Aloha is a predominant sativa strain of cannabis that leaves you feeling upbeat and energetic, and is said to provide migraine relief. The Aloha strain has large flowers that look almost fluffy and are decorated with sparkling crystals and white wispy hairs.
If you get a whiff of this strain you’re sure to be transported to Hawaii… or at least really want to go there on vacation! The citrus, grass-like smell just screams tropics.
The potent sativa effects may be a little too much for some users and those who are not used to lots of THC. If you’re looking for a gentle buzz, it might be best to look elsewhere.
Below, we’ll take a closer look at the Aloha strain, what it smells and tastes like, its medical benefits and side effects, as well as how you can bring a little Hawaii to you and grow this strain yourself.
Due to the secrecy of the breeders of this strain, it’s hard to find information on the genetics of this tasty strain that gives you one heck of an energetic buzz.
Still, it is believed to be derived from sativa landrace strains, which are hardy cannabis plants found in Hawaii (of course).
This strain is known for keeping you alert and getting your thoughts buzzing. One hit of this strain, and you’re sure to feel the energy coursing through you, and its fruity tropical flavor is irresistible!
The origins of this strain are shrouded in mystery, but as the name would suggest this strain is believed to come from Hawaii. But we do know it’s a 100% pure sativa strain.
The Aloha strain is a very distinct plant with flowers that are not too big, and not too small, they’re just right! It kind of looks like a big glob. But don’t let this description put you off.
Aloha is a thing of beauty! It’s tightly packed at its core, but with fluffy leaves that unfurl from the fringes. It’s also a bright, yellowish green.
The color along with the sparkling crystals and white wispy hair certainly make this an eye-catching strain that almost looks like a magical, glittering rock.
Another notable feature of the Aloha bud is the striking and unique red pistils that are a huge contrast to the bright green color of the plant. The layer of fine, cloud-like white trichomes settles on the plant like snow, but can make them very sticky!
Aloha is a sweet bud, with citrus notes and tropical flavors. It truly is a Hawaiian bud! Aloha burns incredibly smooth and goes down so easy with a joint or a pipe. The sweetness of this bud is irresistible, and is delightfully citrusy when you exhale.
If Aloha is properly cured, it gives off a strong, citrusy scent that is definitely more on the sweet side, rather than being tangy, tart or sour. It definitely has a Hawaiian aroma, with notes of that iconic Hawaiian fruit, pineapple, and even grapefruit.
But it’s when you pick off the rustic flowers of the Aloha strain or grind it up that you unlock its herbal scent, which may remind you of another strain, Haze.
For those of you who don’t know, cannabinoids are a collection of substances that are found in the cannabis plant and are mainly cannabidiol (known as CBD) or THC. However, Aloha is incredibly low in CBD content and has a THC content of about 24%.
But while it does have a low amount of CBD (which is often found to have pain-relieving properties), Aloha still has some health benefits.
Caryophyllene is the most prevalent terpene found in Aloha, which has a peppery scent that makes your nose tingle. As well as having a peppery aroma, Caryophyllene gives strains spicy and diesel aromas that gives buds a lot of funk and pungency.
Caryophyllene is also found in strains that help relieve stress and anxiety, and isn’t just found in cannabis. You can also find it in cinnamon and cloves too.
Other terpenes found in Aloha are limonene which has a citrus aroma, and Myrcene which has a herbal aroma.
Strain Side Effects
Aloha is a very intense strain, so it’s bound to cause some side effects, especially for inexperienced users.
Unlike other pure sativa strains, you’re sure to feel the effects of Aloha straight away.
Soon after savoring the sweet flavors and citrus aromas, you might experience a throbbing around your eyes or temples. This strange, physical sensation will be accompanied by psychological symptoms, making what you can hear or see intense and layering it with new dimensions.
Kinda trippy, right? A lot of users even report a feeling of time dilation, or a disconnect between time and space. Put simply, time dilation feels like time is standing still or moving very, very slowly.
This can obviously be disconcerting to some, and Aloha can trigger intense, repetitive thinking which can be irritating at best and quite alarming and distressing at worst.
While Aloha can help you relax if you’re stressed, if you are susceptible to panic attacks you might want to give Aloha a miss. Aloha is also not recommended for those who have a low tolerance to THC.
It can be difficult to wrap your head around the lucid effects of Aloha, but once you do, you’ll be enjoying a rushing head high that can be pretty enjoyable!
Your head will fill with thoughts and ideas and everything and everyone will be a source of inspiration. It may even pull subconscious thoughts to the forefront and breathe new life into them.
Aloha is a great strain to enjoy with friends, as the cerebral effects are sure to get conversation flowing.
The effects of it are certainly infectious and will definitely make you more likely to engage in conversation, even with people you don’t know that well.
These cerebral effects can also be enjoyed solo, especially if you need to focus on a task. It can clear your mind of anything that is obstructing you from completing a task and help you get on with it.
Some users even report that the thought-provoking effects of Aloha helped them to brainstorm and come up with solutions to creative problems.
However, if you’re not planning on enjoying Aloha at a party or to spark some creativity, it can be used to even just make household chores like washing the dishes or doing the laundry a bit more fun!
Due to its lack of Indica influences, Aloha is definitely more of a head high than a body high, with little physical effects. Aloha is also best used in the mornings and afternoons, as when used at night it makes you too wired and keeps you up.
But what about its medical effects? Well, its lucid, energetic effects definitely have something to offer medical cannabis patients.
Its ability to make you acutely focused on a task can definitely be beneficial to those with ADD or ADHD and help you concentrate on one task at a time.
Plus, the uplifting effects can take the edge off those experiencing moderate levels of depression or stress. Plus, the ocular pressure that accompanies this strain’s high may also relieve those suffering with glaucoma.
Thanks to its Sativa influences, Aloha is a strain that uplifts you and leaves you feeling invigorated. Much like a vacation in Hawaii would!
The buds are fluffy, large, and dripping with crystals, red pistils, and covered with a down of white hair. Aloha buds have a deep, strong aroma of grass and citrus, and are packed with plenty of THC with levels reaching 24%.
While Aloha can motivate you and keep you energized and focused, the cerebral high can induce couch-lock and those who experience paranoia and extreme psychoactivity should avoid Aloha.
But for a nice, daytime high when you’re doing some boring chores, when you have a task to complete or are just hanging out with friends, Aloha is a great companion.
Strain Grow Info
Aloha is a closely guarded secret, and the seeds are not sold by commercial breeders.
Therefore, few are available online. But home growers can obtain clippings of mature plants that are healthy enough to create genetically identical ‘clones’ of the strain.
What makes Aloha so appealing to grow is that you can grow it indoors or outdoors, although for successful outdoor growing conditions must be on the more humid side. The ideal growing temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Strain Flowering Time
Aloha does take a long time to flower, and can flower at any time between 9 and 12 weeks.
Aloha plants are said to grow fairly tall. When growing Aloha indoors you should trim back your crops sooner rather than later, in order for the leaves to grow to naturally accommodate indoor spaces.
No matter the occasion, Aloha is a great daytime high! But – like most things in life – it is best enjoyed with friends, so if you’re bringing it to a party, make sure you bring enough to go around! Aloha is sure to give the party a great, tropical buzz.
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