Cheetah Piss strain review – weird name, good weed

Cheetah piss strain: cheetah image over cannabis flowers

Every once in a while, a breeder drops a new weed name that makes people stop and think, like the Cheetah Piss strain. The moniker harkens back to the late 90s variety Cat Piss. Though Cat Piss has lore about being named after a forbidden ingredient, Cheetah Piss is pee-free.

This review is based on mid-shelf weed grown by Washington cannabis brand Island Cannabis Co. It’s true, despite the urine-soaked name, I braved the dispensary for a freshly cured batch of Cheetah Piss cannabis flower. I found a sativa hybrid with a unique nose and reliably scattered effect. It’s perfect for someone seeking a light, airy, daytime smoke.

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Cheetah piss strain: Big cat sprints imposed over cannabis buds

History of Cheetah Piss strain

Cheetah Piss is a three-way cross created by Cookies, a cannabis powerhouse responsible for famed flavors like Girl Scout Cookies (which started the empire). Unlike their sweet dessert namesake, Cheetah Piss brings gas to the Cookies line.

This sativa variety crosses three parent strains: Gelato 42, Lemonnade, and London Poundcake. Pairing these plants results in an impressively fueled-up citrus explosion in smell and taste.

The look, smell, and taste of Cheetah Piss weed

The Cheetah Piss strain features a nose of lemon and gas with a taste not far from that original smell. As far as looks go, the buds are exceptionally dense. There is minimal internodal space (room left between two minor stems or: internodes).

Cheetah Piss is bulbous, with cloud-like bright and forest green flower that gets deep, dark purple in some spots. The nugs are absolutely covered in sparkling trichomes, even on the mid-shelf batch that I tried.

A deep inhale of Cheetah Piss, the weed not the real thing, brings notes of lemon-lime sports drink mix and fresh fuel. The combination of old-school gas with a twist of lemon conjured images of old-school Cat Piss with the Cookies crew, inspiring the super-charged feline name.

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Cheetah Piss strain: Cheetah stands on branch, imposed over cannabis field

Cheetah Piss effects

Effects from Cheetah Piss are almost all mental for me, inspiring an air of creativity and lyricism that serves me well. I experience anxiety from many uplifting cannabis varieties, but I’m pleased to share that this one doesn’t inspire existential dread for me.

Quickly after inhaling a hit of this weed, the flower’s energy congregates in my temples before dripping through the sides of my neck and down through the back. This initial crawl of a strain is only noticeable if I sit quietly and mindfully for the first ten minutes after taking a hit. Anyways, after that first kick, all of that mojo rose into my head, inspiring me to get focused on something.

Here’s where the “choose your own adventure” aspect of Cheetah Piss strain effects kick in. Those who plan their time, like sending emails or ticking off a deep cleaning task, will find that this sativa variety gives them the fuel to get things done.

However, dive into this experience without focus, and the weed will decide what you do. That means you’ll be focused, but it could be on something, like deep cleaning grout or doom scrolling–which is sometimes the right vibe.

Cheetah Piss sativa effects deserve consumer attention. It’s delightful to find a focused, creative sativa that doesn’t inspire deep, anxious thoughts in me. Maybe this variety can do the same for others.

Cheetah Piss strain– kinda yucky name, super awesome weed

If one thing is for certain, the cannabis industry has named its creations some wild descriptors. Example number one: Cheetah Piss. Strain name commentary aside, other aspects of this flavor are worth their weight. From smell to taste, look to effect–this bud is memorable.

Don’t worry, despite the name, Cheetah Piss is just pure fire.

Cara Wietstock is senior content producer of and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.