Looks: Akin to other South American sativas, Colombian Gold grows long and bulky but without much tone. Its forest-green buds don’t have quite the trichome coverage as its descendants, making its orange pistils stand out more while giving off that classic chronic look. The lack of a heavy trichomes also enables the gold hues in its leaves and calyxes to stand out.
Smell: Pungent, skunky scents of citrus, soil and a little herbal spice might take your parents back to the good ol’ days. It won’t overpower your nostrils, but you’ll always know when it’s there, thanks to its trifecta of timeless cannabis aromas.
Flavor: Unlike the smell, which starts with tangy citrus followed by dank, earthy soil, the taste begins with an earthy flavor, followed by orange notes and a slight herbal zest.
Effects: One of the easier landrace sativa highs to manage compared to Durban Poison’s drowsiness or Maui Wowie’s racy, anxious effects, Colombian Gold is session-able and uplifting. Its energizing sativa high without paranoia and fatigue makes it a timeless all-day strain. Medical patients use it to treat appetite disorders, exhaustion, soreness and stress.