Durban Poison is an award-winning cannabis strain that is 100% sativa. The South African-bred seed has been transformed into many different versions, but all give a sensational high that has made the strain one of the world's most popular. Known as the espresso of weed, Durban Poison clears and focuses the mind, silences fears, and encourages creativity and conversation.
This wake-and-bake strain will not broadcast the high making it a popular choice for those who do not wish other to know that the user is high.
Overview of Durban PoisonDurban Poison is a true sativa with a potent helping of THC. The flower can test at more than 23% THC making this strain ideal for those looking for a strong cerebral effect. The relatively low CBD content, 0.01%, makes this award-winning strain a heavy THC-dominant strain. The blend of terpenes present in Durban Poison lead users to describe the high as creative, energizing and euphoric.
Potential Effects of Durban PoisonDurban Poison provides smokers with an energetic high that is ideal for creative processes. The creativity combined with the euphoria felt upon seeing the result of your creation, whatever it may be, is unmatched.
Potential Negative Effects of Durban Poison
While most users identify Durban Poison with soaring highs, others have associations with dry mouth, anxious, or even paranoid feelings. Provided the user stays well hydrated, most of these can be easily combatted so the user can experience all the good that this strain has to offer.
Lineage of Durban Poison
The strain hails from South Africa where marijuana, or "dagga," is culturally accepted. Seeds were smuggled into the U.S. in the late 1970's by a breeder named Ed Rosenthal. Rosenthal then passed some seeds on to breeder Mel Frank who optimized the resin content and flowering time.
There were now two versions. Frank liked version A and gifted version B to Dutch breeder Sam the Skunkman. Skunkman was able to reduce the flowering time of his version even more, ideal for the short Dutch summers, and that reduced time propelled Durban Poison Sativa into popularity in the Netherlands in the 80's.
The direct parents of this legendary strain remain a mystery to this day.
Growing Durban Poison
Growers of Durban Poison will achieve the highest levels of success attempting to grow this sativa outdoors. If growers feel the need to grow indoors, the plant favors a hydroponic setup although indoor growers will need to be mindful of how tall the plant typically grows.
Durban Poison is a strain that rewards the grower with more space, as during the flowering process the plant can reach upwards of 90 inches and a yield of 16 ounces per plant. Durban Poison takes around 9 weeks for a full growing cycle although shorter flowering times may be available with some seed variations.
Where to Find Durban Poison
As a nationally known and revered strain, Durban Poison should be easy to find for any U.S. resident in a state where marijuana can be legally purchased. Residents of Colorado will have a particularly easy time finding this strain as Durban Poison was ranked within the top three favorite strains for Coloradans.
If a particular dispensary does not carry Durban Poison, there is a good chance that they will offer a daughter strain such as the ever-popular Girl Scout Cookies or Cherry Pie. Other states such as Oregon and California have also expressed their love for Durban Poison, so this sativa should not be difficult to find regardless of the state.