About Blue Monster
Blue Monster is a knockout indica-leaning hybrid with a complex genetic background. This strain is derived from G13, Blueberry, Northern Lights, and a Mexican landrace. Created by UK-based Goldenseed Company, the purveyors of Jack Frost, this strain offers both a bold, memorable aroma and a pervasive body high, sure to appeal to cannabis newcomers and veterans alike. Blue Monster’s THC levels have been measured at between 15% and 23%.
Blue Monster is marked by flowers that are medium to large in size. These buds tend to have chunky, irregular shapes, ranging from roughly spherical in shape to elongated and slightly tapered. Their structure is characteristically indica, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green; sometimes, phenotypes of the strain even boast shades of dark blue and purple. These latter hues are the result of pigments called anthocyanins that ca produce blue and purple colors when stimulated by cold weather in the growing process. Finally, cloudy white trichomes make these colorful flowers even more eye-catching and account for their high THC levels.
The prominent scent wafting up from cured buds of Blue Monster is that of fresh blueberry. On closer inspection, there’s also an astringent, chemical tang, somewhat like ammonia or cat urine. Grinding up the dense buds releases some pungent fumes of diesel. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Blue Monster burns with a harsh, acrid smoke that may trigger a coughing fit. This smoke tastes like sweet and sour berries on the exhale.
Blue Monster offers a creeper of a high that may take a while after smokers have ingested its thick smoke to begin revealing itself. Initial effects may include heaviness in the head and a throbbing around the eyes and temples. Soon after these symptoms subside, though, smokers may detect some changes in their sensory perception, ranging from a slight intensification of sights and sounds to a trippy feeling of time dilation. Such psychedelic properties can be amplified even more by turning on some moody music or a visually-engaging film. Blue Monster is not known to bring about deep bouts of intense, analytic thinking. As such, this may not be the best strain to toke on before beginning work on complicated tasks. Instead, Blue Monster exerts a deep relaxation, helping to soothe bodily tension and to temporarily distract from mental preoccupations. This strain’s physical sedation can be so strong that it may even bring about some anxiety and disorientation for consumers with a low THC tolerance. In the right set and setting, though, Blue Monster is just the thing for taking the edge off after a long day. It’s as enjoyable when savored alone as it is when shared with a few like-minded friends. If the dosage is increased, Blue Monster can even lull susceptible users to sleep. It should go without saying, then, that this bud is best reserved for enjoyment after dark.
Blue Monster’s subdued qualities can have some applications for medical cannabis patients as well. It can temporarily improve the troubling symptoms of stress and depression. It can also soothe physical pain, whether it’s chronic and disease-related or more minor, like headaches and indigestion. As noted, Blue Monster can also counteract insomnia in large enough doses. Because its body high can be especially strong and disorienting or depersonalizing, those who are prone to panic should consume this strain with some caution.
Seeds of Blue Monster are available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow short and bushy with strong lateral branching and can be easily accommodated indoors. Growers who want to bring out the strain’s trademark purple hues should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures that are between 10 and 15 degrees below average just before flowering begins. Blue Monster flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors and is ready for harvest in late September through early October when grown outdoors. The strain’s high yields may require staked supports like wooden dowels to prevent overburdened branches from drooping.
Despite its name, there’s nothing, especially intimidating bout this full-flavored bud. If anything, its likely to scare monsters away from under beds and inside closets, granting a peaceful sleep.