Blue Blockers Strane

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CULTIVATOR: Strane ~ Holistic
PURCHASED:Nirvana Center, Catonsville, MD
MEDIUM: Flower
POTENCY:  THCa 26.09% | THC 0.00 %/  CBCGa 1.24%/ CBG 0.10%
CLASS: Structural hybrid (indica/ sativa) with a mostly balanced high providing a cerebrally stimulating head high and a physically euphoric body high

LINEAGE: Blue Dream X Blueberry, created by breeder D.J. Short

Blue Blockers is a good example of what is possible in Maryland cannabis cultivation…


Blue Blockers’ effects are emblematic of the ideal hybrid; able to elevate mood and stimulate the cerebral while simultaneously offering a notable degree of physical euphoria.
Both Blue Dream and its other parent Blueberry are both known for their uplift. 
Blue Blockers has most of both its parents ability to do so plus a bit more a distinct body high.
Generally speaking, Blue Blockers provides a feeling of being lifted by its euphoria providing a light, airy, head buzz which can inspire creativity even at the macrodose level of ingestion.
All the other highlights of the “cannabis high” are present complete with some ocular pressure and some minor dehydration (dry eyes and mouth).
Blue Blockers’ high reminded me very much of hash in the way it seems to leave you in the state of mind you had before ingestion.


  • Delivers energized cerebral euphoria +/++
  • Uplifting /mood elevating +/++/+++
  •  Increased tendency to be conversant +
  •  Stimulates creative impulses +/++
  • Increases ability to focus +/++
  • Potential for altered perception or distortion of sensory input aural; in this case in particular it is a distortion/amplification effect where sounds or noises may seem more amplified than usual, or more detailed, take new prominence etc. +/++/+++

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales


  • Inner warming sensation that offers a Sensation of weightless euphoria
  • Potential for appetite stimulation (relaxing of muscles in stomach/abdomin ++/+++
     medium ocular and cranial pressure sensations is that could provide relief for those suffering from glaucoma
  • Potential to shift ego-based thinking to more empathy outside of self+++
  • Promotes somnolence/ sedation and sleep +++
  • Can cause dry mouth/ eyes +++

+ micro 1 inhale
++ medium dose 2-3 large inhales
+++successive sessions over hours 6-12 large inhales



Some individuals have reported finding Blue Blockers to be helpful when treating symptoms associated with:

  • ADD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Anxiety/Depression/ Stress
  • Eating Disorders/ Lack of appetite * +++
  • muscle tension/stiffness/inflammation (most likely due to the higher levels of Myrcene and Caryophyllene) +++
  • Blue Blockers could be potentially effective for individuals dealing with migraine headache symptons and could help reduce feelings of migraine-associated nausea as well as general muscle tension relief, especially in the neck and eye muscles.

Strane, by my estimation, has the most consistently well cured flower roster of any other cultivator in Maryland…


detailed image of star shaped bud of blue blockerz strain


Blue Blockers’ buds are compact yet bulbous like Grandaddy Purple.  There are some blue-green hues on the outer leaves which surround a dense grenade-shaped collection of smaller compact buds which are so dense they are almost emulsified looking. I don’t believe this due to the use of PGRs

Good For Bowls and Rolls:

Blue Blockers is quite suitable for all but note that this is densely cured bud and would definitely benefit from a good breaking down or grinding if you must sir.


Blue Blockers’ aroma is multi-layered with a top note of liquorish, middle accents of herbaceous lemon and berries, and a deeper base tier of hash and hops.


Blue Blockers is a good example of what is possible in Maryland cannabis cultivation. Strane, by my estimation, has the most consistently well cured flower roster of any other cultivator in Maryland…Blue Blockers is no exception. They really did a good job with this one. Bravo

dense trichome covered bud of blue blockerz strain



Mostly benign
Some traces of woody/ hops from the Caryophyllene
Berry – Hostess blackberry pie


Very smooth creamy
Taste of Hostess Blackberry Pie
 accompanied by a generalized hash-like flavor


Strane was one of the first to incorporate a ziplock for their flower. And as far as ziplocks go, Strane’s is one of the most robustly constructed and seems to preserve the flower’s level of moisture and its aroma intact.

I would still advise readers to transfer the flower to a sandwhich bag and then place that within the Strane ziplock.


Blue Blockers’ terpo-chemical profile displays what you would expect to find with most hybrids; plenty of caryophyllene, myrcene, and linalool. This time however the caryophyllene is found in its “Trans” form*. Blue Blockers’ was quite potent despite its overall terpene percentage barely clearing 2% total terpenes. Keep in mind this is for this batch only of course. Hopefully Strane’s future harvests of Blue Blockers will be more terpene enriched.



