Strain Review: Blue Dream

Upclose bud shots of the sativa dominate Blue Dream.

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A sativa-dominant cross between DJ Short’s original Blueberry and Super Silver Haze, Blue Dream is among the most popular strains found on the West Coast today. It’s almost… too popular. It is easily one of the most common strains offered at California pot dispensaries, and every commercial grower seems to be growing lots of it. Blue Dream is pervasive almost to the point of overkill. Buyers at pot shops these days roll their eyes when they see, yet again, another pound of Blue Dream on offer. It is so common, I found a prescription bottle labeled Blue Dream — that still had nugs in it — languishing in the gutter at the corner of Haight and Ashbury. Apparently, even the San Francisco street kids were over it!

But there is a reason why Blue Dream has reached such excessive prevalence. Blue Dream is fast becoming a new favorite among chronnoisseurs. It completely takes over your senses. All you see, smell, taste and feel is Blue Dream. Its bluish-purple hue with frosty sparkles makes it look like it got blasted to Earth from some intergalactic candy land. Its high crystal content delights your sense of touch, teasing your fingers with its resinous stickiness. Its deep, fruity smell is the reason you were born with a nose. For the first several moments, you can focus on little more than, “Holy wha??? Whoa, what’s happening…” But once you adjust to your new altitude, you’ll find Blue Dream to be quite a functional high.

The smell: Fruity blueberry aroma with a subtle hint of haze and vanilla after-scent.

The dry hit: Blueberry pancake flavor with an earthy bottom end, topped with a slight floral quality.

The flavor: Fruity blueberry. (Remember those blue Lucky Charms?) The blueberry flavor gives way to a tinge of menthol in the aftertaste, with strong hints of vanilla and an underlying lavender aroma adding to its complexity. There is a subtle detection of a sort of exotic wood taste that might remind you of Nag Champa or some other highly aromatic incense.

The cloud: Blue Dream has a distinct smell that lingers long after the joint has been smoked and whatever you were just talking about has been completely wiped from your memory. The scent of haze is most apparent in the cloud. If you walk into a room where Blue Dream has just been smoked, you’ll likely recognize it immediately, if the grins of stoned happiness aren’t evidence enough.

The high: Blue Dream delivers instant contentment. Many find Blue Dream to be a great daytime high, suitable for energetic activity. Personally, I prefer to smoke it just before bedtime — when there is nothing else I want to accomplish that day. That’s because on Blue Dream, what once seemed important suddenly becomes quite obviously irrelevant. The things I need to do today suddenly can wait until next month, no problem.

In spite of its high sativa content, Blue Dream usually leaves me completely incapacitated. Not in a bad way. It doesn’t cause couch-lock as much as it simply demands your complete attention, like a jealous, but worthy, lover. Just one toke and all my plans are out the window. I don’t remember what I was doing before the puff and I don’t care. I’m incapable of focusing on anything that isn’t Blue Dream —not because I can’t, but because I just don’t care to do anything that interrupts my experience of such an epic high. Profound thoughts and an inclination toward philosophizing are prominent cerebral effects, as well. After one hour, you are likely to notice a feeling of happy contentment and that you have become quite talkative. If you smoke it alone, you might wish you had other people around to muse with, or maybe you’ll be content to just explore your own mind.

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Blue Dream gives good head highs, great for stimulating conversation. But it is balanced with an undeniable body high, giving way to a calm, relaxing effect. Its faint indica lineage is detectable only in the aspect of its occasionally stony high. I find it optimal as an evening high, great for relaxing after a long day. It soothes your muscles and mellows your mind without knocking you out, keeping you alert and present enough to engage in conversation and other mental activity. If you’re battling restlessness, Blue Dream will have you perfectly content just being.

The word: In spite of the fact that it is losing its appeal from a commercial standpoint due to its near-epidemic proliferation, Blue Dream still has all the characteristics of a connoisseur strain that will leave you dreamy-eyed.

Written for issue 8 of Cannabis Now Magazine.

Dragonfly de la Luz is a ganja journalist and self-styled chronnoisseur. Although she studied English Literature and Women's Studies before pursuing her graduate degree in Feminism and Social Justice, she currently spends her time traveling to exotic countries with relaxed marijuana laws and writing about the myriad cannabis counter-cultures she encounters.

16 Comments

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  2. Frank White

    January 1, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I have 5 strains on deck right now as I like to have a variety of flavors depending on my mood,I try to keep at least 4 strains I like my indicas at night obviously and my sativas during the long workdays -I was praising blue dream on Instagram and dude tried telling me where He was from that B.D. is schwag that they pass right over they basically called it reggies!?!?!? Oh well to each there own Im down to my last 4 grams of B.D. And Ive got a cpl jernts already wound up that are abt 2 grms ea. But Im scared tk smoke any till I get more-Luckily Ive got 4 other PHENOMINAL strains I can keep busy w/ thank the food Lord for this Wonderfully beutiful plant that has nore uses than I cld possibly put a number to-Btw to the author of this review–Biggups to You!! That was a good read and honestly I find Most reviews to be opinion based and I generally dnt fk reviews but this was an excellent read and I believe you touched on Every important facet of the plant from effect, smell, appearence etc etc.Dope write up my dude Respect,

  3. Terry M. Harris

    March 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    We’ve got some in the pot right now. Can’t wait till harvest.

  4. calvin goodwin

    June 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Living in Missouri i will never get to try it ….wish i had a chance to smoke it Missouri is a outlaw state the only way i can try it is if some body sends me a sample but that won’t happen dam i live in the wrong state o well that is life

    • Frank White

      January 1, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Yeah beutha you may want to consider moving to a more mary friendly state, i cannot fathom this country not being Completely Legal for not jst medicinal but recreational usage- if in a decade its not nation wide legal- Im moving to CanadaAny Bro Good luck in your quest for that fyah weed-

  5. Cary

    June 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Blue dream how can I get some seeds

  6. Stephen

    June 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

    This strain seems like a dream!almost to good to be true and I’ve never heard of it before!

    • Stephen

      June 25, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Never heard of this strain before I dought I’ll have a chance to try ito

  7. David Sanchez

    June 25, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Love the way this writer,writes .so makes u wanna read more and more.good job on the blue dream strain ,its onevof my favorite s.

  8. Shontee Hunter

    June 25, 2014 at 6:44 am

    How can I get some I wanna try it

  9. britt

    June 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

    I think I just got high reading this

  10. Timothy Forester

    June 25, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I would like to please be kept updated.Can’t find magazine around where I l live.Thanks

  11. Sandy

    June 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This is great information thanks

  12. Cw

    June 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Umm… I agree, living the dream riight now;)

  13. Wolffe

    June 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Blue Dream was the first dro I ever smoked, and the second weed I ever smoked period. Although the taste, appearance, and potency of Blue Dream is excellent, I found that it caused me to get very glum and sad at times. Some may like this type of high, but I prefer something with more energy.

  14. Dinero Montana

    June 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    The strain known as Blue Dream is an excellent strain. There have been many nights that have passed where I have blazed this bud in my Maverick Water Pipes. I usually grab the Turbine Tech Maverick Water Pipes and begin to enjoy the Blue Dream. This strain when fresh usually has me ready to destroy any chocolate cakes in the vicinity of 10-30 feet. I applaud the men and women who have taken the time out to create this strain, and I look forward to blazing it up again.

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