Review: Dutch Dream
Sometimes life calls for taking time to press pause, sitting quietly, and resetting your physical, mental, and spiritual self. Recently, I found myself needing exactly that — a time of intense reflection, revelations, and rest. Already it has re-calibrated my soul into alignment with the boundless love of the universe, but before we get too deep into that I want to share some notes on the herb I used to help me recenter.
As I’ve mentioned before, Blue Dream is one of my favorite strains for its mood-elevating and spacey, floaty feels. Dutch Dream is a hybrid of Blue Dream and Dutch Treat, a slightly Indica dominate hybrid. This powerhouse cross gave me one of the nicest Sativa highs I’ve had in a while. First, the sweet, minty smell was aromatherapy in itself as I definitely spent a few minutes before inhaling just smelling my stash. The taste was no different than the smell, much to my delight. The inhale was super smooth and light — there was no choking or hits that sent me over the edge. I smoked out a glass piece, but if it was in a joint, it would’ve felt more like smoking an herbal cigarette mixed with marijuana rather than some dank weed.
The light and mellow high was perfect for my purpose, which was simply to sit quietly with my crystals, candles, and books. I was relaxed enough to invite all of the repressed energies I had been harboring to the surface, but present enough to stay focused on my breathing and be able to release said energies. I felt the same floaty feelings that I get with Blue Dream and the same elevation in mood as well, which is crucial when inviting in darkness. This bud is definitely an aid for raising your spiritual vibrations.
As always, it is best to use weed in conjunction with other spiritual tools if it is truly clarity and not just an escape you seek. This strain combined with working with crystals such as Amazonite (assists with dream manifestation; instilling truth and peace) and Rose Quartz (assists with self-love) has been a knockout combo that has my heart feeling more pure with each round of smoking meditation (more on this technique to come!).
Taste/Smell: Sweet and minty.
Color: Forest green with a lot of amber hairs.
Texture: Dense, not sticky or dry.
Method of Consumption: glass bowl
Overall Satisfaction: 10/10
Review: Dutch Dream Sometimes life calls for taking time to press pause, sitting quietly, and resetting your physical, mental, and spiritual self. Recently, I found myself needing exactly that —
Dutch Treat Strain
Where the Name Dutch Treat Come from?
We don’t know exactly where its prevalence is, nevertheless there are a variety of sources referring to Vancouver Island as its originality. There are 2 staple strains known as the parents of Dutch Treat strain. These are Northern Lights( a heavy indica) and Haze ( a bold sativa with fine and thin buds). However, these 2 strains aren’t genetically analyzed so as to be sure about where Dutch Treat came to be. However, it’s now popular in Amsterdam.
Literally Dutch Treat means that you pay for your own share in a bill. It was first grown in America and gradually became a widely popular staple in most coffeeshops in Netherland. Dutch Treat as also called Dutch Crunch is an indica-heavy hybrid. Other names are Dutch Strain or Dream Catcher Weed. It is grown originally in the pacific Northwest because many people believe that a person named Jordan of the Islands in Vancouver is the breeder of this and many other strains in 1992.
Dutch Treat Features
Buds of Dutch Treat are apparently more sativa, cone-shaped and the leaves are soft and not packed. The color of the leaves are dark green and its pistils are yellow which are covered by trichomes. It’s a subspecies of the cannabis plant having short stem, broad leaves. This strain is resistance to diseases such as viruses, insects, pests, spiders, bacteria and various weather conditions and surprisingly mechanical damage.
There are 3 main terpenes in Dutch Treat which are Terpinolene, Ocimene, and Myrcene. The combination of these 3 gives this strain a unique taste and aroma. Grind your weed to get the utmost result and vape instead of smoking to feel the utmost pleasure. It is mouth-watering.You will taste something sweet, earthy and floral. You should use a grinder otherwise its buds wouldn’t come off to be used in a pipe. This strain’s aroma is pleasant but not memorable. Its smoke is particularly smooth and tastes earthy and similar to herbs and pine.
