If you are a guest at a wedding, your mind is firmly focused on the party that takes place after the ceremony. Yes, the initial union is lovely and everything, but it is also mind-numbingly dull! Depending on who is getting married and the type of guests they invite, the after-party may include marijuana to go along with liberal amounts of alcohol!
There was a Cannabis Wedding Expo in Lafayette in January 2018. Its goal was to teach soon-to-be-wed couples how to incorporate weed into their plans – tastefully, of course! We have a feeling that the Wedding Cake strain may catch on and become part of a post-wedding party.
What Is the Wedding Cake Strain?
Wedding Cake weed is an indica-dominant hybrid that is a cross of Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). However, a few well-known and respected budsmen believe it is actually a cross of Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. The strain was bred in Southern California initially. Later, a breeder called Kind Love helped bring it to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
Wedding Cake Aroma
Once you get past the earthy and doughy scent, you will be rewarded with an alluring, sweet aroma. This strain’s notes proved that its backcrossed genetics mixed well and kept the all-important tart and sugary qualities of its lineage.
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Wedding Cake Flavor
Due to the aroma, it’s surprising to find that the soil and sour flavors take over your taste buds. Fortunately, the sugary notes come through after a little while. We recommend using a vaporizer at a low-temperature setting if you want to get the best flavor.
Wedding Cake Appearance
Trichomes cover the tops and sides of the calyxes. The shades of pinkish-red and grape ensure this weed has a sugar cookie aesthetic. The nugs are dense and shaped like teardrops. Some people call Wedding Cake the ‘Pink Cookie’ because of its coloring.
Wedding Cake Strain Grow Info
It is not easy to get your hands-on Wedding Cake seeds. As the cultivators of this strain have not shared its growth information, growing it may be a case of trial and error. Your best option is to obtain a cutting from a female plant.
Wedding Cake’s ancestry suggests that it grows well indoors, and it is best if you use soil as the growing medium.
Set your fan and exhaust system to allow a bit of humidity in the air. The flowering time is believed to be around 7-9 weeks. The indoor yield is approximately 18-21 ounces per square meter.
If you decide to grow it outside, make sure you live in a warm, sunny, and slightly humid environment. Once again, use rich soil as your growing medium. Your crop should be ready for harvesting by late September to mid-October. A bountiful harvest of 21 ounces per plant awaits successful outdoor Wedding Cake growers.
THC Content – Highest Test
Users of Wedding Cake know it is a heavy hitter. Lab results have revealed versions of this strain with a THC content of 27%! We have written before about how a strain’s THC content doesn’t necessarily provide the high you expect.
However, Wedding Cake is every bit as potent as its lab report suggests; arguably more so! We DO NOT recommend this strain if you are a weed-smoking novice. It can send you into dreamland before you know what is happening!
CBD Content – Highest Test
Wedding Cake seldom has more than 0.23% CBD and usually has approximately 0.1%. As a result, it commonly has a THC: CBD ratio of around 250:1. However, it also has high levels of the terpene, beta-caryophyllene, which creates a similar response to high-CBD strains like Harlequin. As the terpene hits the same CB2 receptors, Wedding Cake is an excellent medicinal strain.
What Are Wedding Cake’s Likely Effects?
As previously mentioned, Wedding Cake is an extremely potent strain. Therefore, it’s probably not the best option for an after-wedding party toke – unless you plan on going home soon after.
You will probably feel a mildly psychedelic high, and users report seeing everything in ‘high definition’! This might be a little disconcerting for novices, but experienced cannabis consumers shouldn’t find this too overwhelming. Fortunately, this strain helps calm you down and is an excellent choice if you want to feel relaxed.
Another way to describe Wedding Cake’s effects is that it can make you feel more like a viewer than a participant, even when standing right in the middle of a crowd.
Medical Benefits of the Wedding Cake Strain
Some cannabis consumers use Wedding Cake to manage anxiety and depression due to its uplifting effects.
The extremely high THC levels can act as a mood elevator and a strong painkiller.
Wedding Cake is a popular medicinal marijuana strain and is often used for musculoskeletal pain such as arthritis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. The Wedding Cake strain is also used to help with the symptoms of neurological conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Possible Side Effects of the Wedding Cake Strain
As is the case with most high-THC strains, there are some potential adverse side effects. If you use too much, issues such as cottonmouth or red eyes can occur. In rare cases, it can cause panic attacks or anxiety in people predisposed to these conditions.
Final Thoughts on the Wedding Cake Strain
Wedding Cake is an intense strain that can help to temporarily alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression. It has an extremely high THC level, and it ‘feels’ like you have just dabbed a concentrate! Although it is a relaxing smoke, it is not for the beginner or individuals with a low weed tolerance.
Some versions of Wedding Cake have a slightly higher CBD content and lower THC level. This may reduce the risk of experiencing side effects. After using it, your mind will feel invigorated, and you may break out into an uncontrollable fit of giggles. Eventually, your body will feel relaxed, and you may slip into a peaceful sleep.