About Acapulco Gold
Acapulco Gold is a Sativa-dominant hybrid known for the golden hue of its green and/or brownish buds. This old strain is said to produce a powerful cerebral high that raises one's mood without producing overpowering feelings of happiness. Instead, the cerebral high mixes with a calming body high for a relaxing experience. Mild paranoia and anxiety have also been reported. Users may experience dry mouth and eyes as well as headaches from using the strain.
Sufferers of disorders such as General Anxiety Disorder or PTSD use this strain to find relief from stress and anxiety. Those dealing with depression use it to lift their mood. The body high can also relieve chronic aches and pains.
Acapulco Gold comes from Acapulco, Mexico, but the exact genetics of the strain are unknown. Traditionally, this strain was grown outdoors. Growing it indoors is still proving to be tricky for producers as there are no clear guidelines on how to do it. This makes the strain harder to find as more growers move their operations inside. When grown indoors, the strain flowers for 70-75 days. Outdoors, plants are ready for harvest by mid-October. There have been reports of yields up to 500 grams per square meter. Tests have shown that Acapulco Gold plants can have as much as 23% THC.
A Loss of Appetite4/10
First of all, I love and prefer SATIVA-dominant strains. I picked some of this up at a local dispensary. 30% thc and EXTREMELY frosty buds. This is some tasty grass. Nice citrusy flavor with herbal undertones. However, you need to respect her. I would say that paranoia is a problem with this strain if you take any more than one or two hits, regardless of what your THC tolerance is. Forget about smoking a whole bowl with this. I am usually pretty good at handling weed paranoia. I remember its like a trip and that its just the grass and then it subsides. However, when I smoked a whole bowl of this stuff, the paranoia was pretty legit. However, when I only take one or two hits of this stuff, I get a nice, cerebral, heady high. Depression is completely lifted. i feel my body become slightly light and lifted and numb of pain. Then the giant bolt of energy hits my like a thunder bolt with a very clear, sharp, and focused head high. Its like a monster energy drink sort of energy. This is a good strain for only taking one or two hits off of at a concert with friends, exercise, or going hiking or any kind of physical activity. I would avoid it for quiet evenings at home or for a strain to smoke a lot of. All in all, a super tasty strain but a strain that needs to be respected. You probably wouldn't drink 20 cups of coffee, so take it easy with this one, at least at first.
Bought a few halfs on the last trip to the dispensary, and this is the one we killed first. It's a mellow, happy, "get stuff done and be in a good mood" kind of high. Nothing crazy, just perfectly pleasant. Need to clean your kitchen? Hit this a few times and turn on some music. Good for socializing too, light and giggly and able to follow the conversations happening around you. 10/10 recommend. Caveat - if you are trying to get LIT, you will probably want to choose something else.
For daytime use, you can't go wrong with this strain. Always a good choice.
Since I started purchasing cannabis legally in MA I've sampled over a dozen different strains and Acapulco Gold is by far my personal favorite. I mainly use cannabis to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and PTSD. Acapulco Gold is an instant mood-lifter and my mind is still highly functional so I can still stay on task throughout the day. The best daytime strain I've come across so far.