I'm only relaying hearsay, as ... of course, I NEVER had anything to do with the substance. "Acapulco Gold, AKA Guerrero Gold is still in existence. It may have been taken out, due to cross-pollination with FAR stronger THC content plants, but no one purposefully put it out of existence. In 72-73 timeframe, one pound bricks were readily available for between 75 and 100 dollars .... No big deal, but people thought it special and you could get $25.00 per ounce, as opposed to the normal $15-$20 per ounce Colombian (ten to twelve per lid).
Colombian was NOT gold, it was green ... but much higher THC than standard Mez skank (green Mexican marijuana).
The potent stuff, available at that time, was from Viet Nam, often referred to as Nam grass. I knew someone that had a brother, Second lewey shave tail, over in Viet Nam, that sent him a carton of Camel Filters, fully wrapped packages of twenty, in Camel softpacks, coming in a standard Camel Filter carton. When a package was open, the cigarettes looked almost identical to a normal Camel, complete with filter. That was (again, this is just hearsay ... I would have no way of actually knowing) was a debilitating stone ... They wouldn't even break the filter off ... pass it around the room ... and EVERYONE would simply go nighty-night .... REAL stoner material. Beyond the expression of, "high as a kite".
Columbian, like its cheaper Mexican counterpart was green. Guerrero Gold was actually a golden color. In order of strength ... 1) Nam grass .... BY FAR ... 2) Acapulco/Guerrero Gold 3) Colombian 4) Mexican green ... and coming in so far behind, hardly worth mentioning .... Ditch Weed.