Although it has a somewhat generic name, Lemon Sativa is anything but. This strain offers memorable citrus flavors and an energetic, long-lasting high. Unfortunately, the bud's original breeders and its genetic lineage are not well documented. Nevertheless, Lemon Sativa has won plenty of fans.
Visually speaking, Lemon Sativa's flowers are not particularly striking. The buds are typically small to medium in size and maintain an elongated, almost cylindrical shape. True to their sativa roots, these flowers have a loose and piecey bud structure, with spindly and ragged-looking leaves that twist loosely away from each other. The drab, olive-green leaves are interspersed with dark brown and orange pistils and are coated with sticky, cloudy white trichomes that account for their potency.
When properly cured, flowers of Lemon Sativa give off an unmistakable lemon scent. A closer inspection, though, may also reveal some light floral and herbal aromas. When these thin flowers are pulled apart or ground up, they may give off more of a skunky odor; this skunkiness tends to intensify in the form of a thick, acrid when the buds are combusted in a pipe or a joint. On the exhale, Lemon Sativa mingles citrus flavors with a deeply sour undercurrent. Those toking in public settings may want to take some odor control precautions, as this can be a very pungent smoke.
Unsurprisingly, given its sativa nature, Lemon Sativa begins working its magic relatively soon after it's consumed. Smokers are quickly struck by a head high whose initial symptoms include a feeling of constriction around the temples and lower forehead; a flushing in the cheeks is also common. As these odd sensations become more familiar, smokers may notice that their thoughts have taken on a newly cerebral bent, with ideas moving around quickly in free association. Otherwise mundane topics (or even objects) may take on a new fascination. For some, this can result in a pronounced chattiness that can be right at home in social situations. Lemon Sativa's buzzy mental stimulation may also allow for bouts of productivity on detailed analytical tasks. Meanwhile, those who aren't feeling particularly productive can enjoy the strain's acutely brainy effects while working on boring household chores like doing the dishes.
Even as this high wears on, its energetic properties remain strong and unabated. Consumers who are so inclined can use this physical jolt to accomplish anything from moderate exercise to sex, given the right company and circumstances. Lemon Sativa may also set the stage for some mellow. Introspective solo time -- give it a try on your next camping or hiking trip for a uniquely contemplative experience. Thanks to its mostly upbeat vibes, Lemon Sativa is recommended for daytime consumption; for experienced cannabis users, it can be a great wake-and-bake treat.
In additional to its recreational value, Lemon Sativa's mostly mental effects lend it a few applications for medical cannabis patients. The strain's pervasive cerebral state can help those with attention deficit disorder to sustain focus on single tasks. Meanwhile, its capacity for open-minded and conscious thinking can temporarily improve the symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, Lemon Sativa's anti-inflammatory properties may offer some relief from everyday aches and pains like headaches, cramps, and nausea. However, because it can lead to some obsessive, recursive patterns of thinking, this bud is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Home growers may be disappointed to find that seeds of this elusive strain are not available for purchase online. Instead, those looking to cultivate Lemon Sativa should seek out clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to propagate genetically identical "clones." The strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success depends on a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This pure sativa can grow quite tall and branchy, calling for indoor gardeners to occasionally prune and trim their crops to keep height manageable. Lemon Sativa is ready for harvest after about 9 to 10 weeks.
Lemon Sativa is a must-try for both sativa lovers and terpene connoisseurs. Its pervasive energy and good mood are right at home in a variety of settings.