Belonging to the most popular marijuana strains on the market, the Acapulco Gold is often described as something akin to having dinner at a high-end five-star restaurant. This Sativa strain came from in and around Acapulco, Mexico – hence, its name.
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The orange hair found on the buds give the Acapulco Gold its golden nugget appearance along with the golden, greenish and brownish hues of resin that can be found on the buds. The smell of the Acapulco Gold can be described as a burnt toffee which lingers when the buds are broken apart.
Strain Details and Plant Features
Over the past few years, the Acapulco Gold has gained a reputation of being one of the best cannabis strains in the world. With its popularity, it has been increasingly difficult to find this strain in the market because more growers are opting to grow it indoors.
With a THC content of approximately 23%, it’s no wonder that the Acapulco Gold has garnered enough fame to become one of the best and most satisfying strains of marijuana ever created. The appearance of the Acapulco Gold is akin to golden nuggets with the rich and resinous buds being the main highlight, often bearing brown, gold or green colors of resin.
Being a Sativa strain, the Acapulco Gold brings about a euphoric sense of high that brings out the creativeness in you. You gain more energy and there’s an uplifting sensation that you can feel once you smoke this strain. Like most Sativa strains, the Acapulco Gold has an earthy and skunky flavor that’s combined with a pungent and strong aroma. Do be warned though as too much use of this strain can lead to dryness of the eyes and mouth, as well as anxiety in some cases.
The medical use of the Acapulco Gold mainly falls on relieving psychological symptoms like anxiety, depression and stress. Because of relaxing and euphoric effects, this strain has gained a reputation of being a top class cannabis strain when it comes to stress relief. Other medical uses of the Acapulco Gold include pain relief and promoting adequate sleep for those suffering from insomnia and other sleeping problems.