Will dakine @real Maui Wowie please stand up?
~ Maui Wowie Originz ~
In the new world of hype strain names like Girl Scout Cookie (is it Forum Cut or Thin Mint?), the newly rebooted Tangie (or Tangerine Dream from back in the day), OG Kush, Chem Dawg, New York City and Sour Diesel, with their countless hybrids and offspring springing up daily — many names reign supreme, but which marijuana moniker is the most hype Pakalōlō name of all time?
The 90’ brought us the legendary wonder weed: White Widow. Winner of countless awards and hailed as the strongest Pakalōlō on Earth until the turn of the century. She is a cold contender in any Cannabis cup competition. ‘98 Aloha White Widow still circulates throughout the underground Hawaiian Pakalōlō community and is one of the most coveted cuts on the Hawaiian islands to this day. Northern Lights and NL #5 were the 1st strains developed specifically to be grown indoors to meet the challenges presented by the cruel and misguided war on drugs, earning every bit of the hype they received as the 90’s raged right on past the turn of the century.
Those of us who still see a correlation between two ancient devices that were popular in the 1980’s; a pencil and a cassette tape, will no doubt recognize the cannabis classic Skunk #1 along with Hashplant, Crippy, Gainesville Green, and other oldies but goodies from the hairspray era that burnt a hole in our ozone layer and burned many a 80’s student reflecting on their high school yearbook photos and wardrobe choices even worse.
Those of us around in the 70’s can clearly recall through the cumulus cannabis clouds of history, enjoying the wonderful landrace Pakalōlō of the planet from Kona Gold, Puna Buddaz and Kaua’i Electric here in Hawai’i to Purple Haze, Colombian Gold, Panama Red, Kush, Alaskan Thunderfuck and those sweet sticky Thai sticks the Vietnam veterans brought with them when they returned from war to Hawai’i for healing in the 1970’s.
All of these strain names and many more have passed our lips with love as we exhale their namesake happily high to our hashy hearts content ~ but is there one strain to rule them all, a most popular strain of all time?
Well I’m glad you asked…
The most hype strain of all time is…
~ Maui Wowie ~
Without a doubt, hands down, the most popular strain name of all time!!!
With more mentions and accolades in movies than any other strain in history from the Cheech and Chong movies to Half Baked to the secret ingredient in Pineapple Express, and possibly even the strain responsible for Snoop Dogg being held back in school for so many years as he was just chillin on Hawai’i time, with no worries or hurries to graduate, just going with the flow in the movie Mac and Devin Go To High School — why…”because I was high” on that good Maui Wowie!
By 1978 Cheech and Chong had even sampled our good friend Maui Wowie (mixed with some labrador) in one of the largest joints of all time. Along with the name Maui Wowie, the daring doobie duo got the rolling style of massive dome knocking phattys from Hawai’i where we like burn cuz!
No doubt Hollywood, like the rest of the world, loves Maui Wowie.
George Harrison of The Beatles loved Maui Wowie so much he purchased a 63 acre estate down Lower Nāhiku and later purchased 100 more acres, as he was enchanted by our community and unique lush tropical environment so.
Maui Wowie has traveled far from her humble homeland in lower Nāhiku, off the legendary long and winding road herself; the Hana highway, to please Pakalōlō lovers palates worldwide.
***Kids if you are reading this; what are you doing reading this?!?!
Why don’t you go do some school work, or play a video game or better yet go outside and play with your dog and enjoy nature!***
***Parents if you are reading this to your kids, you are the coolest parents ever, but might it be time to switch back to Dr. Seuss, as this story involves various colorful psychedelic substances (it was the 60’s after all) and you don’t want your children turning on, tuning in and dropping out to teach you about the wonders of the universe at such a young age do you?***
Now back to our regularly scheduled deprogramming…
~ 1960’s Summer Solstice Celebrations in Hana Maui ~
It was the 60’s the era of peace, love and happiness — it was also a time of war and conflict.
