Hempstar is an incredibly Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis with an interesting past. This strain was originally developed by Dutch Pasion Seeds during a passion project with the intention to salute the international hemp movement with a signature strain. The original genetics behind Hempstar was a three-way cross between Skunk, Oasis, and Haze. After some time and the assumed loss of some of the genetics, this strain was rebranded by Dutch Passion Seeds as Brainstorm with the genetic parentage of Northern Lights #5 and Haze. This strain is truly a star and is sure to light you up with its potent effects and an average THC level of 24%.
Unlike most Sativa hybrids, this strain’s nugs are often incredibly tight and dense, often taking on dark green hues. Depending on the grow, this bud is also known to contain deep purple hues and bright red hairs. Users also report a sticky coating of off-white trichomes covering the flower. Despite its heritage, many report this bud smelling fruity and completely unlike its parent strains. It tastes much the same, with more earthy hints added.
Right out of the gate Hempstar starts off strong. This bud completely overpowers what little sense of self-control you had almost immediately after your first hit. As you cede control of your body and mind to the high, you feel yourself becoming relaxed and uplifted. You will likely receive a boost in creative energy, and find yourself picking up the guitar and strumming along randomly or firing up the Xbox. Many find themselves falling into the self-indulgent trap laid by Hempstar wherein users do nothing but relax and take some time for themselves for once.
This strain is adored by both recreational and medical users alike because of its potent effects and high THC levels. Whether or not you receive the bud under the Brainstorm or Hempstar name, expect the high from the flower to typically last a few hours. As such, it is not recommended for day time use, as it could take some time to break out of its lazy spell. Many users who return to this strain time and time again do so because its social and energetic cerebral high leaves them mentally stimulated while also relaxing them without sedating them. Hempstar is great for socializing with your friends in person or over online chat, as you’ll also likely get really chatty and giggly.