About Magnum Opus
Strains that come from deep cannabis roots often have reputations that far precede them and as is the case with Magnum Opus, users often aren’t disappointed once they actually try the real thing. Originally bred by Mandelbrot in Northern California, the work was carried on after his passing by close associates to ensure its high quality would continue. Magnum Opus is a 50/50 hybrid that’s a cross between Sour Diesel, Purple Kush, and Highland Afghani.
By all accounts, this bud is perfect for all users with a high of 20% THC that’s manageable without being crazy. Oversized flowers are usually dark green with a mix of purple along with dark amber pistils and chunky amber trichomes. An interesting blend of flavors and aromas await you, with strong notes of diesel, earth, grape, and lavender all coming into play at various times, sometimes making the strain seem sweet and at other times making it seem super intense.
The Magnum Opus high is generally the same for all users with a creeping sensation that starts in the back of the head and often doesn’t really kick in for a while. However, once it does, you’ll likely be enveloped in feelings of giddiness and a hazy joy that makes everything right in the world. Although most users do find that they are pretty relaxed after smoking this strain, they are also inclined to social behavior that lends itself to going out on the town or even enjoying an afternoon hike on the weekends. Some report that extreme hunger also kicks in at some point during the high, so consider having some snacks prepared ahead of time.
Trying to find seeds or clones of Magnum Opus appears to be an exercise in futility, as this strain has such a legendary past that it’s understandable why current breeders wouldn’t want to offer access to just anyone. At this point in time, the strain itself appears to be hard to find on dispensary shelves, making it even more of a sought after bud. If you just have to get your hands on some, consider making a trek to the Humboldt area of California and seeing what you can find.
Whether you enjoy her flavors or not, we’d suggest you stock up on Magnum Opus if you ever find her. The blend of social yet relaxed effects that she brings to most users is pretty perfect, and even if you don’t care much about that, giving her a few puffs is the least you can do for a strain that was developed by such a legend in the industry.