The Fruity Pebbles strain — it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Get your ganja on any time of the day with the marijuana strain that will satisfy all your berry cravings.
But Fruity Pebbles isn’t so named just because of the berry flavors it produces. This strain’s distinctive color is reminiscent of the cereal product from which its name was taken. Various greens, muted reddish browns, and even some light shades of purple combine to give this hybrid herb its mottled, cereal-like appearance.
As we’ll see below, the Fruity Pebbles strain traces it’s roots (pun intended) back to the likes of Tahoe Alien, Green Ribbon, and Granddaddy Purple. And thanks to the genetics it gets from this distinguished parentage, Fruity Pebbles can help you battle stress and insomnia with its powerful relaxing effects. So put away the milk and fire up a Fruity Pebbles fatty for breakfast (lunch or dinner!) instead.So
History Of The Fruity Pebbles Strain
As mentioned, Fruity Pebbles is a hybrid strain created from the genetic combination of Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien, and Green Ribbon that first popped on the scene in 2006. Newer strains of the hybrid cross different plants to achieve various effects so the true genetics of the Fruity Pebbles variety may be obscured by the ravages of time. To add to the convoluted parentage of the strain, growers don’t consistently use plants from a set lineage.
Because buds bearing this name may contain various pieces from a wide array of species, it’s always important to verify where the strain came from and how it was produced.
Cannabis Collective and California-based strain creator Alien Genetics reports that the original Fruity Pebbles (that stemmed from Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe Alien, and Green Ribbon) was a limited-time offering but the strain became so popular that it was soon planted and cultivated by other growers.
The biology of Fruity Pebbles, though close to even, typically strays towards the indica side of the scale and results in a 55% / 45% indica/sativa mix. The plant itself is predominantly light green but can contain various other colors that serve to give it that Fruity Pebbles appearance. The plant is also known for containing a generous amount of crystals as well as being leafy with a multitude of orange hairs.
The complex chemical composition results in an extremely fruity smell that is reminiscent of the popular breakfast food. Users have also described the smell as berry with just a hint of kush.
The taste of Fruity Pebbles is somewhat less fruity than the smell but has been described as equal parts sweet, berry, and tropical. In addition, the smoke is described as extremely smooth with little to no aftertaste (especially out of joints). This lack of aftertaste combined with the fruity smoothness of the smoke makes this strain a popular recreational choice.
The general effects of the Fruity Pebbles strain lean more towards the euphoria side of the spectrum and are characterized by a powerful happy and relaxed feeling. This euphoria is often described as a “hybrid-type high” that results in a soft but strong all-over buzz that ripples throughout the body. Indica-heavy strains can go so far as to produce very powerful body highs that can cause extreme couch-lock.
Fruity Pebbles also affects the mind in ways that have been described as “comforting” and even “spacey”. The “spacey” feel comes from Fruity Pebbles’ tendency to make users slow and forgetful while at the same time energetic in both body and mind.
The more Indica-dominant Fruity Pebbles strains may produce overwhelming body highs that cause couch-lock in even the most experienced consumer.
These effects wash over you after only a few hits and takes you to a place where everything is slow and cloudy but where you are still energetic, friendly, and functional if you want to be. Highs have a tendency to last from 2 to 2.5 hours.
While the Fruity Pebbles strain is high on the dry-mouth scale and relatively high on the dry-eyes scale, it’s a small price to pay for the strain’s significantly low paranoia-, dizziness-, and anxiety-inducing effects. You don’t have to stay confined to the couch for fear of standing out because you’re high. You can venture outdoors and enjoy all the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer.
One user reported that her urban hike through the streets of Denver was made more enjoyable after consuming a few hits of Fruity Pebbles. She was much more open to the people and her surroundings than she might have been without the Fruity Pebbles. She was even more inclined to find wonder at the seemingly mundane sites that she encountered which made for a particularly enjoyable excursion.
So as for the side-effects go, just get yourself a glass of water and a bottle of eye drops and get out into the world. You’ll be flying just fine.
Couple the euphoric effects with Fruity Pebbles’ smooth flavor and easy smoke, and this strain is a great remedy for both stress and insomnia. For more acute maladies, Fruity Pebbles can be an effective medication for migraines, body pain, mood disorders, and even ADD and ADHD.
The Fruity Pebbles strain is a great choice for the relief of chronic pain. The strain’s THC content (which can range from a 12% average to as high as 20%) can dull or do away with pain from an injury or internal ailment that just won’t seem to go away on its own. The smooth smoke and lack of aftertaste make this an easy choice to get the pain-relieving THC into your bloodstream.
Fruity Pebbles’ euphoric effects work well for counteracting anxiety and can clear your head of those pesky bad thoughts in a matter of minutes. Forget about the pills, smoke a fat doobie filled with Fruity Pebbles and all will be right with the world in no time.
The same mechanisms that work to relieve anxiety help to make depression disappear. It doesn’t take but a few puffs from a Pebbles’ spliff to have you right as rain and ready to face the trials of the day again.
Anxiety and depression are often overlooked ailments because they might not have a physical manifestation—the “problem is all in your mind”, as they might say. But sufferers of these common problems know that anxiety and depression can hit you harder than any pain and sometimes don’t respond to conventional pharmaceuticals. That’s what makes marijuana, and Fruity Pebbles in particular, such a useful tool in the fight against mental disorders. Give it a try and see how you feel. If you don’t like it, you always have your prescription meds to fall back on.
While not the most powerful option for relieving this debilitating ailment, the Fruity Pebbles strain does a passable job of mitigating the symptoms that nausea creates. Nausea is a very general symptom that can be brought on by any number of things. Getting to the underlying cause of the nausea can be tricky, if not impossible, and often goes untreated in cases where other problems are present. Fruity Pebbles’ can be used to squash the nausea while the root problem is diagnosed.
One person reports that he suffered from nausea after an athletic injury to his lower back. Even after rehabilitation and complete healing, the nausea still persisted. The athlete turned to Fruity Pebbles on a restricted basis to help lessen the bad feelings in his belly and give him time to find the cause of the problem. Turns out, the sports injury (in his lower back) had caused tightness in a small muscle along his spine in his upper back and that small muscle was pulling on the vertebrae just enough to cause nausea but not so much to be readily noticeable or debilitating.
Once identified, the surrounding musculature (and the muscle itself) could be stretched and the nausea eventually disappeared.
Loss Of Appetite
Fruity Pebbles is low on the scale for stimulating appetite but its ease of consumption and other beneficial effects makes this strain a great choice for getting your munchies on.
Because of the combination of useful effects coupled with the relatively benign side-effects, Fruity Pebbles is great for those who suffer from stomach aches. It can even be used by those undergoing chemotherapy to lessen the impact—the nausea, loss of appetite, depression, and general malaise—of such an aggressive treatment.
The Gentle Giant
The Fruity Pebbles strain is an excellent choice for the beginner and expert alike. It’s mild but powerful effects won’t have you bouncing off the walls or held captive by your couch, but it will take you to places you’ve never been before.
It’s a versatile bud with plenty of beneficial effects—both recreational and medicinal, can be used for a variety of intents and purposes, and is well worth a quick try.
So light up some Fruity Pebbles—the marijuana strain, not the cereal—and let us know what you think.