Super Lemon Haze Cannabis Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi March 08, 2023 - 6 min read
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Super Lemon Haze (sometimes simply referred to as SLH) is a great example of a child who may have become as well-known as their famous parent. This 80/20 sativa-dominant strain is descended from Super Silver Haze, which won three Cannabis Cups in the 1990s; SLH won two of its own in the 2000s.

The Super Lemon Haze experience is energizing and delicious. The head high is powerfully euphoric, creative and even arousing, with a body buzz that’s calming and relaxing, and THC levels that can range from 19% to 25%. This bud is great for daytime or wake-and-bake use.

Even the aroma and flavor of this strain are energizing: delicious, tart lemon that’s much like Lemonheads candy. The citrus is balanced by notes of herbs and spice, but the lemon shines through.


Many users say this weed is a better wake-up tool than a morning cup of coffee.

Everyday stress and long-term anxiety issues have no chance against the mood-elevating power of Super Lemon Haze. It’s coupled with an extremely happy, energetic head high that may start a bit foggy (because of the strain’s potency) but becomes motivating and creative for the duration of the SLH experience.

There is a body buzz accompanying the cerebral effects, but it’s a mild one. Muscle and joints relax, but the feeling is usually invigorating rather than sedating. It allows users to go about their day in a great mood without being slowed down in any way.

There may not be a more enjoyable wake-and-bake strain than Super Lemon Haze. It’s also commonly used as daytime weed, reenergizing users during a long work day or helping people power through a long list of personal chores. This bud is great for early evening use as well; it not only delivers a sociable, happy high, but it can be sexually arousing as well.

Bottom Line: The Super Lemon Haze high is energetic, happy, and mood-boosting, and it provides an ideal creative and focused daytime experience with only a mild body buzz.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 5/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

Experienced users shouldn’t encounter any unexpected negative effects while enjoying Super Lemon Haze. Dry throat and dry eyes are quite possible and the munchies are quite likely, but that’s the case with most higher-THC strains.

It could be a different story for inexperienced smokers. Dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia are all possibilities for novices, people with low THC tolerance, and medical patients already dealing with anxiety issues. Those groups might be better off using a less-potent weed strain; if they can’t resist trying SLH they should microdose at first, to determine how the bud hits them.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 1/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

The jolt of energy that Super Lemon Haze delivers is ideal for those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome or low energy due to illness or medication; those folks praise this strain for its ability to get them up and moving. Those with appetite problems due to eating disorders or chemo treatment say it’s a big help for their issues as well.

Patients with mood disorders choose SLH for its uplifting high, saying it works quite well to ease chronic stress, anxiety and depression (as long as the potency doesn’t make anxiety symptoms worse). The mood boost and body relaxation are also said to help with chronic joint and muscle pain, although MMJ users say it’s often not strong enough to help with chronic pain.

Flavor and Aroma

Some “dessert” strains have strong weed scents or flavors that lessen the impact of their sweet or fruity taste. With Super Lemon Haze, though, the citrus comes through loud and clear.

You’ll smell sweet and tangy lemon the moment you open the container. There’s a little spice and skunky earth in the aroma, but not enough to blunt the delicious scent of tart lemon. The taste of the smoke is almost identical, with most users comparing the flavor to lemon candy — with a slight bite to remind you that you’re enjoying delicious weed and not Lemonheads.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

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

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

Super Lemon Haze’s average THC level of 19% might be best described as “moderately high.” But the power of its cerebral effects makes this a potent weed strain, and some samples have tested as high as 25%. CBD levels are minimal, with slightly higher CBC and CBG content possible in some batches of this weed.

The terpenes carene and terpinolene combine to give SLH much of its citrusy aroma and flavor. Other terps present in this strain include caryophyllene, myrcene, ocimene, phellandrene, and camphene.


Green House Seeds crossed two legendary strains, Super Silver Haze and Lemon Skunk, to create Super Lemon Haze.

Lemon Skunk, of course, contributes most of the child strain’s delicious scent and flavor; it also passes along its energetic and happy head high. Super Silver Haze bolsters those cerebral effects while adding motivation and THC potency.

Where to Buy Super Lemon Haze Seeds

Choose a seed bank at random and they likely carry feminized Super Lemon Haze Seeds. Just a small sampling: Growers Choice Seeds, Pacific Seed Bank, and ILGM (I Love Growing Marijuana).

North Atlantic Seed Company and Hella Dank Seed Company sell standard SLH seeds, North Atlantic Seed and Weed Seeds USA offer autoflowering versions, and you can purchase Super Lemon Haze clones from Greed Weed Farms and 207 Clones.

Similar Strains

You shouldn’t have much trouble finding Super Lemon Haze flower at a dispensary near you. If you need alternatives, though, Lemon Jack, Lemon Meringue, and Lemon Haze are several to check out.

Super Lemon Haze Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What do you need to know if you want to grow Super Lemon Haze?
A: This is an easy-to-grow and disease-resistant strain that prefers to be indoors, where the Sea of Green technique can help produce large crops. Use rich soil instead of hydroponics in order to maximize your harvest. If you want to grow outdoors, you should be in a Mediterranean-style climate.

Q: How large will Super Lemon Haze crops be?
A: Very. Outdoor plants can produce a whopping 35 ounces apiece, and indoor grows may yield 25-30 ounces per square yard.