Pot Of Gold Strain Review

With the promise of comfort and relaxation, Pot of Gold is your ticket to a peaceful night’s sleep!

Read on to learn a little bit more about this popular cannabis strain.


According to Irish mythology, leprechauns are known for their tendency to bury pots of gold at the end of a rainbow, and even though no one has ever been able to locate the end of the rainbow – if you’re looking for a well-rested eight hours, Pot of Gold cannabis is sure to delight.

Even though Pot of Gold is a hybrid strain, Sativa makes up just 10% of it, while Indica makes up the remaining 90%.

Due to this, Pot of Gold will provide you with a classic Indica high that will make you want to lay back and relax, so it’s the perfect choice for those who are wanting to increase their quality of sleep.

As a side note, due to the moderately high levels of THC (17%) we do not recommend this strain to beginners who have not yet built up a tolerance to Indica strains, as Pot of Gold does run the risk of mild sedation.

What Is A Pot Of Gold?

Pot Of Gold Strain Review

Named after the Irish legend of Leprechauns and their love of placing pots of gold at the end of a rainbow, this much-loved strain of cannabis offers an extremely potent Indica effect that will relax and sedate.

For this reason alone, Pot of Gold is the perfect choice for people who are looking for the perfect strain to help them relax after a long day.

How Was Pot Of Gold Developed?

Pot of Gold is a hybrid strain that comprises both Skunk #1 and Hindu Kush. Initially developed by the Flying Dutchman, it is widely considered to have been developed some time during the mid-1980s in the Netherlands.

Since its initial cultivation, Pot of Gold has won a variety of different awards, including the coveted “High Times” Cannabis Cup during the year 1998.


Pot of Gold is certainly an acquired taste! This cannabis strain has a strong hash taste with hints of fruity and floral notes that may be a little bit too strong for those who prefer a more mild or sweet tasting cannabis.

Odor And Flavor

If you’re interested in trying Pot of Gold, then you can expect to smell a strong hash smell as soon as you take it out of the packaging. The aroma of Pot of Gold is described as being quite unusual, and is often overwhelming to users who have never used it before.

You can expect to smell a strong hash smell alongside hints of floral and fruity notes. If you are an experienced user you will likely enjoy the unique aroma of Pot of Gold, while newcomers may find it to be a little too pungent.

Similar to the odor, Pot of Gold has a strong flavor that may take some getting used to.

Alongside a strong hash taste, Pot of Gold has hints of floral and fruity notes that will leave a lingering aftertaste that some people may not like.

Physical Appearance

Pot of Gold is densely packed in appearance and can be a little difficult to break off into smaller pieces.

It is often dark green in color and features fiery orange and purple pistils that are dotted all around the bud.

To finish, white trichomes weave their way around Pot of Gold, to give this strain an ethereal and striking appearance.

Grow Info

If you are wanting to try your hand at growing your own Pot of Gold, then do keep in mind that it’s important to do your checks and make sure that you aren’t breaking any laws.

Once that has been covered and you are ready to begin growing your Pot of Gold seeds, we recommend that you grow it indoors, as Pot of Gold does not grow very high (up to 3 feet) and cultivates best in an indoor environment.

While growing your Pot of Gold, you will need to make sure that the temperature and humidity levels are correct, otherwise, this strain will be at risk of developing too much mold.


Seeing as Pot of Gold is mostly Indica, it means that you will primarily get a bodily high from this strain of cannabis.

After you take a hit, you will likely feel a slight headache from the euphoric feelings caused by the Sativa, however, soon after you will begin to feel sedated with a subtle cerebral buzz that will increase your overall feelings of wellbeing.

Please keep in mind that Pot of Gold is a physical high that will last for up to eight hours. During this time, this strain of cannabis will likely make your body and limbs feel heavy, and this will lead to you wanting to lay down and sleep.

For this reason, it may not be the best choice for you if you have only ever used Sativa-dominant strains, or if you have noticed that Indica strains can cause you to feel anxious due to the sedative effects.

Side Effects

Just like other strains of Cannabis, Pot of Gold can potentially cause the user to experience anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, cottonmouth, and dry eyes.

Medical Appointments

As an Indica dominant hybrid strain, Pot of Gold is often used to help alleviate chronic pain, muscle spasms, fatigue, and general aches and pains.

It can also be used to help increase the appetite, and is commonly used in small amounts by people who struggle with their diet, and are looking for a way to increase their daily food intake.

Similar Strains

If you’re already a big fan of Pot of Gold and want to try something else, then we recommend giving Cherry Grapefruit a try, as it has a soothing, Indica high with elements of soaring euphoria and increased mood elevation!

It also won’t make you feel as sedated as Pot of Gold might.


  • THC: 17%
  • CBD: 1%
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