Donkey Butter Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi March 08, 2023 - 6 min read
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Donkey Butter Cannabis Strain in Light Purple Background

If the name of this weed doesn’t scare you away, its aroma might — that is, if you’re a fan of dessert strains.

Donkey Butter (sometimes shortened to “Donkey Butt,” believe it or not) is an extremely pungent weed, especially when it’s burning. Expect a mix of extremely pungent diesel, pine, earth, and skunk. The flavor isn’t quite as strong, but the smoke still contains a potent combination of all of those elements.

The user experience is a terrific one, even if you’re not crazy about the aroma. There’s a mood-boosting cerebral high that’s usually comforting and peaceful but can become trippy for some. It’s accompanied by a gradually-increasing body stone that is couch-locking at best, sedating at its most extreme. For that reason, Donkey Butter is not a daytime weed.

This strain is strongly indica-dominant, with an average THC level of 24%.


You may wonder why you’re not feeling anything after a couple of minutes spent smoking Donkey Butter. No worries; it’s just a slow-acting strain.

You’ll eventually feel pressure around your forehead, which is the precursor to Donkey Butter’s cerebral euphoria. Once it arrives, you’ll feel stress and anxiety disappearing, replaced by a happy and calm high that may be slightly energizing and creative. A relatively few users find the head high goes even further, becoming psychedelic and distorting perceptions and time.

The Donkey Butter body stone that slowly develops is a heavy one that may blunt or eliminate the initial cerebral burst of energy. It eventually becomes body-locking and often sedating, and many users find themselves drifting into dreamland.

One pro tip: the head high and initial body buzz can be arousing. If you want to take advantage, jump into bed early before the bud’s physical effects make it impossible.

Aside from its use as an aphrodisiac, this strain is a great way to chill — and possibly drift off to sleep — after a stressful day. The energy and creativity of the head high might provide a temporary boost in productivity at work, but users should make plans to be somewhere where they can crash after an hour or so. Donkey Butter’s physical effects are too strong to be ignored.

Bottom Line: Donkey Butter’s high is a powerful one. It begins with euphoria, creativity, and a brief energy boost, and evolves into a couch-locking experience that’s often sedating and may even be trippy.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 2/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 5/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 4/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

First of all, have water handy. You should be prepared for some heavy coughing because of Donkey Butter’s strong, pungent smoke. Cottonmouth is also extremely common, and dry eyes and mild dehydration often accompany those sensations. Keep snacks nearby as well, as this strain usually brings on a big attack of the munchies.

Regular smokers are unlikely to find themselves becoming anxious, paranoid, or panicked, but those are occasional possibilities for new smokers and patients with existing clinical anxiety issues. Those who aren’t expecting psychedelic effects might also be caught by surprise if they experience the distorted sensations that sometimes occur with the use of Donkey Butter.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 5/5
  • Cough: 5/5

Medical Conditions

Almost all patients can find something to like (or love) about Donkey Butter.

Its often-sedating effects are praised by users with insomnia or sleep quality problems. Pain patients say powerful physical relaxation is effective at minimizing both chronic and serious pain conditions. Those with poor appetites due to eating disorders or chemo treatment say it helps them eat.

And MMJ users with psychological issues report that the stress-relieving euphoria is an excellent way for them to ease stress, anxiety and depression, as long as the potency doesn’t increase their existing anxiety.

Flavor and Aroma

This may be one of the loudest weed strains you’ve ever encountered.

The aroma is a powerful one, combining skunk and diesel with pine and earth. It’s strong when you open the jar or container, stronger when you break the buds apart, and almost overpowering when you spark it up and smoke it. Don’t be surprised if your eyes start watering uncontrollably until you get used to the smell.

Donkey Butter’s flavor isn’t quite as intense as its scent, but the gas, skunk, earth, and pine are all easy to distinguish in the thick smoke. There’s an aftertaste of herbs and spice that mellows the experience a bit and gets you ready for the next toke.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 4/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 1/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

The average THC content of Donkey Butter is 24%. Some batches may be lower than that, of course, but you might also find batches of this weed with a THC level of 26% or 27%. It doesn’t matter that much; this is a very potent weed bud no matter what the numbers say. There are small but not insignificant levels of CBD, CBG and CBC in Donkey Butter.

The terpenes that have the greatest effect on this strain’s sensory effects and power are caryophyllene, bisabolol, limonene, and myrcene, with decent levels of pinene, humulene and phellandrene in the terp profile as well.


Colorado’s Exotic Genetix is the force behind such terrific strains as Starfighter, Cookies and Cream, Kimbo Kush, and Grease Monkey. Add Donkey Butter to that list.

Exotic Genetix bred their own Grease Monkey with Triple OG to create Donkey Butter, and they came up with another winner. Both parent strains are potent indicas that are relaxing and often sedating; Grease Monkey contributes skunk and earth to the child strain, while Triple OG adds the diesel and spice.

Where to Buy Donkey Butter Seeds

Exotic Genetix has “retired” this strain, meaning any seeds you can find are either holdovers from when they were readily available, or they’re from plants bred by other cultivators trying to recreate the original strain.

Seeds Here Now, Choice Seedbank, and Wide Eyed Owl all say they still have Donkey Butter seeds in stock, but they’re all standard seeds and not feminized ones.

Similar Strains

Some of the strains you can try if Donkey Butter isn’t available (and it’s definitely a rare find in most areas of the country) are Gorilla Punch, Strawberry Shortcake, Trinity, and Face Mints.

Donkey Butter Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What yield can you get from Donkey Butter plants?
A: Donkey Butter produces moderately-sized crops. Expect to harvest about 9 ounces per square yard from indoor grows, and about 12-15 ounces per plant grown outdoors.

Q: Is Donkey Butter an indica or sativa?
A: It’s an indica-dominant hybrid, usually in a ratio of about 70% indica, 30% sativa.