Maui Wowie (not Maui Waui) is a classic sativa whose tropical flavors and stress-relieving qualities will float you straight to the shores of Hawaii where this strain was originally born and raised. Since its beginnings in the island’s volcanic soil, Maui Wowie has spread across the world to bless us with its sweet pineapple flavors and high-energy euphoria. Lightweight sativa effects allow your mind to drift away to creative escapes, while Maui Wowie’s motivating, active effects may be all you need to get outside and enjoy the sun. This tall, lanky strain is best suited for cultivation in warm, tropical climates that mirror its homeland, but a bright environment and nutrient-rich soil are typically adequate for indoor growth.
Maui Wowie is a sativa-dominant hybrid that originated as an outdoor grow somewhere on the island of Maui and almost immediately spread to all the Hawaiian Islands. From there, this old school strain has spread its wonderful genetics all over the world, becoming a true classic over the past few decades.
Maui Wowie brings the spirit of the islands with its tropical aroma and taste, as well as the euphoric and uplifting sativa high. Maui Wowie was one of the first strains to see its THC levels drastically increase. During the mid-1960s at the time of Maui Wowie’s initial breeding, the THC content of an average strain of marijuana was quite low (almost always under 8%). Maui Wowie, on the other hand, featured THC content well into the teens and quickly became one of the most desirable strains available at the time. These days it is known as more of mid-to-high grade medication that provides your typical sativa high with a few indica perks. It’s not that Maui Wowie’s THC content has gone down, per say, it’s more that all the other strains and hybrid strains have caught up and even surpassed this legendary strain in THC figures. (These days the THC average is around 16% – 20%).