Cannabis Sativa is one of the more popular strains among growers and smokers alike, despite its longer flowering time. Growers love sativa strains because of the outstanding yield that they are rewarded with after a long, drawn-out flowering time. Smokers love pure sativa because of the intense cerebral high that you can achieve with it, and not to mention its medicinal value.
Well, anybody who likes smoking weed surely likes a good quality sativa high, so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 sativa strains of 2015, based on strength and popularity. If you’re looking for the next sativa strain that you are going to entertain your taste buds with, check out this list before you go shopping!
1. Amnesia Haze
Just like the name suggests, if you smoke this marijuana, you might have a case of amnesia. It is one of the stronger sativa breeds and is loved by growers because it has one of the greatest yields of any sativa strain. It has an uplifting, energetic buzz that is extremely long lasting.
This strain was the winner at the Cannabis Cup in 2004 and 2012 and is a popular strain among coffee shops in Amsterdam.
2. Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel, or otherwise known as Sour D, comes from California’s famous Emerald Triangle. It gets its name because of its pungent diesel fragrance and gives the smoker a somewhat dreamy cerebral high. This strain is said to help writers overcome writers block. For medical patients, this strain is used to alleviate stress, pain, and depression. It can be grown indoor style or outdoor style.
3. Laughing Buddha
This sativa strain is popular among smokers because, you guessed it, it brings on the giggles! Laughing is just about the best medicine there is and Laughing Buddha strain is sure to encourage the humor within you.
For growers, this strain is especially good because it grows tall and fast, although the over-sized colas require a little more attention than others. However, once the hard work is done, the plant is covered in beautifully big buds, giving a good harvest.
3. Strawberry Cough
Strawberry Cough is made for the braver of the stoner souls out there, because of its potent ability to make the user cough. It gets its name for that reason as well as its berry taste and berry fragrance when smoked.
It is potent and gives the user an extremely uplifting, euphoric high that is good for curbing anxiety and managing stress.
4. Moby Dick
Whether you are a grower or a user, or both, this strain is loved by all. It has a THC content which makes it one of the strongest strains on the market. It’s known to super-charge the smoker with a buzz and give long standing cerebral stimulation. It has a sweet citrus aroma as well as a sweet vanilla taste on the pallet.
For growers this plant is ideal because of its short flowering time, its resistance to mold and its high yield, this strain is a definite must try!
5. Lambs Bread
Well, if you like some nice green, sticky herb, get your hands on this one. It is sometimes called Lamb’s Breath and is another top rated sativa strain. Good for smoking alone or smoking with friends because it gives a lot of energy but is also known to create a mood of introspection.
Bob Marley himself is said to have tried this wonderful strain, with its origins coming from Jamaica. So, it’s definitely one to try if you’re feeling any stress and need to feel OK!
6. Maui Waui
This sativa strain sends you floating on your high all the way to the sandy beaches of Hawaii. It smells and tastes like pineapples and gives a strong euphoric high. The effects of this strain are lightweight but nonetheless desired by smokers. The light effect gives a creative push to those who are looking for a creative solution, or simply some time to enjoy creative endeavors like music or painting.
Ideal for outdoor in an environment that is warm and tropical, but can be grown indoors in an environment that mimics this.
Despite what the name of this strain suggests, it does not smell or taste like chocolate. It belongs to the new found chocolate range of strains, but this one carries an earthy, sweet coffee aroma. It is a dreamy, cerebral high.
Medicinally, it is used to treat stress and anxiety as well as for those that are coping with depression.
8. Green Crack
Although this strain doesn’t contain any crack (only plant material here), it gets its name from its crack like effects. It gives a super hit of energy that gives focus and keeps you invigorated throughout the day. It is one of the highest rated sativa strains on Leafly and is also loved for its fruity mango flavor.
9. Willie Nelson
This strain won the 2005 High Times Cannabis Cup for the amazing euphoric high that it brings to the smoker. It has an enormous fan base of stoners who love to get on board, especially those who love to get creative.
Stoners love that this strain doesn’t fog their minds, keeps them level-headed and ready for a night on the town.
10. Jack The Ripper
Appropriately titled because according to Leafly, it is a “killer” cannabis strain. It can leave you in a meditative state, so it might be best to do this one with an intimate friend or alone. The buds are sticky and covered in resin, and it has a strong lemon taste and aroma.
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