With so many cannabis strains on the market, it can be difficult to choose which one to buy at the dispensary. We love a good sativa strain to help energize us when we want to hit the trail or have a productive day. We're going to give you the best 6 sativa strains on the market to get your day going.
Before we jump into the best sativa strains on the market, it's only logical that we should break down the difference between sativa, indica and hybrid strains. Different strains of weed will produce very different results, so it is important to know a little bit about the key qualities of each. Not only do sativa and indica strains produce different psychological effects, but they also are different in appearance. A sativa plant is taller and slimmer and normally gives the user a head high companied by alertness, euphoria and increased energy. An indica plant is usually shorter and stockier and is known to give the user a body high. Typically, it is smoked for relaxation, sleep aid and pain relief. A hybrid weed strain is bred from two different types of parents. Many are a cross between an indica and sativa, to give the user the feeling of an "alert mellowness".
Among some of the best cannabis strains, especially in the sativa family, is Sour Diesel. This strain is 90% sativa with roots in the famous Chemdawg strain, and has a very pungent aroma of gas, for which it is named, coupled with a very lemony taste. This is a very potent strain, with about 25% THC and little to no CBD content. The feeling to be expected are a rather quick euphoric head high and an uplifting happiness in one's mood. It is said the head high is a little more spacey and dreamier than an intense, sharp cerebral feeling. Sour Diesel is high in caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene.
This sativa is here to bring the euphoria while washing away the anxious mind. Strawberry Cough is among the cannabis strains that is known for its aroma of strawberries, coupled with a pretty stark cough, even for the daily cannabis user. There are skunky and berry flavors present that will aid in times of high-stress levels. With a THC level of 23% and no CBD, this is one of the best weed strains for a sharp focus, whether it be for creativity or problem-solving. This strain is high in myrcene and pinene.
You can't talk sativa strains without bringing up Maui Wowie. As one of the best strains of all time, this tropical strain will send you right to the feeling of relaxing somewhere on a beach. The flavors include a sweet pineapple taste while giving the cannabis user a light feeling while drifting through a high-energy euphoria. With around 15-19% THC content and no relevant amount of CBD present, the high won't be too intense. Maui Wowie's terpene profile consists of mainly myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene. Expect a body numbness, but in the best way possible.
This sativa is also among popular strains that have a few awards under its belt as well. Having been popularized in coffee shops across Amsterdam, this strain will give you earthy flavors of citrus and lemon, while providing you with an enthusiastic buzz that is perfect for a wake-n-bake. High in myrcene, limonene and caryophyllene, this strain will give a sudden, acute awareness of surroundings and mental sharpening. There is a richness in this strain, with hints of cedar on the backend. The THC content of this strain is also considered to be around average at 21%, with no CBD content recorded.
Known as one of the best strains of weed on the West Coast, this historic strain has made a name for itself outside of California as well. When consuming this strain, expect a nice, balanced full-body relaxation with a calming brain invigoration as well. Those new and experienced with weed will enjoy the sweet berry aroma that it emits with a sugary flavor as well. With a normal THC content of around 20% and a CBD content of about 2%, this strain can treat a plethora of ailments. Blue Dream is huge in the medicinal community because it can be recommended for muscle spasms and pains caused by injury or illness.
To round out our list of strains in the sativa family, we haves this pure South African sativa landrace strain. Durban Poison has a sweet, almost pine taste paired with the classic dank smell of cannabis. There are also aromas of licorice and it has a terpene profile consisting of mainly terpinolene, myrcene and ocimene. With a high THC profile of 26% and no CBD, this sativa will deliver a clear high with amplification of sights and sounds, giving you a euphoric buzz. It is said that Durban Poison one of several different cannabis strains that give one a "social lubricant", making them feel more at ease and social. Be careful, too much of this strain can make some feel on edge or jittery.
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