Pink Lemonade is aptly named. This indica-dominant hybrid with moderate THC content can easily make you feel like you’re enjoying a delicious, fruity drink on a hot summer’s day. That’s thanks to its sweet-and-sour citrus aroma and taste that blends lemon with berries and tropical fruit.
Despite the strain’s indica leanings, the Pink Lemonade experience is strongly cerebral. It delivers powerful boosts in energy, creativity, and focus, along with an uplifting mood shift that eliminates anxieties and stresses for the duration of the high.
Eventually, the physical effects kick in and become strongly relaxing without an accompanying body lock. This is terrific afternoon or evening weed.
Pink Lemonade has great shelf appeal as well. The chunk, dense colas feature olive green sugar leaves with deep purple streaks and milky white trichomes.
Just like the first taste of pink lemonade wakes up your taste buds, the first toke of Pink Lemonade wakes up your mind.
There’s a nearly-immediate mood boost, eliminating stress and replacing it with euphoric happiness. Most users feel more energetic, creative, and motivated, allowing them to tackle challenging work assignments or to-do lists with a positive attitude. An increase in focus often accompanies the head high. It’s a fully-enjoyable mental buzz, although a somewhat short one.
30-60 minutes later, Pink Lemonade delivers its full physical effects. Tense muscles and joints relax, and a sense of relief washes over the body. Even though this strain has strong indica genetics, the body stone isn’t couch-locking or sedating; users may feel satisfied relaxation that can make them a little sleepy when the experience is over, but that’s the only lethargy to expect.
The ideal time to smoke this weed is in the afternoon or earlier part of the evening. Morning users may feel a letdown during the rest of their workday, and nighttime users may have trouble falling asleep for a few hours. It’s a great bud for enhancing any recreational activities you have planned, working on hobbies after work, or entertaining a group of like-minded friends.
Bottom Line: Pink Lemonade is a weed for those who are looking for a powerful and uplifting cerebral boost of energy, creativity, and focus, with a relaxing body buzz that won’t slow them down.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
Dry throat and dry eyes are common side effects of Pink Lemonade, and the intensity of the initial head high may cause a mild headache for some users or briefly cause racing thoughts to occur. None of those negative effects are serious, of course.
Increased anxiety or paranoia is rare but possible when smoking this herb. The issues, when they do occur, are most often experienced by novice users, those who have hit the pipe too hard, or people who are already dealing with chronic anxiety issues. Most smokers won’t have to worry about those more difficult-to-handle effects.
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Pink Lemonade is a great choice for mood disorders, according to medical marijuana patients. They say its ability to wash away stress, anxiety, and the negative thoughts that often cause depression is an outstanding weapon against those mental health issues. People who are being treated for attention disorders like ADD and ADHD praise the focus this strain delivers.
The mild body buzz users experience from Pink Lemonade won’t necessarily make much of a dent in serious pain. But patients say that the body relaxation it provides, combined with its strong and happy mood boost, helps them deal well with the chronic pain of inflammatory conditions and fibromyalgia and the effects of stress headaches.
Flavor and Aroma
Lemons and flowers dominate the scent of Pink Lemonade when you pull out the bud to get ready for a smoke sesh. You may also notice notes of berries and earth, and the smell of hash appears when you break up or grind the flower.
Expect lots of lemon flavor when you light up, but there will be lots of other tasty surprises in the smoke: grapefruit, tropical fruits like pineapple, fresh fruits and berries, and according to some smokers, even the sweetness of candy. Underneath, you’ll taste a little earthiness as well.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 5/5
- Fruity: 4/5
- Spice: 2/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Pink Lemonade has an average THC content of 18%, a very respectable level for any weed strain and even better for one that delivers such a potent cerebral high. Some batches sent to dispensaries may hit 22% or so on the high end. There’s usually about 0.5% CBD and CBC content in Pink Lemonade with a slightly higher amount of CBG.
There are high levels of the terpene bisabolol in this strain, contributing a sweet and floral scent and aroma. A noticeable amount of limonene adds much of the citrus elements. Other terps in Pink Lemonade include terpineol, caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene.
An unknown cultivator crossbred Purple Kush, Lemon Skunk, and an unidentified third strain to create Pink Lemonade.
Lemon Skunk, needless to say, is responsible for much of this weed’s terrific scent and flavor; it also adds its powerful cerebral effects. Purple Kush is another strain that delivers a strongly euphoric head high, and it gives Pink Lemonade most of its indica lineage.
Where to Buy Pink Lemonade Seeds
Quite a few online vendors offer Pink Lemonade seeds, but you have to be really careful when buying. Here’s why.
The original Pink Lemonade cultivator isn’t known, and “real” seeds have never been released. So lots of producers have come up with their own versions of this strain, and many of them are quite different than the indica-leaning original.
For example, Mosca Seeds has a “Pink Lemon-Aid” created by crossing Lemon G with Pink 2.0. Annunaki Genetics sells “Pink LemonAid,” that’s Lemon Cheesecake crossed with either Huckleberry Hound or Huckleberry Soda. And there are others as well.
In short, you’ll have an extremely difficult time finding true Pink Lemonade seeds. And if you do, check carefully to see exactly what you’ll be getting. Clones are a better option, but they’re also hard to find.
If (or when) you can’t locate Pink Lemonade near you, some good alternatives include Strawberry, Orange #43, and Cannalope Kush.
Pink Lemonade Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is Pink Lemonade a sativa?
A: Actually, it’s a hybrid that leans strongly indica, usually with a ratio of 80% to 20%. There are two reasons why people think it’s sativa; one is that it delivers a strong head high that might normally be associated with sativa strains, and the other is that some “copycats” created with different parent strains have very different genetics.
Q: How large a yield can you get from Pink Lemonade plants?
A: They can be quite productive. Expect 15-26 ounces per square yard for an indoor grow. Outdoor harvests won’t be quite as bountiful, producing about 15 ounces per plant.