The Sour Diesel strain has achieved legendary status among cannabis users. This old-school Sativa-dominant strain is pure energy and motivation. On average, Sour Diesel strains can have 18 percent THC that can go up to 25 percent. Its strong THC levels provide users with a buzzing head high and light relaxing effects throughout the body.
Sour Diesel was popularized during the 1980s and 90s when breeder names and information on genetics were kept underground. While the origins remain a mystery, many users believe Sour Diesel’s parents are either Diesel, Chemdawg, Northern Lights, or more. The main possibility is that Sour Diesel is a cross between Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk strains. Sour Diesel has passed on its genetics to strains like Diesel Duff and Flowers for Algernon.
Sour Diesel’s strong potency has propelled this strain into stardom, but it’s diesel and fuel aroma have also attracted numerous fans. Sour Diesel’s pungent petrol scent is complemented by musky, pine, and citrus notes. Sour Diesel’s main terpenes are caryophyllene (peppery), limonene (citrus), and myrcene (herbal).
Sour Diesel’s old-school buds are small-to-medium in size with vibrant green leaves jutting out among the light yellow and orange pistils. The dense buds feature heavy trichome coverage on buds, leaves, and stems. Sour Diesel buds have a round and slightly oval shape that is easy to break apart and roll into a joint or pack into a bowl.
As a potent Sativa-dominant strain, you can expect invigorating and hazy cerebral effects from Sour Diesel. A few puffs of this strain is enough to elicit happy and uplifting feelings, as well as a surge of creativity and euphoria. It’s the perfect strain for working on a hobby alone or enjoying at a party with your friends. Medical users use this strain to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
Whether you want to space out to some psychedelic rock or fuel your friends night out, Sour Diesel is a versatile and strong strain. It’s perfect for all experience levels, too. Beginners can take a small dose and experience stress-relieving effects without the hazy head rush, while higher doses can provide long-lasting relaxation.