Please note that the information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered as a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly, as it can be addictive. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.
Effects & Usage
Blue Dream is the dreamchild of Blueberry indica & Haze sativa and, with it, carries the best of both worlds. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid, featuring THC between 17% – 24% and trace amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids.
It definitely lives up to its name regarding the overall experience. This hybrid does justice to its parentage by providing the users with the mental high that sativa flowers are so well-known for, followed by a calm, full-body relaxation where indica strains take the cake. This journey is accompanied by a sweet, pleasant aroma and wonderful taste.
The trip begins with a head rush, which brings increased focus and energy. This is where you will want to make use of the newly-found concentration and get stuff done. Art projects, work assignments, or whatever has put you in a creative block, use the dreamy effects of Blue Dream to move past the hurdle. After the high sets in, a wave of zen-like calmness take over, which relaxes your body. Even if you are not in it for the work, enjoy the mood lift and get your body moving with this burst of energy.
The strain is well-suited for wake-and-bake and daytime use. Night users may want to take it a couple of hours before sleep.
Medicinal marijuana patients may benefit from Blue Dream as it is reported to help with depression, chronic pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. It may also assist with muscle spasms. Some users may also find Blue Dream helping with restful sleep – but it is not the most common effect. If you want a strain dedicated to sleep only, you may want to check out indicas like Northern Lights or White Widow.
Given the potency of Blue Dream, overdoing it may lead to anxiety, paranoia, dry mouth, and dry eyes. People suffering from anxiety disorders may want to stay away from this strain as it can worsen their conditions.
Taste & Smell
Blue Dream smells and tastes of – you guessed it – blueberries. It has a fruity, citrusy, sweet flavour that you will enjoy long after the smoke is gone. Given the presence of terpenes like pinene and myrcene, you may also experience subtle, earthy notes of diesel and hash.
Origins of Blue Dream
Blue Dream made a name for itself in the early 2000s in the medical cannabis community of Santa Cruz, California. Its origins are dreamy and lost to history, but we know it featured a cross of different varieties of Haze & Blueberry. It was in Cali, among the best growers in the world, that the shape of Blue Dream truly took place. Iconic cannabis breeder DJ Short led the way by crossing Super Silver Haze with Blueberry to give the version we have today.
Due to its parentage of indica & sativa, the plant exhibits traits that combine both. Like indica flowers, Blue Dream is relatively fast and easy to grow compared to other cannabis flowers. Whereas, like sativa strains, it can grow quite tall – up to 2 metres.
Blue Dream takes 8-9 weeks to finish flowering – compared to other sativas, which can take up to 11 weeks or more. The plan can easily thrive indoors and outdoors. Combined with its high yield, you can see this dreamy strain is quite popular among home growers and professional breeders.