Durban Poison Strain

Durban Poison came from South Africa, specifically from the city of Durban. It was discovered by a cannabis aficionado who later took it to the United States for experimentation during the 1970s.

This is a pure landrace Sativa, which means it can wake you up, spark your creativity, and make you feel energized and happy. This strain has a rich cannabinoid and terpene content, making it great for both therapeutic and recreational use.


Durban Poison produces an immediate high that is clear-headed and cerebral. As it creeps in, you’ll begin to perceive sights and sounds differently, as well as feel a spark of energy. You may feel motivated to pursue a creative endeavor, such as beginning a new painting or poetry piece.

Durban Poison is a great strain for artists and people who want to make a quiet place where they can think. As the high progresses, you’ll begin to feel a bit of a stronger buzz within your mind, with the energy levels peaking and then slowly decreasing for the next couple of hours.

Because of the user’s ability to focus and form complex thoughts during Durban Poison’s experience, this strain is great when shared with friends or ingested alone! It’s recommended that this strain be used during the daytime, given how it can make your thoughts race.

Appearance and Flavor

The plants themselves grow to be up to 12 feet tall, thanks to their pure sativa lineage. Durban Poison’s buds also look like those of a traditional sativa: light green and formed into an elongated spade shape. They are medium to above-average in size, filled with sticky resin, and blanketed with THC-rich trichomes.

When you’re breaking up the buds, you can expect a pungent, diesel-like smell to fill the room. As you’re inhaling, Durban Poison will grace your palate with strong gassy notes, as well as undertones of pine and sweet licorice.

Medical Benefits

Because of its pure sativa lineage, Durban Poison lends itself better to treating mental conditions than physical ones. Durban Poison is effective in alleviating depression and anxiety, given its ability to create a burst of energy and boost the mood of the user.

As the waves of euphoria come in, the patient is able to let go of stress and worries about their life and drift away to a calm and happy state of mind. Many reported feeling at ease once they had ingested Durban Poison, which is why this strain can really help those suffering from PTSD.

For those who have ADHD, this strain can foster a sense of mindfulness and help the user have control over their ability to focus. As was already said, Durban Poison is best taken during the day because it can give you a lot of energy.


Durban Poison plants can reach a height of 12 feet! Because of its South African origins, this strain prefers a warm, sunny climate and thrives in an outdoor setting. This strain was bred intentionally to have few difficulties throughout the growing process, so it’s a great strain for beginners!

It’s naturally highly resistant to molds and diseases; if you’re growing indoors, the only challenge is making sure you have enough room for your plants. The flowering period is about 9 weeks, with harvest time naturally happening around mid-October.

When grown indoors, you can expect an average yield of around 13 ounces per square meter. If you decide to grow outdoors, the yield will be about 16 ounces per plant.