Robert Bergman

October 3, 2020

This hybrid bud is a Michigan creation that was made out of only the best genetics the industry has to offer. Many of its fans love it for its sour citrus taste, and it’s relaxing yet uplifting mind and body and effects that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

Monkey Paw is a fabled strain that was initially created in Michigan, and has now gained momentum for its popularity across the Midwest. This bud was created by crossing Acapulco Gold with Colombian Gold, adding a dash of Afghani indica.

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This hybrid strain has a sweet and fruity aromatic profile that will make you also notice a slight tinge of skunkiness. Monkey Paw is ideal for a day of relaxation, but is also very useful in treating mental health related issues, such as chronic stress and severe depression.

Information about Monkey Paw:

ORIGINAcapulco Gold, Colombian Gold mixed with Afghani
EFFECTSrelaxed – 10
uplifted – 9
creative – 6
focused – 5
happy – 4
paranoid – 4
dry eyes – 2
dizzy – 1
anxious – 1
FRAGRANCEcitrus, diesel, lemon, pungent, skunky
FLAVORScitrus, pungent, earthy, chemical, grape, pine, skunky, sweet
MEDICALstress – 10
depression – 10
fatigue – 9
headaches – 8
pain – 4
THC CONTENT %15%-17%
CBD %1%
INDICA / SATIVA %20% / 80%
OUTDOOR YIELD15oz/ plant
CLIMATEsunny and temperate mediterranean climate
RESISTANCE TO DISEASEresistant to common molds and mildew

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Monkey Paw is very effective in making you truly feel relaxed, and you won’t be able to resist its potency. This hybrid strain is energizing at the same time as it is a sativa dominant hybrid, but does not leave your thoughts to wonder and feel nervous or anxious due to too much stimulation.

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If you’re looking for a treat for the weekends especially or before a night out, this bud can offer just that for you. You will be able to melt all of your troubles and unhappy thoughts away with this smoke, and will end up with space only for uplifted and positive vibes and energy.

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Monkey Paw is especially popular in the creative scene as musicians and other artists have claimed time and time again that this bud allows them to think more colorfully and create on a different scale. It is focus inducing and can also affect your mood greatly, making it a good idea for anytime of the day ultimately, especially if you’re seeking out to feel stimulated.


This hybrid is very sour smelling, and has an aroma that is difficult to hide from nosy people around you. Monkey Paw smells much like diesel mixed with lemon, and skunky undertones. A punch of fruity and sour notes will spread in the room whenever this flower is nearby.


Monkey Paw is just as productive when it comes to its flavors, representing a complex mix of sweetness and sour combined with a pungent undertone. Its smoke will taste a lot like chemical, but on the exhale you will taste a great and citrus flavor on your time as well.

Adverse Reaction

This pabudrk has relatively minimal adverse reactions, for as long as you stick to a dose you are used to. It’s THC content is up to around 17%, leaving a dry mouth and dry and itchy eyes as its most common side effects.

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If you don’t manage to stay hydrated throughout your high, you may be prone to some dizziness as well when smoking this bud. In some cases, this may even feel like a bout of paranoia, leaving you to feel slightly anxious and nervous in some cases.


Monkey Paw is easy to apply in the medical way as it has many benefits that it can offer long-suffering patients who struggle to manage their conditions. This hybrid strain is especially useful in the treatment of chronic stress, as it can help the patient stay more alert and also feel more in control of his or her thoughts.

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Some users may also benefit from using this strain especially if they are inclined to feeling slightly depressed and demotivated. Monkey Paw serves as a way to change your mood into a more uplifted and positive state, which can last you for hours and hours.

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Chronic fatigue is also easily combated with the help of this strain as it can make patients feel more alert, focused and awake. Those who struggle with chronic headaches and other pain such as back aches, muscle spasms and severe migraines may also benefit from the regular use of this particular hybrid.


Monkey Paw can be grown by less experienced growers as it is easy to cultivate. He prefers to be kept in a sunny and temperate Mediterranean climate, and should be kept at all cost away from frost.

Flowering Time


Growing this hybrid indoors can produce a yield of around 13 ounces per square meter, with a flowering period of around 8 to 9 weeks before it is ready to be harvested.


When cultivating the strain outdoors, you may expect a yield of around 15 ounces per plant. Generally this strain will take up to the middle of October to finish flowering before harvest.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Monkey Paw? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]

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  1. By Grass Chief ,26 Apr 2018
    Monkey Paw can be grown by less experienced growers as it is easy to cultivate. . This hybrid strain is energizing at the same time as it is a sativa dominant hybrid.
  2. By Grass Chief ,28 Apr 2018
    A wonderful strain. Having many positive sides, the strain can be very helpful in medical cannabis sector. Like the post very much.
  3. By Gary ,18 Feb 2020
    Looking to buy monkey paw seeds.
  4. By Harlin ,20 Mar 2020
    Your genetics are wrong. Monkey paw is Vietnamese black. Possibly crossed to Nepal highland.

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