Sour Diesel, nicknamed “Sour-D,” is a very popular sativa-dominant strain that offers a very distinct smell and cerebral, energetic high. It has become a very popular strain because of the quick-acting, awake and tuned-in feeling that it offers almost immediately.
The exact origins of the strain have been debated among cannabis industry professionals. Cannabis horticultural expert, Ed Rosenthal, labels Sour D a pure sativa, and believes the lineage can be traced back to Chemo and Mexican Sativa strains. The original Cannabible offers a different view of the strain’s origin, offering an indica-dominant blood line as a product of Chem and Massachusetts Super Skunk. In most Colorado dispensaries, Sour Diesel is listed among their sativa-dominant options.
Sour Diesel has buds that feature pale green, earthy leaves with fiery-orange hairs throughout. Small crystals lace the outside, giving consumers a visual aid for the potent nature of the strain.
Living up to its name, Sour Diesel gives off a pungent, overwhelming smell. A dose of gasoline comes to mind when first inhaled, with a touch of a citrus, lemony zest coming in after. The same smell lingers once the smoking begins.
Sour Diesel offers a brilliant flavor that will stay on your tongue for a period of time after the first hit. With the mix of flavors, including gasoline and lemon, the taste can come off as harsher than it actually is. While it may seem like coughing is bound to result from the diesel-based flavor, the smooth exhalation leaves the user wanting to smoke more and more.
The hints of citrus will stick around for a while, but the unique taste of gas seems to exit the taste buds with the smoke.
An energetic, spacey high creeps in after smoking, but allows for the user to remain clear-minded. While the peak of the high does not set in immediately, the dreamy feeling it gives off will continue to build for a period of time.
Sour Diesel has been used by medical patients to relieve feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. The strain offers a long-lasting, uplifting high to patients who need a pick-me-up through cannabis usage.
The mood-boosting effects of Sour Diesel may not be the best for large gatherings of people, not because it causes paranoia, but the dreamy feeling may cause focusing on long conversation a bit strenuous. For those who are not habitual smokers, it would be smart to be cautious on the amount consumed, allowing for personal adjustment to the unique high it offers.
Sour Diesel is a great choice for those looking to partake in outdoor activities, such as hiking or tubing. With the popularity of the strain, it makes it a great choice to pick up at a dispensary before heading out for an adventure, whether it be in nature or a nice stroll in an urban setting.
After consuming, I went on a High Urban Hike throughout downtown Denver, and felt that it was a great strain choice for an activity such as this. It allowed for me to slightly space-out and enjoy the nice weather, while simultaneously being able to converse with others on the hike for small talk. As a person who is not a connoisseur of public art or history, it made small bits of information and the different sights around town more interesting than I feel they would of been without the cerebral euphoria I was experiencing.
Sour Diesel is a popular strain that offers great availability throughout Colorado, Washington, and most other states where medical or recreational marijuana is legally sold.