Conjuring images of tropical drinks and Elvis movies, Blue Hawaiian is a hybrid cross between two potent strains: the perennially popular Blueberry and a Hawaiian sativa landrace. Blue Hawaiian was created by Jordan of the Islands, a prolific breeding operation based in scenic Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This boldly-flavored strain offers a balanced high that combines the best of its relaxing indica and stimulating sativa genetics. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured Blue Hawaiian’s THC composition at between 12% and 20% with one test reaching as high as 24%.
Like its cousin strains xxxx, Blue Hawaiian has a fruity, tropical scent redolent of pineapple and lemon. Meanwhile, a musky blueberry smell hangs out in the background. This strain burns smooth and easy, and its smoke leaves a woody, piney taste when exhaled. Notably, blue and purple-tinged flowers of Blue Hawaiian do not necessarily have a blueberry or grape taste; this is because the pigments that determine the leaves’ color does not have any effect on their smell and taste.
Blue Hawaiian has a high that mounts slowly, sometimes taking several minutes to hit users with its force. Smokers may detect a marked improvement in mood, accompanied by a warm tingle that spreads gradually throughout the body. This simultaneous physical and mental relaxation can have psychedelic effects, like visual distortions or the sensation of time dilation. Trippy experiences notwithstanding, users typically feel lucid and able to focus for the duration of the high. As such, Blue Hawaiian can be a great way to complement anything from creative productivity to exercise to sex.
This strain is also valuable for medical cannabis patients. It can soothe chronic aches, pains, and even headaches. It can stoke hunger for those who have lost their appetite to illness or chemotherapy. And although an average high is free from couchlock, in large enough doses, Blue Hawaiian can bring about deep and restful sleep for those suffering from insomnia. Psychologically speaking, this strain can be effective in temporarily blunting the troubling symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Its sense of sustained focus can also benefit those with attention deficit disorders.
Blue Hawaiian’s long-lasting euphora proves that a strain’s flavor doesn’t have to come at the expense of its potency. This crowd-pleaser is great at any time of day and can be enjoyed while running errands, hanging out with friends, or simply kicking back at home with some of your favorite music.