The Lemon Haze marijuana strain has a fan base from both Indica and Sativa lovers. While it is classified as a Sativa-dominant hybrid, it provides long-lasting effects to both the body and mind. Its lemon scent and flavor make it a fan favorite for those with any palate; leaving a memorable citrus aroma to all who give it a try. It is best when used during the day as this strain is sure to kick everyone’s mind into high gear.
Taking a look at the parent strains typically shows where a strain gets its characteristics from. Lemon Haze marijuana is a cross between Silver Haze and the pungent Lemon Skunk. Let us take a quick glance at the parent strains to see how this wonderful strain was created.
Silver Haze Marijuana Strain
This strain is one of a few to win multiple awards in various competitions. It won first place at the Cannabis Cup three consecutive years in a row from 1998-2000. Additionally, it won awards at the High Times Cannabis Cup Festival, which is no small feat.
Being a sticky Sativa blend means users are left with an active, long-lasting body high. It helps users with stress, lack of appetite and stomach issues.
The overall flavor profile is earthy, citrus and sweet.
Pungent Lemon Skunk Marijuana Strain
Doesn’t take a genius to see what this parent strain offers up. Made from two skunk phenotypes, this strain was created to specifically have lemon traits.
Much like the other parent strain, Lemon Skunk leaves users with an energetic and blissful high. Great for treating mental ailments such as stress and depression.
Overall aroma and flavor profile are lemon, skunk, and citrus.
As you can see, each parent strain is known for its energy-driven head high, so it comes as no surprise that the Lemon Haze marijuana provides the same effects. Some claim this is the best strain for those specifically looking for a day time head high with a bit of a body high thrown into the mix. The body high makes users feel something without having them feel so much they can’t move or become immobile.
Works great as a wake and bake type of strain, and can be used at any time of day. High effects are a bit slower to feel than other strains, so users should give it a bit before consuming more, even when smoked. When taken in edible form, give it up to an hour before judging its effects. Edibles often take at least 30-60 minutes before anything will be felt. This is because it has to enter through the bloodstream and doesn’t enter directly into the lungs.
THC levels measure up to 15%-20% which is on the higher side. With these levels of THC, users need to be careful of the dose size they take. Higher doses are going to leave users with major psychoactive feelings and sensory distortion. This is sure to leave new users in a shocking state, because this can affect either all or just some of a user’s senses.
What is sensory distortion? Basically, it is any time one of your senses is being altered giving your brain false feelings. The most common sensory distortion felt by marijuana users is typically dealing with sight, sound, and overall body feelings. It is because of this reason people often have hallucinations. Hallucinations can be full blown or just in the sense of time distortion, which makes people feel time in a slow or fast way.
With a hybrid that works so well with the body and mind, this is a stand out medical marijuana strain. Playing around with the dose will allow users to find the correct amount to help treat their specific ailment. It is important to remember that each person will react to this strain differently due to differences in gender, height, weight, and genetics. To truly know the correct dose for your ailment, you will need to experiment. A small dose might help mental ailments and a larger dose might help body ailments.
The initial feeling will be a sudden improvement in the consumer’s mood. Feelings of positivity and motivation will take over the mind; great for treating things such as:
- Overall laziness
A dose of this can distract those who always feel like they are in a dark cloud or negative world. Lemon Haze allows the user to feel what it’s like to live in a world of light and hope.
ADD and ADHD can be benefited from the sharp focus this strain gives users, which allows them to focus and finish one task at a time. It helps them de-compartmentalize things they need to get done in an order of urgency.
Warning: Those sensitive to THC or who often become paranoid, should use this strain with caution. Starting with a smaller dose to be cautious.
While the THC in this strain is great for mental ailments, Lemon Haze is still applicable to body ailments. Chronic pain and insomnia might not be treated with the use of this strain, so users might want to look elsewhere.
Relief can be found for those with minor body issues including:
- Muscle strain
- Sports-related injuries
A little bit of this before a workout can help athletes who need to get through a workout, but are sore from their lifting the day before. It can also be useful as a post-workout recovery.
