The global favorite, Durban Poison, is a pure sativa cannabis strain that’s known for its pleasurable sweet, earthy and piney smell and flavor that leaves a citrusy aftertaste. Its buds are chunky and round, layered in a thick cover of trichomes and over-sized resin glands throughout when harvest-ready.
Its lineage is long and dates back to the 1970s in South Africa when a man named Ed Rosenthal sought to create a new strain. Eventually, he passed his notes and strains down to Mel Frank – who then passed a few of his newfound “B” strains over to “Sam the Skunkman” in Amsterdam. Durban Poison was solidified and first blossomed in Amsterdam, one of its parents being African Sativa.
Durban Poison’s THC level averages at 15% but has been recorded to render up to 24%. Its high tends to spark creativity and productivity, inducing the consumer with a burst of energy and sociability. Some reviewers have described it to be the “espresso of strains” since it also tends to keep one clear-headed. A majority consume this strain in the morning to eliminate fatigue and improve mood. It’s also known to relieve migraines.
Because of its powerful cerebral effects, Durban Poison can cause paranoia for novice consumers since it increases cerebral activity, causing some to over-analyze situations.
Many consider this strain easy to grow and an excellent choice for beginners.