Durban Poison features energizing and clear-headed effects. It also is high in cannabinoid THCV, which may hold potential in stabilizing insulin levels.
Have you ever tried a landrace sativa? Durban Poison is a pure Sativa marijuana strain from South Africa. One of the few pure Sativa strains available, it is known for its earthy, citrus flavors and a broad range of medical uses. Whether you are a medical or recreational marijuana consumer, this strain will leave you uplifted and energetic. In a way, it’s similar to a strong cup of coffee without the jitters. Rather, you’ll be ready to either get moving or sit down and get some work done.
Durban Poison Experience
Durban Poison hails from South Africa and is named after the city of Durban. As a true Sativa, this strain produces strong, clear-headed effects, perhaps thanks to higher levels of THCV. Of course, the levels of THCV will vary depending on the growing conditions. They will also be quite small when compared with other cannabinoids. Either way, expect improved focus and enhanced creativity.
If you prefer to enjoy your weed in the morning, Durban Poison is a good choice. It’s stimulating like a strong cup of coffee, making it perfect for those who need daytime cannabis. As a stimulating strain, don’t be surprised if you find your heart beating a little faster than normal. Durban Poison can be quite zippy. This strain also is a known mood booster, providing users with a euphoric and energized high. Its uplifting nature also makes it a nice choice for a night out on the town or fun at a social gathering.
Quite often, this strain starts with a bit of tingling in the sinuses and forehead region. It’s also common to feel some pleasant pressure in the ears. These are classic trademarks of a pure sativa, so trying a little Durban is a great way get a frame of reference for more contemporary strains.
Traits of Durban Poison and Durban Poison Seeds
Durban Poison is a landrace strain from Southern Africa. As a landrace, this pure sativa has developed unique adaptations to its particular environment.
For some reason, one of those adaptations is the increased production of lesser known cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). THCV has about 25% the psychoactivity of THC and is known to cause a rapid and intense psychoactive high.
For a landrace strain, the THC levels of Durban Poison can be quite high. Expect to find Durban buds with upwards of 20% THC. Typically, landraces tend to be less potent than modern hybrids, but that’s not the case with this one. This is one powerful flower.
Durban features a sort of sweet, damp forest aroma. Marijuana connoisseurs will notice the sweet pine scent lingering in the background. It becomes more pronounced when buds are broken up. When combusted, lemon, anise, orange and sweet flavors dominate the palate with a rich, almost creamy smoke that cannabis enthusiasts will enjoy even on the exhale.
Surprisingly, this strain has a very fast flowering time for a sativa. Novice and advanced growers alike appreciate this strain’s abundant trichomes and chunky buds.
Medical Benefits of Durban Poison
As far as medical use goes, Durban Poison is popular among marijuana patients thanks to its range of positive medical effects.
- Those suffering from uncomfortable eye pressure, sinus pain, ADD/ADHD, headaches, migraines, and chronic fatigue may enjoy the head-focus experience from this strain
- This strain is also thought to be high in the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), though levels are highly variable in individual plants. THCV has been found to stabilize insulin levels in animal models
- It also may have some anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties
- May also be helpful in patients with depression, who struggle to maintain concentrated energy throughout the day. Not to mention, the uplifting and spirited effects from Durban Poison will help lift away the blues.