The Amnesia strain is a popular premium marijuana strain. Although it is a hybrid that came from three different genetic ancestors, some say more, it has retained only the best qualities from its parents. The feminized strain, in particular, comes from Haze and Northern Lights.
In 2004, it won the High Times Cannabis Cup for its qualities. It is also one of the most popular strains in the Netherlands coffee shops.
Most growers would agree that this is a relatively easy strain to grow even for beginners. It has a good flowering time and its size is good for indoor growing as well as outdoor guerilla growing.
The dark and lime green coloured buds of Amnesia are seriously compact with lots of hair buried deep inside of them and covered in loads of crystals. The Amnesia strain can easily be recognized with its hairy buds that are covered white crystals all over.
Its smell is premium. It has a musky scent that has a hint of rose and peach. The smell is pleasantly dank. It is pungent and smelling it can be exhilarating at times.
This pleasant smell translates into taste. The musk remains and comes with a good floral undertone with a spiced flavor. However, after exhaling, there is no after taste.
Amnesia is the perfect strain for a really strong, mellow high. The aroma of the bud by itself isn’t very overwhelming, but as soon as the fumes hit the room the smell is very floral and hazy.
When smoked, the high from Amnesia kicks in after 10 to 15 minutes into the smoking experience. However, since it has sativa-dominant qualities, it will not immediately cause couch-lock. It has a mellow energetic high that lasts for about 2 hours. You’ll know how it got its name when the short-term memory loss kicks in about 4 hours. Also, smoking a lot would actually cause couch-lock trance instead of an energetic high.
Amnesia has a short lasting very clear uplifting, social and cerebral effect and is often used for medicinal purposes by people suffering from anxiety, depression, migraines and nausea.
Medically speaking, it can be used for body pains such as muscle spasms, headaches, as well as toothaches. It can also be used to treat anxiety, nausea, depression, insomnia, and other stress-related medical issues.