Landrace Cannabis Strains


Many baby boomers around the world are using Cannabis again, this time for medical use after a long hiatus and many of them say that the Cannabis today is nothing like what they used to smoke back when they were teenagers.

Quite often there is some truth in their statement and that is because it’s likely that all they had available to them at the time were landrace strains.

What are Landrace Strains?

Landrace strains are strains of Cannabis which are indiginous to a certain region and have not had their genetics tampered with by human hands. They are considered the ”pure” strains and every modern hybrid will be able to trace their lineage back to landrace strains.

Landrace strains have not been bred with any other variety of cannabis other than their own and this inbreeding often leads to very robust and uniform plants with little variation in the offspring.

Years of breeding these landrace strains with other landrace strains and hybrids has led to new characteristics in the plants and many old school smokers feel that something ”is lost” with the modern hybrids. It makes sense when you think about it, yes you may be getting the relaxation of an indica with the creativity of a sativa at the same time but sometimes the full experience would be preferable.

A landrace strain will almost always be either 100% sativa or 100% indica. There are exceptions but that is the general rule and if you are looking for the unadulterated experience of either a ”pure” sativa or ”pure” indica, landrace strains are definitely worth trying.

Over the years the hybrids have been getting stronger but that is mainly because breeders were looking to increase THC production and that has been their focus for some time. With the emergence of the medical sector, other cannabinoids such as CBD and even CBG and CBC are becoming increasingly in demand as we uncover the plethora of medicinal uses for them.

This is resulting in breeding projects to increase the amounts of these cannabinoids and the focus is not only on THC as it once was.

As always with Cannabis, it’s worth exploring different strains and landrace strains are no exception. it’s hard to imagine that with the hybridization of cannabis for all these years that although much may be gained, something of the soul of the Cannabis plant may also have been lost. The overall cannabinoid profile of the plant has likely changed significantly.

Hybridization is often beneficial and breeders have been creating their own strains for a variety of reasons, such as making the plants more vigorous and robust, increasing terpene production and even fine tuning strains for certain medical conditions.

If you are using a hybrid strain that is working for you and you have it dialled in then it makes sense to keep using it but if you are still on the hunt for the perfect strain you may just find it amidst the most original and natural forms of Cannabis that are still out there.

In terms of pain relief a pure sativa would likely work really well for headaches or migraines and even fibromyalgia patients sometimes respond very well to them while someone with back pain or inflammation would usually respond very well to an indica.

If you have had success with landrace strains in managing your pain, please let us know in the comments section below.

Where Can I Find Landrace Strains?

The majority of the strains listed below are pure land race strains although some are land race crosses and a couple are mostly landrace with some minor breeding with other strains. This is usually to stabilize the plant rather than to  create a true hybrid.

Sativa Landrace Strains

Columbian Gold Colombian Gold Feminized
Lineage: Santa Marta mountain range (Colombia)
Genotype: Sativa; tall and branchy
Grow Method: indoor/outdoor
Harvest Time (indoors): between 70 and 90 days
Harvest Time (outdoors): end November
Yield: 350g indoor / 450-600g outdoor
Taste: Sweet and fruity
Aroma: Very strong
Effect: Potent, typical Sativa cerebral high.
THC: 19.3%
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Bangi HazeBangi Haze Feminised
STRUCTURE: Compact and columnar sativa, easy to work with it.
BOUQUET: A seductive honey and liquor aroma.
POTENCY: Strong and energetic sativa effect that raises you up and keeps you active.
FLOWERING: 9-10 weeks. End September/ Early October.
PRODUCTION / M2: Middle-high
GROW TYPE: Indoor/outdoor. All climates.
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GuatemalaGuatemala
Pure Landrace (Regular Seeds Only)
GENETICS: 100 % Guatemalan sativa. LANDRACE STRAIN
FLOWERING: 11-13 weeks. November.
STRUCTURE: Sativa with a strong, balanced branchy structure. Outdoors, it produces plants with a Christmas tree appearance and strong secondary branches.
YIELD / M2: Medium
BOUQUET: Sweet, sour and floral aroma with woody hints.
HIGH: Happy and positive effect of medium strength.
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KilimanjaroKilimanjaro Feminised
Lineage: Kenya (Africa)
Genotype: 100% Sativa, tall and branchy
Grow Method: indoor/outdoor
Harvest Time (indoors): between 60 and 70 days
Harvest Time (outdoors): November
Yield: 350g indoor / 400-600g outdoor
Taste: Fruity citrus
Aroma: Lemon
Effect: Stimulating, potent
THC: 15-20%
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Malawi sativa strain Malawi Feminised
GENETICS: 100 % Malawi sativa, Central Africa. LANDRACE STRAIN
FLOWERING: 11-14 weeks. Late October / Early November.
STRUCTURE: Sativa of medium internodes and strong branching.
YIELD / M2: Medium-High
BOUQUET: Strong, concentrated aroma of oil, wood and lemon.
HIGH: Extraordinarily powerful, intense and psychedelic, with more than 4 hours of duration. Only recommended for hard and experienced smokers.
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South African KwaZulu Feminised
Lineage: South Africa
Genotype: 100% Sativa, can grow very tall given enough space
Grow Method: indoor/outdoor
Harvest Time (indoors): between 55 and 65 days
Harvest Time (outdoors): mid October
Yield: 350g indoor / 450-500g outdoor
Taste: Sweet floral
Aroma: Slightly spicy
Effect: Energising, very long-lasting
THC: 15-20%
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Wild Thailand Feminized
Race: Pure race obtained from Ko Chang(Thailand)
Genotype: 100% sativa
High: Less than 1.5 m indoor/3m outdoor
Wide: Depending on prune. Some branching without prune
Harvest time: 75-80 days indoor/last November outdoor
Medicinal value: Average (medium CBD content)
THC Level: 22.3%
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Golden Tiger Feminised (Landrace Cross)
THC- 20-25 %
CBD- Below 1%
Flowering indoors - 11-14 weeks
Flowering outdoors- End of October / November
Yield- High
Genetics- Old Malawi killer, Koh Chang Thai, Hmong Thai and a 3er generation Malawi male (brother of the New Malawi killer).
Structure - Very branchy and elegant sativa of thin leaves and medium-long node length.
High - Extreme effects/psychedelic sativa:stimulating and very long lasting. It may be devastating for beginners. Recommended only for the harder and more experienced sativa users.
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Ciskei Regular Seeds
Name: Ciskei
Genetics: South African Sativa
Type: Regular
Proportion Sativa Indica 100% Sativa
Flowering time on indoor: 50-55 days
Harvest time on outdoor: October
THC level: not reported
Indoor yield: 400-600 g/m2
Effect- Energizing and stimulating
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Durban Poison Feminized
GENETICS - Durban Poison
VARIETY - Sativa
FLOWERING TYPE- Photoperiod
THC CONTENT- Unknown
PLANT HEIGHT- Up to 3 meters outdoors
GROWS- Greenhouse, Indoors, Outdoors
FLOWERING TIME 8-9 Weeks
HARVEST MONTH September
TASTE / FLAVOUR Licorice, Spicy / Herbal
EFFECT Cerebral, Energetic, Uplifting
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Power Plant Feminized
Type: Indoor / Outdoor
Sex: Feminised
Indoor Flowering: 50-60 days
Outdoor Harvest: 01-15 October
Ind / Sat: 100% Sativa
THC: 15%
The high is very cerebral and uplifting and is popular with medical marijuana users, chiefly for depression, pain and stress relief
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Utopia Haze Feminized
Type: Mostly sativa
Sex: Feminized
Genetics: Brazil Landrace (pure strain)
Indoors Yield: 550 gr / m²
Indoors Height: 80-90 cms
Indoors flowering time: 70 - 80 days
Outdoors Harvest: Mid October
THC: 22%
CBD: 0.6%
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Indica Landrace Strains


