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Key Lime Pie

The Key Lime Pie marijuana strain is an indica hybrid strain that is a gourmet phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies bred in California by Burnish Bush Nurseries. The plant crosses OG Kush, Durban Poison, and Cherry Pie and has lime candy, mint, and spicy flavors that leave an earthy and chocolatey aftertaste.

Some have suggested the potent strain crosses Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Granddaddy Purple, implying Afghani, Nepalese, and Thai origins.

The body effects of Key Lime Pie leave users feeling quite spaced out, and a bit “couch locked,” which lends it to use in the late afternoon to evening. Its high is mellowing even though it has high THC content and very little CBD content.











Strain types

  • 75%Indica
  • 25%Sativa


  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Lime
  • Spicy


  • Candy
  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Spicy
  • Sweet


Terpenes, found in trace amounts in cannabis, are responsible for producing a wide variety of smells and flavors unique to each strain. Terpenes vary from strain to strain and can also vary depending on various factors.

You can maximize the levels of terpenes in your yield by growing in nutrient-dense soil, having high levels of light exposure, and curing your buds slowly and carefully.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene



Key Lime Pies has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happiness
  • Laughter
  • Relaxing
  • Uplifting

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Cannabis connoisseurs report that the Key Lime Pie strain makes them feel a bit sleepy with a deep body relaxation and happy and giggly. Some also experience negative effects like dry eyes and dry mouth, but this strain is mostly relaxing.

Medical Applications

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Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People with PTSD have more CB1 receptors in areas of the brain associated with fear and anxiety. Targeting CB1 receptors with plant cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) can help relieve some anxiety associated with PTSD. THC may also aid sleep and reduce the occurrence of nightmares.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

The Key Lime Pie plant has strong indica characteristics with small- to medium-sized buds that adhere in nugget-like shapes and leaves of bright green. The buds often have purple hues due to being grown in colder temperatures.

The plant is relatively easy to grow inside and outside but prefers temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Key Lime Pie seeds are not commercially available, and the strain must be grown as a clone from clippings.


The Key Lime Pie plant reaches between 60 and 80 inches tall regardless of whether it is grown indoors or outdoors, with similar yields in both conditions. There are several tips and tricks that you can use to increase yield.

Humidity and Temperature

This plant is especially resilient to different conditions but is ideally kept between 70% and 80% humidity at first. This can be reduced when it begins to flower to prevent the buds from rotting.


It takes between nine and 10 weeks for this plant to flower when grown indoors, and it can be harvested from early October when grown outdoors. There are several different ways to tell if your plant has been flowering for long enough to be harvested.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the key lime pie strain good for?

Key Lime Pie can be helpful for depression and anxiety, like most cannabis strains. It may also be useful for those who struggle with chronic aches and pains or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Regular users of the Key Lime Pie strain find that it makes them sleepy, happy, and giggly. Some also experience negative effects like dry eyes and cottonmouth, but this strain is mostly relaxing. It is mostly mellowing and can therefore be suited to late afternoon and evening use.

Is the key lime pie strain an indica or a sativa?

Key Lime Pie is a hybrid with mainly indica origins (around 75%) but has some sativa lineage (estimated to be 25%).

How does the key lime pie strain make you feel?

Key Lime Pie has been reported to cause a strong relaxation of the face, which then spreads to a feeling of calm in the rest of the body. The strain can have some mental effects, but these tend to be primarily dreamy rather than affecting mental capability. The high can leave users spaced-out and almost "couch locked.”

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