In an unprecedented movement people around the globe began uniting in a collective desire for peace, love and happiness. Many counterculture activists fled to the Hawaiian islands to escape persecution.
In lower Nāhiku a psychedelic summer solstice celebration was about to take place that would change the world of Pakalōlō forever.
Here is our full interview with the late Great Bradda Joseph of Hana Maui, who hosted the lower Nāhiku summer solstice celebrations from the 1960’s all the way up until to 2004:
“It is funny how much hype surrounds this funny little plant we love so much… (inhaling deeply on a doobie of freshly cured to perfection real deal Maui Wowie straight from the source in lower Nāhiku Maui).
So many people have said they have Maui Wowie — there are even new people showing up that say Maui Wowie never existed because so many people put the name Maui Wowie on their shwag to make money and ride the hype train to hell, but the real Maui Wowie is a specific recognizable strain, a genetic Hawaiian Sativa from down here (lower Nāhiku). Just try bringing any imposter false “Maui Wowie” down to da landing to blaze wit da Bradda’s and Sista’s and see if you no catch dirty lickin’s.
The real story of how we started the name Maui Wowie is a glorious story of peace and love, a meeting of two worlds, tale of two tribes to say, when the counterculture hippies made peace with Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) culture.
In the 60’s there was still lots of animosity between the Hawaiian people and the hippies. The Hawaiian Kingdom had recently been overthrown many Hawaiians were distrustful of the new wave of haole hippies that began migrating in those days.
There were still stories of hippies being thrown off bridges and being beaten up really badly going around and with every new incident the walls between Hawaiian culture and hippy counterculture got thicker.
Then came summer solstice and the hippies threw a huge psychedelic party down in Lower Nāhiku. There were clouds of smoke everywhere, you could smell Pakalōlō all da way up Hana highway! People were playing music and dancing it was awesome! A few truck loads of Hawaiians showed up looking menacing, it seemed as if the party was about to get broken up before it even started.
The Hawaiians had been out planting their own Pakalōlō, as summer solstice is the day with the most sunlight of the year. Apparently the Hawaiians smelled the Pakalōlō, heard da music and came over to check it out. Instead of busting out bats to beat up hippies they busted out their own Pakalōlō and started rolling bat sized doobies, passing them around to everyone.
The hippies had some really good Pakalōlō like Panama Red, Acapulco Gold and this killer Vietnam grass and crazy Thai stick weed from the returning Vets that made you start sweating and tripping out, but then the Hawaiian Pakalōlō started going around and we reached a whole new level. The hippies were astounded by true Hawaiian Pakalōlō, everyone wanted to know the strain name, as strain names were becoming increasingly popular in those days.
The Hawaiians called it Nāhiku Maui budz.
It was like nothing the hippies had tried before.
There were some really killer shrooms from the Big Island and all kinds of colorful sheets and liquid going round.
It was crazy man!
Everyone was trippin’ balls, hippies, Hawaiians I think even the trees and birds were trippin with us, cuz we were all on this super high vibration like a collective consciousness or something.
Groovy is a good word we used to use back in the day that would describe the vibe.
We all were seeing heart to heart, Hawaiians and hippies, eye to eye, third eye to third eye.
The hippies explained for the first time to the Hawaiians that they were afraid of the Hawaiians, but loved and admired Hawaiian culture and the Hawaiians told the hippies the reasons they were upset with the new comers invading their homeland; things like being naked around ‘Ohana (family) beaches and how haoles (foreigners) always mispronounced Hawaiian names and words.
Even the name of the island Maui, the Hawaiians were explaining how it was pronounced with a powerful guttural MA-oo-WEE. “Say it with Mana (power, spiritual energy)… Maui!” Da Braddaz say.
The Hawaiians told the legend of the demigod and trickster Māui, who snared the sun and of how Māui was the name of a star near the Pleiades that lined up perfectly with lower Nāhiku, some theories even say Maui Wowie was brought by extraterrestrials who would visit lower Nāhiku landing (ha, the landing literally) back in the time before missiles when there was peace, Hawaiians and hippies had some real similar views on the Universe.
