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About Poison Haze
Poison Haze is a menacingly-named sativa that builds on some very powerful genetics. The strain is a cross between African landrace Durban Poison and staple sativa Haze. It has a strong, citrus-tinged aroma and an illuminating mental high. Poison Haze’s THC content has been measured at levels from 19% to 24%.
Poison Haze is marked by medium-sized flowers that have an elongated, tapered shape. These flowers show off their sativa influence with long and wispy leaves that twist away from each other in a ragged fashion. These leaves are a pale shade of sage green and are twisted through with yellow and dark orange pistils. Finally, translucent, dewy-looking trichomes cover all visible surfaces of these flowers, giving them a slight sheen and making them very sticky to the touch.
Cured flowers of Poison Haze burst with the unmistakable scent of fresh orange. This citrus tang is undercut by some herbal, almost medicinal notes lurking underneath. Meanwhile, pulling apart or grinding up these fluffy buds yields some pungent fumes of diesel. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Poison Haze burns with a harsh smoke that may irritate the sinuses or palate with its acrid scent. On the exhale, this smoke has a slightly sour citrus flavor.
Unsurprisingly given its sativa lineage, Poison Haze begins working soon after consumers ingest its thick smoke. Sometimes before they’ve even finished coughing, smokers may be hit with a headrush and a feeling of pressure in the temples and around the eyes. As this sensation becomes more familiar, users may notice that their thoughts have taken on a more cerebral or elevated quality. Ideas or concepts that might not otherwise seem interesting may take on a new fascination. Similarly, a categorical and freely associative way of thinking may bring up unforeseen connections between seemingly unrelated topics. In this focused mindset, smokers may be able to plow through complicated work-related tasks, as well as to make progress on freewheeling creative projects. Alternatively, Poison Haze may provide a pleasant background buzz to make boring chores like laundry or dishes somewhat more tolerable.
Even as this high progresses, it tends not to be weighed down by physical effects. Instead, consumers may have an unabated feeling of energy that persists alongside the strain’s mental buzz. This upbeat feeling can be put to use by engaging in some moderate exercise or even by playing video or board games. Given the right set and setting (and the right company, of course), Poison Haze may even be a potent aphrodisiac. If shared in social situations, Poison Haze’s thoughtful mindset can also morph into chattiness and good vibes -- whether you’re surrounded by good friends or new acquaintances. Because of its wide-awake energy, Poison Haze is recommended for daytime consumption. For those with sufficient tolerance, it can even be a nice wake-and-bake treat.
Poison Haze’s active properties can have some benefits for medical as well as recreational cannabis patients. Its tuned-in ways of thinking may help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on single tasks. Additionally, its upbeat qualities may temporarily stabilize mood for those dealing with mild to moderate stress or depression. Physically speaking, its anti-inflammatory properties may provide some relief from everyday irritations like headaches, nausea, or cramps. However, because its cerebral nature can manifest as paranoia in certain circumstances, Poison Haze is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who are relatively inexperienced with THC.
Unfortunately for home growers, no breeders have made seeds of Poison Haze available for sale online. Instead, clippings of mature plants of the strain should be obtained from a trusted source. These clippings can be grown as genetically identical clones and can be successfully cultivated indoors or out. Although outdoor growing typically calls for a hot and semi-humid climate, this strain’s hardy landrace backbone may make its plants resistant to adverse conditions like cold weather or mold. Furthermore, due to their pure sativa roots, these crops may grow quite tall and may require indoor gardeners to occasionally trim back any branchy growth. Poison Haze is typically ready for harvest within 9 to 10 weeks.
A potent and aromatic bud, Poison Haze is a great all-purpose smoke for sativa fans. Its lucid thoughtfulness may be especially fun on a trip through the great outdoors.