If you find yourself with a lack of energy, motivation, or creative juices a high THC Sativa may be what the doctor ordered.
Sativa strains are normally packed with a higher THC content than hybrids or indicas.
This higher THC content promotes an uplifting and energetic state of being that allows patients to achieve the get-up and go they’re looking for.
Sativa strains are also very beneficial for creating a social environment at a party or gathering. Sativas are known to promote conversation so long it isn’t overly medicated.
Blue Dream, Ghost Train Haze, Jack Herer and Black Diamond are all great strains to promote an uplifting energy.
Let’s take a look at each.
The Blue Dream Strain, a sativa-dominant hybrid getting its roots from California. Since the beginning of its journey, Blue Dream has spread its wings and flown great distances on its way to worldwide fame.
From mixing a Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances a full-body relaxation with an easy cerebral effect.
Novice and veteran smokers alike enjoy the balanced effects, light and an easy uplifting rush to euphoria.
Certain phenotypes display a more indica-like look and feel, but the sativa dominant style is the most popular and heavily favoured.
Blue Dream may actually be a growers dream. With its tall flowers, short flowering cycle (7-9 weeks) growers rejoice. The average yield is 250-500 grams per m2 and plants can often grow to be 2m tall!
Make sure there’s plenty of overhead room so the flowers don’t get too close to your lights.
With a sweet berry aroma redolent of its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream delivers prompt symptom relief but while straying away from a overly sedating feeling. The light and sweet taste is unmistakable to veteran cannabis consumers.
Many patients will also enjoy this strain for its amazing stress relieving properties. You could say it’s almost as good as a $200 day at the spa. This makes it a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea, and other ailments requiring a high THC strain.
Many users who experience anxiety will receive a very positive boost from Blue Dream. Known as an extremely chatty strain, even the most quite and introvert of users will feel an overall want to socialize.
Don’t let depression and anxiety get you down, kick it right in the teeth. Don’t forget to grab your art supplies as Blue Dream may have you discovering your inner child again.
Flavours: Blueberry, Berry, Sweet
Effects: Happy, Relaxed, Euphoric, Uplifted, Creative
Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Pain, Headaches, Fatigue
Ghost Train Haze
First bred by Rare Dankness, Ghost Train Haze is a sativa cross between Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck. Unlike typical sativas, Ghost Train Haze grows dense buds blanketed in white, crystal-capped trichomes.
With a sour citrus and floral aroma, it delivers a potent dose of THC to knock out pain, depression, and appetite loss, but patients prone to anxiety should steer clear of this heavy-hitter.
Low doses are conducive to concentration and creativity, but you may notice some cerebral haziness as you administer more.
Ghost Train Haze is a suitable outdoor strain for warm climates and has a 65 to 80 day flowering time indoors.
Flavours: Citrus, Earthy, Sweet
Effects: Happy, Uplifted, Energetic, Euphoric, Focused
Medical Uses: Depression, Stress, Pain, Fatigue, Headaches
Jack Herer (Gastown)
Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.
Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas.
Its rich genetic background gives rise to several different variations of Jack Herer, each phenotype bearing its own unique features and effects.
However, consumers typically describe this 55% sativa hybrid as blissful, clear-headed, and creative.
Jack Herer was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s where it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain.
Since then, the spicy, pine-scented sativa has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency. Many breeders have attempted to cultivate this staple strain themselves in sunny or Mediterranean climates, and indoor growers should wait 50 to 70 days for it to flower.
Flavours: Earthy, Pine, Woody
Effects: Happy, Uplifted, Energetic, Euphoric, Creative
Medical Uses: Stress, Depression, Pain, Fatigue, Headaches
Black Diamond is a Northern California strain ideal for patients who need strong medication but still want to be active and sociable.
A cross between Blackberry and Diamond OG, its flowers have a glittery trichome covering and coloring that make it a beautiful gem to look at.
The strain’s aroma is musky and earthy, almost like a deep red wine.
Black Diamond is known to cause fits of giggles and is a great strain for hanging out with friends or catching up on TV shows at home.
This strain tends to make consumers extremely hungry, making it a good choice for those looking to increase their appetite (just make sure you have some snacks on hand).
Flavours: Berry, Sweet, Earthy
Effects: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Sleepy
Medical Uses: Stress, Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Insomnia