A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUR DIESEL
There is some debate about this strain’s origin story, but most agree that Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, is most likely a cross between two strains called Chemdawg and Super Skunk.
Sour Diesel hit the cannabis market back in the 1990s, and credit for its creation is largely attributed to a man named AJ, which is comically short for “Asshole Joe!”
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SOUR DIESEL?
WHAT DOES SOUR DIESEL CANNABIS LOOK LIKE?
The buds of Sour Diesel are round with greenish-yellow buds, with notable red pistils throughout. Sour Diesel tends to be a pretty sticky strain of cannabis despite not being as visibly dense with trichomes as compared to some other strains.
WHAT DOES SOUR DIESEL SMELL LIKE?
Sour Diesel has a very recognizable aroma; as in, it is one of those strains that you can smell right through a bag or a jar. This aroma hits you like a freight train and is one of its most notable characteristics. This isn’t a stealth weed, it’s one that when smoked will be smelled in the entire area.
What you will notice is that Sour Diesel has a very skunk-like scent with hints of fuel (hence the diesel in its name), spice, and citrus that lingers in the room, especially after breaking up the buds.
WHAT DOES SOUR DIESEL TASTE LIKE?
The flavor of Sour Diesel is much more inviting than the aroma it gives off, but it’s a classically pungent and skunky experience.
Most users report strong diesel notes, a pungent flavor associated with skunky cannabis, and an earthy flavor that is musty and organic.
WHAT STRAIN IS SOUR DIESEL?
Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis.
WHAT TYPE OF HIGH SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
The type of high that comes with smoking Sour Diesel is a very cerebral type of high and is not particularly known to last as long as other cannabis strains, especially when it comes to medicinal use. However, this strain exceeds in numbing physical pain in your muscles, nerves, and joints.
Although Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, the effects of the indica tend to hit first and foremost, putting you in a relaxed and at ease state but skipping the traditional ‘couch lock’ known with Indicas. But as mentioned before, the effects of the indica side will not last very long. The high starts strong and slowly eases you into a more chill and relaxing high, with a motivational and uplifting feel that many find perfect for social occasions, creative hobbies, and more.
Despite its habit of hitting hard and heavy, it results in a very clear-minded high that allows for your thoughts to be less clouded with noisy thoughts sporadic ideas.
Although this strain is not as long-lasting as other popular strains, the head rush hits fast and heavy which leaves you feeling relaxed, happy, and clear-minded.
WHAT ARE THE MOST NOTABLE EFFECTS OF SOUR DIESEL?
- Helps with muscle and nerve pain
- Helps with focus
- Enhances creativity
- Increases appetite
- Calmness and relaxation
- Uplifted mood
- Eases nausea
- Improved socialization
- Dry mouth
- High tolerance to THC is necessary
- Highly cerebral
- Somatic and mental euphoria
- Helps with physical joint pain and nausea
- Increases focus
WHAT TERPENES ARE IN SOUR DIESEL?
Sour Diesel is a Sativa heavy hybrid made up of 80% Sativa and 20% indica. Sour Diesel is primarily made up of Myrcene & Limonene, which is known as a quite magical combination. It also has a nice dose of caryophyllene mixed in as well.
HOW STRONG IS SOUR DIESEL?
Sour Diesel is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis and contains THC levels that range from 18% to 25%.
CLOSING THOUGHTS ABOUT SOUR DIESEL
Sour D, Sour Deez, and Sour Diesel. No matter what name you give it, this cross between two infamous strains (Chemdawg and Super Skunk) has resulted in a cerebrally exhilarating, fast-acting potent strain that is sought out by many.