Sour Diesel CBD hemp flower
The Sour Diesel CBD hemp flower, sometimes abbreviated as Sour D, is a prevalent strain, distinguished by the fuel-like chemical smell of its flowers. It has a mostly Sativa head high with some subtle physical Indica relaxation, making it popular among recreational users. Because the underground hemp market of the 1980s and 90s operated without any lasting documentation, the exact origins of Sour Diesel are not known. Although a definitive agreement on its original genetic makeup doesn’t exist, Sour Diesel’s popularity has made it the subject of much speculation. Some believe that the real Sour Diesel was derived as a distinct phenotype of an original strain named Diesel. Others say that it was a phenotype of Chemdawg that leaned more Sativa than Indica.
Still, others claim that it was a cross of Chemdawg and Northern Lights, or perhaps Chemdawg, Northern Lights, and Skunk.
The high from Sour Diesel comes on users quickly in the form of a warm and pleasant head rush. An uplift in mood may be noticeable as well. Although Sour Diesel stimulates synaptic activity in the brain, the character of this head high is more spacey than intensely cerebral. Users may feel chatty if surrounded by others or somewhat introspective if enjoying the strain alone. For many, this soaring high is partially anchored by a slight feeling of physical relaxation.
As is common with many strong Sativas, the altered mental state brought about by Sour Diesel may prove overwhelming for some, leading to paranoid, recursive thinking or a feeling of being generally “out of control” of one’s thoughts or body. Sour Diesel has an average-length high that lasts about 2 to 3 hours.
History of the sour diesel CBD hemp flower
As the legend goes, the Sour Diesel strain was created by a grower known as “AJ” in New York City during the early 1990s. At the time, top-shelf bud was a rarity and Mayor Rudy Guiliani’s “broken window” policing strategy made smoking cannabis in public a precarious proposition.
Features of the Sour Diesel CBD hemp flower
Sour D has round, medium-sized buds with leaves that appear yellowish-green. Red hairs called pistils, structures that operate to catch pollen from male plants, contrast with the densely-packed leaves. When properly cured, the flowers are somewhat sticky. Nevertheless, breaking open buds reveals trichomes coating the insides of the dense flowers.
The hemp buds have an overpowering smell that, true to this strain’s name, is very similar to gasoline.
Sour Diesel also displays an extremely pungent blend of skunk, citrus, and spice that will leak through many jars and bags when the strain is well-grown. The sharpness gets stronger after breaking it up, adding a stronger kick of citrus as well as a cutting fuel aroma that tickles the nose.
The odour also has some hints of orange. Breaking open or grinding the buds intensifies this scent, and adds components of musk and pine sap. Sour Diesel has a notoriously harsh, acrid smoke that can cause users to cough or make their sinuses water. The smoke has a sour and vaguely skunky taste that many describe as unpleasant; on the exhale, the Diesel’s almost ammonia-like tang stings the palate and may linger for a long time afterwards. Smokers trying to remain discreet should be warned that this is a very pungent strain whose odour can carry for quite a distance.
A frontal attack of skunky citrus funk gives way to a mentholated lime-kissed spice which lingers in the mouth. The smoke is expansive and will definitely cause coughing on larger hits.
Sour Diesel is fairly Sativa-dominant but seems to exhibit a head slam of an Indica effect at times, especially if let go late into flowering. It hits the eyes and head immediately, filling them with pressure and energy. At the same time, the body seems almost immobile at times, trending heavily towards couchlock.