If you’re living in Canada, you’ll find yourself with a plethora of options for cannabis products. From edibles to vapes, there is an endless sea of cannabis items available for purchase. You can basically choose what you like.
Amidst all the cannabis, it’s important to acknowledge the different types of cannabis strains available. Understanding the different strains on offer and some of the best products of a particular strain can help experience cannabis on a whole new level.
Today, we’re looking at the best sativa cannabis products available on the market. But first off, let’s take a deeper look at the sativa strain itself.
Sativa is one of the two cannabis plants, with the other one being indica. Although they are part of the “cannabis” family, they actually offer different outcomes.
Indica is known for its “body high”, providing effects such as relaxation, pain relief and overall calmness. In many cases, you’ll experience the “couch-locking” experience (aka. You’re chilling on the couch and being lazy), which is why indica strains are commonly used at night, so they can help relax and get to sleep better.
On the other hand, sativa is known for its “head high”, which means you’ll experience invigorating, energizing effects that can uplift your mental and performance. You can also feel more creative and experience more open-mindedness. As such, sativa strains are great for daytime use and can be commonly consumed through smoke, vape or edibles.
This is due to sativa plants having higher ratios of THC (the cannabinoids that stimulate the mental effects of cannabis) and a lower ratio of CBD (the main cannabinoid of indica plants.
Significantly, due to the high ratio of THC, sativa strains have proven helpful for individuals suffering from mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and even ADHD. The mood-uplifting effects of the sativa plants help combat people feeling lethargic and apathetic. It can also be used for patients suffering from eating disorders, such as anorexia, as the plant increases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate your appetite.
The sativa plant also originates from Central and South America, thriving in hot and dry climates with plenty of sunlight. The plants themselves are long and stretchy, and taller than other cannabis strains.
- Sativa cannabis products provide you with a “head high”
- You’ll experience energy, creativity and open-mindedness
- Great for those with mental issues, such as anxiety, depression and ADHD
- Can also help those with anorexia
- Has a higher ratio of THC and a lower ratio of CBD cannabinoids
- Ideal for daytime use as it mentally stimulates you
- Originated in Central and South America and requires dry and hot climates
Sour Diesel & Sour Diesel Chocolate
Sour Diesel is one of the most popular sativa strains available on the market today, stemming all the way back from the 1990s. A cross between Chemdawg and Super Skunk marijuana, Sour D offers an energetic effect that is fast-acting and precise. You’ll experience the horsepower of diesel energy with this much-loved strain. There is also now a chocolate flavoured strain that has the same effects, but with a more refined taste.
Named after legendary cannabis activist and author, Jack Herer, this multi-award-winning cannabis sativa strain still rules the roost when it comes to energizing hits. With its citrus-like taste, it can offer a taste explosion while slowly restoring your energy levels. Created and supplied Good Supply, you’ll be able to find this sativa strain in cannabis dispensaries around Canada.
Amnesia x Super Haze
For those looking for a pure hit of power, you can’t go past Thumbs Up’s Amnesia x Super Haze mixture. A combination of the Haze strain and the Amnesia has resulted in a powerful strain that is entirely sativa. Its strong stuff, with its high-intensity, high THC sativa strain to help you experience the next level of a head high. It has a fresh earthy scent with a lemony tang, giving you the perfect balance of flavour. Newbies should beware of this tough bad boy. Oldies, give a solid go!
If you are unsure about trying any of these popular strains, or if you would like more information about sativa, it’s best to ask the experts working right on the scene! Visit your local cannabis dispensary (if you’re living in Calgary, we recommend Bud Bar) and ask the budtenders there.
You can explain what you’re after and what you would like to experience when consuming sativa-based cannabis. They can guide you and help you find the best outcome for your needs! Good luck and enjoy your sativa journey!