Brainstorm Haze Strain Review
Brainstorm Haze delivers a fast hitting electric cerebral experience. It provides food for thought as it boosts the mood with an energetic introduction and a fresh citrus delight for day trippers. Although it is quite potent, its effects can be friendly enough for beginners so long as it is used moderately. After all, one does not need to go through soaring lengths to have a good time.
Its roots are a cannabis cocktail of Thai Haze, Sensi Star, Warlock and AK-47. The first pair contribute to its signature uplifting buzz while the two Indica hybrids follow through with a relaxing counterweight. Such a gourmet of genetics from across the globe developed the Sativa-leaning progeny that delivers a comfortable boost in mood rather than a head-slamming high.
|Brainstorm Haze Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Thai Haze x Sensi Star x Warlock x AK-47|
|THC %||20% to 23%|
|CBD %||Up to 1%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 11 weeks / Late October to mid-November|
|Average Yield||500 to 600 g/sqm / 600 g/plant|
A mellow yet buoyant strain, Brainstorm Haze is the ideal daytime buddy or health juice in lieu of coffee. After all, its buds do burst with a sweet and musky aroma upon maturing. Combusted and drawn in, it inspires a sense of motivation that prepares users for the day, physically and mentally.
Odors and Flavors
Brainstorm Haze boasts of a mouth-watering aroma that entices users with an equally fresh and tropical smoke. It has a sweet and sour blend, reminiscent of of ripe lemons laced with honey. There is a tinge of pungency to complete a revitalizing flavor profile. On the exhale, it leaves an earthy aftertaste accentuated by spices and herbs.
Brainstorm Haze differs from other Sativa-dominant variants in its head-focused buzz takes time to completely settle. Steady but profound, it gives users time to relish the slow-burning energy as it spreads throughout the body. In the mind, it takes the form of an uplifting high that takes the mind to its happy place.
Not only that, but a newly enriched mindset revamps one’s intention for productivity. Although the onset is highly stimulating, it does not overwhelm users by sending the brain off to hyper-activity. Instead, the sharpened senses a smoother flow of thoughts where innovative ideas pop out right and left. The high also brings a swell of motivation to accomplish tasks, perfect for creative brainstorming sessions.
Although its high-powered by a mostly sativa genes, it has enough Indica backbone to relax the muscles. It gently counters the initial raciness of the mind, prompting contemplativeness and a body fit enough to match the productive mood. Not to mention, the tranquil state helps one stay focused until the completion of a task.
This goes without saying that this is not best used during the evenings, unless users need to crunch extra hours of work well past midnight.
Indulging more than the recommended amount can bring out distressing reactions such as mild dizziness and a possible feeling of paranoia. Although rare, with effects usually limited to a headache, it is still best to avoid greening out by starting with low dosages and using within limits. Dryness in the mouth and eyes are a more common occurrence, simply keep hydrated to combat it.
Medical Use and Benefits
Brainstorm Haze, with its ability to be energizing and comforting at the same time, is a holistic reprieve for medical cannabis users. It lightens daily burdens with its uplifting and analgesic effects to nudge users’ moods into a positive direction.
The gentle flow of euphoria keeps the mind from being weighed down by fatigue, either as a result of either stress or disease. Feeling upbeat, the unstoppable bliss later calms the mind gently as it eases the dread-driven thoughts of the depressed or anxious by putting spirits at peace. Its ability to improve focus is also beneficial to those with ADD. These small accomplishments are also great in building one’s sense of fulfillment.
Its invigorating buzz motivates users to get-up-and-go, making it easy to do errands with zeal. It later tapers into a soothing sensation that digs deep in the body, easing deep-seated pains like fatigue or exhaustion, migraines, arthritis, mild muscle spasms, and cramps. In the gastrointestinal tract, it appeases turbulence to prevent vomiting. For this reason, it is a source of comfort to cancer patients dealing with the nauseating effects of chemotherapy.
Growing Brainstorm Haze
Brainstorm Haze is relatively difficult to grow, testing the patience of veterans and beginners alike with its long flowering phase as well as lanky build. Structurally, it has good long and thin colas that need some supporting stakes as it matures to prevent the branches from caving from either strong winds or simply its rather fat nugs. Moreover, although it prefers to be fed well, one should be careful of overfeeding as Haze varieties can be particularly sensitive to nutrients.
One great thing about its height is that its nodes are nicely spaced apart. Growers can easily install a Screen of Green setup to improve yields and create more budding sites. Germination works best if it is paired with a soilless medium like hydroponics.
Topping is also an option for keeping it short in growing areas with limited vertical space. With that said, it will still need to be pruned of fan leaves or branches for proper ventilation of air and light is an easier feat to achieve. Keeping it free from potential molds and mildews will heighten the plant’s potential. Under a constant temperature of 21 to 27 °C, at least 300 grams of fresh buds will be rewarded after 9 to 11 weeks of flowering.
Outdoors can be tricky as it does not bode well in harsh conditions, where frost can be expected. It flourishes best in a Mediterranean climate. Of course, this is not to say the plant will not yield high in the northern hemisphere. Rather, it reaches full maturation quite late – usually around the last week of October to the middle of November or longer depending on the weather. Growers can expect around 500 grams of long, fox tail shaped buds per plant.
Have you grown or used the Brainstorm Haze strain? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.