What Is The Strongest Sativa Strain On This Planet?
Everyone has their own opinion about each cannabis subspecies, however, in our experience, the most potent strains on the plant are those that are sativa dominant. Marijuana strains fall into three broad categories: hybrid ,sativa and indica dominant. Carl Linnaeus Identified as botanical in Europe in 1753 which he named Cannabis Sativa. Pure sativa is a variety with zero indica genetics. Sativa plants are thin and tall with wide leaves while indica plants are shorter and look more like a bush. This is due to their place of origin and climates. Deriving from Eastern Asia, landrace sativa’s are more energetic and uplifting, landrace Indica’s which originated in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tibet tend to be more sedating. Most hybrid plants, however, will display characteristics of both indica and sativa, which means they offer the best of both worlds.
Most Potent Sativa Strains – 2022 Must Tries:
To figure out cannabis potency we used these measuring factors: cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid A (THCA-A), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol (CBG). Lets not forget high thc content does not equal highest strength.
Our top ten list of the heaviest and most potent sativa on this planet:
Sour diesel is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (90%Sativa/10%Indica) crossing Chemdawg x Super Skunk strains created by AJ—short for “Asshole Joe” in New York City during the early 1990s. The high THC content ranges 18 to 22% with CBD levels below 1%. Sour diesel is commonly known as Sour D and East Coast Sour Diesel (ECSD) in most local dispensaries. The flavor profile of this heavy flower is a mix of diesel fuels, skunk and citrus. Most users can smell deep undertones lemon lime. The high is heavy and hits fast. It could take about 3 hours to recover from this heavy couch lock.
Super lemon haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (80%Sativa/20%Indica) crossing Super Lemon Skunk x Super Silver Haze strains created by Olympia Mike and A Green Cure. This variety is also bred by Arjan of Green House Seeds in British Columbia. SLH aka Super lemon haze has won 1st Place at the 2008 and 2009 High Time Cannabis Cups and ic420 growers cup. A potent combination of both cerebral and physical effects with the highest THC levels ranging from 23-38% and a low CBD content to make this heavy hitter even stronger. Produces a pungent earthy pine and lemon aroma with a hint of sweetness. The taste and smell are very similar, with earthy undertones and a distinct lemon. Popular wake and bake strain.
Chocolope is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (90%Sativa/10% Indica) created by crossing Chocolate Thai x Cannalope Haze weed strains created by DNA genetics and bred by Sonoma Seeds. High Times’ Strain of the Year in 2007 and 2nd place for best sativa strain – 2010 at High Times Cannabis Cup. The effects of Chocolope are primarily cerebral. The mental energy is intense and euphoric, and the overall effect is uplifting and happy. Flavor profile is like chocolate with a hint of coffee, and it has that deep earthy scent that is only enhanced by the rich and smooth taste. This flower also has medicinal benefits helping users recover from severe depression and anxiety.
Bruce banner is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (60%sativa/40%indica) cross OG Kush x Strawberry Diesel strain created by Jason Holck of Dark Horse Genetics. Won 1st place at Cannabis Cup in Denver and gets its name from the comic book alter ego of Bruce Banner character created for Marvel Comics. THC percentage ranges 24-29% with low CBD content. The smell is sweet like fruit and has a piney and peppery after taste. This flower makes you want to jump out of your seat. Green monster aka Bruce banner powerful head high is very euphoric only balanced by a deep body buzz. Great choice for stress and lack of appetite.
Stardawg is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (70%Sativa/30%Indica) crossing Chemdawg 4 x Tres Dog weed strains bred by Top Dawg Seed Company. This flower produces a high THC percentage ranging 16%-25% and a slew of terpenes that contribute to the potency of this strain. Stardawg seeds are easy to grow producing high yields while having a flowering period of 8-9 weeks. The smell closely resembles diesel mixed with earth and topped with Wood. Amazing aroma compliments the flavor profile containing sweet notes of lemon and pine. The bud proved to be a big surprise to us having lower THC levels then other strains on the list however proved to be incredibly strong and led to a couch lock.
Amnesia haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain (80%Sativa/20% Indica) crossing Jamaican x Laotian x Afghan Hawaiian weed strains bred by Amsterdam’s Soma Seeds. 1st place 2004 Cannabis Cups award winner, 1st place High Times Sativa Cup 2012. This history combine with high THC content of 20%-22% and incredible terpenes make this flower a sativa favorite. Effects of Amnesia Haze are felt after the first hit and last almost 4 hours. You’ll feel relaxed and maybe even a little euphoric. You might eat something. It won’t leave you mentally cloudy, so you’ll be able to focus on tasks. Some people think that the smell is similar to a lemon, others say that it has a spice to it or something like pine. The flavor of the smoke is the same as aroma with a citrus undertone.
Green crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (65%sativa and 35%indica) crossing Skunk #1 x Afghani landrace strains. Named Kush by its original breeder, Cecil C and later renamed to simply OG kush by Snoop Dogg. Won 3rd place at High Times Cannabis Cup 2015 for Best Sativa. Green crack THC levels range 15-20% with CBD below 1%. The high creeps in slowly, making you float and relax while feeling euphoric and happy. The smell and the taste are going to be with the spicy tone that reminds a hash.
Pros And Cons Of Heavy Sativa Strains:
The pros and cons of these potent sativa strains will differ for most however we loved the effects that these heavy strains produced. From amazing flavors and aromas to incredible medicinal benefits, these marijuana subspecies did there job. Some cons of heavy sativa’s include dry mouth, red eyes and paranoia or anxiety in those not used to consuming high THC levels.
Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain (80%Sativa/20%Indica) crossing (Thai x Mexican) sativa x Afghani indica created by legendary cultivator, Steve Tuck in Humboldt county in emerald triangle region of Northern California. Combining delicious terpenes with hight THC percentage this bud is insane. The cerebral high was fast and hits you in the head and eyes first. Trainwreck head and body buzz takes effect later and can be both euphoric and relaxing and can last for a couple of hours. Considered an easy grow with a high yield having a flowering period of 8-10 weeks and harvest time of mid October.
Blue dream is a sativa-dominant strain (60%sativa/40%indica) crossing DJ Short’s blueberry x Santa Cruz Haze created by DJ Short in 2003. Terpenes plus 17-24 THC levels make this a legendary strain. First popularized in California but has spread throughout the country dispensaries. It’s buds are covered in frosty trichomes and orange hairs that produce a sweet and citrusy aroma adding to the already awesome flavor profile. Rather than giving a strong head high, which can sometimes be overwhelming, Blue Dream creates more of a body high that lasts longer.
Strawberry cough is a sativa-dominant strain (80%Sativa/20%Indica) crossing Strawberry Fields x Original Haze created by breeder Kyle Kushman in 2003. Won the Best Flower title at the 2013 Cannabis Cup. Strawberry Cough packs high THC levels of 22% – 26% and super low CBD content. Inhale is fairly stark, but provides a smooth transition. The exhale is a bit more complex. Notes of pine and cedar mix with sweet undertones, which are a little bit bit sour. Piney overtones are most dominant, but build a balance with the sweetness of the strawberry. Popular strain for daytime, but is especially nice for the times when you need to focus your energy.
Ranking Of The Strongest Marijuana Sativa’s?
After smoking all of the strongest cannabis strains of sativa from the list above we couldn’t come up with one flower however we found our top 3. In no particular order we thought that Bruce Banner, Amnesia Haze and Trainwreck strains were the most potent. Some honorable mentions include og kush, strawberry diesel and jack herer. These three powerful subspecies gave us the best body high and euphoria and also had some of most memorable flavors and aromas. Let’s not forget about the munchies.