Afghani #1 Feminised
Type: Feminized seeds
Genetics: Afghani landrace hybrid
95% Indica
Flowering: 45-55 days
Production: High
Height: Medium
Its potent effect is physical, intense and relaxing.
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Hindu Kush Feminized
100% Indica
Genetics: Hindu Kush (Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, China)
Flowering: 45-50 days
Yield: medium-high
Its effect is relaxing and quite intense, relaxing your body and providing a sense of body vibration, calmness, contemplation and positivity.
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Maple Leaf Indica Regular Seeds
100% Indica
Genetics: Afghani Landrace, Mazar-i-Sharif
Flowering: 45-50 days
Yield: Medium-High
Its effect is relaxing, meditative and soothing, leaving your body sedated and your mind in peace, in a very friendly and balanced way.
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Pakistan Valley Feminised
100% Indica
Genetics: Northern Pakistan, Hindu Kush valley
Flowering: 45-55 days
Indoor yield: 400g/m2
Outdoor yield: 500-600g/plant
THC: 21.2%
Its high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) and THC makes it to produce a calming, relaxing and narcotic effect, very intense and long lasting, perfect for medicinal uses.
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Ketama Feminized
Genetics: 100% Landrace Ketama/Chefchaouen, Morocco
100% Indica
Indoor yield: 300gr/m2
Outdoor yield: 400-500gr/plant
Indoor Flowering: 55-65 days
Outdoor Harvest: mid-October
THC: 16.2%
Its effect is relaxing, suitable for medicinal purposes to effectively combat pains and insomnia.
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Afghan Kush Special Feminised
100% Indica
Genetics: Pure Afghan Kush
Flowering 45-55 days
Indoor yield: 450g/m2
Outdoor yield: 600g/plant
THC: 21.6%
The effect is powerful, physically relaxing and is almost narcotic. It has a very high therapeutic value and is recommended for pain relief, stress and insomnia.
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California Hash Plant Feminized
Genetics: California Hash Plant x California Hash Plant
Type: Indoor and Outdoor
Sex: Feminised seeds
Flowering: 40-50 days
Harvest: Early October
THC in the range 8% - 12% and this fact, coupled with CBD between 1% - 5% means that its psycho-activity is low with a very heavy, medicinal, tranquilizing and sedative nature which is long-lasting. It is recommended to counter anxiety, nerves and insomnia.
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Double Glock Feminised
Genetics: Afghan
Indoor Yield: 500 gr/m2
Outdoor Yield: 600 gr per plant
Medium: THC Level
Indoor Harvest: 60-65 days
Outdoor Harvest: End of September
This indica has been especially chosen due to its low brain high and for its powerful and sedative physical effect, making it a perfect choice for therapeutic/medicinal uses
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Sandstorm Feminized (Landrace Cross)
Genetics: Pakistan Chitral Kush x Morrocan E7-B
Sex: Regular
THC: High
Yield: Medium
Indoor flowering: 55-65 days
Outdoor harvest: October
The effect is potent and relaxing without being overwhelming, it's recommended for anxiety relief and can be a great help with insomnia
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Pakistan Chitral Kush Pakistan Chitral Kush Feminized
Type: Indica 100%
Indoor yield: 250-400 g/m2
Outdoor yield: Medium
Flowering time on indoor: 60-65 days
Harvest time on outdoor: Late September
It has a relaxing effect and the red and purple plants smell of wild strawberries and blackberries.
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