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Robert Bergman

August 9, 2019

Moondance provides support and reprieve to patients dealing with a myriad of maladies through its CBD-enriched chemical profile. It manages symptoms of chronic pain while distracting patients with its happy high. Meanwhile, its palatable smoke invigorates the senses.

In creating the strain, breeders from Green House Seeds took two award-winning Sativas. From Super Silver Haze, Moondance gained its long-lasting head-to-toe high and energizing buzz. Meanwhile, Neville’s Haze contributed to its invigorating cerebral onset. An unknown medicinal herb with potent levels of CBD was later added to increase its therapeutic benefit and blunt the psychoactive compound while sharpening its efficacy as a source of comfort.

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While it is gained fame for its therapeutic benefits, Moondance is also praised for its gentle recreational high. It uplifts the mood and brings back an innate sense of happiness in users. Meanwhile, its stress-crushing body buzz invigorates tired muscles, so users stay alert and agile.

Information About Moondance Strain

ORIGINSuper Silver Haze and Neville’s Haze
EFFECTSCreative – 10
Energetic – 10
Uplifted – 10
Euphoric – 8
Happy – 8
FRAGRANCESweet, citrus, herbal, spicy
FLAVORSSweet, citrus, grape, mint, pine, spicy, pepper, herbal
ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 3
Anxious – 3
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 8
Fatigue – 8
Insomnia – 8
Pain – 4
FLOWERING TIME INDOOR10 to 12 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate October to mid-November
PLANT HEIGHTUnknown
THC CONTENT %4%
CBD %11%
INDICA/SATIVA %30%/70%
INDOOR YIELD12 to 16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEMediterranean climate
GROWTH LEVELUnknown
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEUnknown

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

With THC levels averaging at 4%, Moondance is not the most potent strain in the market. It is also not as quick-acting as other Sativa-leaning herbs like it. Thus, it should come as no surprise that users do not notice the rush of its onset until after it has settled.

Although subtle, its euphoric buzz is enough to uplift the mood and leave enthusiasts feeling happy from within. The mental clarity, along with the upbeat disposition, also creates free space for ideas to flow and form. It piques curiosity and inspires creativity in the process. With a clear mind, users can pursue tasks or complete projects without distractions.

Moondance Strain Effects
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After about an hour or two, a tingling sensation from the temples trickles down to the rest of the body. It surges through the muscles as a light pressure that removes tension in its wake. Although it envelops the body in deep relaxation, it does not plant a heaviness in the limbs that make users feel lazy.

Because of its great wake and bake qualities, Moondance is best used in the morning or early afternoon. Although, one may also use it at night in low doses as its high is often subtle and mellow due to the countereffects of its profound CBD levels.

Fragrance

Moondance has a sweet and zesty scent that is uncommon among CBD-enriched strains which usually boast a heavily earthy terpene profile. Broken apart or combusted, it complements the initial citric aroma with an undertone of herbs and spices.

Flavors

In the palate, Moondance bursts into a variety of sweet fruity flavors reminiscent of citrus and grapes. Its smoke later develops a cooling mint undertone blended with a refreshing pine. On the exhale, it leaves a spicy and peppery aftertaste with herbal overtones.

Adverse reactions

Cannabinoids often interfere with the body’s ability to produce and retain moisture. Thus, dry eyes and a cottonmouth are inevitable when it comes to using marijuana regardless of the strain and method of consumption. The effects are usually mild and often go away after a few hours but, if symptoms persist, users may down a few glasses of water throughout the day to manage symptoms.

Moondance Strain Reactions
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Although rare, it is possible for Moondance to trigger anxiety. While overconsuming the buds is usually the primary cause, one’s disposition before the session can heavily influence the outcome. In such cases, it is better to stay away from the bud or start with low dosages.

Medical

At up to 11%, Moondance has among the highest CBD content in the cannabis industry. Together with its modest THC levels, it delivers a holistic head-to-toe high that provides a reprieve to patients dealing with a variety of afflictions.

Its gentle cerebral stimulation boosts moods as it brings back happy memories while stabilizing turbulent emotions. At the same time, it clears away negative thoughts and feelings of hopelessness. For this reason, it is a source of comfort for patients dealing with mental health issues like depression and PTSD.

Moondance Strain Medical
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Apart from the behavioral, Moondance also has soothing effects on the body. It relieves aches by loosening the muscles and preventing it from painfully contracting. Gradually, it raises energy levels to invigorate users against fatigue or over exhaustion.

Sleep is one of the most critical aspects of the healing process but often the most overlooked. Through its deeply relaxing mental and physical buzz, Moondance offers a quiet relief to patients dealing with insomnia either as a result of disease, disorder, and stress. Not only that, but it also improves the quality and quality of slumber.

Growing

Due to the strong influence of its Sativa-leaning parents, it is most likely a tropical strain with a penchant for the Mediterranean. Thus,  climate and location are two critical aspects of growing Moondance.

This is not to say the plant will not grow well in the northern hemisphere. In fact, it blossoms just as abundantly. However, it may take a longer time to flower due to the lack of sunlight and short days. With that said, growers will need to invest in a temporary enclosing to protect Moondance against harsh weather and frost which may either stunt its growth or kill it.

Indoors, Moondance needs to be topped early to keep it short. Apart from preventing it from keeping its height manageable, it will also improve light and air circulation to the lower nodes. Growers may also utilize the Screen of Green method to create more budding sites while simultaneously providing support for its branches.

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Flowering Time

Indoor
Moondance has an indoor flowering period of 10 to 12 weeks. A vigorous producer, it rewards patient growers with 12 to 16 ounces of buds per square meter.

Outdoor
In the northern hemisphere, Moondance flowers from the last week of October to the second or third week of November. Growers can expect at least 16 ounces of buds per plant during harvest time.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Moondance? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.

Robert

The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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