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About Stella Blue
Stella Blue is a deeply-flavored and very potent sativa with roots in Humboldt County, Northern California’s fertile cannabis powerhouse. A cross between staple hybrid Blueberry and an undisclosed sativa, this bud has the deep berry flavor you’d expect from its lineage. This complex flavor profile is complemented by high-flying and long-lasting mental effects. Stella Blue’s THC content has been measured at between 12% and 18%.
Flowers of Stella Blue tend to cling together in dense, elongated clusters. These buds have a characteristically indica structure, with a dense and compact core and tightly-curled leaves. These leaves are a mossy green and are twisted through with brown hairs (which are actually pistils, botanical structures meant to catch pollen from male plants). Finally, the buds are capped off by a profusion of cloudy white trichomes.
Stella Blue’s flowers emit the unmistakable scent of blueberry that makes the strain’s Blueberry parent so popular. This fruitiness is undercut, however, by a deeply skunky tang. Grinding up the buds yields a rich and hashy aroma. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Stella Blue gives off a very thick smoke that is easily inhaled; on the exhale, this smoke tastes sweet with a bit of a fermented, rotten edge.
Like many other sativa varieties, Stella Blue doesn’t wait long after users have toked before before exerting its head-focused properties. At first, the strain’s increased blood flow to the head may result in some flushing or dizziness; smokers also report an increase in salivation around the temples and lower forehead. These physical sensations are quickly met with an uptick in cerebral patterns of thinking, with ideas taking on a newly intense and focused character. The user may find their stream of consciousness flowing amid a succession of surprising comparisons and free associations. This kind of engaged mental activity can help some consumers execute complicated analytical tasks. It may also enable more freewheeling pursuits like brainstorming or crafting projects. Stella Blue’s tendency to amplify internal monologues can make it quite the conversation starter, even when shared with relative strangers. Even as this strain’s high wears on, its heady effects persist and are unlikely to melt into a more embodied, stoney energy. Those who are so inclined can burn off the strain’s stimulation with some moderate exercise or even with something as passive as playing video games. In the right set and setting -- and given the right kind of company, of course -- this bud can even set the mood as a potent aphrodisiac. Because its vibe is more awake and tuned-in than sedative, Stella Blue is recommended for consumption during daylight hours. If you’re able to harness its energy well, it can even be a nice wake-and-bake treat.
Stella Blue’s mostly wide-awake energy gives it several applications for medical cannabis patients as well. It may grant some powers of concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, it can temporarily improve (or simply distract the user from) the harsh symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, the strain can dull minor temporary pain as well as serious pain associated with chronic conditions like arthritis. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may soothe everyday irritations like nausea and headaches. Because it can bring about an overly cerebral mindset that can easily veer into paranoia, Stella Blue is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.
Those looking to grow Stella Blue at home must obtain clippings that can be fostered as clones, as seeds of the strain are not available online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants tend to grow tall and branchy and may need to be trimmed back early in the vegetative stage order to fit in limited indoor spaces. Stella Blue flowers within 9 to 11 weeks when grown indoors.
Stella Blue’s long-lasting stimulation and upbeat mood make it a must-try for sativa fans. If you’re trying to maintain discretion as you smoke, keep in mind that this can be a very pungent bud, liable to attract attention.