Amnesia Fast boasts a lineage with serious prestige. It was developed by breeding the legendary Amnesia with a secret hybrid to produce an incredible sativa-dominant strain. The original Amnesia has clocked up over 18 separate awards over the past twenty years, including 1st Place at the 2004 High Times Cannabis Cup and 1st Place Sativa at 2012’s competition. For many years, it could only be cloned. But now, those award-winning genetics are available in this stunning, fast-growing photoperiod.
Its sativa dominance give it a high that’s invigorating and upbeat. And its clear-headed effects also make it an exceptional medicinal strain. Reasonably easy to cultivate, this strain should be straightforward for people who’ve got one or two grows under their belt already.
Unsurprisingly, given its genetics, Amnesia Fast is incredibly strong. With a THC content of around 20-25%, it produces a powerful high, more than living up to the lofty reputation of Amnesia strains. But despite its immense potency, it manages to produce effects that are well-balanced, eliminating the sometimes racey overwhelming high present in the original. With a sativa-indica ratio of around 70-30, it has a calming baseline to its cerebral stimulation.
The overall result is a strain that’s mentally energizing and emotionally uplifting. Amnesia Fast produces a buzz that spurs your desire to socialize and sparks creativity. From a therapeutic perspective, these properties are superb for treating the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Its numbing effects also make it great for combatting the pain caused by disorders such as arthritis.
Amnesia Fast grows just as its name suggests. Plants flower in an astonishing 6-8 weeks when grown indoors — a truly rapid turnaround time for a photoperiod strain. But they somehow manage to pack a lot of growth into that short timeframe. Strong and resilient, they reach heights of between 100-180cm and provide generous yields of around 400-500g/m2.
This strain also grows well outdoors. When planted outside, yields increase to roughly 600g/m2, with plants ready for harvest at the end of September. Amnesia Fast is a reasonably easy grow that should be no problem for anybody who’s already undertaken a couple of successful cultivations. And the rewards for such a quick and hassle-free strain are something truly special.
As it grows, you’ll begin to notice Amnesia Fast’s sativa leanings. Plants are sleek and fairly tall with long, thin-fingered leaves. Large buds grow conical and fluffy. And pear-colored fan leaves contrast nicely against fern-colored buds and sugar leaves — both of which appear lighter thanks to a powdery coating of white trichomes. Rusty orange pistils are faintly dispersed, adding a little extra color.
Plants emit a pleasant earthy aroma that becomes slightly fruity as they mature. There are similarities between this strain and the original Amnesia. But Amnesia Fast manages to produce a fragrance that’s even sweeter.
Amnesia Fast is a strain that we’ve really come to love. It’s taken the best of the original Amnesia and crammed it into a strain that’s easy to grow and ready to flower in a phenomenally quick timeframe. Throw in its beautifully invigorating cerebral high and you’re onto a winner. Sometimes a strain comes along that really spoils us, and Amnesia Fast is certainly one of them. Whether you’re an experienced grower or a relative beginner, this is one worth trying.
Like its plants, unsmoked buds of Amnesia Fast emit an odor that’s woody and slightly earthy. Break them open and the fragrance grows in complexity. The aroma becomes more floral as notes of frankincense combine with an subtle fruitiness.
When smoked, the fruitiness intensifies. A mild citrusy taste is underscored by spicy flavors that linger on the palate. Frankincense and pine become more prominent as you exhale, rounding off a full-bodied yet delightfully subtle smoke.