Durban Poison (Sativa)



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A pure sativa, Durban Poison hails from a city in Africa called Durban. Now notorious worldwide as “the espresso of cannabis,” this is the perfect strain to get you through a chock full of errands, chores, or creative work. The buds are round and covered in resin; plus, its sweet taste makes it the ultimate pick-me-up!

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About This Sativa Strain


  • Excellent mood booster
  • Great for its focussing effect
  • Perfect for growing outdoors

Durban Poison is a pure Sativa named after its city of origin: Durban, South Africa. Despite its name, it is a delightful strain that gives the user energy, joy, and creativity. The Durban Poison marijuana plant is especially known for its huge glands filled with resin. For people looking to extract cannabis concentrate, this is a dream come true.

Durban Poison takes the cake when it comes to Sativas that everyone loves and wants for themselves. Its high is excellent, and its 100% Sativa purity greatly sought after. Its history goes back fairly far, at least as compared with other marijuana strains. Durban Poison goes back to the 1970s and has been popular ever since. If you don’t already know, you will soon find out why.

Growing Durban Poison Strain Of Medical Marijuana

When left to its own devices, this 100% Sativa plant can reach heights of up to 90 inches (7.5 feet)! Of course, indoor plants may be much shorter (which is likely a good thing, as there aren’t too many indoor growing areas that accommodate 8-foot plants).

Durban Poison marijuana plants generally have an average yield when reduced to per square meter of plant, but when it is a huge plant that still results in quite a sizeable yield. When growing indoors, you can expect about 13 ounces per square meter of plant, and outdoor plants average about 16 ounces of product per plant. Harvest time for outdoor plants is usually the end of September or the beginning of October.

If you are growing Durban Poison indoors, it is highly recommended to use a hydroponics setting rather than a soil or other solid growing medium in pots. The flowering period of Durban Poison generally lasts around 9 weeks, although it could be as little as 7 weeks as well. It is generally an easy plant to grow, although any hydroponics setup could prove tricky to someone who hasn’t tried it before. Durban Poison generally thrives best in an outdoor, sunny setting.

Regular Seeds

It is important to keep in mind that the version of Durban Poison discussed in this article is the regular strain. That means that, just like marijuana plants found in the wild, it is photosensitive and therefore goes into the flowering phase once the hours of uninterrupted darkness surpass a certain threshold, thus signaling the fact that the seasons are changing and becoming colder.

Regular marijuana seeds are also not feminized, which means they could be male or female in equal parts. Since male plants should be removed from a marijuana crop as soon as they can be identified (so as not to fertilize the female plants), it is important to keep this in mind when purchasing Durban Poison seeds. It is best to buy and plant a few extras to make up for the inevitable losses to come.

Origin Of Durban Poison Strain

Durban Poison does not only have its origins in South Africa, but it is actually a pure landrace from Durban, South Africa. Although it has African roots, an American marijuana enthusiast found it and brought it over to the U.S. sometime during the 1970s.

Because this is a pure, 100% Sativa landrace, it has certain quirks that distinguish it from other hybrid plants. For example, it can grow extremely tall, reaching heights of nearly 8 feet tall.

Effects Of Durban Poison Strain

Durban Poison is often used specifically to try and stimulate focus, meaning it can not only be enjoyable, but useful as well. Its high is clean, upbeat, and intense, focusing mainly on the head. Many people actually prefer to smoke Durban Poison at the beginning of the day rather than later in the evening, as it helps energize, clarify, and focus one’s thoughts. It even energizes your body, allowing for a productive and enjoyable day.

Durban Poison is simply considered an excellent mood booster. Many people even prefer it over coffee or other forms of caffeine, as they are left with the positive (energizing and uplifting) effects without experiencing the negative side (the jitters). Therefore, Durban Poison is a great choice for someone who could use a pick me up in the morning.

The positive effects of Durban Poison include:

  • Upliftedness
  • Energeticness
  • Happiness
  • Euphoria
  • Creativity
  • Invigoration
  • Inspiration
  • Stimulation

The negative effects of Durban Poison include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Headache

Medical Uses For Durban Poison Strain

Durban Poison is well known for its focusing effects. Without a doubt, that makes it an excellent medicine for people with ADD or ADHD — in other words, for people who struggle with focusing. It keeps thoughts crisp and clear but energized as well. This also has the effect of being helpful with mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorder.

Durban Poison also helps with any aspects of stress: negative thoughts, sleepiness, pain, and so on. Durban Poison has also been used for cancer patients and others undergoing certain therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This is because these treatments often cause nausea and a lack of appetite, but Durban Poison does an excellent job of stimulating the appetite (therefore keeping the patient’s strength up). While Durban Poison may not heal cancer, it certainly can do its part in helping the patient stay as fit as possible during the treatment and healing process.

Medical Uses For Physical Ailments

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Nausea

Medical Uses For Psychological Ailments

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Stress

Taste And Aroma Of Durban Poison Strain

The smell of Durban Poison is strong and easily identified. Its scent is known for being particularly sweet with pungent and piney undertones. Additional details mixed in include an earthy smell and even some spiciness cutting through all that sweetness.

Once you smoke Durban Poison, your immediate thought will be pine trees. The flavor is extremely obvious right away, but then it calms into an earthy, herbal flavor. The aftertaste of Durban Poison is not too strong and generally tastes of sweetness and citrus.

Taste And Aroma Of Durban Poison At-A-Glance

  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Grapefruit
  • Citrus
  • Sweet
  • Pungent
  • Spicy

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