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Durban Poison

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 22.4 - 25%

CBD 0.62 - 0.9%

Effect Energetic

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Spicyherbal

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Durban Poison Cannabis Strain Full Review


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


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


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The official breeder of this strain is unknown, but Durban Poison was brought to the United States from South Africa. Its parental strains are unknown, but this pure Sativa has a unique flavor and type of high.

Durban Poison strain recommended by Laurel (Lo) Friesen, CEO & Founder of Heylo. Read more about Heylo in Grower Stories #57

Taste and Smell

This cannabis strain contains ocimene, terpinolene, and myrcene. Also, smokers most often noted that the first thing they felt was the sweet citrus scent. The following scents are also mentioned:

This strain is often described as both sweet and spicy, the strain smell is incredibly unique. It holds bold, pungent, earthy tones in its breaths with a light hint of pine sap finish.

Main Effects of Durban Poison

THC levels range from 24% to 28%, and in some cases go up to 30% of the content. It is definitely only suitable for experienced users. The high does not come immediately, but it works both physically and mentally. This kush helps consumers concentrate and improve their creativity, which helps with tough and boring work. It is also rumored that this cannabis speeds up the metabolism and allows you to burn more calories. However, side effects are fatigue and anxiety. Medicine uses the Durban Poison strain to combat:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Stress

This strain can be used with edibles as well as smoked. Be sure to know Durban Poison THC content when eating it. As this is a highly stimulatory form of weed, you don’t want to overdose on pot brownies, so ensure you count your THC points carefully.

Durban Poison’s Grow Information

This weed grows best in hot climates. Using the right fertilizer can increase yields. Genetics also made the plant resistant to pests, viruses, and bacteria, as well as small fluctuations in temperature. Cultivators prefer to use hydroponic methods. Flowering time takes 10-12 weeks.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 98% Voted
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Dry eyes 57% Voted
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Paranoia 27% Voted
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Durban Poison 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. 22.4 - 25%
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. 0.62 - 0.9%
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. 0.22 - 0.84%
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. 0.08 - 0.67%
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. 0.18 - 0.3%
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. 0.56 - 1.18%

Durban Poison Terpene Profile

Pinene 0.07%
Myrcene 0.12%
Ocimene 0.07%
Camphene 0.08%
Humulene 0.01%
Limonene 0.07%
Linalool 0.01%
Valencene 0.17%
Terpinolene 0.36%
Caryophyllene 0.05%
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Grow info

Flowering time 73 - 84 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 93 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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User Reviews 18


As a long-time cannabis user I have tried many strains over the years and none has been able to match up with Durban Poison. It is my go-to medicine when I want to feel motivated, focused, and energetic.

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Not for the faint heart. This shit is quite potent. It is very tasty and is so far one of the best hybrids I have come across. Very cerebral and a good cure for headaches. Durban poison makes me functional after a long tiresome day. It however gives me a hell of cotton mouth, but I managed it by staying hydrated.

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Electrifying and euphoric high. Best mmj for pain relief and mood elevation.

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Easily a favorite strain. A fast-hitting high right between the eyes. One of the best highs I have experienced.

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Very energetic high with a unique character to its taste and buzz. Ideal for morning or daytime use.

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My holy grail of pot with a clear transcendent high with no intense and drowsy stone common with most strains.

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Perfection at its best. Gives you an energy boost and a sense of well-being.

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Its the most amazing strain ever. It has a deep and pleasurable high.

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My wife and I smoked this strain then spent hours fuckin. Quite an active and Tingley strain.

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Durban Poison pre-rolls give me a feeling like no other. It hits quite strong.

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this strain isnt for workout…

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Energetic and lazer focus.

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good sativa for daytime use.

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no help with my chronic pain(((

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delicious strain with a nice head high.

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smooth consistent high.

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Blew me away!

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The high was good.

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Durban Poison is a potent hybrid weed that boosts psycho-activity. It is a good strain for achieving a clear cerebral high, so it is ideal to follow up with any work tasks or creative projects. It can also be a good choice for social interaction as it relaxes the tension, leaving the user chatty and focused.