Mochi, sometimes known as Mochi Gelato, is a tasty strain developed by San Francisco-based growers Sherbinskis. Named after the soy-based Japanese dessert, Mochi is a combination of staple hybrid Girl Scout Cookies and fruity Sunset Sherbet. It carries a sweet, herbal aroma and an even balance of mental and physical effects. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 21% and a whopping 29%.
Mochi establishes its bag appeal immediately with large, colorful flowers. These jumbo buds cling together in a pronounced conical formation. They also have a dense internal structure, with a solid core made up of tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves are a stunning mix of mossy green and deep purple, the latter of which comes courtesy of high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin in this strain’s genetics. Finally, a profusion of curly orange pistils makes these already colorful buds even more eye catching.
Mochi’s versatile high can be surprisingly valuable for medical cannabis patients. The zoned-in thinking that comes with its onset can help those with ADD to concentrate on one task at a time. Additionally, its general euphoria may temporarily distract from the difficult symptoms of stress, depression, and even anxiety. On the physical end of the spectrum, Mochi may dull pain that is due to chronic conditions like lupus or diabetes and its anti-inflammatory properties may take the sting out of everyday aches. Because its cerebral properties can take a turn into paranoia depending on the setting, Mochi gelato strain is not recommended for patients who are predisposed to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.