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Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel Strain

Sour Diesel is probably the most widely smoked strain of marijuana of all time. Sour Diesel (sometimes called Sour D) is a Sativa dominant strain and has a Diesel like aroma. It is an immensely popular strain of marijuana recognized the world over. This 80% Sativa dominant strain has a very high THC content between 20-25% and has been in operation for over 40 years. The exact origins of Sour Diesel are not known but it is the subject of much speculation due to its age and popularity. Some believe it to be a cross between Chemdawg and Northern Lights, while others say it was a phenotype of Chemdawg or a phenotype of an unknown Diesel strain. Sour Diesel has medium green buds with red hairs and sticky flowers. The effects of Sour Diesel are swift and users may feel sociable after inhalation, making it a good social strain. As with many Sativa strains, it may not be for all, as the effects can be overwhelming. Unless people are well grounded they may feel spaced out, not with it, and develop anxiety and paranoia. The high lasts between 2-3 hours and this is definitely not a strain for first-time users. It has a skunky smell with diesel undertone, and the smell is almost overpowering. For those who can handle it, this is apparently one of the best strains on the market, a world favorite, and an all-time classic.

Why do Patients Use Sour Diesel?

Sour Diesel has lots of benefits for those suffering from all sorts of different conditions and is a favorite among medical marijuana patients. There is pretty much no couch lock with Sour Diesel, and the effects are mainly felt in the head. For many medical patients, it is the perfect way to start the day. It gives an exciting burst of energy which cripples any fatigue or depression. However, it is not the ideal strain for focus, as it gives a type of energy that does not lend itself to focusing on one solitary task. The sense of euphoria that comes with this variety is helpful in treating symptoms of mild stress, anxiety, or depression. Its tendency to lead to associative thinking may provoke a bit of creative inspiration. Many fans of the strain also describe relief from minor aches and pains. Sour Diesel’s combination of mental and somatic effects makes it a potent aphrodisiac for many, though as with any aphrodisiac the effects are largely subjective.

Medical Uses of Sour Diesel

Minor Pain
Depression
Fatigue
Anxiety
Creativity
Stress

Side-Effects of Sour Diesel

Dry Mouth
Dry Eyes
Lack of Focus
Pungent odor.

Information about Sour Diesel

Classification

80% Sativa 20% Indica

Parents

Unknown

Stoned Meter

Sour Diesel has a rating of 9.4 on the stoned meter.

THC Level

Sour Diesel has a high THC range between 15-20%.

Breeder

Many different breeders for this established strain of marijuana.

Flowering Time

Approximately 9-10 weeks.

Ideal Growing Method

Outdoors in a Mediterranean climate for maximum yield. If indoors temperature to be kept between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit for daytime conditions.

Plant Height

3-5 feet

Yield

Sour Diesel has a moderately high yield of between 50 and 60 grams per square foot of plant.

Growing Skills

Sour Diesel requires moderate growing experience.

Potential Problems

Outdoor cultivation requires a Mediterranean type climate for growth. If grown indoors needs to be pruned early

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