Chocolate Thai

Chocolate Thai Qualities and Characteristics

Mental Aid
Anxiety disorder, Depression
Physical Aid
Appetite stimulant, Nausea, Pain relief, Spasticity, Sleep disorder
Landrace sativa cultivar
Type of High
Cerebral, Clear, Creative, Energizing, Euphoric, Uplifting
Dark green
Chocolate, Coffee
Chocolate, Coffee
Side Effects
Dry mouth, Dry eyes

Chocolate Thai is a pure sativa landrace strain from Thailand. This strain is a blast from the past; its popularity peaked in the 1970s and 1980s (think Thai Sticks) but is somewhat hard to come by currently, and often what is sold as Chocolate Thai is really a hybrid. Partly this is due to the fact that real Chocolate Thai is difficult to grow, with a long flowering time and a small harvest, and partly due to the trend of cannabis consumers demanding higher and higher THC levels. Perhaps we will see a Chocolate Thai resurgence as it becomes clear that there is more to a good strain than a high THC content. The clear, cerebral effects of this pure sativa come on gently with an energizing euphoria boosting creativity and uplifting one’s mood. With its functional high, Chocolate Thai is a good strain for all-day use.

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  • Indoor flowering time: 84-98 days
  • Outdoor yield: 400-900 g/plant

Flowering Time: 12-14 weeks. Yield: 1oz - 2oz per plant.

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The strain has been used in several hybrids in an attempt to save its particular flavor and effects. Real Chocolate Thai seeds were dark, often jet black, tiny, and spherical. Hard to come across and equally hard to sprout, this strain tended to hermie and died very easily. A dark plant, it had long and slim leaves growing in an asymmetrical fashion. It would have to survive 14 weeks to produce a small yield. In its heyday, the buds of this strain were sold tied to a stick, hemp, or bamboo with hemp rope like buds of another popular Thailand landrace strain Thai Stick.

By all accounts, the 70s and early 80s saw a great deal of cannabis from Thailand flood the US cannabis market, as well as various locations throughout the world. With that said, many phenotypes of the pureSativa landrace strain growing in the region had flowering times as long as 14 weeks. Even worse, they grew spindly and often produced small flowers.

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Discovered in Thailand, Chocolate Thai is an entirely Sativa landrace that has a distinct terpene profile, giving it its chocolate flavor. Thanks to the combination of its flavor, coffee-colored buds, and a cerebral high that sent users floating, the strain was very popular from the 1960s through 1980s. Eventually, the strain's popularity began to fade due to its lower THC count and difficulty to grow. Some even claim that true Chocolate Thai went extinct in the mid-to-late 1980s.