The Hawaiian strain is a classic sativa dominant, hybrid strain of cannabis originating from the island of Hawaii. It is now grown in various places around the US, Canada and Holland and is a fundamental building block to a number of well known Sativa strains. Hawaiian’s THC level can be anywhere between 15% and 25%, and its CBD is listed at around 1%.
Although its own lineage is unclear, the Hawaiian’s genes have been crossed with various strains to create sativa dominant hybrids that are rich in THC, such as Hawaiian Dream and Hawaiian Haze.
Hawaiian has large and dense buds with an abundance of orange hairs covering it. Under that layer of orange, the leaves are light green but don’t look very much appealing. It has a sweet but light aroma, with some citrus notes that my not always be evident. Smell-wise, Hawaiian is not so potent.
The taste is same as the smell – very sweet. Although the taste is not extraordinary, the tropical freshness and citrusy taste complements the sweetness. The best thing is that the smoke doesn’t irritate the lungs or throat, so it won’t make you cough.
The high you get from Hawaiian is mostly cerebral and it makes you feel incredibly happy. You can expect to feel uplifted and euphoric after a tiring day by smoking Hawaiian. However, the high keeps your head clear thus giving you the ability to focus on the task at hand, and be creative too. The effects on the body are not much.
The primary medical benefit of smoking Hawaiian is for stress relief. After a particularly long and stressful day, a few hits of Hawaiian can leave you feeling upbeat and revitalized. If you suffer from depression or have anxiety related issues, this strain could be helpful to you. Chronic pain and spasms can be treated with it too. However, be advised that the Hawaiian can make your mouth quite dry and make you thirsty after smoking it.
The light smell and the sweet tropical taste combined with the happy but clear buzz is what makes the Hawaiian such an outstanding strain of cannabis. Smoke it when you’re under stress and let it do its magic on you and make you feel significantly better.