American Pie is a balanced hybrid cannabis strain that was created by Pyramid Seeds, in Barcelona, by crossing White Widow and the South Africa sativa Power Plant. It is a popular strain that has average THC levels of between 18% and 20%.
The strains flowers are medium to large. The buds have a solid core with the loose leaves that are more typical of sativa-dominant strains. The leaves are bright green and decorated with brown and orange pistils. They are covered with crystalline white trichomes, making them sticky to the touch.
The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with earthy undertones. When ground, the aroma becomes more spicy and when burnt, the smoke is thick and somewhat harsh. On the exhale, the flavor is earthy with hints of pine.
The high from American Pie hits quickly with a pressure around the temples. It then hits the thought process, making the mundane fascinating. American Pie can stimulate free association thinking, and it can also cause changes in sensory perception, such as visual and auditory distortions. As the head high wears off, the high becomes more physical. It induces deep relaxation, making it a suitable strain for mellow activities. As such, it is best consumed later in the day.
Medicinally, the strain has been known to help with ADHD as well as moderate stress and depression. It can also help with chronic and mild pain. However, it is not recommended for those who are prone to panic, due to its tendency to induce recursive thinking.
American Pie seeds are widely available and it can be grown both indoors and out. The plants are tall, so indoors they may need pruning. It will flower within 9 to 10 weeks and produces a high yield.