Known as perhaps the premier hash-producing region in Afghanistan, the Mazar-i-Shariff area produced this landrace strain, which was brought back to Amsterdam and stabilized by crossing it with the classic Skunk #1. A short and stocky plant, it's known for its resin production and hash-making capabilities, but also for certain phenotypes with a uniquely cerebral yet still Indica-dominant experience, the headiness of which is likely coming from the Skunk #1 part of the family.
Piney and hashy, it doesn't have a strong aroma during growth but it increases in pungency after curing.
Thick, sharp, and hashy, with a pine element
Mazar is known for being a rather heady Indica, thanks to the Skunk influence. The effects really depend upon phenotype, as the Skunk-heavy pheno can simply feel like Skunk, with the typical mood-elevating, goofy, spacey effects. The more standard pheno is still an Indica that works with a lighter hand, simply relaxing the body heavily and not forcing the user to sleep, but rather easing them into a deep sense of relaxation, both mentally and physically.
It normally grows into a stocky and non-branchy plant with a strong central cola, but there is also a more Christmas tree-like phenotype that takes more after the Skunk.