Sativa Dominant Hybrid -80% Sativa / 20% IndicaTHC: 19% – 24%
This famous sativa-dominant hybrid, which has an 80:20 sativa/indica ratio, combines a powerful head high with a soothing body high that last for at least two hours. Acapulco Gold originated in Acapulco, Mexico, but no one seems to remember who first grew it or what parent strains were used. Acapulco Gold is pretty hard to find because it’s difficult to grow indoors, but it’s popular throughout the United States, especially in warmer climes. It’s best used to treat anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, but it’s also good for insomnia and headaches, as well as some mental disorders. This strain can be especially powerful, with THC levels as high as 24%. It has a distinct earthy flavor and aroma, with a taste of chestnut and tealeaves. As with most strains, the most likely adverse effects are dry eyes and dry mouth. Paranoia and dizziness are also possible but less common. Acapulco Gold is most popular in the Western United States, the Upper Midwest, and the desert Southwest. It often costs more than other strains because of its potency and the beautiful gold-tinged appearance of its bud.
Acapulco Gold is a Sativa-dominant hybrid known for the golden hue of its green and/or brownish buds. This old strain is said to produce a powerful cerebral high that raises one’s mood without producing overpowering feelings of happiness. Instead, the cerebral high mixes with a calming body high for a relaxing experience. Mild paranoia and anxiety have also been reported. Users may experience dry mouth and eyes as well as headaches from using the strain.
This mythic sativa landrace is one of the crowned jewels of cannabis culture, arguably the greatest sativa to flower in the entire world. Ever. Acapulco Gold is as good as it gets.
Acapulco Gold made an incredibly official entrance into our collective consciousness in the 1965 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The book purportedly describes, “a special grade of pot growing only in the vicinity of Acapulco… [that] has a potency surpassed by few of the green varieties and usually comes at slightly higher prices or in short weights.” (^could be BS, taken from wiki.) From there this mexican wonder drug exploded in western pop culture, inspiring the likes of David Crosby, John Lennon, the band Rush, Robert Plant, and more recently MF Doom and Devin the Dude. It has also earned mention on SNL in 1975, and has been used as the title of Edwin Corley’s book imagining corporate america’s preparation for legal marijuana.