Durban Poison Marijuana Strain

Are you considering using marijuana as a form of medication and unsure of what you should use ? If this is the case, it can be hard to choose the correct strain that will fit your needs the best. You’re probably asking yourself that question ‘which strain of marijuana will best serve my needs ?’ There are two main parts to the marijuana plant. These are what are known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Each of these have different effects on the individual. From what you hear in the media, it is said that the high CBD marijuana strains assist better with medical conditions than THC. This is not always the case since there have been reports of many positive effects of the THC. There are also some strains high in CBD meant specifically for medical use. One of these strains which is good for recreational but some medical purpose’s as well is called Durban Poison. Here we will go over where it comes from, how its used, the effects, and what it can be used for. Ready to learn more ? Let’s get started.

Durban Poison

Sativa Dominant

THC: 25 %

CBD: 1% or less

Chemical structures

This strain has a higher level of THC (15-26%) when compared to the level of CBD (1%) making it a strain that is good for recreational purpose’s. Since the CBD levels in this strain are lower when compared to the THC, it is probably known more for being used for recreational purposes, but the CBD still has some effects and the THC helps with certain conditions as well. The strain was started in the 1300s and is also known to some as Dagga. Starting in the 1970s the strain was fine-tuned by two individuals, improving the genetics of the seeds. This assisted in giving it the highest level of effectiveness you could achieve from consuming the strain. From the changes made, a number of different Durban varieties now exist, and you are able to find these different versions in many seed banks. Although the strain is Sativa dominant, some changes made gave it some Indica genetics as well. Different strains of marijuana can be used for different purpose’s whether it is medical or recreational. So what are some good uses for this strain ?


Since this strain is higher in THC as opposed to CBD, it is probably used for more recreational purpose’s, but these effects from the THC have been shown to be good to use for multiple medical purposes as well. The Durban Poison strain also known as Dagga as mentioned is used for a number of different medical purposes, along with recreational purposes as well. Medical conditions that this strain helps with includes depression, appetite loss, anxiety, pain, ADD, PTSD, and nausea. This strain may also help with epilepsy or seizures as well, but this would probably depend on the individuals’ response to the strain. Since stress is a trigger for many individuals’ with some conditions mentioned such as anxiety, depression, and many time seizures, the level of relaxation and uplift that this strain brings could explain why it is of such assistance. For the individual with seizures, whether it is actually epileptic and of a chemical imbalance, or what is known as a non epileptic event, the relaxation felt and stress relief could be of assistance for either condition. More research should be done to scientifically show how this exactly works, since these effects are based only on testimony of individuals’ which have experience in using the strain. The levels of THC and CBD in different strains will determine the level of effects that are seen, with the specific strains. So what are some effects that this strain has ?

What effects does it have ?

When using this strain, it is good for its effects that come from the levels of THC that it has. One thing about this strain is the amount of focus and awareness that it brings. Because of this, there is not any of what is known as “couch lock” effect, meaning it allows you to go about your daily routine and not have to wait for any effects to wear off. These effects are also known to last up to between 2 and 3 hours so you should be ready to be active and have something to do. The effects are also almost all mental, not having many physical effects. It is known by many as an awake strain because of the focus it brings, and is good for anything you may have to do requiring focus and creativity. The one thing about this strain that you should be aware of though is that the effects that it has happen almost immediately after consuming the strain. It brings with it an increase in sight and sound, and an active like and buzz high. It is even known to be super potent, giving what many see as a “blow to the head” Although these effects are good, there are also some negative effects that have been reported with the strain as well. These include: going into overdrive, a racing mind, feelings of being jittery, as well as possible paranoia if too much is consumed. Overall, this strain is good for anyone that needs to maintain focus while staying active and has anything important to do, and due to the fact that it has no couch lock effects, almost anyone may be able to use it. So who would benefit the most from using this strain ?

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Who Should Use the strain ?

