Cherry Pie Strain 101

It may not be served up with a scoop of ice cream, but the Cherry Pie strain is every bit as delightful as the dessert it’s named for. Get a taste of this award-winning strain with this guide.

Get A Slice of the Cherry Pie Strain

Most tales trace the Cherry Pie strain’s origins to the Bay Area, but this strain has turned heads around the U.S. It’s secured prestigious titles, including a High Times Cannabis Cup award, since its inception. Read on to see why this strain leaves cannabis lovers clamoring for more.

Cherry Pie Genetics

This indica-leaning hybrid strain is a cross between two strains that are each legendary in their own right: F1 Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple. This sativa parent and indica parent come together to produce a well-balanced hybrid.

Cherry Pie Appearance

Cherry Pie flower is oozing with sticky, resin-y goodness. You can expect dense buds that are on the smaller side. Orange pistils pop against deep green flower, finishing off with an overall glaze of trichomes.

Cherry Pie’s Smell and Taste

Cherry Pie’s name is inspired by its aroma, akin to a cherry pie cooling on a windowsill on a beautiful spring day. Notes of berry and cherry are prominent in this strain’s taste and smell, with some earthiness or floral notes rounding out its flavor profile. It’s said that the cherry flavors become more pronounced through careful curing.

Potency and Cannabinoid Content

The average Cherry Pie strain contains around 16% THC, but this number fluctuates depending on the harvest and grower, so that you may find flower with as much as 20% or 23% THC. You’ll also find some CBD, CBG and CBN in this strain. Always ask for the test results when buying Cherry Pie to confirm the precise cannabinoid content in the flower you’re taking home.

The Cherry Pie Terpene Profile

Myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene are the dominant terpenes in Cherry Pie. As is the case with many strains, the herbal and earthy myrcene leads the way. Aside from its distinctive aroma, this terpene may have an effect on chronic pain and other conditions that are triggered by inflammation, such as Crohn’s disease.

Caryophyllene, associated with spicy notes, brings its own unique effects to the party as the only terpene known so far to behave like a cannabinoid in your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Pinene contributes both woodsy and forest-like aromas alongside its own potential pain-relieving properties.

All three of these leading terpenes are associated with relaxation.

Notably, Cherry Pie contains linalool and terpinolene, two terpenes that are not as common in cannabis but are nevertheless present in Cherry Pie.

How Does The Cherry Pie Strain Make You Feel?

Patients describe the Cherry Pie strains as deeply relaxing. If you’re ready to sink into the couch for the night, Cherry Pie might be the strain for you. The physical relaxation is accompanied by euphoria, so you’re not likely to be totally zoned out with this strain. But don’t be surprised if you eventually lull yourself to sleep. If cannabis helps with stress management or anxiety, Cherry Pie may be a good choice to help your body unwind.

Does Cherry Pie Have Side Effects?

You may experience some of the side effects associated with cannabis consumption, like “cottonmouth” or dry eyes. Anxiety is also not uncommon if you’re new to THC, consume too much or if you know certain strains exacerbate your anxiety.

The best way to combat any sorts of side effects is to take it slow and see how you feel before continuing on your journey. Start with a small amount of cannabis and see how you feel as you go. It might help to keep a diary of your symptoms and how Cherry Pie affects them, which can also help as you determine which strains are best for your well-being.

Strains Similar to Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie is one of those unique strains that has a flavor and effect that isn’t easy to replicate. However, you can find similar strains by looking at a number of factors, including:

  • Similar cannabinoid and terpene content
  • If Cherry Pie is in the strain’s lineage
  • If the strain shares similar lineage to Cherry Pie’s lineage

This isn’t a perfect formula, as there are so many differences and fluctuations between strains. But with this starting point, you can narrow down your options.

One such similar strain to Cherry Pie is Forbidden Fruit. A cross between Cherry Pie and the sativa Tangie, this strain inherits some of Cherry Pie’s more notable traits, like its relaxing and almost-sleepy effects.

Shop for Cherry Pie at WHTC Studio City

You’ll find Studio City’s WHTC Treatment Center just off Highway 101 and minutes from hotspots like Universal Studios Hollywood and Warner Brothers Studios. Since 2007, our dispensary has served medical cannabis patients with diligence, care and helpful advice as they find the best products to help them on their healing journey.

Our menu of rotating products offers high-quality cannabis featuring the Cherry Pie strain and many other strain options, including:


Is Cherry Pie Indica or Sativa?

Cherry Pie is an indica-leaning hybrid.

Is The Cherry Pie Strain Strong?

Cherry Pie may not have the highest THC content on the menu, but it’s well-known for its potent effects.

Is The Cherry Pie Strain Good For Sleep?

While it may not be its primary purpose, Cherry Pie is a deeply relaxing strain that also may affect your stress levels. While in a deeper state of relaxation, it’s certainly possible that you may fall asleep faster and easier.

Is The Cherry Pie Strain Good For Anxiety?

Patients say that Cherry Pie is a good option for managing anxiety and stress.

What Are The Effects Of The Cherry Pie Strain?

Patients say Cherry Pie is deeply relaxing yet euphoric, creating a well-balanced experience that helps you unwind.

Is Cherry Pie A Cali Strain?

Yes. Cherry Pie’s origins can be traced to Cookies in the Bay Area.