Plum loco strain (or Sugarplum) is a sativa-dominant hybrid with strong and long-lasting effects. Created by prolific breeders Stoney Girl Gardens, who have also given us Pitbull, Plum loco strain is a cross between Hawaiian Haze Plum and Berkeley Blues. In addition to searing cerebral effects, this strain has a universally appealing flavor profile with distinctly tropical notes. These qualities earned Plum loco the title of First Place in the 2004 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has found samples of this strain to have between 9% and 26% THC.
Plum loco strain is marked by medium to large-sized flowers that cling together in long, spindly formations. The buds make their sativa roots clear with a loose, piecey structure. The leaves have a fluffy appearance and can easily be torn away from their central stems. These leaves are a mossy green and are twisted through with orange and rust-colored pistils. Finally, a dense coat of icy white trichomes gives these flowers a wet, dewy appearance and makes them very difficult to break up without the aid of a quality grinder.
When properly cured, flowers of Plum loco strain indeed boast the fruity aroma of fresh plums. On closer inspection, some sour notes of citrus are also present. If these buds are ground up, they yield hints of herbs and spice, similar to staple grandparent strain Haze. When combusted, Plum loco gives off a somewhat harsh smokes that’s liable to tickle the throat and trigger coughing fits. This thick smoke tastes fruity with some ammonia undertones on the exhale.
The buzzy, active high from Plum loco strain hits almost instantly. Before they’ve finished coughing, smokers may notice an uptick in fast-paced cerebral thinking. Certain thoughts may command the bulk of the user’s attention and may flow into other ideas in freely associative ways. For many, this can engender a trippy mindset that’s ideal for spacing out to some atmospheric music. Plum loco can also bring about a very social mood, sparking conversation and camaraderie when it’s shared with like-minded friends. For users in a more productive mood, Plum loco can provide the energy needed to power through mundane tasks like cleaning the house or running errands. After some time, this bud’s fast-paced high wears off and is supplanted by a thorough feeling of body melt. Limbs and eyelids may begin to feel heavy and smokers may feel inspired to seek out the closest comfortable surroundings. If dosage is increased, couchlock can become a possibility. That said, some trippy, disordered thinking may remain and may have users seeing Plum loco fairies. Because of its decrescendo from buzzy energy into sedate calm, Plum loco is best enjoyed from the late afternoon through the early evening.