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8 Marijuana Strains that Used to Be Super Popular

There are certain marijuana strains around today that everyone knows and are super popular. Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, etc. But what were the popular strains of decades past?

Here are eight marijuana strains that used to be super popular but aren’t any longer:

1. Chronic

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg made Chronic one of the most popular marijuana strains during the 1990’s. But as the marijuana industry has grown, people are realizing that Chronic simply isn’t as potent as many other strains available in local dispensaries. But at least the songs remain timeless.

2. Acapulco Gold

Acapulco Gold was supposedly the go-to strain for the Woodstock generation. And while people may still loving listening to Jimi Hendrix, Acapulco Gold has gone more the way of Country Joe McDonald. Meaning people don’t really care about it anymore.

3. Oaxacan Highland

Like Acapulco Gold, Oaxacan Highland is another strain that was popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. But increasing violence in the Oaxacan region of Mexico, where this strain is dervied, led to it mostly disappearing. But some strains such as Eldorado trace their origins back to this famous strain.

4. Colombian Red

You may have heard of Colombian Gold, a strain that was popular in the 1970’s and is making a comeback today. But Colombian Red was its equally popular cousin in the 1970’s. Both strains appeared on High Times lists during the 1970’s of the best strains in the world. And while Colombian Gold is making a comeback, Colombian Red has not.

5. Molokai Frost

Molokai Frost is a strain that’s mostly fallen out of popularity due to geography. This strain was also popular among hippies in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but it’s grown mostly in Hawaii. Now that states are able to legally grow marijuana, people aren’t necessarily as reliant on this Hawaiian strain to get their buzz.

6. Greek Kalamata

While other strains on this list were popular with hippies from the 1960’s, Greek Kalamata’s origins are a little older. This strain dates back all the way to 1,100 AD and has traces of East Asian and African genetics. It was also a super potent strain. However Greece implemented a harsh drug policy in the 1980’s that basically eradicated the country’s cannabis cultivation. Perhaps Greece will jump aboard the legalization train and this strain can make a comeback.

7. Thai Stick

Thai Stick is another strain that routinely made the High Times list of the best marijuana strains back in the 1970’s. However, it’s not quite clear what happened to this strain. You’ll often find Thai marijuana strains in dispensaries, but not the original Thai stick.

8. Black African Magic

Black African Magic was a popular strain in the 1970’s and 1980’s, with some claiming it to be the strongest strain they’ve ever tried. However some people question if Black African Magic actually existed, or if it was just a bizarre color of other marijuana strains that resulted under certain conditions. Either way, you won’t find many people promoting Black African Magic in the near future.


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