About Blue Boy
Blue Boy is a thoughtful, sativa-leaning hybrid crafted from the crowd-pleasing genetics of Blue Dream and Northern Lights #5. This potent strain comes to us from Washington state and offers an active, creative high with a sweet and fruity taste to boot. There’s nothing “little” about this boy blue -- although Blue Boy’s psychoactivity has been measured as low as 11% THC, it can reach levels as high as 27%.
Blue Boy’s flowers mark this strain as more of a full-grown man than a boy. The impressive buds are large and solidly-packed, with a pronounced conical shape that underscores the similarities between cannabis and its flavorful cousin plant, hops. The leaves are a bright shade of spring green and are threaded through with contrasting rust-colored pistils. Notably, phenotypes of Blue Boy do not often display the blue and purple hues famously associated with parent strain Blue Dream. Glistening trichomes coat Blue Boy’s flowers, accounting for their potency and making them very sticky when properly cured.
Berry is the primary scent that wafts up from flowers of Blue Boy, although there’s an undeniable citrus character hiding underneath as well. The powerfully sweet aroma is also grounded by a hint of pine. Breaking or grinding up the buds, meanwhile, gives off some rich and spicy herbal notes, likely passed on from Northern Lights. Don’t be fooled by Blue Boy’s agreeable aroma, though -- when combusted, it gives off a sharp, acrid smoke that can sting the palate and make sensitive eyes water. This strain finishes with some minty, herbal notes on the exhale.
Blue Boy works slowly, sometimes taking as much as 15 minutes after users have finished savoring its delectable taste before it makes itself known. At first, the high emerges as a mounting pressure around the eyes and sinuses, often leading to red eye; those looking to keep their consumption discreet should keep a pair of eye drops handy. As it takes hold, Blue Boy works on the mind, triggering a kind of rapid-fire associative thinking that, in the right set and setting, lends itself to stimulating conversation or probing solo thought experiments. In more unnerving surroundings, though, Blue Boy can veer into disorienting “mind race” territory. Ideally, smokers will acclimate to Blue Boy’s fast-paced high and apply it to a variety of situations -- it’s great for spending quality time with friends and can be a valuable aid in working through a pesky to-do list. As the high wears on, a mellow physical feeling creeps in, which feels more like a tingle than the full-on body melt that can come with pure indicas. Because its effects are more energizing than relaxing, Blue Boy is a great choice for waking-and-baking. It can be used at any other time of day, although consuming just before bed may leave users wired and restless.
Blue Boy can have both mental and somatic applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its productive and motivational vibes may be of some use to those with mild to moderate stress and depression, helping them to live more presently and to spend time “in the moment.” Its sustained sense of focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on single tasks. Physiologically, Blue Boy can dull aches and pains, whether they’re temporary or chronic. It may also relieve the painful intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. Because its sativa onset may lead to some degree of anxiety or paranoia, Blue Boy is not recommended for those who are prone to panic.
No large-scale commercial cannabis breeders have made seeds of Blue Boy available for sale. As such, those looking to cultivate the strain at home must obtain clippings from a reputable grower in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Although there is little information available on best practices for raising a Blue Boy crop, we do know that, like many hybrids, it can be grown indoors or in warm, humid climates outdoors. We also know that both parent strains offer an above-average yield when mature, with Blue Dream giving up as much as 56 grams (2 ounces) per square foot of plant.
Hybrid fans should jump at the chance to sample a bowl of Blue Boy. Its energy and pleasant physical sensations show off the best of both sativa and indica genetics. It can be a great accompaniment for hiking or video games. Blue Boy also acts as a very good social lubricant and is certain to attract some attention at parties with its fruity, dynamic aroma.