About Orange Dream
Not to be confused with Tangerine Dream, Orange Dream is a flavorful hybrid with a dynamic flavor profile. A cross between Orange Crush and the mega-popular Blue Dream, Orange Dream brings visually impressive flowers and a potent, long-lasting high. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 18%.
Orange Dream catches the eye right away with its large, well-formed flowers. These sticky columns flare out at their edges, creating chunky, flame-like shapes. They also maintain the solidly-packed internal structure characteristic of indica-dominant varieties. The small, wide leaves are a mossy green and, appropriately enough, are intertwined with vibrant orange hairs (which are actually pistils, reproductive structures meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Finally, these impressive flowers are capped off by a frosting of translucent white trichomes.
When properly cured, Orange Dream’s flowers have a creamsicle-like scent that blends pungent citrus with vanilla. A second whiff may also pick up on some fruity notes of peach. When it is broken apart or ground up, meanwhile, Orange Dream can give off more of a grassy, herbal aroma. When burnt, these flowers give off a strikingly smooth and easily ingested smoke; this smoke tastes like sweet citrus on the exhale.
Orange Dream begins to affect the consumer fairly quickly, exerting a head rush within about five minutes of consumption. Early signs of its action include a feeling of constriction around the temples and lower forehead as well as some possible flushing in the cheeks. As they become accustomed to these strange tics, smokers may find that their thoughts have taken on an elevated, more fast-paced quality. Ideas may occur in rapid succession or may seem to take on a new intensity. This kind of laser-focused thinking can enable work on complicated tasks; it may also open up avenues of creative inspiration for those working on artistic projects or on brainstorming sessions. In some cases, Orange Dream’s head high may manifest as a trippy kind of sensory distortion in which certain visual and auditory stimuli may be slightly warped. Those who are so inclined can amplify these psychedelic properties by indulging in a favorite album or a spacey, atmospheric movie.
After about an hour (or sooner, if intake is increased), Orange Dream’s bodily properties become more apparent. A tingle of relaxation may roll down the neck and spread outward through the core and limbs, relieving any knots of muscular tensions and allowing for deep, restorative breathing. Fortunately for those looking to remain productive, however, Orange Dream’s initial feelings of focus persist even as its physical effects become progressively sedative. Because of its slow decline into sleepiness, Orange Dream is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon or early evening.
This strain’s laid-back vibes can have several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. Its early tuned-in effects can aid concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Its generally upbeat mood may also temporarily improve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physical benefits include relief from chronic aches and pains as well as from minor irritations like headaches and cramps. In properly relaxed conditions, Orange Dream can even lead to a deep, restful sleep, making it a viable treatment for insomnia. Because its early cerebral effects come with some risk of paranoia, Orange Dream is not recommended for patients who have a low THC tolerance or who are predisposed to panic.
Those looking to grow this flavorful bud at home must obtain clippings to grow clones, as seed are not available online. Orange Dream can be successfully cultivated indoors or out, although best outdoor results depend on a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. The strain’s indica-influenced buds imply that its plants have a short, bushy stature as well as a short flowering time of about 8 to 9 weeks.
An excellent choice for indica fans who don’t want to lose their mental edge, Orange Dream is a delicious, fragrant smoke. If you break it out in public, be sure to bring enough to go around, as its citrus tang is sure to turn some heads.