Blue Headband, AKA Blueberry Headband, is a strain that seizes on some popular genetics to offer a well-balanced high. Developed by prolific breeders Emerald Triangle Seeds, creators of Emerald Jack and Cherry OG, this bud’s background is more complicated than its name implies — rather than a simple cross between Blueberry and Headband, this strain is actually a cross between Blueberry, Emerald OG Kush, Cali Sour D, and Pre-98 Bubba Kush.
The high from Blueberry Headband takes hold quickly, surprising smokers with a constricted sensation around the eyes and temples (the “headband” in its name may actually reference this feeling, rather than staple strain Headband). Users may also detect an uptick in mental energy, although the bud’s physical relaxation keeps this cerebral kick from becoming overstimulating. Early stages of the high may be marked by altered perceptions such as visual distortion or a trippy sense of time dilation — atmospheric music or movies can be a good way to enhance this psychedelic edge. As smokers acclimate to Blueberry Headband’s vibe, they feel a deep sense of physical and mental calm. This balanced feeling can be a great way to enjoy recreational activities like hiking or lounging on the beach. It can also be an effective work aid, whether you need to accomplish analytical tasks or more creative work. As the high wears on or as the dosage is increased, Blueberry Headband’s relaxation slips into sedation. The high is said to be particularly long-lasting, even for cannabis veterans. This bud is a good option for waking-and-baking or for enjoying in the afternoon to early evening; it can leave smokers wired if consumed before bed.
Blueberry Headband may also have several benefits for medical cannabis patients. Its tendency to bring about mental focus while sustaining physical relaxation can be a boon to those with attention deficit disorders. It may also soothe aches and pains, whether temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like fibromyalgia or arthritis. Meanwhile, anti-inflammatory effects can relieve everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Finally, Blueberry Headband can temporarily blunt the symptoms of stress and depression, helping the afflicted to spend their time more consciously and presently. Patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC should consume with cautions due to this strain’s slightly cerebral onset.
As enjoyable for social use as it is when shared with friends, Blueberry Headband’s versatility makes it a good all-purpose hybrid.