Growing Killer Weed & Making Hash Oil

Classic Marijuana Strains

Classic Marijuana -- The Godmothers of Today

    Growing Killer Weed & Making Hash Oil Over thirty years ago, classic marijuana strains and their genetics laid the basis for the super-strains of today. Ever since pot culture entered into the mainstream in the 1960s, the evolution of the marijuana plant and its classic strains have grown substantially. When back in the 1970s a sensimilla harvest was considered cutting-edge in the world of growing, now marijuana connoisseurs utilize varying light spectrums in strictly-controlled environments to maximize the yield, strength & effects of a particular type of marijuana.


The seeds and end-products of thousands of quality strains are traded and sold throughout the globe these days, with every single one of them unique in its effects, look & efficient growing conditions. It is now time to pay homage to the classic marijuana strains that would act as parent plants to the strains of modern marijuana:


Panama Red

Panama Red is perhaps the most famous of the classic marijuana strains, originally grown and mass-cultivated in the country of Panama. Known for it clay-like red color, this classic marijuana strain contained a fairly high THC content and strength, a rare trait for most marijuana of that time. It was known for its strong, intense psychedelic effects. A majority of its production came from the Pearl Islands, a dense, mostly unpopulated group of islands off the coast of Panama.


Immortalized in songs ranging from those of Jerry Garcia to Van Halen, the now-classic Panama Red strain of marijuana began to die off as the profits from manufacturing cocaine within the Latin-American country proved to be much higher. 


Acapulco Gold

Acapulco Gold is a true classic marijuana strain. Many would argue that Acapulco Gold is indeed the Godmother of nearly all current-day sativa strains. It is an extremely potent strain that hails from the rural areas surrounding Acapulco, Mexico. Similarly to Panama Red, it became an icon within 1960s and 70s pot culture. Unsimilar to Panama Red, less-powerful derivatives of this classic strain of marijuana are still cultivated in some remote areas of Mexico.


While harder to verify, many older marijuana enthusiasts still possess seeds of this classic strain from the “olden days,” and the strain’s heirloom plants are still used today in cross-breeding with other strains. 


Hindu Kush

The Kush set of strains, more particularly Hindu Kush, was first brought to the United States in the mid-1970s. Hindu Kush is a classic marijuana strain with origins that tie to Afghanistan and Northern India, with large scale production taking place during this time in the Hindu Kush valleys.


Quite a few strong indica Kush strains are still produced today, ranging from OG Kush to Purple Kush. Nowadays, most Kush strains are suited for indoor growth, a far cry from when original Kush seeds blanketed valley floors for many centuries prior. 


Northern Lights

Many young people will immediately recognize Northern Lights and believe it an exceptional strain that is only available to their generation, but it is undoubtedly a classic marijuana strain. While not quite as potent as the modern alternative, The ORIGINAL Northern Lights Strain(emphasis on original since the term is sold and thrown around easily) dates back to the 1970s state of Washington, and was one of the first successful indica/sativa hybrids ever commercially sold.


    Many of these classic marijuana strains not only serve as a necessary basis for most of the medical marijuana strains of today, but it is living proof that marijuana can be grown throughout the World. Just by detailing a few classic strains of marijuana, we’ve already highlighted four very different parts of the Globe! Marijuana is an amazing plant, and in conjunction with the classic marijuana strains of the past, greater heights will be reached in the future.