Lemon Zest

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 22.5 - 25%

CBD 0.16 - 0.34%

Effect Giggly

Side Effect Headache

Flavor Spicyherbal

Lemon Zest Strain Review


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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Lemon Zest is one of the most potent strains that marijuana growers can offer. The THC of this strain ranges between 19% to 24% and due to that, it is used by medical practitioners as well. Not forgetting recreational users that just like to enjoy this strain because of its peculiar taste, aroma, and effects.

This cultivar is dominantly Sativa with a percentage of 95% and the remaining 5% being Indica. The CBD rate is unknown, just like many characteristics of this strain that are only known by its proprietary growers.

History Of Lemon Zest Strain

There is very little that the general public knows about the strain because it is only the breeders that know what went into creating it. The public only knows that it has high Sativa content and a little bit of Indica that goes with it and a very potent THC level.

The strain was bred by Wolf Genetics and is also known as Lemon Butter and although its origins aren’t revealed, there are some speculations.

Some have suspected that some form of citrus was used during the breeding process and that makes sense, especially considering the name. Another speculation is that it is a hybrid of lemon skunk and super silver haze.


Lemon Zest cannabis effects are uplifting and are all consistent with being a happy person, they include:

  • Creatives can use this strain to support their creativity when working on paintings, poems or designs. The strain will relax them and remove all stress when working, allowing their creative juices to flow freely.
  • Unlike a lot of strains, this cultivar helps those subjected to it become energized during its high. You can become very giggly when under the effects of this strain because of your spirits being uplifted.
  • For introverts, the Lemon Zest weed strain can help them become more social when they have to attend events where they will see unfamiliar faces. They will become more sociable and bear those few hours with people they aren’t used to.

Medical appointments

This cannabis has been used for a variety of medical appointments because of its properties that help ease inflammation, stress, and depression. People suffering from depression often can’t even muster up the energy to get off the bed and are usually unhappy and gloomy throughout the day.

Lemon Zest strain can give them the energy they need and also make them happy. These same characteristics make it suitable for treating chronic stress.


The negatives of using this strain are that you may experience fatigue, especially when the high wears off. Feeling fatigued may seem to defeat the purpose of using Lemon Zest, but this can be compared with the aftereffect of drinking energy drinks.

There is immense fatigue once it wears off, which is the equivalent of the negative effects of using this strain.

Using this marijuana for depression, chronic stress and inflammation could lead to experiencing the very symptoms you are trying to ward off. That happens on a case by case basis but this takes place mostly when the high wears off just like fatigue.

You can use this strain during the day to ensure that the symptoms return after your day has ended and when you are about to go to sleep.

What Are Reasons To Choose Lemon Zest?

This cannabis can be chosen just because of the taste and aroma when using it, as well as the effects. The name says it all concerning the taste because it has a sour yet sweet lemon citrus flavor and a bit of creaminess when exhaling. Its aroma also has traces of citrus with spicy herbs and an earthy smell, which is common amongst many strains.

People who are more suitable to use Lemon Zest strain wax and buds are mostly from the creative realm. Introverts and shy people can also benefit from the effects of Lemon Zest that makes them more sociable.

Also, the strain makes you more focused, so people who need an extra amount of concentration can use the Lemon Zest weed strain for their benefit.

Opinion From The Growers

The strain is fairly simple to grow and makes growers happy because of its high yield. Its yield is a lot when considering the easiness of growing this strain and that makes the job of growers much easier. Experienced growers find it very easy to get the best harvest from this strain that comes at a high quantity.

How To Grow

You can purchase Lemon Zest seeds and start growing your own garden for this strain or even go commercial. Growing this strain is relatively simple and you can do so indoors as well as outdoors.

The most important thing you should do is ensure that cannabis is exposed to temperatures between 68 to 80 degrees. Keeping the growth of this strain between those temperatures will help keep all the nutrients in.

Is It Useful For Cooking Edibles?

Lemon haze is one of the most interesting strains to cook edibles with but it is completely possible. There are a variety of recipes online that you can follow that teach you how to cook with this strain.

Mostly, these recipes are baked products like pound cakes, cookies, and many others. Ensure that you follow the recipes quite closely and carefully to get the results you anticipated.

