California Dream is an indica-heavy hybrid of Afghani indicas and Mexican sativa strains. It is the perfect strain for a relaxing, herbal experience. Its indica heritage stimulates deep relaxation, while sativa genetics induce a beautiful, euphoric head high. It’s a creative high, with a genuine underlying sense of well-being. This strain is perfect for evening use, with a calm finish that will send you right off to sleep.
|Sativa/Indica||Indoor Yield||Outdoor Yield||Flowering Period|
|30% / 70%||14 to 16 ounces of kush per square yard||a pound of bud or more per plant||60 days indoors; late September to early October outdoors|
Our California Dream Strain Review
When it comes to using California Dream weed therapeutically, it can soothe anxieties and relieve stress. The tingling body high boosts the loosening of tight muscles, while deep relaxation calms a racing heart.
Depending on the breeder, it can be anywhere from 70% to 90% indica.
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Information about the California Dream Strain
|ORIGIN||Afghani indicas and Mexican sativa strains|
|EFFECTS||Strong cerebral euphoria|
|FRAGRANCE||Skunky scent with a refreshing herbal undertone|
|FLAVORS||Herbal and mint|
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Mild dry eyes and cottonmouth|
|MEDICAL||Great for calming and relaxing body and mind|
|FLOWERING TIME INDOOR||60 days|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOOR||Late September to early October outdoors|
|PLANT HEIGHT||About 3.3 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||17%|
|INDICA/SATIVA %||30% / 70%|
|INDOOR YIELD||14 to 16 ounces of kush per square yard|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||A pound of bud or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Sunny mediterranean climate|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Unknown|
When you consume California Dream weed, the indica heritage comes through loud and clear. The high hits almost immediately, with a lingering heady buzz of euphoria afterward. It’s a sociable buzz, with users noticing that they’re more talkative and other people are funnier. Creative thoughts follow, making it a great strain for artists and those working on projects. As the high develops, your body will relax, with a tingle building from the head that moves down into your limbs.
In larger doses, the sedative effect becomes more noticeable and starts to overwhelm the creativity. Insomniacs love this strain because it quickly leads to the sleep they need. Don’t underestimate the California Dream strain, though. Its 17% THC levels will produce a strong buzz before falling asleep.
You’ll know when you’ve smoked California Dream. The skunky scent comes through strong at first, with a refreshing herbal undertone. Hints of mint and citrus help round it out. In the end, the exhale is sweet and tea-like.
The flavor of California Dream is sweeter than the scent. While herbal and mint flavors are still strong, the citrus becomes sweeter, like sweet grapefruit. The exhale is reminiscent of citrus tea.
When trying California Dream weed, the biggest side effect comes from underestimating it. For all its calming effects and euphoric mood, it’s still quite strong. Any strain with such a high THC content can lead to new users getting in over their heads. In excessive amounts, the euphoria can build to overwhelming and potentially manic heights. However, the sedative effect usually kicks in shortly after that and leads to sleep. Outside of the strength of the strain, the most commonly reported effects are mild dry eyes and cottonmouth.
Like many indica strains, people find California Dream great for calming and relaxing them, body and mind.
The head high comes with a sense of euphoria and creativity that is helpful for depression sufferers when managing their emotional state. Users report that this strain can pull them out of their worries, letting them focus on something else. It cuts through feelings like despair or anxiety and replaces them with chill thoughts and a lighter mood.
Anxiety is similarly alleviated. Users will find that their anxious and repetitive thoughts calm down. This can help those with OCD or ADHD to take a break from their brains’ obsessions.
It’s also suitable for more physical problems. The anti-inflammatory effect of California Dream can help with the aches and pains of a variety of conditions. Many people have used this strain for tension headaches, muscle aches, and other stress-related pain. Arthritis sufferers notice that joints bother them less while cancer patients also find similar effects.
Of course, if you have trouble sleeping, California Dream can help that. At the end of the high, users notice themselves dropping off into a gentle, restful sleep that leaves them feeling refreshed.
California Dream is overall, a sturdy strain. It’s mildew and rot-resistant, so beginners are likely to have luck with it. The strain prefers Mediterranean climates, with bright, sunny days and relatively cool nights. If you’re a little further north, a greenhouse can help you get the most out of your plants. Flowering begins shortly after it’s reached the 12/12 light schedule, and harvest is ready not long after that.
California Dream grows very quickly, up to a foot a week towards the end of the vegetative stage. When grown indoors, this can lead to issues with space. However, this also means your plants will be large. If you’re somewhere that limits the number of plants you can own, California Dream is perfect for maximizing your harvest. Outside, untrained plants can reach eight feet tall – yet another reason why this strain has such high yields per plant and per square meter.
ScrOG growing is ideal for this strain. It’s a bushy plant, and the many colas are easily trained. By sticking to ScrOG and avoiding high-stress training, you can get the most out of your plants while keeping the quick harvest time Cali Dream is known for.
When growing indoors, you can expect plants to flower in about 60 days. Once the plants are mature, you should see between 14 and 16 ounces of kush per square yard.
Depending on your climate, growers should look for a California Dream harvest between late September and early October. The closer to the equator, the earlier the harvest. Cali Dream has incredible yields, with outdoor plants providing a pound of bud or more per plant.
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FAQ About the California Dream Strain
14 to 16 ounces of kush per square yard, a pound of bud or more per plant outdoors.
About 60 days when growing indoors; late September to early October outdoors.
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