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Mr. Nice Strain Review

This strain is named after the late Howard Marks, a.k.a. Mr. Nice. Marks achieved legendary status among the cannabis community during his non-conventional life.

To say that Marks lived a very unorthodox life is a bit of an understatement. Having graduated from Oxford University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, his life took a very different path to what most people, and arguably he himself, would have expected.

Long story short, Marks ultimately got involved in large-scale cannabis smuggling and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Having served only seven years, Marks, who some described as a “model prisoner,” was released on parole.

To say that Marks lived a very unorthodox life is a bit of an understatement.

After his release from prison, Marks’ wrote his autobiography, which was entitled “Mr. Nice.” It was published in 1996 and went on to become a bestseller, selling over a million copies worldwide.

The following year, Marks stood for election in four different constituencies in the 1997 general election in the U.K. Marks’ entire campaign was centered around one single issue, i.e., the legalization of cannabis.

Unfortunately for Marks, a life in politics wasn’t to be as he received approximately only 1% of the vote. Marks spent the remainder of his life performing his one-man comedy show, writing as a columnist for Loaded magazine, and giving talks where he detailed his life as a cannabis smuggler to captivated audiences.

What Is the Mr. Nice Strain?

This strain by Sensi Seeds was originally named G13XHP. The Mr. Nice strain is a cross between Government 13 (G13) and the Hash Plant strain, so you can see where it got its original name from.

The breeders initially released the G13XHP strain as a limited-edition strain and took it off the market in the 1980s. When Sensi Seeds decided to re-release this strain in 1999, they renamed it Mr. Nice in Howard Marks’ honor.

The Mr. Nice strain is a heavily indica-dominant hybrid (80:20) whose effects kick in slowly and gradually. To begin with, Mr. Nice consumers will experience a potent, euphoric, and uplifting high.

Later, as the initial high begins to fade, this strain’s indica effects come more to the fore. You will find yourself starting to feel extremely relaxed. As you sink into a deep body-melt, you may find it more challenging to move as freely as you could do before.

Due to these strong indica effects, couchlock is extremely common with this strain. The Mr. Nice strain also has strong soporific effects, which tends to kick in during its latter stages. The nature of Mr. Nice’s effects makes it much more suitable for evening rather than daytime use.


The Mr. Nice strain has a sweet and spicy fragrance combined with a pungent, skunky, and earthy odor.

If you are looking for a strain that will give you a sense of relaxation, then Mr. Nice is for you. Read the complete review here.