The caviar of cannabis strains, this pop culture icon has surfaced in everything from Saturday Night Live sketches to Led Zeppelin albums. Acapulco Gold imparts a balanced, heady, yet relaxing body high. Its versatility is a good match for a host of conditions including muscle spasms, depression and PTSD.
Acapulco Gold may be one of the few marijuana strains to boast both its own Wikipedia page and an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary (the 1965 version, at least). With its heyday in the 1960s, Acapulco Gold is becoming harder and harder to find, which is a shame because it has a reputation among cannabis initiates as one of the greatest strains of all time.
This cannabis strain is indigenous to the Acapulco region of Mexico. It’s the parent and grandparent of many staples in the cannabis world, including Skunk #1. Acapulco Gold is named for both its heritage and its nugget-sized buds, which contain many trichomes that give it its golden hue.
Those who manage to get their hands on Acapulco Gold can expect a cerebral high and a mellow body buzz that’s pleasant and manageable enough for both daytime and nighttime activities. Medical marijuana consumers may find that the strain helps with conditions like muscle spasms, fatigue and stress.