Acapulco Gold is a Sativa-dominant hybrid known for the golden hue of its green and/or brownish buds. This old strain is said to produce a powerful cerebral high that raises one’s mood without producing overpowering feelings of happiness. Instead, the cerebral high mixes with a calming body high for a relaxing experience. Mild paranoia and anxiety have also been reported. Users may experience dry mouth and eyes as well as headaches from using the strain.
This mythic sativa landrace is one of the crowned jewels of cannabis culture, arguably the greatest sativa to flower in the entire world. Ever. Acapulco Gold is as good as it gets.
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.