Durban Poison (Advanced Medical Alternatives)
Durban Poison Medical Marijuana Strain Review
Type: South African Sativa landrace variety
Appearance: (8/10) A rather dry and very dense sample for the strain, this Durban showed the typical big, round calyxes and low leaf coverage that the strain’s known for. The coloring was a mix of greens, with the calyxes starting light at the base and becoming dark… thin, bright orange pistils provide a contrast. The trichome coverage was solid, but the harvest seemed a bit early, with few visible ambers.
Aroma: (8.5/10) Candy orange-fennel combination with a bite of chemical pine in the background… a very robust-smelling Durban that was pungent both in the jar and when ground. Very quality Durban scent, one of the best we’ve had.
Taste: (8/10) Not nearly as sweet as the smell, the taste was mostly along the chemical pine cleaner lines. Average expansion and harshness made this a middle-of-the-road smoking experience in those regards, good for any patient. Our inclination is that slightly more moisture would’ve helped the flavor some out a bit more, but it was still pretty solid. It burned down to a fluffy, light gray ash, indicating a very good flush.
Effects: Pressure in the eyes and a burst of cerebral energy (and some buzzy physical energy akin to a cup of coffee), with some visual sharpness started this one off. A definite mood elevator, it had our staff feeling active and wanting to delve into a variety of tasks, often 2+ at the same time. Slightly spacey in the sense that there was a lot of mental jumping around, but still functional in most cases. Potent through about 1.5 hours, it started trailing off from there into more of a straight-up calming state that faded out to a slightly tired finish.
Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Energy, ocular attention, anti-depression, pain distraction, and appetite stimulation.
Overall: While we wish it would’ve been slightly more moist to allow the flavors to creep out a bit more, we really enjoyed this Durban. The typical effects package of energy, mood elevation, and ocular relief was in full effect, as was that signature Durban smell. This is a strain that is good for almost any patient who likes a Sativa, aside from those who are extremely prone to anxiety, as it can be a little on the rushy side. A very solid initial entry by AMA… not the best Durban we’ve ever had, but close, and showing great potential.
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