About the Durban Poison Strain
Durban Poison sounds ominous, but let’s explore why: as a 100% Sativa line from South Africa, a continent with a centuries long history of growing cannabis, or dagga, with a 25% THC, this is one of the most potent and powerful strains available, making it a top choice for recreational and medical users alike. The uplifting aromatic strain is invigorating, focusing, and enhances the scenes.
- Sativa: 100%
- THC: 15-25%
- CBD: <1%
- CBN: 1%
Durban Poison Strain and the Senses
The musky, skunky, earthy flavors expected from cannabis are accentuated in the Durban Poison strain with hints of sweet minty citrus and a bit of licorice. The flowers in particular are skunky when they’re broken up or grinded, and the smoke it gives off is thick and noticeable, a trait that important to keep in mind if you’re seeking discretion when you partake. You’ll smell and taste the licorice on exhaling, with a mix of pine.
Think of the Durban Poison strain nugs as medium to large holiday ornaments, more tapered and elongated than round, but covered in glistening, sparkling glitter, from the trichomes, that offset the green leaves and reflect the bright orange color of the pistils. They’re pretty, and sticky.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are typical, but for novice users, be alert to your reactions. The faster acting nature of this strain could take you by surprise and trigger reactions that can include increased paranoia or anxiety as the speed of the high can increase your sense of loss of control. Otherwise, stay hydrated to avoid the standard cannabis side effects.
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Durban Poison Strain Uses
Since this Sativa line is a heavy head buzz, the therapeutic uses are cerebral and focused on mental health and perceptions. This strain is effective in focusing the mind, and therefore is partially why it helps with physical pain in some instances, but for the most part, the medical uses of this strain is very effective for mood disorders, and helping with loss of appetite. These include:
- Anxiety, PTSD
- ADD, ADHD
- Loss of Appetite
- Bipolar Disorder
- Chronic Pain – note, the effectiveness with chronic pain is more towards the compounding effects rather than the physical pain, although the increased stress, anxiety associated with chronic stress are reduced, which can then offer collateral pain relief.
Durban Poison Effect
Prepare for a heightened environment. The Durban Poison Strain is like taking a triple shot of espresso, but faster acting, so you’ll see, hear, smell and feel more, in high def. And since it’s a focusing high, you’ll truly get a sense of being “in the moment”, if you’re a follower or practitioner of Mindfulness. You can expect to feel:
Growing the Durban Poison Strain
The Durban Poison strain is an older strain so it’s been tested and improved by growers to deliver a potent high yield quickly. It’s an easy and favorite strain to grow, but you should know it’s a tall strain, reaching up to 12 feet. It can easily be grown outdoors in warm (70-80oF), semi-human climates. If growing indoors you’ll need to consider it’s height and practice bending or pruning the branches in the vegetative stage.
- Hearty strain
- Can be grown indoors or outdoors
- Reaches up to 12ft tall
- Pruning indoors
- Moderate climate
- Flowers in 8-9 weeks indoors
- Flowers in September outdoors
- Yield: higher than average.
The Durban Poison Strain is not strain known for relaxation, this is very much an awake strain that focuses your mind and attention, and energizes you, quickly. It’s a very potent cerebral high that is potent and lasts several hours, so it’s best used during the day. It will make you chattier, introspective, and increase your creative thinking process, so be prepared. It’s like a double, triple espresso. Definitely the choice to get any annoying chores done, quickly, or to help get you through your workout!