Reasons why landrace strains are so rare and important

Reasons why landrace strains are so rare and important

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If you are looking for the rarest cannabis strains in the world, landrace strains are the option for you. They are nothing but indigenous cannabis plants that are grown in the wild and they were never used for crossbreeding purposes. There are no hybrid varieties of landrace strains today. They are only Sativa dominated or Indica dominated, based on their cultivation environment. Why are they so rare? What makes them special and unique? Read on to know the answers for these questions.

What makes them rare and special?

Landrace weed strains are grown in native areas like Kush Mountains and in wide plantation areas in Thailand. You cannot see these plantations anywhere else as easily. They are very special because they have the character to adapt to their external environment, all by themselves. They are replete with powerful genetics, which will help them to take care of themselves in all kinds of weather conditions, even if they are not taken care of. They are considered to be purest form of cannabis strains today. There are some exquisitely coloured strains like purple strains, white strains, blue strains, cheese strains and more. However, landrace weed strains are definitely a class apart and are beyond comparison with these varieties.

Types of landrace strains


If you are looking for a cannabis strain that would give you a sudden shot of euphoria and energy, this Indica –dominant Aghani strain is the right choice for you. With a THC of 16% and CBD of 1%, this strain comes from the cannabis plants grown wildly in the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. Also known as the Afghan Kush, this strain comes with a pungent smell and sweet flavour. It works effectively in reducing pain, sleep-related issues and giving you energy. This strain is commonly available in places like West Coast, Colorado and British Columbia.


Grown natively in the Thailand for many thousand years now, these strains are Sativa-dominated. These strains are also known as “Thai Sticks”. It was during the 1970s that these cannabis plants were brought to the US. They are known for their earthy and juicy smell. It is very challenging to grow these strains, as the plants don’t grow or flower if there is change of climate. If you do get the chance to grow Thai cannabis plants, you have to remember that these plants take quite a long time grow and flower.

Hindu Kush

These cannabis plants were grown natively on the mountain ranges between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The highlight of these strains is that they have a protective shield around them in the form of thick, crystal trichomes to withstand harsh climates. This is a Indica dominated strain known to bring extremely positive results in the fields of pain management, stress relief, nausea and more.

Durban Poison

This is one of the rarest and most effective landrace strains available in the world today. It has a very high ratio of THC (22%), which gives you instant energy. This sativa-dominated strain has the potential to lift up your moods instantly. Therefore, it is recommended to enjoy this in the morning. Medical experts recommend a small portion of Durban Poison for people who suffer from eye pressure, headaches, and fatigue.


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