Durban Poison

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The Durban Poison cannabis strain has earned the crown it carries as one of the most wanted sativas out there.

Its intense yet clean happy-high is famed, guaranteeing you an upbeat time full of laughter.

This African flower from the port town of Durban knows how to have a good time, and isn’t afraid to show it.

ORIGIN: A purist’s dream, this pure sativa is the ultimate African flower. Durban Poison is a 100% sativa strain, and has gained and kept its popularity through the years.

Durban Poison was originally discovered by an American cannabis activist, and brought into the United States in the 1970’s.

This strain is great for an uplifting, energetic high that is guaranteed to keep you going through a lof day of having to accomplish tasks.

It is famous for the supreme sweetness of its bud, making it a savory and aromatic experience to smoke.

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    This landrace strain with a potentially high THC level, this one isn’t like other pure strains.

    One of its trademarks is that it is perfect for gaining focus – a helpful tool for those who suffer from debilitating ADD or ADHD symptoms.

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    Durban Poison weed strain properties
    ORIGINPure South African Sativa
    EFFECTSUplifted – 10
    Energetic – 10
    Happy – 9
    Euphoric – 8
    Creative – 8
    FRAGRANCEEarthy, pine, pungent, spicy, sweet
    FLAVORSEarthy, pine, sweet, citrus, herbal
    ADVERSE REACTIONSDry mouth – 10
    Dry eyes – 5
    Anxious – 3
    Paranoid – 3
    Headache – 2
    MEDICALStress – 10
    Depression – 9
    Pain – 6
    Fatigue – 6
    Nausea – 3
    FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORLate September to early October
    THC CONTENT %16%-20%
    CBD %0.02%
    INDICA/SATIVA %100% Sativa
    INDOOR YIELD13 ounces per square meter
    OUTDOOR YIELD16 ounces or more per plant
    CLIMATETemperate to sunny climates, away from frost
    RESISTANCE TO DISEASEResistant to mold and pests

    * 10 is the highest
    * 1 is the lowest

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    • 100% sativa landrace descendant
    • THC levels up to 20%
    • Best indoors and in sunny climates
    • Excellent mood- and focus booster
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    Durban Poison Effects

    Durban Poison provides a strong cerebral high that is both invigorating and inspiring.

    It uplifts you together with your mood and guides into bursts of creativity, making it a great work companion for those who work in the artistic field.

    This one’s a real mood-booster and has been said to be a great replacement for your morning coffee, without the caffeine jitters.

    Durban Poison Strain Effects
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    The happy euphoria experienced with Durban Poison is stimulating. This strain can encourage you to explore, be it in the great outdoors or other settings.

    It will create a sudden curiosity in the things that surround you, and provide you with a clear-headed high that can last for a few hours.


    This strain carries a very obvious and strong scent. Its sweetness in fragrance is what Durban Poison’s buds is distinguished by, and the piney accents further underline its pungent presence.

    An earthy undertone can be observed, with a hint of spice, breaking up all the sweetness.


    If you lack energy in the morning and need a bit of a push to get up and out there, Durban Poison might be the right choice for you!

    When smoked, Durban Poison marijuana strain expands in the lungs and the pine flavor makes itself known instantly.

    An earthy aroma translates into an equal taste, mixed a bit of a herbal note. It then leaves a pleasantly sweet, citrus-like aftertaste in your mouth, that sticks to your tongue.

    Adverse Reactions

    Durban Poison is a strong sativa so perhaps this isn’t the best strain to smoke before a family gathering. This is of course, if you consider uncontrollable laughter a side-effect.

    As is usual, a sensation of feeling cotton-mouthed can occur, with dry eyes and the impression of being dehydrated.

    Other than these effects, Durban Poison can occasionally make you feel a little anxious and paranoid, which can also result in a slight headache.

    Medical Benefits

    Yes another famed healer, Durban Poison is a successful way to treat mood-altering conditions, due to its ability to create a feeling of happiness.

    Depression and anxiety are both conditions that have reportedly improved because of the regular use of this very special strain.

    Durban Poison Medical
    Durban Poison Medical

    Due to the fact that it delivers a light-body high, and a surge of energy, Durban Poison is great at curbing the stress-levels associated to a toxic lifestyle.

    It rids the users of unhappy and low thoughts, and relaxes, without making him sleepy or lethargic.

    Nausea has also been successfully treated using Durban Poison, and because of this, it has become a vital weapon in the fight against cancer.

    Often, cancer patients may experience a lack of appetite due to chemical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

    Durban Poison can help restore their appetite by eliminating nausea and migraines.

    Growing Durban Poison Strain

    Growing Durban Poison Strain
    Growing Durban Poison Strain

    This tall sativa prefers to be outside, which is where it delivers the highest yield possible for this strain.

    Durban Poison likes it in the sun, the sunnier the better, although it can grow and flower in slightly cooler environments, the best yield for this African strain is when it stays in warm and sunny climates.

    This strain is relatively easy to grow, as it is resistant to many common molds and pests.

