Durban Poison is a sativa landrace from South Africa that is known for its potent psychoactivity. It’s a strong and sticky hybrid that thrives in a range of conditions. Durban Poison has a THC concentration of 15 to 25%.
Cannabis has been cultivated on the African continent for over 1400 years; by the time of Dutch colonization, it had spread south and the indigenous tribes of South Africa, including the Khoikhoi, San, and Bantu peoples, were using it as a sacred medicine.
Durban Poison Specifications
- Bud Size: Small – Medium
- Effects: Creative, Energizing, Euphoria, Focus, Happy
- Medical Usage: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Migraines, Nausea, Stress
- Flavors: Citrus, Herbal, Pine, Sweet
- Aromas: Earthy, Pine, Pungent, Spicy, Sweet
- THC Content: 15 – 25%
- CBD Level: 1%
- CBN Level: 1%
- Genetics: Rockstar & Peanut Butter Breath & Mendo Breath
- Type: 100% Sativa
- Adverse reactions (negative): Dry mouth, Paranoid, Dizzy, Dry eyes
In the late 1970s, breeder Ed Rosenthal took a bag of South African seeds back to the United States and selectively bred various plants from them. After that, Mel The genetics were fine-tuned to improve resin content and flowering duration. Sam the Skunkman, a breeder in Amsterdam, received the B line of the original seed stock after Frank’s efforts resulted in “A” and “B” lines of the original seed stock; he further reduced the strain‘s flowering time.
The leaves of Durban Poison are medium to big in size. Despite their dense, compact build and long, tapered form, typical of sativas, their broad and thin shape is more comparable to those of sativas. The forest green foliage is set off by brilliant orange pistils that are meant to collect pollen from male fertilizing plants. A milky-white trichome coating gives the cured blooms a shine and an incredibly sticky feel. Durban Poison has a classic dank aroma with undertones of sweet licorice. The flowers are pungent and skunky when broken open or burned, and they produce a thick, lung-expanding smoke. On the exhale, you can smell licorice, as well as the flavor of sweet yet cloying pine resin.
Durban Poison has a strong, immediate high that users experience right away. The magnifying of sights and sounds may be initially perplexing but can become an active, buzzing head high in the proper atmosphere. This strain is almost entirely cerebral with no indications of debilitating weight or couchlock; it’s also excellent for thinking about the nuances of a powerful film or piece of music. Durban Poison may also act as a social lubricant, allowing smokers to feel more talkative and comfortable.Medical advantages are more mental than physical, with this strain able to provide a feeling of mindfulness to those who are constantly preoccupied by sadness, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It can also assist people suffering from attention deficit disorders in keeping a strong, focused attention. Because it’s so powerful and cerebral, Durban Poison has the potential to produce negative side effects. It may cause users to experience overdrive, causing them to feel anxious or jumpy. It can also induce a type of “mindrace” where smokers believe they’re losing control. Durban Poison is a wake-and-bake type of strain that’s definitely better suited to daytime than nighttime usage. Its peak period lasts between 2 and 3 hours, on average.
Durban Poison is an excellent cultivate for beginners as a result of its hardy and time-tested genetics. It may grow to be up to 12 feet tall, making it suitable for outdoor growth in warm, semi-humid climes with constant daily temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Indoor growers should bend and trim the spindly branches of Durban Poison early on in the vegetative stage to reduce its height. This strain, which is also known as Power Plant Kush and Sweet Widow, grows to be short and compactly-branched outdoors. Indoor plants yield up to 22 ounces per plant while outdoor plants produce anywhere from 3 to 6 pounds on average. When cultivated indoors, this sativa reaches maturity in 8 to 9 weeks and matures by late September when grown outside. It provides a higher than average yield for growers.
Durban Poison is a South African landrace strain named for the country’s second-largest city. It has a sweet hash scent and a high resin content, which makes it ideal for making THC concentrates like shatter and wax. Durban Poison, sometimes compared to espresso, provides an active and mobile sensation that’s as enjoyable at a party as it is at home or while working.