Blue Haze: Quick Overview
Blue Haze, sometimes called Blueberry Haze, is the award-winning pairing of Blueberry and the Original Haze strain. This sativa-dominant hybrid uplifts as it calms, relaxes, and soothes, and with THC levels of up to 24%, it is highly potent. It’s the perfect reliever of anxiety and chronic pain, and your ticket to a floral, fruity sense of total peace.
Type: 80:20 sativa-dominant hybrid
THC Level: Can be over 24%, 20% average
Effects: Happy, uplifted, relaxed, euphoric, creative
Smell and Flavor Profile: Earthy, fruity, sweet, berry, herbal, spicy, blueberry
Grow Difficulty: Hard
Blue Haze Strain Benefits/Effects
Some strains just stay on top for a reason, over the years. Names like Kush, Diesel—and yes, Haze and Blueberry—are pretty well known to anyone who loves cannabis.
It’s not just name recognition. These strains are popular and well-loved around the world thanks to amazing effects, complex aromatics, notable flavor profiles, and an all-around delightful high.
It’s not a leap to imagine that crossing two of these legends will create a serious fan favorite, and that is what happened when the Blue Haze strain was created by crossing Blueberry with the award-winning Original Haze strain. Blue itself is an award winner these days, packing traditional Haze effects plus a sweet, fruity, berry flavor profile.
Blue Haze is a 80%/20% sativa-dominant hybrid strain—although you will see indica-dominant versions, often bred from Blueberry and Super Silver Haze, in dispensaries. The predominant form of Blue Haze, though, is the sativa-leaning version that provides more classic yet moderated Haze effects, such as a euphoric energy and a steady, manageable flow of happy mental alertness. Blue Haze is an effective medical marijuana strain, with high THC levels between 18% and 24%, and THC content of 20% on average.
Blue Haze brings the potency, but with a fairly gentle cerebral high. It won’t overwhelm your mind with racing thoughts or panic, unlike so many sativa strains. This is the moderating effect of Blueberry setting in, along with a nice physical high and body buzz that help you release the burden of tension you’re carrying.
This pleasant blend of physical effects in the body and head high benefits is just why hybrids were created, and what Blue Haze is known for. Especially in small doses, it’s an excellent strain for relieving social anxiety, relaxing and uplifting the mood, and enabling users to tackle social situations without feeling paranoid, too stoned, or falling into a couch-lock vibe.
Like with so many other strains in the family of Haze genetics, many users describe a burst of creativity with Blue Haze. Along with the energy and motivation this strain has to offer, this feeling of creative and artistic inspiration makes Blue Haze a popular strain among artists.
Here is a great review of the Blue Haze strain (though we usually know Blue Haze to be a sativa-dominant strain, this reviewer talks about a lot of indica-heavy effects):
Blue Haze Medical Benefits
[Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. If you want medical advice, please ask a healthcare professional.]
Medical marijuana patients report many great applications for Blue Haze. A balanced suite of effects plus a lack of sedation at most doses means Blue Haze is a popular medical cannabis choice.
Many users report that Blue Haze helps them survive stress-inducing events more readily and manage symptoms of anxiety and chronic stress. Blue Haze can help some users treat acute feelings of panic and PTSD, and help stay grounded in the current time, feeling more uplifted and relaxed.
For people with chronic pain, muscle aches, nerve pain, migraines, and similar medical conditions, Blue Haze can significantly reduce symptoms without knocking you out. Blue Haze can also reduce inflammation, which can in turn help treat problems it causes, including pain.
In larger doses, Blue Haze might leave you feeling a little tired—and for people with insomnia, that’s good news. Coupled with more relaxed muscles and a pain relieving effect, don’t be surprised if sleep comes easier.
Blue Haze Taste and Smell
If you are a fan of Haze strains and blueberry, this is going to be your dream strain. Even if you simply know enough about cannabis to anticipate how this strain smells based on its heritage, you’re in for a treat, because the Blue Haze marijuana strain absolutely delivers.
The first thing that hits you off a jar of Blue Haze buds is a powerful aroma of spiced berries with complex, earthy undertones. And although the Blueberry is unmistakable, there are also the many subtle, spicy, earthy notes lying just underneath the hints of sweet fruit, like a forest fresh with rain.
Grinding up the nugs, you’ll be hit with a musky, skunky symphony of spice and warm herbal and sweet smells that suggest you’re about to warm yourself up from the inside out. In short, this is a fabulous smelling strain that almost anyone will love even before smoking it.
