Pennywise is a high-CBD indica cross between Harlequin and Jack the Ripper, a combination that lends this strain its killer clown name. Four phenotypes of this Stephen King-inspired strain exist, some of which have fingerlike buds while others appear more round. Notes of coffee and pepper lift from the purple-fringed flowers with undertones of lemon and bubblegum. Rich in the therapeutic compound CBD, Pennywise is especially effective in treating arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, neurological disorders, and cancer symptoms.
When properly cured, flowers of Pennywise have a primarily dank, earthy scent, similar to damp soil. Closer inspection reveals some woody undertones, including some piney accents. Grinding up the buds, meanwhile, gives off more of a spicy, hashy kick. When combusted, Pennywise burns with a harsh, thick smoke and may induce a coughing fit. This smoke tastes sour and peppery on the exhale.
Pennywise takes hold relatively quickly, stimulating the smoker’s mind before going to work on the body. External stimulation like certain sights or sounds may take on a new dimension or intensity. Thanks to this strain’s indica influence and CBD content, though, its head high is not overly cerebral or disorienting. Instead, consumers are able to maintain lucid conversation or to execute complicated, detail-oriented tasks. Pennywise may also be helpful for opening up creative avenues for projects like brainstorming or crafting. Fairly soon, users are immersed in the strain’s soothing physical properties.
Progressive waves of relaxation roll down through the neck and core, relieving and spots of lingering muscular tension and helping to facilitate deep and easy breathing. At this point, energy levels begin to dip and the average consumer may not want to do much more than lounge on the closes comfortable surface. Atmospheric media like a moody movie or playlist can help to enhance this strain’s relaxation even further. Since it mostly allows smokers to keep their wits about them, Pennywise can also be a fun bud for social situations, stoking free-flowing conversation and camaraderie.
If the dosage is increased, beware that this very relaxing strain comes with the possibility of intractable couchlock and may even lull users to sleep in the right set and setting. Because of its mostly kicked-back vibes, Pennywise is recommended for consumption starting in the late afternoon, when its eventually sedative mood can be fully appreciated.