For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Blue Dream made by Hexo. Now, my expectations for this weren’t really high to begin with because what can you really expect for $5.71/gram and well, I pretty much got what I expected… it’s been really up and down with Hexo products.
The Blue Dream cultivar has been around forever; this was a very bad version of it, and pretty much every aspect of this was bad. This Sativa-dominant hybrid strain has a fairly low cannabinoid content, it comes in with anywhere between 10% and 20% of THC, and this specific batch had 16.75%.
Lineage: Blue dream is a cross between Blueberry Indica and Haze Sativa.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 6/27/2019 and tested/reviewed on 03/28/2020, exactly 275 days later/ Lot# AAA-112442
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $20.00 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($5.71/gram).
Visually, this Blue Dream looked OK at best; however, when you really start looking into it, the flaws are quite visible. The fact that I’m trying this out 275 days after it was packaged is very visible, as all the medium-sized nugs were powder dry.
The colors are pretty, and you can tell that myrcene is the dominant terp with all the navy leaves, and all the nugs were heavily covered with trichomes. This came in at 39% humidity. I don’t believe that there should be any weed this old on any shelves.
This somewhat smelled like weed, so it got a 1; other than that, all you smell is dead terpenes. Smelled like old dirt mixed with dry wood that does not smell like anything. Completely disappointing.
If you want to enjoy an aroma and fill your nostrils with piney goodness, then you must try Bandeau (Headband) Strain.
Just like the aroma, I know for a fact that this was cannabis, so it gets a participation trophy. Other than that, it was like smoking on some REALLY OLD WEED. Oh, wait a second, it WAS very old weed. It tasted like that end of the bag, where the bag was lost for almost a year and then found, that kind of end-of-the-bag shwag.
The effects were probably the only aspect of this entire Blue Dream strain review that I somewhat enjoyed. The cannabinoids give off a light euphoric buzz, very uplifting; it lasted about an hour every time with no downer. I enjoyed this more during the daytime as I was still focused and full of energy after smoking.
Blue Dream is a strain that’s been around for a long time, and when grown right, it’s a very solid Sativa cultivar that most consumers enjoy; this was NOT IT. Hexo did not do a good job with this whatsoever, and after trying their version of this strain, I would not recommend this to beginners or to everyday consumers, even at such a low price. I will recommend you try Shishkaberry Strain which costs about the same ($6.83/Gram) but is far better than it.
Even discounted weed shouldn’t be this bad. If you’ve tried out some Blue Dream, let me know what you thought of it in the comments!