Related or Alternative Strains

Whether silver haze and lemon skunk were involved or not in the lineage of this strain, they are still very related to it. Lemon skunk also has that citrus-like taste and aroma, which suggests that it is related to the Zest. Alternative strains to Lemon Zest cannabis strain are Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze, and Golden Goat


Lemon Zest strain is one of the most unique strains that cannabis users have ever encountered. Its properties that give off the effects of being motivated and energetic make it a prime target for the working class. Creative writers, graphic designers and others involved in artistic careers could benefit greatly from this strain.

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Lemon Zest Strain Cannabinoids

THC 22.5 - 25% Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component.
CBD 0.16 - 0.34% Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps.
CBC 0.22 - 0.62% Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
CBG 0.29 - 1% Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure.
CBN 0.03 - 0.22% Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss.
THCV 0.26 - 0.96% Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V.

Lemon Zest Terpene Profile

Myrcene 0.54% Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon.
Ocimene 0.09% Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
Sabinene 0.1% Sabinene is a terpene with a peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piney aroma, presented in Norway spruce, Holm oak trees, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds. Found in cannabis in small quantities. Allegedly, sabinene has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Bisabolol 0.16% Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut.
Phellandrene 0.11% Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender.
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 66 - 75 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 79 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 90 >

Lemon Zest strain lineage

Lemon Zest Terpene and Taste Chemistry

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The flavor is so smooth!

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I cross my heart and say the truth - This Earthy strain is Superb!!! Just the needed package of giggles, smiles, energy and contentment.

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Gorgeous lady like me need this giggly joint dose

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leafly suggested this for only sweet lovers but it has a mixed taste thats beautiful.

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This green skunk is a pain in my arse! I spent so much on useless garb!

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Legg Johnson

Kudos the makers who thought of this invention! Great for rewind time.

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Reminds me of lavender farm when I open box

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A very pleasing high of giggles

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Best earthy suggestion by wikileaf

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Call it puking taste not peculiar

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Increased my focus while shooting the targets!

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I can eat a shark yo!

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no loss of appetite anymore!

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Ive had wax for a while now, but I also smoked it in a blunt, on a pipe, bong etc, and I gotta say that vape tastes better any smoke! Not to mention the high…its immensly more intense with vape.Lemon Zest deserves it!

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Its vaste of the flavor to smoke LZ in a joint.

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the buzz lits you up and gets you high and you wanna talk to everyone

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I feel the ride, its movin and pumpin. Dope green

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Donald Herrera

I smoke this weed when I really want to focus on what Im doing, it destresses me completely

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Amy Watson

I like to think of myself as a social smoker and thats not because I only smoke at parties or around people. I smoke so I can be around people and this is my go to strain for that because it keeps me calm and energized enough to make conversation.

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Smoked a bit of this dope a week ago, it took away all the jitters never been so relaxed

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Fred Beauregard

Lemon Zest always makes me feel happy, it doesnt matter how bad my day was, Ill be laughing and happy after a few joints. A few joints of this weed also help raise my energy when Im feeling down and tired.

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James Pittman

This weed plus a bong and some good music equals to some great upbeat vibes

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The taste was a bit strange for me but the high was great

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Jeffrey Davis

I like writing novels and short stories in my spare time but I rarely ever finish a story, I get caught up in things and lose focus. I tried this weed a few weeks ago and its been helping stay focused hopefully Ill finish at least one short story this month depending on my work schedule

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This strain always makes me happy and I like that because it helps me when Im stressed out. The I get from this weed is amazing but I always smoke it before I sleep because when the high ends I feel fatigued and bummed out.

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Gregory Battle

This my favorite weed, Im an energy person I like living life at an upbeat tempo and thats what this kush does for me. This weed can keep me going for hours at the gym, I like it.

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Al Marshall

I concentrate better after a blunt of this

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Tracy Cagle

Dope weed to game with

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Mark Reed

If you really want a unique experience when smoking this weed try hitting a blunt whilst eating sour gummy candy. The lemony flavor of the buds will stand out a bit more with any sour candy but make sure you drink every now and then

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