About Lodi Dodi
Lodi Dodi is a mysterious, sativa-dominant hybrid with a uniquely sweet flavor and well-balanced, therapeutic high. It is the creation of Smokey Point Productions, a group of Washington state-based breeders who supply area dispensaries with strains like Dirty Girl. Although Lodi Dodi’s genetics are kept proprietary by Smokey Point, it is known to impart a creative, thoughtful high. This strain’s name may be a reference to the 1993 Snoop Dogg single Lodi Dodi (which itself may refer to the Central Californian city of Lodi). Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured Lodi Dodi’s potency at between 13% and a staggering 28% THC.
Flowers of Lodi Dodi are marked by small to medium-sized nuggets of moss green flowers threaded through with rust-colored pistils. Their loose bud structure is more sativa than indica, with soft and fluffy leaves tearing relatively easily off of their central stems. A high volume of trichomes covers the flowers, giving them a white sheen and making them hard to break up without the user of a grinder. When properly cured, Lodi Dodi’s flowers have a distinctly tropical aroma, redolent of pineapple, melons, and flowers. Notes of rich pine are evident as well. Breaking open or grinding the buds gives off some chemical, Diesel-like notes. When combusted, this strain gives off a harsh smoke that may sting the sinuses and induce coughing. On the exhale, Lodi Dodi has a dynamically sweet taste with hints of honey and undercut by a skunky, fuel-like tang.
Lodi Dodi’s high comes on quickly, making its presence known with a pressure behind the eyes and temples. As they acclimate to this new sensation, users will find that their thoughts flow more easily, often jumping from one to the next. In the right set and setting, this cerebral trip can be a great aid in creative thinking or in analytical problem solving. Lodi Dodi’s thoughtfulness is also accompanied by an easygoing and clearheaded euphoria, allowing for mellow and free-flowing conversation with friends. As the high wears on, a warm feeling of physical relaxation spreads through the core and the limbs, grounding out the initial head high and possibly inspiring smokers to seek refuge in the closest comfortable surroundings. The eventual combination of mental and physical effects makes this strain a great way to enhance activities that involve both mind and body -- including, but not limited to, exercise and sex. Lodi Dodi’s versatility makes it appropriate for use at any time of day, although smokers should be warned that as dosage is increased, so is the likelihood of couchlock.
Lodi Dodi’s medical effects are also wide-ranging. It can make aches and pains more bearable, whether they’re temporary, as due to minor injuries, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties also make this strain an effective analgesic for headaches and stomach pain. Psychologically speaking, Lodi Dodi’s mood-enhancing effects can make the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety more bearable. Its long-term lucidity and focus can also aid concentration for patients with attention deficit disorders.
Just as they have kept Lodi Dodi’s genes a secret, Smokey Point has also not released seeds of the strain for commercial sale. As such, those looking to grow this fruity variety will need obtain clippings of a mature, healthy plant in order to grow genetically-identical clones. It can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor growing calls for semi-humid climates with daytime temperatures in the 72 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range. There is limited information available on ideal cultivation of this strain; however, Lodi Dodi’s sativa character, along with its tropical, possibly Hawaiian genetics, implies tall, spindly plants that may need to be pruned and trimmed early on in the vegetative stage in order to keep their height manageable in indoor growing operations. After the long and painstaking growing process is complete, growers should also take the time to properly cure their harvested buds to preserve their flavor and psychoactivity.
A hit in a wide variety of settings, this strain’s signature aroma is sure to turn heads at parties. If you’re planning on bringing a joint of Lodi Dodi to enjoy when you’re out with friends, make sure you bring enough for everyone.