We’re back again covering another exciting strain in DC’s newly regulated cannabis industry. This week we’re covering Lemonnade, a euphoric, uplifting strain that’s name is spelled with two n’s on purpose. This potent powerhouse is one of the most sativa-dominant strains we’ve tried. We think you’ll love its creativity-amplifying and energy-inducing effects that make it a great choice for relief on the go as well as enjoying creative pastimes. In this strain profile and review, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about the Lemonnade strain, including its lineage phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.
The Lemonnade strain, also known as The Original Lemonnade, is a 70/30 sativa-dominant hybrid cross between two unknown strains. Lemonnade was first propagated by Growing Passion, who have worked hard to keep the strain’s exact lineage under wraps. It was named after its flavor profile, which is overwhelmingly lemon scented and reminiscent of fresh-squeezed lemonade with a dank earthy tinge to it. Its dense, spade-shaped flowers contain 15-25% THC, making it a super potent cerebral strain best enjoyed during the day or during productive hours at your favorite creative hobby. Its unique flavors, effects, and potency levels make it a great choice for treating a variety of ills and ailments, too.
Cultivating the Lemonnade strain is rated as moderately difficult to do. The strain can be a bit of a bugger to track down, though it isn’t unheard of to find seeds or clones in legal markets. Growing the strain does require a lot of room since it’s a sativa-dominant strain that tends to reach enormous sizes. To keep her growth manageable, Lemonnade requires a lot of topping, trimming, and training early on in the growth process to encourage better yields and lower the risk of cola burn. It’s also worth noting that the dense flowers should be monitored closely in regards to humidity to help avoid mold or powdery mildew.
The Lemonnade strain is pretty standard when it comes to flower. It doesn’t look like anything fancy, which is strange considering its high potency and unique flavors and aromas. While growing, the strain is notably tall and sativa-dominant, with narrow water leaves and taller stature. The colas are average sized and break into several smaller buds. Each one ranges in shades of light green and golden yellow with saturated orange pistils. They’re also covered in a thin layer of crystalline trichomes, giving the flowers a sticky, shiny, milky white sheen. All in all, it’s easy on the eyes, but it looks like standard weed.
Lemonnade Scent, Flavor, and Effects
Lemonnade smells and tastes exactly as you’d imagine it would. Many users say that it has a very classic flavor, like your grandpa’s favorite strain. We’d have to agree. Lemonnade tastes just like actual lemonade with the dank earthy weed flavors you’ve come to expect. The inhale is very earthy and herbal, bringing forth slightly sweet and sour flavors of a mix of fresh herbs and other natural flavors. The smoke itself is pretty thick and peppery, guaranteeing to get a few coughs out of you. The exhale is notably sweet and lemon-tinged, though the exhale brings forth a bright, lip-puckering sourness. The final impression is lemonade with some dank musky earth notes.
The scent is very similar to the flavor in the sense that it is overwhelmingly sour and lemony in nature. The buds on the living plant take on more natural notes of pine, herbs, and earth. As they dry, the scent mellows into a more earthen aroma. However, all of that changes when the flowers are ground or chopped. Each nug releases a bright sweet and lemon aroma that becomes more and more prominent the longer you sniff it. The overall impression is very similar to lemonade with an earthy tinge to it.
Lemonnade is best known for its effects, though. It promotes a plethora of sativa-dominant effects that feel as bright as the strain smells and tastes. One puff of this strain and you’ll be hit hard with a burst of energizing and uplifting effects that can help you find the motivation to go on with your day, regardless of what kind of mood you’re in. This effect makes way for creativity and focus, improving motivation and energy levels and making even the most mundane tasks seem exciting and refreshing. While the strain is more mentally potent and euphoric, it does offer some very minor physical relief in the body that won’t slow you down or make you feel sluggish.
Medical Uses of Lemonnade
Lemonnade offers a variety of medical effects thanks to its great mix of effects and higher than average THC levels ranging from 15-25%. Between the euphoric, mood-improving boost and the clear-headed focus, Lemonnade is a great choice for those suffering from chronic stress or fatigue, depression, and even the symptoms of attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders. While it doesn’t promote a super potent body high or lots of physical relief, it’s still a pretty great choice for combating some physical issues like nausea, inflammation, and appetite loss. The strain is best when used during the day or on the go.
Lemonnade Strain Review
Lemonnade is one of those strains that just has an incredibly classic feel to it. Our first impression of the sample buds we received was that the smell was very pungent and powerful. Grinding it up released lots of bright citrus terps and a pleasant, refreshing herbaceousness. The flavor itself was delectable, with tart sour notes of sour lemon and fresh, earthy herbs. The strain really scores points in the effects category, promoting a bright energetic mental effect and some mild physical relief that helps without hindering. All in all, if we had to give it a star rating, Lemonnade gets a 4.9, only losing points for its average appearance. The next time you see it available on the menu at your favorite smoke shop, be sure to give it a try.