Even a novice will love Blue Haze smoke, which is smooth and sweet. It hits you hard without leaving you coughing and gasping, and tastes like freshly baked blueberry muffins with a cup of spicy chai latte on the side.
Blue Haze is the one you reach for to warm up on a cold morning, or re-energize yourself slowly. That blueberry and spice aftertaste lingers, and you’ll be glad it does. It’s among the best tasting and smelling strains in the world of cannabis.
Blue Haze Cannabinoid/Terpene Profile
The Blue Haze strain has an average THC content on average of 20%, with phenotypes ranging from 18% to 24%. Blue Haze also typically carries notable levels of CBD, up to 0.6%. Other minor cannabinoids such as CBG, CBD, CBN, and CBC are sometimes detectable. The presence of these minor cannabinoids helps it succeed as a medical strain, and are likely to offset some of the classic high THC side effects you might otherwise experience, such as dry eyes and dry mouth.
Blue Haze is rich in the terpenes Myrcene and Caryophyllene, with smaller amounts of Pinene and Humulene.
Myrcene, like other terpenes, has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, sedative, and pain-relieving qualities. Myrcene also boasts antimutagenic or anti-cancer qualities and soothing, herbal mood effects.
Caryophyllene is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that relieves pain. It can treat anxiety and stress, as well.
Pinene may help prevent a common THC side effect: short-term memory impairment. Pinene also helps ease breathing difficulties thanks to its bronchodilator benefits and has anti-anxiety effects.
Humulene can affect appetite, either to restore appetite or calm an overactive appetite. It is also a pain reliever.
Blue Haze History and Genetics
Blue Haze is the happy result of Homegrown Fantaseeds’ crossing two amazing parent strains. The indica legend Blueberry bred with the High Times Cannabis Cup Award winner, the Original Haze strain from the Haze brothers, is the powerful mashup behind Blue Haze cannabis.
If You Love Blue Haze Marijuana, Try These Strains
If you love the happy mood and energized feeling you get from Headband, Amnesia Haze, or Blue Dream, but you are an aroma and flavor chaser, Blue Haze is absolutely the best strain. Or maybe you’ve always been a fan of that fruity, citrus flavor you get from Lemon Skunk or Sour Tangie but you’re seeking out some creativity and social fuel in a way that only a Haze can deliver? Blue Haze is the one.
And if you love to relax with Blueberry Kush, Critical Mass, or Pie Face but you’re not into being done for the day, achieve relaxation without knocking yourself out—and get tons of flavor to boot—with Blue Haze.
Growing the Blue Haze Strain
Blue Haze is a well-named strain, even down to its looks, as it grows a gorgeous cannabis plant that practically glows with blue and purple color. This contrasts with its dark green base, and the plant as a whole is striking.
Blue Haze cannabis plants grow bushy rather than tall, and you can expect a significant yield from Blue Haze given its size, because this strain’s buds are incredibly dense and and packed tightly together. In fact, Blue Haze nugs are generally difficult to break apart without a grinder.
Blue Haze, despite all of its amazing qualities, is delicate and not world’s easiest strain to grow. It is very responsive to environmental factors such as weather changes, and is also highly sensitive to underfeeding, overfeeding, and really any changes in nutrients. Blue Haze also struggles to resist common garden pests and molds, so for all of these reasons, Blue Haze plants demand some experience when it comes to successful cultivation. This strain is not recommended for new growers.
Because of all of the issues described above, most cultivators keep Blue Haze inside. This doesn’t affect the yield very much, and allows for total control over the environment. And unlike many sativa-dominant strains, Blue Haze stays fairly bushy, lending itself to indoor growth.
Indoor flowering time for Blue Haze cannabis is between 8 and 10 weeks, and you can expect a yield of 14 to 22 ounces per square meter. Given the short growth cycle and the higher than average yield that Blue Haze plants deliver, this is an extremely rewarding strain from a grower’s perspective.
Outdoors, Blue Haze is ready for harvest at the end of October, and yields about 16 to 20 ounces per plant.
A note on temperature, color, and bag appeal. To reach full size and maturity, Blue Haze plants demand a daytime temperature of around 75 degrees. But to achieve the gorgeous and striking blue and purple coloring that makes Blue Haze famous and lends it so much bag appeal, growers need to subject plants to cold shocking.
If you are growing outside where there is a dramatic drop in temperature at night, you may not need to do anything. But indoor growers and those growing in warm climates should artificially recreate that kind of temperature drop to achieve cold shocking that that beautiful color. If you can’t, it won’t affect quality or yield—just appeal.