Origin Of Amnesia Cannabis
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The Origin Of Amnesia Cannabis And The Top 3 Amnesia Strains

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Amnesia is one of the most popular strains out there and not by luck. In this blog, you'll understand more about the strain and how to grow these incredible plants.

In our The Origin Of series, we take a look at classic strains that forever changed the cannabis game. These groundbreaking genetics have spawned many of today's most popular strains, and continue to inspire old and new school breeders. If you are hungry for even more classic strain knowledge, check out our Origin Of blogs highlighting Haze, Gorilla Glue, and Blueberry.

Dutch Seedbank "Super Strains" is the home of the Original Amnesia, the famous cannabis strain renown the world over for her unique high. Created in 1996, Amnesia has managed to stay on top of her game, as she is still one of the most coveted smokes in today's stoner society, and has spawned an army of Amnesia-related hybrids.

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There are nothing but accolades regarding this plant. With THC contents as high as 25%, consumers should expect a greenout when smoking too much of this strain. It’s an extremely sativa-dominant plant with a ratio of up to 90% sativa and 10% indica.

This is a relatively tall plant with slim buds that show lighter tonalities than most. This happens because of the lack of chlorophyll. The lack of this important pigment doesn’t change much, besides the fact that the plant will take longer to grow. Expect a flowering time between 10-16 weeks, which is very long considering some indicas do the same in half the time.


Amnesia: The High And Flavour

As with most sativas, Amnesia will give you an energetic and uplifting high, right after the first hit. THC is more present in sativas than indicas and Amnesia will be a shining example of this. Not that you won’t be able to handle it, but these buds won’t allow you to be couch-locked.

Stay still for too long and you’ll start to fidget and stress. Get up, go outside, take a walk. This is not a movie session smoke. This strain promotes very cerebral effects that will give you extreme awareness of your surroundings. Despite its mental high, Amnesia still boasts its indica lineage by giving you a great feeling of muscle relaxation. It’s an excellent option for exercising.

If you’re a medical patient, this is a very specific strain. It might be the exact thing you were looking for, but it might also be the opposite of what you need. This won’t be your before-bed strain of choice. Amnesia is used by cancer patients to combat pain and nausea.

This will help you with fatigue, stress, and depression. It won’t help your anxiety though. This strain can be a little too paranoia-inducing, which only a specific stoner group will enjoy. It is also amazing for people with attention deficit disorders as it will leave you alert and aware.

The uniqueness of the strain’s buds is matched by an equally unique aroma and taste. Consumers will immediately recognise a lemony trait that blends beautifully with the clear, earthy taste. This earthiness is paired with scents of wood that will leave your mouth watering from just a quick sniff of a burning joint.

Top 3 Amnesia Strains

Break open a bud and you’ll be left with a spicy scent, which will be appreciated by stoners who already enjoy the other members of the Haze family. Despite all this richness and consistency, the smoke is smooth. Overall, if you’re a fan of cannabis, the sensations emitted by this beauty will make you fall in love with it.

1. Amnesia Haze By Zamnesia Seeds

Amnesia Haze (Zamnesia Seeds)

The great guys over at Zamnesia Seeds decided to mix the genetics of the already great Amnesia with the sativa Haze. This made an explosive strain that is as equally popular as it is highly-rated. You can expect great outcomes from these buds. Its energetic and euphoric effects are usually described as psychedelic.

For the beginner stoners out there, be careful. This is not a strain to puff on too much. Take a couple of hits and assess yourself. Only when you truly feel in control of your high should you consider smoking any more.

Much like the original Amnesia, the Amnesia Haze will have a flowering time of 12-13 weeks. That’s the price you pay for such incredible experiences. Perseverance is rewarded with this plant. It can yield up to 650g/plant on an outdoor plantation. This doesn’t come easy, but treat the plants with care and Amnesia Haze will do good by you.

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2. Original Amnesia Autoflowering By Dinafem

Original Amnesia Autoflowering (Dinafem)

This Dinafem strain, Original Amnesia Autoflowering, was created by crossing the original Amnesia with an autoflowering Haze. This makes it so that the fans of an already fantastic strain now have access to an easy-to-grow seed. This seed will grow into a beautiful, fast-flowering, vigorous marijuana plant that, if grown properly, will give you dense and deliciously resinous buds.

This strain will produce beautiful flavours and aromas much like the original. Prepare yourself for smells of citrusy cedar with hints of lemon and a great, spicy kick.

The cerebral stimulation it gives is sure to be long-lasting and super relaxing. Not only is it a great social and recreational herb, but it also brings a lot to the medical users. She’ll be able to tackle your anxiety (something her Haze cousin could not), stress, depression, and even your migraines.

Its grow time is shorter than the Haze blend - anywhere between 10 and 12 weeks. It can grow up to 1.5m high, something that’s surprising for an autoflowering strain. If grown outside, you’ll get around 150g of trichome-filled buds per plant. This will only depend on how well you treat her.

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3. Amnesia Lemon by Barney’s Farm

Amnesia Lemon (Barney’s Farm)

Amnesia Lemon is another great twist on an already amazing strain. It’s a delicious genetic blend made by crossing Amnesia Haze with Lemon Skunk, two all-time greats in the cannabis world.

It was created by the masters over at Barney’s Farm Seeds and the legendary Soma Seeds. This collaboration gave these companies the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2004. 3 years later, Barney’s Farm was given the first prize for best sativa in the same competition for the same flower.

The fantastic flavours and aromas, in conjunction with the power of both lineages, produced this spectacular strain. The uplifting and cerebral high is noticeably sativa, even though it only comprises 60% of its genetics. Her effects will let you know straight away that she contains up to 21% THC. Be prepared for a great high. The Amnesia Lemon has a flowering cycle of just 8-9 weeks, which is fantastic for a Haze genetic.

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These are all great seeds that will give you fantastic plants. It’s only up to you to take care of them. Treat your Amnesia plant with the respect it deserves, and its buds will respect you back. You’ll surely be satisfied with the experience of smoking these buds. Just be careful when including your inexperienced stoner friends in the sesh. Best of luck with your plantation and harvest.


Written by: Zamnesia
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