    When given lots of space to grow horizontally, Durban Poison will spread its roots and make itself comfortable.


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      Durban Poison is best grown in hydroponic settings, should you choose to keep her indoors.

      This 100% sativa can take an average of 9 weeks to grow, yielding an estimated 13 ounces per square meter.


      This outdoorsy plant likes her space in the great outdoors. Durban Poison marijuana strain can grow up to 90” in height and produces a yield of an average of 16 ounces per plant.

      This strain is usually ready for harvest around late September to early October.

      Origin and Genetics

      1. South African Sativa

      FAQ About Durban Poison Strain

      What is the Durban Poison strain yield?

      Durban Poison yields 13oz per square meter indoors and 16oz or more per plant outdoors.

      How much THC does Durban Poison strain have?

      From 16% to 20%

      What are the origins of the Durban Poison strain?

      It was originally discovered in the South African port city of Durban, and brought to America in the 1970s.

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

      Happy growing!


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        Durban Poison Review

        What you want!!

        Rated 5 out of 5
        27 June 2022

        Give this Strain what it needs and it will give you what Want. Very easy grow. Gotta tell ya this stuff is good every toke. Just absolutely a pleasure grow and smoke. It does get tall and wide. Give it what it needs.

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        22 comments on “Durban Poison”

        1. Hi Tim,

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        2. I Was Just Curious How I Might Be Able To Download Your Grow Bible.
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        3. Your nutrients i wanted are Out of stock. What nutrients are best For growing Durban poison hydroponicly

        4. First time grow of Durban and yes so far ticking all boxes had 5 non starters out of 20 but the girls that popped have certainly progressed to full potential I started late in Southern Hemisphere season but beautiful buds formed the yield will be small this harvest but next season will be getting them in early September
          I bought feminised Durban from ILGM and I must say there continued online support has been great Thanks Robert for all the emails and links to information
          I grow for medical purposes for my husband as although Australia has started legal medical cannabis the script for 40 ml oil is $160 and for flower it’s 120 for 5grams which the flower is prescribed at 0.1 gr per day and is not realistic dose the only real option is to grow your own so people like ILGM are really doing a community service

        5. I have been growing this for awhile at least 6 harvest cycles.
          I kept one plant going its a heavy influenced indica short, strong branched plant.
          I flower it until i get some good looking amber going. nice!
          you need to know your plants grow them.

        6. […] from the strain Granddaddy Purple, but there’s also a noticeable sativa influence from Durban Poison. Unsurprisingly, the primary flavors in Cherry Pie are sweet and fruity, with just a hint of […]

        7. Greetings,
          I will be growing durban poison indoors, and i am wondering how much ‘Stretch’ i should plan floor following switch to flowering cycle?
          Kind thanks for any Info. :)’

        8. wow, 4 seeds (normal) popped, growing fast and strong. one male suspect taller than the other 3. ~3weeks. Looking forward to some quick buds. SSHaze, BlueHaze Looking good too! Thanks iLGM!

        9. Yes I have smoked Durban poison! It has a clear upbeat stone that stays with you for awhile! No let down what so ever. I would like to able to get a feminine seed of this wonderful sativa!!!!! I give this sativa a 10+++

        10. I just started growing 1 Durban poison plant and I don’t want to mess it up. I am a new grower. I hope to make a mother plant out of her. And start my own personal supply.. I am excited to make this happen. Any helpful tips would be appreciated

        11. got your seeds. Selected for pure strain and medicinal uplift. East Coast OZ. 300m ASL volcanic soil mountain stream water. 5 in 3 up. 2 x F, 1 x M. Wasnt sure how it would grow so had it outside but in a large (130L)pot. Grew to 5ft hight 4ft wide. got 6 oz off it. Very resiny. Strong but good feeling. In ground next year with idea I will get a bigger yield.

        12. after cutting limb off main plant stick branch under water and cut adain about a half in you maybe getting a dry socket like effect on clone


        14. I grew your Durban Poison, and it grew beautiful & potent. I had no problems in any way. It truly is perfect for the beginner because it repels pests, and does not need much TLC. I never go out on a limb metaphorically, so take my advice if you are a novice grower.

        15. Ive been trying for 6 years to grow outdoor weed ,each year has a learning kerb but this year is looking good .Ive got 1durban 1frisian and 1hollands hope growing outdoors.Nice looking buds with I think with still a few weeks to go till harvest.

        16. Jon, Here is my advice. Join out forum at

          We are set up to help members like you to grow successfully. See you there. 🙂

        17. On my second grow. First grow went well until flowering then I think I over fed them and tried to alter ph and upset them. Still got a good yield and partner said was the best he had ever smoked. Now at start of flowering stage again and plants look very healthy. Out of 7, 4 are quite tall already even though topped, 3 are smaller, not sure if this means anything. Not sure re feeding as compost has food in it. Would welcome advice re this.

        18. cool man can’t wait to smoke your durban poison take care enjoy the mellow feeling .