Acapulco Gold is a world famous strain originating from Mexico, famous for its gold tinge due to the sheer amount of hairs on the big buds. Its high THC content, thought to be around 24%, is another reason it’s incredibly popular. This is one of few landraces that remain, many fear it will be lost as cultivation moves indoors. The seeds have spread as far as Europe and are common place in the USA, however the general consensus is that the original purity of the landrace has been lost over time.
Medically speaking this strain could be used to aid patients with a wide range of ailments such as depression, stress and pain. Acapulco Gold, being a sativa dominant strain delivers a clean head high and conveys notes of earthiness when smoked.
Acapulco Gold has one of the most interesting legacies of all cannabis strains, it made it into the 1965 edition of The Oxford Dictionary and also inspired songs by the likes of John Lennon, Bob Dylan and MF Doom.