There is excitement in the air about what is being grown in our back yard. Blaze called me up and told me I had to come over and try some of the newly stocked local buds. How could I say no? The first one I tried was Sweet Dreams, which turned out to be quite a unique bud with effects I had never experienced before.
Sweet Dreams nugs are dense purple with green hairs and thick dusting. The odors are sweet, berrylike with a pungent dieselness. The taste is delicious and very unique, a menthol earthiness with a strong anise aftertaste. I have never tasted licorice in a strain and I was pleasantly surprised and excited to discover this flavor.
The effects of Sweet Dreams are interesting. The taste, odor and appearance screamed out indica (as does the name), and I was expecting to be knocked into a coma. This did not happen. Instead, I found myself uplifted, thoughtful, engaged (not necessarily alert) and relaxed. I sat on the balcony after I finished the joint and just enjoyed the view, the breeze and my thoughts. Not a care in the world and with little desire to do much but enjoy the beauty in simplicity. Relaxed, but not sleepy, I continued to complete my pre-bed routine of flossing and brushing my teeth while thinking “I am completely awake—this can’t be a pure indica.” I slipped into bed planning to give my wife an overview of the Sweet Dreams effects—but the second my head hit the pillow I was knocked out and I slept like a baby (until my baby woke me up).
I recommend Sweet Dreams for both experienced and novice tokers. Experienced users will enjoy the unique flavors of the bud and the balance of calm and alertness—followed by immediate slumber. Sweet Dreams is a good stepping stone for novice users looking to try a strain which will leave them relaxed but thoughtful and creative. While actual work may not be produced while using Sweet Dreams, it may be created in place in the user’s brain to be implemented later.