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Moonshine Haze Strain | Moonshine Weed Strain

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Moonshine strain weed was created by Rare Dankness Seeds. It won the Best Sativa category at the 2012 High Times’ Cannabis Cup, so you instantly know that this is a dank strain. Rare Dankness Seeds crossed two dank strains to create Moonshine Haze strain, making it a true dankenstein. Named after bootleg alcohol that rose in prominence during the period of prohibition, this strain pays tribute to the drinkable moonshine as both are highly potent.

Moonshine Haze is sometimes called Old Time Moonshine strain, Moonshine weed, marijuana moonshine, White Moonshine, cannabis Moonshine, or Moonshine Arch.

moonshine haze resin strainAny questions as to why this strain is referred to as hazy? Photo: @tolotron

Moonshine Strain: Indica or Sativa?

Moonshine strain is an almost pure Sativa that packs a punch. It also has a nice flavor, making this combination a true dankenstein strain. Users have reported that this strain helps them with many different issues, which is unsurprising as it’s an almost pure Sativa with high THC content. Rare Dankness Seeds created this strain specifically for taste and potency purposes, and it ticks both of these boxes with merit. It’s a fantastic strain for daytime use. You should always grind up your herbs first, as this allows for the flavor to be fully released.


Moonshine Haze genetics

As previously mentioned, Moonshine strain was created by Rare Dankness Seeds. It is a one-hitter strain thanks to its parents:

  • Amnesia Haze
  • Nevil’s Wreck

Moonshine strain is a member of a line of strains known as the haze strains. Haze was the start of really strong marijuana strains that combined four potent landrace strains. Haze is responsible for strains such as:

  • Amnesia Haze strain
  • Cali Trainwreck
  • Citrus Haze strain
  • Lunar Haze strain
  • Trainwreck haze
  • And much more

Moonshine Haze THC percentage

The average Sativa strain contains around 13.5% THC. Moonshine strain is much stronger. The average phenotype of the Moonshine Haze strain tests at 22%, with the strongest phenotypes testing at about 25%. Those plants grown by master growers will typically be more potent, as they know how to grow cannabis in such a way that cultivates the most THC. Moonshine Haze is a potent, almost pure Sativa, which may leave some people feeling overwhelmed. See our tips later in the article for how to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Moonshine Haze price

Moonshine Haze would be expensive, but the seeds can be found online from the original breeder. This means that the price is lower because the supply is much higher. The price of this strain is also very dependent on where you are in the world, as in general weed is much cheaper in Canada and legal states in the US. In North America, you can expect to pay no more than $10 a gram for this strain. In Amsterdam, Haze strains are seen as being some of the very best, meaning this strain is going to cost you around $15 a gram.

Moonshine Haze taste

Moonshine Haze has a very nice flavor that becomes even nicer if you vape it inside a flower vaporizer. This is because there’s no combustion of plant material, making the flavor much purer. If you smoke it inside a joint it still has a good taste, but the combustion of other materials in addition to the herb will detract from the pure taste of Moonshine Haze. You can feel the THC crystals this strain is utterly covered in hit the back of your throat, and at lower temperatures you can also taste the subtle notes of citrus that are contained within this strain. The full taste profile of Moonshine Haze is:

  • Flowery
  • Earthy
  • Woody
  • Citrus

Moonshine Haze oil, wax, shatter, edibles, etc.

Moonshine strain makes an exceptional candidate for making into oil, wax, or shatter. This is because the main traits that concentrate creators look for in their strains are taste and potency. As we’ve already seen, Moonshine Haze has a great taste and a high potency, making it a great choice. However, creating Butane Hash Oil can be very dangerous; it’s not really recommended to do it yourself. People have burnt their houses down in the past attempting to make it.

Edibles can also be made from any strain you like, and, as the seeds are available online for Moonshine Haze, it can be a great choice for making edibles. This is because you need a fairly large amount of cannabis to bake into a brownie or into a batch of brownies. Also, it’s very common to make mistakes when trying to make edibles, so the more plant matter you have, the better. If you follow the two golden rules of making edibles (decarboxylate and mix with a fat or oil) then you should be good. Make sure you grind your herbs up first as well, although this isn’t 100% necessary.


moonshine haze cannabis winnerWinner of the 2012 Cannabis Cup. Photo: @raredanknessglobal

moonshine haze cannabis sativaThis sativa may look innocent, but she packs a punch! Photo: @portlandcannabisco


Moonshine Haze General
Moonshine Haze Medical
Moonshine Haze Negative
Euphoric 100% Depression 100%
Cottonmouth 100%
Uplifted 95%
Stress Relief 95%
Dry Eyes 50%
Creative 90%
Pain Relief 85%
Headaches 35%
Happy 75% Fatigue  25% Anxiety 30%
Focused 70%  Nausea 25%
Paranoia 5%

Moonshine Haze is an almost pure Sativa strain that has some fantastic effects. It will make you feel incredibly euphoric, almost instantly helping to cure unsavory moods. For some this highly potent strain has also been known to fight depression. This isn’t for everyone, however, and is utterly dependent on the person. As previously mentioned, it may also leave you feeling overwhelmed, so be careful if you’re a newer stoner.

If you feel too stoned, then follow this guide to feeling less stoned:

  • Take a cold shower; this will instantly make you feel less stoned
  • Have a hot pot of strong coffee, this will help bring your focus back
  • Go for a run, or a swim, depending on how stoned you are. Don’t swim if you’re too stoned!
  • After you get back from working out, you should feel much better

Moonshine Haze flowering time

The flowering time of Moonshine strain is about 10-12 weeks; the longer you leave it the better the taste and higher the potency.

Moonshine Haze growing tips

Moonshine Haze grows very large just like its Haze parent, and you will, therefore, need a large greenhouse if you want to grow indoors. This strain reacts very well to hydroponics as well, so if you’re looking for a way to grow it hydro might be a good route to try.

Moonshine Haze seeds

Moonshine Haze’s seeds are available from the original breeder, Rare Dankness Seeds. It’s best to buy from them as then you can rest assured that what you’re buying is what you think you’re buying.


Moonshine Haze yield

Moonshine Haze has a pretty decent yield, sitting at 2 ounces per foot squared. This can be increased with various growing techniques.

moonshine haze marijuana cannabis grow

There are few things that bring as much joy as a happy strain of Moonshine Haze! Photo: @homebrew420 


What is the Moonshine Haze strain?

Moonshine strain is named after the bootleg alcohol that was created by many Americans as a way of fighting against prohibition. This strain is highly potent, and will likely leave tokers feeling completely smashed, just like its namesake bootleg alcohol. It’s covered in lovely trichomes, which help it transform into fantastic concentrates. Finally, as a pure sativa, its effects can relieve stress and even, in some, help fight depression.

  • Moonshine Haze seeds are available from the original breeder
  • This strain is a potent sativa strain which comes from the Haze family
  • Dankenstein strain for sure
  • Tastes amazing inside a flower vaporiser
  • Can help treat depression in some people
  • Can leave you feeling overwhelmed if you’re a new stoner

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Megan Medeiros Written by Megan Medeiros (BA)

Megan Medeiros has a bachelor’s degree in English and is currently working on a master’s in English at James Madison University. She's the owner and operator of Medeiros Writing, and has been working as a cannabis writer for the past three years, mostly following the legal climate of marijuana, especially in areas like California, Colorado, Oregon, Canada, and other legal areas.

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