Cannalope Haze: Quick Overview
Cannalope Haze is the tropical vacation of the Haze family. This addition provides the distinct fruity, melon flavor the strain is known for, along with some of the additional uplift, and the end result is a sensory cruise that’s a serious party—followed by a cannabis knockout.
Type: 95:05 sativa-dominant hybrid
THC Level: Can be over 28%, 20% average
Effects: Happy, uplifted, energetic, euphoric, relaxed
Smell and Flavor Profile: Sweet, pungent, earthy, fruity, melon, tropical, citrus
Grow Difficulty: Intermediate
Cannalope Haze Strain Benefits/Effects
Cannalope Haze cannabis is one of those sneaky strains. It seems like it should be nothing but pure energy, and for a while, it is. But for whatever reason, those sedative effects that can be so slow to hit you can end up hitting hard. That plus incredibly high THC levels make Cannalope Haze a potent cannabis strain for beginners.
Cannalope Haze is a 95%/05% sativa-dominant hybrid strain that creates an uplifting, happy, euphoric vibe and a powerful surge of mental energy and a buzzy head high. With high THC levels like this, it’s not surprising that many people use Cannalope Haze as a medical marijuana strain: THC levels hover between 16 and 28%, with an average THC content of 20%.
With these levels of THC, Cannalope Haze is inescapably potent, and it hits hard. Especially for the inexperienced smoker, the effects of Cannalope Haze can be overwhelming.
But they can also be amazing, with a strong sense of euphoria, a buzzing high, and a lasting surge of mental alertness, followed by a narcotic-like effect that doesn’t kill the uplifted mood. It’s a unique experience all around, and one worth having, especially for experienced users who love a good cerebral high.
Still, don’t be surprised by the physical effects and body buzz you’re feeling with Cannalope Haze. And whether or not it’s only 5% indica, you will likely end up feeling sleepy as that mental high fades. What better way to round out an active night of head high energy than with a good, solid night of sleep? Perfection.
To us, it’s not just that delightful, tropical smell and flavor that makes Cannalope Haze feel like the Caribbean cruise of the Haze family. It’s that welcome couch-lock and solid night of sleep after a totally uplifted day and evening that it gets you. That kind of total R&R vibe you usually only get when you’re getting away—that’s what we love about Cannalope Haze.
Cannalope Haze Medical Benefits
On the mental health side, smoking Cannalope Haze can produce feelings of euphoria and happiness, and many users consider it a very uplifting strain. For this reason, Cannalope Haze is useful for medical marijuana patients hoping to treat anxiety, stress, and some mood disorders such as depression.
Physically, Cannalope Haze has many useful medical applications. The Cannalope Haze strain can help treat pain, including migraines, glaucoma, muscular pains, and other chronic pain. Cannalope Haze also stimulates the appetite, so some users feel it helps treat eating disorders and nausea. Finally, some medical marijuana patients use Cannalope Haze to manage some symptoms of diabetes.
(Remember, especially when trying a cannabis strain as potent as Cannalope Haze, there is no substitute for real medical advice from your healthcare professional.)
Cannalope Haze Taste and Smell
Cannalope Haze is famous for the scent of its buds, which are very sweet-smelling, and inescapably like a sour melon fruit aroma. The overall effect when you catch a whiff of Cannalope Haze is of the melon, overlaying a pungent, earthy, fruity, sweet bouquet of herbal notes.
A real heavy-hitter, these buds taste like a classic Haze strain, plus sweet and sour melons, pine, and citrus. It’s a truly refreshing tropical blast of flavor, smooth and delicious—although with these THC levels that refreshing sensation doesn’t always last, giving way to cottonmouth.
Cannalope Haze Cannabinoid/Terpene Profile
The Cannalope Haze strain has an average THC content on average of 20%, with phenotypes ranging from 18% to 28%. Like other strong strains, Cannalope Haze tends to have a higher ratio of THC to CBD, so it has very high THC levels, but not much CBD—usually not over 1%. Given that minor cannabinoids such as CBN are not usually found in abundance in Cannalope Haze, expect some of the classic high THC side effects, such as dry mouth and dry eyes.
Cannalope Haze is rich in the terpenes Myrcene and Caryophyllene, with smaller amounts of Limonene and Pinene.
Myrcene is known for soothing, herbal mood benefits but also boasts antimutagenic or anti-cancer effects. Like many other terpenes, myrcene also has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving qualities and also serves as a sedative.
Caryophyllene is an antioxidant and a pain-relieving anti-inflammatory agent. It can also treat stress and anxiety.
Limonene produces uplifting, energizing effects that benefit the mood, and many medical marijuana patients use strains with limonene to treat chronic stress and anxiety. Limonene also acts as an antifungal and an antibacterial, and improves digestion.
Pinene may help prevent the impairment of short-term memory—a common side effect of THC. Pinene also produces anti-anxiety effects and bronchodilator benefits, easing breathing difficulties.
Cannalope Haze History and Genetics
A near pure sativa, Cannalope Haze was created by the DNA Genetics in Amsterdam. They made the Haze Brothers Original Haze strain—a product of four landrace sativa strains—even landracier by breeding in a Mexican landrace from Michoacan, Mexico. It’s this Mexican sativa strain that lends Cannalope Haze its namesake sour melon flavor.
If You Love Cannalope Haze Marijuana, Try These Strains
If you love the happy energy and serious high you get from Jet Fuel or Sour Diesel, but you love a sweet, tropical flavor, Cannalope Haze is a great strain. Or maybe you love to get giggly and happy with Cherry Skunk or Mandarin Cookies when you get social, but you’re more into a Haze creativity edge with that social hour? Reach for Cannalope Haze.
And if you love to unwind with a body high from Pink Kush or White Fire OG (WiFi OG) but you’re hoping for some uplifted, social energy first, enjoy that plus some tasty melon and floral flavor with Cannalope Haze.
Growing the Cannalope Haze Strain
Disclaimer: If you’re a first-time grower, let’s just say that Cannalope Haze cannabis seeds are not recommended for you. This is a strain that demands a certain level of growing experience and knowledge to cultivate successfully, at least solo.
In appearance, Cannalope Haze is similar to the Original Haze strain, with a forest green color. The main difference here is its darker red pistils. And unlike many other Haze strains, Cannalope Haze is less tall and gangly, and more compact. A fine coating of trichomes can also be seen on many crops.
Despite the challenges, Cannalope Haze can be grown indoors or outdoors, although it is more likely to thrive inside. Due to the bud structure of the Cannalope Haze plant, it typically benefits from using the Sea of Green method (SOG method), which results in an early harvest after forcing younger flowering.
Cannalope Haze plants grown in a Sea of Green should only be left for two weeks in the vegetative period. This means the flowering period should be 8 to 9 weeks. At that point, you can expect at harvest of around 16 ounces per square meter, on average.
In warm, tropical and Mediterranean climates, the Cannalope Haze strain can also thrive outdoors. Flowering time usually ends in mid to late October, with an ample yield of at least 20 ounces per plant on average.
If you’re up for the work, this award-winning strain is worth the effort. It generates a hefty coat of resin on those psychoactive nugs, and that coupled with the delicious, smooth, fruity taste make Cannalope Haze perfect for producing concentrates. This strain flowers fast, and sativa lovers and those seeking out medicinal strains and sweet flavor alike will want more and more of this strain.