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Retro Cannabis Strains That Are Still Available Today

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

We often hear that cannabis is not the same as it was ‘back then.’ However, strains from the ‘60s and ‘70s that can still be purchased from dispensaries today. These strains help patients find relief from symptoms caused by their medical conditions.

Another misconception is that cannabis strains are not as ‘potent’ as they were back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. During that time, cannabis was often brought into the U.S. illegally and included many stems, flowers and leaves. During the 1980s Americans began to grow cannabis indoors, which significantly improved the potency of many strains. Many of the popular strains circulating during the ‘hippy generation’ didn’t have high concentrations of THC, as many of these strains were not originally grown in the U.S.

Since developing new techniques, growers all over the world have been able to recreate some of the popular retro strains, now with much higher potency. Below you will find the top five retro strains available for purchase in the U.S.

1. Sour Diesel

This famous sativa strain is named for its powerful aroma. Sour Diesel smells similar to its name, having a potent gasoline aroma. This strain is great for patients who suffer from conditions such as depression and chronic pain because of its powerful effects. One patient stated that she was able to stop taking antidepressants due to using this strain. Another patient mentioned the benefits of this strain in treatment of her chronic pain, without the side-effect of fatigue like with some other strains.

2. Northern Lights

Northern Lights is hands down, one of the most popular indica strains of all time. This strain gets its name from its purple hues. Northern Lights carries a strong, sweet and spicy aroma, and helps aid with sleep by providing an overall relaxed feeling. This option is great for treating insomnia, chronic pain, depression and stimulating appetite.

3. Original Haze

Original Haze has been a popular sativa strain since the 1960s. Due to its popularity, many hybrid strains have been born because of this high-energy strain. Patients can expect feelings of creativity and focus, while enjoying its citrusy, spicy scent! This strain delivers pain relief without putting you to sleep, making it a great option for patients suffering from chronic pain or ADHD.

4. Thai

Thai is a popular sativa strain that was brought to the U.S. during the ‘70s. Many hybrid strains have been developed with Thai because of its ability to quickly boost one's mood while also helping to maintain focus. Thai presents a strong fruity scent and sweet flavors to patients!

5. Durban Poison

Named after its city of discovery in South Africa, this strain is known for its energizing, uplifting and creative effects. For some patients, this strain is comparable to a cup of coffee. This strain gives patients a great mellow, uplifting feeling.

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RJ Johnson
RJ Johnson
Aug 04, 2020

It’s great to get all this information but we still do not have product in Missouri! And COVID is no excuse! Add to that cards are coming up for renewal. We started getting cards based on Missouri‘s intended availability in Spring. They just approved cultivators. THERE SHOULD BE NO CHARGE FOR RENEWALS. Just do the right thing and automatically renew our cards.

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