Harambe Has Inspired A Memorial Marijuana Strain

His impromptu death whipped the Internet into a meme-fuelled frenzy, and now, cannabis lovers can smoke up in his memory.

We are, of course, speaking of Harambe, the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla shot and killed after a three-year-old boy wandered into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo this May.

Those who have been online at any point in the last four-and-a-half months will know that the incident became an instant Internet sensation, inspiring countless memes ranging from the poignant and hilarious to the lewd and bizarre.

And now, Harambe has inspired a memorial marijuana strain.

The Ethos Collective in Colorado has developed a strain to pay homage to the gone-too-soon gorilla. The strain, aptly titled Harambe, is a combination of Gorilla Glue #4, Citral Skunk and Black Fire, and is said to be a “potent, Sativa-leaning heady Hybrid that smells something like the Congo.”

While the tribute strain isn’t for sale in any Colorado dispensaries just yet, seeds are available and clones now exist. If you’d like to take a toke in Harambe’s honor – or simply need to ease your ongoing turmoil over his untimely demise – get your Harambe seeds here.

h/t The Smokers Club, The Atlantic.


By now you may have heard about the cannabis plant's most well-known compounds, THC and CBD, however, there's more to marijuana than just its cannabinoids. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give plants their flavor and aroma. Found in cannabis and other plants, terpenes have their own therapeutic effects, such as anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and anti-depressive properties.

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