Here’s a legendary strain you may have forgotten about – but don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Amnesia Haze has been around for decades. Although it’s made quite a name for itself in that time, many smokers seem to forget about it.
That may be a result of Amnesia Haze’s huge THC concentration. Often, Amnesia Haze’s THC content can reach levels of 20 percent or more, giving it a powerful high that leaves smokers in a thick memory fog. It has unusual genetics for a hybrid. Usually, hybrids have a decidedly indica-leaning genetic profile. However, Amnesia Haze turns this trend on its head, hovering around 80 percent sativa and 20 percent indica.
While Amnesia Haze enjoys the most popularity in Europe, it’s proliferated throughout North America. You can find this strain nearly anywhere, from the shelves of coffee shops in Amsterdam to dispensaries in the Canada and the US.
- Favourable cannabinoid profile: about 20 percent THC, more than 1 percent CBD
- Hybrid genetics – 80 percent sativa, 20 percent indica
- Down-to-earth genetics – Combination of Asian and Jamaican landraces
- Popular strain in Europe – particularly Amsterdam
Appearance and Aroma
With green buds and orange hairs, Amnesia Haze isn’t a very visually stunning strain. But it doesn’t have to be. This strain’s aroma and taste more than make up for its normal look. It provides all of the scents you’d expect from solid bud – sweet citrus and pungent earth. Its taste eliminates the earthier tones, leaving users with a rich sweet-lemon-citrus combination that’s easy to love.
Effects and Use
Amnesia Haze has always held a reputation as a particularly potent strain, and its cannabinoid profile may offer the key to understanding its traits. First, Amnesia Haze has a very high THC content – some lab tests return results of 20-22 percent. While some strains today can reach 35 percent THC, that’s a fairly recent development. Since Amnesia Haze is more than a decade old (it won its first Cannabis Cup in 2004), its THC concentration is notably high for a strain its age.
Second, Amnesia Haze usually contains a respectable amount of CBD. The second-most-common cannabinoid after THC, CBD is generating a buzz among smokers and scientists alike. It may be the molecule that carries many of cannabis’ purported healing benefits. As a result, Amnesia Haze could be a potent tool for medical patients. Some medical users report that it has helped them manage:
- Anxiety disorders
CBD also may hold promise as a treatment for cancer, according to some researchers. In Canada, it’s also used as a form of palliative care for cancer patients. This means it may be able to help reduce symptoms associated with cancer treatments like low appetite and poor sleep.