If you’re a terpene fanatic, you’ll be sure to fall in love with Strawberry Cough because of its unique terpene profile that emits a unique perfume of sweet, summer strawberries. 

Ask anyone who’s had the chance to sample this exotic sativa strain, and the response will be that this strain is a resounding favorite around the world, and for many different reasons. The Strawberry Cough strain offers a little something for everyone. Strawberry Cough tastes both sweet and earthy, it’s relatively easy to grow, it’s great for medical patients, and it offers a ton of uplifting mental effects without that overwhelming sativa buzz. But the best of all, all of the coughing it causes accelerates and intensifies the high. 

All that coughing can accelerate your heart rate. When you pair that with a cannabis strain that ranges in THC potency from 15% to 26%, it makes for a mind-erasing high, which is just another reason that Strawberry Cough is a global favorite. This week, we’re diving deeper into the background of Strawberry Cough as well as reviewing the strain’s effects, appearance, odor, and flavor. 

In this Strawberry Cough review, we break down the origins of this strain, as well as it’s flavor, aroma and medicinal effects.

Strawberry Cough: Background 

Strawberry Cough is a bit of a mystery. We can’t pinpoint when it made its first appearance, or where, and we don’t know who propagated the first Strawberry Cough seeds. We do know, however, that it’s an 80/20 sativa-dominant cross between Haze and Strawberry Fields. We’ve also come to realize it as ultra-potent, containing on average somewhere between 15% and 25% THC. 

Haze is a landrace strain that originated in South America that offers pure sativa genetics and effects. Strawberry Fields is an indica-dominant cross that provides a lot of body relaxation and sativa mental effects. As an offspring of these two parents, Strawberry Cough offers a variety of unique effects to aid the mind and the body. It’s excellent for relaxation as well as taking the edge off when you’re suffering from depression or stress, but it’s also energetic and uplifting. 

While it does a lot of good for the body, this strain is called Strawberry Cough for a reason. For one thing, the smoke from these sticky little nugs is borderline acrid — chokingly thick. The other side is, of course, its terpene and flavor profile. Underneath the sweet strawberry mask is a hefty helping of earthy skunky funk that expands in your lungs and tends to make even veteran smokers and aficionados cough up a lung.

Nobody is really complaining about the coughing, though. The strain may make you cough, but it’s named after the sweet strawberry flavor before anything else. Before it melts into the skunky weirdness, Strawberry Cough is pleasantly sweet, both on the nose and the tongue. It’s like a slightly overripe Strawberry, or a strawberry plucked from the earth, brushed off, and eaten. 

Overall, the Strawberry Cough strain is perfectly balanced and has made its way into just about every cannabis dispensary in the country. Next time you see it, be sure to pick up a gram or two and try it. We’d like to hear what you think. 

Strawberry Cough Appearance, Flavor and Odor Review 

Strawberry Cough flowers feature a plethora of unique complementary colors. This strain doesn’t share a similar appearance to traditional marijuana. The sugar leaves that sit nestled inside the nugs of the cannabis flowers themselves are often deep shades of violet, green and yellow in color. Each flower has vibrant hues of orange pistils curling throughout a thick blanket of silvery trichomes. Overall, they’re gorgeous, sticky flowers. 

Strawberry Cough Weed Strain Review
Strawberry Cough weed strain

As the name would suggest, Strawberry Cough weed has a predominant summer berry scent. It’s easy to compare the way strawberry cough smells to a field of strawberries. If you’ve ever been to a berry farm, you probably noticed the unique quality of the air – sweet and fragrant but also earthy and musty. That’s Strawberry Cough in a nutshell. 

The flavor is a lot like the odor with a few faint differences. The first taste on the inhale is that of strawberry preserves. It’s creamy, sweet and fruity. However, as you draw more smoke into the lungs, the flavor profile shifts slightly into one that is somewhat more pungent and skunky. On the exhale, you’re left with both strawberry and earth notes. The aftertaste is more natural and spicy, like grass and charred wood, though it also tends to be sugary sweet thanks to the strawberry terpene profile. 

Strawberry Cough Effects, Side Effects and Medical Applications Review

Complexity is the nature of Strawberry Cough down to its very core. While it provides energy and uplifts the mind like many other sativa strains, it is also very calming and relaxing. Some sativa strains are not kind to people who suffer from anxiety since they can make you jittery and racy, but Strawberry Cough actually promotes relaxation. Strawberry Cough will help you to feel energized, focused and motivated without accelerating your heart rate (unless you’re coughing, but that’s natural!). 

Its uplifting and euphoric mental effect makes it an ideal choice among those who suffer from depression or those who lead busy. stressful lives. Medically, Strawberry Cough has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation making it an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from chronic pain. It’s also known to bring on a case of the munchies, which is great if you have trouble keeping up with your meals. 

Like most cannabis strains, Strawberry Cough is likely to give you cottonmouth and dry eyes, so don’t forget to bring and use eye drops, lip balm and water or juice to every session. Other side effects can include a headache if you’re not hydrated enough and paranoia if you accidentally take one too many hits. 

All of the negatives aside, this strain is perfect for getting things done. It offers a light mental boost to help you get things done during the day as well as a relaxing effect to help you wind down in the evenings. These unique traits make Strawberry Cough weed the perfect smoke for just about any time of day.

Strawberry Cough Snapshot

This potent sativa strain is an 80/20 sativa-dominant cross between Strawberry Fields, an indica-dominant hybrid with sativa effects, and Haze, a landrace strain with pure sativa genes. Not much is really known about the mysterious origins of the Strawberry Cough strain, but we do know that it has made its way to global stardom due to its overwhelming strawberry scent and earthy flavor profile that is known for making even the most experienced cannabis smokers break out in a fit of coughing. It offers a bright burst of strawberry flavor that mellows into harsher characteristics of skunk and earth which make for thick smoke that expands in the lungs, forcing you to cough. It’s a perfect strain for daytime use among anyone who suffers from social anxiety, stress or depression, as well as in the evenings when it’s time to unwind. Strawberry Cough also offers an uplifting cerebral effect that makes you feel hungry, euphoric and energized, but not to the point where it causes anxiety. 


  • 15%-26% THC
  • 0-1% CBD
  • 0-2% CBG 

Flavor Profile

  • Strawberry
  • Sweet
  • Earth
  • Skunk 

Odor Profile

  • Strawberry
  • Earth


  • Uplifted
  • Euphoric
  • Energetic
  • Happy

Medical Uses

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Lack of Appetite 
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