Blue Dream produces a superb tasting high that is as long lasting as it is balanced. It is a great daytime strain. Upon inhalation, you can immediately feel Blue Dream. The effects creep up rather quickly to produce an energetic and focused high. Creativity reportedly flourishes with this strain, making it a favorite amongst artistic cannabis users.
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that has been recognized by consulting firm BDS Analytics as the most popular strain circulating in 2015 — and with good reason. A cross of indica Blueberry and sativa Haze, it offers a universally appealing taste and a long-lasting, well-rounded high. Smokers enjoy the ideal balance of cerebral stimulation and physical relaxation. After enjoying a cult following in California, it has become a top seller in Colorado and Washington. Thanks to aggressive branding, it may soon find a home in newly legal east coast cannabis markets as well. Samples of Blue Dream have tested at between 15% and 25% THC.
Blue Dream has small to medium-sized buds that, when cured, have a popcorn-like, nugget shape. The leaves are primarily dark green. Interestingly, few phenotypes show the blue to lavender hues so often associated with parent strain Blueberry. Blue Dream’s plentiful trichomes are often clear in color, meaning that, while sticky to the touch, leaves don’t always have the same silvery sheen as other resinous strains, nevertheless, these flowers are very sticky and can be tricky to break up without use of a grinder.
Buds of Blue Dream have a skunky-sweet smell with strong notes of berry and grape. There are also vaguely spicy and herbal undertones, evidence of the genetics inherited from parent strain Haze. This strain gives off a harsh smoke that can sting the sinuses and often induce coughing. On the exhale, the smoke retains a berry flavor, with some hints of herbs and musk. The odor from Blue Dream can linger for a while, and smokers concerned with discretion should take precautions.
The complex high from this strain starts off with a bracing head rush that grabs users quickly. Some changes in perception, like amplified sounds and colors, may be noticeable although not disorienting. This psychedelic effect may help smokers have an increased appreciation for music, art, or just rambling conversation. Blue Dream’s head-focused effects are soon met with a palpable sense of physical relaxation that spreads throughout the body. For the duration of the high, users enjoy a balance of mental invigoration and physical calm that lends itself to their setting or mood.