What type of plant came from the mountains of Northern Ethiopia and is a favorite among growers today? The answer: The Haze Sativa strain. This strain is known for its haze-like appearance, with long, dense buds with a purple hue. With this mixture of genetics from White Widow and Northern Lights, this plant is an easy to grow strain with high yields when grown organically. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get growing!
Overview: What is Haze?
Haze is a strain that almost needs no other introductions. After all, it’s easily one of the most recognizable and iconic strains of all time. Derived from the beautiful mountains of Northern Ethiopia, it’s been a go-to for decades, and remains a favorite to this day thanks to its absolutely magnificent sativa effects. Let’s look more closely at what Haze has in store for those who still haven’t gotten around to giving it a try.
Haze is an 80% sativa/20% indica hybrid, yielding anywhere from 14%-23% THC levels – quite a wide range, which reflects the long duration of time that the strain has been around, and has evolved over the years. Haze’s lineage remains a mystery of sorts, since it has been around longer than the current wave of breeders who freely share the process of making their phenotypes with the public. The buds themselves are large and dark green, with lots of orange speckled throughout thanks to the striking appearance of the pistils.
The genetics for the Haze Sativa strain come from Sativa israelensis, and the cultivar has been grown throughout the world for several years. But recently, some varieties of this strain have been genetically altered, producing what we refer to as “mystery strains” – basically, new phenotypes that don’t behave exactly like strain’s original form. With several of these mystery strains having high levels of THC and very little CBD, a lot of people are simply looking for something that will give them that extra kick.
What Does Haze Taste and Smell Like?
Haze’s flavor and aroma are extremely unique, and a whiff of the nugs instantly gives away their identity. Notes of warm and aromatic spices are very pungent – more so than the large majority of cultivars out there – and brightened up by zesty citrus and lots of sweetness. As for the flavor, it’s basically the same, only the sweetness is even more prominent.
What are Haze’s Effects?
Before you just run out and get your hands on the famous Haze Sativa strain, it is important that you learn what it is most commonly used for, and what the high is like. The effects of this strain are felt within 15 to 30 minutes after you smoke it. The first noticeable effect is a rapid rise in blood pressure. This is a result of the effects of the butane hash oil the plant produces. However, if the THC levels are high enough, you will experience a more natural trip than you do with a typical plant. You can expect to experience a hazy, fuzzy dreamlike state that people associate with the effects of hash oil. This is combined with an intense sense of soaring euphoria that has you catapulted onto cloud nine, while you are unable to hold onto any one thought for very long.
Keep in mind that this strain is heavy on the munchies, so keep some snacks nearby. And, don’t be surprised if you get a massive creative boost that inspires you to get things done. The drawbacks that come with indulging too much are paranoia, headache and nausea.
How to Grow Haze Strain
Most places online are selling low quality seeds and poor quality clones. You can also buy clones on the high end. However, if you purchase clones, best to check with the breeder about the clones you want to buy to make sure they’re true stocks of this strain. If you want to buy clones, the best site would be Green Thumb Herbs or Farther Leaf. Both of these sites have seed available right now for purchase and the clones are only a few dollars.
Haze: One of the Great Legends of the Cannabis World
It goes without saying that Haze has earned every bit of its reputation, and that has a lot to offer. If you’re all about feeling that classic stoned effect, and losing your train of thought to surrender into the blissful abyss, then it’s likely that you’ve finally found what you’ve been looking for. We strongly recommend going easy with Haze, because even when THC levels seem low, its effects can be quite intense and take you out of your day.
Besides, with endless varieties of strains available, there really is no end to the possibilities for growth. So, pick your plant based on your level of experience and readiness for a new strain. Continue your research to find out the best strains to smoke for mood enhancers, with or without physical activity, with or without stimulants. Enjoy your new found hobby!