Rare Strains of Cannabis: 5 Rare Weed Strains You Need To Try

With so many new cannabis strains hitting the market, some strains simply get lost or glossed over. Many strains that were once considered top-of-the-line have up and disappeared from the cannabis marketplace, making them difficult to track down even for those willing to put in the effort. Other rare strains of weed were only available to small local markets and still others just never gained much widespread attention, despite being worthy of recognition.

Here is our list of the top 5 rare weed strains you should keep an eye out for.

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Panama Red

Panama Red was one of the most iconic sativas of the ‘60s and ‘70s. This classic sativa strain may have a lower THC percentage than most modern strains, but its uplifting and euphoric effects along with its giggly high are always a good time. A 100% pure sativa strain, Panama Red’s landrace genetics are often cited as a reason for its lack of popularity nowadays. With so many hybrids on the market today, pure sativas have become niche strains that rarely seem to be sought out.

Jamaican Hashplant

Jamaican Hashplant is a rare blend of Hashplant, a strong indica, and Jamaican, a pure sativa landrace from Jamaica. The final result is a pleasant combination of uplifting and relaxing effects that are perfect for chilling out in the afternoon. Featuring a higher-than-average THC content and a nice low-key flavor, this is one of our favorite rare weed strains stocked at Mission.

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Malibu Mirage

Malibu Mirage is a rare weed strain that tends to pop up from time to time, even at our dispensary, due to the fact that so many people love its flavor and its effects. This hybrid strain is a genetic mix of Legend OG and Jet Fuel Gelato and features a sweet, citrusy, and piney aroma with serious hints of diesel. A fun and euphoric strain that will still leave you energized enough to run errands or perform other work, Malibu Mirage is definitely a rare weed strain worth tracking down.

NYC Diesel

Ok, this one isn’t exactly one of the rarest strains in the world, but it definitely deserves a mention when discussing rare weed strains. That’s because NYC Diesel was a 5-time Cannabis Cup award winner in the early 2000’s but has now seemingly disappeared from the public marketplace.

NYC Diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is known for producing euphoric and uplifting sativa effects, but without the intense stimulation that some other diesel phenotypes are known for. It’s a great alternative to other sativas that may otherwise cause anxiety or overstimulation and is a perfect sativa for those looking for a chill and relaxing buzz that isn’t sedating or sleep-inducing. Good luck finding it though!

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Oaxacan Highland

Oaxacan Highland is another classic that has slowly disappeared over the years to become one of today’s rare weed strains. Oaxaca Highland is a Mexican landrace strain that was big in America during the ‘60s and ‘70s when it flowed freely across the border.

Even though it is a pure sativa, it has an earthy and spicy flavor that is reminiscent of the pure indicas that grow freely in the Himalayan mountains. This strain features strong sativa effects that some people feel can improve their creativity and focus. Uplifting, euphoric, and cerebral, this rare weed strain is a treat for sativa lovers.

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