Durban Poison is a classic and popular strain of cannabis, well-known for its pure sativa properties. It originally hails from the port city of Durban in South Africa, hence the name.
The history of Durban Poison stretches back to the late 1970s. The strain was developed and popularized by one of the most well-known figures in the world of cannabis, a man named Ed Rosenthal. Rosenthal is often considered the “guru of ganja” due to his lifelong work in breeding, cultivating, and advocating for marijuana use. He had traveled to South Africa to collect different strains of cannabis in an attempt to preserve the planet’s cannabis biodiversity. Upon his return, he continued breeding and stabilizing these seeds.