In Japan, Mochi is a traditional rice cake usually served during New Year, but when it comes to cannabis, the Mochi strain is best known for its high THC content. Whether the strain is named after the Japanese rice cake is still open for debate.
In the UK, where the Mochi strain is highly popular to a lot of smokers, it is considered as a luxury strain and can be very expensive, mainly because of its very high THC content.
The Mochi strain was created incidentally by Cookie Fam when the Sunset Sherbet was crossed with the Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This hybrid is considered as an Indica-dominant strain, although it has an evenly balanced ratio of Indica and Sativa.
The strain is also known by various nicknames, including the Gelato 47 and the Mochi Gelato.
The Mochi strain is one of the highest THC containing strains. It boasts as much as 21% of THC concentration and 50% of CBD, giving the strain varied potent effects.
The cannabis strain is famous for producing distinct purple coloring patches with the flower buds covered with purple-tinted trichomes that glisten, especially around the harvesting time for the strain. In terms of appearance, the Mochi strain is one of the most beautiful strains you will likely find. The buds of the strain are spade-shaped and dense, with knotted with vibrant red hairs.
In terms of flavor, the cannabis strain can provide an appealing and pleasant experience with its tropical dessert and fruit cocktail taste. It’s one of the cannabis strains that has a sweet and tasty flavor that keeps smokers wanting more. Once the smoke settles, the flavor also shows hints of lavender, earth, and peppermint.
The smells of the Mochi strain are similar to how it tastes. It is one of the highly fragrant strains you can find, boasting a sweet and fruity aroma that further heightens your experience. For those who aren’t cannabis smokers, the smell of the strain when burned can often be mistaken as a fragrant candle or incense by most people. For those who have tried the popular Mochi Gelato dessert in Japan, the aroma of the strain is similar to that tasty dessert as well.
The Mochi strain is mostly available in states in the US, where smoking cannabis is legal in Canada and the UK. However, the strain is considered as a luxury strain in the UK and usually costs a thousand dollars per ounce. In the US, the strain ins wifely available around the Oregon area and in California.
The high concentration of both THC and CBD in the Mochi strain makes it highly potent for treating various kinds of disorders and health conditions.
Despite the high THC concentration of the strain, it still produces a relaxing high that boasts a lifted effect towards both the mind and body. Once the smoke settles in the system, the effects will then turn into an influx of creativity with deep sedation.
With its high THC levels, the Mochi strain is ideal for treating patients with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and fatigue. It is a famous medical strain that is also often used to treat symptoms in people suffering from fibromyalgia. Although the strain can be used in moderate dosages during the day, it is especially ideal as a good night strain for extreme relaxation.
In some cases, especially when taking the strain in large doses, the body high can be a bit hard to fight and too strong to resist.
However, the terpene profile of the strain largely varies because of phenotypes.
Main Parents: Thin Mint GSC and Sherbet
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The Mochi cannabis strain can only be grown using clones, so it’s no use if you try to hunt down its genetics or Mochi seeds to cultivate. Although it is considered as a boutique strain, the yield of the cannabis plant is greater than what is common for its kind of strain.
When it comes to growing space for the Mochi strain, it is not much of an issue as the plan has a short stature, but it produces plenty of buds.
A lot of GSC fans are using the Mochi strain because of its high THC content, producing extremely potent effects even after the first hit. Novice smokers also like the appealing flavor and taste of the strain, which is sweet and not overwhelming like other strains in the market.