Also known as Hempstar, Brainstorm from Dutch Passion is a 60/40 indica dominant strain that also has the wonderful, citrusy aroma of her Haze parent. A potent and long-lasting high, but without a whopping THC ratio (14% average), she is good for social activities. Popular with growers for producing Haze-like effects in a relatively short grow period.
Heritage & Genetics: A potent combination of Northern Lights #5 x an original 100% Haze, Brainstorm was originally cultivated by Dutch Passion in 1998 before undergoing further improvement in 2006 to stabilise the phenotype. This happy go lucky strain mixes the high yields of the dominant indica, Northern Lights, with the wonderful aroma and potent high of the Haze.
Flavor & Aroma: The Haze is strong with this one: a clean, fresh aroma gives way to an intense and citrusy flavor, probably thanks to plenty of the terpene Limonene in the mix. Smooth on the tongue and gentle on your throat, it shouldn’t leave you coughing.
Effect: Still very hazey, baby. Brainstorm produces a powerful cerebral high that makes you want to get active and creative. Long lasting and quick to kick in, it is good for socializing. Of course, the powerful indica here gives a nice, strong and tingly body buzz, which should complete your all-round sense of well-being.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that THC could be responsible for the appetite-stimulating and energy-boosting effects of some strains. This moderate THC, low CBD strain may, therefore, be somewhat helpful for coping with fatigue or suppressed appetite although high THC strains are thought to be more effective. The moderate THC level of this strain could also provide some relief from mild aches, pains, and stress.
Grow characteristics: Brainstorm from Dutch Passion is a sturdy plant, that usually grows not much over a meter indoors (though outdoors can be much higher). Her enormous colas turn light pink during flowering and can lead to a very high yield. This strain may well be popular with those looking to grow a stealthy urban crop, as she gives off very little odor. If you don’t dig using chemical nutrients, Brainstorm is said to respond well to molasses, which will amp up the frost on the already frosty buds; also said to be a good one for cloning.