When it comes to celebrity cannabis advocates, there's arguably no one more committed than Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion, of late). No surprise, then, that this potent strain has borrowed his good name. Snoop's Dream is a cross between the hugely popular Blue Dream and award-winning indica Master Kush. It's a balanced hybrid that leans towards the drowsy, indica side. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 gives Snoop's Dream high marks, with a THC content of between 18% and a whopping 25%.
Like the man himself, Snoop's Dream stands out from the crowd with visually striking flowers. Medium to large in size, the buds cluster together in dense, almost spherical formations. The wide, curly leaves appear forest green and have a profusion of hairy orange pistils. Some phenotypes of this strain also have eye-catching streaks of deep purple; this surprising color comes about when pigments called anthocyanins are agitated by cold weather during the growing process -- a process very similar to the way that depleted chlorophyll levels cause foliage to change color in autumn. Snoop's Dream's already-colorful flowers are made even more vibrant by a coating of cloudy white trichomes that give the buds appearance and sticky texture. Parent strain Blue Dream makes itself known in Snoop Drea's predominantly fruity blueberry aroma. Some more kushy, woodsy flavors are also lurking underneath the sweeter top notes. When combusted, this strain may give off a harsh, cough-inducing smoke; on the exhale, though, this smoke tastes like a winning combination of fruit and pine. Savor the taste of Snoop's Dream by using a vape or smoking out of a clean pipe.
Snoop's Dream has a high that creeps up slowly but surely, eventually calming users with a tingling feeling of total physical relaxation. Breathing may come more easily and muscular tension may evaporate. Although relaxed, smokers of this strain also remain alert and able to maintain lucid thought processes and conversations. A sense of warm euphoria is also commonly reported. These effects make Snoop's Dream great for creative work. Similarly, it can be a good way to think about an entrenched problem from a new angle. Although this strain comes with a slight sativa edge, it isn't likely to inspire productivity and may not the best choice if you have a significant amount of work to accomplish. That said, the combination of mental and physical relaxation makes these flowers an especially potent aphrodisiac in the right set and setting. Snoop's Dream is recommended for use in late afternoon to nighttime, just before bed.
Snoop's Dream also has a range of uses for medical cannabis patients. It can numb troublesome aches and pains, whether they're temporary or chronic, as due to disease. It may also take the edge off of the difficult symptoms of psychological conditions like stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In high enough doses, Snoop's Dream can bring about some dreams of your own, relieving insomnia and easing you into a deep and relaxing sleep. Beware of dry eyes and dry mouth when enjoying this strain. On the plus side, this strain's relatively mild sativa effects mean that it comes with a lower risk of paranoia, and is a safer option for those who are prone to panic.
No cannabis producers have made seeds of Snoop's Dream available for commercial sale. Any prospective growers will need to obtain clippings from mature plants in order to grow genetically identical "clones." Snoop's Dream can be cultivated indoors or out, although successful outdoor growing calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The short and bushy plants may require regular pruning, as broad fan leaves can block light and air from reaching any low-growing flowering nodes. Those looking to bring out this strain's purple hues should also stimulate the aforementioned anthocyanin pigments by exposing plants to cold (but not freezing) temperatures just before flowering begins.
Snoop Dogg himself has made several ventures into the newly legal cannabis market, but this unofficial, unendorsed strain has the potential to mark his cannabis legacy. With rock-solid genetics, a dynamic taste, and a crowd-pleasing high, Snoop's Dream is an excellent option for a hang session with friends or a solo, low-key night in.