Monkey Paw

bimple

Active Member
back in the late 70's I got ahold of some Monkey Paw, and at the time it was very expensive compared to the other stuff that was going around, but it was unlike any other weed, also. I remember it being a creeper high that was very stoney and lasted for hours, and the buzz was almost psychedelic it was so intense. I have done a bit of googling and it seems to have been a southeast michigan strain, and I have heard rumors of people having clones still going, but I have yet to see anything resembling monkey paw show up. One time I got excited to see monkey paw at a dispensary and bought a gram however it was not the same at all.

Does anyone know anything more about this strain of weed - it was amazing and I am hoping that someone still has this going, not necessarily to grow it myself (although that would be awesome :clap:) but in hopes that this strain wasn't lost along the way.
 

TheMan13

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I believe I know what you may be talking about. Around that same time Thai Stick was popular. Both were similar in the fact that they were soaked in an extract oil from the sugar leafs. I do not think either are truly related to specific MJ strains, but rather a process like the caviar we know today.
 

Bigtacofarmer

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I have a friend I'm teaching to grow. He is from the Arkansas/Missouri area and has asked me about Monkey Paw since he got here, he met a dude in the Army from Michigan way back when and this Monkey Paw was quite memorable. When I researched it I came up with a few clues, its an old thai cross and when searched on google you come up with a picture of an old hippy hanging with DJ short in Detroit. I'd love to try this strain.
 

bimple

Active Member
From what I heard Monkey Paw was a clone only unless someone feminized it which would be awesome. I heard many rumors about monkey paw - that some guys had broken in to a grow room and had stolen the clone, and that was what became known as monkey paw, but who knows. What I do know is that was some of the best weed I have ever smoked to date. When Medical Marijuana came along I got very excited in hopes of seeing something similar but nothing has come close.
 

gladstoned

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Probably a little over 20 years ago I ran across some monkey paw in Detroit burbs. Thai stick one time. It blows my mind to think that was a Michigan strain. It fucking wrecked me, I remember that much still today. Very cool.

Funny cuz only strain close now is monkey balls. lmao. Poorly grown monkey balls will quickly get named monkey ass.
 

bloodytrichomes

New Member
Probably a little over 20 years ago I ran across some monkey paw in Detroit burbs. Thai stick one time. It blows my mind to think that was a Michigan strain. It fucking wrecked me, I remember that much still today. Very cool.

Funny cuz only strain close now is monkey balls. lmao. Poorly grown monkey balls will quickly get named monkey ass.
did you crack yours yet glad
 

Uncle Pirate

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I know an older guy that claims he can still get monkey paw. The last time a seen him was at my uncle's funeral 3 years ago, I might hunt him down and see what it's all about. He said he can get that and hawaiian. Which hawaiian he's talking about, I don't know. I've never smoked it, but I've heard plenty about it over the years.
 

Phleemeister710

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My dad told me he would get weed laced with embalming fluid back in the 80's, and the guy referred to it as the "real" monkey paw. apparently it would give you a crazy psychedelic high. That's all I've personally heard of in regard to monkey paw.
 

chemphlegm

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I wanna me some of that 80's monkey paw. Been suckered a dozen times with supposed seeds, buds too, all failed the MP for me.

Its possible I admit, that the effects 35 years ago of a finely grown indoor, compared to the regs we got then, just cannot be reproduced, even by the very same strain, or already has been grown and sampled, just didnt perform like a 30+yr memory of drunkin under the bridge night parties? matter of fact every thing is different today so I'm not surprised.
Several mortgages, dis-ease, 30+ yr marriage, grown kid, grandpa....things have changed. My chemotype is different now. I use marijuana for different reasons today, I dont like some of the effects that I used to cherish.
I've said my good byes to the beloved "Monkey Paw" and will not be fooled again(yeah, right) by any temptations of procurement.
 

jimihendrix1

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Bump an old thread.

While not PURE Monkey Paw.

The Nature farm Genetics has a cross of Monkey Paw, and Skunk18.

This MP is from a cut from before 1990.

Is Highland Nepali/Viet Black x Sk18.

Its rumored these are the same genetics as Reefermans Willie Nelson, but is long before Reeferman was doing anything, and is probably where RM got his genes.
I don't know what the cross with Sk18 flowering times would be, but the cut can go 100 days/14 weeks.

http://thenaturefarm.com/product/skunks-paw/
 

Olive Drab Green

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Bump an old thread.

While not PURE Monkey Paw.

The Nature farm Genetics has a cross of Monkey Paw, and Skunk18.

This MP is from a cut from before 1990.

Is Highland Nepali/Viet Black x Sk18.

Its rumored these are the same genetics as Reefermans Willie Nelson, but is long before Reeferman was doing anything, and is probably where RM got his genes.
I don't know what the cross with Sk18 flowering times would be, but the cut can go 100 days/14 weeks.

http://thenaturefarm.com/product/skunks-paw/
I just started two seeds of Monkey Paw (Old Michigan Cut) x Orient Express.

Monkey Paw: Vietnam Black x Highland Nepalese

Orient Express: China Yunnan x Vietnam Black. I have quite a few left.

I’ll bet that cross to OE will compliment it more than water it down. It’s still half Vietnam Black; just a quarter of Nepalese Highland instead of half, with the addition of 1/4 Chinese Yunnan indica. I think it’s going to be pretty bomb.
 
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instg8ter

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The monkey paw we used to get back in late 70 early 80’s was a cross of aculpolko and oaxican gold mixed with an Afghan kush. A little fluffy compared to nugs we get nowadays was brownish red with a coffee earthy smell afterburn left a beautiful smell of herb and flowers. had a euphoric Long lasting creative buzz used to love to sketch and write after partaking. The Thai sticks are glued with hash oil made from small buds and sugar leaf
 

cbr900rr1

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Hey All, I’m posting a grow report in another thread here about supposed Monkey Paw seeds I bought recently on the web. The guy only had 4 and said he got them on a trade he didn’t know the background but said they could be crossed. I figured what the hey give it a shot. Here is one seed I’m starting around two weeks ago. You all can decide for yourself if you think it’s the real paw as the grow progresses.
 

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