Lemon Haze is a popular sativa strain that has inherited its potency and distinctive smell from two very well known strains. It is a cross between the sativa-dominant hybrid Silver Haze, and the aromatic Lemon Skunk. Lemon Haze has a long-lasting well-balanced high that is enjoyed by both indica and sativa fans. It has been measured as having THC levels ranging from 12% all the way up to 25%.
Lemon Haze flowers have a distinctive shape and texture. The buds are medium to large in size with densely packed leaves that still appear somewhat fluffy. The leaves are a dark green and threaded with bright orange pistils. The buds are covered in amber trichomes that give them a slightly yellow glow.
When it has been properly cured, Lemon Haze has a strong citrus smell. It is also possible to detect the spicy smell that comes from the parent strain Silver Haze. Lemon Haze burns smoothly and has an easy to inhale smoke. The smoke tastes herbal when exhaled and retains hints of the lemon flavour.
Lemon Haze brings on a creeping high that can take a few minutes to reach its full effect. At first users may notice that sights and sounds take on a psychedelic new dimension. This is accompanied by a sudden improvement in mood. It increases cerebral activity and this may lead to stimulating conversation, it can also inspire creativity. Many also find that the strain provides the motivation needed to get through day to day tasks such as cleaning. Eventually a strong body stone becomes apparent and it becomes more pronounced with time. Thanks to this combination of mental and physical effects it can be a great accompaniment to activities that involve both body and mind. However, as the dosage increases it becomes more spacey and users tend to disconnect from their surroundings. Towards the end of the high, it will leave you happily sitting on the couch with your mind wandering.
Those who use cannabis medicinally may find numerous benefits in Lemon Haze. Thanks to its positive mental effects, it can distract from the symptoms of mild stress and depression. Furthermore, its early sense of focus may help those with attention deficit disorders. The strain can also help to relieve pain but those who have a low tolerance for THC may wish to approach the strain with caution as it could induce paranoia.
It is possible to buy seeds of Lemon Haze from a number of commercial breeders. The strain grows well both indoors and outdoors, but to grow it outdoors you need a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures of between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent it growing too tall indoors you will need to trim it and prune branches early in the vegetative stage. When grown indoors Lemon Haze will flower within 8 or 9 weeks and produces a yield of around 40 to 44 grams per square foot of plant.
Lemon haze is an excellent sativa that has a pleasant and refreshing aroma. It can be enjoyed both socially and alone, as is one of the most popular of all sativas.