Gushers Marijuana Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi June 20, 2022 - 6 min read
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Most millennials and Gen Z’ers grew up eating the fruit-flavored candy Gushers — and the weed strain of the same name is just as fruity and delicious.

Gushers (sometimes called White Gushers because of its bountiful trichomes or Fruit Gushers because of its flavor) is a balanced hybrid that leans slightly indica and boasts sky-high THC content.

It’s a powerful strain that’s best suited to evening use, delivering an initial cerebral and euphoric high that morphs into strong full-body relaxation. Gushers isn’t usually sedating, though; it’s more of a supercharged stress reliever.

The strain’s fruity flavor and aroma are explosive and delicious, its effects last for quite a while, and it’s popular among patients dealing with stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. Gushers is one of the many superstar sweet strains created by the Cookies Fam collective.

Effects and Side Effects

When you take your first hits of Gushers, the effects won’t hit you like a hammer. Instead, they’ll creep into your consciousness with tingly, euphoric tendrils that slowly expand through the brain. The feeling turns into an uplifting euphoria that’s cerebral and arousing, rather than a blast of energy and excitement.

Those “tingles” then extend throughout the body. The head high remains but in the body, Gushers provides relaxation rather than euphoria. Don’t expect to be fully sedated and locked to the couch, though; this strain simply eases stress and relaxes muscles to the point where you want to chill out and spend time binging Netflix, hanging with friends, or just observing the world around you.

Perhaps the best word to describe the high that Gushers delivers is “mellow,” although “low-key” and “enjoyable” would work just as well.

Cottonmouth and dry eyes are the most often reported side effects of this strain, although those who are sleep-deprived may also find themselves drowsy after partaking of a little too much Gushers. Anxiety and paranoia are slight risks for users who don’t handle high THC levels well, but those negative effects are extremely uncommon. Much more common? The munchies.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 2/5
  • Creative: 2/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 3/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 1/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 3/5
  • Cough: 2/5

Bottom Line: Gushers delivers a relatively low-key, stress-relieving high throughout the body, uplifting and calming without an overwhelming blast of energy or sleep-inducing sedation.

Health Effects

The calming effects provided by a Gushers high make the strain popular among medical patients. Users often report it’s helpful in managing anxiety, stress, and a variety of other mental health effects. They say that Gushers allows a mellow bliss to replace racing, recurring, or troubling thoughts.

The relief of tension in the body is also appreciated by those who use this strain to help with chronic pain conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, or less serious but nagging muscle aches and pains.

One more potential benefit: while Gushers doesn’t induce sleep, it may help those with insomnia relax enough to fall asleep on their own.

Flavor and Aroma

The first scent you’ll detect when packing a bowl with Gushers is grape. That’s not surprising, since this strain is a descendant of the legendary Granddaddy Purple. You’re also likely to notice the scents of blueberry and tropical fruits front and center, as well as hints of sugar cookies, spice, and herbs.

The flavor is just as delightful. The grape and fruit tastes are again predominant, taking on a somewhat sour flavor, and they’re blended with notes of cookies, spices like cinnamon, herbs, and a slight amount of earthiness. Depending on the weed’s origin, the smoke may either be sweet and creamy (most common) or dominated more by the background spices and herbs.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

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

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

24%. That’s the average THC content in this weed strain, and that’s just about as high a number as you’re going to find for flowers that’s commercially available. (Remember, if 24% is the average, that means some vendors carry Gushers with even higher levels of THC).

That just proves, however, that the effects of potent weed don’t solely rely on THC. Many strains will knock you on your ass with lower levels of THC, while Gushers delivers a powerful but much more benign high. Its CBD content is close to zero.

Not surprisingly, terpenes like limonene, phellandrene, and valancene, which contribute fruit and sweet flavors, are heavily represented in Gusher’s terp profile. Caryophyllene, which provides spice, is also present in notable amounts.


Gushers is a product of the Cookies family and was created by crossing Gelato #41 with Triangle Kush.

Gelato #41 is the extremely potent indica-dominant offspring of Thin Mint GSC and Sunset Sherbet, bringing the Cookies fam lineage right to the front. Triangle Kush is another high-THC strain that’s mostly indica; breeding it with Gelato #41 brings out the mellow but potent sides of both strains.

Similar Strains

Two Cookies offspring, Zkittlez, and Runtz may be the best choices if you’re looking for something else that delivers delicious candy fruit flavors. Space Cookies, Biscotti, and Apple Fritter are other hybrids that provide many of the same benefits as Gushers.

Gushers Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Is Gushers a rare strain?
A: The “real thing” is rarer than it should be. The Cookies Fam is very careful about releasing its product lines too widely or too quickly, so even though Gushers is extremely popular, the original strain isn’t as available nationally as demand would warrant. Other growers have created their own versions of Gushers (the reason why it’s sometimes sold under the names White Gushers or Fruit Gushers) which approximate the original strain’s effects but aren’t an exact copy. Some industry insiders say that cultivators deliberately keep the supply of popular strains like Gushers low, to boost demand and prices.

Q: Are there derivatives of Gushers worth trying?
A: There are several. Wet Betty is a cross of Gushers and Grease Monkey and it delivers a more euphoric head high (along with the taste of diesel mixed with fruit). Tongue Splasher is a Gushers-Rainbow Chip cross that also combines fruit and diesel flavors that also hits extremely hard.