“Honduras” describes a sativa landrace strain native to the Central American country of the same name. Commercially cultivated by Ace Seeds -- who have also popularized landraces from Nepal and Ethiopia -- this bud has an energetic, thoughtful high and a punchy, fruity aroma. Honduras’ moderate THC levels, measured at between 7% and 13%, may not impress cannabis veterans but can serve as a nice introduction for newcomers. Flowers of Honduras have the elongated, wispy appearance of other sativa landraces like Jamaican and Thai. Their feathery leaves hold together in a loose, fluffy looking internal structure that can be easily picked apart by hand. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green, with some phenotypes also showing patches of dark blue or purple. Orange pistils and a relatively low volume of glassy white trichomes finish off these colorful buds.
A first whiff of Honduras may pick up on strong fruity hints of citrus and berry. These tangy scents may be undercut by a dank, Kush-like odor as well. Grinding up these flowers, meanwhile, releases more of a hashy, peppery kick. When it’s combusted, Honduras gives off a somewhat sour smoke that’s nevertheless easy on the lungs. On the exhale, this smoke has a simultaneously sweet and sour taste.
Unsurprisingly, given its pure sativa roots, Honduras takes hold quickly, with some users feeling its effects before they’ve even be able to exhale. Initial sensations include an increased blood pressure around the temples and some possible flushing in the cheeks. Once they become more accustomed to these strange tics, though, smokers may find that their thoughts have taken on an elevated, sped-up quality. Ideas may seem to have a newfound intensity or complexity, with consumers stumbling across inexplicable connections between disparate concepts. This kind of cerebral activation can help motivated users to get some work done on everything from analytical tasks to creative, personal projects. In certain circumstances, Honduras can also exert odd sensory distortions like slight visual or auditory hallucinations.
Even as this high wears on, smokers tend to be unaffected by weighty physical effects. Instead, Honduras’ buoyant energy can be a pleasant way to pass the time with likeminded friends, whether you’re just chewing the fat or kicking back with low-key activities like board games. In the right set and setting -- and with the appropriate company -- the strain can even be a potent aphrodisiac. Because it has lower than average levels of THC, Honduras may call for increased dosage in order to keep its buzz alive. By that same token, though, this landrace can provide an effective and non-disorienting morning jolt alongside your cup of coffee.
Honduras’ mostly upbeat vibes can be of value to medical cannabis patients as well. For one, its mental edge can allow those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on one job at a time. Its general euphoria may also temporarily banish the symptoms of stress and depression. Physically speaking, Honduras may offer some pain relief for those dealing with chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also soothe everyday irritations like nausea or cramps. Honduras’ tendency to stoke the munchies may even make this strain a solid appetite stimulant for those undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from digestive problems. Because it brings some measure of obsessive, recursive thinking, though, Honduras may not be the best choice for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic and should be consumed with some moderation.
Fortunately for home growers, Ace has made seeds of Honduras available for online purchase. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or outdoors, with outdoor success predicated on a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This strain’s landrace sativa roots mean that plants can grow quite tall and may require indoor gardeners to trim them back from time to time. A hardy grow that may be resistant to adverse conditions like mold or temperature variation, Honduras flowers within a very long 12 to 13 weeks when cultivated indoors. Per Ace Seeds, it offers patient growers a high yield of flowers at harvest time.
While it may not be the strongest sativa, Honduras offers a burst of energy and a rich aroma. Its landrace roots may make it worth seeking out by fans of landraces.