Green Dream aka Gream strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that relies on some powerful genetics to reach impressive new heights of euphoria and healing. Although its original breeder is undocumented, this strain is known to be a cross between the uber-popular Blue Dream and notorious sativa Green Crack. With an enduring high and a complex aroma that mixes citrus and floral accents, there’s no denying this bud’s appeal to indica and sativa lovers alike. Green Dream’s THC content has been measured at between 11% and 24%.
Aroma and Flavour
The primary aroma wafting up from Green Dream’s flowers is musky and earthy, similar to wet soil. On closer inspection, there’s also a bright citrus undertone that spices up the overall impression. Meanwhile, grinding up or picking apart these flowers releases a skunky odour that may have been passed on from parent strain Green Crack. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Green Crack gives off a pleasantly smooth smoke. This smoke has a lemony flavour, along with some of the flowery and fruity essence that makes parent strain Blue Dream so popular.
Green Dream’s high takes effect quickly, initially manifesting as a throbbing around the temples and forehead, as well an increased production of saliva. These physical effects are matched by a pronounced change in sensory perception. External stimuli may seem sharper or take on odd new dimensions. Additionally, smokers may experience ineffable phenomena like time dilation or visual distortions. Once they adjust — if they’re able — to these sensations, consumers may feel a shift in their thinking as well. Certain ephemeral thoughts and concepts may occupy more attention than they otherwise might, making this strain a great way to enhance brainstorming and working on open-ended creative projects. On the other hand, this kind of thinking can lead to an inordinate focus on unpleasant or unproductive thoughts, plunging susceptible users into panic or paranoia. In the right set and setting, however, Green Dream’s cerebral mindset can be an effective way to accomplish work-related tasks, as well as to add some colour to mundane activities like cleaning the house. As the high wears on, some palpable physical relaxation creeps in as well. While smokers may not necessarily be pinned in place, they may be able to detect a decrease in deeply-held physical tension. This holistic stimulation can be good for activities that involve both physical and mental coordination, including exercising and playing video games. Because of its gradual decrease in energy, Green Dream is best enjoyed during the late afternoon or early evening.
Green Dream’s versatile effects can have wide-reaching application for medical cannabis patients as well. Its lucidity and focus can be an asset to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on single tasks. The strain’s mood-elevating properties can also temporarily take the edge off of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, Green Dream’s mild physical relaxation may soothe aches and pains, whether they’re chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or lupus, or temporary, as due to injury. As noted, this strain’s cerebral mindrace may be unwelcome for some — particularly, for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance. Seeds of this strain are not available from online retailers. As such, prospective growers should seek out a trusted source from which to obtain clippings of the strain in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” Green Dream’s plants tend to be short and bushy, with strong lateral branching. Indoor growing should occasionally “top” their plants, by trimming away light-blocking fan leaves that could prevent the flowering of any low-growing nodes. Green Dream flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
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