Devil is a classic indica-dominant hybrid strain that’s been around since the 80’s. Devil was first bred by Shantibaba, a famous cannabis grower from the 20th century, who went by the title Mr. Nice for some of his operations. An Australian-turned world-traveler, Shantibaba eventually set up shop in Amsterdam after falling in love in the city of coffeeshops. Devil is a cross between Afghan and Afghan Skunk, which served to double down on the heavy flavor and effects of the Afghan genetics. Devil is a strain your parents likely smoked back in the 80’s as it became incredibly prominent in underground and illicit cannabis communities during this time period. To this day, Devil remains an ideal afternoon toke, often testing for “medium” THC concentrations around 17%.
Although the name Devil might have you thinking negative thoughts, this strain is an absolute beauty to behold. Though most plants will produce flowers with a bright neon or mint-green color, some phenotypes present with bright red colors that are reminiscent of the image “devil” puts in your head. These oversized buds are quite dense, and covered in a coating of amber-colored trichomes which gives the flower a reddish hue under the right lighting. This easy-to-grow strain isn’t fussy about its conditions and is popular amongst indoor and outdoor grows alike. It is a hardy plant that is resistant to mold, disease, and pests alike. It often yields between 450-550g of flower per square meter of plant indoors and upwards of 600g per plant outdoors.
These flowers produce a pungent aroma that’s prominently spicy with a bit of a rotting wood smell. The flavor is quite similar, though a bit smoother than the aroma which allows for an enjoyable flavor.
As a classic strain, Devil has been smoked throughout the decades by just about every type of smoker under the sun. Devil provides a potent body high that will leave you relaxed and tingly from head to toe. This body buzz permits you the ultimate level of relaxation that might be hard to get under normal, sober conditions depending on your ailments. Devil also contains a bit of a cerebral high that will have you feeling uplifted and happy without forcing energy into your system that might disrupt your newfound comfort on the sofa. With this strain, you should expect a wonderful blend of heady and body effects that have earned this strain its rightful place amongst the classic cannabis strains.