Mango Haze is a mostly sativa strain bred by Mr. Nice Seeds, who crossed Northern Lights #5, Skunk, and Haze to create this uplifting, fruity variety. Though similar to its sibling strain Super Silver Haze, Mango Haze exhibits a distinctive mango aroma coupled with a buzzing cerebral sensation.
Mango Haze makes its bag appeal clear right away with large, elongated buds. These flowers have an extended spadelike shape, somewhat like oversized pinecones. The leaves are in keeping with a characteristically sativa bud structure they appear loose and piecey and can be easily torn away from their central stems. These soft, fluffy leaves are a bright shade of spring green and are threaded through with hairy yellow and orange pistils. Translucent amber trichomes cover all surfaces of these leaves, giving the flowers a slightly golden sheen.
When properly cured, flowers of Mango Haze burst with a strong citrus scent. Distinct notes of mango prevail, along with a skunky-sweet, almost fermented odor. When Mango Haze’s flowers are ground up, they give off a rich and spicy incense, likely passed on from the Afghani landrace in parent strain Northern Lights’ background. When burnt in a pipe or a joint, Mango Haze gives off a smooth and easily palatable smoke that tastes both sweet and hashy on the exhale.
As this high progresses, some subtle indica effects creep in on the backend, numbing any bodily tension and allowing for deep, easy breathing. Such a mindset can help smokers melt into their surroundings as the outside world recedes into the background. Although it’s unlikely to completely knock users out with couchlock, Mango Haze can help to quell any internal mental or physical stress. Because it tapers down into a smooth, downbeat high, Mango Haze is best enjoyed during the late afternoon or early evening.
Mango Haze’s even-handed effects can also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. The strain’s mood-elevating properties can temporarily take the edge off of stress and depression. Meanwhile, its subtle physical high can provide mild relief from deep-seated aches and pains, as well as everyday irritations like headaches and nausea. Because it is unlikely to bring about the kind of intense, recursive thinking patterns that lead to paranoia, Mango Haze may be a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low THC tolerance.