Solstice Strain Review
Solstice is a 55/45 indica-dominant hybrid cross between Lowryder and Headband. Solstice is a pretty balanced hybrid, so its effects are both in the mind and in the body. Relaxing, indica-dominant effects are often more prevalent, though the level of sativa/indica effects vary from phenotype to phenotype. Some phenotypes display more cerebral effects, but true Solstice is more physical. With a powerful punch of THC ranging from 15-20% THC, Solstice is becoming an uber-popular strain in recreational markets all over the United States.
Solstice grows taller like a sativa, but its leaf and flower structures are more indica-leaning. She will require lots of weaving and training to prevent tangling stems. Her water leaves, like her flowers, are dark green and broad. The plant grows dense, round colas that break into smaller popcorn nugs after curing. Each flower is covered in a thick layer of silvery-white THC-rich trichomes and amber-colored pistils that pop against the contrasting dark green flower.
Solstice flowers are pungent and aromatic. They take on a damp earthy scent and a bright herbaceousness similar to fresh herbs. When the flowers are broken, they release a gentle sweetness that may range to a sour citrus scent. The flavor is similar to the scent in the sense that it’s very earthy and herbal on the inhale. The smoke is smooth and sweet, though earthy and piney. When exhaling, notes of sweet berry or citrus can be picked out among the earthiness. Some users report a mild raspberry flavor as an aftertaste, though many say the lasting impression is citrusy.
The Solstice strain offers a great balance of sativa and indica effects, making it the perfect choice for daytime and nighttime sessions. On the cerebral side, it tends to promote happiness, focus and creativity. In larger doses, it promotes full-blown euphoria. On the other hand are the physical effects which are great for rest and relaxation and even pain relief. Medical patients love Solstice for its ability to beat the blues and use it for managing stress, depression and anxiety disorders. Its potent physical effects make it a great choice for combatting pain, insomnia, inflammation, headaches and a lack of appetite.
To sum up this Solstice strain review, Solstice is an excellent strain for all-day relief from a variety of physical and mental ailments. It’s a good choice for a creative boost and an uplifted sense of being at any time of day. Next time you see it at your favorite dispensary be sure to give it a try.
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Eleanor Russell Based in San Francisco, Eleanor specializes in reviewing strains of cannabis flower and concentrates, and the dispensaries that sell them.
Solstice is a balanced hybrid strain with a great mix of physical and mental effects. Learn more in our Solstice strain review