BY ANNE CRUZ
Seeking the ideal daytime high involves striking a delicate balance between feeling buzzed and relaxed — you want to be energetic without tipping into wired and chill without being couch locked. Enter Blue Lemon Thai, a sativa dominant strain from Flow Kana. It’s a fantastic mood booster while also easing social anxiety (for whenever we can socialize again). Sourced from small, independent farmers in Northern California, this top-notch, quality flower is made for someone who wants to have a productive yet happy day.
What kind of high should I expect?
Blue Lemon Thai is likely to give you an energized and productive buzz. With a THC content of 23%, it’d qualify as high potency but it really depends on your tolerance. You’ll feel a heady high that’ll inspire you to check off items on your to-do list. But don’t worry about paranoia and anxiety: It’s not so in-your-head that your mind races out of control.
What are the terpenes and what are they good for?
The dominant terpenes in this strain are pinene and myrcene, which give it its soothing effects and earthy, fruity taste. Pinene, as its name suggests, is found in pine trees, rosemary, and basil and contributes grassy notes to cannabis strains. The benefits of pinene include alleviating anxiety, helping your brain combat short term memory loss, and potentially helping those with respiratory issues by opening up lung passages.
Myrcene, the other dominant terpene in this strain, is found in plants such lemongrass and mango and thyme. Like pinene, myrcene has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It can also help you relax and unwind— more studies are needed to prove its efficacy for pain relief or as a sleep aid, but ingredients with this terpene have been used in traditional medicines to help with pain and sleep for centuries.
So what should I use this strain for?
Blue Lemon Thai is a great choice for daytime — it’ll perk you up and elevate your mood. This strain is also ideal for social situations such as concerts or parties, places where you want to feel upbeat and loose while still being able to hold a conversation.
What are the downsides?
Some may experience minor side effects like dry mouth or dry eyes while using this strain. Blue Lemon Thai packs a hefty punch, so it might not be the best choice if you’re new to cannabis or have a low tolerance. And, as with any sativa-dominant hybrid, you might experience a bit of jitteriness if you are sensitive to its energizing effects.
Interested in trying out Blue Lemon Thai? Buy it here: Flow Kana Blue Lemon Thai, $32