The same psychoactive compound also stimulates the appetite while relieving users of various aches. However, before it reaches the gastrointestinal tract, it first relaxes the muscles all over the body beginning from the temples. As it soothes cramps in the stomach, it allows patients suffering from cachexia or eating disorders like anorexia to enjoy a meal without the unnecessary spasms.
Thus, in spite of its natural propensity for tropical Mediterranean weather, Dutch Haze still performs well in the northern hemisphere. It may take longer to mature though, usually flowering from the last week of October to the middle of November. It produces up to 450 grams of buds per plant.
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What sets Dutch Haze apart from its parent is its intense bodily effects. After inducing an equally impressive head high, its THC of up to 27% begins to soothe the muscles until it is fully relaxed rather than energized.
Dutch Passion is among the top seed banks around the world. In fact, the group was crowned Best Seed Bank in 2014 at Spannabis for the service it has provided since 1987. As such, it should come as no surprise that its product Dutch Haze is an extremely valuable strain for both the recreational and medicinal community.
For example, apart from raising the mood, the happy high also reduces stress. At the same time, it stabilizes turbulent emotions that are often exacerbated by chronic dread or anxiety from life’s stressors. This is also precisely why the strain works effectively as anti-depressant in the management of mental health conditions like depression and PTSD.
Dosage plays a major factor with regard to how one experiences Dutch Haze. Beyond individual tolerance, it can trigger anxiety as it heightens awareness and sharpens the senses. This is especially true for people who are susceptible the condition. Hence, it is important to start small and slow before gradually building it up.
Most Sativa-dominant strains are lanky and Dutch Haze is no different. However, one major difference is that it is a lot sturdier. It has a natural resistance to spider mites which can stunt a plant’s growth or health. Meanwhile, its airy structure provides it with good resistance to humidity-related problems like mold or mildew.
Dutch Haze has a cerebral-focused onset that begins with a rush of euphoria that clears the mind. It creates a path for thoughts to flow and form freely and, in doing so, raises creativity levels. Moreover, it boosts low energy levels while raising the mood. Because of its great wake and bake qualities, the Sativa-dominant strain is best used during the day particularly early or mid afternoon.
Dutch Haze exhibits the excellence of the long-time seed bank Dutch Passion with its intense cerebral high. Read our full strain review.