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Sour Diesel

A sativa-dominant strain, Sour Diesel packs a punch. A motivator and morning kick-start, Sour Diesel is the sworn-by secret weapon of many highly productive people.

For a full wave of energized happiness, the 90% sativa Sour Diesel can help stimulate ideas and set you up to seize the day. This hybrid’s 10% indica content adds depth to the high, helping calm the mind.

While most of Sour Diesel’s effects are helpful, motivating, and positive, some users report feelings of paranoia. SD can over-activate the mind and cause paranoia, stimulating cerebral activity and producing attention difficulties among users.

It is best to enjoy this potent strain among trusted friends to ensure any odd behaviors can be managed. This is not a strain for beginner cannabis users.

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Strain types

  • 10%Indica
  • 90%Sativa


  • Citrus
  • Kerosene
  • Skunk
  • Sour


  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Herbal
  • Lemon


Rich in the monoterpenes limonene and myrcene, this strain comprises many staple terpenes.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Pinene

  • Terpineol



Sour Diesels has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Cerebral
  • Creativity
  • Elevated Mood
  • Energy
  • Fearlessness
  • Focus
  • Imagination

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Hunger
  • Paranoia

Effects include a blast of mental energy, a feeling of heightened creativity, and a readiness to get on with everything life demands. Sour Diesel is excellent in the morning, helping with a can-do attitude, and users will carry around a tell-tale smell. This invigorating strain is also effective for medicinal purposes.

Medical Applications

Because it awakens the brain, Sour Diesel can help combat common conditions like anxiety and depression through brain stimulation. This positive boost of mental power can make people feel unstoppable; previous fears and inhibitions about a daunting day ahead can vanish. Even more serious conditions like bipolar disorder and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) have improved due to the surge of positive mental power users receive.
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Anxiety, Panic Disorders

CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, helping alleviate anxiety.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Low doses of THC and low, moderate, or even high doses of CBD may help manage depression.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Studies show that people with PTSD had more CB1 receptors in brain regions associated with fear and anxiety than people without PTSD.

Manages conditions like bipolar disorder if dosed appropriately, although we would say be careful with THC-rich varieties for this purpose and pick more CBD-rich varieties. This is because CBD has potential anti-psychotic properties, whereas high doses of THC can potentially prompt psychosis in some people.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional



growing strains

Sour Diesel is a relatively tricky strain to grow and not a good strain to start with as a beginner grower.
Usually, Sour diesel yields over 10 pounds per plant when grown in the recommended 300-gallon planters. To avoid undeveloped, airy buds, ensure you do not overfeed this plant. On the other hand, keep an eye on nutrient deficiencies, like calcium and nitrogen.
Sour Diesel is often a tall plant, so it is crucial to ensure enough light penetrates the dense canopy while also keeping an eye on the buds. They mustn’t grow too close to the light source if they are grown indoors.


Sour Diesel usually grows tall but does not assume the well-known sativa Christmas tree shape. This plant can reach 10 feet in height.

Humidity and Temperature

Sour Diesel enjoys less than 60% humidity to avoid mold and mildew problems. It also enjoys temperatures below 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the final weeks of flowering to retain the monoterpenes that make Sour Diesel’s aroma so famous.
Make sure to keep up the watering for this thirsty plant.


It can take up to 11 weeks for Sour Diesel to bloom. Sour Diesel tends to flower after 70 days in bloom, though it can also be left 80 days in bloom.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sour Diesel good for?

If you need a wake-up-and-go strain, Sour Diesel is a great option: Boost creativity, get on top of those tasks, and calm those jitters.

Is Sour Diesel an indica or a sativa?

Sour Diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid with 90% sativa. Many claim the 10% indica makes itself felt, providing a heavy undertone to the high.

How does Sour Diesel make you feel?

Expect to feel calm, uplifted, happy, and creative. Think euphoric motivation. Despite this, you can also feel the weight of 10% indica content, giving it a heavy undercurrent. The THC content means this sativa is energizing and inspiring. Sour Diesel is a popular morning hit; just be aware of potential paranoia.

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