Today I’ll review the Blueberry Kush strain who won the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup! This marijuana strain is a classic 100% Indica and is a cross between OG Kush and the classic Blueberry strain. The primary terpene in Blueberry Kush is Myrcene which is believed to help reduce pain and support sleep, making this strain the perfect nighttime smoke.
In this article, I share my personal experience smoking Blueberry Kush and I break down how the specific terpenes and cannabinoids work together synergistically to produce the overall entourage effect.
Key Takeaways on Blueberry Kush
- Blueberry Kush has a very strong body high with a comfortable cerebral high.
- The primary terpene in Blueberry Kush is Myrcene which is believed to promote sleep.
- This strain is best for nighttime smoking and evening.
How does Blueberry Kush strain feel?
Blueberry Kush Strain Review
Even with Thai genetics, Blueberry Kush is hands-down one of the best representations of an Indica strain. After taking the first hit I felt a warm wash of cerebral euphoria, and then it slowly transitioned into a powerful body high. What I loved about this Indica strain was despite it being a heavy relaxant and sleep inducer, it did not make me feel sedated or dopey. I had great mood elevations, total body, and amazing pain relief.
Some notes about this strain are it definitely will stimulate your appetite. If you want to smoke, eat, and sleep this is the perfect strain to smoke in the evening. The downside is this strain dried my eyes and mouth out a bit. This is not the recommended strain for social smoking or productivity, for that I recommend the Laughing Buddha strain.
Why the terpenes matter in Blueberry Kush
Cannabis terpenes contribute much more than just the aromas and flavor. The terpenes in your Blueberry Kush strain also support the different cannabis compounds to produce a unique physiological and cerebral effect. The synergy between the terpenes, cannabinoids, and other secondary phytochemicals and metabolites produces the overall entourage effect that gives Blueberry Kush, its famous “signature high”.
In this section, we take a look at the 4 dominant terpenes in Blueberry Kush and the effects of each of these terpenes.
Disclaimer: The terpene profile may vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your Blueberry Kush from. This section is meant to help you understand how the terpenes influence the effects of this strain.
Blueberry Kush’s primary terpenes
The two most dominant terpenes found in your Blueberry Kush are Myrcene (26%) and Pinene (21%). These two terpenes will have a major contributing factor to what you feel when you smoke Blueberry Kush.
Myrcene is believed to help aid in sleep and muscle relaxation, but more human clinical trials are needed to understand to what extent terpenes influence the human body through cannabis. Most cannabis strains typically have a 20% Myrcene count, but Blueberry Kush has an average of 26% myrcene, which is what makes this strain amazing for sleep and relaxation.
While Blueberry Kush’s most notable effect was how relaxed my body was I felt I wasn’t feeling sluggish and couch-locked because of the second primary terpene: Pinene. The pinene terpene is believed to increase attention and alertness. This counteracts the sedative properties of Myrcene. I felt after smoking Blueberry Kush I had an amazing physiological high and I could easily fall asleep, but I was alert enough to not feel sluggish. If you are looking for a cannabis strain that is fully focused on sleep I would recommend Cataract Kush.
Why Blueberry Kush is best for evening and nighttime
The third most dominant terpene in Blueberry Kush is Caryophyllene. This terpene is believed to work in conjunction with cannabinoids by binding to CB2 receptors to relieve pain, soothe, and relax. While more research is needed to understand just how terpenes influence the human body through cannabis, I found in my experience of smoking Blueberry Kush that I was able to get amazing relief from body aches and pains.
The fourth most dominant terpene in Blueberry Kush is Linalool. Few cannabis strains are high in Linalool which is usually associated with Indica-dominant genetics. Linalool is believed to influence serotonin receptors to help promote relaxation and sleep.
With both the Myrcene and Linalool terpene, the Blueberry Kush strain is perfect if you struggle with sleep. This makes this Indica strain perfect for smoking in the evening and at night for sleep.
Blueberry Kush cannabinoid profile
The three primary cannabinoids found in Blueberry Kush are THC, CBG, and CBD.
Disclaimer: The cannabinoids in your Blueberry Kush can vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your strain from. I purchased this strain from my local DC recreational dispensary through the Initiative 71 gifting system. This section was meant to help you understand the effects of the cannabinoids in your strain.
THC: 20.5% - 22.5%
CBD: 0.36% - 0.65%
CBC: 0.19% - 0.6%
CBG: 0.45 - 1.37%
THCB: 0.2 - 1.06%
Blueberry Kush has a potent amount of THC, as high as 22% with a small dose of CBD to give a soft counter to the psychoactive effects of the THC. This nice balance gave me a very comfortable cerebral effect with no overwhelming feelings of paranoia or racing thoughts.
The second most notable cannabinoid in Blueberry Kush is CBG (cannabigerol). While more research is needed, CBG is believed to work by binding to receptors to regulate appetite, sleep, and pain which work hand in hand with the terpenes making this strain perfect for sleep and pain management.
Blueberry Kush notes (flavor and aromas)
In this section, we look at the four primary terpenes and how they influenced the taste and aromas of Blueberry Kush.
Pinene: (pine, woody, earthy)
Myrcene: (sweet, fruity, peppery)
Ocimene: (citrus, earthy, woody)
Humulene: (earthy, woody, spicy)
Limonene: (citrus, sweet, tangy)
Linalool: (sweet, floral, gentle spice)
Terpinolene: (sweet, pine, floral)
Phellandrene: (woody, minty, herbaceous)
Caryophyllene: (sweet, spicy, peppery)
When I smoked Blueberry Kush I was surprised to taste more of an earthy and sweet flavor with just a bit of blueberry. Both the Linalool and Caryophyllene contribute to the sweetness you will taste in Blueberry Kush. The earthy flavors will come from the Ocimene, Humulene, and Pinene, with the Limonene and Myrcene giving the fruity note that rolls subtly off the tongue.
The aromas of Blueberry Kush are sweet and will have a stronger smell with blueberry compared to the taste. There are soft undertones of earthy notes in the fragrance as well. Overall the nugs smell and taste amazing.
What do Blueberry Kush nugs look like?
Blueberry Kush nugs are generally wide, dense, and bulky because this is a 100% Indica strain. You should see some nice mint and lime green foliage, with a generous interweaving of orange pistils. While it depends on how your Blueberry Kush strain was cultivated, mine was coated in a generous amount of trichomes (see the photo above of the Blueberry Kush I purchased).
Here at Gentlemanotker, our team is passionate about finding the best strains at the best dispensaries across the United States. Our team has traveled and reviewed some of the best marijuana from Hawaii, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. In this article, I reviewed the award-winning Blueberry Kush and due to its unique terpenes, I found this strain to be amazing for relaxation, pain management, and sleep. This makes Blueberry Kush the perfect strain for an evening or nighttime smoke, but not the best for daytime, productivity, and socializing.