Rare Dankness is a seed company from Colorado, USA that has extensive experience collecting and preserving first-grade cannabis genetics for the medicinal marijuana community. RD genetics/Rare Dankness is their European branch where they produce top cannabis in Spanish gardens.
Rare Dankness takes advantage of a vast global network of friends, allowing them to work with some of the finest cannabis genetics for their creations. Their extensive strain collection consists of the world’s best strains, including top indicas and sativas, as well as CBD-rich strains—spawning three decades of top cannabis genetics.
Rare Dankness’ philosophy is that education on the benefits of medicinal marijuana is the most effective way to legalization.
The OX (Rare Dankness) regular
Rare Dankness have combined classic and heritage strains to devastating effect with The OX. Maturing in 50-70 days the bloated flowers will satisfy the most critical grower. Effects are profound and long lasting.
Moonshine Haze (Rare Dankness) Regular
Moonshine Haze by Rare Dankness is a unique High Times Cup winner that is not like many other Hazes. She trades the typical spiciness of a Haze for a sweet candy aroma, but showcases her Haze lineage with crazy-high THC levels and a superb high. She will start you out gently, then shoot you up like a roller coaster shortly after that. Her effect is awesomely creative and uplifting.
Scott’s OG (Rare Dankness)
These flowers get so swollen the novice will panic and want to harvest at day 50. Be patient! By day 65 or 70 there will be classic examples of how mature indica flowers should look. Tight, resinous, fragrant.
501st OG (Rare Dankness) regular
The expert breeders at Rare Dankness once again took the stellar and proven genetics of the Skywalker OG to create a new strain. This time, their 501st OG is a cross between the Skywalker and their RD #1, giving us a wonderful Kush that doesn’t just look awesomely colourful when she grows. Thanks to her Kush parents, she impresses with an amazing Kushy flavour and a seriously potent high.
Ghost Train Haze 1 (Rare Dankness)
Insanely powerful, being able to deliver a sensational Haze high, Ghost Train Haze #1 is one of Rare Dankness’ most popular creations. She delivers it all and shines not just with some serious potency but excellent resin production and an outstanding flavour profile. A dream for Haze lovers!
Dark GhostTrain (Rare Dankness) feminized
Dark GhostTrain is the latest devastating indica-sativa hybrid from Rare Dankness. This one is for the fire breathers. An exquisite blend of dispensary modern classics Grape Ape and Ghost Train Haze #1 collide to give rise to a strain that hits harder than a freight train. Perhaps no other cannabis that flowers in just 8-9 weeks can match her unstoppable stoner power.
Tangie Ghost Train (Little Chief Collabs) feminized
Tangie Ghost Train by Little Chief Collabs is a sativa-dominant, feminized hybrid created with the purpose of being a top-tier sativa strain. It is a cross between DNA Genetics’ Tangie and Ghost Train Haze #1 by Rare Dankness. The result is a vigorous, fast-flowering sativa with the most incredible tangerine smell flavour, with buds inducing a pleasant euphoric buzz when smoked.
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Rare Dankness work with a global network of top-shelf breeders and growers with the goal of developing and working with some of the most sought after and highly regarded genetics.
Founded in 2010 after years of collecting, preserving, and experimenting with a variety of strains, Rare Dankness’ collection spans three decades of work and displays some of the highest quality genetics in the world. They create their superior strains by complementing potent female genetics with that of superior males.
Originally based in Colorado, but later expanding to Europe, where they produce seeds in Spain, Rare Dankness offers the highest calibre of genetics to the medicinal cannabis community.
PACKAGING OF RARE DANKNESS
Rare Dankness offers simple and discreet packaging in a little black box, stamped with their unmistakable logo. Seeds come in a useful plastic vial for storage. When you open the box, you will find the seeds tucked away nicely alongside a removable card displaying useful information about the strain you have purchased, including a picture of what your finished bud should look like, and information about the plant, such as its name, flowering time and strength.
Rare Dankness produces potent and strong cannabis strains, so it is no surprise to see they have won awards. Their extraordinary multiple award-winners include:
Ghost Train Haze
- Annual winner of High Times Strongest Strains On Earth
- 2013, High Times Cannabis Cup. 2nd Medical Sativa
- 2014, High Times Cannabis Cup US, Sativa Winner
A cross between the Original Ghost OG and the Nevil’s Wreck. This is a multiple award-winning strain with stunning sugary trichomes and a hard-hitting amplified high. Ghost Train Haze packs a punch with a sour and hazy flavour and aroma. Considered one of their most popular creations, GTH number one tested at over 25% THC. With a flowering period of 65–80 days, Ghost Train Haze is available in both regular and feminized form.
- 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup Sativa Winner
Moonshine Haze is a hybrid, which comes from the mother of the slightly Afghani-dominant Soma Seeds collection from 2005–2009. It is a cross between Amnesia Haze and Nevil’s Wreck. A pungent Haze strain with a fruity kick. Moonshine Haze produces superb creative and productive highs. 70+ days flowering time.
- Winner of the Michigan Grower’s Cup
Scott’s OG is a strain available in both regular and feminized form. Producing great yields with resinous flowers, it is a strong and potent mix of lemon and kush. Created by crossing Triangle Kush with Rare Dankness #1. 50–65 days flowering time.
Rare Dankness is a seed company from Colorado that specializes in improving the best cannabis genetics from the last three decades.
8 rare cannabis strains worth searching high (and low) for
I n our modern digitally connected world, pretty much everything rare and prized is also paradoxically readily available—at least if you have the means.
