Information about Lucid Dream:
All around the world, growers are continuously inventing new strains in the hopes of winning the hearts of users old and new. Typically crossing two plants, some could even use three of four to create a more unique and better hybrid. While some do not fare successfully in such a competitive market, there are those that go on to complete the journey of becoming the community’s new favorite. Lucid Dream is one such success story.
Though its breeders remain unknown, Lucid Dream is generally believed to be the offspring of two equally powerful Sativa strains. One of which is American Haze, a descendant of the exotic South Asian and Jamaican ancestral strains. The other is Blue Dream, a popular daytime strain that prods users into elated tranquility.
Being mostly Sativa, it delivers an energizing, happy high that can brighten moods and even days.
Information about Lucid Dream:
|ORIGIN||Amnesia Haze and Blue Dream|
|EFFECTS||Energetic – 10
Relaxed – 9
Uplifted – 9
Tingly – 6
Focused – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 3
Headache – 3
Anxious – 2
Paranoid – 2
|FRAGRANCE||Earthy, blueberry, pungent, floral, sweet|
|FLAVORS||Berry, blueberry, sweet, lemon|
|MEDICAL||Fatigue – 10
Inflammation – 9
Cramps – 9
Stress – 7
Depression – 6
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||8 to 9 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Late September to early October|
|PLANT HEIGHT||Up to 8 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||20% to 28%|
|CBD %||Up to 4%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||20%/80%|
|INDOOR YIELD||12 to 14 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||14 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Humid and warm climate|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Easy to grow|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
With THC levels between 21% and 28%, Lucid Dream is insanely potent. It can easily overwhelm beginners and even seasoned users. As such, caution should be exercised when using this strain.
In no time at all, users are sent to a euphoric high after the first few puffs. Feeling uplifted, moods are enhanced while depleted energy levels are elevated. Usually, this reinvigorates and clears the mind. With sharpened senses, many users go on to finish task after task.
Gradually, the creeping Indica effects become more pronounced. A tingling sensation originating from the temple and the back of the head travels down to the rest of the body. Such gentle relaxation soothes and eases muscles. It also reduces tension and stress.
Although intense, the body high does not overpower the cerebral buzz. This makes Lucid an excellent wake-and-bake strain, such that it sends users into a dream-like state rather than completely locked to the couch. One may even say they were only ‘daydreaming.’
A basket filled with goodies, that is what Lucid Dream smells like. From the first whiff, there is the distinct aroma of sweet blueberries. However, drawing in the smoke reveals a fragrant floral scent with undertones of damp earth. By the dozens, a pungent smell becomes apparent.
Hinted by its fragrance, Lucid Dream tastes just like what you would expect – berries. Although, in this case, they are predominantly blueberries. Drawing in the smoke, an explosion of sweet lemons surprises the palate. On the exhale, the smooth toke reveals the same fruity aftertaste too.
Sativa dominant strains like Lucid Dream are known for their mental effects. Thus, it is not surprising that using too much of it may make some people anxious or paranoid. Such effects rarely occur, but it does not hurt to handle the strain wisely.
Apart from those, Lucid Dream is also known to cause dehydration to areas like the eyes and the mouth. Some even experience headaches to a certain degree. But, this is nothing to new to users of marijuana since these effects are bound to occur regardless of the strain being smoked. Moreover, they are mild and barely noticeable.
Lucid Dream has very high CBD levels. At 4%, it is undoubtedly one of the top strains in the medical marijuana market. Despite this, all users should know that it is not a cure and neither is it the solution to any health problem. But, with the combined effects of its psychoactive compounds, it is sure to alleviate multiple symptoms effectively.
For example, its energizing and uplifting high rids the mind of negative thoughts. As such, it makes for a great anti-depressant that can provide comfort to those going through the lows of life. This mood-enhancing quality of the strain also makes it a viable stress reliever.
Another case in point is its painkilling properties. A powerful analgesic, it can alleviate chronic aches and pains in different areas of the body. The warm sensation that ebbs down from the temples also relaxes the muscles. In effect, it eases muscle tension, fatigue, and cramps. It can even lessen inflammation.
Sadly, this medical and recreational gem of a strain is not commercially available. Luckily, one may still be able to cultivate this strain by cloning it from a clipping.
Once within reach, Lucid Dream is a fairly easy grow and produces a vigorous amount of seeds. Although, temperatures and humidity levels in the grow area may need to be constantly monitored. A slight change in either will compromise the plant’s growth. In which case, hygrometers should be placed all around to ensure all is balanced.
A beautiful plant, Lucid Dream produces mint colored buds shaped like arrowheads. It is large and dense, similar to that of Indica varieties. Around it, there is a thick layer of resinous trichomes with tiny orange pistils. At maturity, the nugs turn into an olive green.
Lucid Dream flowers in 8 to 9 weeks. With little upkeep, it can yield between 12 and 14 ounces of buds per square meter. However, growers may need to top the plant as it can get quite tall.
Growers can expect Lucid Dream to bloom by October. At this phase, at least 14 to 18 ounces of buds per plant are available for harvest.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Lucid Dream? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.
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