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Mimosa strain is a sweet tasting bubbly strain that is enjoyed by both novices and seasoned users.
We were a bit disappointed to read some negative reviews on the taste of this strain. Some users have described the taste as awful and bitter. We have some reservations about that and even think that they might have been duped with some other shady strain.
On a positive note, most users are in consensus about the citrusy taste, giggles, and mind blowing euphoria that comes with this strain. All in all, it qualifies to be called a rising star and one of the most popular strains of 2020.
Let’s take a closer look at its makeup.
What is Mimosa Strain?
Mimosa is a popular California strain that was originally created by Symbiotic genetics. It is a cross between two legendary strains; the sativa leaning Clementine and indica leaning Purple Punch. The result is a sativa leaning marijuana with 70% sativa and 30% indica genetics.
Mimosa strain has 20.5% THC and 0.05% CBD. This strain is named after the famous champagne and orange juice cocktail: mimosa.
Though it hit the scene in late 2017 it remained unknown until this year when it was mysteriously thrust into the limelight. The cerebral sativa effects coupled with the sweet-tangy taste have contributed to its recent popularity.
What Does Mimosa Strain Look & Taste Like?
Mimosa is a delicious strain with a citrusy aroma and flavor. It gets these pleasant characteristics from its mother Clementine. When you open a jar of Mimosa you will be forgiven for thinking it is a jar of fresh tangerines. However, you will be able to pick extra scents of pepper and spice.
Fresh Mimosa nugs are dark green with streaks of purple. In between the nugs you are likely to spot golden colored pistils that turn pale when the nugs are dry.
Being a highly potent strain, you will notice a heavy coating of trichome glands covering the nugs. This gives the nugs a silvery white appearance that is very beautiful to behold.
Because of the heavy frosting these nugs are hard to break by hand. A hand grinder is useful when prepping the nugs for decarboxylation.
Mimosa Strain Terpene Profile
Terpenes are the aromatic essential oils that give marijuana strains their unique scents. Marijuana has over 200 terpenes, but only a few have been isolated and investigated. It is now emerging that terpenes have several therapeutic uses that are independent of cannabinoids.
However, when terpenes and cannabinoids are combined in a product the therapeutic benefit achieved is stronger and has a long-lasting effect. This is what is commonly referred to as cannabis synergy or the entourage effect.
This marijuana strain has a robust terpene profile that is composed mostly of limonene, and beta caryophyllene. Limonene is the terpene that produces the citrus aroma. It has several therapeutic uses which include the following:
- Anxiety and stress relief
- Mood enhancing
- Improves digestion
Beta caryophyllene has a peppery aroma and is commonly found in black pepper as well as spices. So far it is the only terpene that binds to the CB2 receptors and is therefore essential in immunity and pain control.
Mimosa strain does well in both indoor and outdoor settings. It requires healthy soil that is rich in nutrients. During the vegetative stage Mimosa plants require high levels of nitrogen. This changes during the flowering stage where the plants switch to high levels of phosphorus and potassium.
The plants mature in 10-12 weeks and give moderate yields. For a better taste, flavor, and freshness, considers curing the nugs after harvest. You can do this by placing the nugs on a drying rack for seven to ten days. This also helps to prevent molds. 4-6 weeks of curing gives ideal results.
Medical Benefits of Mimosa Weed Strain
Mimosa is a marijuana strain that can be used to treat several medical conditions effectively. Because the effects are well tolerated across a wide spectrum of ages, it is a go-to strain for many patients.
After consuming Mimosa, the effects will begin to manifest gradually. This is not the strain to “pounce-on-you” like most cerebral strains.
The feeling first begins with a sense of pressure building up against your temples in circular waves. This is what translates to mind blowing euphoria in a few minutes. Remember to take moderate amounts of Mimosa as you might get overwhelmed by the cerebral effects.
With 30% indica, the body effects from Mimosa are not intense. After consuming it you are likely to feel relaxed and uplifted. However, do not expect to get couch-locked by this strain.
The general effects produced by this strain are relaxing and stress relieving. People who are stressed out can use Mimosa to catch a moment of sanity without using highly addictive antidepressants. Mimosa also induces giggles and laughter which make it ideal as an ice breaker and conversation starter.
Mimosa is a high THC cannabis strain and this presents a unique opportunity for medicinal value.THC has been extensively investigated and further research will point us in the right direction. However, significant clinical findings and anecdotal reports shown the following benefits of high THC strains such as Mimosa:
- Pain relief
- Chronic pain
- Poor appetite
Adverse Reactions to Expect
For starters if you are going to consume any high THC strain be prepared to hydrate in the process. THC affects the salivary glands and prevents the production of saliva which hich results in a dry mouth that is often smelly.
THC is a psychoactive compound that causes a change in mental status. As a result taking too much of it may cause short-term memory loss or lapses in judgment.
Lastly, it also causes increased blood supply in the eyes which causes the marijuana red-eye.
Mimosa is a bubbly and energizing strain. It helps to increase focus and promotes relaxation. Even with the few mentioned shortcomings it still managed to top our list of popular strains in 2020. Please let us know if you have any comments on our mimosa strain review that might help our audience decide if Mimosa strain is the right one for them.