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Acapulco Gold

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 19.2 - 21.8%

CBD 0.36 - 0.61%

Effect Uplifted

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Sweet

Acapulco Gold Strain Information

THC

High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%

CBD

Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%

Potency

Newbie Skilled

The Acapulco Gold strain is an indigenous Sativa-dominant that is known to provide a boost of energy to users. It has a moderately high THC content of 19% and a CBD content between 0.34 and 0.73%. It can sometimes have a higher THC percentage level as well, in which case it may not be suitable for beginners as it can have very strong effects. Acapulco Gold’s genetic comes from Acapulco in Mexico and nearby areas and was smuggled into the United States in the 1970s. This popular in the cannabis community and influential strain is also the parent to two other cannabis strains known as Ape Shit and Kelly Hill Gold.

The presence of terpenes like Myrcene, Camphene, and Carene gives this weed a fruity taste. Its strong herbal aroma is easy to recognize if you have encountered it before. The uplifting effect you get after smoking makes it an ideal strain for use any time of the day.

Strain Effects and Uses

Like favorite Sativa marijuana strains, this one leaves you feeling a powerful cerebral high, happy, and mood uplifted. It also gives users an energy boost that can go very well at a party or when you need to get some work done. A lot of smokers have also reported that they feel creative when they consume this weed. These types of cheerful effects make this flower suitable for any time of the day when you need a pick-me-up.

The strain is also known to have some mild side effects, the most common of which is dryness of the mouth and eyes. It can also cause paranoia and dizziness.

As for medical uses, Acapulco Gold can help patients with:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Fatigue

Acapulco Gold Strain Taste and Smell

The aroma of this cannabis is quite pungent and has some notes of herbs in it. The pleasant taste is a combination of sweet fruity with woody, with a scent similar to toffee when you break its buds open. The following terpenes are responsible for these characteristics:

  • Myrcene
  • Camphene
  • Carene

Information for Growers

If growers manage to get rare finds - the seeds of this plant, Acapulco Gold is fairly easy to cultivate. It can be grown indoors (in grow rooms) or outdoors, with heights reaching 60 inches. When flowering, it produces golden green (or brown) colored buds with orange hairs. It can produce buds in 70 to 77 days and doesn’t require too much attention to grow.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 83% Voted
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Dry eyes 61% Voted
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Paranoia 21% Voted
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Acapulco Gold Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 19.2 - 21.8%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.36 - 0.61%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.3 - 0.61%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.24 - 1.27%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.14 - 0.23%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.3 - 0.76%

Acapulco Gold Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.24%
Pinene Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects. 0.06%
Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.09%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.06%
Camphene Camphene is terpene common for carrots, pepper, dill, fennel, nutmeg, thyme, as well as other fruits and vegetables. Camphene has a damp, pungent, herbal, minty aroma with pine undertones. In cannabis, mostly found in Indica strains. Camphene causes cooling sensations, having anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antifungal effects. 0.14%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.04%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.12%
Linalool Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes. 0.05%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.09%
Caryophyllene Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. 0.11%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 70 - 77 Days
Flowering type Autoflowering
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 81 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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User Reviews 28

johnjmas10
5

Though slow growing , results are great but not big yields. All trim can be used in tintures and buds bring back memories of the late sixties!

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Alphonso mayfield
5

would like to grow some

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Luckylucky111
4

Make sure that you are trying the strain. It gave me all the creativity I need for the best painting ever. I have all the energy in the world, and it taste like coffee. This is for sure something that I like and that I will recommend to anyone that is looking for a joint to relax or to get your creative juices flow.

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OKeyM951
1

it have a bitter, sour taste for me. Reminds me about vinegar. Something that I will not waste money on again

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DrakeB
4

If you want energy, a better mood and high at the same time, this strain is for you, just as wikileaf has told me

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Anonymous3456
3

Acapulco gold was dissapointing. After reading some reviews, I tried it. I have used marijuana that was a lot better before

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456user
4

I will use this forever!

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Complainter43
4

Whoop-whoop! Were high!

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Dobehigh
5

a joint to buy for sure

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Flowerlover908
4

Yes, I am high and I like every minute of it. Will recommend it to my fellow smokers

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Verna stonehigh
4

The smell, and the taste let me think of coffee…..or…tea. It doesnt matter. It still taste great

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PieterB
3

So dissapointed

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JointTray
5

I want more!!

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Ambersmokey
5

What a feeling I have..

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Eugene Drake
4

Very difficult to describe the taste and texture of this weed. My friend said something about tea, but it reminds me of honey to be honest. Its almost buttery, smooth, creamy.. Very nice indeed. I think its a legendary one, but I surely wouldnt recommend it to beginners.

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Merlyn Rose
5

I smoked and vaped this one and both times it was quite different in terms of feel and taste with vaping being the winner. It tasted like rich creamy coffee and went very smooth down the throat, no cough and no harsh feeling. Delicious mellow high, too!

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Damon Burton
4

Tastes to me a bit sour, something like vinegar. Then, I might be the weird one. Unlike others, I felt a bit out of breath, talkative, and felt like I have an out of body experience more than anything. Great for sharing with friends.

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Gary Auteberry
4

Ive tried many strains so far and most of them made me even more anxious than before. This stopped when I tried Acapulco gold. I must say that I love the uplifting energy. As someone struggling with depression, sometimes its hard to get things done. This is my cure

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Esmée Fishman
4

The buzz is creeping, I usually have a middle-sized bowl and takes some minutes to get started

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Hazel Durand
4

Uplifting sedative effects with a nice buzz. One of my favs so far

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Glennis Clayton
4

Love this bud. Reminds me of Arnold Palmer in terms of effects, but no lemony taste

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Emlyn Blue
4

If you get the right dose, you will have the best high ever

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Niven Langdon
4

Helps me get the work done

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Dorothea Lamar
5

Great for mental abilities

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Wynfor Devine
5

Pungent smell, but energizing high

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Gwladys Seymour
5

best for pain relief

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Gavin Joiner
4

Acapulco Gold? My pot of gold!

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Adaline Vaughn
4

Wonderful weed, love the taste

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