Tangerine dream is a balanced hybrid strain with 50% Sativa and 50% Indica. It is however generally considered to be slightly sativa dominant and has high THC levels that can go up to 25%. It is an award winning popular hybrid that is known to have a calming mental uplift coupled with deep muscle relaxation and pain relief. It does not blur the smokers mind but induces euphoria, happiness and creativity. Too much indulgence in this strain may result in “couch lock”.
Tangerine dream smells like fresh, summery oranges and its fragrance can be expressed as citrusy, sweet berries with slight dank undertones. This hybrid, a creation of Barney’s Farm Seeds is a result of crossing G13, Afghan and Neville’s Haze. It contains beneficial medicinal properties that help alleviate symptoms of depression, arthritis, insomnia, lack of appetite and other conditions. It also offers relief to patients who struggle with mood disorders and anxiety.
This strain is ideal for evening use.
Tangerine Dream has heavy effects that are soothing due to its high THC content. It provides an enraptured mental high and profound physical relaxation and can be said to be very energizing and induces a state of euphoria leaving one feeling happy, relaxed and uplifted.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
- Sleep Inducing
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Tangerine Dream is ideal for patients requiring high doses of THC of up to 25%, it also follows that new patients may get overwhelmed by this strain. That said it has a minor side effects such as the usual dry mouth, dry and itchy eyes and dehydration.
Hydration and moisturizing eye drops will help reduce these negative effects.
New patients may experience an overwhelming sense of euphoria which may fade out over time.
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Eyes
Hydrating in advance will help to reduce the anticholinergic effects caused by this strain. The red eyes are nothing to worry about. THC causes the capillaries in the eyes to dilate causing more blood to flow to the eyes. Expect this effect to wear out as soon as the THC is out of your system.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
Less commonly, a patient may experience mild bouts of anxiety and instances of slight dizziness. Paranoia may also be noted in patients who have never tried cannabis before.
Medical Benefits of Tangerine Dream
Patient reported medical conditions that can benefit from Tangerine Dream strain include:
- Chronic Pain
- Bipolar Disorder
- Loss of Appetite
Terpenes present in a particular strain create the scents and aromas of that strain. They also boost the therapeutic properties of the strains because they add medicinal benefits. Tangerine Dream has terpenes that produce aromas reminiscent of tangy, citrus fruits with dank undertones.
The following terpenes are present in this strain in differing amounts: caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene and Terpinolene.
This terpene is also present in hops and has a woody smell. It is thought to have anti proliferative potential, which means the ability to hinder the multiplication of cells or tissues. This makes it useful in fighting tumors especially those of cancerous origin.
Myrcene adds to the therapeutic potential of this strain. It has sedative and relaxing properties. It also has antiproliferative and anti-oxidant properties. When free radicals are left to linger around the DNA of cells, they can trigger the formation of abnormal cells which eventually lead to the formation of tumors.
This terpene smells of pine trees. It is a bronchodilator and may help in relieving symptoms of asthma. It also helps in increasing memory and retention capacity.
This strain has a mix of peppery and spicy notes. It is the only terpene that has the ability to bind directly to cannabinoid receptors. It provides relief from pain and anxiety.
Limonene has the smell of lemons and you expect to find this terpene in most citrus fruits. It is a popular mood enhancer which is ideal for reducing stress and symptoms of depression. It also offers anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
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