Cherry Bomb (iVita Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on April 28th, 2011. Posted in B+, Blog, Grades, Hybrid, iVita Wellness, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Cherry Bomb Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: iVita Wellness

Grade: B+

Type: Hybrid (this one leaned Sativa for our staff)

Lineage: California Cherry Bomb Indica x Mr. Greengeen Hawaiian Cherry Bomb Sativa (this is mostly based on our experience… there are more than 4 different versions of Cherry Bomb in existence, and it’s unclear which one this is — the grower indicated that this one has thin Sativa leaves but large, dense colas)

Price: $40/8th, $35/8th members

Appearance: (7/10)  The muted green coloration of this sample seemed to come at least in part from the small-headed champagne-colored trichomes that coated much of the inner surfaces.  The buds were less attractive than they could have been due to a sloppy trim that left some thin stems and non-frosty guard leaves behind — but underneath, the medicine was fairly intact and looked good for the most part (moderate amount of broken trich heads were seen).  The sample was nicely dried and broke apart easily, but we did find a few immature seed pods scattered about.

Aroma: (8.5/10)  Pre-grind, it had a lightly musky sweetness that reminded us of some Skunk-Haze hybrids — perhaps it was the power of suggestion, but a fermented-like cherry quality was picked up by some of the staff.  After it was broken up, the smell got much stronger and sweeter, with a sweet and sour fruitiness that had a lingering background musk.  This strain really reminded us of Blueberry (the strain, not the fruit) more than cherries though.

Taste: (6.75/10)  Like many strains that smell sweet and have us excited to try them, the flavor was a bit of a letdown.  There was a fruity sweetness on the first hit or two, but it quickly took on a charred quality that overtook most of the true flavor.  It was pleasant enough throughout the sample size, but wasn’t anything remarkable — tasted like a standard fruity Indica to our staff.  The final ash was medium-dark gray with only flecks of white, indicating that a longer flush would’ve benefited the flavor.

Effects: This was the area where we felt that this strain shined most, fitting perfectly into our niche of moderate-potency daytime meds that are suitable for beginner and intermediate-level patients.  The initial potency was solid, coming on quickly in the eyes and a chest fluttering feeling with an increase in heart rate — it seemed to build and reach its peak between 30 and 45 minutes into the experience.  We were active mentally, a little on the frantic and cerebral side to start, but once the initial potency passed, it became a more easily-focused energy that spurred us into action in both semi-detailed work tasks and household chores.  Along with that smooth motivation came a moderate body relaxation that had us feeling capable and able to channel the motivation.  A smooth decline in potency lasted until about 2.5 hours, when it basically disappeared, leaving no residual effects or “hangover”.

Duration: 1.5-2 hours medicinal-level effects, 2.5 hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Ocular effects, energy (and focus), mood elevation, moderate body relaxation, and mild pain relief.

Overall: As mentioned earlier, this sample fit perfectly into what we call “ideal B+ meds”, which are strains which are perfect for a day where very heavy medication isn’t desired.  This strain gave us a smooth internal energy that had us checking household chores off our list like crazy or working diligently on semi-detailed work or creative tasks.  The body relaxation that came with it was appreciated and helped to make the energy useful and lasting.  This strain isn’t one of the more impressive to look at or taste, but it was very appealing scent-wise for fans of sweeter berry-style strains.  Check out this Cherry Bomb for moderate daytime relief that won’t leave you tired afterwards or too medicated to function properly.

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Comments (3)

  • curt
    June 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm |

    Which dispensarary can I get this?

  • rlp
    June 8, 2011 at 2:55 pm |

    The dispensary where each sample came from is always indicated in parentheses next to the strain name in the review title. In this case, the Cherry Bomb came from iVita Wellness in Uptown Denver. Their website is linked in the review, and you can check out their KindReviews Member page as well, which has their complete photo menu and more information about the store here: http://www.kindreviews.com/05/ivita-wellness

    Thanks for reading!

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