Mimosa, sometimes called Purple Mimosa (purple is noticeable in the beautiful buds), delivers many of the same effects as the always-popular brunch cocktail — without the likelihood of a hangover.
Mimosa is a high-THC, sativa-dominant (70/30) strain. It’s a great daytime choice whose primary effects are uplifting and cerebral, providing a focused head high and a relaxing body high, delivering a motivating, happy and sociable high.
And like the cocktail, Mimosa smells and tastes great. Its strong citrus aroma and flavor, with some berry and herbal notes, are ideal for toking up at brunch. For that matter, it’s great when waking up, or before dinner, or when you’re imagining yourself relaxing on a tropical beach.
The Effects and Side Effects
Mimosa’s effects are exactly what you’re looking for when you want to smoke before tackling a challenging project. They’re also welcome when you have to motivate yourself to tackle a more mundane one. Many love it as a wake-and-bake strain to enjoy before heading to work.
Mimosa hits with an energizing and happy buzz, lifting the spirits and clearing the mind. Motivation and focus are likely to increase, thanks to the strain’s sativa-dominant lineage. The body effects aren’t as powerful; they’re tingly and relaxing, but won’t tie you down when you want to go about your day while enjoying an uplifting Mimosa buzz.
This is a strain with high THC content, though, so it has the potential to eventually overwhelm newer users and induce sleepiness. The same can even happen to experienced smokers who love the flavor and effects so much that they go overboard and consume too much.
That high THC level can also cause anxiety, panic attacks, or paranoia in users who are already prone to anxiety problems, even more so if they’re new to high-THC strains. Caution is a very good idea.
Mimosa is also quite likely to cause cottonmouth, no matter the user’s experience level. Be sure to stay hydrated when enjoying this strain — and don’t use it before bed, because it will keep you up for a while unless you hit the pipe way too hard.
- Energy: 5/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 2/5
- Mood: 5/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 5/5
- Dry Eyes: 3/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: Mimosa is a great wake-and-bake or daytime strain, delivering an energetic, happy and uplifting brain high while relaxing the body without a sedative effect — unless you smoke too much of it.
The Health Effects & Benefits
Both medical and recreational users alike tend to report a significant mood boost after enjoying Mimosa. That’s exactly what many patients dealing with stress, depression or chronic fatigue are looking for when choosing a weed strain.
Mimosa may also improve focus, potentially making it a great choice for those dealing with attention deficit disorders. Some patients say it’s a good way to deal with headaches and migraines. And the strain’s tendency to bring on the munchies makes it valuable for those with low appetites.
Flavor and Aroma
The Mimosa you order at brunch is deliciously sweet and sour, and the weed strain delivers the same types of scents and tastes.
The citrusy aroma and flavor dominate the sensory experience, but there are also notes of spice, herbs, earth, and pine, which are particularly noticeable when you take a toke or two. A delightful berry flavor may linger in the aftertaste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 2/5
- Citrus: 5/5
- Fruity: 4/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 2/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Tests have put the average THC content in samples of Mimosa at 20%, but the weed available at dispensaries is often a great deal more potent. THC levels in the mid-20s aren’t uncommon at retail outlets, and there have been some samples that come in with a whopping 30% THC content. CBD, CBG, and CBC levels are ordinarily well below 0.5%.
Both the mood-elevating effects and delicious flavor and aroma of Mimosa are largely thanks to the terpenes limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool. Myrcene and pinene are also present in decent amounts.
Mimosa arrived on the cannabis scene in 2017, released by the Northern California breeder
Symbiotic Genetics. That company may be best known for its Tangie strain, and one child bred from Tangie is the delicious, Sativa-dominant Clementine strain.
Symbiotic Genetics crossed Clementine with potent, indica-dominant Purple Punch — and Mimosa was the impressive result. It combines Clementine’s citrus and mood elevation with Purple Punch’s powerfully relaxing effects, creating a classic “best of both worlds” strain with high THC content.
Similar Strains to Mimosa
Tangie and Clementine may be the best comparisons for Mimosa, because of their taste and energetic, focused head high; they won’t provide the same body relaxation, though. Lemon Thai and Super Lemon Haze are other citrusy choices that will deliver a strong and uplifting head high.
For similar effects to Mimosa without a dominant citrus flavor, Gorilla Cake, Strawberry Cough, and Pineapple Express are worth investigating.
Mimosa Strain Review: FAQ
Q: Is Mimosa v6 the same thing as the Mimosa strain?
A: No, it’s a phenotype that Symbiotic Genetics created by crossing Tangie with Purple Punch F2. The flavor has more of a grape candy component in addition to the citrus taste, and it delivers a greater amount of traditional indica effects. That makes Mimosa v6 somewhat more sedating, although the soaring and focused head high still remains.
Q: Is it possible to grow Mimosa on your own and end up with the type of THC content that can approach 30%?
A: Growing Mimosa isn’t particularly difficult. Reaching that level of potency is the harder assignment. The first task is finding the seeds; that used to be nearly impossible since the strain was only developed in the late 2010s, but feminized Mimosa seeds are starting to become more available. The strain is relatively easy to grow since it’s resistant to pests and disease. But Mimosa plants need ideal soil conditions and many more nutrients than normal in order to encourage high-end THC production. Unless you’re an experienced grower who’s ready to provide your plants with lots of TLC, buying Mimosa off the shelf may be the smarter approach.