Sour Diesel Strain – Sour D Weed Strain Information and Review

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Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain

The Sour Diesel Strain also known as Sour Deez, East Coast Sour Diesel, and Sour D,  is a longtime favorite of cannabisseurs the world over who dig its invigorating, uplifting, mood-boosting effects. This award-winning, Sativa-dominant hybrid of the Super Skunk and Chemdawg strains delivers a fast-hitting, energizing, dreamy, cerebral high that’s perfect for plowing through even the most stressful day with ease.

Read more below to learn all about this cannabis strain.

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Sour Diesel Strain
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Sour Diesel Weed Flavor Profile

Sour Diesel was named for its super-potent, almost acrid, fuel-like aroma, which comes through pretty strongly with each toke. You’ll taste a blend of pungent diesel fuel, skunk, and pepper, as well as notes of sweet-‘n’-sour citrus and herbs as you smoke or vape this superbly stinky strain.This often duplicated, never imitated, untouchable strain is a preferred favorite in NYC and the east coast. Generally known to be an instant mood booster and perfect go-to for an energizing, elevated experience.


      AVO Ratings






      < 2%

      Sour Diesel Strain Information

      Sour Diesel is a 90/10 sativa-indica hybrid with an average THC content of 22%, CBD content of about 2%, and CBN content of roughly 4%. Although it’s not the most potent bud on the shelf these days, Sour D is definitely worth a spot on your wish list of bud to toke, as this well-known and widely loved strain delivers a high like no other.

      Just a few tokes will bless your brain with a quick-hitting (yet not overwhelming) rush of euphoria, a mega mood boost, and a hefty dose of inspiration. Your creative floodgates will open, your social side will engage, your stress level will plummet, and you’ll understand how weed can indeed be an excellent substitute for caffeine. As your brain buzzes, you’ll notice your physical form gently relax, and any lingering pain and/or tension will gradually melt away. In higher doses, you might even feel an almost psychedelic effect, which may engage your creative and social sides even further or may make you feel like checking out mentally so you can kick back and just vibe.

      Medicinally, the Sour Diesel strain is often used to help alleviate stress, depression, pain, anxiety, headaches, and fatigue. Many medical tokers also find it useful for treating loss of appetite, nausea, migraines, and PTSD symptoms.

      Sour Diesel is an iconic sativa-dominant cannabis strain that gets its name from the pungent, diesel-like aroma that some may compare to gas or skunk.  Aside from its dank nature, Sour Diesel is renowned for being its fast-acting, long-lasting effects. 

      From the early ’90s, although unconfirmed, considered to be Original Diesel (ChemDawg ’91 x [Massachusetts Super Skunk x Sensi Seeds Northern Lights] x DNL (Northern Lights/Shiva x Hawaiian).

      Sour Diesel has many terpenes but Limonene gives it the citrus flavor and allows it to pair great with different types of foods. It’s unique terpenes allows it to pair well with cognac, champagne and bourdon.

      Sour Diesel Strain Effects

      Happy 62%
      Uplifted 54%
      Euphoric 53%
      Energetic 50%
      Creative 43%
      Helps with
      Stress 37%
      Depression 28%
      Anxiety 28%
      Pain 23%
      Fatigue 13%
      Dry mouth 34%
      Dry eyes 19%
      Paranoid 10%
      Dizzy 8%
      Anxious 5%

      Sour Diesel Weed Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Jhené Aiko
      Tryna smoke 60%
      Styles P
      Get High 90%
      Toast 70%
      Pairs With Food
      Grilled Meats
      or veggies 50%
      The funkier the better 65%
      Your favorite sandwich
      And toast that bread 96%
      Pairs With Spirits
      aka brown agua 77%
      why not, you're in a great mood 75%
      Whiskey or Bourbon
      more sweet brown agua 66%

      Growing the Sour Diesel Strain

      Tall, aromatic, and partial to somewhat arid conditions, the Sour Diesel strain is relatively straightforward to grow, provided you have cannabis cultivation experience. This strain prefers having ample space to spread out and must be pruned and topped regularly for optimal results.

      In humid environments (higher than 60%), Sour D can be susceptible to powdery mildew, so while plants can thrive outdoors where there’s plenty of space for them to stretch, outdoor growing is only recommended in drier climates. With proper care, you can expect to harvest 18 ounces per square meter from an indoor grow and up to 25 ounces per outdoor plant. You will need the right grow lights, tents and more.

      Where The Sour Diesel Is Grown

      No one really know where Sour Diesel comes from. The cannabis horticulturist Ed Rosenthal thinks the strain’s originated when a Mexican Sativa made love to Chemo which produced the wonderful Sour Diesel strain. Since New Yorkers love Sour Deez so much we are going to drop the map pin the hear of this city. Remember Sour D is not from New York so please don’t write us if you are in your feelings about where this pin is dropped. Plus don’t quote us and say we said it was from NY. It is not. But it should be because Sour Diesel is the local favorite in Brooklyn, Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York.

      Top Five Strains Similar to Sour Diesel

      Sour Tangie 

      Invigorating, mood-boosting, and simultaneously relaxing, Sour Tangie can be an excellent substitute for Sour D when it’s not in stock.

      California Sour Diesel

      If you love the classic Sour D but wanna pair its vim and vigor with a more laid-back, West Coast vibe, try California Sour Diesel.

      Cherry Diesel 

      When you need some creative inspiration wrapped up in a chilled-out, fruity package, reach for Cherry Diesel.

      Tropicana Cookies

      Reach for Tropicana Cookies when you want some stimulating, happiness- and focus-inducing bud that tastes more like dessert than diesel fuel.

      Durban Poison

      If you need a burst of energy and a creative spark that’ll keep you going for hours, the invigorating Durban Poison strain is a lot like Sour D.

      Sour Diesel Strain - Frequently Asked Questions

      Is Sour Diesel strain indica or sativa?

      Sour Deez is a sativa dominat hybrid strain.

      How much THC in the Sour Diesel strain?

      Sour Diesel has 16% – 20% THC.

      What does the Sour Diesel strain help with?

      Sour Diesel helps with pain, fatigue, stress, depression and more. It is an uplifting strain.

      Does Sour Diesel get you high?

      Yes, Sour Diesel  gets you high.

      How does Sour Diesel make you feel?

      Sour D makes you feel energetic, creative and uplifted. This is a great strain to smoke if you want to be creative.

      How does the Sour Diesel weed strain taste?

      Sour Diesel has a peppery, earthy and herbal tastes. It’s terpenes would go well with food. Use it to make cannabis butter and other edible recipes.

      Sour Diesel Summary

      Sour Diesel is overall one of the most celebrated and recognized strains due to its aroma, potency and long-lasting effects.  It is known to be an instant mood booster and is the perfect go-to for an energizing, elevated experience.  Although it is a sativa some can feel indica-like head vibes at times because of the strong euphoric effects, but this is still one of the finest sativas you will smoke…and if is not, make sure you got the real deal.

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      JJ Smoak

      Brooklyn native, accent-having, travel lover, wordsmith and bud enthusiast. Versed from the streets of NYC, mixed with some world influence, writer/editor and medical user extraordinaire, JJ is here to tell you like it is and guide you to the finest. Brooklyn's favorite feminine stoner, your neighborhood contributor, wrapping leaves like a bandage and bringing you along for the ride.

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