Sour Diesel, Everyone’s Favorite Cannabis Strain

by | Mar 15, 2017


Sour Diesel — everyone has heard of it, and about half those folks claim to be its original breeder. What is it about this infamous strain that sends people into such a frenzy? It’s gotta be the flower’s uplifting and euphoric power! This sativa-dominant strain is one of the most well known for providing energizing and invigorating effects, exactly what one would expect from a strong sativa. And it delivers every time…that is if you are consuming true Sour Diesel.


As alluded to above, this strain has a bit of drama associated with it, due to the fact that it blew everyone’s minds when they first discovered it back in the early 90s. Price per gram was catastrophically high and sourcing clones was nearly impossible. This resulted in growers and distributors claiming that any strain with the recognizable and awe-ensuing diesel aroma was in fact Sour Diesel.

Fortunately for our patients, the Sour Diesel we cultivate and use in our Medicine Bars has genetics derived from as close to the original source as you can get. We’ll leave it at that.

Sour Diesel Flavor Profile

Sour Diesel is believed to have descended from Chem Dawg 91 and Super Skunk. A typical terpene profile from this pungent strain can contain linalool, myrcene, pinene, limonene, and caryophyllene. These fragrant compounds give Sour Diesel its famed earthy, diesel aroma.

Effects of Sour Diesel

Sativa dominant strains are notorious for delivering an uplifting high. Sour Diesel goes above and beyond, leaving patients with a dreamy, energized, and relaxed cerebral effect. Sour Diesel can also be very effective in treating depression, fatigue, headaches, stress, and pain.

So why does Medicine Box grow Sour Diesel? We love it! It was the first strain to be dubbed with a universally recognizable name. It has been around since the 90s! It’s nostalgic. It’s the sticky icky, the kind bud. The smell alone speaks for itself! The caryophyllene oxide terpene profile lends to that unmistakable gas, fuel, that diesel that we have come to crave.

Sour Diesel Reviews

But don’t take our word for it! Check out some reviews of this beloved, richly flavored strain:

“It makes your frontal lobe act in ways you could never have imagined. It’s almost like Sour Diesel is a key, a key that opens up whole realms of your mind that you were once ignorant of.” – Dr. Zimbardo, via Leafly

“If you want to go from hateful to peaceful, than roll up & smoke a blunt of sour D .” – EMM, via Leafly

“This is my IDEAL strain. My god. I got off my anti-depressants when I found this strain. It’s all I smoke and I couldn’t be happier. I feel sexier, I’m happy, I’m horny, I don’t mind eating and yet somehow I’m losing weight. I love moving and doing this. Don’t mind doing housework. it’s absolute bliss.” – SexMetalBarbie via Leafly

If you like Sour Diesel, you should try our Medicine Bars!