Pi Day (March 14th, 3.14) is upon again and beyond its humble lodging on the keypad of every graphing calculator on planet Earth, this string of numbers also lives within and among us, hidden in the foundation of all things. Let me explain, but first:
Pie is superior to cake. This is an indisputable truth.
Pi the number (3.14. . .) is not quite as decadent, yet this numerical expression is as integral to defining the shape of a pie and perhaps, of the universe itself, as atoms are to creating matter (which science represents as circular or spherical by nature). The circumference of a circle (or a pie) is defined using Pi — i.e. C (circumference of a circle) = 2πr (where r is radius). This most basic and universal of forms is seen throughout life; and like pie and Pi, life is complicated and numerous, and more apt to take all shapes than one as one shape representing all shapes. Please, bear with me. . .
Ralph Waldo Emerson, a poet, philosopher, and friend of Henry David Thoreau, wrote a brilliant essay entitled Circles. Here is taste to remind you of the importance of Pi:
The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. St. Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere. We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms. One moral we have already deduced, in considering the circular or compensatory character of every human action. Another analogy we shall now trace; that every action admits of being outdone. Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
But that’s not all, not by a long shot. The best thing about Pi is the fact that each year on 3.14, we get to shamelessly celebrate this complex mathematical concept with its simpler and far tastier homonym, pie. And if you’re a cannabis consumer, celebrations can and should carry over into your strain selection. Here are nine pie-themed strains to help you bring a little puff puff pie into your life on this glorious, mathematical moment in time.
Cherry Pie x Cookies and Cream
Effects: Cherry Cream Pie is deeply relaxing. This aromatic strain offers a pleasant euphoria coupled with a deepening sedation and tasty terpene profile.
Cherry Pie x Face Off OG
Effects: Noted as one of the most “tingly” strains in the database, Pie Face OG’s strong indica-dominant backbone make it a brilliant evening strain that helps temper aches and pains while illuminating the mind.
Girl Scout Cookies phenotype
Effects: Key Lime Pie behaves very similarly to Girl Scout Cookies, offering euphoria and relaxation, but this strain’s terpene profile is rich with lime and mint while retaining the classic doughy aroma native to its parentage.
Granddaddy Purple x Durban Poison
Effects: Cherry Pie is a brilliant union of polar opposites. GDP’s deep sedation intermixed with Durban’s landrace stimulation make for a potent pairing worth your time.
Blue Dream x Girl Scout Cookies
Effects: Another deep tissue combo, Blueberry Pie mixes the dreamy mental buzz of Blue Dream against the deep relaxation of Girl Scout Cookies, creating a strain that is easy on both the body and the mind.
Blue Zombie x Cherry Pie
Effects: Zoom Pie stimulates the appetite (for pie, perhaps) and brightens the mind with the help of Cherry Pie’s Durban Poison lineage.
White Widow x Trainwreck
Effects: This fruity pie strain combines two well-established parents offering luscious physical effects that have been known to lead to arousal. And we all know where arousal leads: pie.
Key Lime Pie x Alien Rift
Effects: Jawa Pie offers a similar variety of euphoria found in the many of these strains, but simultaneously offers a stoney, care-free mental state that shrugs off stress and anxiety.
Effects: Our only pie strain without genetics as well as the only sativa-dominant entry on this list, Lemon Pie has been know to imbue consumers with a deep-seated happiness fitting for a day spent celebrating pie.