Tangerine Dream Strain – The Complete Starter Guide

What is Tangerine Dream? The Tangerine Dream Strain is one of hundreds of different marijuana strains now available to the public recreationally as well as medically within Canada. This popular strain is especially loved and used for medical purposes around the world, and for good reasons. Read our summary and complete starter guide below.

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Tangerine Dream Summary

Hybrid strain | Indica’s – G13 & Afghani as well as the Sativa – Neville’s A5 Haze


14% – 18% THC and < 1% CBD

What you’ll smell

Citrus, sweet, pungent and earthy

What you’ll taste

Sweet, orange, citrusy

What you may feel

Muscle relaxation, Pain reliever, euphoric, energized, mental clarity, happy, focused, creative

Reported by users & physicians

  • Pain from conditions like sciatica, other forms of back pain, neck and shoulder pain, muscle cramps, and muscle tension.
  • Inflammatory pain such as arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Nausea and improved appetite which can be helpful in cancer and immune deficiency.
  • Increases energy
  • Anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and stress

Reported by users

  • Cottonmouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Headache
  • Paranoia
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Panic attacks

Reported by users

In the afternoon

Average cost for 1/8 OZ.

$31.99 – $37 for 1/8 OZ.

Know All About Tangerine Dream Strain

Users found that after taking Tangerine Dream they’ve experienced an uplifting euphoria and complete body relaxation, proven excellent for anxiety and other medical conditions.



As its name implies, Tangerine Dream makes you feel like you’re having the best of dreams.

Ironically, contrary to its muscle relaxing benefits, it’s also known to increase your energy.


But there is much more to Tangerine Dream than just body relaxation and euphoria.


So, to better inform you on this popular strain, we are going to share this complete information guide to help you understand Tangerine Dream better.


In this guide we’ll talk about:

1- Its origin & genetics


2- Cannabinoids, terpenes & appearance


3- Possible positive & negative side effects


4- Reported medical benefits & uses


5- Grow information


6- Average cost


7- Where to get it


8- What others are saying


This will be a very meaty guide which we hope will prove useful to you, so buckle up and let’s get started!


Origin & Genetics


Where did the Tangerine Dream strain Sativa come from?


First place winners of the High-Times Cannabis cup back in 2010, Barney’s Farms in Amsterdam were the first to produce Tangerine Dream.


The goal was to deliver a tangy tangerine aroma and flavor that would take your body to a whole new level of euphoria and deliver the relaxation you desire.


How did Barney’s Farms achieve this ultimate experience? It starts with genetics.


This mighty strain was bred from Indica’s – G13 & Afghani as well as the Sativa – Neville’s A5 Haze, making it a potent medical marijuana hybrid that’s half Indica & half Sativa.


Cannabinoids, Terpenes & Appearance


This wouldn’t be an ultimate guide if we didn’t first cover what cannabinoids & terpenes are. This is useful information for those that are just diving into the world of cannabis.


If you already know your stuff, feel free to scroll right past this point onto the next one.

In Laymen’s terms…


Cannabinoids – 


You’ve probably heard of the terms THC and CBD. These are the most well-known cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. They are chemical compounds that act on the brain’s cannabinoid receptors.


THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is known for its ability to alter behavior, consciousness, mood, and perception. It’s popular due to the euphoric and psychoactive effects it has on your body. This is also known as getting high.


CBD is also found in the marijuana plant. It is highly used for medical purposes. Strains with high CBD have many health benefits associated with them, therefore, they are used as an alternative to traditional medication.


Terpenes – 


You know that distinct flavor and aroma you get from the flower?


These are hydrocarbons known as terpenes found in the cannabis plant’s essential oils.


You can thank the terpenes for the vast amount of different strains available. Their properties have also been the helping hand to many seeking natural relief from certain medical conditions.


Let’s move onto the Tangerine Dream strain deets


We’ll keep this simple and to the point…


The Tangerine Dream strain Sativa is made up of 14% – 18% THC and 0% CBD.


