Sativas give you the cerebral stone. They creep right into your third eye and open up the colors of consciousness. But even in that realm, they vary wildly in effect. Here is a list of 7 sativa strains you need to know about:
1. Alaskan Thunder Fuck
Just say the name out loud: Alaskan Thunder Fuck. It’s meaty, beefy and strong like the Matanuska Valley the breed comes from. The earth tones and flavors almost call forth the spirit of the Alaskan Wilderness. It’s a good late night campfire strain, right before breaking out the s’mores. It’ll get your appetite going, so if you’re into munchies, this is a strain to check out. It’s know to be a creeper, so watch out for that sudden realization that you may need to sit down for a second. It’s relaxing and good for stress and depression.
2. Amnesia Haze
Who doesn’t like a good haze high? This one’s known to get you in an uplifted and energetic mood. You just feel good. Get together with some friends and hang out in a good space. It’s the kind of bud that will leave you smiling like a drooling fool. And that’s not bad. This one’s from Southern Asia and Jamaica, earthy and citrus flavored. It’s good for depression, stress and pain.
3. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is practically an institution. It is so iconic and recognizable at this point, it’s almost accepted as a grandfather figure. Just it’s smell, that pungent, dank, skunky smell makes you excited to pack a bowl. It takes over. Then you breathe in the dream, open up that third eye and take a walk around the backroads of your mind. This one’s good for stress, depression and pain with long lasting effects.
4. Green Crack
Need a buzz? Get going with some Green Crack (or Green Cush if you’re not too big a fan of crack). This is one that won’t keep you glued to the couch. It’s a good one to get out in the sunshine and embrace the day in a nice mental buzz. I’d say it’s good for a hike or a day at the beach, or even just going about your normal day in a better mood. It’s got a tangy, fruity flavor. It’s good for depression, stress and fatigue.
You might want to find something to hold on to. This is one that can take you to another world. You might feel a little like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, only probably not as concerned with getting home. It’s a potent one. This one’s known to be good for stress. It is heavily euphoric and good for inspiration from the other side. It’s got an earthy, mango, mint kind of flavor.
6. Casey Jones
Here’s one to hang out and toss ideas around. It’s chatty and good for getting creative juices flowing. One where you can sit around in the small hours of the night and talk over the next plot twist to your novel or figure out the next big viral idea for your YouTube channel. Just put it down on paper and laugh your way to a good time with happy people. It’s a social smoke and great for creativity, a combination of Oriental Express and East Coast Sour Diesel, with earthy and sweet flavors.
7. Charlotte’s Web
This is the calm one on the list. Almost like the sober, younger sibling who turns out to be very responsible and successful. This is the strain for people who want relief from pain and depression, but still have to live their lives. It’s real low on THC content but up there with CBD content. You won’t be watching your brains melt out of your nose, but you’ll be feeling good. And it’s good for seizures. It’s an earthy, woody, citrusy flavored strain from Colorado.