All About Super Lemon Haze

If you’re searching for the right strain of cannabis seeds to suit your wellness needs or even your growing expertise, it can be challenging to determine the right option among the dozens of choices. At Green Nexus, we believe in going beyond just the qualities of each strain and dig into why each strain achieves specific effects and how to leverage each one for your unique needs and preferences. Read our in-depth profile about Super Lemon Haze and discover growing information, genetic details of the plant, and how it affects your endocannabinoid system so you know the effects you can expect from this popular, potent strain. 

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 1200 per Plant
Indoor Yield (g): 800 M2
Flowering Time (days): 10 to 13 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: mid-October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm): five and six feet
Height: Medium-tall
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 30
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 70
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Long Photoperiod Plant Dominant
Climate: equatorial, tropical, subtropical and temperate climates

Growing Super Lemon Haze 

Super Lemon Haze was cultivated by blending Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. While this plant is hardy and resistant to common fungi and molds, it be a bit more challenging for beginning growers due to its height and need for space. Averaging between five and six feet tall, Super Lemon Haze features long, dense branches with deep green leaves and large, vibrantly green buds coated in a heavy layer of resinous trichromes that are ready to harvest around 10 to 13 weeks after germination. 

Photoperiod Cannabis Strains

Super Lemon Haze is a photoperiod strain, meaning it requires long periods of light during the vegetative stage, but requires a reduction in light in order to produce flowers. When growing outside, this means the long exposure to sunlight in late spring and summer months are necessary, but it won’t flower until autumn, when days get shorter. 

How Does Super Lemon Haze Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

Cannabis is often used to provide relief from a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, including worry, chronic pain, inflammation, stress, and insomnia. It does this through interactions with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The ECS is a complex cell-signaling network within the nervous system (Lu, Mackie, 2016) that works to keep your body in balance by controlling multiple automatic responses of the body, including (Zou, Kumar, 2018):   

  • Appetite
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Immune response
  • Inflammatory response
  • Pain response
  • Nausea and vomiting response
  • Memory 

Three components make up the ECS: 

  1. Endocannabinoids: These are neurotransmitters produced by the body to send signals between the nerve cells to signal a behavior when the body needs food, rest, or even to create a memory. For example, when the stomach is empty, endocannabinoid neurotransmitters will send signals that stimulate appetite. 
  2. Endocannabinoid receptors: Endocannabinoids bind to these receptor on the surface of nerve cells and stimulate the biological response, such as appetite, fatigue, or sending out inflammatory cells. 
    1. CB1 receptors bind to the cells in the central nervous system to and act rapidly to relieve pain, increase appetite, or increase fatigue. 
    2. CB2 receptors bind to cells in the peripheral nervous system to signal an immune or inflammatory response within the body. 
  3. Enzymes are produced to break down the endocannabinoids after they’ve met their function. 

Phytocannabinoids and Super Lemon Haze

Understanding how the ECS functions, it’s easier to understand how cannabis affects physiological reactions. Both cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant contain phytocannabinoids, which have a similar structure to the endocannabinoids produced by the body and are the main active ingredients in the plants. The two most known to affect the ECS are tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. 

  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) binds to endocannabinoid receptors and stimulates similar responses to what the endocannabinoids produced by the body do. Thus, increased relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, increased appetite, and relief from nausea are all very common effects.   
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) has not been found to bind to CB1 receptors, so there isn’t a powerful psychoactive response. Instead, CBD works to prevent endocannabinoids created by the body from breaking down, extending the natural pain relief, relaxation, and other responses. 

Thus, strains higher in Potency content tend to produce a more potent psychoactive effect, while those high in CBD content tend to produce more physical or physiological effects with a lessened “high.” Super Lemon Haze has a Potency content of around 19 percent, making it a moderately potent variety with a 0.21 percent CBD content which is a moderately low amount. Thus, users will typically experience some support from CBD but experience a significantly greater impact from the Potency content. 

Potency: 19.33%   CBD: 0.21%   CBN: 1.15%  

The Terpene Profile of Super Lemon Haze

All plants contain terpenes, which are chemical compounds responsible for creating each plants unique aroma. However, recent studies show that terpenes also affect the ECS and often heighten the effects of cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. Super Lemon Haze has three primary terpenes in its profile: 

  • Terpinolene: Found in oranges, tangerines, and citrus peels, this contributes a sweet, citrusy aroma. This terpene is also found to have anti-anxiety properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-oxidant properties to support cellular health (Macedo, Santos, Sousa, et al. 2016). 
  • Caryophyllene: A spicy, peppery aroma found in cinnamon and black pepper, this terpene supports deep relaxation and minimizes inflammation (Scandiffio, Geddo, Cottone, et al. 2020)  
  • Myrcene: A compound that creates an earthy, herbal aroma, that’s also found in hops, lemoncannabis, and basil that has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties (Surendran, Qassadi, Lilley, 2021). 

Looking at the terpene profile, you can expect a bright, sweet, citrusy aroma with notes of warm, earthy spice and herbal tones. Users often report that the flavor mirrors the aroma, notably it’s sweet, lemony notes. 

Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant

There are two main types of cannabis: cannabis L. short photoperiod plant and cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. Short Photoperiod Plant strains often blend physical and psychoactive effects, resulting in deep physical relaxation as well as an elevated mood, relief from stress, and improved sleep. Long Photoperiod Plant strains tend to provide a more cerebral experience, making one feel energized, uplifted, and motivated. Super Lemon Haze is a combination between short and long photoperiod plant of both varieties with 70 percent cannabis L. long photoperiod plant. Thus, users can expect to experience more of the long photoperiod plant effects though the short photoperiod plant does aid in physical relaxation. 

The Physical and Psychoactive Effects of Super Lemon Haze 

When weighing the factors, including Potency content, CBD content, plant variety, and terpene profile, and looking into feedback provided by users, Super Lemon Haze leads to the following effects:

  • Increased mental and physical energy
  • Uplifted and happy mood
  • Reduced stress
  • Relief from depression and lethargy
  • Increased creative focus
  • Reduced nausea and digestive discomfort
  • Relief from pain and inflammation
  • Dry mouth and eyes

Purchase Super Lemon Haze Seeds Today 

If you feel Super Lemon Haze is the right cannabis cultivar to help you achieve your wellness goals, order your seeds today. To learn more about this variety or other varieties, reach out to our customer service team today at [phone]. 



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator

How Does Super Lemon Haze Affect Air Filtration?

Super Lemon Haze can affect air filtration by releasing aromatic compounds that may contribute to indoor air pollution. The importance of air filtration becomes evident when trying to remove these volatile organic compounds, ensuring cleaner and healthier indoor air for everyone.


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