Moonshine Haze is one of the most potent sativas available today—often reaching THC levels upwards of 25%. In 2011, this plant was given the title of the best sativa at the High Times Cannabis Cup. This one is a hard-hitter with a bold flavor profile and many unique qualities.
Its name—referring to the bootleg booze—embodies the pioneering spirit of classic do-it-yourself production. Rare Dankness Seeds developed this sativa-dominate hybrid by crossing Amnesia Haze and Nevil’s Wreck which turned out to be a perfect concoction for daytime use.
Aroma, Taste, and Appearance
One of the most notable elements of Moonshine Haze is its serene floral aroma. The aroma may even trick inexperienced users into thinking it’s not marijuana at all. You may notice notes of tropical flowers and a sweetness that lingers in a good way. In fact, it’s pleasant enough that you may not mind that the flowery aroma sticks around the house for at least a week.
The flavor is much like the aroma with a nice floral core. However, there’s an earthy and woody aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. There may also be some subtle notes of berries and citrus amidst the earthy and flowery flavors. It really is a unique strain and a superb experience.
As far as the appearance, Moonshine Haze has a fairly small bud with a strong green color. The bud is covered in wonderful white trichomes which are believed to be at the core of its floral aroma and powerful high. The trichomes can become so dense that the bud may appear to have a grey color at times. Bright orange pistils give the nugs a nice classic look.
Growing Moonshine Haze
As far as growing Moonshine Haze, there are a few things you should know. First, this plant expands wide and tall, so you’ll need a lot of space for growing. But here’s the catch: it’s best to grow it indoors with a hydroponic system. This means you’ll need a reasonably large indoor space to properly grow Moonshine Haze without overcrowding.
It takes Moonshine Haze around 10-12 weeks to reach the flowering stage, and the indoor yield is fairly large. In general, it’s pretty resistant to mold, mildew, pests, fungus, and temperature. However, if you’re using a hydroponic system for optimal yield, you shouldn’t have a problem with diseased plants anyway.
Effects of the Moonshine Haze Marijuana Strain
The absolute best part about Moonshine Haze is its incredible effects. This strain, like other sativas, targets your mood and mental state. Right away you’re going to find yourself in a euphoric state. This strain offers an intense cerebral high which works its way around the mind with a soothing and relaxing vibe.
Whether you’re looking to wind down or if you need an energizing boost, this bud will do the job. While it works as a nice gentle relaxant, you shouldn’t have to worry about a heavy couch lock—unless you smoke a ton at one time. Instead, you may experience a sense of vitality, joyfulness, and creativity—perfect for starting a new project or picking up your hobby after a long day of work.
Unlike many other Sativas, coming off of a high doesn’t drop your mood and energy levels down. When it boosts your mood into a happy and joyful state, you tend to stay that way long after the high is gone. This is great if you’re feeling blue and need a good mid-week pick-me-up.
Some of the most common medical uses for this herb have to do with mental health—relieving stress, calming anxiety, and stabilizing mood. Depression is no match for Moonshine Haze. With it’s uplifting cerebral high and peaceful euphoric effects, there’s no room for a depressive mood. Feelings of hopelessness, worry, and sadness are likely to fade away as your mood becomes more energized and stable.
This strain may also help promote healthy stress and anxiety level—perfect for an after-work mood adjuster. After giving this strain a try, your first thought may be “why didn’t I try this sooner?” The stressors and worries that were so overwhelming begin to dissipate as your mind clears and focuses on more worthwhile things.
Moonshine Haze is also used by many for pain management. Whether it’s a chronic pain such as arthritis or acute pain such as a headache, this strain could be the relief you need.
This strain is known to prompt a good appetite as well—perfect for those with eating disorders or frequent nausea. Keep some snacks nearby, or you’ll likely be rummaging through the cabinets shortly after the munchies take effect.
Possible Side Effects
Typical of any marijuana strain, you can expect Moonshine Haze to give you cotton mouth. Thankfully, this is a pretty easy side effect to manage. Keep a hydrating beverage nearby and sip on it before, during, and after you smoke Moonshine Haze. It’s important to stay hydrated because this strain tends to dry you out.
Another possible side effect is dry and itchy eyes. However, a little planning beforehand should ensure this isn’t a problem. Pick up some eye drops from the pharmacy and use them as needed. Of course, as mentioned before, you should stay hydrated since this will help keep your eyes moist.
In more rare cases, Moonshine Haze may bring on a headache towards the middle of your high. If you’re more prone to headaches, keep this in mind when smoking a large amount. If you don’t typically get headaches, this shouldn’t be a major concern.
Final Thoughts on the Moonshine Haze Marijuana Strain
If you need a pick-me-up, this really is a great strain to choose. Just don’t use it in the evenings if you plan on getting to bed at a decent time. This one will keep your mind energized as well as enhance your sensory perception and increase your awareness of even the most subtle things around you.
Medicinally, Moonshine Haze is a promising choice for managing anxiety, pain, and depression. However, since its a pretty hard hitter, you are better off with smaller amounts for medicinal use.
Overall, this is the perfect strain for day use as it will uplift your mood and brighten your day—even after the high is long gone.
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