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Strain Spotlight: Blue Dream

There are some dreams you don’t want to wake up from, and Blue Dream is one of them. This hybrid strain has been popular with medical marijuana patients for a long time, and it's only grown in popularity as the recreational market has thrived. In this strain spotlight, we’ll share everything you need to know about Blue Dream, including its origin story and the characteristics that make it one of the more sought-after strains on the shelves.

What is Blue Dream? 

Blue Dream, a hybrid strain long considered to be top-shelf quality, is a cross between Blueberry and Haze. Its genetics are clear in its flavors, a combination of blueberry and vanilla, making you feel like you’re diving into a dessert rather than a cannabis nug. While its flavors and aromas might lull you into a state of complacency and indulgence, it’s important to keep your wits about you with this dream strain—Blue Dream can have up to 24% THC. This means that this flavorful bud covered in frosty trichomes should be handled with care.

Where Did Blue Dream Come From?

The history of Blue Dream is as hazy as its name indicates. The truth is, we aren’t exactly sure where Blue Dream came from. We know that it grew in popularity within the medical marijuana community, and we’re pretty sure that it comes from California. Beyond that, all we know about Blue Dream is that it has both Blueberry and Haze genetics and that a renowned breeder, DJ Short, is responsible for ensuring that cannabis enthusiasts across the country can enjoy Blue Dream today.

What Does Blue Dream Smell Like?

Blue Dream boasts a delightful aroma that tantalizes the senses with its sweet and fruity notes. The scent of ripe blueberries mingles with hints of earthy undertones, reminiscent of mango. You may also notice a delicate waft of vanilla too, giving it its blueberry pie ala mode reputation.

What Does Blue Dream Taste Like?

The Blue Dream strain starts with that blueberry pie flavor you might expect if you know one of its parents is Blueberry. Then, it gets a little more complex, with sweet notes of vanilla and herbal undertones that remind you this is marijuana and not ice cream. Some cannabis enthusiasts even insist that it has a spicy note to its flavor, while others insist they notice a sour tang. While the exact flavors might be up for debate, everyone can agree that Blue Dream is delicious.

How Strong is Blue Dream?

While Blue Dream might not be known for its potency, it’s certainly not something that can be ignored when deciding whether to purchase it. THC levels as high as 24% have been found in Blue Dream cultivars, meaning that it packs a punch in terms of potency. If this is your first time trying Blue Dream, we recommend taking it slow and with a low dose until you can be sure how it makes you feel.

What Other Types of Blue Dream Strains Are There?

While Blue Dream itself is a standout strain, several variations offer unique twists on the classic formula. Some notable examples include:

Blueberry Pie


The Blueberry Pie strain is a flawlessly balanced 50% indica and 50% sativa hybrid that comes from our spotlight strain, Blue Dream, crossed with Girl Scout Cookies. There’s no question what flavor and aroma profile you’re going to get with this strain—it’s all in the name. A sweet, blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream sensory profile inundates both the scent and taste of this strain. That deliciousness combined with a moderate THC profile of 15-19%, plus a splash (1%) of CBD, makes it a great strain for both beginning cannabis enthusiasts and seasoned connoisseurs.

Dream Queen

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

A genetic cross between Blue Dream and Space Queen, the Dream Queen strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid that delivers a potent THC profile of 19-22%. Interestingly, this strain abandons the blueberry profile from its parent strain for something unique—bubble gum flavor and aroma. The only downside of this strain? It’s often only found on the West Coast, in California and Oregon, so if you see it elsewhere, be sure to get it before someone else does.

Purple Dream

Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

A hybrid strain that combines the best traits of Blue Dream and Purple Kush (though some suggest it’s a cross between Blue Dream and Granddaddy Purple), the Purple Dream strain is making a name for itself all on its own. It boasts a moderate-to-high THC potency of 15-20%, meaning that newbies to this strain should take it slow, but it's just as flavorful and aromatic as its parent strains. The combination of berry sweetness will consume your senses and keep you coming back for more.

Answering FAQs About Blue Dream

There’s no question that if you find Blue Dream on the shelves of your dispensary, you should snag it. But if you still have questions, these answers might be helpful:

What strain is Blue Dream?
Blue Dream is a sativa-leaning hybrid strain that was created due to a cross between Blueberry and Haze. Blue Dream is known for its moderate-to-sky-high THC range of 17-24% and its delicious, blueberry and vanilla flavors and aromas.

Is Blue Dream a strong strain?
Blue Dream is a strong strain. It has been measured with THC levels that start at 17% and can go as high as 24%. This means that it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned canna-expert or a newcomer to the cannabis world, you should enjoy Blue Dream carefully so as not to overindulge.

Can I buy a Blue Dream vape cart?
Yes, you can purchase Blue Dream marijuana vape cartridges at many different dispensaries across the country..

Purchasing Blue Dream

Ready to experience the magic of Blue Dream for yourself? You know where to go—your local dispensary. There, you will be able to shop for the Blue Dream products they have in stock. Of course, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, talk to your budtender. They can likely take you to what they have available or a strain very similar to it.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Ohio and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and certified patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.