With so many different varieties of marijuana available, those strains that stand out and become widely known must really be something special--or at least, especially prominent. One such strain that has maintained its popularity for many years now is Blue Dream, a strain with genetics and origins that don’t seem too wildly different from other modern cannabis strains, but that has garnered thousands of rave reviews nonetheless. Part of the popularity of Blue Dream is due to the fact that this strain provides a well-balanced, all-around good high.
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that brings about 20% indica together with 80% sativa genetics. The strain results from the pairing of a sativa Haze, and Blueberry, which is an indica. Blue Dream tests at about 17-18% THC on average. If you want to grow Blue Dream, you’ll need to get a clone or a cutting, as you can’t cultivate it from seeds. Luckily, finding Blue Dream clones is no problem, as they are readily available in cities like Denver or Los Angeles, and the cost is typically very reasonable, often as low as $5 to $10 per clone.
If you want to know the origins and history of Blue Dream, just look west to the coast. Like so many other top weed strains, Blue Dream first emerged in the golden state of California, in the Santa Cruz area medical marijuana scene well over a decade ago. It became a big hit with medical marijuana patients who benefit from the pain-relieving, muscle-relaxing, anxiety-reducing effects of this strain.
While Blue Dream isn’t the most potent strain, it’s a very enjoyable and lasting high. The sativa qualities give you a positive, relaxed, and light feeling, while the genetic heritage of the Blueberry contributes a delicious smell and flavor that truly is very reminiscent of blueberries. The flavor, the smell, the bluish color of the bud itself--it’s hard to beat Blue Dream for a good, enjoyable high with quality you can count on.
One thing that’s hugely different about today’s modern cannabis culture compared to what it was like a decade or two ago is the vast array of marijuana strains that are now available. With countless growing operations large and small, and so many vying to produce the latest, greatest bud, there is pretty much a constant flow of marijuana strains that keep getting better and better. The history of cannabis cultivation is changing before our eyes. Whether you’re a grower or a stoner, this is our collective marijuana heritage. Whether it’s Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesel, or Bubba Kush, learning about the history, genetics and origins of different marijuana strains can give you a greater appreciation for that wonderful, wonderful herb.