Hippies were trying to learn to speak Hawaiian language correctly but we were all trippin’ so hard we could barely talk and the Hawaiian Pakalōlō was so good everyone kept saying “wow” when they hit it. It was hilarious seeing hippies all high like “MAooEE” then “Wow” when they hit the doob and Hawaiians like no “Māui MA-oEE” and hippies like “no wow da weed man” ~ everyone all laughing, what a party!
All anyone could say was “wow” when they tasted the local bud, soon all you could hear was trippy and echos of: “wowie, maui wowie, maui” everyone all totally tripping at this huge psychedelic bash down Lower Nāhiku!
It was incredible! .
By the end of the party the Hawaiians and the Hippies saw eye to eye in a way we never had before, or as we like to say we saw third eye to third eye for the first time.
Sadly people these days don’t have as many collective community psychedelic experiences as we did in those days, but if you ever have you know what I mean when I say it connects us ~ it lets us all in on one hilarious cosmic joke.
After the Solstice celebration, Hawaiians would drive by hippies in their trucks throwing shaka (Hawaiian hand gesture where only the pinky and thumb are extended from the fist) yelling “Maui Wowie” Hippies would laugh and yell back “Maui Wowie”, you would have to have been there to understand, but Maui Wowie brought us together in a most amazing way through a truly strange and unique set of circumstances. Mahalo Ke Akua (Thank God) for Maui Wowie.”
(Bradda Joseph threw Summer Solstice Celebrations from the 1960’s to right after the turn of the century in Hana Maui where he facilitated Peace, Love & Pakalōlō)
Ah yes Maui Wowie!
The most popular marijuana moniker on Earth to this day — but what has become of this special Hawaiian landrace strain in 2018?
While seeds of the original strain to bear the name Maui Wowie from lower Nāhiku made their way around the globe, shared freely with visitors in the spirit of Aloha that is so abundant in Nāhiku – many imposters have sprouted up seeking to cash in off the most universally recognized Pakalōlō strain names of all time and worse yet is a disturbing new trend we see occurring online database listings disrespecting the Hawaiian language in a feebly misguided attempt to be politically correct or hip by spelling the name of our favorite Pakalōlō from the valley isle:
~ Maui Waui? ~
The name Maui Wowie is a beautiful representation of two cultures meeting halfway respectfully, to create a wonderful and unique name that has most likely been spoken and a that has been blazed all around the world.
The name Maui Wowie reflects the joining of the two cultures:
Hawaiian culture and hippy counterculture.
Wowie is a Cheech and Chong stoner style word, the genetics of Maui Wowie are Hawaiian and the name is a blend of both cultures who equally agreed:
We all love Maui Wowie!
There is no Hawaiian word: “Waui”
See for yourself on a Hawaiian language site or in a dictionary if you like step outside of the Matrix for your educational experience and a breath of fresh air.
It might be nice to check before you misinform millions of people.
This controversy surrounding the new trendy “Maui Waui” misinformation situation is akin to the fashion ads with peer pressured anorexic translucent teenybopper models wearing Native American styled clothing in order to make European designers rich, who never have set foot on the reservation or paid respect to the culture they so gratuitously loot ~ those who steal our culture without a thought of the people they offend and insult.
Seriously — if you have an online database or website incorrectly listing Maui Wowie as “Maui Waui” you have offended our Kānaka Maoli ‘Ohana (Native Hawaiian Family).
~ California Dreaming 1977: Keep it real Cali ~
In the book Orange Sunshine the author writes that in the early 70’s, a massive load of Mexican was brought to Maui by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, seeds were grown everywhere.
“This strain was named “Lightning Bolt” by the Brothers, although the genetics came from Guadalahara Mexico. This strain was then crossed with “Kula Crippler”, and the offspring was the legendary Maui Wowie.”
Unfortunately for historians trying to track down the truth and no fault of the author who was simply relaying the rabid wolf tickets of The Brotherhood of Eternal Sunshine Laguna Beach California trust fund surf gang — the Maui Wowie origin story in “Orange Sunshine” is just that — a story, and a bunk one at that.
