Durban Poison

Supplied by: 420 Monkeys
Sativa/Indica: Sativa

Durban Poison needs little introduction, though has a fascinating history. While there are still some growers who are producing the original Durban Poison genetics, the Durban Poison being sold by most international seed banks are not pure Durban Poison genetics and instead were crossed with hardier strains to allow for easier cultivation in northern climates. This particular strain seemed to likely be a Dutch Passion genetic.

This was a tough strain to score, as even though it didn’t come across as a particularly good looking or smelling strain, the high that it brought with it far surpassed many top shelf sativas we have smoked.




The bud came across pretty solid, and very impressive for the price point. Trichome development was definitely better than most of the greenhouse strains we tried before. Of note were the dark pistils found sparsely between the trichs.

Taste & Smell

The smell was very much sweet, though after grinding a few more of the spicy notes began to come through. The dry pull was spicy and herbal, a flavour that carried through into the smoke. The inhale pulls in with sharp notes of spice and sweet elements, while the exhale brings with it lower earthy tones. The bud seemed to burn quite well and the smoke was a pleasant smoke until the roach.



Durban Poison is famous for its strong Sativa genetics and the uplifting, energetic high that it brings. Our experience echoed this completely, with the initial onset of the high being that of the rushy sativa feel, heart rate increasing slightly and a pressure behind the eyes. This initial high quickly evolved into what I’d consider the best sativa high I’ve experienced. I found myself not only able to socialize with ease, but also found an unprecedented burst in creativity. The focus that is ignited with this smoke is unbelievable and provides an excellent productive high. This strain is ideal for artists or creative persons looking for some additional inspiration. A point was deducted in the scoring for a slightly late harvest, though this didn’t seem to affect the high much.

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