Island Maui Haze Strain

A trip to Maui in the island of Hawaii can be a life-changing experience. However, the plane tickets to blissful paradise may be too expensive for the average person. Luckily, Island Maui Haze provides a cheaper but equally stress-relieving alternative. Moreover, it has a deliciously fruity smoke that matches the tropical vibe.

A puff or two of Island Maui Haze’s buds are enough to induce a happily relaxing high that pulls one away from temporary problems. It gives the mind a much needed break from constantly thinking of the same issue and, in doing so, it allows users to see situations differently. Whether it is an ingenious solution or a calm acceptance of the way things are, the bud will help one temporarily cope with the present.

Sadly, its exact origins remain a mystery. Although, such a circumstance is often the norm for many of legendary strains in the cannabis industry.

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Island Maui Haze weed strain attributes:
EFFECTSRelaxed – 10
Happy – 10
Talkative – 9
Euphoric – 1
Tingly – 1
Anxious – 10
Paranoid – 5
FRAGRANCEPungent, ammonia, citrus, tropical, fruity
FLAVORSCitrus, fruity, tropical, sweet, sour, mango
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 10
Headaches – 9
Pain – 9
Inflammation – 9
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate October to mid-November
THC CONTENT %18% to 22%
INDICA / SATIVA %25%/75%
INDOOR YIELD12 to 16 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEWarm climate
* 10 is the highest

* 1 is the lowest


Island Maui Haze is not a strain to be underestimated. Its potent THC levels of up to 22% are devastatingly overwhelming when used outside of limits. In moderation, however, it provides a much needed mental boost that fights against stress and fatigue.

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Within minutes after the first two to three puffs, the strain’s tropical smoke swarms the mind with a rush of euphoria. It clears away negative thoughts that hinder the best of one’s abilities. Replacing it are happy memories that inspire a wide array of ideas.

Island Maui Haze Effects
Island Maui Haze Effects

The behavioral change extends beyond an upbeat disposition too. Users, including self-professed introverts, become more talkative. As such, one of the best times to use the strain is right before a night out with friends.

Gradually, the same uplifting high in the temples develops into a tingling sensation that is physically felt in the body. It trickles down to the rest of the body and, with its soothing buzz, releases pent-up tension or tightness in the muscles. The heaviness it plants in the limbs, though intense, will not lead to users lounging in the couch. Energizing through and through, it gives users the confidence to go dancing or complete light tasks.

The satisfying head and body effects are a result of the interplay between Island Maui Haze’s Indica and Sativa effects. Still, despite its promise of a great night at a tropical bar, it is best to gradually build dosage according to how one reacts. Otherwise, it can overstimulate the mind and make it difficult to calm down.


Island Maui haze has a pungent ammonia smell that usually turns users off at the first whiff. However, as the scent calms, a zesty citrus takes over. Along with it are tropical fruits that intensify once the buds are either broken apart or combusted.

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In the palate, the presence of ammonia totally disappears. Instead, what washes over the mouth is a blend of citric fruits that are evidently tropical in origin. On the exhale, it leaves the sweet but sour aftertaste of ripe mangoes lingering in the palate even after the last puff.

Adverse Reaction

As a potent Sativa-leaning strain, Island Maui Haze can alter the mind’s perceptions with its surroundings. The heightened sensations can sometimes trigger anxiety, especially in people prone to the fast-paced worries that the condition brings. In worse conditions, it can lead to a subtle but uneasy feeling of paranoia. Pacing and moderation, however, will keep such effects at bay.

Island Maui Haze Adverse Reaction
Island Maui Haze Adverse Reaction 

A more unavoidable reaction to smoking Island Maui Haze, or any strain for that matter, is a cottonmouth. Its moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids will inhibit the production of saliva regardless of dosage and method of consumption. As such, it is better to stay hydrated throughout the day until the discomfort is gone. More seasoned users may also opt to ignore the dryness as it is often mild.


Consuming a therapeutically beneficial strain like Island Maui Haze provides patients with a reprieve against multiple health issues. In inducing its happy psychedelic high, for example, the Sativa-dominant strain temporarily makes dilemmas seem far away. For this reason, it makes for a great stress reliever and anti-depressant.

In large concentrations, THC acts as an analgesic that soothes the body of agonizing aches and pains beginning from the temples. Meanwhile, its anti-inflammatory properties reduce redness and swelling that often trigger unwanted cramps or contractions in the muscles.

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Island Maui Haze Medical
Island Maui Haze Medical 


As a tropical strain, climate and location matter most to Island Maui Haze. It loves to bask under the sun and, as such, prefers a Mediterranean climate of many equatorial regions. Thus, it is not surprising for the plant to flower late when cultivated in the colder weather of the northern hemisphere.

For this reason, many growers prefer cultivating the strain inside controllable environments where it is easier to mimic tropical weather by adjusting temperature, lighting, and humidity. It will have to be topped early though to keep it short. Pruning or trimming also improves air and light circulation. Growers may also use organic mediums like soil to enhance its flavors.

During the flowering phase, Island Maui Haze produces compact nugs that are heavy with density. The colors are striking, a lush forest green sparkling even from afar. Blanketing it is a thick coat of trichomes and sticky resin.

Flowering Time


Patience is crucial as Island Maui Haze can take as long as 12 weeks to flower indoors. However, it rewards patient growers well with 12 to 16 ounces of buds per square meter.


Outdoors, Island Maui Haze flowers from late October to the middle of November. Once ready for harvest, it yields at least 12 ounces of buds per plant.

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


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