To be honest, I bought this strain because of the name, and its sweetness, in both taste and effect, lives up to the expectation. Vanilla Berry Pie (VBP) is an indica dominate hybrid. I purchased on 1/8th, or 3.5g for $42. VBP is a cross between Magnum Opus 11th Gen. Royal Kush x Cherry Pie Kush x Sunset Sherbert. As with all of One Plant’s flower, VBP is organically grown.
Upon opening the jar, I was hit with a strong aroma of sweet vanilla combined with a diesel-like pungency. VBP prominent terpenes are Myrcene, Caryophylene, Limonene. Myrcene is the primary terpene found in cannabis. The more myrcene present, the more sedating the strain can be and it enhances the psychoactive effects of THC. Caryophyllene is the only terpene that binds directly to cannabinoid receptors (CB2), indicating that it is capable of treating anxiety and depression. Limonene is known to improve mood and reduce stress. When you inhale this strain, you really do get a slight taste of vanilla, followed by an earthy after taste.
The THC concentration of this batch is 16.85% THC and .03% CBD. While the THC content isn’t crazy in this strain, the amount of terpenes is, which means start slow as it packs a decent punch.
Vanilla Berry Pie is close to a true indica, causing more of a “body high”. It comes on quickly & will cause a couch lock effect. The euphoria does eventually effect the mind as well, leaving you a bit lost for words. This strain is definitely tranquilizing and a great option for the evening when winding down. As a result, it is popular among patients with insomnia as well as chronic pain symptoms.
This strain particularly stood out to me on a day that just wasn’t going my way. My anxiety was present from the moment I opened my eyes in the morning and continued throughout the day. I was irritable and felt like the world was against me. When I got home, I promptly went for my flower drawer and just happened to pull out Vanilla Berry Pie. Within minutes, the day had washed from my mind and I was actually relaxed – more so than with most strains. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my list of favorites.