I’ve always been a fan of diesel strains, not only the energetic highs but also the flavor. So when Sunnyside in Champaign listed Sour Diesel on the menu, of course I had to pick some up for a review. It didn’t disappoint. Sour Diesel, also known as Sour D, has an easily recognizable distinct pungent diesel-like aroma (with a hint of orange) and flavor. The buds are medium-sized and round with red hairs. It has a higher than average THC levels, contributing to a fast-acting cerebral buzz.
Other Cresco Labs strains I am looking forward to reviewing include Apple Rock Candy, Durban Poison, Outer Space, and 707 Headband.
For work sativa, Sour Diesel offers energy but not always the desired focus. If I partake a bit too much, the strain can cause a dreamy cerebral effect that is counterproductive for detailed work. Though Sour Diesel doesn’t offer the intense focus that other energetic sativa deliver, I enjoy its other characteristics so much —the smell, flavor, mood elevation, creativity, and overall body relaxation—that it’ll always be a part of my “work sativa” and evening weed rotation. So I’m pleased Cresco Labs, a cannabis and medical marijuana company based in Chicago, is producing this strain for Illinoisans.
Sour Diesel is believed to have descended from Chemdog 91 and Super Skunk, but the marijuana community still debates its exact origins. Some believe it is a cross between Mexican sativa and a Chemdog phenotype.
* These reviews are not meant for occupations in which being under the influence of cannabis is hazardous to yourself or others. In fact, the Illinois law prohibits operating, navigating or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat while using or under the influence of cannabis. Use of cannabis by a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, probation officer, or firefighter while on duty is prohibited, as is the use of cannabis by a person who has a school bus driver’s permit or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) while on duty. For more information about the law, click here.