CANNABIS SATIVA STRAINS
Cannabis sativa can be on of the most favorable and potent types of marijuana grown. The most obvious genetic trait is slender leaves lighter in pigment with less chlorophyll and tall 8 to 20 foot plants when allowed to fully mature. Sativa’s higher THC than CBD equals a more cerebral buzz, resulting in an escalating type of high, which can stimulate brain activity and can produce hallucinations. The Sativa plant grows up fast but takes longer to mature at 10 to 16 weeks, and requires more intense light than an Indica. It has a taste ranging from earthy to sweet and fruity with a mild smoke. Cannabis sativa originally come from Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia.
The sativa high is often characterized as energetic and euphoric working on a head buzz. Medical marijuana patients love cannabis sativa as it relieves a multitude of symptoms. “Sativas are more of a stimulant, effective in appetite stimulation, relieving depression, migraines, pain and nausea.” – The British Columbia Compassion Society.
Some of the more popular strains are Bob Marley Sativa, Durban Poison, Purple Bud, Skunk, and Super Silver Haze. Check out the following indoor and outdoor selection of cannabis sativa, you’ll be directed to a secure seed store if you wish to purchase seeds online.
Red Congolese is a popular but hard to find 100% pure sativa strain that is the result of a cross between African sativa landrace, a Mexican Sativa and an Afghani and boasts a 18-20% average THC level. The Red Congolese high is described as a weightless euphoria that promotes focus and mental clarity and amplified senses. The Red Congolese buds are light and fluffy green with bright orange hairs, a generous layer of bright crystal trichomes, and are sticky with syrupy sweet resin. Red Congolese has a fruity, spicy flavour with a hint of berry undertones. This strain is often used during the day, and is ideal for morning treatment of nausea, fatigue and even Alzheimer’s.
Black Cherry Soda is a sativa dominant strain with a 20:80 indica/sativa ratio. Looking at the buds, you will come to realize this is what a beautiful strain should look like in the first place. It is incredibly tempting. You will have to see it to believe it, as a picture will never do any justice to the strain and what it has to offer. The buds are incredibly dense and are covered by tiny crystals and orange hairs creeping through. Additionally, you will notice hues of purple that mix well with shades of light green. It has a very unique berry smell and is quite similar to Blue Dream in this regard. As for the taste, it is no different from its scent. The strain has a very uplifting high, it is quite potent, but that should not frighten you from giving it a try. The high starts from the back of your head and makes its way to the back of your ears. Black Cherry Soda offers a cerebral experience unlike any other. A few more hits and you will feel the high setting in on your shoulders. It has an amazing upper body tingle that packs quite a punch. That being said, the strain is incredibly effective for treating various conditions like depression, anxiety and even stress.
Harlequin is a hybrid cross between Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss Landrace. It constitutes an indica/sativa ratio to be known as 25:75, meaning it is sativa dominant. It has a unique THC:CBD ratio which is best described to be 5:2. In other words, its THC level is 7-15% and CBD level of 4-10%. Its flavour and aromatic popularity is due to the essence of mango and earthy musk. It is best known to act as the most viable relaxing and calming agent. Also, the patient, after using it, can stay quite focused and alert, making the highlighting feature of this strain. In terms of its physical features, it is a dense looking strain with thick nugs all around it and dressed up heavily with trichrome. It is regarded as an excellent reliever of pain, either associated with the body and muscles, or with the head. The low THC level makes it easier for patient to be mindful.
Love Potion #1 is a sativa dominant hybrid (70% sativa/30% indica) strain created as a cross of the classically popular G-13 X Columbian Gold strains. This bud has a moderate THC level between 15-18% and was named for its ability to stimulate and arouse. This 2004 High Times’ Cannabis Cup 1st Place winner is often referred to as the cure for any of your loving needs. Upon the onset you’ll feel an uplifted energetic head high that gives you an extremely uplifted mood and a feeling of a stimulating body high that spreads from your spine to your fingertips in buzzing, warming waves. This stimulation is very arousing and can leave many users feeling incredibly horny. Because of these stimulating effects, Love Potion #1 is often used to treat chronic fatigue, chronic stress or anxiety, mild to moderate cases of depression, and nausea. Love Potion #1 buds have large incredibly dense lumpy leafy neon green nugs with a spattering of fiery orange twisty hairs. Each nug is completely covered in clear white trichomes and is unbelievably sticky with visible droplets of sweet sticky resin. This bud has an enticing aroma of skunky lemon citrus and a taste of tangy lemon with a hint of spicy skunk upon exhale that sits pleasantly on the tongue. This stock of Love Potion AAA has a super strong citrus and gassy nose with small-medium sized nugs. The effects will leave your mind focused with your body having other plans, it does live up to the name of the strain!