The Classic Hybrid Blue Dream: A Cannabis Strain Review

[Haze x Blueberry][80% Sativa][Generally 15-20% THC]

While working at the dispensaries these last four years I have watched the classics dwindle as growers started experimenting with gnarly triple and quadruple hybrid strains like Girl Scout Cookies. I grew weary of these super high THC contents and hoped to see some beautiful, sparkly well grown Blue Dream hit the market again.

EUREKA! Yesterday our cultivation released some of the most glorious Blue Dream that I have seen from the Arizona cannabis industry. After working the sales floor yesterday I spoke to a patient from Santa Cruz that said Blue Dream hit the scene in the 1980’s, which sparked this entire review and descent into the history of what I consider the best sativa dominant hybrid ever to be grown.

The History of Blue Dream

The strain was originally created to combine the beautiful, heavy pain relief from classic Indica strains and the uplifting feelings of classic Sativa strains. It was first sprouted in Santa Cruz, CA for the purpose of fueling the medicinal market. Northern Californians have coveted the strain for years for its amazing effects and the long duration of those effects.

My research has not pinpointed the year of origin but I can tell you that the original Blue Dream was the baby of DJ Short’s Blueberry and Santa Cruz Haze. What we can all agree upon is that it is some seriously quality utility herbal medicine.

How Does It Hit The Senses

Blue Dream genetics are strong, and the buds are so beautiful that you’ll always be able to identify a Blue Dream hybrid. Bud structure is rounded and bulbous with adorable points, like fat little pine tree cones. The color is light and bright green with little tufts of yellow-orange hairs. If you’re sitting on quality Blue Dream your buds will be riddled with sparkling trichomes visible to the naked eye.

When you take a big ‘ol smell of the flowers you will get an immediate bright lemon cream aroma that finishes with a deep sweetness of Blueberry. A reason I love Blue Dream so much is because you don’t lose any aspect of the genetic parents. You can smell, taste and feel the effects of both Haze and Blueberry throughout your whole session. I packed mine up in the bong, as per usual, and experienced a flavor profile of deep, sweet dankness.

Blue Dream plants will generally be high yielders. It flowers in 9-10 weeks and grows like a full sativa plant, all spindly and tall. It will perform best indoors but can do well anywhere with intermediate growing skill.

What Is The Effect?

Seconds into medicating I can feel relief. True to it’s hybrid nature it will begin with the effects traveling quickly up the your ocular system and dissipating into the mind relieving anxiety and delivering purely uplifting joyous feelings. While this is happening the Indica portion of the party will slowly slide down the back of your neck and into your body, relieving pain and relaxing tension throughout the muscles. Your mind will be fully active, although semi-relaxed and easy breezy. It is an active enough effect to function while working and will not cause drowsiness for anyone comfortable with strains below 90% Sativa.

After the initial effects take place you are cruising, anxiety and pain are non existent. For those who are weary of anything above a 50/50 hybrid because of the freakiness that happens with Sativa, I understand you, I’m one of you, and this strain will be ok. In fact it will help you feel less freaky than you already do on a daily basis. Blue Dream is just that, life becomes… but a dream. Enjoy the length of effect, you can get a solid 2-4 hours of relief from your ailments with this heavy hitter.

Use To Find Relief From: Day-Time Pain [Fibromyalgia, MS, arthritis etc.], Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Inflammation, Nausea, glaucoma, migraines

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