Sour Diesel, often called “Sour-D,” is among the most popular Sativa strains of Cannabis in the world best known for its potent effects and pungent aroma. The strain is a great pick-me-up if you’re looking for a mood-boosting high with a heightened mental state.  Like many strains, Sour Diesel has been around for generations making its original whereabouts difficult to confirm. California Cannabis horticulturist, Ed Rosenthal, is known for his research on the subject and believes the strain’s lineage stems from a combination of Chemo and Mexican Sativa. While Sour Diesel’s origins are unconfirmed, you can easily confirm you have a good batch of Sour Diesel by its citrus, diesel-like smell.  Sour Diesel’s buds are housed in green earthy leaves and sometimes include pistols with a pinkish tint. These ‘nugs’ are usually covered in translucent crystals hinting at the potency of Sour Diesel.  Sour Diesel gives you an extremely powerful high. You can expect to experience very strong cerebral effects while still maintaining a certain sense of clarity. If you don’t smoke regularly, you may want to take just a few hits to see how you feel as this strain kicks in very fast.   Sour Diesel is a very common strain used to treat medical marijuana patients suffering from anxiety or depression. Sour-D’s mood-boosting effects are great for brightening up your day without knocking you out like other Sativa strains.


Diesel, Pungent, Earthy


Happy, Uplifted, Euphoric, Creative, Energetic


Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite