While the genetics of Humboldt are a mystery, it is believed that it is an Afghan strain that was grown in Humboldt County, California in the 1970's. Users of the mystery hybrid describe it as being earthy in flavor, flowery and pungent in odor. Humboldt has a tendency to make patients feel sleepy, happy, giggly, euphoric, and creative. The most common reported negative side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, and couch lock.
Humboldt is known to help patients relieve depression, lack of appetite, insomnia, stress, headaches, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, hypertension, and migraines. Users of the strain rate it as outstanding. It is agreed upon by many that this is a great strain for those who just want to relax at the end of the night and fall asleep without issues. Patients also boast of the body numbing effects as being extremely effective in relieving just about any kind of body ache or pain.