Although the CBD levels are 0%, this plant is still heavily used for medical purposes and is among one of the favorites.


Its flavors are described as sweet, orange, lemon, tangerine, berries and citrusy. The aroma is definitely dominant, also described as sweet, citrus, dank, pungent and earthy.


Appearance – The plant itself is bushy and has a height of about 30 to 80 inches which produces large – dense, frosty buds.

The buds are coated with trichomes that have a high level of THC. Its stigmas and pistils are a citrusy orange


*Trichomes definition – “Trichomes are crystalized glands that produce resin on a marijuana plant. Often referred to as “sticky little hairs”, these glands are not actually hairs or crystals (although they’re still very beautiful close-up). Instead, they’re specific parts of the plant that carry the majority of cannabinoids (THC, CBD, etc.) and cover the plant’s major surfaces.” – Colorado Pot Guide

Marijuana: Tangerine Dream Buds

Possible Positive Feelings and Negative Side Effects


The benefits of Tangerine Dream have given this strain the right to be named one of the best plants for medical marijuana uses. And although the reports of negative side effects are low, they are still something to consider.


So let’s dive into some of the positive feelings and negative side effects that come with taking Tangerine Dream.


Positive feelings – 

The flavors and aromas alone have probably already convinced you to try Tangerine Dream.


But that’s not all these buds are known for. A large number of users have reported feeling happy, uplifted, euphoric, relaxed, creative and energetic after taking the strain.


Users specifically love how Tangerine Dream provides a unique fusion of relaxation and stimulation. It sounds like a dream, right?


Negative Feelings –

The most common reported possible side effect is dry mouth. Other reported effects are dry eyes, dizziness, and headaches.


Overuse or incorrect use of the strain can lead to more serious side effects such as heightened anxiety, paranoia, and panic attacks.

When prescribed by a medical cannabis doctor with the right dosage for your specific body and needs, the negative effects of Tangerine Dream can be avoided and has fewer side effects than pain medications of similar efficiency.


In other words…


If you’re taking Tangerine Dream, or are looking to take it for medical purposes, it’s best to book a free appointment with a medical marijuana doctor that can prescribe the best dosage for you.


Possible Positive Feelings and Negative Side Effects


Known for its incredible use in the world of medical cannabis, this strain has been reported by users to relieve a number of conditions and common symptoms.


Medical marijuana clinics and doctors have prescribed this strain to help relieve…

  • Chronic pain and inflammation – Such as sciatica, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle cramps, muscle tension, arthritis pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Helps with nausea, improves appetite especially for cancer and immune deficiencies.
  • Helps with stress relief, mood disorders, depression and anxiety due to its cerebral high, mental clarity and calm mind effects.


Seeing a qualified medical marijuana doctor or clinic is more helpful than you thought!


It can be tempting to purchase marijuana without a prescription and choose to self-medicate, but the fact is, studies show that overuse or incorrect use of marijuana can cause more problems.


The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released a chunky report which references to many studies in regards to the use of marijuana for mental health.


The report dives deep into the risks of overuse or incorrect use of marijuana to treat mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Cannabis use is not for everyone and the dosages/strains will vary from person to person.


There is no one more qualified to give you the right types and ratios than a marijuana physician who understands the different strains, its uses, dosages, and properties.


If you want to give Tangerine Dream a try, be sure to book your appointment with a qualified physician.


They can provide a free prescription and connect you with Health Canada Approved Licensed producers where you can buy the strain.


Reference to studies: https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2019-05/CCSA-Cannabis-Use-Mental-Health-Report-2019-en.pdf


Grow Information


The biggest advantage of growing Tangerine Dream is its natural resilience. It’s a strong plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors and is resistant to diseases. It thrives in warmer, drier climate and enjoys a good amount of sunlight.


Yield | On average, users have reported to have received a yield of 3-6 (Oz/Ft)².


