Sublime is a sativa-leaning hybrid with energetic, head-focused effects that verge on spiritual. This mysterious bud’s original breeders and genetic background are not well-documented, although there’s some speculation that it’s descended from OG Kush. What’s for sure is that Sublime offers adventurous smokers a pleasantly floral aroma as well as long-lasting cerebral properties. Its THC content has been measured at between 14% and 26%.
Sublime has distinctly sativa-influenced flowers. The buds are elongated and spindly and may look familiar to anyone who’s enjoyed landrace favorite Thai stick. These stretched-out flowers have ragged-looking leaves that twist loosely outward from their central stems. The leaves are a drab shade of olive green and are interspersed with hairy, rust-colored pistils. Finally, icy white trichomes make Sublime’s flowers appear white and dewy when seen from a distance.
Sublime’s flowers give off a deeply fruity aroma, redolent of plums and berries. A second whiff reveals the bud’s more dank, piney base notes. Grinding up the buds releases a hint of hash and incense that gives some credence to rumors of descent from OG Kush. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Sublime gives off a harsh smoke that can induce coughing or watery eyes. This smoke tastes flowery and woodsy on the exhale.
Like many other sativa-dominant strains, Sublime hits the user very quickly — sometimes before they’ve even exhaled its harsh smoke. One initial sign that the bud is working may be a sudden jolt of energy or a head rush, similar to the kind conferred by a strong cup of coffee. If you’re using this buzzy hybrid to wake and bake, it might provide all the motivation you need to get through a morning jog. For those feeling less physically-inclined, though, Sublime offers strong cerebral effects that can encourage focus and deep meditation on lofty and cosmic ideas. This kind of brain stimulation may facilitate work on complicated analytical tasks as well as freeform creative brainstorming. The strain’s tendency to amplify usually silent inner monologues can serve to inspire conversation and easy camaraderie in social situations. Even as time passes or as dosage is increased, Sublime is unlikely to slow its smokers down with a weighty body high. That said, its initial burst of vitality can fade after a few hours. As the jitters subside, those under this powerful bud’s sway can find that it enhances activities that involve complex brain and body coordination — including gaming, exercise, and under the right conditions, even sex. Alternatively, Sublime can make for a mellow and easy hang session with close, like-minded friends. Because it is decidedly more stimulating than relaxing, Sublime is best consumed during the day (or even morning). If toked in the evening or just before bed, it’s liable to keep users wide awake.
Sublime’s uplifted properties also give it utility for medical cannabis patients. The strain may allow those with attention deficit disorders to sustain concentration on a single task. Its upbeat mood can also soothe the effects of mild to moderate stress and depression. Anti-inflammatory properties may take the sting out of everyday annoyances like headaches or nausea. Because its onset is associated with intensely cerebral patterns of thought, Sublime is not a good choice for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.