Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica
With a fresh, earthy smell and an enticing taste, Maui is one of the most desirable products of the marijuana industry. The strain is a refined cannabis and is known as a Sativa-dominant hybrid. The smokers define it as the “perfect creativity aid” for the weekend. The strain immediately takes over your mind and body with a strong tropical fruit aroma that leaves your mind in a mellow state. Maui offers a unique experience, as it keeps your mind energized while transcending other senses into a deep, placid state. But that’s not it. This gift of Hawaiian tropics is known to provide relief from various ailments. Due to its high potency, it can easily provide relief from pain and anxiety. If you are looking for a euphoric experience for the weekend, then Maui strain is your best option. The strain does not have any side effects. However, it may cause redness in the eyes if you take too much in a single sitting. For beginner smokers, it is advisable to start with a small dose. Heavy smokers who have had ample experience with different strains can start off strong, but caution must be practiced.
Maui impresses right away with large, solid flowers. These buds hold together in an almost cylindrical, elongated shape. The buds have the loose, piecey structure that is characteristic of sativa varieties — the fluffy leaves can be easily torn away from their central stems. Maui’s leaves are a vibrant shade of spring green and are twisted through with dark rust-colored pistils. A blanket of cloudy white trichomes covers the inner and outer surfaces of these large flowers, giving them a sticky texture and making them even more colorful than they already are.
When they’re properly cured, Maui’s flowers give off a powerful aroma redolent of fresh lemon zest. On closer inspection, there’s also a dank, skunky odor lurking underneath these bright scents. Meanwhile, breaking apart Maui’s fluffy buds yields pungent notes of skunk, providing further contrast to its fruitiness. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Maui burns with a smooth and palatable smoke. On the exhale, this smoke has a tropical, almost pineapple taste.
As with many pure sativa strains, Maui’s buzzy effects take hold quickly. Smokers may feel a sudden tingle or a pressure around the eyes and forehead. Some changes to sensory perception can be expected, ranging from intensified sights and sounds to powerful feelings of time dilation. As users adjust to these odd sensations, they may also notice that their thoughts take on a fast-paced, freely-associative character. This cerebral mindset can be useful for accomplishing task-based, analytical work, as well as more open-ended creative pursuits. Maui’s high may also be a good way to enhance mundane activities like cleaning the house or running a long list of errands. When shared in social settings, this strain may spark easy conversation and camaraderie among friends and strangers alike. Consumers should note that in certain circumstances, this bud’s intense, recursive patterns of thought can prove disorienting or overwhelming. Maui comes with almost no discernible physical effects, leaving consumers mobile and clear-headed enough to power through a busy agenda. Because of its stimulating effects and relative lack of couchlock, Maui is best enjoyed during the day — it makes an ideal wake-and-bake strain
Maui’s energetic properties may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its long-lasting sense of focus may be of aid to those with attention deficit disorders, helping them to concentrate on single tasks. Its buzzy, upbeat character can also temporarily improve the difficult symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. On the physical side, this strain’s subtly relaxing effects can ease mild, muscle-related aches as well as chronic, nerve-based pain. Its anti-inflammatory properties may also soothe annoyances like headaches and nausea. As noted, its mindrace can be too fast-paced for some — Maui is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Although some seeds that are available online purport to be authentic Maui, home growers should use discretion in buying seed stock of this landrace. Clippings from mature, healthy plants of Maui can be grown as genetically identical “clones.” Once obtained it can be grown indoor or outdoors in climates similar to those of its native Hawaii. That said, this bud’s pure landrace background gives it the hardiness to survive many adverse growing conditions. As with most pure sativas, these plants can grow to be very tall; growers can manage this height by pruning back the plants early on in the vegetative stage.
Maui is as enjoyable for introspective solo use as it is for buzzy social use. If you break it out in public, be sure bring enough to share, as Maui’s tropical aroma is certain to turn some heads.
Type of High
Maui marijuana strain induces uplifting cerebral euphoria followed by body relaxation. Boosts energy, creativity and chattiness. Keeps focused on task at hand. Relieves stress, boosts appetite, helps with pain. May cause laziness and mild couchlock.
Lineage: Hawaiian Sativa and a Mendocino Hybrid strains.
Mendocino Purps, or Mendo Purps, is an Indica strain that won High Times Cannabis Cups in 2007 and 2009.
Inexperienced users, or those with a lower tolerance, should be aware of this strain’s ability to induce powerful drowsiness and laziness. It is recommended that users keep food close at hand as the “couch-lock” effect may be stronger than the ‘munchies’ effect. Some might also find that this strain may cause ‘the giggles.’ Negative effects include dry mouth and eyes, dizziness, headaches, and some paranoia when high doses are consumed.
Like most pure Indica strains, it should be used in the afternoon or at night as users will become drowsy. For this reason, it is a good medication for insomnia. Mendocino Purps’ mood elevating effects make it effective medicine for relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. The numbing body high gently eases away most chronic aches and pains, particularly those that are accompanied by movement disorders such as muscle spasms. It is also used to calm nausea and increase appetite.
The Hawaiian strain is a classic Sativa-dominant, hybrid strain of cannabis originating from the island of Hawaii. It is now grown in various places around the US, Canada and Holland and is a fundamental building block to a number of well known Sativa strains. Hawaiian’s THC level can be anywhere between 15% and 25%, and its CBD is listed at around 1%.
Although its own lineage is unclear, the Hawaiian’s genes have been crossed with various strains to create Sativa-dominant hybrids that are rich in THC, such as Hawaiian Dream and Hawaiian Haze.
Hawaiian has large and dense buds with an abundance of orange hairs covering it. Under that layer of orange, the leaves are light green but don’t look very much appealing. It has a sweet but light aroma, with some citrus notes that my not always be evident. Smell-wise, Hawaiian is not so potent.