1. Trans-Caryophyllene 0.64%*
2. Beta-Myrcene 0.60%
3. Limonene 0.29%
4. Linalool 0.27%

*Based on my state mandated cannabis industry cannabis training while working as a “budtender”/ “patient consultant”, the presence of Trans-Caryophyllene and Beta-Caryophyllene can be thought of as having the same effects as Beta-Caryophyllene for the intent and purpose of interpreting potential physical and psychoactive effects. This would include all of its anti -inflammatory properties which are 10 times stronger than that of other naturally occurring plants and herbs with extreme anti -inflammatory properties such as turmeric or capsaicin which is a chili pepper extract known for its analgesic prowess and often the leading ingredient in over the counter and prescription medications dedicated to reducing inflammation. This batch of Blue Blockers seems to demonstrate this remarkably well.



bulbous bud of blue blockerz strain

Blue Blockers cannabis strain is the child of ubiquitously appreciated well-rounded parent strains Blue Dream X Blueberry, two crowd pleasers popular for their ability to instill a balanced “high” issuing seemingly equal amounts of light and airy cerebral energy combined with a physically soothing body buzz. Combining these “Blue” strains pushes this balance a bit more into the realm of physical euphoria; Think Blue Dream with just a tad more physical euphoria.
Blue Blockers’ buds are indeed tinged in a green blue tint towards their outer layer. What lies beneath is a dense blend of dark green goodness peppered with dark red resinous pistils accompanied by an aroma and flavor showcasing Blue Dream’s indica lineage deepened with notes of hash and lemon mixed with Blueberry’s distinct “berries” aftertaste.
Individuals seeking a physically euphoric effect punctuated by a non-alerting cerebral elevation may appreciate Blue Blockers ability to check many boxes. Equally suited for appetite stimulation, pain relief, and mood elevation, Blue Blockers is a very functional strain.


buds of blue blockerz on strane cannabis ziplockBlue Blockers has to be one of the best strain combos in cannabis cultivation. The pairing of these two “feel good” strains reaps only more good feelings. Like probably many of you out there, I find some amusement with the overly contrived naming conventions in the cannabis industry. I suppose, for me anyway it can sometimes be a turn off.

If it’s not the pop culture inspired strain names like copyright evading phonetically spelled popular candy brands, or countlessly clever gelato variations, it’s some inane reference to some ill conceived generation z stab at the esoteric; re-paving a well worn highway of nostalgia with their version plastic sentimentalism (enter Pokemon Netflix Rick n Morty kush.. Not to mention the celebrity cash-in cannabis entrepreneur buying off old stock and simply re-naming with their own “Brand” spin….sort of like a washed out third tier pink boa’d pro wrestler’s idea of “Kush”.

Then there is the shameless re-branding of existing strains just to squeeze a little more money out of the public…

“Funnel Cake anyone?”….

Check out this list of “re-brands’ from a “popular” Multi-State-Operator…

verano renamed strain list

blue blockerz buds by strane cannabis… after awhile your head begins to spin….what’s next Jersey Shore Dirt Kush pre-rolls?…or ounces of Taylor Swift Shake it Off pre-ground??…Home Shopping Network Jimmy Johns Haze???…

Blue Blockers was one of these for me …I can’t really explain why…the name just didn’t speak to me and I foolishly let it inform my purchase decisions more than once. Finally, I actually did a minute of research and found it was parented by two of my favorite strains. I should of known that there was more to the story…when I found out the cross I was immediately interested…It’s funny to me at least that I ‘m still sometimes a typical brow beaten reactive consumer…squelching any chance to try new products simply because of some unrelated mostly emotionally reactive impression…I think what I DO recall is that Strane was labelling this Blue Blockerz with a “z”…that may have been enough to turn me away…For any of you that read this article with the improper spelling with the “z” I apologize. I have no corrected this and the fact that I posted this with that spelling shows you how ingrained it was in my brain….


Blue Blockers’ name may seem to suggest its effect may feel like being taken out by NFL defensive linemen…stuck on the couch and asleep. but what it imparts is actually quite light and airy let’s say…For me, any strain created with Blueberry or Blueberry itself is quite the mood elevator…A relaxed mind runs smoother and if you have any creative notions floating around in your brain, Blue Blockers combo of Blue Dream and DJ Shorts Blueberry will help you express it in a very focused yet inspired fashion.

I stayed away from this strain thinking it was going to tank my energy. It did, indeed, provide some physical euphoria and easing of muscle tension; but its cerebral effect was more impactful than I predicted with this strain. In some ways it is more of an amplification of Blue Dream’s more physically soothing side; But at the same time, it’s elevated head buzz was more prominent than I had expected even after finding out the cross.

I will be on the look out for a Blue Blockers batch with a more enriched terpene profile but even at just about 2% I was quite pleased. It’s difficult to go wrong with Strane. They seem to have the fewest valleys and more peaks than most other growers.