Cannabis Strain Review: Sour Diesel

Mary Mart

A Brief History: Descending From OG Kush

A long-time favorite of cannabis enthusiasts, sour diesel is the product of an opportune mix of plants stemming from seeds purchased at a concert. The story goes the seeds were bought at a 1991 Grateful Dead concert in Colorado before being distributed throughout the East Coast for further development. Combining the seeds with Chemdawg plant’s and later on Super Skunk, the Sour Diesel strain was formed, as well as OG Kush.

Two of the most infamous strains were created and continue to flourish in markets across the states today. Since the history of the strain is murky and passed down through many people we don’t know for sure if this was the exact chain of events. There are many rumors of other strains being added into the mix throughout the years before the final Sour Diesel strain was concocted.

Whatever the process, we ended up with the magical mixture that is today’s Sour Diesel strain.

Genetics Revealed

A child of the hybrid Chemdawg strain and Indica strain Super Skunk, Sour Diesel is a strong sativa dominant strain that has gained popularity with the masses. Some believe that the origins also include hints of Northern Lights and Hawaiian undertones.

Sour Diesel contains a fairly high THC content of around nineteen to twenty-five percent on average, providing an excellent strong head high. Small amounts of myrcene, pinene, and limonene terpenes add a citrus scent and flavor to the strain as well. The notorious diesel fuel smell is where the strain derives its name from and makes it easy to tell if you are dealing with the unmistakable strain.

Effects & High: How Does Sour Diesel Make You Feel?

Being a sativa dominant strain is what provides the excellent head high that uplifting and ZAPS you with energy. You will not find yourself stuck to the couch with this breed of cannabis. With this energy comes with it the desires to be on your feet and moving.

The euphoric, happy, and motivating strain is great for recreational use and medical applications as well. You will feel a sense of relaxation and joy as soon as the Sour Diesel hits your system. Perfect for enjoying a yummy meal, watching a funny movie, or as a pick me up on a dreary day. Sour Diesel can help to boost your creative side, making it an excellent choice for artists. The robust high does not impede your thinking abilities but instead helps to energize and motivate you in a happier state that before.

Appropriate Medical Applications

Sour Diesel is one of the most effective strains for fighting depression and anxiety. The uplifting head high can help to reduce sadness and relax your mind. Since it does not create a sluggish, weighed down body high it can be perfect for those suffering from anxiety. You will feel a sense of leisure and relief when using Sour Diesel.

A great pick me up in the morning to get your day started right, Sour Diesel is one of the best choices for your first dose of the day. This strain is also perfect for helping with ADD, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder. Great for stress relief as well, Sour Diesel is a powerful all-around choice for fighting psychological disorders without traditional medicinal use that can come with many side effects.

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