First time I saw Columbian Gold around Norfolk/Virginia Beach on the east coast was around late 1973..
Damn, it was some good weed.
At the time, most weed was about $20 an ounce. Good Jamaican had been around a few years and was about $25.
The Columbian gold was selling for $30 an ounce...Outrageous! but it was worth it!
It was gone within 6 months or so and the Columbian "Redbud" replaced it.. Damn good weed, but not as good as the gold..
Around late 1974, Goldbud was back again, but it wasn't the same.
I think the cartels had learned that the goldbud would sell, so they figure out how to "sunbleach" it so it would look the same, but it was NOT the same grass!
I sure wish I had saved seeds form the original Goldbud and Redbud....
Isn't Mother Nature grand !