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Strain Review: Tangerine Dream

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Tangerine Dream is another exceptional strain from the Barneys Farm breeding team. A cross between G13 and Neville’s A5 Haze created the winner of the 2010 High Times Cannabis Cup. More importantly though, is the fact that an extremely helpful medicinal strain was created.

How It Grows

Tangerine Dream grows quickly during the veg cycle and will easily grow to be over 3 or 4 feet tall with quite a bit of side branching. However there doesn’t seem to be much of a stretch after shortening the light cycle and inducing flowering. Instead, the plant gets right to work producing its flowers. These flowers take about 10 weeks to fully mature but I promise you it’s worth the wait. The buds really swell up in the last few weeks, much more than you’d expect from a Sativa dominant, and you don’t want to cut yourself short by harvesting too early. The amount of side branching that occurs with this strain makes it an ideal candidate for LST or SCROG. Although, if you’ve never trained a plant before you may find it easier to start with a strain that produces few branches. But at the same time don’t be afraid to dive in feet first and just have some fun with it.

How It Blows

While too much will leave you stuck and speechless, (you guys should know by now that this is pretty much always the case) Tangerine Dream provides an all around enjoyable experience. Even if you slightly overdo your dose it’s still fairly easy to remain focused and alert; your brain will occasionally press the pause button on you though. This strain has gained a lot of popularity among medicinal marijuana patients, especially those that are employed. You see, Tangerine Dream has the wonderful ability to deeply relax the user’s muscles and rid them of pain while simultaneously calming the mind and creating greater mental clarity. A significant downfall to most strains that provide pain relief is that they also cloud the mind and create a general feeling of lethargy or just put you straight to sleep. Basically, trading being in pain and nonfunctional for being medicated and nonfunctional. For some patients, Tangerine Dream is godsend and exactly the type of medicine they need.

Tangerine Dream is an all around great strain and you won’t regret picking up a sample or giving it a spot in your garden. It grows great, smells and tastes like citrus fruit and provides a stable medicated state. How many of medicate with Tangerine Dream? What other strains do you know about that offer pain relief without being too draining?

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