Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica
THC: 22% – 25%
Also known as “Super Blue Dream,” this sativa-dominant hybrid looks and smells a lot like its Blue Dream parent. The blueberry scent is far more pronounced in this cannabis plant than in other famous “blue” cultivars, though it still has undertones of the rubbery tennis-ball smell ingrained in the Blue Dream strain.
Beyond Blue Dream is a rare evenly balanced hybrid strain (50% indica/50% sativa) created through crossing the infamous Super Silver Haze X Blue Dream strains. If you’re a fan of Blue Dream, you’ll totally be in love with Beyond Blue Dream after just one toke. The Beyond Blue Dream high is just as relaxing and dreamy as its celebrity parents, with long-lasting effects that will have you kicking back with ease. You’ll feel a lift at the onset of the high that fills you with a sense of euphoria and deep happiness that leaves you hazy and unfocused. As your mind fades further and further, you’ll start to feel dreamy visions wash over you as a relaxing body high locks you into place. Thanks to these effects and its high 22-25% average THC level, Beyond Blue Dream is often chosen to treat those suffering from conditions such as chronic pain, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and chronic stress. This bud has as super sweet blueberry berry flavor wit ha rich fruity sour exhale. The aroma is pungent and herbal with an earthy overtone that’s accented by spicy berries and herbs. Beyond Blue Dream buds have tapered heart-shaped forest green nugs with rich blue undertones, thin orange hairs, and a frosty thick coating of frosty white blue-tinted crystal trichomes.
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With a relatively high THC range that averages at a low of 17% and a high of 24%, this dreamy bud has more than just good looks and flavor to bring to the table. The CBD and CBN levels reach 2% and 1% respectively, making this a stellar strain for treating a myriad of ailments. The delicious flavors of blueberry and sugar are long lasting and stay in the air and on your tongue long after the smoke has gone. The nugs are long and bushy, with deep blue hues, amber and blue hairs, and an abundance of milky white trichomes.
Blue Dream’s high is all the best parts of its parentage wrapped neatly into a flavor-packed, beautifully balanced package. It begins with a cerebral rush, bringing with it motivation and heightened focus, so enjoy this through any jam-packed schedule. As the high builds you fall into an ultra-relaxed state, leaving you feeling hazy and totally calm. This numbing sensation will find you pain-free and ready for any task.
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is a lazy, couch locked high. Blue Dream is the perfect blend of its lineage, taking all of their best attributes and compounding them into something really unique. Take this one to task and get through all of your artist’s block and creative projects, or if you are just in it for the mood boost, enjoy as your worries melt away.
Little information is available regarding Beyond Blue Dream’s growing requirements. At full maturity, the strain produces heart-shaped buds with blue coloring, orange pistils, and a coat of blue-tinted trichomes.
Beyond Blue Dream is unavailable as seeds or clones.
Blue Dream effects
So, why is Blue Dream so popular? Not only does it grow well, but it delivers a strong yet mellow psychoactive experience that pleases consumers of all kinds. While most cannabis media sites define Blue Dream as a well-balanced hybrid with happy and uplifting effects, the experience this plant provides cannot be separated from its chemical constituents. This high-THC flower produces a strong psychoactive effect. It’s not uncommon for this plant to produce between 20 and 25% THC while offering less than 1% CBD. Shortly after trying this strain, consumers may notice a substantial mood elevation. This upbeat mood is likely accompanied by a sharpening of the senses. Colors may seem a little brighter, smells a little sharper, and sounds may be a little more attention-grabbing. After consuming cannabis, many individuals report reductions in pain. Some strains, like Blue Dream, may have muscle relaxant effects. However, it’s also common for consumers to report that while tension and pain may still be present, the sensations have dulled and it becomes easier to focus attention on things other than pain. The high THC content in this strain means that Blue Dream can produce strong intoxicating effects and perhaps some negative side effects in some consumers. While moderate doses of THC can be relaxing and stress-relieving, high doses can have the opposite effect. As a result, this strain might cause anxiety, paranoia, and rapid heartbeat in some consumers.
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Medicinal qualities of Blue Dream
Apart from THC content, there are several flavor and aroma molecules that contribute to the overall medicinal value and personality of the Blue Dream cannabis strain. These aroma molecules are called terpenes, and they are abundant in plant resins. The three most common terpenes in this strain include:
Myrcene is a sedative terpene found in lemongrass and is often attributed to mango. While many consider myrcene to be the chemical compound that gives mango fruits their musky aroma, few common mango varieties contain substantial myrcene content. In contrast, some cannabis cultivars contain quite a lot of myrcene, Blue Dream included. Early research suggests that myrcene may be responsible for the hypnotic effects of some cannabis strains. The high myrcene content in Blue Dream makes this strain more sedative, perhaps contributing to the calm and drowsy nature of this plant. Myrcene is also expected to have muscle relaxant properties, which may make this plant a worthwhile choice for those experiencing muscle stiffness and cramping.
Pinene is one of the most common terpenes in the plant kingdom and is most abundant in pine trees. Unsurprisingly, this terpene features a strong pine-like aroma. Blue Dream contains high levels of alpha-pinene, which is thought to work as an anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator. The terpene is also expected to have slightly energizing properties. In early research cited in a 2011 review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, these boosting properties of pinene may be caused by its ability to prevent the breakdown of a neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is vital for memory and cognition. So, while Blue Dream contains compounds that are sedative and hypnotic, it is possible that some of these effects may be negated by pinene. Simply stated, based on these chemical properties of the strain, it is likely that it produces slightly sedative effects with potentially more mental clarity when compared to other cannabis strains.
Finally, the third most common terpene found in Blue Dream is beta-caryophyllene (BCP). Also found in black pepper, this terpene has been found to relieve inflammation, boost mood and ease anxiety in animal models. In fact, this terpene actually has something in common with THC. Like the cannabinoid, BCP engages the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is the neurotransmitter network that allows you to experience the medicinal and psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant. Assuming that BCP also has anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects in humans, the presence of this molecule may contribute to the calming and mood-boosting properties of the Blue Dream strain. When combined with the anti-inflammatory effects of pinene and THC, the presence of BCP should amplify the inflammation-fighting properties of Blue Dream.