Everyone has a favorite strain, a best bud they rely on through good times and bad. For many people, Blue Dream is this go-to choice; it’s what they put into their pipe and smoke.
In fact, it’s likeability is immense, so much so that, back in 2015, BDS Analytics declared it the most purchased strain around. But why is this? Why is Blue Dream sitting at the popular lunch table while other strains eat their tater tots in the hidden crevices of the cafeteria? Yes, one of the reasons is that BD is a good smoke, but that’s only part of the story.
Blue Dream: The Deets
Blue Dream is a hybrid dominated by sativa; it’s a cross of Haze and Blueberry. It offers a good taste and a high that’s both well-rounded and long-lasting. Users experience cerebral stimulation but physical relaxation, making it versatile enough to cover many activities
It also has a good amount of THC, something appealing to those who want a solid high. The percentages differ by sample, with some weighing in at moderate levels (around 15 percent) and others much higher (around 25 percent).
Why Is Blue Dream So Liked?
People like pot, and the different strains of cannabis, for many reasons. And, certainly, not every strain affects people the exact same way. Yet, when it comes to Blue Dream, there are a few reasons for its soaring popularity. Some of these include:
It’s easy to grow: Marijuana isn’t always easy to grow, even if you have two green thumbs. But Blue Dream is generally less difficult than other types of strains (and can be grown in or outdoors). It’s a big and quick yielder too; if you grow it, buds will come.
And it’s fairly resistant to mold, something you don’t want when it comes to cannabis (or, really, probably ever). Another factor in this is that Blue Dream isn’t claimed by anyone in particular; it’s considered “open source” cannabis. Those who want to grow it or buy it can find it quite easily.
It contains coveted terpenes: Terpenes are sort of the new vitamins; they’re coveted for their health benefits. Blue Dream boasts several. According to High Times, it offers myrcene, terpinolene, and carophyllene. These work to help a variety of ailments, including anxiety and headaches.
It doesn’t have too many negative effects: For many users, Blue Dream is indeed a bit of a dream in regard to negative side effects. While some people may experience un-welcomed feelings or sensations with any type of weed, many people report fewer with this strain.
Some people go as far to claim that Blue Dream doesn’t cause the munchies, making it a favorite of the Doritos everywhere that just want a chance to live in peace. This is Chester; he’s a chip off the old block.
It relieves menstrual cramps: Sorry, guys – cover your eyes and sing! (La, la, la…I can’t read you!) Blue Dream is a favorite of women because Mary Jane's kicks menstrual cramps to the curb
Of course, you don’t need to be a woman in her reproductive years to reap the medicinal benefits; this strain also helps other types of chronic and acute pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In large doses, some people experience narcotic-like effects that induce sleepiness and relieve insomnia.
It’s versatile: As mentioned above, Blue Dream is a versatile smoke, up for both a night out on the town or an evening in. From a cerebral perspective, users experience a head rush that makes them more attuned to their perceptions. This heightens the impact of music, art, and conversation. The physical relaxation is ideal for exercising, socializing, and having sex (with your partner or, if you have an imaginary friend with benefits, yourself).
It’s easy to find: Blue Dream is available pretty much everywhere; in legal states, most dispensaries carry it. This adds to its popularity; strains too difficult to find fall by the wayside – people can’t enjoy marijuana they can’t actually consume. Blue Dream is especially easy to locate in Colorado, Washington, and California.
It tastes good: Not everyone cares what their pot tastes like: they view smoking like taking a shot of cheap vodka; it’s not the flavor you’re after, it’s the fallout. But, for those with a sophisticated pot palate, Blue Dream tastes decent; it’s sweet, with a hint of blueberry.
It’s not too heavy: If you’re looking for a knockout, kiss the couch cushions punch, there are strains more potent than Blue Dream, but its lack of heaviness is one of the things that many users find attractive. People can smoke it and continue to function, ultimately leaving them with the desire to smoke it more often. It’s particularly good for day-time use.
It’s popular: Yep, popularity begets popularity. When a strain is known for its fame, it peaks the curiosity of potheads; they want to try it to see what the fuss it all about. So, they do…and then they tell their friends the tales of its greatness. Blue Dream isn’t always consistent; its immense growth has led to some muddying of the genetics, which messes up with the type of high delivered
Still, most consumers don’t seem to care – or notice – the inconsistencies. Some may argue that this strain is like the Mayan calendar: it ended in 2012. But Blue Dream has many fans out there and many more jumping on board. In the end, this strain’s a good smoke and that gives it staying power. Sometimes, you just can’t beat the classics.