Top 10 Cannabis Hybrids for Daytime Pain Relief

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Cannabis is such a powerful medicine, especially when it comes to relieving pain and inflammation. It is proven that the right cannabis strains can remove pain, unfortunately a lot of those strains can cause lethargy and even some semi-narcoleptic sleeping habits. There are some key strains for those dealing with all day muscle or joint pain. Everyone is different so not every strain on this list will be pain relieving for you or available for your mind during the day.

That is precisely why I artfully crafted 10 of the hybrid strains that do the job for me, but I hope that you try them after a day’s work your first time in order to assess their specific effects on you. Also, each batch of a strain is different. For example, sometimes a batch of Blueberry Cough comes out that just blows my mind and makes my brain flip backwards. For that reason please always try a new strain out when you have nothing to do for an hour or so and can just settle into the effects that it may have.

With a proper knowledge of these strains it is possible that those on heavy pain management systems can cut their opiod intake and live off of natural products. This will drastically improve your healthy and help you feel more… yourself. If challenging a strict pain management pill regimen is a goal of yours I’d also recommend CBD tincture supplements along with medicating with cannabis through other methods.

This beautiful little strain was originally grown in Santa Cruz and was one of the first hybrids that I had ever heard about that was about 50/50. Now with epic hydro grows everywhere this strain can be up to 80% Sativa, it all depends on the grow/er. What I love about Blue Dream is that it helps you maintain focus while also dissipating muscle tension and joint pain. The strain will grow in pointy little pine trees that are bright green with undertones of blues. It is a great fit for anyone suffering with pain all day but can’t handle Indica strains at all with out feeling lethargic.

  • God’s Gift [GDP x OG Kush]

I can never find God’s Gift anymore but oh jeez, this was truly named correctly. The combination of Grand Daddy Purple’s legendary pain relieving power and OG Kush’s mellow sativa dominant, airy joy is utterly divine. Enjoy feeling lifted mentally so that the psychosomatic pain is no worry, original OG Kush can create a complete void of anxiety. Layered on top of that wonderful effect is the knockout power of GDP which can make a patient fall asleep but in the case of God’s Gift it won’t because of the back genetics of OG. Definitely try this strain at home in a comfortable setting before trying to function at work, after all effects can all be different.

With the back genetics of White Widow and Haze you wouldn’t think that Moby would deliver the kind of pain relief, but it most certainly does. I think some of the relief from chronic aches and pains in this strain in psycho semantic from all of the happy joy that comes bubbling off of you after medicating with Moby Dick cannabis. It is ideal for those dealing with anxiety and/or depression. The most fabulous of side effects is thanks to the high CBD content. While making you feel so genuinely happy to be alive, Moby Dick will also relieve pain and make your body feel bright and airy. The perfect strain for when you’re dealing with menstrual pain, PMS and cramps.

I hadn’t ever seen this cannabis hybrid until I came to Arizona, when I met her it was love at first sight. A grower that worked at the dispensary I was hired at had created the strain from two seeds. Blueberry Cough ellipses the mind in a decadent layered high, it is truly rich in flavor and it dissipates pain on even the worst of days for me. The Strawberry Cough genetic keeps you just shy of a full on Indica Blueberry brain and just cognitive enough to keep it together during the work day. Blueberry Cough rides the line of the epic pain relief hybrid that is both stimulating and relaxing, like a cup of lavender peppermint tea.

After the famous movie this is a much sought after strain, and I think the movie depicted the devil may care attitude that Pineapple Express most certainly will evoke. Train wreck keeps the mind right, active and alert; perfect for work. Hawaiian genetics are what relieve the pain, together they make what was once an all out painful day livable. Still feel motivated and ready to get some stuff done but no longer worry about those tight shoulders or that ankle that has been hurting lately.

  • Cookie Monster [OG Kush x Girl Scout Cookies]

Omnomnomnom. I haven’t had any Cookie Monster since I moved from the Bay in 2013 but I can seriously remember it like it was yesterday. Oh jeez, it is delightful. The buds are big, beautiful balls of joy that smell like a cookie baked just for you by mother earth herself. This is definitely one of the heavier ones on the list, the Indica of the two back genetics is far stronger than the sativa. What is so noteworthy about Cookie Monster is the complete body buzz and muscle tension relief that is imminent when medicating with it. As a high tolerance patient I was able to medicate with this one during the day but that is not the case for everyone, always test new strains out in the comfort of your home.

