Haoma is an interesting Indica-dominant hybrid strain named after a sacred plant in the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. The real Haoma plant is still used today in some places in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent as a psychoactive hallucinogenic drug. This strain was first bred by The House of the Great Gardener, who bred the strain with medical cannabis patients in mind. The first of the two strains used to create Haoma was an Afghani landrace strain the company would go on to rebrand as GG1(Great Gardener, not Gorilla Glue!). The second strain was Mendocino Purps, also known as “The Purps.” This strain is great for users who don’t like feeling too high but do enjoy a bit of a heady buzz, as the strain contains a THC:CBD ratio on average of 3:1.
These flowers look like cute little grapes on a vine, as they often present as firm and dense round little nuggets of purple and blue. These buds are often accented with orange and brown hairs and a thick coating of white and off-white trichomes. This bud’s fragrance is quite addictive, as many users have reported not being able to get enough of this bud’s mix of sweet fruit, citrus, and damp earth. Although this may not sound like it smells good at first, the smell will bait you in faster than a worm on a hook. These delightful smells often carry over into the flavor of the smoke produced by the bud. Users have reported a myriad of flavors in the smoke from Haoma, including a bit of herbs mixed with berries and fruit.
Although the THC count on this bud is nothing to write home about, the effects of Haoma’s high can prove to be quite powerful if you’re caught unaware. When used in large quantities, this strain has reportedly caused incredibly potent cases of couch lock, and is even recommended for some who suffer from severe insomnia. This strain is the ideal “gentle” high, that doesn’t take users for an incredible trip through the atmos inside their mind. The high begins by uplifting your spirits and delivering a sensational buzzing to your muscles.
Most people feel incredibly social, happy, and giggly after hitting on just a bit of this bud, as the CBD and THC work to remove your negative thoughts and mood. This strain has been known to leave users in a state of utter and complete relaxation without the heavy and often overwhelming effects of more powerful strains. Haoma is recommended for beginner medical patients and recreational smokers alike as the effects are not only good, but they serve as a good indicator for how much flower someone can actually handle.