We are fans of the Tangerine Dream strain of cannabis here at our Wasilla, AK dispensary, and we are certainly not alone. This is a favorite among cannabis connoisseurs and won first place overall in the 2010 Cannabis Cup. Since then the strain has only become more refined and potent.
When it comes to cannabis, strong parentage yields strong offspring, and Tangerine Dream has a legendary heritage. These hearty nugs are the result of careful breeding by Amsterdam’s finest seed cultivator Barney’s Farm. Barney’s combined the strong THC production and citrus flavor of G13 with the deeply sedative effects of a naturally harvested Afghani indica. The resulting phenotype was crossed with a terpene rich Neville Haze to create a well-balanced hybrid that has become a favorite of both recreational and medical cannabis consumers.
Tangerine Dream was carefully cultivated to meet the needs of working medical patients making it a great choice as well for outdoor enthusiasts enjoying the Mat-Su Valley. In small to moderate doses, this strain tends to relax the body and dulls severe pain while maintaining mental clarity, energy, and an uplifting mood. For that reason, it’s a great daytime strain for people in the Mat-Su borough suffering from chronic pain, cramping, attention deficit, mood disorders or depression. When taken more liberally, this strain can be far more body-heavy and can lead to intense introspection and couch lock. Recreational consumers tend to enjoy the euphoric feeling and the relaxed silliness that accompany it.
The real treat of Tangerine Dream is the aroma and flavor. Both are dominated by the unmistakable essence of a sweet clementine orange with spicy, earthy undertones. The buds are frosty with bright orange pistils clawing their way through the snowy cover of rich trichromes. The smoke is smooth, with mild diesel notes and the exhale yields the remarkable taste of a slightly bitter orange peel. The signature aroma tends to be muted when this strain is made into an extract or edibles, so true cannabis lovers like to hold out for well-cured buds over adulterated products. Eight years after winning the marijuana world’s most coveted prize, Tangerine Dream flowers continue to improve with every harvest. For marijuana enthusiasts in the Matanuska Valley who crave a well-rounded smoking experience, this strain is a dream come true!