  • Harlequin [Colombian Gold x Thai x Swiss Sativa]

Harlequin is a very special strain because it’s a CBD rich option that has very little to no THC. That means that there is no psychoactive effect, in fact you’ll barely feel “high”. You will, however, have an amazing release from inflammation which will create substantial pain relief. With these strains, you could take an entire joint to the face and not have any brain jumbling or lethargy. If you do want a small bit of psychoactive effects I’d suggest topping a bowl with some kief or hash. When you first medicate with Harlequin it will be more obvious when the effects wear off than when they take effect. Be patient and observant, CBD strains are the most medicinal of all cannabis to the mainstream. They’re the gateway to legalization so it’s time to get on board.

Enjoy Pineapple Queen on those days that you just simply can’t, just. can. not. It hits heavy and takes the  edge off of what otherwise would have been a tense day. On the hybrid spectrum PineQueen is a bit more Indica dominant so it’s another that can be too heavy for some during the day. Bliss and relief overcome you after medicating with the earthy sweet cannabis hybrid. It is also an ideal strain for the connoisseur because generally buds grow dense and just packed with trichomes. Pineapple Queen is one of my favorites and most of that is due to the release that it gives my muscles and joints.

  • Cataract Kush [LA Confidential x OG Kush]

One of those strains that is named for the ailments that it cures, Cataract Kush gives just that, release from the inflammation that makes cataracts such a pain. Similarly it releases all inflammation and makes your arms and legs feel as if they’re floating on air. It won’t be the most showy bud but Cataract Kush will deliver the most delightful effect, even when it isn’t cured properly. Don’t worry about being too overwhelmed, Cataract is a gentle strain and won’t overwhelm even a newb patient.

  • Sour Kush / Headband [OG Kush x Sour Diesel]

Last but not least, Sour Kush also known as Headband. I’d call this the most controversial on the list because when I’ve had the strain known as Sour Kush it relieves my pain while keeping my mind sharp. But when I have had Headband I always feel a big out of control with my anxiety and mouth with no pain relief, much like a full Sativa makes me feel. Maybe it is simply the power of suggestion, I”m not sure, either way it is worth a try. Sour Kush pulls my energy down from my shoulders to mellow my entire body, amazing. Sour Diesel genetics allow the medication to bring a clear mind while relieving pain.

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Phantom Cookies: Medical Cannabis Strain Review

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[Granddaddy Purple x Cherry Pie]

I really love this strain and covet it as a Sativa dominant counterpart to Girl Scout Cookies. There is a definitely buzzing about the brain but with some familiar Indica effects layered onto this unique and complex medication. Some strains have a specific way that they hit the mind in a physical sense, but this one just gets your dome on an all around scale. There aren’t a lot of negative things to say about Phantom Cookies, perhaps be aware that the strain can cause some anxiety in stressful work situations if it has never been used before.

How Does It Hit The Senses?

Phantom Cookies has the same familiar GSC bud structure with the addition of being delightfully sticky. The buds are almost square and extremely rock dense. They purple out just a little bit sometimes in almost a black purple hue, the nuggets are mostly kelly green with milky white trichomes draped all over buds. The aroma dabbles in a sweet, spicy and rich saffron with undertones of cardamom to create the pleasant scent of a spiced cookie.

What Are The Effects?

Immediately feel the mind buzzing and the eyes become completely aware and then release all of the tension or inflammation that they may be carrying. Relaxation will wash thoroughly over you as the strain begins to really take hold about 5 minutes after inhalation. Phantom Cookies takes hold of the body and mind to relax the entire spirit from a stressful day or before a stressful situation depending on the person medicating. Be sure to try this strain in a comfortable setting because it can create some anxiety and even confusion, making it a bad choice for any job that requires a steady mind.

Hindu Skunk Hybrid Strain Review

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[Hindu Kush x Skunk #1][70% Indica]

Functional daytime Indicas are a personal favorite of mine, which I think I’ve made clear thus far. This mixture of classic strains melds into a comfortable and mellow cannabis hybrid. For anyone who needs daytime relief from pain, nausea or adrenal system stress.

How Does It Hit The Senses?

