Many cannabis user knows, the strain that one decides to consume; can utterly change the experience that one has. Today we have hundreds, if not thousands of different marijuana strains to choose from, far more than our forefathers ever encountered in the past despite our long history of marijuana usage.
The modern world of cannabis has created such a variety to choose from, that it can sometimes be difficult to find just exactly what you like. While typically you cannot go wrong, and often times if you are a cannabis user you will like some strains more than others, but none (if grown properly) will actually be bad. Despite that however, there are some strains out there that for one reason or another have gained popularity over the others, be it for its availability, use in popular culture, or its actual taste, smell, and effects. Today we will be going over some of the top strains out there that belong within the Sativa species of the cannabis plant. How many of these have you tried? What are your favorites? Join us as we explore the top five best Sativa strains currently out there!
Thought to be one of the best tasting strains by many, this strain has a sweet taste coupled with a citrus tang, and you guessed it, the taste of grapefruit. A true sativa, this strain was created by mixing the genetics of Cinderella 99, and an unknown grapefruit flavored strain. With potent effects, this strain will give you an uplifted, happy experience with a relaxing euphoric feeling that will melt away stress, depression and headaches. With a strong aroma, and an even stronger taste, this strain is definitely one of the sativa greats, and for good reason. With light green buds, covered in glorious orange hairs; this is a very powerful sativa that will quickly join your list of favorites if it has not already.
Green Crack, also known as Green Cush, is a highly potent sativa that creates a buzz that is perfect for daytime usage. Providing energy and focus that is rarely matched by other strains, this flower is truly unique. As with most sativa, this strain will help fight depression, stress, but also fatigue, pain and headaches. Few strains provide the pure, uplifted energy as Green Crack does, and if you are looking for a “pick me up” look no further! This is the strain for you! While there is also an indica variant which is less common, it is the sativa that truly brings in the masses. These buds are almost pure green, covered in delicate crystals
A strain straight from the volcanic islands of Hawaii, this strain is sure to…wow you! And that’s not just being cheesy! This strain has a strong euphoric, and uplifting effect that will leave you feeling happy, and relaxed. With the strong flavor of pineapple present in the flowers themselves, as well as the smoke and taste, this strain will remind you of exactly where it originated from, as you are transported to an island paradise. These dense, thick buds are typically best grown in warm climates, like where the strain originates. With the sweet taste of pineapple, euphoric effects, and potent sativa abilities, this strain is a sure winner.
These thick and bulbous buds have a deep, earthly tone to them consisting of a beautiful green and brown mixture. The taste matches the appearance, and has a piney, earthy taste that is sure to please. Originating from the South African town of Durban, this strain quickly gain popularity around the world and for good reason. The strain provides strong uplifting, and energetic effects that provide the user with a creative, and focused mind. This strain is a favorite of creatives, and artist types for the great uplifting and creative effects that this strain brings. This plant has thick green leaves covered in trichomes, and we all know what that means. This is a very potent sativa, and it’s no surprise why it’s a favorite of many cannabis users around the world.
Taking the number one spot on our list, is Jack Herer, which many of you have probably heard of as it is one of the most famous, and popular strains out there. Created in the mid-1990s in the Netherlands, combining Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk, Sensi Seeds created this strain and named if after the cannabis activist of the same name. While technically a hybrid, this strain is so much closer to a pure sativa than anything else that it is usually just thrown in with them overall. This strain provides strong energetic and uplifting effects coupled with pure euphoria mixed with a creative mind! Many consider this strain to be the perfect example of what a sativa should be; and they are not wrong.
There you have it! We have listed what we believe will be some of the best Sativa strains out here, the strains listed here range from almost celebrity status in popularity, to some of the strongest cerebral effects that can be found in cannabis. While of course opinions will vary, and there are just so many strains out there, we feel that this is a pretty damn good list! You cannot go wrong with these choices, and the consumption of any of them will lead to an enjoyable time for any user. Let us know what you think, and what you have tried! Do you agree with our choices? What are your favorites?