When it comes to cannabis lore, only a few strains have made the leap from dispensary shelves to the public consciousness. We’re talking about true superstars such as Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, and Blue Dream here. And if the Biscotti strain—the subject of today’s strain profile—hasn’t quite made the jump, we think it may only be a matter of time.
Why? For one thing, Biscotti—sometimes known as the “biscotti Cookies strain” or the “Biscotti OG strain”—is a medical powerhouse, delivering potent effects that help its fans knock down a number of stubborn symptoms. For another, Biscotti gives off a sweet, vanilla-kissed flavor and aroma with a mysterious, slight Diesel undertone. And while that may sound like an odd pairing, the Biscotti strain is among the very tastiest flower we’ve ever sampled. If you haven’t tried it for yourself, we think you’re going to love it.
In today’s post, we’ll dive into the major characteristics of this beloved strain, including:
- What is the Biscotti strain?
- Biscotti strain review
- What does Biscotti taste like?
- Biscotti strain effects
- Biscotti strain variants
Are you ready? Let’s see how this (extra-delicious) cookie crumbles.
The Biscotti Marijuana Strain: An Introduction
Let’s begin with the big picture: Is the Biscotti strain an indica or a sativa? The answer is: A little bit of both. As we’ve written previously, even if these botanical terms are slightly outdated, they’re a useful way to help organize and understand the world of cannabis strains. Indicas, of course, are known for their relaxing, body-centered effects, while sativas are cherished for their uplifting and energizing qualities.
The fact that Biscotti is an indica-leaning hybrid (meaning a cross between indica and sativa plants), is a pretty good indicator of its overall qualities. Bred from the equally famous Gelato 25 and Sour Florida strains, the Biscotti strain leans more heavily in the direction of relaxation and ease, but retains enough energizing sparkle from its sativa lineage to guarantee a creative, stimulating, and cerebral psychoactivity.
As we’ll explore in a later section, this goes a long way towards explaining why the strain is so popular among cannabis patients but still beloved as a daytime strain for artists and creatives.
No matter whether a strain is a sativa or an indica, the major predictor of its overall impact is its content of THC, the principal cannabinoid, or “major active ingredient” in cannabis. Biscotti’s THC level is fairly high, typically in the 21% – 22% region. This means you should exercise respect, remembering to “start low and go slow.” Remember: You can always have more cannabis, but you can’t have less! While imbibing a bit more than you planned is very rarely dangerous on a medical level, it can be unpleasant. And that’s the very last thing we want you to experience!
Biscotti Strain Review: That Incredible Flavor
As we mentioned a moment ago, the Biscotti Cookies strain may be as famous for its flavor as it is for its effects. While it may surprise you to learn that a cannabis strain can taste distinctly sweet, that’s exactly what Biscotti does. That’s in large part thanks to its cohort of terpenes, the aromatic compounds that give different strains of cannabis their unique flavors and scents. In the case of the Biscotti strain, the predominant terpene is caryophyllene—known for a peppery aroma and potential anti-inflammatory effects—followed by sharp, citrus-like limonene and calming linalool.
We’d like to point out an interesting fact about cannabis. While none of the terpenes we named above hint at the Biscotti Cookies strain’s uniquely sweet and tempting flavor profile on their own, it’s the combination of the many natural compounds in each strain that blend to create its defining characteristics. And that’s very much the case with Biscotti, a cannabis strain that’s much more than the sum of its parts!
Biscotti Strain Effects: A (Darn Tasty) Medical Powerhouse
Now that you have some grounding in the Biscotti OG strain flavors and Biscotti THC level, let’s get into some of the top reasons people turn to the strain for symptomatic relief. For most of us, this is where “the rubber meets the road,” and once again the Biscotti strain does not disappoint.
Biscotti strain for stress: Relief from stress is one of the major reasons people turn to cannabis, and many find that Biscotti’s blend of relaxing body effects and cerebral stimulation make it a winner in this regard. “It feels like your brain is operating at 100%,” reads one review. “Definitely worth a try for people dealing with stress.”
Biscotti strain for anxiety: When it comes to cannabis and anxiety, the picture is less clear. While studies have shown CBD can help people reduce anxiety and stress without any noticeable intoxicating effects, others find that THC can spur it, especially in high doses. With that in mind, some studies suggest low doses of THC can be helpful.
Biscotti strain for low mood and melancholy: As with anxiety, it’s not yet been conclusively if cannabis helps or hurts depressive symptoms. A comprehensive survey on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that cannabis use by itself doesn’t increase the likelihood of developing depression. That said, we advise caution here. Plus, there’s an upside: Believe it or not, research indicates that the majority of us actually get a greater benefit from lower dosages of cannabis!
Biscotti strain for chronic pain: Biscotti is well-loved for many reasons, but a major one is its ability to lessen the experience of pain. The relatively high Biscotti THC level can help diminish pain due to its natural anti-inflammatory action. And that euphoric psychoactivity?It turns out that this has a significant effect on our experience of pain, too.
The Biscotti Cannabis Strain: That’s How the Cookie Crumbles
We’d like to underscore what we wrote about the Biscotti Cookies strain a moment ago: This is one delicious strain of cannabis, and it’s a truly exciting addition to our dispensary shelves. We’re proud to feature Berry Biscotti flower and Biscotti distillate vape cartridge. Be sure to check the live menu at your nearest dispensary before coming down, as our stock is constantly changing based on what’s new, what’s fresh, and what’s hot.
As a family of dispensaries now spanning three states, Mission is an expert in helping our customers get the very most from cannabis. We invite you to read a little bit more about Mission Dispensaries, and if you want to deepen your education about Biscotti strain effects or the use of medical cannabis, just ask! We’re always here to help.