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Strain Spotlight: Blue Dream

There are some strains that just get the taste buds going, and Blue Dream is one of them. Its sweet, blueberry scent and flavor, mixed with moderate to high THC levels, make it one of the leading hybrids on the market. That’s all the reason we need to make it the next strain in our strain spotlight series.

What is Blue Dream? 

Blue Dream, also known as Azure Haze, is a berry-flavored, sativa-dominant hybrid strain created thanks to a cross between Blueberry and Haze—two wildly popular strains in their own right. Blue Dream was born in California, but it has overtaken the West Coast and spread from there across the country, becoming a classic top-shelf strain for many cannabis consumers. It's even listed by Leafly as one of their most-searched-for strains.

In addition to its blueberry flavor and aroma, Blue Dream also has a blue undertone with little blue hairs decorating the flower, giving yet another nod to its name. 

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Where Did Blue Dream Come From?

Like a lot of popular strains, Blue Dream’s origin story isn’t exactly clear. One of the most prominent histories for this strain is that it was created in Santa Cruz, California sometime in the 2000s, but we’re not exactly sure who originally grew the Blue Dream strain.

Some say it was Mystic Seeds. Others say it was DJ Short Seeds. And still others attribute this delicious strain to the Humboldt Seed Organization. And because even those aren’t enough options for this strain’s start, there are cannabis connoisseurs who say none of those growers actually created Blue Dream. Even more confusing is that the aforementioned growers do have their own strains of Blue Dream currently. So to sum up what we know, the most we can say with certainty is that the strain comes from California, but the details of who first bred this strain will likely remain a mystery.

What Does Blue Dream Smell Like?

With a parent strain like Blueberry, you know you’re going to get that sweet blueberry aroma in Blue Dream. Those fruity, sugary notes will fill a room, but don’t be surprised if you notice an earthy undertone in that aroma—it’s likely caused by the myrcene content in this strain.

What Does Blue Dream Taste Like?

If you’re an old school cannabis connoisseur, or new to cannabis entirely, it might blow your mind to know that there are some strains that taste like candy—and that’s a perfect description for Blue Dream’s flavor. It has a sweet, blueberry punch on the front end and a subtle, classic, diesel-meets-hash marijuana flavor on the back end.

Answering Blue Dream FAQs

Because it’s one of the most popular hybrid strains in the country, you know we get a lot of questions about Blue Dream. Here’s just a few of them and our budtenders’ answers:

Is Blue Dream an indica or sativa?
Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (60% sativa/40% indica).

What does Blue Dream smell like?
Many cannabis enthusiasts describe both the smell and flavor of Blue Dream as fresh blueberry pie. Needless to say, its sweet blueberry smell creates an aromatic experience.

Is Blue Dream a strong strain?
Blue Dream can be a strong strain. Its THC levels start at a moderate 17% and sky rocket to 24%. It also has a small amount of CBD (2%) and CBN.

Purchasing Blue Dream

Blue Dream has been the go-to sativa-dominant hybrid for decades, and while new hybrids come to market, Blue Dream will likely always have a place on the shelves of your favorite dispensary. If you’re interested in picking up Blue Dream, pay us a visit. Our budtenders will show you the Blue Dream products we have in stock or point you to products that offer just as flavorful of an experience.

Recreational cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in New York 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.