Cannabis has been going through a period where a lot of the strains that produce interesting effects have been pushed aside for traits that make it easier to grow. Just like potatoes and tomatoes, American cannabis is becoming a monocrop. Most plants today have been heavily crossed with indica genetics that produce small, high-weight yielding plants with very short flowering cycles. These plants are not growing like they would in the wild.
Coming across genetics like this is already a rarity. And that's just the beginning. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to find phenotypes of Haze like this that are stable enough to produce consistent flower.
This is called a “pheno hunt” - a long process of planting and popping seeds, selecting for the individuals that have the best traits so they can be then selected again, and so forth. In this case, the Haze’s are selected primarily for very unique terpene profiles that produce weird and energetic effects.
On the East Coast in the late 90's and early 2000’s you could find it as “the Piff” or “frankies,” a nod to the distinct, rich frankincense nose that the flowers produce. Dealers could ask over $800 an ounce, and people would pay it. Why? Because of the way it makes you feel! This is weed for people who have shit to do.
Rather than giving you a heavy lidded feeling, these true Sativas will peel your eyelids back and make you energized.
all of which were cultivated by Neville Schoenmaker in the 1980s and are the grandmothers of basically all of the sativa hybrids you know and love.
If people don't start to appreciate weed for more than just a gelato cross, these insanely cool strains will go extinct.
Let’s change that together.