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11 Rarest Strains of Marijuana in the United States

With more and more states legalizing marijuana, it can seem pretty easy for people to purchase cannabis in America. But just because cannabis is legal, doesn’t mean every single strain of it is available for purchase.

Here are the 11 rarest strains of marijuana you’ll struggle to find in the United States.

11. Puna Budder

In the 1970’s, this hybrid of different Hawaiian and Afghani strains was actually pretty prevalent in the United States. Today, however, it’s only found in a few places on the California coast. It’s known to make users super chatty and giggly, so you’d think people would be in a mood to share where they found it but apparently not.

10. Lamb’s Breath

Also known as Lamb’s Bread, the Lamb’s Breath strain is known to be the favorite of Bob Marley. So you’d think it would be a highly sought after strain, but it’s actually incredibly difficult to find in the United States.

9. Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush is actually a very famous strain of cannabis. But it’s fallen out of fashion in recent years. Marijuana users now tend to prefer strains with very high amounts of THC, meaning it’s rare for dispensaries to stock up on Hindu Kush.

8. Neville’s Haze

In Europe, Haze strains are still pretty popular and you’ll easily be able to find Neville’s Haze. But in America, dispensaries are known to stock up more on Kushes and hybrid strains. Therefore Neville’s Haze is harder to find hear in the states.

7. Chronic

Dr. Dre may have made this strain famous in the 1990’s, but much like the rapper’s career, Chronic has somewhat disappeared in the years since. Marijuana users’ tastes have evolved, and this strain has been left behind.

6. Colombian Gold

In the 1960s, the Colombian Gold strain changed the marijuana scene with its healthy and fresh buds. But now there are plenty of alternatives to Colombian Gold that offer those same qualities, meaning it’s not as in demand as it once was.

5. Dr. Grinspoon

This strain named after a Harvard professor who advocated for cannabis his entire life is known to offer a strong euphoric feeling. But it’s pretty much only found in Amsterdam, so unfortunately no one at Harvard will be able to enjoy the strain named after one of their legendary teachers.

4. Bruce Banner

One of the most powerful strains available, the Bruce Banner strain has often been tested at over 30 percent THC. So when this strain does become available at a dispensary, it sells out quickly.

3. Fruity Pebbles OG

Fruity Pebbles OG was always meant to be rare. Alien Genetics created only a limited number of seeds of this cross between Granddaddy Purple, Green Ribbon and Tahoe Alien. In fact, there were so few made that some seeds sold for more than $1000 per pack. Good luck finding this anytime soon.

2. Idukki Gold

Idukki Gold is mostly grown in the state of Kerala in India. It’s known to be a little more potent than other strains grown in the country. However, the country’s police have been cracking down on illegal marijuana growers in Kerala, meaning those who still grow the crop move to new locations where the conditions aren’t ideal for Idukki Gold.

1. Malawi Gold

Malawi Gold is perhaps the rarest strain of cannabis in the entire world. It can only be grown in Malawi. Even neighboring countries aren’t able to produce Malawi Gold. The strain can supposedly grow as high as two feet and can take up to four months to fully grow. So don’t expect your local dispensary to have this lying around.


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