Blueberry strain is a legendary strain with impeccable genetics that are responsible for the Blue genetic family of strains. Originally bred by DJ Short in the 1970s as a result of years of vigorious research and experience, Blueberry quickly rose to celebrity status and cemented its place in the cannabis history books by winning the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2000 for Best Indica Flower. Blueberry is a strain known for stimulating the senses, and as its name may suggest, the distinct aroma and flavour profile are reminiscent of sweet, ripe blueberries.
This pure indica strain is known to be potent and undoubtedly heavy-hitting. Blueberry was initially cultivated through DJ Short’s work with three landrace strains hailing from Afghanistan, Mexico and Thailand. These three pure-bred landrace strains represent the original genetic structure for all Blue strains that have been cultivated since the 1970s, such as Blue Cheese, Blue Dream and Shishkaberry. The higher potency of Blueberry is evident in its THC concentration, which peaks at 26%. The intoxicating high of Blueberry is characterized by its relaxing and euphoric nature. The high initially begins with a long-lasting burst of euphoric energy, resulting in a happy, giggly and focused high that is great for social-settings and day-time usage. When used in greater concentration or volume, Blueberry can induce users into a heavy, unbreakable couch-lock.
When properly cultivated and grown under ideal circumstances or conditions, Blueberry is known to produce profoundly fascinating buds. Fluorescent green buds are abundantly covered in layers of resinous THC trichomes that envelop every calyx and leaf visible. What makes Blueberry so astounding is that this strain produces buds with what is described to be a “lavender blue” hue. The aroma of this strain is remarkably fruity and fragrant, with a taste that matches. Both the smell and flavour of Blueberry are very distinct and reminiscent of sweet blueberries and a hint of vanilla.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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In such a growing and experimental industry, science has made it possible for the creation of new strains to meet the unique demand of consumers. Hybrid strains are created when geneticists or growers cross-breed pure indica strains, sativa strains or other hybrid strains together to create a new plant, and they can lean towards either being indica dominant, sativa dominant or an equal 50/50 balance of its parentage. What is different about hybrid plants compared to indicas or sativas is that the range of effects are endless. Hybrid strains are very complex and can be bred to contain both sativa and indica characteristics, making them great for those looking for the best of both worlds, in a sense.