Known and loved by the most demanding and "daring" marjiuana users, Lemon Haze is a relatively recent cannabis strain, the result of crossing two highly prized genetics, Amnesia Haze and Lemon Skunk. What makes Lemon Haze stand out are its characteristic buds, always large in size, studded with trichomes and particularly rich in resin, the same resin that has an extraordinary THC or tetracannabidiol concentration of around 21%, which, combined with the characteristics inherited from its parent genetics, guarantee extraordinarily powerful and unexpected effects. The effect of the Lemon Haze variety on the body is mainly energising and stimulating, sometimes psychedelic and ending with a prolonged perception of calm, well-being and tranquillity.
The aroma is also noteworthy, a distinctive trait of this variety of cannabis from which it takes its name: lemon is obviously dominant, intense and pungent, due to the massive presence of terpenes such as limonene, combined with citrusy and slightly spicy hints that determine its freshness, enhanced by combustion as well as vaporisation. Perfectly suited to novice growers, growing Lemon Haze cannabis is relatively easy, thanks to the easy management of the plants, which rarely tend to exceed 150 centimetres in height, and the rapid flowering period of around 8 weeks, which results in an inflorescence yield of 400/500 grams or more per plant.
Ascertaining the history of what is now considered the 'queen of sativas', the Haze strain of cannabis, is rather difficult, especially given the many, often conflicting, versions of the origins of this genetic line. Nevertheless, it remains the most popular strain of the last 30 years, a fact which has gradually helped to make it a true legend. It was two friends from Santa Cruz, California, who called themselves The Haze Brothers, who selected a cross between a Mexican Sativa and a Colombian Sativa, to which two additional sativa varieties from South India and Thailand were added in later years.
The result was a particularly refined and complex "four-sided poly-hybrid" born around the middle of the '70s which was destined to quickly become a milestone for all regular users of fine marijuana. The confusion surrounding the possible attribution of Haze's paternity has undoubtedly been caused by the many attempts by breeders and seed banks to further refine and improve the genetic line. As a four-sided hybrid characterised by Mex Sativa, Thai Sativa, Colombian Sativa and South India, Haze has always stood out for its ability to lend itself to the creation of different phenotypes, combinations and variants aimed at further improving the quality of this strain.
It was only in 1984 that the Haze Brothers gave up the famous "prototype", suspending cultivation for good. The truth about who exported Haze from California to Europe is still unclear: some say that it was John Neville who had the first clone, although the most credible version is that it was Sam The Skunkman, the creator of Skunk #1 and mentor of the Haze Brothers, who moved to Holland to cultivate, thanks to the then favourable commercial context and the development of the seed market.
Many Dutch breeders came into possession of a Haze clone thanks to Sam: from Ben Dronkers to Scott Blakey and Eddie Reedeker, founder of Flying Dutchmenman, although it is still believed that it was John Neville, a friend of Sam's, who obtained the first and original, which was destined to be improved and perfected, and that it is thanks to him that it is still possible today to savour its characteristic aroma, benefiting from its extraordinarily powerful effects. Doubts remain, but although the authorship of the Haze strain is still uncertain and nebulous today, exponents such as Neville, Reedeker, Dronkers and Shantibaba have undoubtedly made a significant contribution to the so-called 'preservation of the species', allowing us to still enjoy an important, refined and qualitatively noteworthy strain which has improved exponentially since then.
Lemon Haze: characteristics and effects
A distinctive feature of Lemon Haze is its distinctive lemon aroma, which is also the source of its name. Although this is a sativa hybrid with a 70:30 ratio, the purely cerebral effects dominate, blending with the bodily effects to create a strong psychotropic action worthy of the "bravest users".
A progeny of Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk, it takes on the characteristics of both, offering an energising and stimulating effect initially, and a sedative effect secondarily.
The Lemon Haze variety generally has a THC concentration of between 17 and 22% and CBD at 0.38%, which together determine its well-known potency. Intoxicating, euphoric and creativity-boosting, its use creates a feeling of pleasant well-being, largely emphasised by an intense terpene profile and characteristic citrus notes, also widely used in aromatherapy.
