Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, is a potent sativa-dominant strain that can keep you smiling and energized throughout the day. This wildly popular strain has been on the cannabis scene since the 1980s. Although Sour D has been well loved for decades, its genetics are a bit of a mystery. Some believe this stimulating weed strain contains a phenotype of Chemdawg that is crossed with Northern Lights and either Skunk #1 or Super Skunk.
Appearance, Aroma and Flavour
Although the lineage may be unknown, its aromatics and flavours are undeniable. If you’re looking for discretion, this is not the bud for you. There is no hiding from its sharp, dank aroma! True to its name, the buds have a distinct musky and heavy gasoline smell. When broken apart, the bud’s fuel-like aroma is even more pronounced with compliments of citrus, musk, and pine undertones. Its flavour is just as intense with a strong, sour smoke and pungent skunk taste that may linger on the tongue. The nuggets are densely packed spears of green laced with orange pistils and a sprinkling of trichomes.
Effects and Medical Uses
Sour Diesel’s experience starts immediately with a warm rush of energy to the head. Some users experience pressure behind the eyes that builds into the head. The light and airy cerebral ride instantly lifts moods, provides a sense of mental clarity, and enhances sociability. This focused and euphoric experience makes Sour D a great wake and bake strain that can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. The heady buzz is complemented with slight physical relaxation that can also help ease pain and body aches. Although Sour Diesel is a great stimulant, this potent strain could be a little overwhelming for some. Those with a lower tolerance should take the strain slowly since they may experience some paranoia or unease.