Plunge into the blue. Palliative Health Center in San Jose is carrying a real Trinity County treat, the special Northern Blue, a strange hybrid whose roots are in the mysterious Blueberry, an 80-percent indica that dates back to the ’70s. Here, sweet-smelling Blueberry is crossed with Northern Lights, another famous indica, and together they generate big, dense, fruity, dark green nugs with dark orange hairs. The smell is very, very blueberry coming out of the bag, and the aroma becomes even more inviting and thick when ground. Closely manicured, Northern Blue burns clean and smooth, and tastes fruity and hash-y. Palliative describes Northern Blue as sativa-dominant, and its effects are stimulating yet relaxing. We found ourselves with light couch lock, engaging in lively conversation and losing track of time. Patients seriously ill with cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis have found relief with this strain.