About Lemon Fire
Lemon Fire (also known as Lemonfire OG) is a well-balanced hybrid with a bold citrus flavor. Produced by Relentless Genetics, who have also created heavy indica Elmer’s Glue, Lemon Fire is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Fire OG. Besides a deeply fragrant smoke, it offers therapeutic relaxation. Lemon Fire’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 24%.
Once trimmed, flowers of Lemon Fire are distinguished by a solid spadelike formation and a medium to large size. The buds have the dense and tightly-packed structure characteristic of pure indicas. Their relatively small and narrow leaves are a mossy green and are twisted through with curly orange and yellow hairs -- which are actually pistils, structures meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants. Lemon Fire’s buds are capped off by crystalline trichomes that make them very sticky and difficult to break up by hand.Lemon Fire’s flowers give off a distinct citrus aroma that has some sour undertones passed on from grandparent strain Skunk #1. A closer inspection may also detect some astringent, ammonia-like notes. When these buds are broken apart or ground up, their skunky pungency intensifies. Lemon Fire gives off a thick and potentially harsh smoke when burnt in a pipe or a joint; it may tickle the palate and cause eyes to water. On the exhale, this smoke leaves behind a mouth-puckering lemon flavor.
The high from Lemon Fire takes hold quickly, hitting users with simultaneous physical and mental stimulation. Soon after toking, consumers are struck by a palpable head rush that may come with a constricted sensation around the forehead and temples. Some smokers also describe flushing in the cheeks and an increase in salivation. Soon after these tics subside, users find themselves sunk into a state of relaxation, with some newfound heaviness in the core and limbs. In its early stages at least, this body high isn’t typically enough to derail a busy agenda, leaving smokers free to get through a to-do list. As time passes or as dosage is increased, though, be wary of plans that involve leaving the house; once Lemon Fire’s couchlock sets in, binge-watching may be the only project you’re willing to undertake.
Around the same time that this strain confers thorough relaxation, it also sparks a change in users’ ways of thinking. Certain ideas or concepts that might not otherwise have seemed interesting may take on a new intensity and can send the smoker’s train of thought careening off on a course of free associations. This cerebral mindest may allow for concentration on detailed, work-related tasks. Alternatively, it can open up new pathways of creative thinking for those working on open-ended artistic endeavors. In social settings, Lemon Fire’s mental acuity can spark easy conversation, even when shared with relative strangers. Because of its dynamic high, Lemon Fire is appropriate for consumption at any time of day -- although its initially energetic properties mean that you may not want to enjoy it just before bed.
Lemon Fire’s far-reaching effects can have several benefits for medical cannabis patients as well. Its cerebral quality can allow those with attention deficit disorders to focus on single tasks. Additionally, its tendency to improve mood may temporarily alleviate the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, Lemon Fire can serve as an analgesic for chronic, disease-related pain, as well as for minor irritations like headaches or cramps. It may also bring about the munchies, augmenting appetite for those who have lost it to disease or to invasive treatments like chemotherapy. Because its buzzy mental properties can turn into paranoia in the wrong set and setting, Lemon Fire is not recommended for patients who have a low THC tolerance or who are prone to panic.
Fortunately for home growers, Relentless has made seeds of Lemon Fire available for purchase online. Once obtained, the strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success requires a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. True to their sativa roots, plants can grow quite tall and branchy and indoor gardeners may need to occasionally prune their crops in order to maintain a manageable height. Lemon Fire reaches maturity within 9 to 10 weeks. Finally, Lemon Fire can be a particularly pungent grow; indoor gardeners trying to stay discreet may want to invest in odor control measures like carbon exhaust fans.
Lemon Fire’s ideal balance of effects make it an ideal smoke for indica and sativa lovers alike. Its unique flavor also makes it of some interest to terpene lovers.