Durban Poison Strain: Overview, Where to Buy

Durban Poison Strain Review

Posted on September 15th, 2022 to Strains by

If you are looking for an uplifting strain with ample therapeutic effects, look no further than Durban Poison. The genetic lineage of this weed strain traces back to some truly impressive seeds, and the effects have garnered Durban Poison plenty of attention. Even though Durban is mostly recognized as a high-THC cannabis strain, you will also find the name attached to certain cultivars that have trace amounts of THC. Take a closer look at Durban Poison weed below.

What strain is Durban Poison?

Durban Poison is known as one of the purest Sativa strains you can find in the world of weed. A good option for morning smokers, Durban is renowned for its uplifting, energetic effects. Cannabinoid and terpene profiles can vary depending on the grower and growing conditions, but some cultivars of Durban Poison are incredibly potent, hence the somewhat intimidating name.

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What is a cultivar?

Durban Poison Vape CartA cultivar is a plant variety that was bred selectively to emphasize certain desirable traits. For example, the Durban Poison strain can have multiple different cultivars. The most common cultivar contains high amounts of THC.

At Southern Sky Brands, we selected a Durban Poison cultivar with 0.3% THC and NO psychoactive effects. This is the Durban cultivar we used to create our CBD:CBG:CBN 1:1:1 Durban 1g Vape Cartridge.

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Durban Poison Strain Overview

Durban Poison strain effects:

The top-reported effects of Durban Poison include energetic, uplifted, and focused, which is why this particular strain is such a popular option for medicinal users. Durban Poison is highly cerebral in terms of effects, even though it is also considered to help with pain. So what you end up with is a sharp mental or emotional uplift paired with a sense of physical comfort. You may also feel more chatty and giggly than usual—Durban is known for being a good “social” strain due to its sativa-heavy profile.

  • Energetic
  • Focused
  • Uplifted

Durban Poison may help with:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

According to Leafly, 32% of people say it helps with stress, 28% of people say it helps with depression, and 24% of people say it helps with anxiety


Durban’s parents are a bit of a mystery, but we do know that the strain was bred using a bag of seeds a breeder brought home from South Africa. After a number of breeding cycles, Durban Poison—a potent plant with Sativa and Indica characteristics—was born.

Cannabinoid Profile

The Durban Poison strain is one of the highest THC strains you can get, even though concentrations can and do vary significantly. Some of the best Durban Poison strain samples have tested as high as 31 percent THC, but the general range is closer to 20 percent. One unique aspect of Durban is the fact that it is also a good source of CBG (cannabigerol).

Aroma & Flavor

Some reported flavors and aromas include:

  • “My sample had purple leaf overtones, a licorice / anise smell and taste.” – Leafly review
  • “The smell is dank, the buds are dank and dense so the quality really shows.” – Leafly review


Durban Poison weed has an interesting flavor and aromatic profile. This is understandable since the top terpene tends to be terpinolene, which is not the most common terpene found in cannabis. What you get with Durban is a piney-herbal smoke that has hints of sage and earth woven in.

What about Durban Poison CBD?

As discussed earlier in this post, all strains of cannabis can be genetically crossed and tweaked to change the cannabinoid and terpene makeup. These tweaks and changes produce different cultivars. Therefore, breeders have been able to use Durban Poison plants to create high-CBD (cannabidiol) varieties that are essentially hemp flower. To be legally sold as a hemp product, it must contain less than 0.3 percent THC.

Therefore, Durban Poison CBD carries the terpene characteristics of Durban Poison and can have similar effects without intoxication.

Where to Buy Durban Poison CBD

Durban Poison CBD is available exclusively from Southern Sky Brands. Because our Durban Poison CBD meets the low-THC threshold (under 0.3%), it can technically be called legal nationwide thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Southern Sky Brands uses a high-CBD cultivar of Durban Poison to produce our CBD:CBG:CBN 1:1:1 Durban 1g Vape Cartridge.

Looking for high-quality cannabinoid-based products? Be sure to take a look at the full collection of products available at Southern Sky Brands.

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