Here’s One for the Doers:

A Strain for Doing Calming, Relaxing Activities

Written by Armando Ramirez, Designed by Eva Andrews – BIPOC Edition, 2024.

The “nose knows” is a phrase I recently heard but absolutely believe. Knowing that my nose is a powerful tool, it is typically how I make choices about the cannabis to choose, and my nose did not disappoint with choosing the strain of the month.

The strain that has me all in a tizzy, a positive tizzy that is, is Hawaiian Dutch. It is a sativa strain, developed by crossing the Dutch Treat and Hawaiian strains. This particular batch was grown by woman-owned farm Karmic Elevation Cannabis. Located in the Willamette Valley within the Chehalem Mountains, the mother-daughter duo, Heather and Hailey Heath, and their team operate the farm indoors. Currently, Hawaiian Dutch can be found at Terpene Station in Eugene, Ore.

If you are looking for a strain that smells fruity and fun, you don’t need to look any further. With a terpene profile including caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene, the first whiff notes tropical scents, like lemon and something exotic, maybe papaya or guava. The tasty smells do not disappoint when it is time to smoke this flower. The inhale is smooth as a fresh, cool glass of lemonade, and packs potency for a cerebally stimulating experience. It is also a very calming strain, making it a great choice for after a long day.

While researching this strain, I found some recommendations for activities that pair well with this strain, which are perfect for creatives and students. Per Hytiva, it pairs well with arts and crafts, studying and exploring nature. If you have been looking for a strain that will be compatible with exploring your creative side, Hawaiian Dutch is bound to fuel your flow.

After smoking Hawaiian Dutch, I was ready to have all the conversations. Want to deep dive into the artistic masterpiece that is “Avatar: The Last Airbender”? Want to understand why math is math? Need to retell this life-changing, core memory from your childhood? With this strain, I am ready to get into all the different conversation topics. Though, this is just my experience. Everyone has an individualized experience with all weed strains, but if you want to give curiosity a chance, I highly recommend it.