This strain is often confused with the similarly named Blue Goo strain, but Blue Magoo is very much a separate strain with many benefits to offer to both the recreational and medicinal cannabis smoker. Blue Magoo’s effectiveness at treating a number of different health conditions has seen its popularity continue to rise among the medicinal cannabis community.
What is Blue Magoo Strain?
Blue Magoo is a clone-only hybrid strain produced by Portland-based breeders Dynasty Seeds. Blue Magoo is a cross between DJ Short Blueberry and Major League Bud (a.k.a. William’s Wonder F2). Blue Magoo’s indica genetics appear to be the most dominant, and this is reflected in the relaxing and pain-relieving effects this strain is known to produce.
To give you an idea of this strain’s potency, Cannabis laboratory Analytical 360 have recorded THC levels of between 16-21% in samples of Blue Magoo. This strain also has an average CBD content of approximately 0.2%.
Blue Magoo’s subtle cerebral high is overshadowed by its largely sedative effect which kicks in faster than your average indica-dominant strain. The predominant feeling you will experience after smoking Blue Magoo weed is a sense of deep relaxation. This strain is known to boost mood too, so after the initial euphoric buzz has dissipated, you are left feeling uplifted and happy. Regular smokers of Blue Magoo weed say that it also makes them feel more creative too, so it is an ideal strain for artists looking for a little inspiration. Blue Magoo weed is renowned for causing the “munchies” so you may want to have some treats on hand when those cravings come calling.
Blue Magoo Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Blue Magoo has inherited all the beautiful blueberry and fruity fragrances of its parent strain, DJ Short Blueberry. Earthier aromas with sweet, floral notes combine with Blue Magoo’s fruity and berry scents to give this strain its distinctive smell.
Blue Magoo has a sweet and fruity blueberry flavor but also has a milder earthier piney taste. Some smokers of this strain say that you can also detect a slight floral flavor on the exhale. When burned, Blue Magoo’s smoke is said to be quite harsh on the throat, so a bottle of water will come in handy to relieve this uncomfortable feeling.
Appearance-wise, a Blue Magoo plant produces medium to large flowers, with long, conical-shaped trichome-coated buds. The leaves, which are light green with a yellowish tint, are fluffy and loose and are easily removed from their stems. In some Blue Magoo phenotypes, the leaves of the plant are different shades of blue, and in some cases include hints of purple. Growing prominently among the leaves are rusty-orange pistils, which are the female organs of the flower.
Blue Magoo Strain Grow Info
Blue Magoo is a clone-only strain, so if you want to try your hand at growing it, then you will need to source clippings from another mature Blue Magoo plant. A Blue Magoo plant is quite challenging to grow, so it is better suited to those with more experience growing their own cannabis at home.
A Blue Magoo plant tends to stretch more than other strains so space will be something that you will have to consider if you are growing this plant indoors. You will have to prune this plant regularly to keep it under control, as well as to maximize air circulation and light exposure to the lower nodes.
Growers of Blue Magoo recommend using support structures during the flowering period as this plant produces a dense covering of resinous buds. This need for a support structure has been attributed to the genetics inherited from its parent strain, Major League Bud.
A Blue Magoo plant thrives in a warm, dry climate. The recommended grow medium is a healthy organic soil. Feeding this plant with organic nutrients will achieve the best results. A Blue Magoo plant is also considered to highly resistant to most common molds and mildew.
The flowering period for a Blue Magoo plant is 7-8 weeks, and early October is the best time of year for outdoor harvesting. A Blue Magoo plant grown indoors will produce an average yield of approximately 13 ounces per square meter. Those growing their Blue Magoo plant outdoors can expect an average yield of around 17 ounces per plant.
Medical Benefits of the Blue Magoo Strain
Blue Magoo offers many benefits to the medicinal cannabis smoker. This strain is an excellent choice for people looking to de-stress due to the deep feeling of relaxation it instills in those who smoke it. As Blue Magoo produces a mood-boosting effect, it is an excellent short-term solution for people suffering from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Blue Magoo’s ability to enhance appetite combined with its effectiveness at taking the edge off nausea makes this strain an excellent choice for people undergoing chemotherapy. Blue Magoo is also considered to be effective at relieving painful conditions such as arthritis, muscular and lower back pain, to name just a few. With all of Blue Magoo’s health benefits, it is easy to see why this strain is so popular among medicinal cannabis smokers.
Possible Side Effects of the Blue Magoo Strain
Smokers of Blue Magoo can expect to experience its mild side effects, such as cotton mouth and dry eyes. Novice smokers unaccustomed to higher THC level cannabis strains may also suffer a slight headache or experience heightened anxiety and paranoia after smoking Blue Magoo weed.
As this strain is quite potent, it is definitely better suited to more experienced recreational or medicinal cannabis smokers. If you are used to more potent cannabis strains and you don’t overindulge, then you are unlikely to experience any of these less common side effects.
Final Thoughts on the Blue Magoo Strain
If you are a medicinal cannabis smoker, then Blue Magoo is one that you should definitely consider. It is a potent strain, though, so if you are a novice cannabis smoker, then you may find this strain a little too strong.