The legendary Maui Wowie is a sativa dominant hybrid bred from the volcanic soil of the bright and beautiful Hawaii. Like the environment it was conceived in, Maui Wowie is a delight to experience and stimulates the want to be active and outside. The fresh tropical aroma highlight the citrus infused flavoring of this classic strain. Established in the 60s and gaining a delightful reputation throughout the 70s, Maui Wowie fully came to the main land during the 80s taking the populace by storm. What makes the hybrid strain so sought after is akin to the stereotypical yearning to vacation in Hawaii itself. The effect is releasing and invigorating, leaving the user in a state of euphoric delight that goes well with any outdoor activity. The sativa is strong with Maui Wowie, encouraging active behavior with an additional stimulating head high.
Maui Wowie is a classic strain that those veteran consumers of cannabis remember fondly. The ever-increasing difficulty in finding a pure Maui Wowie hybrid is becoming more wide spread in the present. Little is known about the strain’s lineage, some stating that its parents must have been a sativa dominant Hawaiian strain. This rarity only adds to the demand for Maui Wowie making it a commodity and a welcomed addition to the multiple strains of today.
The origin of Maui Wowie is a bit muddied when diving into the minute details. Maui Wowie, as previously mentioned, stems from a Hawaiian heavy sativa strain. During the 60s, the strain swept through Hawaii quickly establishing it as a favorite of the locals and visitors. Once the 70s hit, the strain gained notoriety through entertainers Cheech and Chong. As the 80s arrived, Maui Wowie concretely established itself on the main land and was notorious for its THC levels. During that time, the THC contents of each strain rarely rose above 8% while Maui Wowie would consecutively average out around 13.0% making it the most potent of the time.
Maui Wowie is a sativa dominant hybrid that leaves the mind in a somewhat sedated and euphoric state with the body gaining an extra boost of energy. This boost is spawned from the drastic difference between the sativa and indica portions of the hybrid. Maui Wowie is made up of 80% sativa and 20% indica. Despite having only leaving 20% dedicated to indica the hybrid consumers consistently report strong uplifting cerebral highs.
Patients who consume the Maui Wowie strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
Most Maui Wowie consuming patients have reported the following common positive effects:
- Light Pain Relief
Commonly reported side effects of consuming Maui Wowie as reported by patients include the following:
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Eyes
Rare side effects reported by patients include:
Medical Benefits of Maui Wowie
Maui Wowie has become a medical treatment for a vast variety of medical issues. The difficulty in utilizing Maui Wowie for is in-part due to the legality of cannabis. States with laws similar to that of California have reported the consumption of Maui Wowie benefits those suffering from such problems as spasticity, seizures, epilepsy, and the list goes on for quite a while. In other states the utilization of the strain aids in those afflicted with hepatitis C, ALS, Tourette’s syndrome, and the list, like before, goes on. Simply, the medical benefits of Maui Wowie are vast, but worth the time to check out if your state allows for the use of the strain in treatment.
The terpene profile of Maui Wowie shows the primary terpenes discovered throughout the strain are Humulene and Myrcene. These two are expected as the sharp tropical flavors and smells Maui Wowie produce indicate the prioritizing of such terpenes.
Myrcene, a common terpene with a surprising amount of benefits, is found predominantly throughout Maui Wowie, though it is slightly less than Humulene. Making up a total of 0.11% of Maui Wowie’s terpene profile, the sedative effects are slightly below average; thus, leaving the user somewhat sedated while still having a sharp head on their shoulders. This effect also makes Myrcene beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain throughout the body. The balance of Myrcene within Maui Wowie aid in the uniquely energetic-ease of the effects the strain produces.
Humulene, the primary terpene found in Maui Wowie, is partly responsible for cannabis’s interesting aroma as well as the taste with its hints of hop and spice. Humulene makes up 0.64% of Maui Wowie’s terpene profile totaling at 1.03%. Surprisingly, Humulene, though common in many strains and is fundamental to the aromatic profile, is usually a minuscule percentage of the overall terpene profile. This large amount creates the distinct aroma and herbal flavor of Maui Wowie highlighting the tropical roots when combined with Myrcene. Humulene alone contributes to varying essential oils and creams that have been found to be medically beneficial to users.
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