This mythic sativa landrace is one of the crowned jewels of cannabis culture, arguably the greatest sativa to flower in the entire world. Ever. Sounds like I’m blowing smoke up your ass, but its the truth. Acapulco Gold is as good as it gets.
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Once upon a time this storied sativa landrace was an import only. Today, these seeds, their clones and several of their offsprings have fallen into the hands of American and European breeders, causing the name to spread much further than the plant it was originally used to describe. This isn’t to say that the modern versions are bad, the Acapulco gold sold at Barney’s farm is excellent, only that they are engineered cross breeds, Frankensteins compared to the potent purity of the old stuff.
The best thing to come out of Mexico since Quesadillas!
Acapulco Gold made an incredibly official entrance into our collective consciousness in the 1965 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The book purportedly describes, “a special grade of pot growing only in the vicinity of Acapulco… [that] has a potency surpassed by few of the green varieties and usually comes at slightly higher prices or in short weights.” (^could be BS, taken from wiki.) From there this mexican wonder drug exploded in western pop culture, inspiring the likes of David Crosby, John Lennon, the band Rush, Robert Plant, and more recently MF Doom and Devin the Dude. It has also earned mention on SNL in 1975, and has been used as the title of Edwin Corley’s book imagining corporate america’s preparation for legal marijuana.