Lemon Haze

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This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Lemon Haze strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

If you’ve sampled cannabis strains anywhere in the West Coast, you’ve likely come across a version of Lemon Haze. This extremely popular strain is perfectly summarized by its name; Lemon Haze has a strong aroma of citrus, like the smell of a lemon peel. After consumption, users often feel a slow, relaxing dream-like “haze.”

Lemon Haze is a popular strain, fusing the effects of its parent strains, Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. It is now widely available throughout the United States and is well-known for its delicious flavor, alluring aroma, and favorable effects. Generally, users report euphoria, a strong cerebral effect, and a strong body high that takes time to settle in.

In addition to the user reported characteristics listed above, Lemon Haze has been known to help relax muscles and relieve pain. Thanks to its reported benefits, Lemon Haze is now common among both recreational and medical users.

What is the Origin of the Lemon Haze Strain?

No one knows who created Lemon Haze, as it was developed around the same time as several similar strains, including Super Lemon Haze. So, despite being a highly successful strain of cannabis, little is known about where and how Lemon Haze came about. That said, the strain was likely developed by one of several expert growers in California.

The Lineage Of Lemon Haze

While we don’t know who exactly created the original Lemon Haze, we do know a lot about its genetic makeup. Lemon Haze is the result of a cross between Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk. Needless to say, Lemon Haze acquired its signature scent from the Lemon Skunk strain, while it got its dreamy, psychedelic effects from Silver Haze. Subsequently, Lemon Haze was used for creating numerous strains, including Lemon Ice and Lemon Cookies.

Lemon Haze History

Though we know a great deal about its genetics, the creator of Lemon Haze remains a mystery. It has been passed along to dozens of growers throughout California, making it nearly impossible to trace back to the original source. Nonetheless, it likely came from plants grown somewhere in “The Emerald Triangle”, the region of northern California known for its cannabis production.  Eventually, Lemon Haze spread across the United States to the East Coast.

Like many strains that came into existence before cannabis legalization efforts, Lemon Haze’s history is unclear. Cannabis experts believe that it came about sometime in the mid-2000s. It is difficult to say that it has anyone creator or notable cultivator. Nonetheless, Lemon Haze is one of the most sought-after strains in the United States and is a very popular strain worldwide.

How Is The Lemon Haze Strain Grown?

Compared to many other strains, Lemon Haze is a moderately easy plant to cultivate. Lemon Haze requires a relatively mild climate, with temperatures ranging between 22 – 28 degrees Celsius. Like most cannabis strains, Lemon Haze cannot tolerate cold temperatures for long, so it is generally best to grow the plant indoors.

Nonetheless, Lemon Haze can be cultivated in both indoor and outdoor environments. Heights vary based on the precise genetics of the crop. That said, Lemon Haze is usually relatively short compared to other Haze-based strains, which means that “topping” is usually unnecessary. Even though it is not a large plant, Lemon Haze is a very productive strain of cannabis. On average, it takes Lemon Haze plants about 10-12 weeks to flower indoors, and potentially a little longer if grown outdoors. However, the yield per plant is especially high at about 450 grams per plant.

Lemon Haze Cultivation Details:

10 – 12 weeks


~800 grams/plant


Physical Traits of the Lemon Haze Strain

Lemon Haze comes in all shapes and sizes, from short and stocky to tall and thin. In addition to their varied stature, Lemon Haze plants have buds and leaves that carry features of both Sativa and Indica-dominant strains.

What Does Lemon Haze Look Like?

The flowers of the Lemon Haze plant are generally large, dense, and spherical. Their unique trichome structure makes them appear yellow, though their primary color is light green. Finally, the plant’s leaves are packed tightly together and dark green, with light streaks of orange throughout.

What Aroma Does Lemon Haze Have?

As previously stated, Lemon Haze is well known for its distinct aroma and flavor. Just about any variation of Lemon Haze has strong scents of lemon and citrus. The aroma becomes even stronger when the flowers are broken apart.

What flavors can you expect from Lemon Haze?

The taste of Lemon Haze is very similar to its aroma. Users report a variety of sweet, citrusy flavours. Upon exhalation, users will take note of Lemon Haze’s signature lemon flavour, with just a hint of herbs. For those who choose their strain based on flavour alone, Lemon Haze can be a popular choice, as its smell and flavour are very appealing. In short, Lemon Haze has a very distinctive and recognizable flavour, which enhances the overall experience for users.

What Effects can you expect from Lemon Haze?

While Lemon Haze can have various effects on different people, it is well-known for producing euphoria and strong psychedelic effects. Due to the high-THC levels, it may be a little overwhelming for newcomers. However, the initial intensity eventually fades into a strong, but comfortable body high experience. Thanks to its fast-acting pain relief, euphoria, muscle relaxation, and stress reduction, and strong cerebral effects, Lemon Haze is a favorite among medical and recreational users alike.

However, there’s a lot more to Lemon Haze than euphoria and a strong body high. The following are just a few of its most common effects:

  • Euphoria – While feelings of euphoria are pretty common among all strains of cannabis, they are particularly strong with Lemon Haze. Due to its high levels of THC, Lemon Haze produces strong cerebral effects that elevate mood and lower stress levels. This is why it is often used to help with anxiety.
  • Energy Level – Users generally report average energy levels when using the Lemon Haze strain. Lemon Haze does not have strong sedative effects, so it can easily be used at any time of day or night.
  • Creativity – Many users will have creative thoughts and ideas with Lemon Haze. The reduction of anxiety allows for thoughts to flow more freely, while higher energy levels generate better productivity.
  • Sensitivity – Sensations are amplified, so listening to music or watching movies can be much more enjoyable. Additionally, since Lemon Haze does produce a strong body high, physical sensations are more pleasurable.
  • Relaxation – Lemon Haze works extremely well to alleviate anxiety. The euphoric effects combine with muscle relaxation to help users destress and enjoy the experience. That said, like most strains that are high in THC, Lemon Haze can cause paranoia in higher doses, so users should be careful when using Lemon Haze.
  • Pain Relief – While Lemon Haze does not have high CBD levels, it is still a good choice for pain relief. The body high produced by Lemon Haze is strong, so when combined with the cerebral high, it produces a numbing and relieving sensation throughout the entire body.
  • Nausea Relief – Like many cannabis strains, Lemon Haze is sometimes used for experiences associated with decreasing nausea and increasing appetite. This makes it a popular option or choice for users suffering from various ailments.

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