Durban Poison Strain — Watch Out

The Durban Poison strain is a hybrid cultivar with a 75% sativa content. The plants develop a strong odor reminiscent of anise. The taste of the Durban Poison is also affected by this, complemented by a pleasant, spicy, sharp note. The hybrid is particularly popular because of its effect, which is strong and often described as psychedelic. The high is long-lasting because of the plants’ high sativa content.

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Durban Poison Strain
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Durban Poison is characterized by its classic dank aroma punctuated by the sharp scent of anise.


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      Strain Information

      The Durban Poison strain, with 17% THC and no CBD, delivers a powerful effect that lasts a long time. Focus and clarity hit forcefully and quickly, followed by intense mental relief of stress and anxiety.

      Strain Effects

      Energetic 60%
      Euphoric 73%
      Creative 89%
      Helps With
      Anxiety 75%
      Fatigue 77%
      Pain 92%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 70%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 60%

      Durban Poison Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Daft Punk — Overture
      Daft Punk — Overture 68%
      Thomas Newman — “American Beauty”
      Thomas Newman — “American Beauty” 81%
      Ilya Mann — “Halfway”
      Ilya Mann — “Halfway” 86%

      Daft Punk — Overture

      Atmospheric and eerie, this Daft Punk album fills your mind with sound while giving you the headspace to focus and think creatively.

      Thomas Newman — “American Beauty”

      Thomas Newman provides the ideal balance to the Durban Poison strain, delivering gentle sounds that make you feel like you’re part of a movie.

      Ilya Mann — “Halfway”

      When you combine Ilya Mann and Durban Poison, you make daily routines far more exciting.

      Pairs With Food
      Chicken and veggies
      Chicken and veggies 77%
      Pork cacciatore
      Pork cacciatore 50%
      Pigs in blankets
      Pigs in blankets 83%

      Chicken and veggies — a classic. The Durban Poison strain combines well with comfort foods like crispy-skinned chicken and sweet baby carrots.

      Pork cacciatore — it’s not as weird as you think. This rustic Italian dish is an exceptional accompaniment to the Durban Poison’s earthy anise flavor.

      Pigs in blankets — delicious food on the go. If Durban Poison leaves you feeling productive, craft some quick finger foods for cocktail hour or cleaning the house.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Bold red wine
      Bold red wine 74%
      White whiskey
      White whiskey 62%
      Sour ale
      Sour ale 80%

      Bold red wine — like a Malbec. The dark fruit flavors of red wine go well with the earthy notes of the Durban Poison strain.

      A white whiskey — like New Holland Hatter Royale Hopquila. White whiskey is thick and sweet, which complements the skunky flavor of Durban Poison.

      Sour ale — try La Folie by New Belgium. Durban Poison and New Belgium’s La Folie are a wonderful marriage, mashing together sour flavors of cannabis and beer.

      Where The Durban Poison Strain Is Grown

      The Durban Poison strain is a cross between Dutch skunk and African sativa, which originates near Durban, South Africa’s second-largest city. The resulting hybrid was then backcrossed in the late 1970s by American breeder Ed Rosenthal with the African parent line. The result is the Durban Poison with a sativa content of 75%.

      Strain Summary

      The Durban Poison strain provides a hefty high for those who seek clarity while also being productive. It’s similar to Kaya’s Mangonani and Golden Back Gorilla strains, which both bring focus and lucidity to your day.

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