Neville’s Haze (also called Original Haze) is an unconfirmed strain of cannabis that serves as one of the genetic building blocks for a large part of the current sativa strains. Online sources date back to the 1970s when Santa Cruz growers known as the Haze Brothers grew sativa seeds from a friend, fellow grower, and neighbor David Watson, aka Sam the Skunkman.
The brothers combined a landrace Mexican Sativa with a landrace from Colombia, from there the best females were selected and then crossed with a landrace from South India. Eventually the brothers crossed the resulting hybrid with a male landrace from Thailand to create what is known as a Haze. Neville’s Haze
Sam the Skunkman brought several of the brothers’ Haze seeds to the Netherlands, where he sold the genetics under the name Cultivator’s Choice. Breeders loved the strain’s uplifting properties and stability so much that it soon became the backbone of many famous phenotypes and hybrids, including Neville’s Haze, Amnesia Haze, Purple Haze, and many more cannabis cup-winning strains.