusive new strain for me to test out. It’s currently being referred to as Shirley’s Temple. It’s a cross between one of my favorite sativa strains called Strawberry Fields and one of my favorite Indica strains called Illuminati. This unique combination makes for a well balanced hybrid that leans slightly towards the Indica side. The nugs are fluffy and have strawberry blonde pistols. It’s aesthetic is clearly derivative of its Strawberry Fields parentage. When I opened the jar, the room filled with a sweet berry aroma. The nose on this strain is quite pungent.
The terpenes I find most present are Pinene and Linalool. After my first hit, my palate was overwhelmed by the fruity floral flavor of Linalool. As I continued, I began to get the sweet aftertaste of Pinene. The flavor and visual appeal was more than enough to win me over, but the experience was truly the cherry on top. Shirley’s Temple put my mind and body in a state of pleasant confusion.
At the beginning of the session, a warm euphoric feeling washed over me. It immediately put a smile on my face and encouraged conversation. As I continued, my body began to sink into the sofa and my muscles relaxed. What came next was unexpected. Though my body grew heavy and gravity seemingly increased, my mind was firing on all cylinders. It was bewildering to say the least. Generally, with a hybrid, you get a blend of the physical and mental effects. With Shirley’s Temple, it’s almost perfectly segmented. The mind being affected by the sativa parentage and the body by the Indica parentage. I’ve never really experienced anything like it. It turned out to be the perfect combination for creative work on the computer. It made sitting for long periods enjoyable, while at the same time promoting creativity and mental clarity.
I personally use cannabis for anxiety relief and was having a particularly stressful week. Unfortunately, the sativa side did encourage some anxious feelings. However, it wasn’t overwhelming and people who don’t suffer from anxiety wouldn’t really notice. Beyond that, I really enjoyed my experience with Shirley’s Temple. If you are looking for a productive high that will keep you focused, while you sit for long periods, look no further!
More about the terpenes:
- Bronchodilator (helps improve airflow to lungs)
- Helps counter short-term memory loss associated with THC
- Promotes alertness
For this week's strain review, I went down to Cannabal City Collective. To my surprise, they had a new strain called shirley's temple