Durban Poison Overview
Durban Poison seeds had been brought back from South Africa sometime during the ’70s. True to its geographic origins this strain is named after Durban, a city in South Africa. These genetics were originally brought back to California and eventually made their way across the ocean one more time over to Amsterdam, to be traded around by some of the best breeders of their time. Durban Poison weed can be easy to identify for the well versed by its sweet licorice and lemon smell. Strong genetics will also show longer bud structures you would be familiar with seeing in most sativas.
Unfortunately without a precise date from Skunkman Sam, the man we can thank for bringing Durban Poison weed to life, it’s hard to say when exactly the strain made its way back to North America. According to him, we know it was some time during the ’70s for sure. Most smokers didn’t get a chance to get their hands on this strain until the 80’s when it started to gain popularity with the masses. Truly a timeless and well-traveled strain that you’re probably already familiar with.