Sativa Strain Spotlight: What Are Haze Strains?

You’ve probably heard about haze strains before and never paid them much mind. But did you know that all haze strains share a common genetic line? It’s true! In this post, we’re going to be looking at haze sativa cannabis strains and finally answer the question “what does Haze mean?”

Haze Cannabis Strains: What Are They?

In simplest terms, “Haze” refers to a family of cannabis strains. There have been a few different strain families throughout marijuana’s history. One of the most notable includes the legendary “Kush” family, which we’ve covered in-depth in a previous post. More recently, we’ve seen the ascension of the “Girl Scout Cookies” (GSC) family of strains to worldwide stardom.

What sets Haze strains apart from most other families of cannabis strains is their genetics. Haze strains are usually pure Sativa or Sativa-dominant. That’s in stark contrast to Kush strains, which are almost exclusively pure Indica or Indica-dominant. The same goes for the Girl Scout Cookies family, although they have a more balanced hybrid genetic profile.

Hazes are also a bit more of a rarity than Kush or Girl Scout Cookies’ descendents. There’s a reason for that. These aren’t easy to grow. They generally mature into tall and lanky plants, looking more like cannabis vines than the bushy structures that Kush plants feature. They also take longer to mature than most other strains.

As a result, many commercial cannabis cultivators forego growing Haze strains in favor of genetics that will grow bigger and faster. That means if you ever see any Haze strains that tickle your fancy, you shouldn’t wait to experience them.

What Does Haze Mean: Origins

We can trace the origins of Haze strains back to the 1960s and ‘70s. Like most cannabis breeding at that time, the development of Hazes began in California. Specifically, they appear to have evolved in Santa Cruz thanks to the efforts of two breeders known as the “Haze Brothers.” 

We’re not actually sure what genetics they used to create the first Hazes. But some believe that the original Hazes was the result of combining Columbian Gold, Thai, Acapulco Gold, and Indian landrace strains. Columbian Gold, Acapulco Gold, and Thai are all Sativa-dominant strains, which is most likely where Haze strains get their Sativa genetics. Regardless, the Haze Brothers ended up with their Original Haze strain and it began to proliferate worldwide.

Try Haze Sativa Strains at Green Goddess Collective

Interested in trying some high-grade Haze cannabis strains for yourself? Here are a few of our favorites available at Green Goddess Collective.


  • Nigerian Haze Rosin: This is about as close as you can get to smoking some Original Haze these days. Nigerian Haze is a cross between Original Haze and JJ’s Nigerian. It’s a potent and invigorating strain that’s perfect for getting outdoors or going to a party.
  • Lemon Haze: One of the very first Haze plants to achieve worldwide notoriety, Lemon Haze combines unbeatable tangy citrus flavor with cerebral, energizing effects to create a Haze variant you don’t want to miss.
  • Ghost Train Haze: Of all the Haze variants, Ghost Train Haze definitely stands out. It has a distinctive scent that you won’t find anywhere else. As soon as you open a container of this powerful Haze strain, the whole room will know it.

Curious about other families of strains? We’ve got you covered. Check out our complete menu to find your next favorite. Or come on down to our beautiful Venice Beach dispensary to speak with our team about what Haze family members we have on hand. We look forward to seeing you!

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