Sour Diesel is preceded by its reputation, and for very good reason. With a potent THC content well above most other sativas, it’s best known for its energetic and euphoric effects, alongside boosts in creativity, which make it an excellent daytime or wake-and-bake strain.
What does the one and only rhyme-spitting, ganja-smoking, food-cooking Action Bronson eat at home? The answer is a simple THC-loaded bucatini pasta with broccolini, red pepper flakes, and olive oil infused with Sour Diesel. Home cooks can do their best Bam Bam impression with this recipe.
This is according to an anonymous NYC dealer who experienced the rise of Sour Diesel firsthand. Originally selling for $50 a gram and known just as Diesel, the strain was so coveted that it supposedly earned the “Sour” addition to its moniker for how many relationships it ruined.
According to a “servant and keeper” of Sour Diesel, the term diesel was simply slang for kind bud before it became codified as a specific strain.
Like a Saiyian or Nintendo, Sour Diesel also has the ability to go super. The upgraded version is a cross between Sour D and Super Silver Haze. It’s a pure sativa, and much like the original it’ll go straight to your head, but reviews report an even more cerebral quality that might be a little too potent for casual smokers.
Would a strain by any other name smell as sweet? Sour Diesel, a name revered in toking circles, is one of the most ubiquitous, powerful, and sweetest-smelling strains ever created. The eponymous gasoline scent and sativa energy boost have been fan favorites since the early ’90s, but beyond the signature uplifting high, even connoisseurs don’t know all that much about Sour D—until now. Here are 12 power facts about one of the greatest strains in the world.
I Heart Growing Marijuana calls it a top cash crop strain, but banking on Sour D isn’t simple. It’s a taller cultivar that requires intense light and absolutely sterile environments to avoid mildew, plus expect to trim it constantly and wait on an unusually long flowering time.
In Season 3, Episode 4, Ilana’s weed stash went dry, but like a resourceful stoned squirrel, she buried a few nugs for the winter, finding tasty little buds hiding behind picture frames, in Russian Dolls, and up her nose. That Sour Diesel? Washes right out of her hair.
Lie, cheat, steal, smoke Sour Diesel, everybody’s doing it! Reportedly capable of smoking a pound in two weeks, Run the Jewels love their weed as much as they love throwing Molotov cocktails at “the Man” in the form of blistering lyrics and dystopian beats. They told Blare Magazine that weed just seems to appear in their lives these days, and when they’re in New York it always seems to be Diesel.
You might love smoking Sour Diesel, but how much do you actually know about it?
Medical cannabis patients also have a few additional options, including Sour Diesel from Tilray and Canna Farms Limited , or Aurora Cannabis Company’s Odin.
“I’m excited to bring our first products to Canada and launch KKE Oils. They are an awesome, high-in-THC product that everyone will love,” Khalifa said in a press release. Wiz Khalifa via Instagram
Thankfully, however, the “weed kween” remembers all of her stash spots, including a nug of Sour Diesel lodged in her hair. And what other than this fuelled-up strain goes into the rhyme-spitting foodie, Action Bronson’s bucatini pasta ?
An outspoken cannabis consumer, Redman has made a lifestyle out of weed. / Photo: Greg Henkenhaf/Toronto Sun Greg Henkenhaf/Toronto Sun
Sour Diesel is a favourite strain of rapper Wiz Khalifa whose own signature cultivar, Khalifa Kush , embodies a few of the same characteristics.
Sour D stretches up to nearly two metres and flowers at between 10 and 12 weeks. The two most prolific terpenes are beta-caryophyllene and limonene , contributing to the tangy fuel aroma of this cannabis variety.
An outspoken cannabis consumer, Redman has made a lifestyle out of weed Greg Henkenhaf/Toronto Sun
Sour Diesel has a star-studded following beyond East Coast fans, like Broad City’s Ilana and Abbi, and Action Bronson.
Wiz Khalifa has his own signature cultivar, Khalifa Kush, which embodies a few of the same characteristics as Sour Diesel. / Photo: Wiz Khalifa via Instagram
Sour Diesel, a.k.a East Coast Sour Diesel or Sour D, gets its name from its fuel-like gasoline or "diesel" scent.