Donny Burger strain: cannabis that belongs between buns

Donny Burger Strain

There are some wild strain names in the weed world dating way back to the days of Cat Piss–and the Donny Burger strain fits the bill. Interesting names aside, this indica hybrid is worth a bite. Anyone seeking an ever-so-slightly mind-numbing relaxation should consider sinking their teeth into Donny Burger.

Donny Burger strain
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Donny Burger strain history

This cannabis strain was created by Skunk House Genetics, “Home of the Burger.” The well-known seed company crossed a clone-only GMO plant with the Han Solo Burger strain. Enter the first Donny Burger seeds.

The cross heightened the flavor, aromatic profile, and potency of the parent genetics–facts I tested out after picking up a Donny Burger strain grown by Soulshine Cannabis in Washington state.

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Look, smell, and taste of Donny Burger

There is an intricate lemon scent and flavor coming off of Donny Burger, which grows chunky deep green nugs.

Open a jar of this indica hybrid to be greeted by the smell of a wicked-good burger, truly. The flower has a lemon scent joined by zesty pepper and garlic. Garlic is a member of the lily family, lending to the floral tones of the strain.

This flavor profile earned Donny Burger (and its parent Han Solo Burger) its name, proving that stoners are silly with purpose–sometimes. Other times outlandish strain names are given just for fun; let’s hope that’s the case with Cat Piss.

Anyways, the flavor of Donny Burger is similar, though I won’t promise you’ll feel like you bit into a juicy hamburger. To me, the flavor translated into citrus with a sweet but harsh floral undertone. It was pleasant and complicated in a way that had me pondering the aroma and flavor well after experiencing them.

Donny Burger offers a unique aromatic profile, which is unsurprising since its parents are both oddballs in the world of weed smells. The effects, however, are right on par with its mates in the indica hybrid realm.

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Donny Burger strain
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Donny Burger strain effects

After puffing on some Donny Burger, I felt relaxed. The strain took my energy down, so it might not be a wise choice for a productive day. The effects took hold immediately with a full-body relaxation that I had no choice but to succumb to.

Donny Burger chills out the mind as well, almost too much depending on the person, time, and situation. Those trying to get a little relief with cannabis and get back to a task that requires mental fortitude may opt for a different indica hybrid like Pure Michigan strain or Ice Cream Cake.

Donny Burger is strong, at least the batch I smoked from Soulshine was, and it may have you researching a tangential thought for an hour or zoning into a TV show. I snapped out of my haze about one to two hours after consuming, though this will vary for everyone. Either way, choose the time to consume wisely with this potent indica strain.

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Donny Burger strain FAQ

We’ve covered most of the basics about Donny Burger cannabis, but here’s the short of it in the form of frequently asked questions.

Who invented Donny Burger?

Donny Burger strain was crafted by Skunk House Genetics, a.k.a. Home of the Burger.

What does Donny Burger strain smell like?

The smell of Donny Burger is unmatchable, pairing citrus and fresh garlic with the undertone of spiced meat.

What does Donny Burger strain taste like?

Donny Burger tastes largely like it smells, emphasizing pungent garlic and sweet lemon.

Is Donny Burger an indica or sativa strain?

This is a tried and true indica strain, offering a heavy body high and a muddled mind.

A final word on Donny Burger

Donny Burger is a cannabis strain that I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen based solely on the name. Looking deeper, it’s clear that would have been a mistake. The smell and flavor are special; not many weed strains can say they smell like sizzling meat. Please note that this is a note coming from a vegetarian—the meat of it all isn’t off-putting. Effects of Donny Burger are also iconic, at least for a lover of strains capable of smoothing the edgiest days.

The moral is to step out of your comfort zone and try something new at the dispensary. If Donny Burger hadn’t been on my list of strains to review, I might not have picked it out, but I’m sure glad I did.

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.