Best Sativa Strains
Sativa strains have been popular among cannabis users around the world for centuries. These strains tend to deliver an uplifting and energizing cerebral high rather than the sedating stone that most Indica varieties provide. Due to their invigorating and often psychedelic effects, Sativas have often been a popular choice among recreational users; however, with the rise of the medical cannabis industry, many Sativa cultivars have been used to reportedly alleviate lethargy, mood disorders, and a variety of other ailments.
Although most modern Sativa-dominant strains have been hybridized with Indica varieties, many of them still retain the electrifying highs and large yields that Sativas are known for. This article will discuss the best Sativa strains on the market and detail their origins, aromas, and effects.
No. 5: Clementine
Clementine is a prize-winning, Sativa-dominant strain that was bred by Crockett Family Farms. The breeders are said to have created Clementine by crossing an old Skunk No. 1 phenotype, known as Lemon Skunk, with their famous Tangie strain. They named this hybrid “Clementine” to highlight its sweet, citrusy fragrance.
True to its name, Clementine offers an aroma redolent of ripe clementine, with hints of diesel and pine. This potent Sativa can produce as much as 27 percent cannabinoids and, like most Sativa strains, delivers an invigorating rush of euphoria. Users report that this strain may improve the mood, relieve feelings of lethargy, and inspire creative endeavors. Due to its stellar potency and unique flavor, Clementine has earned its place among the best Sativa strains.
No. 4: Stardawg
Stardawg is a skunky, funky Sativa-dominant strain that was bred by JJ NYC of Top Dawg Seeds. JJ created this variety by using his backcrossed Chem D strain, Tres Dawg, to pollinate the elite, clone-only cut of Chem 4. Stardawg displays many of the prized traits of the famous Chemdawg line, including large yields, pungent aromas, and potent effects.
Although Stardawg is a hybrid strain, it retains the uplifting high that is common among Sativa strains. This variety unleashes a burst of energy that is reported to boost mental focus and provide relief from pain and fatigue.
One of Stardawg’s most valuable qualities is its astoundingly robust flavor and scent. This variety fills the room with sharp notes of skunk, diesel fuel, and burnt rubber, with undertones of citrus and menthol.
No. 3: Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is one of the most celebrated cultivars in the world, easily earning a spot among the best Sativa strains. This hybrid of Haze, Skunk, and Northern Lights was originally bred by Green House Seed Company during the 1980s and rose to fame in the mid-1990s. This strain has won countless awards and has been a staple among cannabis users for decades.
Super Silver Haze offers a rich, spicy aroma and exceptionally potent effects. This variety smells of citrus, damp soil, and petrol, with floral and skunky undertones. The high is more balanced than that of most pure Haze strains, but Super Silver Haze delivers uplifting and energizing effects that are perfect for daytime use.
No. 2: Sour Diesel
East Coast Sour Diesel is a classic American Sativa-dominant strain that has been popular since the 1990s. Although this cultivar is widely popular, its origins are shrouded in mystery. Many believe that Sour Diesel was created in New York by a grower known as Asshole Joe, or AJ, although others claim it was bred by a grower nicknamed Weasel. The grower reportedly created Sour Diesel by crossing the original Chem ’91 cut with Super Skunk, although Sour Diesel’s lineage is also hotly debated.
Sour Diesel is famous for its distinctive fuel-like aroma and soaring effects. True to its name, this variety smells strongly of gasoline, with notes of tart citrus, skunk, and soil. Sour Diesel delivers a fast-acting cerebral high that may leave users feeling like they are floating through outer space.
No. 1: Blue Dream
Blue Dream is one of the most iconic Sativa strains of all time and has been a go-to among growers, breeders, and users for many years. This strain’s incredibly hefty yield and relatively fast flowering time make it ideal for commercial growers.
Much like Sour Diesel, the origin of Blue Dream is a mystery. An unknown grower in Santa Cruz, California reportedly created this strain in the early 2000s. The grower had acquired one of DJ Short’s esteemed Blueberry plants and crossed it with a Haze variety that was popular in the Santa Cruz area.
In addition to its humongous yield, Blue Dream also offers a mouthwatering aroma and a blissful, dreamy high. This variety emits a rich fragrance of berries and flowers, with undertones of citrus and sandalwood. This strain’s large yield, scrumptious flavor, and well-balanced effects earn Blue Dream the number one spot for best Sativa strain.
Greenpoint Seeds offers a diverse selection of Sativa-dominant strains bred with legendary cultivars such as Clementine, Stardawg, Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, and many others.
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