Sometimes, we need a little extra energy. While many people turn to coffee to start their day, others prefer an herbal wake-up call. If you’re hoping to find a strain loved by the masses, any of these common sativas may be just right for you. Here are the top 10 popular sativa strains available right now.
1. Super Lemon Haze
Some folks like the sativa experience, but want a bit of a body high thrown into the mix. If this sounds nice, you might love Super Lemon Haze. This strain is predominantly sativa, but it still provides a mild, relaxed body sensation. You may feel an odd combination of body heaviness coupled with ample mental energy.
Great for daytime use, the overall effects Super Lemon Haze are as lively as its citrus aroma. It has plenty of lemon acidity with some pleasant earthy flavors. If you’re cleaning the house or spending the day out running errands, Super Lemon Haze will add a little bliss to the monotony.
2. Amnesia Haze
This strain is popular in the U.S. and the Netherlands. If you are hoping for a psychedelic experience, Amnesia Haze is for you.
Many users find themselves consumed by blissful, euphoric thoughts. You may struggle to get out of your head with this one, but you’ll be having such a nice time that it won’t matter. Amnesia Haze is known to inspire an ear-to-ear smile.
Those who need potent daytime relief from chronic, neuropathic pain may enjoy this strain.
3. Alaskan Thunder F*ck (ATF)
If you’re a sativa fan and you haven’t tried ATF, you’re missing out. This popular strain has been around since the 1970s and has never ceased to please.
Like most sativas, it creates a powerful energizing sensation. Expect a good ATF to feel like a strong cup of coffee. Yet, the effects of this strain are a bit sneaky. It may take a while before you feel the full force of this cerebral and creative strain.
If you’re hoping for a sativa that increases arousal, this one may be for you. In low doses, ATF fans have reported an improvement in their bedroom mojo. Just try not to consume too much of this potent sativa. Otherwise, you might be a little too philosophical for action.
Harlequin is a high CBD sativa. An amazing medical strain, Harlequin produces a 5 to 2 ratio of CBD to THC. This means that while you may have a slight psychoactive experience, the strong, calming sensation is what makes this strain special.
Perfect for those who need to medicate during the workday, Harlequin provides a happy, clear-headed experience that won’t drag you down. CBD also has potent anti-anxiety properties, which means that you avoid some of the uncomfortable effects of THC.
5. Purple Haze
While most purple strains are thought to be indica, Purple Haze is an exception. An old school sativa, this strain has been around since the 1960s. Named after the legendary Jimi Hendrix song, this strain is famous for its strong cerebral experience. Expect an all around trippy time, filled with energy and blissful euphoria.
The THC levels in Purple Haze often reach 20%, so new consumers may want to start slow with this psychedelic bud. Having a few of your favorite snacks handy is also a great idea. Mid-way through the Hazy high, you’re likely to feel your belly rumbling.
If you’re new to the herb, Shipwreck is probably a safe bet. The THC content ranges from 12 to 15%, meaning that those with less of a tolerance can smoke a full joint without feeling a little uncomfortable.
If you have a migraine or a tension headache, you may quickly fall in love with Shipwreck. It provides plenty of mind-centered effects without provoking uncomfortable anxiety. Overall, this is one chill flower.
7. Strawberry Cough
This strain may or may not have originated in a strawberry field. Strawberry Cough is a mellow sativa. Unlike other sativas, this strain is thought to be easygoing and relaxed. Though it provides plenty of cerebral uplift it doesn’t tend to get as racy as other popular strains.
The THC content ranges from 15 to 18%, meaning that it may be a good choice for those who are newer to the cannabis scene.
While this strain is pleasant overall, make sure you have a glass of water handy. It’s named “Strawberry Cough” for a reason. Even experienced consumers fall victim to the throat tickle this strain produces.
8. Durban Poison
If you’re looking for a pure sativa, this is it. Durban Poison is a landrace strain named after it’s place of origin: the port city of Durban in South Africa. Though sativas are thought to produce less THC than pure indicas, you wouldn’t be able to tell from this strain. It has a whopping 22% THC content.
9. Super Sour Diesel
If you’re feeling a little down, Super Sour Diesel will lift you back up. A cross between two superstar sativas, Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel, this is one potent sativa. The THC content in this strain can soar to a whopping 24%. Super Sour Diesel is quick, racy, and as energizing as a shot of espresso.
If you’re an artistic type, you may appreciate the focused creativity this strain creates. Many consumers find that it provides plenty of mental inspiration. Though, if you’re new to cannabis, you may want to take it easy with this uplifting herb.
10. Dr. Grinspoon
This strain is named after the famous Harvard psychiatrist turned cannabis activist. An homage to Dr. Lester Grinspoon, this sativa is one to put on your bucket list. Similar to Durban Poison, Dr. Grinspoon is an unadulterated sativa. While most sativas these days are hybrids, this one is all get-up-and-go.
This strain produces very little bodily effects and instead impacts the mind. Expect your thoughts to be zipping around in cerebral euphoria after a few tastes of this energizing herb. An heirloom sativa, Dr. Grinspoon is quite potent. Expect THC content to reach around 22%.