Want to chow down on the world’s rarest caviar , then wash it down with a glass of the world’s rarest fine wine ? Well, it’ll cost you a pretty penny (perhaps you can pay in 1944 Steel Wheat Pennies, worth over $110,000 a pop), but thanks to the internet, you’ll have no problem actually locating those items on the open market.
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Here’s another paradox: Anyone seeking out obscure cannabis strains of the distant past—far flung exotic landraces that never made a commercial impact to begin with, or the hottest new hybrids that haven’t yet hit the commercial market—will like have better luck dusting off their old underground dealer rolodex and chasing after leads and clues like some kind of dank detective than they will driving over to their friendly local cannabis store.
Which raises two very significant questions worth addressing before you set off on your rare cannabis quest: Which hard to find strains are worth the effort? And how will you know it’s really the “real deal” once you find it?
What’s to stop someone from claiming to be in possession of a rare cutting of Pre-98 Bubba Kush when all they’ve really got is a run-of-the-mill OG? Nothing really, except honor, decency, and a desire not to be labeled a human paraquat and banished from the scene.
But anyway, putting all that unpleasantness aside, I recently indulged in a pleasant little thought experiment by asking some of the world’s leading cannabis connoisseurs two questions:
- What’s the rarest strain you’ve ever had the pleasure of smoking?
- What’s the one rare strain you’ve never tried but would really love to track down?
Culling through their responses—plus some “big data” supplied by Leafly’s in-house researchers—I put together this highly-subjective list of rare and highly sought after cannabis varietals. Consider this only the start, so please add your “holy grail” strains in the comments. And yeah, if you happen to know where to track down a nice nug or two of Kali Mist , I can be reached via Twitter: @pot_handbook
The history of the Chemdog line of cannabis strains is long, convoluted, and fascinating , with an origin story that dates back to bag seed salvaged from an ounce of primo bud sold on a Grateful Dead tour back in 1991. Perhaps most famous for its incredibly potent progeny—including Sour Diesel , OG Kush , and their many variants and offspring—the original Chemdog varietal (now known as Chemdog 91) remains among the most potent, flavorful, and sought after cannabis cuts of all time. Known for its earthy, skunky, diesel aroma and euphoric high, it’s often imitated, but rarely located these days.
Check to see if someone’s got Chemdog 91 near you.
Direct from the Emerald Triangle—Northern California’s famed cannabis growing region—comes Mendo Purps, one of the classic purple strains with a flavor profile redolent of caramel coffee and woodsy pine. A harbinger of the “Purps” craze that drove the underground weed market in the mid-2000s, the purple pride of Mendocino County started life as a clone-only cutting and remains in sadly short supply.
These dispensaries say they got the Mendo Purps.
As any cannabis enthusiast in California can attest, there’s no shortage of OG Kush crosses on the market, but one of the oldest and best has largely slipped off the radar. And that’s a shame, because Bubba OG—a hybrid of Pre-98 Bubba Kush and Ghost OG from Canadian breeders Dr. Greenthumb Seeds—delivers the former’s flavor and the latter’s potency, a truly winning combo. BOG (as it’s known to those who remember) can work wonders for chronic pain, muscle spasms, nausea, and insomnia.
We heard you can find Bubba OG at these shops.
Named for its four parents—three distinct landrace strains hailing from Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, plus the legendary Skunk #1 —Four Way is one of the most pungent strains of all time, while also delivering a potent cannabinoid profile with up to 20% THC and 2% CBD. Predominantly indica with creeping sedative effects, this beloved but elusive strain retains the spicy, hashy taste and aroma of its exotic parentage, plus notes of pure stinky skunk.
These shops allegedly carry Four Way.
This classic indica-dominant hybrid was on top of the world after bringing home 1st place at the 2001 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, but nowadays satisfying your Sweet Tooth will take some serious searching around. A remarkable blend of landrace strains from from Afghanistan , Hawaii , and Nepal , the buds come coated not in sugar, but in resin, and deliver a truly sweet smell of flowers and berries.
We’ve heard tales of Sweet Tooth’s availability at these shops.
Winner of five Cannabis Cup trophies back in the early 2000s, NYC Diesel was bred by Soma Sacred Seeds and is a slightly sativa-dominant cross of Mexican and Afghani landraces that retains highly cerebral effects and deep body sedation. Distinguished by its powerful lime and grapefruit aroma, it’s an uplifting, creative, buzzy varietal that doesn’t spark anxiety, making it ideal for social situations.
Find out if NYC Diesel made its way to a dispensary nearby.
Winner of two Cannabis Cups for top sativa (more than a decade apart), Amnesia Haze has ironically been all but forgotten today. Still, it retains a place of high honor in the memory of anyone lucky enough to have sampled the strain’s citrus flavor and experience its uplifting, energizing, buzzy effects. A hybrid of South Asian and Jamaican landrace strains, it became a sensation in Amsterdam more than a decade ago as the featured menu item at a coffeeshop named after the strain.
Or was was the strain named after the coffeeshop?
Explore dispensaries stocked with this coffeeshop classic.
The Original Haze strain dates all the way back to the earliest cannabis breeding efforts of the late 1960s, and remains the standard bearer for all sativa strains to this day. Hawaiian Snow combines the genetics of three of the best Hazes of all time— Neville’s Haze , Pure Haze, and Hawaiian Haze —into one incredible varietal with the smell of spicy-incense accented by hints of citrus and eucalyptus. It also delivers a soaring cerebral high with THC levels that can reach 23% when properly cultivated and harvested a peak potency.
If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, you might want to learn more about these rare cannabis strains that are worth tracking down, if you can find them.