A strain that takes its smokers on a coastal ride in Honolulu, Hawaiian delivers a high that crashes down over the mind and body in waves of pure delight. Warm, welcoming, and plain old fun, a puff of its tropical smoke will have anyone feel like chilling in golden sands.
Its uplifting psychedelic effects compels people to say “Aloha!” early in the morning. Feeling chirpy, one could set sails without feeling trumped by any physical or mental hiccup.
While its effects are as clear as the great blue sky, its mysteries run deeper than the ocean. To this day, its origins remain lost in time but its allusion to the island of Hawaii is enough for people to speculate it may have landrace genetics.
Nevertheless, it is well loved by enthusiasts all over the world for being a long-lasting alternative to coffee. However, beginners should tread the water lightly as its THC of up to 25% can sink one in like quicksand. In moderation, however, its effects are pleasant with many exclaiming it is smooth as glass.
|Hawaiian Strain Quick Facts|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||60/40|
|THC %||15% to 25%|
|Flowering Period||10 to 12 weeks / Late October to mid-November|
|Average Yield||115 to 230 g/sqm / 230 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Capturing the flavors of tropical delight, it is refreshingly citric with its zesty aroma filling the room as it permeates in the air. Taking a hit while closing the eyes makes it easier to imagine holding a glass of piña colada rather than a blunt. Moreover, its odor carries over to its flavors as it washes the mouth with a bracing tanginess from pineapples and oranges. Indeed, one would have an invigorating experience with this one.
It takes only a bowl of Hawaiian before recreational users are whisked away on an impromptu getaway trip. The strain’s fast-acting onset brings one right by the shores of paradise underneath golden sunrays. In enhancing the mood, it prompts one to enjoy life outside where the day shines brightly.
The upbeat disposition is almost never dampened by daunting paperwork or spending hours stuck inside one’s cubicle. Finishing projects becomes an easier task too driven by a surge of creativity for hours on end. Although, with so many ideas popping up, it may be difficult to stay focus.
The renewed motivation, along with its inventive zeal, encourages one to complete personal projects. And, in sharpening the senses and relaxing tension from all over the body, it adds interesting dimensions to surroundings.
While it’s tempting to dive deep and explore this strain’s full potential, beginners should hold back on over-indulging. This will not only prompt a rapid mind race, but also disorientation.
As mentioned above, this strain is quite potent. Taken in large amounts, it can overwhelm especially those who have low tolerance to such strong effects. The head-centered and racy buzz may trigger feelings of anxiety or paranoia. As such, it is important to start dosage low before gradually building it up.
Cottonmouth and dry eyes are a rampant side effect of marijuana. Both usually lasts for hours, due to THC interfering with the production of moisture, and can be quite a source of discomfort. Keeping hydrated helps soothe the discomfort.
Medical Use and Benefits
Taking the body and mind on a much-needed vacation from the burdens of one’s daily routine, Hawaiian serves as the golden ticket that guarantees a safe and successful trip. It acts as an effective pick-me-up that puts weary spirits back on track. Not only that, it delivers a surge of energy that flushes out symptoms of fatigue while clearing away stress.
This headspace allows for more positivity to flow in, giving those with depression a chance to bask in a newfound sense of optimism. Moreover, the need to make productive use of the day provides tangible achievements that help solidify a healthier lifestyle.
A THC of up 25% amplifies the strain’s analgesic properties. As such, day-to-day pains such as backaches, headaches, migraines, and muscle cramps are reduced by its relaxing body buzz. If anything, it makes the body feel as light as a feather.
Hawaiian grows like a typical Sativa. It grows tall, with a towering height of up to 250 cm, and lanky. Easily swayed by the wind, the plant requires support so it does not break into two. Staking it or adding wood support will help maintain its structure as well as encourage bigger spaces between nodes to render super cropping easier.
Indoors, it would need to be trimmed to fit the limited space of many controlled growing areas. This will also allow light to reach the lower-end branches and improve air circulation. However, aspiring growers should not overdo the pruning as it can cut away sugar leaves which contain copious amounts of trichomes.
However, it may not blossom as quick in the cold weather of norther latitudes. Flowers typically show up around the last week of October up to the middle of November, measuring at least 230 grams of buds per plant.
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