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love did in fact flood Maui with tons of low grade South American Pakalōlō in the early 70’s decimating local Hawaiian Pakalōlō farmers by undercutting prices.
There are still some local growers who are extremely upset about this, claiming that importers who brought invasive Pakalōlō species to Hawai’i are just as responsible for the current lack of true Hawaiian Pakalōlō genetics we see today as Operation Green Harvest eradication helicopters are.
Despite the fact that some of the strains the Brotherhood developed acclimatized very quickly to our environment due to their South American heritage and became very popular, there still was nothing like Maui Wowie, as it has been here for hundreds of years and acclimatized in ways that new strains could not even begin to do in just a few decades.
Perhaps the Brotherhood bred their own “Maui Wowie” just as THSeeds bred their own “Puna Budder” (Hawaiian x Afgan) not the Hawaiian landrace Puna Buddaz that has been written about in Pakalōlō publications since the 60’s.
They say “imitation is the most sincere form of flattery” so perhaps Bradda Joseph and our old school Pua Mana ‘Ohana should have felt flattered when the brotherhood of eternal love threw a party inviting Jimi Hendrix to play guitar at their party like Nahiku resident and member of the Rock and Roll group The Beatles George Harrison was known to do at the Summer Solstice celebrations in Hana – yet the brotherhood made a mockery of a movie called Rainbow Bridge and a sideshow out of the event.
Had you showed up to one of Bradda Joseph’s Summer Solstice Celebrations with a camera and plans to video tape the participants like George Harrison of The Beatles or Richard Prior (another famous Hana resident and neighbor) for your own personal gain, like the Brotherhood of Eternal Love did to Jimi Hendrix — you would have been asked to leave, after your camera was confiscated and thrown off the Hana bridge.
~ What does the internet know of Hawaiian Pakalōlō ~
“Just say know” ~ Leafly
Mahalo (Thanks) to the internet our underground cannabis community on Planet Pakalōlō is connected like never before.
Sites like Leafly and Seedfinder are wonderful resources for enquiring minds who like know about Pakalōlō.
Information online is readily available for your download, streaming or web surfing pleasure — so is misinformation.
Recently we found while web surfing a gnarly wave through the sewers of online cannabis forums that misinformation surrounding Hawaiian medicine is much more prevalent than actual factual Mana’o (Knowledge).
Of course misinformation about Maui Wowie abounds, but now people are taking liberties with other well known old school Hawaiian strains.
We have seen numerous claims online of people taking credit for what Mother Nature did herself by saying they bred “Kaua’i Electric”.
There is a person on a uninformed cannabis forum actually claiming they bred (and named) Kaua’i Electric, our old school Hawaiian landrace that has been around for Hanauna (Generations) and has been cultivated up Powerline Trail since before WW2 when the Powerlines were put in!
There is also a post in another online forum where it is stated that Kaua’i Electric was bred in California and brought from Cali TO Hawai’i in the first place(???) and then back to California and that it’s genetic lineage is Afgan x M10?!?
If you subtract the Afgan x m10 lineage and add a trip FROM Hawai’i to Cali in the 1st place, you might be getting a little warmer…
If you would like to research Kaua’i Electric and find some evidence to support the fact that it is a Hawaiian landrace Sativa cultivated by Hawaiian ‘Ohana (Family) for Hanauna (Generations) up Powerline Trail — just go to online and enter the hashtag:
You will see for yourself many HAWAIIANS growing Kaua’i Electric up Powerline Trail on Mt. Wai’ale’ale Blue Hole (the rainiest place on Earth)!
It seems we also have camera phones here in Hawai’i.
It takes many many years of acclimatization for a strain to be able to sustain the downpours up Wai’ale’ale kine, not to mention if you get caught growing one haole (alien) strain up there by da locals you will seriously regret your insensitive trespass on our sacred Pakalōlō breeding grounds to say the very least.