This one is so weird because it actually smells just like parmesan cheese. That’s the only description that I have for it because it so truly smells just like cheese, for some this is off putting but I delight in it. Each nugget is super tightly bound, this one’s suited for the grinder only to get the most out of your bud. The coloring is a light green with bright orange brown pistils all over it. When inhaling the smoke the cheese aroma transforms into a rich patchouli sandalwood.

What is the Effect?

You’ll feel the first effects in the ocular region and in every aspect of the mind. I always feel a slight, semi-pleasant pulse of pressure in my cranium. A stream of loosening muscles flows down from the head, to the neck and throughout the body. Stress slowly melts away and you’ll feel ready to get stuff done, whether that be work or chores. As you ride out the high you’ll feel mellow and prepared to go on about your day as normal but without stressing about the small things. You’ll find little slip ups that remind you that you’ve smoked an Indica like saying a different word out loud than you had originally thought. Hindu Skunk sort of wraps itself around your brain a little bit.

Use to aide with: Stress Management, Anxiety Relief, Relaxation

Blueberry Muffin: A Delectable Cannabis Strain Review

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[Purple Thai x Afghani][50/50]

I think we’ve all realized my love affair with Blueberry flavored cannabis is real life by this point, and from previous blog posts you  may have gathered that Blueberry Cough is one of the most delectable strains that I have come across. BUT ALAS! Health for Life out of Mesa, Arizona brought us some Blueberry Muffin that is absolutely, hands down the most divine hybrid strain that I have smoked in the last year. Genetically you won’t find Blueberry in this strain but the smell and taste bring your mind straight to a freshly baked blueberry muffin.

How Does It Hit The Senses?

As I mentioned, once you smell this strain you will feel as if you’re taking a big whiff of freshly baked blueberry muffins. I have seen three different batches of this flower now and the third batch actually renders a cakey muffin smell along with fresh blueberries. I believe that it is the mixture of the obvious sweet blueberry aroma along with a floral Lilly scent donated from the Purple Thai. The nuggets themselves are quite beautiful, they appear purpled to a slight blue across a dark forest green canvas. Pistils appear in a burnt orange color in tufts throughout each chunky, semi rounded bud.

What is the Effect?

This is not true of all strains, but Blueberry Muffin definitely tastes the same as it smells. It delivers sweet, fresh and vibrant tasting smoke upon inhalation. You will feel effects begin almost immediately in the ocular region but not so heavy as to make you fatigued. The calmness emanates from your facial muscles throughout the entire body to create a delightful feel of muscular relaxation. Enjoy a slow mind meld as your worries, stresses and cares fly away like little butterflies. I find the Blueberry Muffin to reduce my stress and anxiety while also reducing my immense neck and shoulder pain (I’ve been doing some serious work in yoga to balance both sides of my body; it’s sort of creating some healing crises in my muscles). There is also a nice amount of relaxation in the stomach, this hybrid strain can really help with any nausea or stomach issues you may have.

I definitely would not recommend this to a beginner unless they are battling serious issues. Everyone should medicate with Blueberry Muffin for the first time in a safe space when they will not have to take part in any strenuous work, whether it be mental or physical. It can be an intense strain under the right circumstances, so I recommend that you try it for the first time under these conditions to fully understand the effects and then medicate appropriately. Anyone who wants to relax mentally or physically will enjoy this medical marijuana strain to the fullest.

Use to Aide With: Pain Management, Anxiety Relief, Pain Relief, Nausea, Stress Relief & All General Relaxation Needs

Cannabis Strain Review: Qrazy Train Hybrid

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[Space Queen x Trinity x Purple Urkle x Train Wreck][50/50 Hybrid]

I am such a huge fan of this strain, it’s a beautiful hybrid with awesome properties for healing. It is such a great choice for pain relief and relaxation. Any stress case can appreciate this amazing hybrid strain for it’s properties of release. It helps you to relax the mind and body together, to fully mellow.

Adequate for those that are sensitive to both Indica or Sativa since it sits right in the middle of the hybrid realm.

How Does it Hit the Senses?

I love the way that this bud looks, it might be one of the main reasons that I wanted to review it. Each of them is more round and semi-pine cone shaped. You’ll find the color to be an endearing bright light green with extremely vibrant, light orange hairs. Seriously, the pistils are absolutely beautiful and so electrifying in color. Now for the scent, you’ll almost smell cheesy notes. I believe it’s a combination between a sweet clove smell and a slight tropical citrus scent.

