One to Remember
A celebrated and highly successful strain with almost two decades of pedigree, Amnesia Haze continues to impress with her fresh citrus fragrance and strong Sativa high. Recipient of multiple awards over the years (including a Cannabis Cup in 2004), this Sativa star is arguably one of the most impressive strains ever to have come from the folks at Soma Seeds.
With the autoflowering version, you’re looking at all the benefits of the original with a much faster and simpler cultivation process.
Amnesia Haze Auto has an extremely eclectic makeup, resulting in a versatile and enjoyable hybrid with predominantly Sativa genetics (80%). Rather than simply combining the genetics of two or three superstar strains, this specimen is an amalgamation of at least half a dozen superb parent plants. Just a few of which include Jamaican, Cambodian and Hawaiian Sativas, a South Asian Indica and the highly reputable Afghani Indica.
The result of which is a consistently punchy strain with a near-exclusively Sativa high, which is simply fantastic as a daytime smoke. If you’re out for the kind of energizing yet clear-headed high that’ll fire you up to get things done during the day, Amnesia Haze takes some beating. There’s still a tiny amount of Indica to the whole experience, keeping things grounded and balanced with a very gentle sense of physical relaxation.
With a THC content that hovers around 21% (though often creeps closer to 25%), you don’t need much of this hybrid to pick you up and get you back on your feet. In fact, land yourself a particularly potent batch and just one toke too many could blast you into oblivion.
Flavor and Fragrance of Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is famed for her fantastically sharp citrus fragrance, with bucketloads of earthiness that permeates everything in the vicinity. The lime freshness is further accentuated by plenty of pine, with all the skunky goodness you’d expect from a classic Haze strain in the background. Set fire to the buds and you’re rewarded with a wave of exotic hash and peppery spice on the nose.
The flavor profile follows that fragrance to the letter, dominated by citrus, pine and just the right amount of peppery spice. The smoke is heavy and as dense as it gets, though is also rich, smooth and surprisingly soothing. Even if you’re not a particularly seasoned smoker, you’re unlikely to find this difficult to deal with.
Some Amnesia strains are notorious for inciting the kind of dopey stoner short-term memory loss that can be surprisingly enjoyable in social situations. Somehow, Amnesia Haze ranks pretty close to the opposite end of the spectrum. Not only does this Sativa deliver a boost of optimistic energy, she also gets those creative juices flowing and provides the clarity you need to focus on whatever you’re doing at the time.
That said, uncontrollable giggles are also part and parcel of the experience. It’s therefore advisable to think carefully about when and where you use Amnesia Haze, as these buds aren’t necessarily ideal for formal or professional settings. Careful measured quantities could help get you through a dull afternoon at the office, but take things too far and you’ll find it impossible to keep a straight face.
The Indica side of the high is practically non-existent, at least in terms of noticeable heaviness or lethargy. Instead, you’re more likely to feel a warm and tingly sensation throughout the body, which rather than incapacitating is quite motivating. All of which makes Amnesia Haze perfect for daytime use, though a strain to avoid if you plan on going to bed within the next few hours.
For the record, she’s also a simply spectacular choice for all types of outdoor activities - hiking, camping, picnics and so on.
Medical Uses of Amnesia Haze Autoflower
The potential medical applications of Amnesia Haze are as diverse as they are obvious. This is an almost exclusively ‘cerebral’ strain, which in a matter of seconds gets to work on the brain with the complete alleviation of negative thoughts and feelings. Where there’s something playing on your mind that’s making it difficult to focus, these buds target and eradicate it in an instant.
As such, Amnesia Haze has become an extremely popular medical marijuana strain among patients with depression, bipolar disorder and all types of mood conditions. This strain is also fantastic for dealing with lethargy, a lack of motivation and bouts of procrastination. Basically, anything hanging heavy on your shoulders that’s stopping you performing at your best is no match for this stuff.
Social anxiety is also known to respond well to this hybrid, which transforms even shy and retiring types into the life and soul of the party. If anything, keeping your mouth shut is a challenge - this stuff makes you want to chat relentlessly with anyone willing to listen. Munchies also play a key role in the experience, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself scarfing everything within reach at the time.
Be sure to start out slowly with Amnesia Haze Auto, just in case you happen to have a particularly potent batch. Where THC creeps over the 20% mark, initial mind-race can set in and be somewhat overwhelming for novice smokers.
Growing Amnesia Haze Autoflower Seeds
The only tiny downside with Amnesia Haze Auto is that she isn’t a particularly easy strain to grow (outside, at least!). The auto version is far quicker and easier to deal with than the regular variant, but she still needs a decent amount of help and supervision along the way.
For the most part, the difficulties lie in the fact that Amnesia Haze needs consistent Mediterranean-like conditions to perform at her best. Cooler temperatures won’t kill her off outright, but could nonetheless take a toll on yields and THC content. This is why you’re better off opting for indoor cultivation where you can control the environment effectively to offer optimal growth conditions - unless you live in more desirable sunny climates, of course.
Flowering times of around nine weeks are the average, and the flowering stage kicks in regardless of light exposure with this auto version.
Get the job done right and Amnesia Haze Autoflower is capable of producing approximately 20oz of quality weed for every square meter of grow space. Slightly less than the regular version, but still an absolute ton given the shorter overall cultivation cycle.
In many respects, Amnesia Haze Auto is everything a spectacular Sativa strain should be. Fragrant, flavorful and bursting with good vibes, she’s just the thing when you need something to put a beaming smile on your face.
For an energetic and activating wake and bake, there’s nothing better. At least, assuming you’re not heading to the office immediately afterwards, which probably isn’t the right environment for an uncontrollable attack of the giggles.
|Variety||Indica / Sativa|
|Harvest Month||All Year|
|Flowering Time||10-12 Weeks|
|THC Content||Very High (over 20%)|
|CBD Content||Low (0-1%)|