Harlequin is a sativa-dominant strain known for its high levels of CBD. It has a sweet and mango-like flavor that will delight and enthrill the taste buds, and also offers a creamy, woody note on exhale. It is truly just as fascinating as the mime for which it was name.
Long before there were clowns, there was a Harlequin, a comic servant character from the Italian Commedia dell’Arte, which translates to ‘the comedy of artists.’ In Italian, the name Harlequin is Arlecchino, an acrobatic shapeshifter who was comically bad at hatching schemes.
He is also famous for being a terrible messenger who is often distracting and forgot what he was suppose to tell someone. Indeed, one suspects the character ‘Baldrick’ in the famous Blackadder comedy series (watch British comedy sometimes, people!) is based on Arlecchino. The Harlequin is a clown and recognize by the diamond-shaped patches that were part of his attire.
It is hard to say if the Harlequin marijuana strain is named after this famous character, but it is certainly as unique and diverse! It is one of the best-known strains because it contains a high level of CBD and a reasonable level of THC, a rarity in the world of weed.
What is the Harlequin strain?
Harlequin weed is every bit as mixed up as Arlecchino in terms of its parentage. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid (up to 75%) and is a cross of a Swiss Sativa, Nepali Indica, Thai Sativa, and Colombian Gold. As you can plainly see, it is not your ordinary, garden-variety marijuana strain.
Like the Harlequin of lore, who wore sharply contrasting colors such as orange and purple, or yellow and red. The strain is a sharp contrast of CBD and THC. It is allege that the strain is initially breed to be a hash-producing crop. But ultimately became one of the most sought-after medicinal marijuana strains on the market. It is believe to have been creat by a breeder call Mr. Green of the House of David Collective.
The Harlequin marijuana strain is a sweet-smelling plant which fills the room with a pleasant aroma. You may initially get notes of wood and soil. But then you might notice the creamy vanilla notes that get your attention. It isn’t a pungent plant by any means, and it won’t linger in a room for long. Some users claim they get hints of mango, too.
Although there is a faint sweetness on the tongue, you may be surprised by the taste of Harlequin. It offers a potent herbal flavor along with pine notes. When you smoke it, you’ll probably notice a creamy, woody flavor that hits the spot.