One of Natural Herbal Pain Relief’s exclusive strains, Strawberry Diesel shares the tippity top of the shelf with the likes of Chemdawg-4, Chocolope and Super Thai in this San Jose dispensary. That’s because Strawberry Diesel is a highly sought-after variety, mixing popular NYC Diesel with the mysterious Strawberry Cough. Strawberry Cough itself is a reported mix of sativa Haze with Vermont’s Strawberry Fields—special stuff—it actually smells like a bowl of fruit, and in many ways resembles Sonoma Coma, which took Best Sativa in the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup this year in L.A. The irresistible fruit punch smell matches a gorgeous look—long, large, light green, with orange hairs and copious trichomes. NYC Diesel’s attributes are largely subsumed until smoked, when the fuel taste lingers long after the sweetness is gone. Patients report Straw D is very uplifting and euphoric, elevating mood and eliminating stress. However, its high THC content makes it unsuitable for insomnia and can be uncomfortable for first-time patients.