The American Northwest is a rugged, gleaming jewel box that’s overflowing with beautiful expanses and long drives. Up here the journey is the destination. Being out and about scrambling over waterfalls and mountain sides looking for the wildest spot to take a break and burn some bud is just about as perfect as it can get.
Sour Diesel is one strain of cannabis that’s particularly fitting for these wild adventures. What strain can guide someone up and down a trail beaten, bruised, and happier than all hell? Sour Diesel can.
In the Pacific Northwest, one is never more than a road trip away from a national park. Emeralds of towering pine forests pop up like titans breathing fresh, clean life into the air. Sapphires are fed by melting snowcaps shining nestled in the mountains and hills, clear and cold, and rubies erupt in the skies every dawn and dusk. Beautiful, fun, and as rugged as Sour Diesel.
The Sights and the Smells
At first glance, this strain can be unassuming. The dense buds are a light green and tinged a deeper yellow color. Neither overly large nor oddly small, the medium-sized buds seem almost sticky and unwilling to be separated.
The first thing to truly hit about Sour Diesel is the pungent odor of engine oil, its namesake. This strain, Leafly reports, has an average THC content of 18%. Some speculate it is some form of hybrid cross between Chemdawg and Superskunk — two strains users know for their powerful aromas which only intensify when they are ground up.
As one smokes Sour Diesel, it feels hot and harsh in the throat. It was acidic and pungent on the tongue. More of an uphill trek than a leisurely stroll, the smell and taste can seem quite untamed and difficult. But as the high is felt, the mind goes from the steep dusty trail to the souring views all around.
Higher Than Trees Grow
Sour Diesel’s high is clear and warm, starting at the bottom of the neck and filling the head. It settles somewhere near the front of the brain, right behind the forehead. Somewhere between a hot flush and yawn, Sour Diesel opens up into an energetic swell.
As it is a sativa strain, most people feel an excited euphoria from Sour Diesel. An energized engagement with one’s surroundings brought out an appreciation for company and a curiosity for the next corner. Sour Diesel is catalytic fuel that turns the same wheels of adventure as a winding trail.
Sometimes the high is mellower. It doesn’t provide an urge for adventure, but also not a couch lock feeling either. Rather, its effects are similar to a hammock tied between two trees, swaying in the wind.
There’s an ease and a sense of happy freedom that comes through the acrid haze of Sour Diesel, very much like the sensations of being outside and exploring. As the world around churns in foggy chaos and heavy uncertainty, this is one strain that revitalizes and refreshes.
Sour Diesel raises spirits and encourages adventure, a truly candid representation of what the northwest culture can be. Next time you’re in for a long drive why not bring along some Sour Diesel and make every stop along the way an adventure.