Flowering | You can expect medical and recreational to flower in about 7 – 9 weeks.


Plant Height | Medium height, between 30 to 80 inches tall.


You’ll need to rely on the following in order to successfully grow this marijuana plant.

  • air quality control
  • digging
  • screen of green
  • pruning
  • pest control
  • light adjustment
  • inducing flowering indoors
  • hydroponic set-up
  • humidity control
  • sea of green
  • soil examination
  • temperature control
  • tenting
  • Trimming
  • watering schedules

Users have reported that this particular plant is quite difficult to grow despite its great resilience.


Advanced Nutrients has more growth information and products for those that are interested in growing their own Tangerine Dream.


Average Cost of Tangerine Dream


The average cost of Tangerine Dream Strain in Calgary, Canada is $31.99 – $37 for ⅛ oz.


Where to buy Tangerine Dream Strain


Tangerine Dream can be found in a number of recreational marijuana dispensaries, but it can also be delivered directly to your door by a Health Canada approved Licensed Producer, as long as you obtain a medical cannabis prescription.


Having Tangerine Dream delivered to your door


If you have a prescription for medical marijuana, contact your licensed producer to have the strain delivered to your door.

If you are not yet connected with a licensed producer or require a medical marijuana prescription, get in touch with us at SmartLeaf Health Services.


We can connect you to LPs as well as qualified physicians that are able to approve you for a medical marijuana card.


Finding a local dispensary using Leafly


If you’re looking to get buds at a local store, Leafly has a great database that can help you navigate your area and find this strain.

Just enter your location and you’ll receive a number of suggestions as well as local prices.


Benefits of obtaining a medical cannabis prescription for Tangerine Dream


You may be wondering why anyone would want to get a prescription for medical marijuana, especially now that recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada.


Yes, you receive tax breaks, can claim as a medical expense when filing your tax return, and many health insurance providers cover part of the cost.


But this isn’t the only benefit.


Simply put, a medical marijuana physician is not only there to provide a prescription, but to also help you determine the correct strains, dosages, and cannabinoid levels for your specific needs and condition(s).


There are hundreds of different strains and every person’s body is different. Some people can handle certain strains better than others.


So when suffering from life-altering conditions, you want to be sure to get the treatment best suited for you. This will help you avoid unwanted side effects.


It’s also important to know when and how to take certain cannabis strains to assure a better experience overall.


SmartLeaf Health Services connects you with qualified physicians and the education you need to make more informed decisions and minimize confusion.


Click here to learn more about the differences between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.


What others are saying


Tangerine Dream is definitely one of the popular strains among the cannabis community.


We’ve already covered many benefits of using this strain as well as the positive effects it’s had on people.

But what are people saying exactly?


These are just some Anecdotes left by users revealing their feelings towards Tangerine Dream. Courtesy of Leafly.com and their users.

“I usually can’t do Sativa-dominant strains, but this was a lovely exception.” 

“Definitely my favorite strain of all time 10/10”

“This is my favorite strain! Functional high, Energetic, great for chilling with friends or being a loner.” 

“Amazing flavor and smell straight. orange and fruit” -jamesw4

“Perfect any time of the day. Great for when you wanna relax and daydream. Helps with creativity.” 

“This strain has a very fruity aroma and taste it give a nice buzz great if you still want to get some things done during the day.”


Other strains to check out: Blue Dream Strain


Wrapping it all up


The strain Tangerine Dream has a lot to offer, especially if you suffer from some of the above mentioned medical conditions and are looking for an alternative to pharmaceuticals.

If you’re just looking for the high and creative – euphoric benefits but haven’t tried Tangerine Dream, check-in at your local dispensary to give it a try.

Don’t forget to come back and let us know what you think about the strain.


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Are there questions you still need answering that we did not cover here?

If so, don’t hesitate to comment below and provide us with your feedback. It will help us improve our guides!


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