Hong Kong - International Highlife
Hong Kong Strain

Hong Kong

Type Hybrid
Yield 250 - 400 g/m²
Lineage Sensi Star
Flavor Sweet
Effects Stress

General info

Hong Kong is known to be one of the world’s most intriguing and culturally diverse cities. Like the city that it takes its name from, the cannabis strain known as Hong Kong is one of the most exciting and well-balanced new hybrids on the canna market today.

Because it is a valid and robust hybrid, Hong Kong is a very versatile strain. Whether used recreationally or medicinally, Hong Kong is hitting the Colorado market hard and is creating quite a buzz. In fact, Hong Kong has been cleaning up at Cannabis Championships, earning many “best of” awards, and is starting to gain an excellent reputation from coast to coast.

Whether looking to get out and climb a mountain, clean up the backyard, relieve pain, or reduce tension and stress, Hong Kong is a perfect strain. One caveat here, if you DO want to climb that mountain, do it soon after you partake. Because of its almost 50/50 sativa-indica split, what will begin as an uplifting and motivational feeling will then evolve into a very relaxed, remarkably chill sensation, leaving the user calm, cool, and collected.

Grow info

Because Hong Kong is a relatively new strain that is still relatively local to Colorado and the surrounding areas, there is not a lot of growing information available yet.

We do know that this is a rather finicky strain to grow, highly susceptible to molds and mildews and very particular about temperature and moisture levels. Sour Diesel, a parent strain of Hong Kong, is also known for its neediness throughout the entirety of cultivation as well, which has been passed on, genetically, to Hong Kong.

Buds are very dense and compact, vibrant green when on the plant, and have trichomes just dripping, resulting in that sticky resin that users know and love so well. The buds are laden with orange hairs while on the plant which mellow in color to a deep, rich amber when cured.

While it is growing, the combination of Sour Diesel’s pungent, almost diesel smelling aroma mixes with the sweet and fruity scent, very noticeable when you pass by the plant or run your hands through it. The sweet smell dominates though after harvest, covering up much of the more fuel and skunky smell and leaving the user wrapped in a thick cloud of creamy, earthy, fruity goodness. Overall, Hong Kong smells amazing.

We also know that seeds are not yet available at any seed banks or dispensaries, which means that the only way to propagate this beauty is to clone individual plants.

All in all, if you can get your hands on a Hong Kong clone, growing indoors is a much more reliable way to go, because it is possible to monitor, maintain, and control many conditions much more so that if cultivating outdoors.

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7-9 weeks
10-12 weeks
12+ weeks
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250 - 400 g/m²
400 - 500 g/m²
500+ g/m²









Tested on 3/21/2016 by Steep Hill Labs, Inc. in California, Hong Kong was found to have 25.12% THC, 2.0% CBD and 9%CBG levels. Cannabinoid activated totals were 27.34%.


Hong Kong is a wonderfully rich and strong hybrid that leaves even the most experienced cannabis users deeply satisfied and ready to take on the world.

Initially, the user will feel an uplifting and cerebral effect, leaving the user more talkative, outgoing, and relaxed in many social situations. Many have reported that they felt feelings of glee and giddiness. What is wonderful about Hong Kong is that the effects of the sativa are strong and long lasting and don’t disappear as the secondary indica effects begin to take over.

After a while, the user will recognize feelings of calm, deep relaxation, and happiness. The indica comes on slowly, but with much gusto, leaving users feeling fantastic for quite a long time.

Overall, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting hybrids on the market today. With its impeccably balanced genetic profile, this strain is beginning to be a go-to for both recreational and medicinal users alike.

Hopefully, in the coming years, we will see a much more widespread availability of this amazing hybrid so that many users, the world over, can enjoy her beauty.

Hong Kong is a medicinal user’s best friend. It is powerful and well rounded and has a reputation for reducing tension and anxiety so much that many users report feeling instantly more peaceful and at ease with both themselves and their surroundings. Users who suffer from anxiety in social situations say that just a small amount of Hong Kong leaves them feeling more interactive and able to connect with people and situations around them.

Users who suffer from chronic pain also report very positive results, noting that pain management was quite immediate and long-lasting, allowing them to use their bodies in ways that they didn’t think could be possible.

Medicinal users who deal with nausea and lack of appetite resoundingly report that they started wanting to eat almost immediately, reducing signs of fatigue and sluggishness and leaving them feeling invigorated and more satiated.

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