Marijuana is fast becoming an accepted commodity in the progressive world we live in today. And as many countries become more modern, cannabis is becoming as commercialized as many other crops and fruits. While we are yet to see marijuana getting sold normally in grocery stores and fruit and vegetable markets, breeders are growing and developing different strains and varieties that are getting sold to the general public.
Though probably all of the cannabis strains of today are grown by commercial breeders and developed by different genetic laboratories to the point that some strains’ genetic trees branch out to hundreds of ancestors, marijuana was once a wild plant like any other plant. Because of that, there are still some strains that thrive well in the wild though they still commercially bred in greenhouses and specialty indoor facilities.
These wild strains can grow naturally in different climates and in the areas where they are native to. And, for users that love to travel the world while trekking the forests and the wilderness, here are the best strains that grow well in the wild:
A native to Acapulco, Mexico, this strain was named after where it came from. It’s a very popular strain that can be considered a luxury (like gold). It also looks a lot like gold because of the golden yellow hairs surrounding the plant. Known to be one of the best strains in the entire world, Acapulco Gold grows well in the wild and offers a high that delivers a euphoric state to make the user happy, creative, and relaxed all at the same time.
Named after the range of mountains between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Hindu Kush is a well-known indica landrace that helps make the user relaxed and happy because of the rush of euphoria it blasts him/her with. It also helps the user become sleepy as the high wears on. This strain grows well in the wild especially in harsh conditions as generations of growth in the Hindu Kush mountains have helped developed its resistance.
Durban Poison is a landrace sativa that is native to Durban, a city in South Africa. It is a pretty well-known strain because of how it induces a high that tends to uplift the user to make him/her happy. It also makes the user more energetic and focused to do the tasks ahead of him/her. Because it was used to the hot climate in the wilds of Africa, it can pretty much thrive in a hot outdoor environment.
King’s Bread is a landrace that’s native to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. It’s a sativa strain that delivers a kind of high that makes the user feel a euphoric buzz. This high tends to make the user happier than ever while also improving creativity and focus. Because of King’s Bread’s history as a strain grown up in the mountains, it is a resilient plant that can survive harsh conditions in the wild.
A pure sativa strain, Destroyer lives up to its name as a true destroyer. This bud will shock the user’s senses with how hard it delivers a powerful buzz that brings about a psychoactive sensation. Because of that, Destroyer is meant only for the most experienced users on the planet. Aside from that, this strain was known to grow in the wilds of Mexico and Colombia and can thrive well in outdoor environments.
This pure indica strain is one of the most famous buds of all time. It’s known for a lot of things aside from the fact that it delivers one of the most sought-after relaxing effects known to man. Not entirely an original strain, Northern Lights is said to descend from Afghan and Thai landraces. Because of this lineage, Northern Lights is known to grow well in the wild.
This 90% sativa is not a landrace but is a strain that comes from a landrace native to Jamaica. Because of this lineage, Jamaican Dream can thrive in the wilderness especially if the environment mimics the conditions in Jamaica. This strain delivers a euphoric state that instantly uplifts the user’s mood to make him/her happy. Jamaican Dream is also an energizing bud that can treat fatigue.
Swazi Gold is a strain that’s native to the African wilds. It is popular among sativa lovers because of how it delivers a high that makes the user happy, giggly, and euphoric. Swazi Gold also makes the user feel more relaxed without having to induce a lazy state. As the high wears on, the user will fall into a sleepy state. This strain grows well in the wild and is used to the harsh environmental conditions because of how it originally came from the mountains of Swazi.
This strain has a lineage that can be traced back to the landraces that grow in the wilds of the Hindu Kush mountains. This pure indica strain delivers a high that resembles what a true indica can do. It makes the user feel relaxed and happy at the same time while bringing about a euphoric sensation. Because of its Hindu Kush lineage, it thrives well in harsh environmental conditions in the wild.
Thai refers to the strains of cannabis that are native to the Asian country of Thailand. These strains are known to be pure sativas and are usually parents to a lot of sativa descendants. Thai strains deliver a type of high that uplifts the user to make him/her feel happy. Known as upbeat strains, these buds make the user feel focused and energetic. Because of how generations of these strains were exposed to the wilderness of Thailand, they are known to be particularly resilient when grown in the wild.
When it comes to grow well in the wild, the strains that usually thrive are landraces. Landraces are strains that are either native to the land they usually grow on or are escaped genetically engineered strains that have been exposed to wild environments. Whatever they are, landraces are particularly exceptional when it comes to growing in the wild because of how they have withstood the elements of nature for generations and generations. This is one of the reasons why landraces are so popular among growers and are usually used as parents for new strains.