Sativa cannabis strains are popular because of the energetic, cerebral high they produce. While indica strains are renowned for relaxation and a deep body high, sativa can inspire creativity and productivity as well as a good buzz. Most sativa strains are hybrids of one type or another, but there is a wide range of exceptional sativa-dominant strains that produce incredible effects.
If you’re planning to grow your own, keep in mind that sativa strains are often taller than indica strains, so you’ll need plenty of room to nurture these options. They generally take longer to grow as well, although we recommend some quick-flowering sativas. Sativa strains are also an excellent choice if you have an outdoor growing space.
Some of our top 10 sativa cannabis strains include the following:
1. Amnesia Haze
Amnesia Haze is one of the most popular sativa strains in the world, easily available anywhere from Amsterdam to Seattle. Haze is a classic sativa, and Amnesia Haze is a particularly pleasant variation. With over 20% THC in a strong concentration, Amnesia Haze has won cannabis awards worldwide for its citrusy flavor and energetic buzz.
2. Sour Diesel
Another award-winning option, Sour Diesel was first developed in California. As you might guess from the name, this sativa strain has a strong odor and an earthy scent. It produces both cerebral and physical effects, with an energetic feeling. It’d also useful for people looking to relieve stress and depression.
3. Blue Dream
Developed from Haxe and Blueberry, this sativa-dominant strain grows big and produces high yields. It flowers around 70 days after planting, and the resulting buds are renowned for their high THC concentration. They produce a strong, energetic effect that can inspire creative activity or social fun.
The name of this sativa strain speaks not only to its genetics – Cannalope and Chocolate Thai – but also its aroma. It has a chocolaty, coffee-like aroma and flavor. When consumed, it produces a strong, euphoric high with a significant level of THC.
5. Green Crack
This sativa-dominant hybrid has over 20% THC and grows well for both indoor and outdoor growing. With a 55-day flowering time, you’ll be able to enjoy the powerful, energetic high associated with Green Crack quickly after you plant it. The strain has a fruity aroma with overtones of pineapple and mango.
6. Jack Herer
This sativa-dominant hybrid ranges up to 24% THC at its most potent. It also has low levels of CBD and is known for its euphoric, happy high. The aroma is spicy and unique, and the strain takes its name from a famous promoter of cannabis.
7. Super Lemon Haze
This lemony-tasting sativa-dominant hybrid produces a cerebral high. It is energizing and euphoric, and people praise Super Lemon Haze for inspiring creative ideas. It takes around 10 weeks to flower and harvest, and the buds have around 20% THC and a well-regarded high.
This prized sativa strain of South African origin has made its way around the world. It has won multiple awards for its productive, cerebral and happy high and its sweet flavor. It flowers in around 9 weeks, and growers also find that it is a forgiving plant suitable to beginners.
9. Moby Dick
Moby Dick is one sativa strain that offers a productive, creative high as well as powerful medical benefits. With THC levels reaching up to 27%, this sativa-dominant strain is a favorite of creative consumers. It also has a pleasant body high, and its medical effects can ameliorate anxiety and stress.
10. Pineapple Express
The inspiration for the comedy movie of the same name, Pineapple Express is a beloved sativa-dominant strain. With THC levels rising up to 28%, you’ll taste a fruity flavor with this strain. The buzz is both calm and productive at the same time.