When growing Qrazy Train expect an 8 week flowering cycle. The buds will shoot up like bean stalks and can be recommended for any level of grower.

What is the Effect?

Inhalation really brings out the cardamom smell in your taste buds. With the taste you lose a bit of the sweetness and gain flavors of rich saffron. The effects will take place in mere moments deeply behind your eyes. I first felt the strain’s relaxing properties in my facial muscles and then in my neck and shoulders. Shortly after the relaxation an uplifting mind effect takes place, first it is accompanied by some anxiety but that begins to melt away and you just feel layers of happiness roll over you. As the initial effects wear off and you ride out your high you’ll simply feel light. This lightness is both in your fascia body, relieving your pain; and in your mind relieving the worries you may take on in your life.

Enjoy the feelings of relief for daily woes for about 2-4 hours. Definitely settle in for some intensity just after medicating and then settle in for a very comfortable experience.  Anyone who has high anxiety or worry would benefit from this hybrid in high stress situations. A person who does not manage stress well or is going through adrenal fatigue will definitely find benefit from Qrazy Train as well. Train Wreck is a strain in the genetics of this hybrid and it can be really intense for some patients. Be careful to try this strain when you aren’t in a high stressful situation before using it to medicate in your daily life.

Use to Aide with: Depression, Stress Management, Pain Management, Anxiety, Panic Attacks

Pineapple Queen: Cannabis Strain Review

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[Shimla x Pineapple][65% Indica]

We play a fun game at the dispensary that I work for where we like to ask ‘What is your spirit fruit?’. It all stems from the lovely lemon faery that I mentioned in my review of Moby Dick. Basically it’s like a spirit animal, but a fruit! Well I tell you all of this because my spirit fruit is a Pineapple, and Pineapple Queen (also known as Pine Queen) could also be called my spirit strain.

It has a divine fruit filled smell and harnesses all of the beautiful Indica properties that heal my heart while still keeping an active mind. We slowly toked on a gram of this nug while cowboying on horseback for six straight hours, let me tell you that my sit bones would not have made it without the queen involved. I believe there is a dispute between growers between the name Pine Queen and Pineapple Queen, but since I’m a pineapple I will go with the latter.

How Does It Hit Your Senses?

Each bud is so dense it’s a waste not to use a proper herb grinder when preparing it for toking. Each fat pine tree changes between a dark forest green and a frosted emerald green. Pistils are dispersed in light orange brown tufts throughout each nugget. When you get your nose into it you’ll first experience a rich tropical pineapple aroma followed by a sweet sandalwood finish.  The taste is just as delicious as the smell. You can taste the pineapple notes and rich musk so intensely when you finally take a hit.

Pine Queen is an easier strain to grow, it gets huge quickly and flowers in 9-13 weeks.

What is the Effect?

Effects take place almost immediately and are quite strong. You will immediately feel sedated and relaxed, these things combined can create a silliness in your mood. Attempting to do work or any task that requires complete focus can be hard when medicating with Pine Queen. You will definitely experience a heavy eye and a release of pressure in your cranium. In my experience I feel the pressure in my brain release and melt way the neck and shoulder pain that haunts my daily existence. This is very welcome, if you couldn’t tell. Ride out the effects, it may be intense at first to feel the release of your tensions and for a beginner it can get a bit uncomfortable at first. This is why I recommend trying a strain when you are in a completely comfortable place with people you trust, if not alone.

You’ll get a solid 3-5 hours of effects from Pineapple Queen, she’s a strong lady. Enjoy this beauty if you’ve been very stressed out. She will help to stimulate your appetite if you’re body actually needs food, no unnecessary munchies here. As you reach the middle hours of the effects you’ll feel a soft relaxation carry you through until they wear off. An advanced patient can use this for daytime pain relief but beginners should always stick to the evening with this one.

Use to Aide With: Anorexia, PMS, stress, depression, inflammation, pain, anxiety

Caramel Ice: A Cannabis Strain Review

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[Genetics Unknown][70% Indica][12.1%THC]

Our dispensary lists this truly phenomenal strain as genetics unknown, but in my other research I have found some Caramel Ice from seed companies. It makes me curious about further following up on where this came from, but I haven’t gotten an answer from our cultivation team yet. The research I have done has Caramel Ice listed as a mixture of Caramela and Red Skunk or Caramela and Super Skunk. Until I hear from our specific team I won’t change this post, but the effects are true to the genetics that I’ve listed here.

