Silver Haze is certainly one of the more common strains of medicinal marijuana out there, and you always know it when you see it. This has been a very reliable stain of medicine over the years. It is certainly one of the originals. Silver Haze is known as being the first Indica/Sativa hybrid on the market (Indica vs Sativa) . Silver Haze is known for it’s big, spongy yellow-green buds that break down into a mass of smaller buds. Silver Haze is extremely dusty, covered in trichomes with tight and curly leaves that are enveloped in yellow and red hairs. This bud is not known for any particular pungent smell upon opening the jar or bag, but it has been said to have notes ranging from ammonia, to lemon, to pine, to sour fruit.
Silver Haze Origins
Silver Haze comes from two extraordinary parents. Silver Pearl and Haze. Silver Pearl, a Sativa dominant hybrid in itself, with Early Girl, Skunk, and Northern Lights #5 roots. It even won it’s own Cannabis cup all the way back in 1994. This is a very prominent strain. Don’t forget the original Haze as it was a very original mix of Columbian and Thai buds.
Medical application and effects
Silver Haze is very potent and powerful, as some of it’s best uses are for stress, pain, and insomnia. It is a medicine that you would want to use if you are just lounging for the day or a solid vaporizer before a good night’s sleep. It will certainly stick to your fingers as you break it up, though, so most people prefer to use a grinder with this one. Just a handful of puffs of this bud will leave you feeling giggly and heavily buzzed. It has been known to cause several side effects, ranging from dry mouth to dizziness and headaches. This is a potent strain, with a 14+ THC %, so start slowly with Silver Haze.
Growing and Awards
The Silver Haze needs lots of light and warmth to grow outdoors. It also requires a long flowering time, usually eight to ten weeks, but the Silver Haze will grow well into November. (How long does it take to grow weed?) It emits thick layers of a silvery resin and produces a very high yield. Silver Haze won 3rd place overall in the 2005 Cannabis Cup. Another popular variety of the Silver Haze strain is the Super Silver Haze, which is grown from a mix of Northern Lights #5xHazexSkunk. The Super Silver Haze has won several Cannabis Cup awards over the years.