The main purpose of its usage is in drugs . It includes 1% CBD and between 15 to 30 % THC , which makes it a strong strain beneficial both for physical and mental effects though it has its psychoactive effects.
Thanks to its properties , it can be used for innovative cross breeding . For example, Dutch number 5 a phenotype of this strain is used to cultivate a few other strains such as High Definition Dutch Treat Haze and Electric Treat when combined with Electric Haze.
Dutch Treat Effects
Dutch Treat has a quick effect on mind i.e. it gives you a head rush and euphoria. It will boost your emotions in a positive way and lead to an increase in sociability and talkativeness. It also has a physical effect. Your body will be relaxed . As one progresses their high , it leads to drowsiness and laziness. Users may feel fatigueness. Beside alleviating tension as one of its properties, the CBD in this strain also helps mitigate insomnia and chronic pain ; it can also help boost mental abilities such as paying attention. The side effect is dehydration or anticholinergic effect which causes dry eyes and dry mouth. With its benefits for helping sleep problems, it’s better to be used at night. Depending on how people tolerate , the high lasts as long as 2 hours.
Although one of its features is for consumers to increase their stability, it shouldn’t be misunderstood as being necessarily productive for social skills. The CBD in this strain is beneficial for medical purposes such as being a pain reliever ( mainly for MS and neuropathology as well as back, shoulder pain, neck pain, cramps and muscle spasms and inflammatory conditions) and improving digestion (alleviate nausea in chemotherapy for cancer). It also helps stimulate and boost appetite and is recommended for those diagnosed with anorexia. The mental effect would be for depression, as everyone knows, it is hard to treat. However,it is proven that Dutch Treat is a potent medication for it.
Novice users better start with strains with lower than %20 THC. Dutch Treat is not high in CBD with only %0.2. It has a soothing effect and makes you smile unreasonably. Therefore, it’s a good way to be used in the evening after a hard day. It makes your mind function slowly and gradually leads you to a tight sleep.
Dutch Treat Cultivation
When it is cultivated indoors it can reach up to 5 feet high and yield 12 ounces a square meter and keep its bushy shape. However, if it is grown outdoors in warm climate it can grow higher and growers need to use erected pine posts such as bamboos before the weed flowers. The warmer and dryer, the better. However, the temperature outside should not exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. In ideal condition for cultivation, Dutch Treat yields 4 to 8 ounces of flower. It takes 6 to 8 weeks for a Dutch Treat to flower indoors and if grown outdoors, last days of September is the time for its flower.
As it grows very tall, it is not recommended for an amateur cultivator to grow it. Trim lower section of the plant. Don’t overfeed as it’s a low maintenance plant. There are some pointers in growing it which are watering schedule, digging, soil examinations, trimming leaves, air quality and light adjustment. Try to set up a hydroponic condition in which you can regulate the environment and not worry about spiders, insects, or other pests. In this situation, you will grow the Dutch Treat strain in water and minerals and not soil. It is suggested that farmers use clay pebbles to better keep the water. To grow this strain outdoors, you should use a fertilizer and organic soil.
Price of this strain’s seed is not that high because it is old and almost available for online shopping. In coffee shops located in Amsterdam, it costs about $10 a gram. However, it is less expensive in dispensionaries; about $2 less. There are several staple strains as well as crossbreeds being retailed at dispensaries in all areas of Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada.
Two main pointers to keep in mind when making edibles is first to decarboxylate and second to mix with oil and fat. In a nutshell, decarboxylation means to activate the inactive THCA to THC and consume it with a fat to be effective .
Be sure to use it only when you know you will be at home after 2 to 3 hours of consumption. It’s definitely a treatment for senses and emotions as the name provides. It makes you feel like flying as you sense your body is floating. Compared with other strains, Dutch Treat has a little side effect on the condition that it is used under a physician supervision and prescription. In rare circumstances, it causes panic attacks.
In case you overuse this strain, follow these steps
- Take a long cold shower
- Drink strong hot coffee
- Workout in any way possible (running, swimming, etc)
Dutch treat strain has two patent strains. These are Northern Lights and Haze. Dutch Treat means that you pay for your own share in a bill.