Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is a mostly Sativa hybrid that gets its name from the almost diesel and citrus odor it emits.

Due to the strain being almost entirely Sativa, Sour Diesel is a purely cerebral high. The high is very uplifting; giving feelings of euphoria. It is recommended as a day starter thanks to the energy it imparts. This strain also reportedly increases creativity. However, as with many strains of cannabis most users experience dry mouth and possibly dry eyes.

Other users of the strain have reported feeling paranoia and anxiety as the cerebral stimulation of this strain can be quite overwhelming (especially in higher doses). Some users easily lose concentration as everything grabs at their attention. For novice users, even something as simple as staying mentally engaged in a conversation can pose a problem.

Stress, in general, is the most common medicinal use for Sour Diesel. The strain’s cerebral high is excellent at calming anxiety and lightening the effects of depression when used in small doses. Because of the energetic effects of this strain it is used to combat chronic fatigue as well. Since there is no body high associated with Sour Diesel, it provides virtually no pain relief.

The exact origins of Sour Diesel are not known as there is very little paper trail about its lineage. As such the original genetic make up of the strain is lost. There has been much speculation about it though.

Most believe that true Sour Diesel was derived from the original Diesel. Some say that Diesel was mixed with an unknown skunk phenotype; while others say it was an accidental cross with a DNL plant. There are those that believe it was just a different phenotype of Chemdawg that was more Sativa than Indica. Sour Diesel is an extremely popular strain; true Sour Diesel being much harder to find in stock.