Let me set the scene for you. It’s the early 70s in Santa Cruz, California. At the time, California was ground zero for cannabis cultivation and strain production, and people were coming in droves from all over the world to experiment in plant genetics. In their muddy backpacks, they carried plants from Mexico, India, Pakistan, Hawaii, and anywhere else that the sacred plant was being produced and consumed with delight. It was in this way that two men, known only as the Haze brothers, got hold of a plant from Thailand, a plant from Columbia, and a plant from Mexico, and created one of the most important staples in modern cannabis: Haze. For the next forty years, cannabis cultivators believed the Haze strain was unlocking the code to the perfect sativa: energetic, euphoric, and clear. That’s where our strain today traces its origins. The Super Lemon Haze is actually a creation from Green House Seeds, and combines Super Silver Haze and Lemon Haze (which in itself is a cross between Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk). Both sides of this strain’s heritage originate to those mysterious Haze brothers, making this bad boy one super sativa heavy hybrid worthy of all the praise it can find.
I picked up a gram of the Super Lemon Haze Strain at The Station, a medical and recreational dispensary in Boulder, Colorado. This was a pretty simple choice, really. Every single budtender at The Station told me this was their absolute favorite. As a matter of fact, as I was purchasing my gram, a fellow shop patron chimed in, “Dude. You’re going to love this stuff. If every other strain in the world went extinct, and this was the only strain available, I’d be satisfied.” Alright brother, you sold me. It’s incredibly lemony, hence the name. It has a great berry sweetness as well, with a nice subtle spice.
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Super Lemon Haze :: Appearance | Smell:
Not only was this strain receiving all the praise from the budtenders and the patrons in the store, but when the jar of Super Lemon Haze opened. “It tastes exactly like it smells,” said Mike, the budtender helping me. And let me tell you — it smells fan-freakin’-tastic. Imagine a cold glass of strawberry lemonade, and then imagine that glass of strawberry lemonade was smokable. Coming in at 24.5% THC, this bud was no joke, either. When I opened my jar at home, I spent a considerable amount of time just smelling and staring at the finely trimmed flower. It has a consistent lime green color, completely caked with kief, and honey colored pistils.
Super Lemon Haze :: Smoke | Effect:
I decided to grind a small bit up, and load my cleanest pipe, named Paul Oakenshield (a combination of The Hobbit‘s Thorin Oakenshield and house DJ Paul Oakenfold). Now, I hope you’ve realized by now, but I have smoked a considerable amount of cannabis in my lifetime, and I can honestly say I’ve never had a strain that tastes as good as the Super Lemon Haze. While a lot of times with cannabis, you get a hint of the terpenes that you’re smelling when you inhale the smoke, but this bud tastes exactly how it smells. It’s a lemony, herbal, and sweet berry flavor, with a smoke that is relatively expansive, but not cough-inducing, since I took it slow. Now, one misconception about “Haze” strains is that they produce a cloudy, hazy effect in their heads. However, as I’ve said, the term “Haze” is merely named after the brothers who first cultivated it, and not the effect. The high was incredibly clear, and instantly euphoric and energetic. I took a run. Yes, folks. I took a run. If that doesn’t prove that this is a get-up-and-go strain, I’m not sure what will. The strain is an 80/20 sativa-dominant hybrid, but I never really felt any lethargy. This one was all sativa baby.
To me, anyone searching for an energy boost, this is an excellent sativa-heavy choice. If you’re a sativa-diva, this Super Lemon Haze is fantastic. For those searching for a strain that offers an extremely flavorful smoke that also packs a potent head high, this one is for you. It’s the decedent of some legendary stuff, and the flavor, look, and smoke, makes that very apparent. Bravo!