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Amnesia Strain: Potent Sativa-Dominant Hybrid Cannabis

Are you looking for a powerful and uplifting cannabis strain that will energize your mind and body? Look no further than Amnesia a sativa-dominant hybrid known for its potent cerebral effects and invigorating high.

In this post we’ll dive into the origins effects and growing characteristics of this legendary strain. But first a disclaimer: this information is strictly for educational purposes and intended only for adults in states where cannabis is legal. Always consume responsibly and in accordance with local laws.

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Chris Dorcey
Inheal Editor
Post date
May 18, 2024
Time to read
5 mins 13 secs
Amnesia Cannabis Strain

Key Takeaways

  • Amnesia is a potent sativa-dominant hybrid known for its energizing and euphoric effects
  • It originated in the Netherlands and has become a worldwide favorite among cannabis connoisseurs
  • The high is cerebral and uplifting great for social situations or creative pursuits
  • Novice consumers should start low and go slow as the potency can be overwhelming
  • Amnesia has a citrusy earthy aroma and sweet lemony flavor
  • It can be a rewarding strain to grow at home but requires patience and proper care

Origins of Amnesia

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Amnesia is believed to have originated in the Netherlands where it was bred by crossing a Haze strain with an Afghani indica. The exact genetics are somewhat shrouded in mystery but most agree it is a sativa-dominant hybrid with a roughly 80:20 sativa to indica ratio. This lineage gives Amnesia its signature cerebral buzz and energetic effects.

The strain rose to prominence in the Amsterdam coffee shop scene in the early 2000s and quickly gained a reputation as a potent and heady sativa. It has since become a staple in many Dutch coffee shops and has spread its influence worldwide earning numerous Cannabis Cup awards along the way.


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So what can you expect when you consume Amnesia? Users report a fast-acting cerebral high that hits quickly often within minutes of the first toke. The effects are described as energizing euphoric and creativity-boosting perfect for social situations or tackling tasks that require mental focus and motivation.

The sativa dominance is evident in the clear-headed and alert nature of the high. Unlike some heavy indicas Amnesia typically won’t leave you feeling sluggish or couch-locked. Instead it provides an uplifting and invigorating experience that can be great for daytime use.

That said the potency of Amnesia should not be underestimated. With THC levels often exceeding 20% this strain can pack a serious punch especially for novice consumers. The cerebral effects can be intense and even overwhelming in high doses leading to a racy mind and potential paranoia in some individuals. As with any cannabis strain it’s important to start low and go slow to find your optimal dose.

In terms of flavor and aroma Amnesia is known for its earthy citrusy and sometimes spicy notes. The smoke is smooth and the taste is often described as sweet and lemony with hints of wood and incense. The pungent aroma is similarly citrus-forward with undertones of earth and musk.


For the green-thumbed among us Amnesia can be a rewarding strain to grow at home. As a sativa-dominant variety it tends to grow tall and lanky with long internodal spacing and ample space between branches. This open structure allows for good air circulation and light penetration which can help prevent mold and mildew issues.

Amnesia plants typically have a longer flowering time than indica varieties often taking 10-12 weeks to reach full maturity. However the wait is usually worth it as Amnesia can be a high-yielding strain with the potential to produce up to 600 grams per square meter indoors.

When grown outdoors Amnesia thrives in warm sunny climates and can reach towering heights of over 10 feet. Harvest typically falls in late October to early November in the Northern Hemisphere.

As with any cannabis grow proper nutrition pruning and pest management are key to achieving optimal results. Amnesia plants can be prone to nutrient deficiencies so regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer is recommended. Topping and training techniques can also be used to control height and promote bushier growth.

Final thoughts

Amnesia is a legendary strain that has earned its place in the cannabis hall of fame. Its potent sativa-dominant effects and uplifting high make it a favorite among those seeking a creative and energizing experience.

While it may not be the best choice for novice consumers or those prone to anxiety in the right hands Amnesia can be a truly memorable and enjoyable strain. As always consume responsibly and in accordance with local laws. Happy toking!

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to its potency Amnesia may not be the best choice for novice consumers. It’s important to start with a low dose and work your way up to avoid overwhelming effects.

Amnesia is known for its high THC content often exceeding 20%. Some phenotypes have been reported to reach up to 25% THC.

Amnesia thrives in warm sunny climates and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It prefers a nutrient-rich well-draining soil and benefits from regular feeding and pruning.

The duration of the high can vary depending on individual tolerance and dosage but users typically report effects lasting 2-4 hours with a gradual tapering off.


The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. FDA has not evaluated statements contained within the blog. Information on this website or in any materials or communications from Inheal is for educational/informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider before making any healthcare decisions, correct dosage or for guidance about a specific medical condition.

by Chris Dorcey

A connoisseur of cannabis creativity and true contemplation with more than 20 years of experience, Chris extracts deep thoughts from getting lightly baked and shares his wandering mind. He blends cuisine and cannabis culture into nutritious, delicious recipes and insights for other hemp lovers.

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