The most popular sativa strains in 2016
The general rule of thumb for Sativa strains is that they’re the ones that give you head highs. But as you’ll see from this list, Sativas are capable of so much more. Sativa strains can give you a mild cerebral buzz, a psychedelic space walk, and everything in between. This article will cover the most popular Sativa strains there are, so you’ll know exactly which ones to try next.
Sour Diesel showed up sometime in the 1990s and pot smokers never looked back. This strain immediately climbed the ranks all the way to legend status. And for good reason.
For starters, this strain packs a serious THC punch. While the most popular Sativa strains average around 13% THC, Sour Diesel averages 17% and can go as high as 25% THC.
This strain puts all that THC to good work. Sour Diesel gives users a strong sense of uplifting euphoria, complemented by an energizing sense of focus and bursts of creativity. Add it all up, and you’ve got a perfect strain for pretty much any time of day.
They don’t call it Green Crack for nothing. This strain is one of the most popular sativa strains in the entire world, and you can find it at pretty much any dispensary in the U.S.
One of the things this strain is most famous for is an incredible cerebral high that will help you feel energized but not spacey. In fact, a lot of people end up feeling more capable and focused after puffing some Green Crack. This strain is also great for treating stress, depression, and chronic fatigue.
This strain is named after the town of Durban, South Africa, which is where it originated. It began branching out in the 1970s when cannabis enthusiasts started bringing it to other parts of the globe.
Since then, Durban Poison has become a staple of the cannabis scene. The sweet smell and taste of its smoke are a good way to set the stage for the uplifting and energetic head highs this strain produces.
Durban Poison is popular with nearly everyone. Consumers love the powerful highs. Growers love the fat buds covered in milky white crystals. And dispensaries love the consistent popularity.
Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze was created by some genius breeders who brought together Skunk, Northern Lights, and Haze. The result is a popular Sativa strain that produces fat, sticky buds, and long-lasting highs.
And the cannabis world has taken note. Super Silver Haze won a string of big-time awards during the mid- to late-1990s. Since then, it’s established itself as a go-to strain among pot smokers everywhere.
Maui Wowie may be a bit outdated in some ways. But it remains a classic piece of cannabis history, as well as a perennially popular choice among serious cannasseurs.
Back in the 1970s when this strain emerged from the shores of Hawaii, it was rare to find ganja with THC levels in the double digits. But Maui Wowie blew that away. It averages between 13% THC and 19% THC.
Since then, a lot of super strains have caught up. But that doesn’t change the essential role Maui Wowie played in the development of cannabis. So if you want to experience a bit of weed history—and enjoy a powerful cerebral high in the process—then get some Maui Wowie.
This strain was made popular by Jimi Hendrix’s famous song of the same name. Purple Haze is known for delivering head highs that are so euphoric they border on psychedelic. And that’s exactly what Purple Haze fans love about it.
Most experts believe this strain descends from Purple Thai and Haze. Wherever it came from, this strain is enjoyable throughout the entire experience. The scent and flavor profiles are sweet, earthy, and sometimes a little bit spicy. Expect to feel energized and creative after puffing on some Purple Haze.
Jack Herer is named after one of the most famous cannabis activists of all time. And it does a good job of living up to its namesake. Buds average between 17% and 24% THC. This gives users a robust yet smooth high.
Jack Herer buds are usually covered in a thick coating of resin. And they leave users feeling blissful, euphoric, happy, relaxed, and creative. But all while staying mentally sharp. If you need a mid-day pick-me-up, Jack Herer could be just what you’re looking for.
Quantum Kush just sounds dangerous. And it is, especially if you’re judging by THC content. Buds from this strain usually test above the 27% mark and will peak above 30% THC. This one’s not messing around.
After just a few puffs of Quantum Kush, prepare for blast off. You’ll first notice a hard-hitting head high. The initial intensity will melt away into a deeply relaxing sense of euphoria. As your high continues to set in, you’ll go deeper and deeper, eventually feeling spaced out and calm—maybe even happily drowsy.
Once again, it’s all in the name. With anywhere between 15% and 33% THC, this strain has everything you’re looking for.
If you’ve never used this one before, you may want to go slow at first. The highs produced by Alaskan Thunderfuck are usually slow developing. But don’t worry, it’s coming. And when it hits, you’ll find yourself lost in a pleasant and long-lasting buzz that encompasses both your mind and your body.
Strawberry Cough produces a thick smoke that can make smokers of all experience levels double over coughing. But it’s worth it.
That’s because this strain gives users a super enjoyable cerebral high. After a ride on the Strawberry Cough train, you’ll be feeling euphoric, relaxed, and happy.
This makes it a top pick for this year’s most popular sativa strains. And when it comes to medicinal uses, many patients have success using this strain to treat anxiety and stress.