Mimosa Strain Profile & Effects

Will this strain make you feel as bubbly as the drink it's named after? Find out in this article.

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Whether you use cannabis for recreational or medical purposes, these days there are options aplenty. There are a plethora of different strains on the market, with much more constantly in development. The era of exciting cannabis is upon us.

No matter what you're looking for, chances are your dream combination of features is out there in a strain somewhere. If you like your cannabis to have a stimulating high and a funky flavour, then this strain might be for you. Our guide to 2020's most popular strains continues with the Mimosa Strain.

Mimosa is a sativa-leaning hybrid strain created by Symbiotic Genetics. This strain is a cross between two delectable strains in Clementine and Purple Punch. Similar to its parents, this strain has earned high praise for its outstandingly fruity flavour and aroma, which are reminiscent of the drink it is named after. 

Accompanying these features is a pleasurable and uplifting buzz, that makes you feel like you are sipping on the popular brunch beverage. Be careful with this one though. Although it can be a fun daytime activity, much like drinking actual mimosas, over-indulgence can impact the trajectory of your day.

The Mimosa strain is a rising star in the cannabis community and consistently receives rave reviews. In 2018, this strain came second in the Best Sativa category at California's High Times Cannabis Cup.

Effects

On average, Mimosa's THC content is roughly 20%, ranging between 18-22% THC. While this doesn't seem as high as other THC-dominant strains and its effects seem quite pleasant, this strain can still be pretty potent. Novice consumers should tread carefully. Anyone predisposed to feelings of anxiety or paranoia should exercise caution also. No relevant amounts of CBD are found within this strain.

Mimosa's cerebral effects will be felt instantly after consumption. They manifest as a spirit of joyfulness mixed with an energetic kick that allows the consumer to stay focused and engaged for hours. This clear-headed high allows consumers to enjoy a range of activities. Many users rave about this strain's ability to enhance experiences, whether it be reading a book, going for a run or just cleaning the house. 

This strain also produces some bodily effects that accompany the uplifting buzz. Mild physical relaxation occurs, with tingles that traverse from your head down to your toes. Despite this relaxation, lethargy will only occur in the case of over-indulgence. Due to its profile of effects, this strain is a popular choice for daytime use. Consuming this strain during the day is also recommended so as not to keep you up at night.

Mimosa's affinity to daytime use makes it a popular choice for medical cannabis consumers who want to start the day right, and not feel groggy throughout. Anyone who suffers from fatigue will enjoy the boost of energy that this strain can provide. Some users who suffer from social anxiety find this strain helpful, as it quells minor feelings of stress and anxiety as well as stimulating conversation. 

As with many other strains of cannabis, this strain has analgesic properties. It can be used to relieve chronic pains and aches and, for some users, can manage pain associated with arthritis. Other medical applications for this strain include reducing nausea and stimulating appetite. This is useful for consumers who are trying to counteract appetite loss from disease, medication or chemotherapy. 

Appearance, Smell & Taste

The Mimosa strain is a visually appealing sativa-leaning hybrid. Wintergreen calyxes support large cone-shaped colas that are heavily coated in trichomes. The buds of this strain are a deep olive tone and quite dense. There are occasional hints of purple that appear on the buds, which is a marker of this strain's Purple Punch lineage. These buds are completely covered in bright white trichomes and fiery orange pistils.

It should come as no surprise that the Mimosa strain has an aroma similar to its namesake. Sharp notes of tropical citrus exude from the buds, akin to a strong orange-scented candle being lit. Accompanying the citrus scent are some earthier tones, once the buds have been broken apart or ground up. The major terpenes present in this strain which contribute to this fruity fragrance are myrcene (herbal), pinene (pine) and limonene (citrus).

If you enjoy the taste of the boozy beverage, you'll love the flavours of the Mimosa strain. This strain has inherited all the tangerine goodness from its parent strain Clementine, with a sweeter and juicier kick than other orange-flavoured strains.

Properly cured buds of this strain have an emphasis on the strong tropical elements, but even the more subtle variants produce an experience similar to drinking freshly squeezed orange juice. This orange burst isn't too overbearing however, as this flavour is infused with subtle earthy notes that blend into a sweet and sour experience.

Availability

Mimosa was first cultivated by Symbiotic Genetics, a collaboration between two of Sacramento's best breeders. Symbiotic Genetics are relatively new as a collective, but they have a wealth of cannabis breeding experience. Their last facility was shut down in 2019 after having licensing problems with the building, but they have another project on the horizon – a new state of the art breeding facility in Sacramento. 

As Mimosa is a relatively new strain, hitting the market in 2018, it can be hard to find. While Symbiotic Genetics currently do not have a dispensary, their seeds can be purchased from online vendors. The flower itself can be found in certain dispensaries scattered throughout the legal states of the US but is mainly found in California. If you manage to get your hands on it, the price will be roughly $65 AUD for 1/8 oz.

If you didn't manage to track this one down, then some strains with similar effects include Tangie, Strawberry Cough, Citrus Sap and Grapefruit. To check out some other fruity strains that have different effects, then have a look at Mimosa's parent strains in Clementine and Purple Punch, as well as Cherry Pie and Runtz.

With its blend of uplifting and stimulating effects, as well as delectable taste, the Mimosa strain is quickly making a name for itself. This strain is high on the lists of many cannabis connoisseurs and is praised as an indulgent strain to enjoy during the day. With the demand for it constantly rising, and the production hopefully kicking up, the Mimosa strain looks set for a rise to prominence in 2020 and beyond.

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Josh Griffin
Josh Griffin

Josh is a Perth-based writer with a background in psychology and pharmacology. Through his studies he has gained an interest in abnormal psychology, mental health and psychopharmacology and has reported on these topics. Currently, his main focus is on cannabinoids and their medical potential.

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