It’s not. I wish it was, but it’s a breeder’s re-creation of it. Is it decent weed - heck yes. I’ve only grown it once and I have a second run of it going right now so clearly I don’t hate it… it’s not my favorite but its decent. I also never smoked real Maui Wowie so what the hell do I know. This stuff has a really mellow high to it - something you can toke with a cup of coffee in the morning and still be motivated and functional. Not always what I want but i’m coming to appreciate it.
Its the same story with the Sour Diesel. It’s not like anyone at ILGM was living in NYC in the late 90’s and has been tending that line of genetics for 20 years… Cross some Chemdog with some Super Skunk and make your own! It’s not that simple of course and Bergman’s operation has taken the time to do the work breeding it properly so it’s a stable and consistent product and selected the phenotypes along the way to get something that’s enough like the original.
I can guarantee you that any seed bank that is carrying a classic strain with known lineage that they’re willing to stand behind will be putting that right. Up. Front.
Not a knock against ILGM in any way - been growing their gear for quite a few years now and am a satisfied customer.
I’m actually smoking both right now so excuse the rambling!