Generally, this genetic line is a popular remedy for s, being energising enough not to put you instantly to sleep, as an indica strain would, but appearing to be perfect for relaxation after a busy day. Lemon Haze has been known to stimulate the appetite by causing the so-called munchies, although there are some side effects that are mainly due to its abuse: dizziness, paranoia and anxiety are the most well known and frequent, and for this reason it is always advisable to avoid excessive dosages, especially for people who do not use cannabis regularly or frequently.
Lemon Haze can be grown both indoors and outdoors, making it easy to manage even for novice growers, as it is quite resistant to pests. The flowering phase can vary from 7 to 9 weeks when grown indoors, while outdoors, in warm and sunny conditions, the most favourable period for harvesting the inflorescences is October.
The yield after harvest is also quite good: about 420g per square metre when grown indoors and 500g per plant when grown outdoors.
Where to buy legal Lemon Haze
The Lemon Haze cannabis variety is readily available from all of the many grow shops throughout the country as well as online, where e-commerce sites such as CBDMania offer the most popular varieties of high quality CBD weed, always properly certified and subjected to the strictest controls in order to uphold the highest quality standards required, of which the much-loved Lemon Haze is the absolute star.
Super Lemon Haze and others: varieties and crosses obtained from Lemon Haze
Since the 70s, the Lemon Haze has given birth to many different variants that are still loved and appreciated by users all over the world. First of all, the Super Lemon Haze, a variety with a citric taste due to the considerable presence of limonene, one of the most powerful mentioned in the Greenhouse Seeds catalogue. It was born from the combination of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, thus inheriting the best that can be drawn from the union of an indica with a sativa: it offers a balanced but significantly intense physical and cerebral effect, thanks to the high THC concentration of around 19.5%. Relatively easy to grow, she usually flowers in 10 weeks and can produce up to 800g per square metre of inflorescence when grown indoors and up to 1200g per plant when grown outdoors.
Super Silver Haze, one of the world's most sought-after strains, is also well known for its potency, with THC concentrations of 19% or more. A cross between Skunk, Northern Lights and Haze genetics, it offers intoxicating sensations almost instantly, giving its best after about 20 minutes of use: a predominantly cerebral high that surprises not only by stimulating creativity and productivity, but also by relaxing without weighing you down, thanks to its slightly calming effect. Neville's Haze, a pure sativa strain with a THC concentration of 21%, has a strong and significant cerebral effect. It is a euphoric, creative and highly stimulating high, but also a spiritual and introspective one thanks to its psychoactive action, often accompanied by a light, almost paralysing body effect.
Strawberry Haze, on the other hand, is ideal for those who prefer to benefit from moderate and insignificant body effects, giving priority to a purely cerebral high. A result of crossing an NL5 Haze Mist with a 50:50 indica/sativa hybrid, it has THC concentrations of over 21%, easily boosting creativity as well as the desire to socialise. The same goes for the refined Blue Berry Haze, a cross between prestigious varieties such as Blue Berry and Amnesia Haze, sweet and fruity, particularly appreciated for its characteristic euphoric effect accompanied by sweet and delicate scents, easily appreciated by even the most demanding palate. Mentioned as one of the most potent, Liberty Haze is the result of crossing varieties such as Chem Dawg 91 and G13, and has an "above average" THC content of around 25%.
There is no need to talk about the effects: powerful, psychedelic, purely cerebral, perfectly able to encourage meditation as well as socialising. And let's not forget the famous Amnesia Haze, a Dutch hybrid with high THC concentrations, which can send beginners into raptures, literally knocking them out. Pleasant, smooth and rounded, it offers purely citrus scents, accompanied by the liveliness of delicate spicy and slightly spicy notes. Last but certainly not least is the well-known sativa-dominant variety Lemon Shining Silver Haze, which is appreciated not only for its abundant yields and ease of cultivation, but also and above all for its characteristic intoxicating effects due to a THC concentration that can reach 25% in some cases.
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