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cough og strain

The Cough — also known as Colorado Cough and Fort Collins Cough, depending on whom you ask — is a homegrown strain out of Fort Collins, popping up in Colorado State University dorms in the late ’90s and gaining popularity as the medical marijuana industry expanded its footprint after 2008. Bred from Haze (rumor has it that it was a #17 phenotype) and a Northern Lights #5 phenotype, it has no relation to Blueberry, Raspberry or Strawberry Cough strains, but it does have a relative up in the northwest in Seattle Cough, which is bred with a different Haze phenotype but the same cut of Northern Lights. Our version has a strong flavor that’s hard to describe, blending together wintergreen, citrus, diesel and herbal notes for a terpene mixture that can be difficult to pinpoint.

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The Cough’s high THC content and large trichomes create thick plumes of smoke known to make users hack like geezers, hence the name. So much THC is hard to handle for some tokers, and the strain’s unique high can fool them into thinking they need more. It usually takes one or two minutes for the Cough’s full effects to kick in, and you probably won’t feel a sativa head rush or indica couch-lock when it does; instead, you’ll experience something more in the middle, from beginning to end. Still, grogginess is mostly absent, so I guess that makes the Cough a sativa-leaning hybrid by default.

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The Cough isn’t as easy to find around town as it once was. Kind Meds and Pure Dispensary were the only pot shops we could determine that carry the strain, but its confusing alter egos also make the Cough harder to track down than some others.
Smell: Floral, herbal and pine notes combine for a crisp aroma similar to that of a spring-scented air freshener, with hints of citrus, skunk and diesel on the back end to remind you that it’s cannabis, not Febreze.
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Looks: Just like the spruce and pine trees grown in the Rocky Mountains, the Cough is a fierce winter-green. Rusty-orange pistils and dewdrops of trichomes make the Cough’s wide, fluffy buds look especially refreshing on a hot summer day.

The Cough — also known as Colorado Cough and Fort Collins Cough, depending on whom you ask — is a homegrown strain out of Fort Collins, popping up in Colorado State University dorms in the late ’90s and gaining popularity as the medical marijuana industry expanded its footprint after 2008.

The Cough — also known as Colorado Cough and Fort Collins Cough, depending on whom you ask — is a homegrown strain out of Fort Collins, popping up in