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Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Team Spinfuel
What is a Rare Weed Strain?
A rare weed strain is a type of the cannabis plant that is not commonly found or cultivated and may be difficult to find in your average seed bank or dispensary. These strains are often characterized by their unique genetic makeup, exclusive terpene profiles, and sometimes, specific growing conditions that make them a rarity. The rarity can sometimes be attributed to limited seed availability or possibly that the breeder that created it did not release seeds at all and only sold the flower or clones of that strain.
Being rare doesn’t necessarily mean it’s superior in terms of potency or effects; it simply means that it is difficult to get hold of in the same way that you get limited edition trainers. What this does mean however, if you are growing rare or exotic weed seeds, you can sometimes charge a premium for it or simply be the envy of their mates. Let’s look at some of the rarest cannabis strains of 2023.
Ringo’s Gift Autoflower Weed Strain
A creation inspired by cannabis activist Ringo Lawrence, Ringo’s Gift Autoflower is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cross of Ringo’s Gift with Ruderalis genetics. This strain boasts a high CBD content, with a 25:1 CBD to THC ratio. Users will experience the profound relaxation and therapeutic benefits of CBD, with only a whisper of THC’s psychoactive effects. With a pungent pine flavor, this autoflowering variant is a joy to grow and smoke, thanks to its compact stature, generous yield of around 400gr/m², and low-maintenance lighting and training needs.
Black African Magic
Black African Magic is a cross of African landrace strains. Brought to life by The Seed Connect, a renowned name in curating potent and rare strains, this variety packs a punch with its 29% THC level. It promises an exhilarating psychedelic high with bursts of energy, euphoria, and a heightened sense of creativity. With its rich earthy, woody, and spicy flavors, this strain is a true gem to smoke. Visually, it boasts dense, dark-green buds adorned with orange hairs and shimmering trichomes.
Originating from Malawi in Africa, Malawi Gold stands as a pure 100% sativa strain. The reason that this strain makes it onto our list is while you may find Malawi Gold online, its difficult to get the real Malawi Gold which is a sativa landrace. With THC levels ranging between 9-13%, Malawi Gold is known for its invigorating, clear-headed high, swiftly ushering in cerebral energy, focus, and a motivational drive without inducing anxiety or paranoia.
Given its low THC level, it’s a suitable strain for first time smokers or medical users. Its appearance is neon green, leafy nugs decorated with red hairs and amber trichomes.
A winning cross of Blue Moonrocks and Blackberry Kush and with almost identical genetics to Blackberry Moonrocks, Kushberry Moonrocks is an Indica-dominant hybrid. This variant allows cultivators to harvest incredibly aromatic buds, rich in fruity flavors but with incredibly potent bud. Its THC potency ranges between 26% to 33%. Yielding over a pound per square meter, its terpene profile is sure to captivate even the most discerning cannabis connoisseurs. All in all, Kushberry Moonrocks stands tall in the cannabis arena, delivering both in potency and flavor.
Charlotte’s Web Weed Strain
Charlotte’s Web is a high-CBD, low-THC strain crafted by the Stanley Brothers in Colorado, initially aimed at mitigating seizures. Its inception is tied to Charlotte Figi, a young girl with Dravet syndrome, a severe epilepsy form. Upon administering cannabis oil from this strain, Charlotte’s seizures dramatically decreased in both frequency and severity. Originally named “Hippie’s Disappointment” due to its 30:1 CBD-to-THC ratio, it was later rebranded to honor Charlotte. Exhibiting long, slender leaves and a piney aroma, typical of Sativa strains, its flowering occurs within 60-70 days when grown indoors or by early October outdoors. However, obtaining seeds commercially remains a challenge.
Parvati Weed Strain
A perfect cross of Gelato and Zkittlez, Parvati is a 70% Indica dominant hybrid. This strain has incredible peach and vanilla flavors, underscored by a hint of sweetness. Recognized for its potential therapeutic benefits, Parvati addresses ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, and stress, marking it as a top pick among growers and users.
Originating in the Santa Marta mountains of Colombia, Colombian Gold is a landrace sativa strain. Its buds shimmer with crystals and exude a unique blend of skunky aromas with hints of lemon and lime. Notably, this native sativa gave rise to the iconic Skunk #1, a foundational strain in cannabis breeding. Colombian Gold delivers an active, uplifting, and sharp focus without inducing paranoia or anxiety, making it perfect for beginners or those seeking productivity.
It’s a fitting choice for alleviating muscle tension and pain, and its energizing properties can potentially address depression and ADD/ADHD.
Why are Some Weed Strains so rare?
Firstly, cultivation challenges can arise due to very specific environmental needs, making some strains harder to grow outside their native regions. Additionally, certain strains are the result of unique breeding crosses, leading to limited availability. Moreover, some strains are preserved and kept rare intentionally by breeders to maintain exclusivity. Lastly, the unpredictability of seed genetics can sometimes produce a one-of-a-kind strain that’s difficult to replicate.
All these elements combined make certain strains a rare find in the cannabis world.
What is the rarest kind of weed strain?
The title of “rarest kind of weed” is often debated among cannabis enthusiasts, as rarity can be influenced by cultivation challenges, limited distribution, or intentional exclusivity by breeders. However, this year some of the rarest strains of weed are Ringo’s Gift Autoflower, Kushberry Moonrocks and Parvati.
Remember, the rarity of a strain can change over time, as breeders might produce more of it, or cultivation techniques improve.
After reading this hopefully you have a good idea of some great rare and exclusive cannabis strains that if you are lucky, you may be able to get your hands on for your next cannabis grow. If you found this information valuable, don’t forget to like and share this article.