Maui Wowie Cannabis Strain Review [A.K.A. Maui Waui]

Maui Wowie Cannabis Strain Review [A.K.A. Maui Waui]

The Maui Wowie strain is a super popular and high-THC bud that is sure to wow anyone who consumes it. It originated on the Hawaiian island of Maui in the ‘60s, and still to this day, remains a legend. Maui Wowie is every bit as tropical and pineapple-like as you'd expect. It offers an extraordinarily buzzy and energetic high that is great for early morning use.

Dominant Terpene:
Body high/numbing, Energy, Euphoria
Common Usage
Body high/numbingEnergyEuphoria
Growing Info
Flowering period is approximately 9 weeks, best grown outdoors.

The original king of sativa-dominant hybrids, Maui Wowie, is a tropical bud with a legendary status in the cannabis world. Cannaseurs will likely have heard of this fruity bud famed for its pineapple flavor and energizing and uplifting effects.

In this review, we will look at the Maui Wowie strain in more detail, and you’ll see why it has remained popular for so many decades.

Stick around to find out why this sativa bud offers the ideal high…


What Is the Maui Wowie Marijuana Strain?

This strain’s origins date back to the 1960s, and its lineage includes a Hawaiian sativa. It was during the 60s that this flower first reared its head on the island of Maui. It wasn’t long before it was shared amongst every island in Hawaii before eventually making its way around the rest of the globe.


Most agree that weed is a lot stronger today than it was in the 1960s. And while the vast majority of strains were pretty mild back then, Maui Wowie broke the mold. It was one of the first-ever strains to offer a high THC content. Maui Wowie’s THC content typically ranges between 13-19%.

Maui Wowie is a sativa-dominant (80:20) bud that is highly-energizing, euphoria-inducing, and uplifting. Apart from its effects, Maui Wowie is famous for its characteristic mouth-wateringly delicious pineapple flavor.


Have you ever been to Hawaii? No? Well, close your eyes and smell the sweet, tropical fruit fragrance of this exotic bud, and you’re almost there! As well as its predominant pineapple aroma, Maui Wowie has some beautiful citrus and earthy notes.


Maui Wowie’s aroma gives you a good indication of just how delicious it tastes. Its sweet, pineapple flavor dominates and gives it a pleasant citrusy and tropical taste.


What can we say, we love a big bud, and Maui Wowie is certainly that! Boasting heights of up to 78 inches, this is not a bud to mess with. Its vibrant green hues intermingled with vivid orange hairs are a sight to behold.


When grown in nourishing soil, Maui Wowie’s colors are beautiful to behold. They appear extra vivid, against the frosted, white trichomes on the plant’s surface.

Maui Wowie Grow Info

Unsurprisingly, due to its place of origin, Maui Wowie loves a tropical climate. Anyone looking to grow this plant outdoors will need to live in an area with lots of sunshine. The good news for those who don’t live in a warm, tropical climate, is that you can also grow Maui Wowie indoors.

Thanks to its heritage, this bud has impressively high resilience to most diseases and is pretty adaptable. Experienced growers recommend growing Maui Wowie in nutrient-rich, or even volcanic soil to replicate this strain’s natural growing conditions.


For those restricted to cultivating Maui Wowie indoors, you will need to set up your grow room accordingly. You’ll need a heater, an extractor fan, and powerful lighting, but the extra effort is worth it. Indoor plants of this strain usually yield around 14 ounces per square meter. Outdoor growers are looking at a return of approximately 16 ounces per plant.

Indoor flowering time for Maui Wowie is nine weeks, but it is well worth waiting for this tropical taste sensation! Outdoor growers can expect this plant to be ready for harvesting either early or Mid-October.

THC Content – Highest Test

Maui Wowie’s highest recorded THC level was approximately 19%.

CBD Content – Highest Test

Maui Wowie is a low CBD strain. The highest recorded CBD content in a Maui Wowie sample is believed to have been around 0.9%.

Medical Benefits of the Maui Wowie Strain

Many medicinal consumers use the Maui Wowie strain to help them to relax, de-stress, and unwind. Others say that this strain’s uplifting effects offer temporary relief from mood disorders like depression and anxiety.


Maui Wowie may also give a short-term energy boost to those who need a little physical and mental relief from the exhaustion caused by chronic fatigue.

Some say that Maui Wowie has moderately effective analgesic properties. Thus, it may help those suffering from a variety of painful conditions, such as arthritic or muscular pain.

Possible Side Effects of the Maui Wowie Strain

The most common side effects associated with the Maui Wowie strain are cottonmouth and dry eyes. Less commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, mild paranoia, and anxiety. However, these are rare, and most consumers who don’t overindulge on this strain are unlikely to experience these side effects.

Final Thoughts on the Maui Wowie Strain

Maui Wowie is a real old-school strain whose quality has stood the test of time. Some say that Maui Wowie was one of the first real high THC strains bred during the 1960s. For this reason, Maui Wowie can be considered one of the ground-breaking strains in cannabis history.


Apart from its uplifting and energizing effects, Maui Wowie has the “wow factor” when it comes to its flavor and aroma. Its tropical pineapple taste and fragrance will have you feeling like you’ve been magically transported to Hawaii.

We would love to know what you think of this bud? Is it one to try this year? Let us know in the comments!

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