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Blue Cheese

This indica-heavy hybrid is known for its rich, earthy aroma. While named after a famously pungent cheese, most users report tasting blueberries or strawberries mixed with earth and herbs.

With 80% indica, a CBG content of up to 2%, and a mid-range 18%-20% THC, this strain (cultivar) is great for stress relief, helping anxiety and depression while aiding symptoms of conditions like ADHD and manic depressive disorder (bipolar). CBD

The high can take some time to kick in but has strong effects. A THC level of 18%-20% means the slow-to-come high will last for hours.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

18%-20%

Cannabigerol

CBG

1%-2%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.1%

Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa

Aromas

  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Earthy
  • Funky
  • Herbal
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet

Flavors

  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Earthy
  • Funky
  • Herbal
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet

Terpenes

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Linalool

  • Pinene

  • Trans-Nerolidol

Flavonoids

Effects

Blue Cheeses has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth

Expect to feel a wave of euphoria softened by simple bliss. Blue Cheese is a fantastic night-time stain, calming the mind and allowing the user to enjoy the “couch-locking,” weighty feeling of the 80% indica content. Many users also report improvements in conditions like ADHD, insomnia, depression, and anxiety disorders. The varied effects of the strain make it popular among a broad group of users. Plus, the high is long; expect to feel the effects for many hours.

Medical Applications

Blue Cheese can aid in treating a number of conditions, both mental and physical.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.

Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Glaucoma

Cannabis’ potential neuroprotective effects could help protect against retinal toxicity, and cannabinoids like THC can help lower intraocular eye pressure.

Organ Systems

  • Eye / Ear

Dosing

Growing

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Blue Cheese is an easy strain to grow, and many beginner growers have success with their Blue Cheese harvest. This hardy plant will survive small growing mishaps and enjoys a mild climate.

Blue Cheese will grow indoors and out and is resistant to mold. Just note: Blue Cheese prefers a slightly cooler growing environment, unlike some of the other strains from this family. Blue Cheese enjoys nitrogen and minor nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and silica but keeps nutrient levels slightly lower during the vegetative stage.

Height

Indoor plants grow to around 5 feet and yield up to 550 grams per square meter. Outdoor plants will grow up to 7 feet and produce slightly less, between 500-550 grams per plant.

Humidity and Temperature

Indica-dominant hybrids prefer drier climates, and blue Cheese enjoys a lower-humidity environment. The ideal humidity range is around 65% for Blue Cheese plants during the vegetative stage.

The levels can be adjusted throughout the growing stages. At the vegetative stage, keep humidity to 60%, and aim to decrease this level incrementally each week before flowering. At the start of flowering, aim for the humidity level to be below 50%, dropping to 30%-40% as flowering enters its second or third week. This plant can handle low humidity.

Flowering

Flowering occurs around seven to eight weeks, and it is usually ready to harvest at the end of September for growers in the northern hemisphere.
Also, note that Blue Cheese may stretch when flowering, potentially tripling in height. Note that an outdoor plant can reach 10 feet in height during the flowering stage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Blue Cheese strain good for?

The Blue Cheese strain is a popular afternoon indica hybrid. It is suitable for people seeking an aromatic, "couch-locking" calm at the end of the day. It is known for its ability to help users with mental health problems like insomnia, depression, anxiety, and stress. Some also feel that it is good for migraines.

Is Blue Cheese strain an indica or a sativa?

The Blue Cheese strain is an indica-dominant hybrid, with a heavy indica level of 80%.

How does the Blue Cheese strain make you feel?

Expect a wide range of effects with Blue Cheese. The Blue Cheese strain will be slow to climb to a high but will provide a "couch-locking" feeling of supreme calm while uplifting the user. Expect to feel happy and relaxed while noticing all stresses and fears lift off.

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