Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stress, pain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients. This strain took root in the early 90’s, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk.
A Beginners’ Guide to Weed Knowledge
Sour Diesel While there are plenty of veteran potheads out there, not all of us have been rolling up joints since middle school. Even those of us who have been steadily indulging for a while might not actually know anything about weed, whether it’s because we were too scared to Google it on our family computer or because we always had a friend who was a plug (and for that, we thank them). As the culture surrounding marijuana use continues to change—Michigan, Missouri, and Utah just passed amendments that ease up on marijuana restrictions—more and more people are toking up. And while we’re all for it, it’s important to get at least a little educated on it, just like you would with your diet or a new vitamin.
The amount of information and the lingo can be overwhelming: you might know that words like THC, cannabis, CBD, indica, and sativa are weed-adjacent, but they may not actually mean anything to you. And beyond that, you want to know what to look for; marijuana is a plant, after all, and there are certain characteristics to be cautious of or on the hunt for to ensure that you’re getting your money’s worth (weed ain’t cheap, y’all). Thankfully, we’ve provided a guide here that not only breaks down the three main “types” of weed, but also some other basics like stem texture and scent. And yes, we even revealed what THC actually stands for—you’re welcome. This is your guide to weed, with all of the important stuff you should be looking for.
Sour Diesel Sativas are known for motivating and getting you moving around versus vegging out on the couch. The leaves of a sativa are thin and spread apart. They have a higher levels of THC and lower levels of CBD (the chemical that’s believed to aid pain relief and anxiety). Creativity flourishes when smoking a sativa and treating depression is a major reason for its use among medical patients. Sativa strains are likely to get you talking, thinking, and philosophizing. To remember that sativas are typically elevating in their effects keep this phrase in mind, “Sunny Sativa.”
Sour Diesel Indicas have a higher CBD content and are noted for their calming effects. The leaves are also wider and much closer together than a sativa plant. When you are buying an indica bud you want it to be dense—that’s how you will know just how much of an indica it really is. The more compact the bud, the more indica properties it has. Indicas are helpful with pain relief, insomnia, and eliminating anxiety. It has been known to produce a heavy and relaxing body high. This can be great for muscle tension in athletes or as a way to unwind after a long workday.
Trouble remembering whether an indica is uplifting or couch-locking? Think of it this way: Indica = In Da Couch.
Hybrids Sour Diesel are the cherry on top of the cannabis sundae. They can be the perfect combination of energizing and relaxing, depending on the ratio of sativa to indica. Hybrids are created with the intention of maintaining the best qualities from both the sativa and indica parent plant, which often results in super-potent (and super popular) strains.
THC Sour Diesel for short, this is the naturally occurring chemical in marijuana which gives you the feeling of being high. THC talks to your brain and signals it to release dopamine (the hormone and neurotransmitter that works with the pleasure and reward hubs.) It’s thought to have been meant as a defense mechanism for the cannabis plant, intended to ward off herbivores and keep the flowers safe. (That sure backfired.)
Sour Diesel Those sugary looking crystals all over your weed—those are trichomes. That’s where the THC is hanging out, in the trichomes, all over the stems and leaves. Up close they look like tiny mushrooms and can be a few different colors. The best scenario is for them to be milky or amber in color when you consume them. Milky trichomes will give you more of a cerebral high and amber colored one will be more relaxing. If they are clear they aren’t going to be anywhere near as potent.