It’s hard to deny the visual appeal of Crush Berry’s vivid flowers. They are generally medium in size and hold an elongated, almost cylindrical shape. These spindly flowers have a surprisingly sativa-like bud structure, with their fluffy leaves clinging loosely to their central stems. The leaves themselves are this strain’s tour de force — more often than not, they are a veritable camouflage pattern of green and dark purple. The latter hues are due to pigments called anthocyanins in the strain’s genetics which can trigger vivid colors when stimulated by cold weather during the growing process. Finally, snowy white trichomes cap off these impressive flowers, accounting for their psychoactivity and making them very sticky to the touch.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, Crush Berry’s predominant aroma is of juicy, slightly sour blueberries. There’s also a pervasive sweetness that’s so strong as to border on smelling rotten or fermented. Grinding up these distinctive buds releases a hashy and spicy odor that betrays this bud’s Kush roots. Crush Berry burns with a smooth and agreeable smoke when combusted in a pipe or a joint. This smoke tastes herbal and almost tea-like on the exhale. Those toking in public may want to take some precautions, as Crush Berry can be particularly pungent.
Crush Berry’s high builds slowly and make take as many as 15 minutes after users have savored its fruity smoke before revealing its effects. At first, the eyes and temples may begin to tingle and the face flushes slightly. There is often an increased weighty feeling in the limbs and eyelids; this is especially noticeable if users have been sitting down and then attempt to stand up or move. Crush Berry’s high isn’t entirely sleepy and physical — there are discernible mental effects, ranging from a preoccupation with certain ideas and concepts to a trippy distortion in visual or auditory perception. For the most part, though, Crush Berry will not be helpful in focusing the mind on a mountain of task-based analytical work. Instead, enjoy this fruity bud as a way to daydream, brainstorm, and pore over the mysteries of life. As time passes, waves of relaxation roll gently down from the neck and out through the core and limbs. In this sense, Crush Berry provides a great excuse for kicking back and starting a binge-watching session. Best savored after a long day or week of work, this strain can be nice for some introspective solo time as well as for chummy, giggly hang sessions with like-minded friends. When boosting their dosage, smokers should plan on being pinned to the couch for the foreseeable future. Because of its taper down in energy, this is one strain that’s best enjoyed during the early evening or nighttime.
Crush Berry can also have several uses for medical cannabis patients. The strain’s mellow, numbing properties can temporarily soothe the troubling symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. It may also be effective as a painkiller, for both deep-seated, chronic pain, and everyday irritations like headaches and indigestion. In the right set and setting, Crush Berry can even counteract stubborn cases of insomnia, lulling smokers to sleep. Because it is more dreamy and dopey than cerebral, Crush Berry is a good option for those who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.