With Caramel Ice you will find a most phenomenal Indica dominant cannabis hybrid. It is great for those not susceptible to drowsiness with Indica strains. A patient who takes a lot of opioids will find this a great pain relief for day time, as their tolerance tends to be a bit higher.

How Does It Hit Your Senses?

This beautiful cannabis strain creates large, delightful smelling flowers. Buds will be a forest green with tinges of frosted brown. The pistils are orange brown in color and spread equally throughout the botanicals. They grow into spindly but dense pine tree shaped cones and give off an unmatchable aroma. One whiff of Caramel Ice and you first receive a sharp, astringent smell of eucalyptus followed by a heavy, rich vanilla hazelnut. The flowers literally smell like caramel and ice, which could totally be word association with my sub conscious but where is the fun in that! As the flower cures the smell becomes sweeter and sweeter. When you take a hit, my preferred method is a water bong, it tastes like saffron patchouli as the brightness and sweetness of the smell combine.

The strain is said to have a large resistance to mold and take about 70 days to flower. I believe it should be alright for beginner growers. Beware of the thin stems while flowering as the big buds won’t always be supported.

What Is The Effect?

Effects will take place within 10 seconds to a minute starting by floating right up to the brain. My initial feelings were release from stress and a great relaxation in the mind. Slowly I felt pain relief drip down my spine and deliver itself to the areas in need. It relieved my constant nagging shoulder pain within moments and my truly bad neck pain in mere minutes. After about 5 minutes the thick ocular stone begins to set in, and you get that familiar droop eye of an Indica smoker. This ocular effect I’m speaking of is also really intense in the Blueberry Cough I reviewed a while back. As the strain works its magic you will find yourself void of life’s daily stresses AND life’s aches and pains.

You will experience these effects anywhere from 2-5 hours, it is an intermediate hitter when it comes to length. Keep this one handy after a really intense day at the office or when you’re in need of instantly hitting the relax button. This is fantastic for anyone who deals with intense anxiety or stress, especially related to adrenal fatigue. It is a fantastic choice for daytime pain relief, and gives a minor bit of munchies but only if you’re already hungry.

Use to Aide with: Anxiety, Stress, Day Time Pain Relief, Anorexia, PMS

Moby Dick: A Cannabis Strain Review

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[Haze x White Widow][65% Sativa][18.2% THC & 3.5% CBD]

I’ve been meaning to write this review for awhile now, mostly because this strain is so absolutely wonderful for almost EVERYONE. Not only have boyfriend and I play wrestled for almost an hour like joyous little kids after medicating with this strain, but it can uplift any ornery mood while also giving some pain relief with very little to no lethargic side effects. After running into my favorite lemon faery at the farmer’s market this morning I decided today’s the day to finally review her favorite strain.

Moby Dick first got attention when it won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1995 on behalf of creator Dinafem Seeds. It was originally bred specifically for medicinal use and is a fabulous option for anyone undergoing chemotherapy since it has epic appetite stimulation.

How Does It Hit Your Senses?

This cannabis strain can range from a more loose bound bud to an extremely dense one depending on grow cycles. I guarantee that your grow will harvest at least one behemoth show bud. The nuggets are vibrantly light yellow green with deep hints of dark forest green sprinkled delicately throughout. Trichomes glitter all over and nugs are straight up dank. It will always hit your nostrils abruptly with a lemony pine scent that is unmistakable. The aroma finishes with a deep sandalwood for a very rounded smell scape. Your first hit will entirely retain all of the brightness that assaulted your senses when you smelled the strain, inhalation and exhalation are equal in bright lemon piney goodness. The flavor sends a richness throughout your sinus passages that is warm and inviting.

It is an intermediate strain to cultivate that takes about 10 weeks to flower. It grows well both in and outdoors but I’d recommended indoors as it requires specific lighting wattage. Test your pH twice daily if possible to avoid anything too high as it greatly effects these genetics. If you pay attention and treat her right, Moby is an extremely high yielder.

What Is The Effect?

