About Blue Nightmare
Blue Nightmare is a bold, pleasantly-flavored indica hybrid that’s anything but nightmarish. Created by producers RNM Flowers, it’s a cross between perennial favorite Blue Dream and Tahoe OG. If smoker’s aren’t won over by this strain’s robust berry flavor, they will be by its floaty, psychedelic body high. Blue Nightmare’s THC content has been measured at between a solid 16% and a whopping 26%.
Blue Nightmare impresses with large flowers that are long and cylindrical in shape. The buds hold together in the dense, solidly-packed structure more typical of indica varieties. Leaves are a pale sage green and are set off by vibrant orange pistils. Some phenotypes of Blue Nightmare are also marked by patches of deep blue and purple; these colors come about when anthocyanin pigments in the strain’s genetics are stimulated by colder than average weather during the growing process. Translucent white trichomes cover the inner and outer surfaces of these chunky buds, giving them a very resinous texture.
When properly cured, Blue Nightmare combines the fruity and piney aromas of Blue Dream and Tahoe OG, respectively. A faint berry tang hangs on top while hints of sage and grass lurk underneath, likely passed on from grandparent strain Haze. The strain’s OG roots come through when flowers are ground up or broken open. When combusted, Blue Nightmare gives off an acrid smoke that may tickle the sinuses and induce coughing. This smoke tastes of blueberry and spice on the exhale. Consumers trying to be discreet should keep in mind that Blue Nightmare can be a particularly pungent smoke. Notably, this strain has no discernible grape flavors despite its often purple leaves -- this is because while the bud’s color is determined by pigmentation, its aroma is dictated by separate chemical compounds, called terpenes.
Blue Nightmare takes effect quickly for an indica, making its presence felt before smokers have even finished coughing. The user may notice a suddenly weighty feeling in core and limbs, along with an increased capacity for deep breathing. Some mental effects are present as well in the form of sensory enhancement. This strain can have a trippy edge, with visual and even auditory distortions. Contrary to its ominous name, though, Blue Nightmare soon leads to a positive uptick in mood. This strain’s pleasant, dreamy effects can lend themselves to surges in creativity as well as giddy, free-flowing conversation. Don’t plan on focusing or achieving productivity with this hybrid, though, as it is more likely to leave you mentally foggy. As the high wears on or as dosage is increased, Blue Nightmare may make users melt into their overall surroundings and eventually fall asleep. As such, this strain is best enjoyed at night.
Blue Nightmare may have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its sedation can soothe deep-seated aches and pains while its anti-inflammatory properties may alleviate headaches or indigestion. This strain’s euphoria can also temporarily numb the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. As noted, it can also counteract insomnia under the right circumstances. Because it lacks any cerebral intensity, Blue Nightmare may be a good option for those who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
RNM Flowers has not made seeds of Blue Nightmare available for commercial sale. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature plants of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” It can be cultivated indoors or out, although outdoor growing requires a warm, semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range. Those looking to bring out Blue Nightmare’s full indigo bag appeal should expose their crops to cold (but not freezing) nighttime temperatures just before flowering begins. Finally, just as it is a pungent smoke, Blue Nightmare may be a pungent grow and those looking to keep their operations under wraps should invest in odor control measures like exhaust fans or carbon air filters.
Somewhat difficult to come by in commercial settings, Blue Nightmare is worth grabbing if it’s ever spotted in dispensaries. Its hazy, mellow high lends itself to a wide range of activities, from lounging in the park with friends to spending an evening unwinding at home.