Traffic Roots Audience Pixel Traffic Roots Audience Pixel
Durban Poison Strain

All Strains > Durban Poison



Durban Poison is a pure sativa strain from a landrace strain claimed to have originated in Durban, South Africa. This strain has a distinct earthy yet piney aroma and flavor. Durban Poison has a legendary reputation for its energizing and uplifting effects that some would even compare to a shot of espresso!


beta-Caryophyllene, beta-Myrcene, alpha-Humulene


wood, herbal


Landrace Sativa



Durban Poison Cannabinoid and Terpene Profile

Originating in Durban, South Africa, this strain is pure Sativa. Loved for being easy to grow and fast to flower, this strain’s high resin content makes it ideal for extracting cannabis wax. According to Leafly, “Growers and concentrate enthusiasts will both enjoy the oversized resin glands which make this strain a quality choice for concentrate extraction.” Its THC content can range from 15-25%, and the flavor profile includes Terpinolene, Myrcene, and Ocimene.

How does this Strain Taste? 

Durban Poison‘s flavor profile is dominated by Terpinolene, which has a sweet and fruity flavor. You may also notice slight hints of sap, herbal citrus, and mint that taste distinctly piney. 

How does this strain Smell?

To complement the earthy flavor, this one smells sweet and dank with notes of licorice. Pungent and skunky, you can practically smell the uplifting and energetic effects that this strain is hailed for. 

How Does it Feel?

Durban Poison is the perfect strain for that go-getter attitude. Did you plan a productive and active day? Durban Poison may be just the boost you need. Many people report feeling focused and creative, similar to a shot of espresso when they smoke this strain. Durban Poison can feel buzzy and chatty. Its cerebral high is excellent for lubricating conversation in social situations. The nature of strong sativas can put some people into overdrive, so be cautious when dosing. Some people report becoming jittery and experiencing paranoia, especially around nighttime use. 

What Does this Strain Look like?

A pop of vibrant colors, Durban Poison has dark green leaves and orange pistils with dense and chunky buds. Typically, you wouldn’t see round buds like this on Sativa plants. However, Wikileaf says, “Durban Poison has a dense, compact bud structure that’s typical of landrace Indica varieties, but the flowers’ elongated and conical shape is more characteristic of a Sativa.”

If you like Durban Poison Strain, you’ll probably like Citradelic Sunset

Citradelic Sunset is a Sativa hybrid between Ghost Train Haze and Mandarin Sunset. With its mouthwatering, juicy, sweet, and tart flavor, Citradelic Sunset is a fruit lover’s dream come true. Sour candy and citrus aroma characterize this strain, known for its energetic and inspiration-evoking high. Unscrew the top, take a deep breath and activate your best self.


This information is based on testing averages. Individual results (terpenes, flavors, effects, etc.) can vary from batch to batch and state to state. Check with your local dispensary for more information.