Blue Dream is a legend among West Coast strains, and a number one seller at many dispensaries.
A sativa-dominant hybrid of fragrant Blueberry crossed with energizing Haze, Blue Dream strikes a wonderful balance of chill, full-body relaxation with a gentle, dreamy uplift. This strain is a favorite with newbies and heads alike — the dependable effects of Dream’s calm vibes without heavy sedation make it a great medicine for daytime use, especially with patients seeking high levels of THC for pain, depression or nausea.
The Origins of Blue Dream
Blue Dream is thought to have originated in Northern California, most likely in Santa Cruz. Beyond that, not much is known for sure. The history of many legendary strains is murky, since growers had to keep their genetics and cultivation secret. We do know that veteran cannabis breeder DJ Short created his version of Blue Dream, called Azure Haze, by crossing Silver Haze and Blueberry.
Growers often choose to cultivate Blue Dream because she’s typically a big yielder. The strain is also notoriously resistant to the bane of many growers’ existence: powdery mildew. This makes Blue Dream super popular for bigger grows.
Blue Dream is a hybrid, with 50% sativa and 50% indica genetics. THC levels tend to be high, ranging anywhere from 17-25%.
Smell, Taste and Appearance
With a sweet, pungent berry aroma redolent of her Blueberry parent, Blue Dream produces dense buds that are often heavily frosted with trichomes, and dusted with a fine coat of light orange hairs.
The flavor of Blue Dream is fruity, with notes of sandalwood and citrus.
Buds can often have yellow and orange undertones, depending on how the crop has been grown, and are usually on the large side.
Effects of Blue Dream
Blue Dream is a true hybrid, striking a balance between that delicious full-body melt and a productive, heady high.
Lab testing shows that Blue Dream is high in several terpenes including myrcene, terpinolene and caryophyllene, which boost the effects of the strain’s cannabinoid profile with anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties.
Blue Dream is an excellent choice to soothe headaches and anxiety. It’s popular with many women who use cannabis to treat pain associated with their menstrual cycle.
All in all, Blue Dream is a classic daytime strain. If you’re seeking inspiration, pick up some for yourself the next time you visit a dispensary!