Lemon Tree is an attractive hybrid strain that, while beneficial for pain, is rather THC heavy. This award winning strain boast an average 17-25% THC count with a CBD concentration of 1% or less making it rather potent. The strain gains notoriety for its strong bodily relaxation effects, unique taste, and smell. Many that partake report that the strain contains an earthy citrus infused smell mixed with that of diesel fuel. This is not surprising as the hybrid is a cross between Lemon Skunk and Sour Diesel.
Winning San Francisco’s High Times Cannabis Cup for best hybrid and placing second at Seattle’s in 2014 the strain continues to be popular among medicinal, as well as, casual users today. The expected experience is described as a calm more loose feeling which stems from the high THC contents found in the strain giving the user a strong euphoric sensation within the body, and a stimulating cerebral trip. The hybrid’s ratio is a 50/50 even balance between sativa and indica creating a high that invigorates, in most cases the mind primarily, and eases bodily tension.The effects act quickly beginning with a euphoric head high slowly transitioning to a smooth weightless feeling of calmness. Users account that the taste is as memorable as the smell.
Created on the coast in Santa Monica Mountains in California, Lemon Tree was left to develop in house for close to a decade. Of those 10 years, the hybrid cross was blended until eventually this specific phenotype was discovered. The unique alluring harsh sour diesel smell mixed with a trace of lemon that Lemon Tree generates perfectly highlights the actual taste the user will experience. This attracted many during its introduction in 2014 when the strain hit the spotlight leading to the hybrid winning two awards that year in San Francisco and Seattle. In doing so, Lemon Tree spread throughout the state and fashion, developed prior to the strains popularity, became much more wide spread increasing the hybrids acclaim as a whole.
Lemon Tree is a balanced hybrid with a split down the middle containing 50% indica and 50% sativa. The parents of the strain amount to multiple hybrids with more indica than sativa. Of the indica, such strains as Northern Lights and Afghani converged into the aforementioned Sour Diesel. The end product, having undergone many transitions, becomes an evenly balanced mixture.
Having the taste of lemon flavored candy with added citrus combined with a woody after taste is due to the exceptional terpene profile. The primary terpenes are Myrecene, Limonene, and Alpha-Pinene.
Limonene is a chemical used primarily to bolster weight loss, aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer, and acts as a treatment for bronchitis. It is found within the peels of citrus fruits along with other plants. The chemical alone is utilized as a medicine, added to ointments and creams when needed. Evidence is still needed to understand more of what other conditions might be treated with Limonene and how effective it may be for said conditions.
Pinene found within the strain has many health benefits and adds the woody smell along with the flavor. The health benefits that surround Alpha-Pinene contribute to boosts memory, organ protection, promotion of respiratory improvement, and work as an antibacterial. Similar to Limonene research is still needed on the terpene; however the health benefits are showing a great deal of promise.
What Consumers are Saying:
Patients who consume the Lemon Tree strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
- Pain Relief
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Lemon Tree may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.
Some users reported dry eyes and nervousness.