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A Journal of Cannabis and Culture

Strain Spotlight: Sour Diesel

Strain Spotlight: Sour Diesel


The Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain

If Sour Diesel could have a theme song, it would probably be Kanye West’s “Famous,” thanks to the strain’s world-renowned reputation. The sativa-dominant hybrid gets its traits from parent strains Chemdawg and Superskunk, inducing an energetic, psychedelic high. “Sour D” is an award-winning, longtime favorite of cannabis devotees, for good reason.

The look, smell, and feel of Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel doesn’t get its name from the gas-powered energy it brings but from its diesel-like scent. Due to the presence of the terpenes myrcene and limonene, it has notes of lemon zest, which bring on its tart, citrus-like taste. Along with its dense, light green buds and orange pistils, Sour Diesel definitely isn’t a subtle strain.

The effects of Sour Diesel

With a high-THC content, usually, around 20% or higher, Sour D’s sativa-leaning potency is good for an elevated, euphoric high that will boost your mood and energy level if you’re feeling out of it or sluggish. It’s a good daytime strain, so reach for this when you’re working on a creative project and need a little inspiring buzz. Conversely, don’t reach for it if you want something to chill you out and help you sleep.

Interested in trying Sour Diesel? Find this strain at your nearest MedMen cannabis retailer.


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