It’s hard not to trot out the “bomb” metaphors when describing a powerhouse strain named after a high-intensity explosive—but out of respect for the peaceable nature of marijuana, we’ll try. From West Coast Wellness in North Seattle, C-4 is a sativa-heavy hybrid we hear comes from the marriage of Frostbite and Shiskaberry. Light and loosely packed, with brilliant green leaves wrapped around a dark brown and amber core, the strain is relatively benign to the eye, but quite sticky to the touch. That sticky, resinous coating is your first clue that C-4’s mild appearance masks a volatile personality just waiting to come out. C-4’s bouquet is a muted skunk with floral notes, dank and sweet all at once. The flavors are complex—you’ll taste earthy spices like nutmeg and cloves side by side with sour pine. Patients with mood disorders will appreciate the gentle lift of the stone, revealing the dominance of the variety’s sativa Frostbite genes. Despite its name, C-4 doesn’t blow your mind; it expands your brain to its limits while soothing the body it sits on from head to toe. As a home medicinal, it’s excellent for alleviating migraine pressure and reducing chronic anxiety and stress levels.