Sour Diesel is one of the most widely used Sativa strains of all time. If you haven’t heard of this strain or given it a try yet, chances are good that someone you know has already tried it (and probably loves it).
Sour Diesel Strain Very Popular Among MMJ Patients
So why is Sour Diesel a favorite among medical marijuana patients and cannabis connoisseurs world-wide? I’m willing to guess it i because the Sour Diesel strain has got a distinct, pungent stench consisting of gas fumes that is usually coupled with an exciting burst of energy.
Having Sativa lineage, it is correct to assume that Sour diesel will predominately affect the mind.
“You can expect the Sour Diesel strain to make you feel more alert and energized after use.”
Patients typically use Sour Diesel as their first source of medication to start the day as it is known to provide users a sense of alertness. Sour D affects your head almost entirely; there’s typically no couch-lock or heavy body feeling associated with the Sour Diesel strain. So if you are looking for a tasty sativa strain to add to your arsenal, you may want to give Sour Diesel a try if you haven’t done so yet.
For those seeking a clear head high without the mental crash or heaviness, you may want to avoid this strain as it tends to make it more difficult to focus on any given task for an extended period of time. Personally, I would rather medicate with Jack Herer, Blue Dream or Green Crack for a clear-headed effect that is more conducive to having deep-thoughts, introspection, and ultimately focus.
Sour Diesel Strain Genetics & Where It Comes From
The specific lineage of Sour Diesel is tricky and documented very poorly. Some believe the Sour Diesel strain simply comes from a phenotype of Chemdawg that was slightly different and more Sativa-dominant than its predecessors.
Others believe Sour Diesel stems from the mixture of Original Diesel (which consists of Chemdawg x Super Skunk x Northern Lights) and an unknown Skunk phenotype (most likely consisting of Skunk x Hawaiian x Northern Lights).
Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Sour Diesel Batch
The smell of Sour Diesel should be intoxicating. It should remind you of an overpowering stench of lemons and diesel fuel. It should be a pungent stench. For quick reference, the pictures attached to this post are a good example of what a good batch of Sour D should look like when you crack open your container from the dispensary.