Additionally, this is highly beneficial to cancer patients, due to the fact that it can possibly treat nausea and other stomach related issues. Cancer patients are on the top of the list when it comes to those looking for marijuana recreationally. Chemotherapy is tough, but many say the nausea that comes with it is by far the worst side effect, so a potential cure for that is life-changing.
Hybrids are among some of the most used marijuana types because they give you a little bit of both worlds. An increase in energy is helpful in getting everyday tasks and errands done. Try a little bit of this before everyday chores like laundry, dishes, and vacuuming. Want to really have a fun time? Take a bit of this before you cut your lawn and you’ll feel like you’re cutting a professional baseball field.
Many use Lemon Haze Marijuana paired with social activities. The burst in mood and spirit often times leave users feeling chatty and more likely to engage in conversation. Can be pleasurable to use before social activities such as:
- Golf Outings
- Food Truck Events
A wine pairing is one of the most favored leisure activities people have participated in since the beginning of time. There is something special about trying to taste the notes in the wine and see how they change when paired with things like food. With the popularity and growing legalization of weed, people have started pairing wine with weed. The flavors tasted in each other can be a very pleasurable and unique activity for people to try.
Lemon Haze Marijuana is great when paired with anything sparkling such as:
- Sparkling Wine
Taste, scent, and smell are all going to be pleasurable with a powerful lemon flavor followed by citrus and sweet. An underneath scent of herbal spice is no doubt a remnant of its skunk lineage.
The inhale and exhale of the smoke resembles an herbal lemon, with lemon being the flavor left on the tongue and lips. Users compliment how alluring the lingering smell is once the buds are broken down. The smoke is smooth all around, making it pleasurable to any marijuana user. When ingested,, it is done so in such a smooth way that makes it desirable for medical patients.
This is a fairly easy strain to grow and the seeds are available from many different breeders. Seeds are abundantly found online, making it an easy strain for growers to get their hands on. When seeds arrive they can be grown indoors or outdoors.
This plant thrives outdoors in a semi-humid climate where temperatures are between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If this is grown in a hot zone, like Arizona, it will die and you will ruin the crop.
Indoor growing is quite simple making it great for new growers or veteran ones. A few things growers should keep in mind for the Lemon Haze plant are having nutrient-rich soil, trimming and pruning branches early in the vegetative state. Height of the leaves can get around 30-78 inches with a stretch of 100%-200%.
Total flowering time for this plant comes in around 8 to 9 weeks. An October harvest is to be expected when grown outdoors making it perfect marijuana for Halloween. Expect a yield of about 40 to 44 grams of flower per square foot of plant.
Buds found on the plant are distinctive and can be spotted out in a crowd full of buds. They are medium to large in size, making them desirable for users and growers alike. Overall, they have a ragged and fluffy appearance and are dense in nature. Buds are surrounded by green leaves and orange pistils. Amber trichomes cover the buds and give a yellow hue to the overall appearance, which helps aid in the name Lemonade Haze.
In the off chance, this strain isn’t available when you go into the dispensary it is important to know similar backup strains.
Similar hybrids include:
- Northern Lights
- Strawberry Banana
- Sour OG
- Lime Green Skunk
- Birds Eye
- Lucky Charms
- Orange Creamsicle
Similar Sativas include:
- Swazi Gold
- C13 Haze
- Alpha Express
Similar Indicas include:
- Superman OG
- Sweet and Sour Widow
- Orange Bud
- Shark’s Breath
Reading user reviews gives an accurate glimpse into what users can expect from this strain. Being one of the more reviewed strains is even more helpful to people who are interested in trying Lemon Haze.
Out of hundreds of reviews, the overall rating to this strain is around as high of a score as can be. Users rave how the high comes on slow and when it finally hits, it’s like a burst of energy that shoots straight through the body.
While it is noted everywhere that this strain is lemony, it still shocks people at the potency the lemon gives off from bud to smoke.
People rave about the balanced high and like that it can make their mind stress free while still maintaining focus. A word seen over an over to describe how this makes users feel, is simply happy.
This hybrid really lives true to its name in the scent, taste and even sight profile. Refreshing lemon and citrus flavor leave users feeling fresh and wanting more. Great for people who are looking for a body and head high that will still leave them being able to function; even better for those who are looking for a strain with higher THC levels.
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