Despite its name, Amnesia Haze is actually a sativa-dominant hybrid that does not lead to severe memory loss. With a mix of Haze and different landraces from around the world, including Thai, Hawaiian, and Afghani, Amnesia Haze may even boost inspiration and creativity. The Afghani indica influence in its genetics results in a balanced, yet cerebral high.
Most Amnesia Haze in the commercial market originates from Soma Seeds, a company based in Amsterdam known for creating unique strains like Lavender. The strain is well-loved for its uplifting effects and rich flavor and has won several awards, including 1st place in the 2004 Cannabis Cup and Best Sativa in the 2012 Cannabis Cup. The THC content of Amnesia Haze ranges from 20% to 25%.
Amnesia Haze is recognizable by its dense, chunky flowers that showcase both indica and sativa structures. The buds are tightly packed, but more tapered and elongated than round, and can have a greenish to yellow tint, depending on curing. The rust-colored pistils stand out against the leaves, serving as the flowers' way of catching pollen from male cannabis plants.
Phenotypes of Amnesia Haze can vary, with some displaying more white trichomes, and psychoactive potency can also differ. The distinctive size of the buds is matched by a unique scent and taste, with an immediate lemony tang, earthy notes, and woody, cedar aroma. The smoke is smooth and the flavor is spicy and citrusy, typical of Haze strains. The smell of smoke may linger and the strain can be pungent.
Amnesia Haze combines the best of both indica and sativa, providing a balanced high that can lead to cerebral thinking and heightened awareness of surroundings. This can result in a euphoric state of mind, improved mood, and increased energy. Despite its cerebral effects, Amnesia Haze also has a relaxing and contemplative quality, making it a good choice for activities that require both mental and physical exertion, such as exercise and sex.
Amnesia Haze can also be beneficial for individuals with attention deficit disorders, as its focus-enhancing effects can aid in concentrating on tasks. The strain is also a strong appetite stimulant. On the downside, those prone to anxiety may experience paranoia, and cannabis newcomers should start with a low dosage. The high from Amnesia Haze tends to be strong and long-lasting.
Amnesia Haze can begrown both indoors and outdoors, although it prefers a hot and consistent climate with temperatures ranging from 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit when grown outside. Indoors, the plants have a bushy stature and tend to grow horizontally rather than vertically, with a height not exceeding more than 3 to 4 feet. As a time-intensive strain, Amnesia Haze takes anywhere from 10 to 12 weeks to mature, making it a challenge for commercial growers. However, the extended flowering period rewards cultivators with high yields of trichomes and 60 grams or 2 ounces per square foot of plant. Growers can start with seeds or clone cuttings, and to maximize bud growth, broad fan leaves at the top of the plant should be trimmed to allow air and light to reach the flowering nodes on the lower branches. Despite its lengthy cultivation period, Amnesia Haze is a popular choice for those who cultivate in areas where it is openly allowed and appreciated for its well-balanced and versatile effects.