Across Europe, perhaps the most well known, seen and grown cannabis strain is Amnesia (haze). Whether you like it or not, the name sticks. And speaks to the imagination. In this new iteration of Suzy’s Cannabis World Blog, we go find out how that came to be.
It all started with the Haze Brothers from California
The generally accepted story about where haze comes from is from the Haze Brothers from Corralitos, near Santa Cruz in central California between 1970 and 1975. The Haze Brothers crossed and bred from the best Sativa strains from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, and southern India.
Later in the Netherlands, Neville Schoenmakers started working on it and released Neville's Haze, a cross of Northern Lights # 5 and those Haze seeds. This also resulted in a shorter flowering time. Instead of 14 or more weeks to flower, crossings like these suddenly produced "Haze" species of 10 weeks or less. That is the difference between 3 or 5 harvests per year. For the large commercial grower, a very important aspect.
Rise of Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is much like Neville’s Haze: Haze crossed with a different variety for a shorter flowering time, but even more popular. Amnesia Haze is the lovechild of Thai, Hawaiian, and Afghani genetics: true worldwide heritage. Amnesia Haze won the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup in 2004 and hasn’t left the coffeeshop scene ever since. We even have autoflowering Amnesia Haze seeds available now.
There are many seed banks that claim to have the original Amnesia, but just put 5 'different' types of Amnesia next to each other you bought from a coffeeshop, club or dispensary and you will find most of them will smell and taste the same. It’s known for this lemon, citrus-like smell and taste. And it should get you high and active, unlike the name. If you’re coping with ADHD, ADD or OCD however, it might actually calm you like it does for my brother. When I smoke it myself, I get high as a kite.
In effect, a haze cultivar should get you high, not really stoned. But with the breeding of Indica varieties like Northern Lights with the haze and the addition of tobacco (in Europe, at least) Amnesia Haze will certainly give you that very stoned feeling.
Perhaps even 50% of the coffeeshop visitors in the Netherlands will buy Amnesia, just to give you an idea how immensely popular it is with the local cannabis community.
Amnesia Haze autoflowers
To make things even easier, later also Amnesia Haze autoflowers were developed. Our Amnesia autoflower contains on average 16-20% THC with CBD, CBG, and THCV levels all under 1%. The most common terpenes are Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Limonene (from high to low). We have both feminized Amnesia Haze seeds and autoflowering Amnesia Haze seeds available for you.