Sour Diesel is the cannabis strain with a distinctive name from the East Coast, and a bold reputation to match. It’s an energetic Sativa that’s valued for its overwhelming bouquet and potent effects.

There is no mistaking Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is well-known for a pungent, skunky odor reminiscent of diesel fuel. You do not cultivate this plant without getting noticed; its aroma carries for city blocks. Sour Diesel is a Sativa blend which nevertheless hits like an Indica due to its potency. It is characteristic of the “skunk” buds. As the name suggests, it has a flavor strong in both caryophyllene and limonene, with a strong citrus taste and euphoric effects. People describe the sensation in near-spiritual, transcendental terms.

Sour Diesel hails from New York

Starting from the early 1990s in New York state, Sour Diesel’s lineage is shrouded in myth due to its time period before the relaxing of weed prohibition. Allegedly a cultivator brought back “Super Skunk” from Amsterdam and crossed it with North American native Chemdog.



Sour Diesel is one of the most frequently used strains in the medical community, especially recommended to treat depression, chronic pain, and anxiety. While it is a potent strain, it benefits from allowing for energy and creativity, which minimizes side effects. Outside of that, Sour Diesel is a strain with many an urban legend attached.

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