• Ashley Slimak

Retro Marijuana Strains You Can Still Find Today


Is cannabis as potent as it was during the 60s and 70s? In short, yes it is! And, medical marijuana patients can access cannabis strains first made popular in the 1960s and 70s in dispensaries across the state.


Did you know that the majority of cannabis from the 1970s was transported illegally into the U.S.? During this time, cannabis transported into the U.S. included many stems, flowers and leaves and did not contain high THC concentrations. It was not until the 1980s that indoor growing became popular, and as a result, significantly increased the amount of THC found in cannabis. The THC content is important to consider for your medical condition, as it provides pain relief throughout the body.


New growing techniques are constantly being developed all over the world, and have resulted in growers recreating some of the most popular strains from the 60s and 70s, now with higher THC concentration.


Below you will find the top five retro strains that can still be found in the U.S.!


1.Sour Diesel

This sativa strain gets its name from its strong smell of gasoline. This strain is ideal for patients who suffer from conditions such as depression and chronic pain because of its powerful effects. Patient reviews state that this strain was strong enough to help discontinue the use of antidepressants*, while others rave about its ability to provide relief to their chronic pain without sedation.


*Please speak with a doctor before using medical marijuana to treat your medical condition. Please call our Patient Support Services team (844-249-8714) to schedule your appointment.


2. Northern Lights

One of the most popular indica strains out there gets its name from the colorful buds found on the plant. This purple-hued strain has a sweet and spicy aroma and helps patients achieve better sleep by providing the body a relaxed feeling. Northern Lights is a great strain for treating insomnia, chronic pain, depression and stimulating appetite.


3. Original Haze

Original Haze is responsible for the birth of many hybrid strains due to its high-energy effects. This sativa strain sparks creativity and helps to keep users focused. Original Haze smells of citrus and spice and is the wonderful selection strain for patients who suffer from chronic pain or ADHD, as it will keep you sharp while relieving pain.


4. Thai

Thai arrived in the U.S. in the 1970s. This is another popular sativa strain that has resulted in many hybrid strains because of its ability to quickly boost one's mood while helping maintain focus. Thai presents with a strong fruity scent and sweet flavors.


5. Durban Poison

Durban Poison originated in South Africa, which is where it gets its name. This strain is known for its energizing, uplifting and creative effects. Some patients compare it to drinking a cup of coffee! This strain provides patients with a great mellow and uplifting feeling.


You can still find many of these options at dispensaries today. Visit our Arkansas Dispensary locations page to find a location near you.

Arkansas Marijuana Card Doctors

If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.

Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844-249-8714) and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment.