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Get Cozy: Seasonal strains for fall

Tired of pumpkin spiced everything? How about some equally comforting strains of cannabis? (Getty Images)
Tired of pumpkin spiced everything? How about some equally comforting strains of cannabis? (Getty Images)
By Theresa Tanner EVERCANNABIS Correspondent

While a pumpkin spice latte can be quite divisive in culture, we can get what it behind what it represents: indulging in a tasty treat that embodies the relaxing good times of autumn.

You can always customize your favorite seasonal beverage with an infusion of cannabis, but if you’re looking for flower, we think of a few of these locally-grown strains will get you in the mood for fall.

Root Down Grape Pie and Sweet Cheese

If you’re looking to pre-game before a big holiday meal, Root Down sales director Joey Saye recommends their Grape Pie.

“It gives you a very relaxed and ‘munchie’ high, perfect for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner,” he said.

One of the most popular strains in the local cannabis community, the parentage of the indica-dominant hybrid is Grape Stomper and Cherry Pie, creating a flower with sweet and fruity aromas and pops of purple.

“The plant grows some of the most intense crystal coated buds and has a gorgeous purple tint; looks wise, this strain is an absolute knockout,” said Saye.

With prominent terpenes of linalool, nerolidol and pinene, this strain will put you in a good mood before an evening of eating and laughter with loved ones.

Another popular strain from the Spokane-based Tier 2 producer/processor is Sweet Cheese, which Saye says “smells and tastes exactly like cheese.”

Featuring earthy hints of caryophyllene, linalool and limonene, Saye calls the sativa-dominant flower a “pick-me-up strain after a long day.” Whether you’ve been cooking in the kitchen, pumpkin picking, or hitting the ski slopes, a side of Sweet Cheese will help you relax but stay alert for family game night.

Sweetwater Farms Mama Mia

So you’ve finished that big holiday meal, you’ve loosened your belt, and maybe even unbuttoned your trousers. It’s time for dessert.

But if you’re still too full more food, Mama Mia from Sweetwater Farms might hit the spot. The indica-dominant hybrid with genetic origins of Early Skunk and Mazari Sharif features caryophyllene, myrcene and limonene terpenes.

“It has sweet, butter – almost caramel aromas to it,” said Eric Cohen, director of sales and marketing of Cheney-based Tier 2 producer/processor. “It would be a lovely after-dinner snack, as it is not too heavy and would be a great digestive.”

Sounds like the perfect “dessert” to a satisfying dinner.

Blue Roots Gelato Cake

As a culture, we owe a debt of gratitude to whichever genius realized that the only thing better than a celebration cake was cake and ice cream. With that in mind, we think your evening can only be improved with this sweet weed from Blue Roots Cannabis, a Tier 3 producer/processor in Airway Heights.

An indica-dominant cross of Gelato and Wedding Cake, Gelato Cake has creamy vanilla aromas and flavors with a lingering nuttiness. You’ll likely want to enjoy this at the end of the night, as you unwind after a long day of socializing, maybe under a cozy blanket in front of the fire as you watch your favorite holiday movie.

If you’re more into edibles, try a Blue Roots cake bite instead. The perfect treat for a fall day, the Salted Caramel is smooth and creamy, with hand tempered dulce chocolate and just a little salty.

Theresa Tanner is the Health & Culture editor of EVERCANNABIS. Born and raised in Spokane, she enjoys good food and drink, pop culture podcasts, and relaxing at the lake.

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