Lemon Haze Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi January 18, 2023 - 6 min read
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Lemon Haze is delicious and potent, and it can also be deceiving.

Nothing is surprising about the aroma and flavor of this sativa-dominant hybrid; it smells and tastes like a basket of fresh lemons, along with undertones of other citrus fruits and earth. Nothing is surprising about its potency, either: it averages nearly 20% THC content and can hit 25% in some batches.

Here’s where this strain can fool you. It delivers a powerfully euphoric high that’s stimulating, energizing, motivating, and creative. However, a strong body buzz can sneak up on smokers who aren’t used to high-THC weed or those who’ve toked a few too many times. That will interrupt their activity by planting them firmly on the couch.


This is a powerful weed, but you might not realize it at first. Lemon Haze’s head high comes on slowly.

It often starts with minor distortions of sights or sounds before it blossoms into overpowering cerebral excitement. That euphoria delivers a boost of energy and motivation, impelling many users to get off their feet and get some work done. There can be an increase in creativity, and the mood elevation quickly eliminates stress and negative thoughts.

However, the physical effects of Lemon Haze may take over. They’re just relaxing at first, but over time they get stronger — and those who’ve hit the pipe heavily or aren’t experienced users can easily find that the strain’s motivation and energy have been subdued by a couch lock that’s impossible to ignore. Sedation and sleep aren’t common, but lethargy’s a definite possibility.

Lemon Haze is an extremely sociable weed, terrific for getting a party started or keeping it going. It can also make solo activities at home more fun, and some find it to be sexually arousing. Some heavy users claim that Lemon Haze is a great bud for wake-and-bake or daytime use, but be careful. This strain’s body stone can step in and ruin your plans for the day in a hurry.

Bottom Line: Lemon Haze delivers an exceedingly happy high that can also be energizing and motivating. But its body buzz gets stronger and stronger over time and can wind up being couch-locking.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 4/5
  • Creative: 3/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 2/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

As with most strong weed strains, you can experience cottonmouth and dry eyes during and after smoking Lemon Haze. However, the potency of the strain can be problematic for novice users, those who smoke too much, and those already suffering from anxiety. They occasionally experience dizziness, increased anxiety, or even paranoia.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 3/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

Medical marijuana patients use Lemon Haze to help with a variety of conditions.

They say the strain’s uplifting effects are perfect for dealing with the negative and recurring thoughts and fears that cause mental health issues like stress and anxiety, as well as depression. The focused head high is also appreciated by some who have been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

Pain patients say that Lemon Haze is almost as good for their medical issues. They use this weed to help overcome problems like migraines, menstrual cramps, and less-serious chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis, back pain, or fibromyalgia. And when used in higher doses, MMJ users say, it’s also effective against more serious pain.

Flavor and Aroma


That’s, not surprisingly, what you’ll smell as soon as you get a whiff of Lemon Haze. Its fragrance is almost overpoweringly citrus fruit — and even though you might think of skunky weed as the type of aroma that can’t be “hidden” from the outside world, the Lemon Haze scent will also spread throughout any enclosed space. There’s a little spice and earth in there, too.

As for the taste of the strain’s cream smoke, it’s more of the same. Lemon and other citrus flavors blend perfectly together, with the spice and earth acting as perfect accents. Delicious.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 5/5
  • Fruity: 2/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 1/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

A 19% THC level means weed is potent, and that’s the average THC content of Lemon Haze as measured in the lab. But if you measure it by the flower sold in dispensaries, you’d swear that the 19% number is low. You’ll often see Lemon Haze available with anywhere from 22-25% THC content. CBD, CBC, and CBG levels are all well below 1%.

The dominant terpenes found in this strain include myrcene, limonene, and bergamotene; the latter is a terp that’s found in the bergamot orange. Pinene, phellandrene, and terpinolene are also present at significant levels.


It’s not known who originally bred Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk to produce this delicious strain. Several cultivators have claimed credit and sell their own versions of the seeds and plants, but none can document their “creation” of Lemon Haze.

Silver Haze is a potent sativa strain known for its active, clear-headed cerebral high and earthy flavor; Lemon Skunk is less sativa-leaning and slightly less potent, and it contributes its uplifting effects along with some relaxation. And of course, Lemon Skunk is the parent that gives Lemon Haze its yummy flavor and aroma, although the skunk genes apparently stayed home.

Where to Buy Lemon Haze Seeds

Feminized Lemon Haze seeds are available from many online sellers like Crop King Seeds, ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana), and MSNL (Marijuana Seeds NL). 420 Seeds and Seed Connect carry standard Lemon Haze seeds, and Seedsman and Home Grown Cannabis Company sell an autoflowering version.

Similar Strains

If you can’t get your hands on Lemon Haze, others to try to include Mimosa, Haze Berry, Pineapple Express — and if you don’t mind the skunk, parent strain Lemon Skunk.

Lemon Haze Strain Review: FAQ

Q: Is Lemon Haze a sativa?
A: It’s a hybrid strain, but it leans heavily sativa. Lemon Haze generally has a 70% sativa/30% indica mix of genetics.

Q: What’s the difference between Lemon Haze and Super Lemon Haze?
A: In terms of lineage, they’re quite similar, but one of Super Lemon Haze’s parents is Super Silver Haze instead of Silver Haze. That gives Super Lemon Haze a heavier body stone than Lemon Haze and a taste that’s less lemon and more skunk.