The Hawaiian Haze hemp strain is one of the original hemp cultivars bred specifically for the smokable hemp flower market. Bred by Oregon CBD Seeds, Hawaiian Haze is a sativa dominant hybrid cross of DC Haze “CC” x Early Resin Berry (ERB). The strain gets its name from the tangy & fruity aroma of its large dense flowers.
Since its debut, Hawaiian Haze has become somewhat of a staple in the hemp flower scene, and it has even earned itself a few awards. In 2020 it was awarded 1st place in the High Times Hemp Cup, 1st place in the Outstanding Terpenes Golden Grow Awards, and in 2021 it took 3rd place in the High Times Hemp Cup.
As new cultivars hit the scene and push older strains to the side Hawaiian Haze is still a highly desirable strain among consumers of hemp flower.
When it comes to cannabinoids & terpenes, there are certainly other CBD hemp flower strains that contain higher percentages, but that isn’t to say this strain lacks in terms of effects or flavor. At around 15-19% CBD and 2% total terpenes on average the Hawaiian Haze hemp strain has plenty to offer.
Major terpenes present in this strain include Myrcene, alpha-Pinene, beta-caryophyllene, & Limonene.
•Myrcene: Found in mangos and hops. Contributes to the ‘peppery’ aroma in beer. Thought by many to have relaxing or even mildly sedating effects.
•alpha-Pinene: Found in pine needles, orange peels, & basil. Gives pine trees their piney scent. Studies have shown strong anti-inflammatory and bronchodilation properties.
•beta-Caryophyllene: Found in Rosemary, hops, & cloves. Peppery/spicy aroma. This terpene binds to CB2 receptors and has strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It is also thought to have potential for pain and anxiety relief.
•Limonene: Found in citrus fruits and in other plants. Citrus aroma. This terpene is fascinating because of its ability to absorb & remove damaging free radicals in the body that would otherwise injure our cells. There is speculation that regular use could lower the risk of certain cancers and signs of aging by reducing oxidative stress.
All in all, a great strain and a must try for every hemp flower connoisseur!