The Amnesia Haze is known worldwide as a pretty potent strain and it also won the Cannabis Cup in 2004 and 2012 for being the best Sativa dominant strain in its class. It’s right up there with other classic Sativa dominant strains such as Neville’s Haze, Dutch, and White Widow. Genuine Amnesia Haze strains are typically around 90% Sativa and 10% Indica. Its strong Sativa cerebral high is complemented by a nice fruity and sweet aroma that will make this strain one of your favorites.
Amnesia Haze’s lineage comes from a complex and long line of genetic history consisting mostly of Sativa landrace strains. Some of these landrace strains include Haze Sativa, Cambodia Sativa, Thai Sativa, Hawaiian Sativa, Afghani Indica, and South Asian Indica. With such a diverse lineup and being from mostly landrace strains, this smoke is so pure and clean that it also offers a better high than most other strains of Sativa with less adverse side effects.
The Amnesia Haze strain was created by scientists and seed-makers at Soma Seeds in Amsterdam. Since Amnesia Haze is crossed with so many different strains, in the cannabis world, it’s considered to be an ultra cannabis hybrid strain. Its smoke is so smooth and tasty on exhale that you’ll want another puff before passing it along.
Medical Benefits, Effects, and Potency
Amnesia Haze offers several medical and potential health benefits for those suffering from a variety of ailments. This particular strain is known to increase serotonin, which improves mood, sleep, appetite, learning, creativity, and focus. It can also be used for treating chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Since Sativa strains don’t have the sedative properties that Indica strains are known for, it can be used throughout the day without feeling sleepy.
As far as potency goes, this strain is called Amnesia Haze for a reason. It boasts between 20 and 25 percent THC by mass, and it’s been known to cause short-term memory loss and blackouts for first-time smokers (so proceed with caution).
Appearance, Taste, and Aroma
The buds of Amnesia Haze are very sticky, dense, and chunky with light green and yellow tints and darker green undertones. They also have rust-colored pistols covered in THC-rich trichomes. The taste has an earthy punch with a citric and lemon flavor that makes you want to savor every toke. The aroma is reminiscent of cedar with a spicy scent, which is magnified upon breaking the nugs apart.
Growing Amnesia Haze
Growing the Amnesia Haze Strain indoors requires more ceiling height than most other Indica strains. Topping and removing fans leaves promotes more undergrowth and prevents the Sativa plant from growing too tall. This strain has a longer flowering cycle than most other strains of Sativa, and it typically takes 10-12 for the buds to fully develop and produces two ounces per square foot. For both indoor and outdoor grows, this plant likes it hot and humid (72-80 degrees Fahrenheit).
Where to Buy Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze can be a rare strain in the US, and it’s more common in European countries like Amsterdam where it’s a staple in most coffee shops. If you’re lucky enough to see this strain at your local dispensary, it’s definitely worth buying. If you want to grow the Amnesia Haze strain from seed, various online seedbanks like Canuk Seeds, Seedsman, Tiger One, Royal Seeds, and others are a great place to start.