Lemon Meringue

The information presented on this page is intended solely for descriptive purposes and should not be considered a review or medical advice. The actual effects of the cannabis strain may vary. It is important to use marijuana responsibly. We recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before adding cannabis to your health regimen.

Quick info

Distinctive terpenes
Limonene, caryophyllene, linalool
Helps with
Stress, anxiety, depression
Ease of growing
When to use






Very High
Sativa Indica

Effects & Usage



Lemon Meringue, also known as Lemon Meringue Pie, is a strong Sativa-leaning flower with high THC content – up to 28% in some yields, while the average is around 20-25%. The flower is celebrated for its invigorating effects and delectable taste, offering a unique combination that appeals to both recreational users and medical cannabis patients.

Like many of its Sativa cousins, this potent bud delivers a strong punch, albeit with a pleasant, dessert-like taste. It demands respect from experienced and beginners alike, making it a must-try for those who are quite familiar with the diverse world of cannabis strains.


The initial effects of Lemon Meringue tend to manifest quickly, often even before the user has finished taking a few tokes. It begins with an intense head-focused sensation that may feel like a tight band around the forehead, but this swiftly gives way to a cerebral state of heightened awareness and curiosity.

This strain is often chosen for its potential to energise and heighten creativity, making it a popular choice for those engaging in creative pursuits or needing a burst of motivation. Users often find themselves more interested in their surroundings and ideas, which can lead to increased productivity or engaging discussions. If you watch a movie while enjoying this flower, you may find yourself critiquing it like an expert.

The strain also garners acclaim for its ability to inspire mental clarity, which can be particularly advantageous for tasks requiring focused thought. Project deadlocks, boring chores, or whatever stops your day – Lemon Meringue can help you clear the way.


The flower’s uplifting effects may help comfort people with fatigue and depression.

Additionally, the strain’s ability to promote focus can assist those with attention deficit disorders. With its blend of invigorating mental stimulation and physical relaxation, Lemon Meringue is also employed by some to alleviate minor headaches and manage pain. At the same time, its euphoric qualities can help lighten the burden of chronic stress.

Side Effects

The Lemon Meringue cannabis strain can occasionally cause headaches, provoke anxiety, and lead to dry eyes as side effects. The likelihood and severity of these effects can depend on the user’s experience with cannabis, their individual tolerance levels, and the quantity used. In some users, it may cause heightened anxiety and paranoia.

It’s generally recommended that users consume this strain in moderation, particularly if they are not accustomed to high-THC strains.

Taste & Smell


The strain’s appearance is a feast for the eyes: bright yellowish-green leaves with curly yellow pistils and a thick coat of trichomes that make the buds sticky to the touch.

A citrusy aroma dominates the scent palate, with undertones of diesel and nuttiness. When smoked, Lemon Meringue yields a sweet and lemony flavour on the exhale, with hints of earthy vanilla. The cultivar is like smoking its namesake dessert.

If you like Lemon Meringue, there’s a good chance you like the zinginess of Lemon Haze too.



The lineage of Lemon Meringue traces back to two potent strains, blending the zesty Lemon Skunk with the creamy profile of Cookies and Cream. The multiple-award-winning strain was bred by Exotic Genetix.

This combination has culminated in a strain that is as refreshing and spirited as the dessert it is named after.

Growing Conditions

Being a Sativa variety, this cultivar requires a Mediterranean-like climate for optimal growth, with a flowering time of approximately 8-9 weeks. Lemon Meringue plants are on the taller side, so indoor growers need to be mindful of space and may need to prune regularly to manage height.

This strain is known to be a medium-heavy producer when given the right conditions.