Where do we start with this legendary strain? Acapulco Gold has been around since the 1960s and is considered to be one of the most luxurious cannabis strains in the world.
Sought after by celebrities, connoisseurs and newbies alike, today we are going to take an in-depth look at all you need to know about Acapulco Gold and why you need to have it in your life!
What is Acapulco Gold Cannabis Strain?
Acapulco Gold is one of the most talked about strains in the industry; even today after decades of existence, this sativa-dominant strain still has heads turning wherever it grows.
With a mysterious and uncertain background, nobody knows which strains Acapulco Gold came from, but what we do know is where in the world it was born!
Originating from Acapulco in Mexico, this mouth-watering sativa is often associated with exotic climates and luxurious, hot conditions. For this reason, the strain is harder to get hold of now than ever before, with more people growing it inside where the conditions are difficult to replicate.
Considered a strain for weed experts, this delightfully potent strain has been featured in TV programs and movies, and even has celebrity links to people such as Jack Nicholson – who is rumored to be a big fan of this bud!
Just as popular now as it was in the 60s, this landrace strain even went on to be named as one of the greatest strains of all time by High Times Magazine in 2014!
Acapulco Gold Aroma, Flavor, Appearance
This strain is seriously something else, with orange hairs that resemble a gold nugget and greens and browns interwoven in between, this is a simply stunning looking flower.
Taken from its appearance, the name Acapulco Gold doesn’t do this plant justice, with truly bountiful resin and a unique hue that you have to see it to appreciate fully.
Once you have gotten over the beauty of this plant, dubbed “connoisseur pot”, you will be bowled over by the sweet and alluring aroma. Think warm toffee and coffee undertones with a subtle pine and citrus note running through it. Acapulco Gold is rich in all of its elements, and the taste is just as delicious and mouthwatering as the smell.
With buttercream sweetness and earthy back notes, Acapulco Gold is a genuinely delicious strain that will undoubtedly have you coming back for more!
Acapulco Gold Cannabis Grow Info
Acapulco Gold’s exotic origins mean that this bud thrives in outdoor tropical conditions. We’re talking sunshine and high temperatures to get a thriving plant, which is ready to harvest by mid-late October.
Unfortunately, more growers are now moving indoors as the seeds are grown across the world, and although it can grow well indoors, it is just a mere imitation of the original Acapulco Gold from the 60s. Indoor growers can expect the bud to flower for 70-75 days, with yields of around 16 ounces per square meter.
Acapulco Gold is typically considered a medium difficulty plant to grow, so newbies to the industry who have limited gardening experience may want to stay clear of this one for now. Although work will need to be put in to maintain this beautiful bud, it does give back! Acapulco Gold is a robust plant and is resilient to many of the common causes of plant damage such as mold, bacteria, and insects.
Medical Benefits of the Acapulco Gold Cannabis Strain
Despite its status as a luxury strain, Acapulco Gold is also extremely beneficial as a medicinal cannabis strain, with THC levels of around 23%, it boasts many potential benefits.
Sufferers from some mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression have been known to reach for Acapulco Gold to benefit from its potent mental high that kicks in fast with a boost of euphoria and high-energy.
It is due to its sativa properties that Acapulco Gold is a great pain reliever, and can be used to help with muscle spasms, nausea and inflammatory pain making it an excellent all-rounder to relieve the symptoms of a host of conditions.
Acapulco Gold’s clear-headed high makes it ideal for fatigue and boosting motivation, while its soothing body high combats insomnia and general aches and pains.
It’s no wonder that the Oxford English Dictionary officially defined this super happy strain as a “special grade of cannabis growing in the city of Acapulco” – it really is something else.
Possible Side Effects of Acapulco Gold
Like with any strain of cannabis, too much can come with some adverse side effects, so ensuring you stay within your limits of tolerance is key to enjoying marijuana to its full potential.
Acapulco Gold has a few typical side effects such as dry eyes and mouth, with some people reporting mild anxiety and paranoia as a result of the strain. We would recommend starting low and working up to a level that suits you to avoid any unpleasant effects.
Should You Be Adding Acapulco Gold to Your List of Strains to Try?
We won’t lie, getting your hands on Acapulco Gold may not be the easiest of things, but it is well worth the hunt! This strain screams luxury and is considered to be one of the most expensive cannabis strains on the market. That being said, we love a challenge, and the effects of this bud are second to none – a must try if you ask us!
Let us know in the comments if you have tried Acapulco Gold – what did you think?