Pink Lemonade is an indica-dominant hybrid with serious bag appeal. Although this strain’s roots are unknown, its potency and fruitiness are clear. Pink Lemonade offers a sour-sweet flavor alongside a pleasant combination of mental and physical effects. Although this strain’s high is said to last shorter than average, it can nevertheless be a potent, memorable smoke for cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Pink Lemonade’s THC levels have been measured at between 12% and 22%.
Pink Lemonade makes itself known right away with large, chunky buds. These flowers stick together in tapered formations that can range in shape from conical to more cylindrical and bullet-shaped. As might be expected due to their indica background, Pink Lemonade’s buds also have an indica-typical structure, dense and nugget-like, with leaves attached tightly to their central stems. These leaves themselves are especially notable for their patchwork of olive green and deep purple hues. These latter colors are the result of pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics; these become activated and trigger blue and purple shades when stimulated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, cloudy white trichomes make these already colorful buds even more eye-catching.
When properly cured, these flowers indeed give off the scent of tart lemons. And as with real pink lemonade, there are some subtle sweet, floral aromas hanging out underneath. Grinding up these thick nuggets can reveal more complex notes of incense and hash, suggesting descent from OG Kush or Afghani. When burnt, Pink Lemonade gives off a smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke has some tropical citrus flavors on the exhale, redolent of pineapple or grapefruit. Notably, despite its often purple leaves Pink Lemonade has no discernible grape flavors; this is because the buds’ colors are determined by pigments while its aroma is determined by separate chemical compounds called terpenes.
Pink Lemonade takes effect relatively quickly, hitting smoker smack-dab with a rush as soon as they savor its unique taste. Smokers may feel a throbbing in the eyes and temples, as well as an increase tendency towards salivation. What emerges once users get used to these odd sensations is a tendency toward deep, cerebral thinking. Some thoughts and ideas may occupy more attention than they otherwise might. Many consumers also note a change in sensory perception, with certain external stimuli taking on a new intensity. Pink Lemonade’s elevated mindset can be well-suited to executing complex work-related tasks, as well as more open-ended, creative projects like brainstorming. As the high progresses, a gradual relaxation creeps down the spine and through the core and limbs. Knots of tension may become unraveled and users may experience the capacity for more deep, restorative breathing. While not exactly sedative or couchlocking, Pink Lemonade is bound to take away the stresses and distractions of the day. Its combination of mental and physical stimulation make it good for activities that involve both body and mind, like exercising or playing video games. Because of its taper down from mental acuity to relaxation, this strain is best savored between afternoon and evening.
Pink Lemonade can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. It can help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on single tasks. It may also temporarily take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. This bud’s formidable body high can dull aches and pains, whether they’re chronic and disease-related, or temporary, as due to injury. Patients who are prone to panic or anxiety should consume Pink Lemonade with caution, as its early feelings of mindrace can easily express themselves as paranoia.
No breeders have claimed responsibility for the creation of this fruity strain, and none have grown it on a commercial scale for seed production. As such, prospective growers should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to foster genetically identical “clones.” While there is little information available on specific best practices for growing this strain, we know that it can be grown either indoors or out. The strain’s indica roots also suggest short, bushy plants and a relatively brief flowering time.