Sep 23 , 2018
The citrus smell that you get when you open the bag is the tell-tale characteristic of Lemon Haze. As you can imagine, that’s how it got its name. Although this strain is a 70/30 sativa/indica hybrid, smoking too much can definitely leave you couch locked. Upon first impression, the buds are green, yellow, sticky and covered in hairs and trichomes. Definitely a strain to try, if only for that perfect citrus aroma and flavor!
Lemon Haze is the tangy offspring of Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. Silver Haze is a sativa while the other parent is a hybrid. This is probably what explains Lemon Haze’s “double” effects - being a stimulant at the beginning and a little bit sedative at the end.
On average, Lemon Haze scores between 17 and 22 percent THC. It also has up to .38% CBD. This puts it up there with cannabis strains as being pretty potent, especially if you buy a bag that sits on the 22% side of things.
Getting your hands on this strain is not difficult. Most dispensaries along the West Coast keep Lemon Haze as a staple. And for most cannabis users, this strain probably is a bit of a staple - as is anything that hails Haze genetics.
Some people liken a bag of Lemon Haze to a bag of sunshine. That kind of uplifted and happy vibe that you get when you smoke after not having smoked weed for a long time - that’s kind of what you can expect from smoking Lemon Haze. The terpene profile is full of those citrusy aromas and flavors that even aromatherapists use to uplift themselves.
This strain is pretty average when it comes to the energy factor. It’s hard to tell with Lemon Haze. Sometimes it makes the user energetic enough to go for a walk or run, whereas sometimes it calls for some music or light conversation.
In general, this strain is best used to counter stress or depression. It is energizing enough not to put you to sleep instantly (the same way indica would, for example), but it also makes you feel good. It’s perfect to use after a stressful day or week. Lemon Haze is also a well known strain for increasing the appetite!
Expect aromas such as citrus and lemon as soon as you open the bag, and especially in the flavor of the smoke. Earthy undertones come through after a couple of puffs, but the smell is full of lemons.
Some negative effects reported by users are:
Don’t forget that this strain is sativa. For those who are a little bit THC sensitive, it’s better to err on the side of caution when it comes to dosage. These negative effects are probably the result of smoking too much! Don’t forget that, Lemon Hazers!
Information for growers
If you’re curious about the growing habits of Lemon Haze, here are the basics for you:
Lemon Haze is a great strain for novice growers because it is quite hardy and resistant to disease. It works just as well indoors as it does outdoors, giving the grower lots of freedom to choose the environment.
Tips for growing Lemon Haze
If given enough space, Lemon Haze will spread itself out and grow quite lusciously, so be conscious of your grow space. If you need to, apply training techniques so that you can maximize the yield. Topping the plants while they are vegetating will also encourage some growth at the bottom.
The buds of Lemon Haze get very heavy, and the sativa phenotype can mean the stems are a little bit flimsy. Feed Lemon Haze silica to encourage the stems to thicken and strengthen. If necessary, use a trellis or stake to attach your plant to make sure you don’t end up repairing broken stems!
If you need to brush up your topping techniques, check out this video!
Lemon Haze Kush vs Lemon Haze - are they different?
You might find that your local dispensary doesn’t stock Lemon Haze, but stocks Lemon Haze Kush. The names are very similar, but they do have slight differences.
In general, you can expect to get more of an “indica” type high from Kush than from Haze. So be sure to purchase Lemon Haze if you’re looking for a bit of a “pick me up”, and keep Lemon Haze Kush for those deep relaxation moments.
Where to get seeds
When you’re shopping for seeds, make sure that you’re not accidentally buying seeds for Super Lemon Haze or Lemon Haze Kush! It’s extremely easy to get mixed up between these strains, so make sure you double check before buying.
To be honest, I couldn’t find seeds for Lemon Haze anywhere. Rather, seeds for Super Lemon Haze are everywhere. To get your hands on feminized seeds, check out GYO seedbank, where you can get your hands on 3 packs, 5 packs or 10 packs of feminized Lemon Haze seeds.
How much does it cost?
As with any strain of weed, the more you buy, the less you end up paying in the long run. A pre-roll Lemon Haze joint can cost between $12 and $15, while you can usually get your hands on a gram for about $15.
The eighth goes for anywhere between $48 and $55, depending on where you're purchasing.
Other forms of Lemon Haze
Lemon Haze doesn’t just come in flowers! It also comes in preloaded cartridges for vaping. Companies like Timeless and Spliffin Pure make ready-to-go cartridges for convenience. Nature By Design also makes a Lemon Haze cartridge!
Overall, a very good strain with a very smooth smoke. This strain definitely goes down well with a cold drink such as iced tea and refreshes even the most stressed out person. It’s a great strain even for those who don’t smoke cannabis that often, as it’s uplifting and energetic. A perfect strain for socializing in a relaxed environment, such as hanging out with friends or walking out in nature!
If you can't be bothered reading this whole review, you can watch it in this video by the Southern California Patients Association.