A newer cannabis strain on our radar is called “London Poundcake”. We’ve been seeing it on a variety of delivery and smoke shop gift menus here in DC. If you haven’t had the chance to try it yourself yet, here’s everything you need to know:
What is the London Poundcake strain?
London Poundcake is named after its lemony, citrusy flavor and rich, creamy smoke. It’s a member of the ever-growing Girl Scout Cookie family, though not a whole lot is known about its exact lineage. We know it’s a cross between the famous Sunset Sherbet (Girl Scout Cookies x Pink Panties), but we don’t know anything about the other parent other than the fact that it’s definitely a heavy-hitting indica-dominant strain. With that in mind, you can expect London Poundcake to put you flat on your butt, couch or bed negotiable. It offers some seriously unmatched potency ranging from 26-30% THC which makes it a great choice for a quiet evening in and a deep, relaxing sleep.
London Poundcake Strain Appearance
The London Poundcake strain is a beauty. It grows in standard indica fashion, branching outwards more than upwards. Her water leaves range from a dark emerald green to purplish black, depending on temperatures during her grow cycle. Her colas are dense and tightly packed, though covered thoroughly in sticky resinous trichomes. Dried nugs are dense, spade-shaped flowers that range from olive to sage green. From the blankets of THC-rich trichomes, bright orange pistils twirl out.
Growing the London Poundcake Strain
Don’t let London Poundcake’s indica-dominant structure trick you into thinking that managing her growth is easy. While she does grow outwards, she still grows to be very tall. She will need plenty of space to reach her full potential. It’s also important to bend and train the stems early on to keep her growth manageable. Take extra care to trim once during veg and again before flipping into the flower cycle to encourage the plant to focus on flower production instead of foliage. Keep in mind that the density of this strain makes it susceptible to mold and powdery mildew, so keep a close eye on your humidity levels at every stage of growth.
London Poundcake Strain Taste
London Poundcake is named for its bakesale-esque flavor profile. It inherits a lot of unique flavors from its Sunset Sherbet parent, including a sweet berry or grape flavor. On the inhale, the fruit flavors of lemon and citrus make the first initial impression. Like other Girl Scout Cookies strains, the smoke is noticeably thick, rich, and creamy — hence the “poundcake” profile. These two sensations together almost create a mouth-watering tartness that really helps the citrus notes to shine. The exhale brings a warm nutty and cakey flavor forward, leaving an ultimately earthier aftertaste and highlighting those berry flavors once again.
London Pound Cake Strain Aroma
After about 4 weeks into flowering, the London Poundcake strain is capable of stinking up a room. On the plant, it takes on a very sweet and cakey aroma with sharp lemon notes on deeper inhales. After the flowers dry and cure, the London Poundcake strain’s odor takes on more of an earthy nuttiness. While the flavor profile is namely cakey and citrusy, the scent is more reminiscent of wood and a dank, pungent berry on the nose. A deeper sniff can pick up background aromas including lemon citrus and grape.
London Pound Cake Strain Effects
As an extremely potent strain, its important to note that its effects can last for a very long time. If you’re just getting started with weed, there’s a good chance you may want to wait and try this one when you’ve built up a little bit of tolerance. One hit really goes a long way. The effects of London Pound cake are both deeply relaxing and mentally uplifting. The initial effect is a euphoric mental effect that can stop racing thoughts in an instant. Its calming effect promotes gentle focus, making it a nice strain for vegging out and playing video games or watching a movie. It also offers a deeply relaxing body high that creeps up on you after a few minutes, making it a great choice for evening use. Its potent relaxing effects and gentle soothing high make it a great choice for a couch-locked afternoon.
London Pound Cake Strain Medical Uses
The London Pound cake strain offers a great mix of physical and mental effects. These effects coupled with its 26-30% THC make it useful for battling a variety of conditions and managing the symptoms of others. The body high is great for reducing pain, though it’s also a good choice for fatigue and feeling run-down. It can also cause a case of the munchies, helping people suffering from a lack of appetite due to medications, chronic conditions, or the side effects of chemotherapy to eat regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
On the other hand, it offers a pleasantly uplifting yet relaxing mental sensation that helps stimulate creativity and focus. Since the mental effect is gentle, it tends to help manage symptoms of chronic stress or depression. Many patients report that it helps stop racing thoughts and can even turn off the physical reactions to anxiety or paranoia. Many anecdotal users also report that London Poundcake helps with mood swings and the inability to focus caused by ADD or ADHD.
How good is the London Poundcake strain?
Your opinion of the London Poundcake strain will be based entirely on your own personal preferences. However, we rate it a solid 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars for its over the top potency, unique flavor profile, incredible scent, and perfect range of effects that soothe both physical and mental ailments. The only place it loses half of a star is in the cultivation department since it’s a little bit of a hassle to grow at home and keep healthy. Have you ever tried London Poundcake? What kind of a star rating would you give the strain?