Some of the Braddaz and Sistaz have pics of them hunting Pua’a (Hawaiian boar) up there too, if you need more evidence ~ real Hawaiian kine.
“One of the main reasons that we still have Kaua’i Electric genetics intact is due to the fact that many of the new haole (alien) growers who came to Kaua’i were afraid to venture into the bush up Powerline where we hunt and plant our Pakalōlō.” ~ Hā’ena Uncle
We lost many other strains we had around for years down Hā’ena due to cross pollination with new invasive haole (alien) strains.
Mahalo (Thanks) to Pakalolo preservation efforts we still have Kaua’i Electric and Maui Wowie — both of whom most certainly were not not created in California.
~ California Dreaming 2018: You stay classy San Diego ~
In 2010 a new threat to Hawaiian medicine arrived on magical mystical Maui, with plans to take over a freshly blooming cannabis industry with a fake cannabis cup scam.
Much more sinister than cops in helicopters simply doing their job, a job that unfortunately included eradicating a sacred Hawaiian medicine, our latest threat comes from withing our own cannabis community, wearing a false friendly face and fake dreads.
In 2010 a online avatar known as Greyskull the Grower showed up in the Matrix and arrived on Maui with his salacious crumb-esq bud buddy joeygreen808 from San Diego California.
In a stunning display of egotistical tomfoolery Greyskull seeds threw a “All Hawai’i Invitational” Cannabis Cup where one of their own fake dread adorned breeders, joeygreen808 won the cup they threw!?!
They then went online hyping their Greyskull Seeds company claiming the best buds on the islands after winning their own fake cannabis cup where they invited all the participants?!?
Now everyone would want their genetics because they won their own Hawaiian Cup, except they did not have any Hawaiian strains and invited their own competition to promote sour dubble hybrid seeds.
If you have a Aloha Cup on Maui you really should invite Maui Wowie to the party.
Bad form Pakalōlō pirates.
Speaking of bad form & those who “think not“, these Pakalōlō pirates plot revolved around a exclusivity scam popular in California in which a grower must have a certain verified cut or clone from a Mother plant to be in the “in crowd“.
Having Girl Scout Cookie is not enough, it must be “Forum cut GSC“.
(Forum cut GSC is absolutely delicious by the way…Mahalo Famazon!)
Greyskull the grower began hyping a cut known as Sour Dubble, a parent of High Times Cannabis Cup winner Gorilla Glue #4 or GG#4.
That is pretty cool, GG#4 is also awesome (Mahalo again Famazon at Amazon Organics for keeping these legendary cuts alive for visitors from HI like us to sample) but you do not need to put down local strains like Maui Wowie or disrespect our ‘Ohana (Family) in order to sell your shwag sour dubble seeds.
Unfortunately for the internet and Hawaiian Pakalōlō, that is precisely what the San Diego breeders of Greyskull Seeds claiming Maui did.
Hiding under various online avatars Greyskull and his punk Pakalōlō pirates went around disrespecting members of Pua Mana ‘Ohana like Bradda Joseph & myself Huaka’i, disabled Pakalōlō patients and much more along with the memory and all online history of Maui Wowie.
Reminiscent of nug nazi bud book burners Greyskull seeds canna-crooks went around online deleting Hawaiian histories we shared with a vengeance replacing them with hate and misinformation.
Their knowledge of how to pollute a competitors companies Google ranking using high view dopamine feed-back loop forums that prey on people with addiction issues far exceeds their knowledge of underground island cannabis culture, hidden Hawaiian history or growing and breeding Pakalōlō in general.
Yet despite the efforts of newbie Pakalōlō pirates fresh off the boat on Maui, our medicine survives the test of time once again as we “get high with a little help form our friends”...
~ Maui Wowie 1960’s – 2000’s ~
A Google search will tell you everything there is to know about sour dubble in a few pages or less – in order to learn about Maui Wowie you must speak with real humans who were there long before the internet.
