The aroma, the taste, and the high — all three combine to determine how desirable a strain will be. Slurricane has all three of those bases fully covered.
This slightly indica hybrid (60% indica/40% sativa) smells and tastes of sweet berries, tropical fruit, and citrus, and it delivers an experience that begins with soaring euphoria and then settles into a long-lasting, super-relaxing body stone that locks the user to the couch. If you had to choose one example to define an evening dessert strain, Slurricane might be it.
This strain’s THC levels are relatively high, the raw bud is cool-looking (not only is the purple color in the nugs, even the trichomes have a purple tint), and medical users love it.
Effects and Side Effects
Those trying Slurricane for the first time can easily be fooled.
Shortly after the first couple of tokes, they’re likely to feel intense happiness. There are tingles in the back of the head, and then a powerful euphoria sets in. The head high can become giddy, with all self-doubt and negative thoughts vanishing in an instant. Increased focus and creativity may accompany those cerebral effects.
But Slurricane is a hybrid with dominant indica properties, so that sativa high is only the beginning. The tingling moves into the body and becomes a full-fledged buzz; before you know it, complete relaxation arrives along with a powerful body stone, and couch lock is almost certain to follow. Be sure to have your munchies close by.
The full Slurricane experience can last for a number of delightful hours, and it isn’t necessarily one that leaves you fully sedated, brain-locked, and only able to stare at the TV. Many people say the initial head high remains strong enough that they can still concentrate on reading or completing interesting projects. Others, however, eventually drift off to sleep.
The side effects you’d expect from most strains with strong THC content are the same ones you may experience on Slurricane: cottonmouth and dry eyes are common, and those prone to anxiety may find that the feeling increases. Tiredness is also a possibility, particularly with overconsumption.
- Energy: 2/5
- Creative: 3/5
- Pain: 5/5
- Stress: 5/5
- Sleep: 4/5
- Mood: 5/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 3/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: Slurricane delivers the full indica-dominant hybrid experience, beginning with soaring euphoria and then shifting gears to provide deep relaxation and couch lock; sedation and sleep are possible but not always likely.
The strong indica effects of Slurricane plus its relatively high THC content make Slurricane a popular strain for medical marijuana patients. They use this strain because its full-body relaxation may ease everyday aches and pains as well as the more serious pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, and migraine headaches.
Those with mental health concerns like stress, depression, and anxiety say the cerebral effects of Slurricane can help ease those problems. And patients with insomnia and sleep quality issues say that using this strain makes it easier for them to get a full, satisfying night’s rest.
Flavor and Aroma
Slurricane is absolutely delicious. Oh, you wanted to know more than that? Happy to oblige.
The aroma of this strain is intense and enticing. It’s dominated by the scent of berries mixed with herbs and a little earthy pungency. The taste is similar but more complex; in addition to berries and herbs, the creamy smoke also tastes of grapes, sugar, tropical fruit, and spice, and you notice an earthy flavor mixed into the aftertaste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 5/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
As we’ve mentioned, Slurricane has relatively high levels of THC. The average sample has around 19% THC content, but flower produced for dispensaries often contains much more. Some test samples have come in between 25-28% THC, which would make it some of the most potent weed sold at the retail level.
There’s very little CBD in Slurricane, but CBG levels can top 1%, boosting the medical benefits of the strain.
The breeder In House Genetics gets the credit for creating Slurricane. They crossed the incredibly potent indica-dominant Do-Si-Dos (a descendent of Girl Scout Cookies) with the indica-dominant Purple Punch (a descendent of Granddaddy Purple).
The resulting Slurricane has the powerful body-melting effects of both parent strains and inherits the uplifting brain buzz of Do-Si-Dos. The delicious flavor of Slurricane is largely thanks to Purple Punch, while Do-Si-Dos contributes some of the fruit and all of the earthy pungency.
It’s a marriage made in weed heaven.
The surge of demand for delicious dessert strains over the past few years means there are quite a few options if you’re unable to find Slurricane or simply want to try something that will rock you like a Slurricane (sorry about that) but isn’t quite the same.
Fruit Punch and Lemon Cookies are two yummy options that are high in THC, although both are sativa-dominant, and the relaxation/couch-lock they provide isn’t quite as powerful as Slurricane’s. Indica-dominant strains to consider include, Blackberry Kush, Grape Ape, and Black Diamond — and naturally, Purple Punch would be an excellent second choice.
Slurricane Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How easy is it to grow Slurricane on your own?
A: It’s not the easiest crop you could choose, but it’s not exceptionally difficult to grow, either. The plants grow pretty small (3-5 feet) and dense, so the second-biggest challenge is making sure the buds get enough light during the flowering stage (which lasts for a long time). What’s the biggest challenge? Finding the seeds. In House Genetics sells them through seed banks, but Slurricane is so popular that they’re often sold out. One more tip: this strain benefits from a long curing period, so don’t take shortcuts, even if you’re eager to try your crop.
Q: Is Slurricane just as good if you vape it instead of smoking it?
A: It might even be better. When you vape, the flower is heated instead of burned; that allows you to experience the nuances of the weed’s aroma and taste more fully than when you burn it up to create smoke. The high should be the same either way.