About this Sativa Strain

The cannabis strain Acapulco Gold is a popular sativa. Its buds are known to be various hues of green, brown, and gold with orange pistils, causing it to resemble golden nuggets. Its aroma is similar to burnt toffee or butter scotch, and leaves a spicy, nutmeg taste in the mouth.

Only one of its parent strains is known, the sativa Mexican, and its origins lie around Acapulco, Mexico. It has a high reputation of being one of the best sativa strains on the market.

The THC level of Acapulco Gold averages at 15% and can reach levels of 23%. Its high produces powerful cerebral effects, lifting one’s spirits with dominant feelings of cheerfulness. However, it has been known to reduce some mild aches and pains despite its sativa origins.

Besides the usual cotton mouth and dry eyes, consumers have been known to experience minor anxiety or paranoia if too much is consumed in one sitting.

Growers will find that Acapulco gold is best grown indoors despite its traditional environment of being outdoors. It’s a hard strain to master, since it’s quite rare and little is known about how to cultivate is properly. 

Lab Analysis

Cannabinoid Amount
9-THC 15%-23%
CBD 0.11%
CBN <0.01%
THC-A 18.37%
CBD-A 0.04%
CBC 0.02%
CBG <0.01%
CBG-A 0.43%


The Good
  • Calm
  • Energetic
  • Creative
  • Happy
The Bad
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
Pairs Well With
  • Amusement Parks
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cleaning/Housework
  • Exercising
  • Exploring Nature
  • Going Out
  • Social Events
  • Walking in the City
  • Yard Games

Taste & Smell

  • Earthy
  • Nutty
  • Sweet
2010 Cannabis Cup Sativa Cup 1st Place

Sativa Cup winner at the 2010 High Times Cannabis Cup