Dolato Strain

The Dolato Strain is an indica-dominant weed created by crossing two strains of cannabis — Gelato and a Northern California cut of Do-Si-Dos. As you’d expect, it takes on the best traits of its parents, but it also has its own “personality”, making it so popular among the weed community. First, Dolato stands out for its alluring taste. Second, it is known as an effective treatment for relieving stress and relaxing the body, that works gently and doesn’t produce a strong sedative effect, like many other strain varieties with similar levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) do. So, both skilled stoners and beginning smokers can enjoy its nice, soothing high. Speaking of cannabinoids, the strain’s THC is measured at around 23.5-26%, while its CBD level varies between 0.3-0.53%, which keeps it on the moderate side. Aside from these two, the weed also contains:

  • CBC 0.43-0.99%
  • CBG 0.22-1.04%
  • CBN 0.15-0.19%
  • THCV 0.23-1.01%

Smell and Aroma

What distinguishes Dolato from many other strains is that it doesn’t have an overly pungent smell. Its scent is clear and sweet, combining notes of fresh pine and earthiness. On the air, users also detect a pleasant aroma of citrus, which is brought into the mix by the limonene and phellandrene terpenes. Enhancing the flavor of the bouquet are strong flowery notes. Those with a keen sense of smell will most likely recognize the presence of lavender and lilac, with hints of berries and mint.

Terpene Profile

The terpene profile of this marijuana strain is truly diverse. It is rich in limonene (0.16%) and caryophyllene terpene (0.16%), giving it a pleasant citrus taste with a gentle spicy hint. The flowery flavor is brought in by the combination of bisabolol and terineol, while its sweetness is inherited from linalool, which enhances the bouquet profile and gives a rounder flavor to the marijuana taste. Other terpenes found in Dolato are Humulene (0.6%), Myrcene (0.04%), Nerolidol (0.04%), and Phellandrene (0.02%), just to name a few. 

Reported Effects

As was mentioned earlier, the Dolato Strain provides a soothing high and deep relaxation without the weight of heavy sedation. The feeling of relaxation creeps through the body slowly, starting from the forehead and then spreading to the limbs, numbing pains and relaxing every bit of muscles. Many describe their state as tingly, with a boost of euphoria that virtually clouds the mind. It is, therefore, best reserved for after-work relaxes when you want to watch a movie, unwind, or just have a slow night. Also, this cannabis is reputed for its clear-head effects, which help people suffering from depression to pass bad emotions and put themselves in a positive mood. Keeping its effects in mind, it’s not surprising that Dolato is widely used by MMJ to treat the following health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain

In general, the strain doesn’t tend to cause many adverse reactions. According to consumers, the most common side effects are dry eyes and dehydration, which may be followed by a pang of hunger. Regardless, just like with any strain type, it’s recommended to start taking it in small amounts, and only when you feel fine with the dose can you hit harder.  

Growing Tips

Those interested in cultivating Dolato will love knowing that it’s very easy to grow. Basically, it grows like a classic indica, developing bushy leaves that professional strain breeders recommend pruning. The plant grows quite compact, reaching from 60 up to 90 inches in height, depending on where it grows. Despite that, it boasts excellent resistance to pests and diseases and, unlike many other indicas, easily adapts to various environmental conditions, which makes it a good choice for growers of all levels. On average, Dolato has an 8-9 week flowering time and yields up to 400 Oz of dried flower per square meter. When the buds are ready to be harvested, they gain a nice olive-green color with violet tones that show through the orange flashes of hairs and white trichomes. 


To summarize everything said above, the Delato Strain is an ideal choice for those who want to relax and clear their minds off bad thoughts and negative emotions. It works quickly yet gently, and it doesn’t tend to overly sedate you, so you can have a lazy day or evening while watching a movie, playing a game, or reading a book. Outside of its calming effects, this marijuana is also famous for its delicious taste. Sweet and fruity, with notes of banana, pine, citrus, and flowery hints of lavender and lilac, its flavor profile will leave none indifferent and keep you coming back for more. Finally, Dolato has very few side effects, which makes it suitable for both beginning smokers and experienced stoners who are looking to have a slow night without going hard. Naturally, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be careful with it. Strains affect people differently, therefore, before you know if you feel comfortable with it, it’s best to start smoking it in small amounts.