Sour Diesel Strain spliff and you’ll know straight away how it got its name. Its strong aroma of gasoline with a refreshing hint of lemon will scintillate your senses as your mind gets taken on a euphoric, energizing high.
90% sativa, 10% indica; Sour Diesel strain is one of the most popular sativa strains out there. You’ll know straight up you’re in for a thrilling buzz by the appearance of the leaves and buds. Sour Diesel is endowed with chunkier, rounder calyxes, it has light green coloring with darker sugar leaves and its pistils, shooting out like flames, range in color from a light peach right through to a toasty hot orange. This little beauty is proof that Mother Nature can be one hot mamma.
The exact origin of Sour Diesel is clouded in over a decade of well-smoked haze. Some believe breeder Chem Dog to be the founding father of this particular strain, having introduced it in the early 90’s from a hybrid of ChemDawg, Northern Lights and Skunk phenotype.
Others believe it to be a mind-bending mix of Original Diesel (ChemDawg + Super Skunk + Northern Lights) and an unknown Skunk phenotype (Skunk + Hawaiian + Northern Lights).
Bastard child of the marijuana world or not, its foggy beginnings are no deterrent for the determined pot smoker.
There’s no need to wait until 4:20 to enjoy the invigorating effects of this popular strain. The best recommended time to light one up is first thing in the morning. A fervent wake and bake session will get you pumped up and ready to tackle your day.
Livingroom in a state of emergency? Backyard buried beneath a tirade of leaves from this year’s fall and the last? Pack a bowl of Sour Diesel, please the senses (and the Missus or Mister) and get to work ripping through those chores.
Whereas indica strains are known for inducing a calm, zoned out mental and bodily climate, at times inconducive to coherent social interaction, sativa strains top in at the other end of the energy scale. At 90% sativa, Sour Diesel kicks in fast, producing a cerebral high that is as ecstatic as can be. If affects only the head, leaving the body to do as it pleases, so there’s no risk of day-long couchlock with this particular breed.
As Connor Bland writes on Whaxy, “after consuming, I went on a High Urban Hike throughout downtown Denver, and felt that it was a great strain choice for an activity such as this. It allowed for me to slightly space-out and enjoy the nice weather, while simultaneously being able to converse with others on the hike for small talk. As a person who is not a connoisseur of public art or history, it made small bits of information and the different sights around town more interesting than I feel they would of been without the cerebral euphoria I was experiencing.”
The energy Sour Diesel creates is focussed and laser sharp, stimulating your creativity and flicking your switch on to a heightened mental state. Take one drag and you’ll be turned into a mean, cleaning, idea generating machine in no time.
Sour Diesel is the ultimate pick-me-up with more highs than lows. On the negative side, worst case scenario is you catch a slight case of cottonmouth from eagerly packing a bit too much into your bowl and smoking it all straight up.
A word of advice for the less seasoned smoker though – the cerebral high can be full on, leading to possible paranoia, anxiety and inability to retain attention if you are not used to such strong sensory stimulation. So if you’re a Sour Diesel newbie, don’t max out all at once, rather take it one hit at a time to find your groove.
Sour Diesel has higher than average THC levels, thus contributing to its fast-acting, mood elevating and energizing cerebral buzz. Its CBD levels (the chemical that induces sleep and an all-around chilled out vibe) is comparatively much lower. Sour Diesel is one of the top 3 tested strains in North California with the average THC potency level topping out at 18%. The lowest potency levels come in at 12% while some of the best performing crops can hit a max of 24%!
Sour Diesel is popular with recreational smokers and medicinal marijuana users alike. Its mood uplifting qualities and energy enhancement makes it a great way for medical users to start the day. Take a puff first thing in the morning and feel your anxiety or depression immediately go up in smoke.
Sour Diesel strain is best used for battling fatigue or stress or for an extra bout of creative stimulation. As the high is located centrally in the cerebral brain, leaving the rest of your body intact for everyday movements like walking around and dipping a hand in the cookie jar, this strain is not suitable for general bodily pain relief.
If you are looking for a physical pain reliever, rather opt for an equally popular strain such as ACD. It’s high levels of both THC and CBD makes it a medical marijuana miracle for relieving generalized pain.