Sour Diesel

19–25% THC <1% CBD

This stinky sativa hybrid boasts a high THC content that can sometimes overwhelm newcomers. For more experienced cannabis consumers or those who moderate their intake, Sour Diesel will impart a calm, yet energized high useful for accomplishing a multitude of tasks.

With a slew of pop-culture references and its own Wikipedia page, Sour Diesel is one of the most popular marijuana strains around. Because this strain took root in the early 1990s when documentation was not a high priority in the cannabis industry, its lineage is unclear. That said, stories speculate that it carries the genetics of Chemdawg, Skunk #1 and Northern Lights.

This strain’s scent is distinctly powerful and tends to linger—those trying to be discreet about their cannabis consumption should keep that in mind. This one’s pungent, fuel-like smell is as striking as it effects: Often compared to a strong cup of coffee, Sour Diesel incites a pleasant head buzz that tends to spark creativity. It also has an energizing nature that can help you accomplish a long to-do list or even rally for a night out.

Some consumers point out that the invigorating effects of this strain can sometimes lead to a racy, yet somehow trance-like state. For this reason (and a high THC content that ranges from 19 to 25%), those new to marijuana should pay heed to their intake to avoid paranoia and jitteriness.

When taken in the appropriate amounts, Sour Diesel can help you focus while promoting a calm mental demeanor, making it a good match for those with ADD/ADHD, stress and depression. This marijuana strain has predominantly cerebral effects so patients seeking pain-relieving properties should search elsewhere.

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