Our old school Maui ‘Ohana (Family) says Maui Wowie was a trend like nothing the world has seen before, in fact it was such a popular trend it is STILL trendy to this day decades later!!!
People were screaming “Maui Wowie” out of their trucks driving by hitchhikers, picking them up smoking them out with Maui Wowie and dropping them off at their destination medicated and full of the Aloha Spirit.
Everyone loved Maui Wowie and everyone wanted Maui Wowie.
As residents and visitors to Maui can attest, there are some serious Chiefs who like to chong on Maui and while some of the most ‘ono Pakalōlō on Earth is grown on Maui, it runs out between harvests constantly and the locals must import from other locations. Big Island has always supplied Maui with Pakalōlō during droughts, even in the days prior to Green Harvest.
With limited supply and high demand shady dealers started labeling everything “Maui Wowie” and the current epidemic we see today spread worldwide to the point that Maui Wowie became a myth, a legend and a hype name tag to put on every bag.
Mahalo to ‘Ohana (Family) in Hana, Maui down Nāhiku kine who have preserved Maui Wowie for Hanauna (Generations), without receiving any of the fame, credit or a single dollar from the stacks of cash piled up due to marketers using the name Maui Wowie to sell their impersonations ~ the genetics that started it all are still intact.
Another Mahalo nui (Big Thanks) goes out to all the scientists and researchers who have contributed to new DNA and genome projects mapping cannabis genetics and our new labe here Steep Hill Hawai’i.
Now we can finally separate fact from fiction!
We know the real Maui Wowie did in fact make it around the globe in 420 dazed days — it will be interesting to see who sells Maui Wowie related to the original strain from Nāhiku and who is blowing hot air to fill their balloon with “Maui WowieTM“ brand helium so they can float off to OZ and sell more wolf tickets to unsuspecting munchkins searching for Maui Wowie.
Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank is working on mapping the Maui Wowie genome.
We will then gather every “Maui Wowie” we can find for testing and find the true relatives and the haole (alien) kine.
We call the project:
“Will dakine @real Maui Wowie please stand up?“
Contrary to uninformed publications and outsiders who claim Maui Wowie does not exist or that it is just a hype name used to describe any Hawaiian strain, Maui Wowie is a very specific Hawaiian sativa genotype from lower Nāhiku Maui cultivated for hanauna (generations) by Hawaiian ‘Ohana (Family) and shared freely with all who came to visit our home in the name of Aloha and to show the world dat dakine kind iz mo’ betta’.
Those who were there and know dakine, know dakine.
We Hawai’i ‘Ohana who share a personal connection and spiritual bond with our sacred Hawaiian Pakalōlō medicine, we know there were thousands of unique Hawaiian strains circulating throughout the island chain, each developed by Hawai’i ‘Ohana for hanauna (generations) each made special after years of loving cultivation in their own Ahupua’a (Hawaiian land division), long before Operation Green Harvest began their sadly successful eradication efforts and new popular Amsterdam strains like White Widow invaded our islands sending our beloved Hawaiian Pakalōlō to the graveyard in Jurassic Park (another movie filmed in Hawai’i, as Hollywood and the rest of the world, loves Hawai’i) along with the dinosaurs
Luckily, due to preservation efforts in Hawai’i and around the globe with those who have taken Maui Wowie back with them to their homeland to share with their ‘Ohana in the name of the Aloha Spirit and for the love of Pakalōlō; Maui Wowie is still very much alive and well.
Maui Wowie is by far the most popular Hawaiian Pakalōlō strain and may still even be the most popular Pakalōlō strain on Earth all the way back to the future here in 2018…
If you are ever lucky enough to come across real authentic Maui Wowie from lower Nāhiku Maui, you will see why here in Maui we say:
~ Maui Nō Ka ʻOi = Maui Wowie is the best ~
Aloha a hui hou,
Pua Mana ‘Ohana
~ Pua Mana ‘Ohana & Pua Mana 1st Hawaiian Pakalōlō Seed Bank release our rare endangered genetics for souvenir & preservation purposes ~