As previously mentioned, this strain has a higher level of THC when compared to the CBD, bringing with it a level of high, euphoria, and an increase in mood and focus, along with a small sense of relaxation. Because this strain has a very fast rate of bring on its effects, it may be more suited for the experienced individual to use. This is because the experienced individual is more used to how they react to certain strains. It is also a favorite of both the medical community and anyone that wants a good high. If you are a beginner and need to use it for a medical condition, it is advised that you start out with a very low volume, gradually increasing the amount used until you know how your body reacts to the strain. This is due to both the intensity of the strain, and the amount of time the effects last. If you have any concern though, it may be best to start out with a strain lower in levels of THC before trying this strain. Also, anyone that thinks they may benefit in treating any of the previous conditions mentioned such as depression, anxiety, appetite loss, pain, nausea, PTSD, or ADHD may want to try this strain.


When should it be used ?

Since this strain brings with it a higher level of THC and has the effects of increasing ones’ focus and awareness, it is known as being a “morning strain” and is good to use anytime during the day. Because of the focus that it brings, it is good to use prior to any project you may have to do, or if you just want a higher level of focus. An example of this may be during an activity such as meditation. Because of the mobil but active and happy kind of high that the strain has, it is also good for use at any type of social gathering where interaction is involved as well. The focus that it brings also makes it good to use when reading a book, or watching a movie. The only thing you shouldn’t do is take this strain anywhere close to laying down since it may hinder you going to sleep. Since the effects can last up to a few hours, it is probably advised to use it no sooner than 4 or 5 hours prior to going to bed. For those experienced in using different strains, it can probably be used at any time during the day, either while inside or out, but for the inexperienced, you may want to limit the use to only while you’re alone and at home until you known the exact effects that it has on you. There are numerous ways that any strain of marijuana can be used, so what is the best way to use this strain ?

How to use it

There are many forms of CBD and THC which come from the marijuana plant. This includes: smoking, vaping, capsules, and oils. The best way to get the total effect of either the CBD or THC of the plant is to use it in its original form through smoking or vaping. Although the capsules as oils may be effective, this is not the same as when smoking or vaping. When using this strain, you should expect to experience a very thick smoke when exhaling which gives it a very strong and pungent smell. This should be both a dank but very sweet smell. Most of the time, you’ll probably purchase the product from a grower, but if you choose to use marijuana in the form of buds for smoking and you known you’ll be using it for a long period, you may want to consider growing it yourself since it may be less expensive in the long run.

Raising the strain

For anyone just beginning to grow their own strains of marijuana, this strain is not too hard to grow and is good for anyone new to growing strains of marijuana. In comparison to other strains, this strain can grow very high, up to 12 feet. This means that there will be quite a bit of maintaince if you choose to grow it indoors. As with any strain of marijuana, this strain can be grown either indoors or outside, but if you are just beginning at growing strains, you may want to choose to do so outdoors because of the higher level of maintaince that it requires. Environmentally, it requires a temperature of around 70 to 80 degrees farenheight along with a higher level of humidity. It normally takes around 8-10 weeks to grow and if grown outdoors should bloom around late September, so it should be planted around mid to late July. If growing indoors, it can be done at any time just so the environment is suitable and maintaince is done. When growing the plants indoors, you’ll need some equipment in order to get the most out of the plants. There are also many techniques that can be used in order to get the greatest amount of harvest for the seeds that you plant. Here are some of these techniques that can be used if you’d like to try them.


The ratios of THC to CBD for the Durban Poison strain of marijuana is higher in THC (15-26%) than it is in CBD (1% or less) but it can be used for both medical and recreational purpose’s. Medically it helps with things such as, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD, acute or chronic pain, and appetite loss. The strain is also more suited for the experienced user, but anyone beginning could use it, only proceed with caution. This strain also has been shown to have both a very intense sense of focus and creativity, making it good for use anytime during the day when you have any tasks to accomplish, Anyone experienced in using this strain that would like to comment can do so below, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.