For me Moby Dick takes immediate effect directly to my mind, I can actually feel pressure in my brain release in the first couple of moments after medicating. After the initial mental lift the release moves through the face to release eye and facial muscle tension. Slowly in the next five minutes you will feel the body pain and muscular tension slowly drip out of your system. I want to be clear about the special nature of this strain, it not only tests with the best of them in THC content but it also has an extremely high CBD level in comparison to almost every other sativa dominant strain. This combination of mentally uplifting euphoria (THC) and anxiety & pain relief (CBD) creates the perfect storm of happiness and relaxation. The coming hour after medicating with Moby Dick you will feel, as lemon faery puts it, like a cartoon in the most welcome way. You feel playful, joyful and most of all pain free.

Effects will take hold for about 2-5 hours. You will most certainly feel the hunger, just have some healthy snacks made and a big bottle of water near by. Moby awakens the tummy and can help to relieve any nausea; making it a great choice for anyone in need of help with their appetite. I also recommend this to any patient who has issues with mood imbalance, depression, anxiety or heavy stress. And I especially recommend it to all my ladies out there during their moon. It will make you stop hating everything for no reason, crying when you see things for no reason and basically all those ridiculous signs of PMS.. except the ones that compel you to eat a whole package of oreos.. it just helps that one out. It is possible you could feel drowsy about 4-6 hours after medicating, test for the first time in a safe zone in the afternoon as to not upset your sleeping cycle.

Use to Aide With: Depression, Anxiety, Nausea, Day-Time Pain, Anorexia, secondary effects of Chemotherapy, PMS

Super Skunk Cannabis Strain Review

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[Skunk #1 x Afghani][90% Indica][18% THC]

I find that a lot of strains that people only consider for sleeping, I prefer all day long. Super Skunk is one of those, for the sensitive Indica smoker it may knock you right out for a peaceful night’s sleep. However for me it provides a calmness and relaxed state that makes me able to start my day, continue on with my day OR pass out after my day is through.

The strain first appeared in 1990 in Amsterdam and by 1992 had won the Cannabis Cup there in the mostly Indica genre with a 3rd place appearance in the all around. With the genetic parentage of an Afghani Indica and classic Sativa Skunk #1, the hybridization is old school in the friendliest sense. You’ll feel a familiarity in the effects as the Afghani relieves all your stresses and the Skunk lifts your spirits.

How Does It Hit the Senses?

These buds generally grow slightly rounded and densely packed, they’re like rocks and should definitely be ground up for the best use of your flower. The color is more of a forest green lightened by a visible array of trichomes. Dark orangey brown hairs are sprinkled methodically throughout each nugget. The first whiff delivers a layered bergamot citrus scent which finishes with a sweet cocoa aroma. The familiar skunk is not lost in this smell scape but it’s also certainly not highlighted. That skankiness found in most Skunk #1 hybrids combines with the Afghani in this cannabis strain to create the rich cocoa undertones. When you take a hit the taste is all to familiar of the wonderful scent. The richness layered in the musky orange flavor stimulates the palate. It almost delivers that sweet earth flavor on inhalation and morphs into a bright citrus on the exhalation.

Super Skunk will grow like the squatty little Indica plant that it is. It takes about 45 to 50 days to flower and is an easier strain to grow. She will perform well indoors and in a greenhouse setting located in temperate zones.

What is the effect?

For me the effects take hold in seconds by directly relieving all ocular pressure. As the muscles in the eyes begin to unwind you’ll feel a smooth wave a pain relief run first through your face and then melt down your neck and shoulders to inevitably relax your entire body. After noticing the initial physical realm of calmness you’ll begin to realize that your mind is also releasing all of the anxieties that formerly took weight. You will get anywhere from 1-3 hours of effect from this flower, as I said if you are sensitive to Indica this may be a sleepy time only strain for you.

It will lighten your mood and give you the ability to let go of the little things, personally a welcome feeling in my daily existence. Riding out the effects of Super Skunk is a pleasant experience, like taking a little row boat out on a calm evening. For your first time medicating with Super Skunk make sure you test it in the evening in a safe, comfortable setting. Everyone’s body is different and it is best to try anything 70% Indica or above with the ability to remain safe if you feel a wave of sleep coming on. Safety is key!

Use to aide with: Chronic and severe pain, PTSD, stress and anxiety, appetite stimulation, insomnia

The Classic Hybrid Blue Dream: A Cannabis Strain Review

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[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