Cannabis sativa strains are known and loved for their cerebral and euphoric highs. Over the years a spectacular amount of different sativa strains have been developed and selectively bred over time to achieve specific characteristics. Choosing the right sativa is for some a difficult task; so if you’re interested in learning more about sativas, then you have come to the right place. For all of you bud enthusiasts out there, below is our Top 10 list of the sativa strains that in our humble opinion,you should at least consider when choosing your next sativa strain.
Bred in Amsterdam, Dr. Grinspoon is a pure sativa heirloom destined for connoisseurs and intellectuals alike. This sativa strain take its name from Harvard professor and cannabis advocate Lester Grinspoon. Perfect for a daytime blaze, users will enjoy a heighted cerebral sensation that will almost feel as though you’re channeling the intelligence of Dr. Grinspoon himself. It smells of tropical citrus fruits, but there is also a distinct pine scent that carries over to the flavor. Typically, this strain can be harvested after a long 13–14 weeks of flowering, and it grows quite tall. Dr. Grinspoon is quite difficult to grow and she surely takes a long time to finish, but the result will be your reward.
An unbeatable old-school classic. Neville's Haze is a tribute to the legendary Australian breeder Neville Schoenmakers who founded in the early eighties 'Seed Bank of Holland'; the first cannabis seed bank in the world. This sativa is a cross between a pure Haze and Northern Lights 5/Haze and delights with ultra-fruity flavors and aromas with a floral haze earthiness rounding out the flavor profile. If that didn’t increase your appetite for this cultivar, thanks to its tiny bit of Northern Lights genetics, Neville’s Haze also contains a THC content up to 21% that will have you singing its praises. This strain initiates a social, happy high. With a flowering time of upto 16 weeks this strain is unfortunately not suited for the beginning grower.
The truly incredible Chocolope was developed by crossing the beloved ‘80s baby Chocolate Thai with Cannalope Haze, a sativa-dominant specimen of delicious proportions. This cultivar boasts an irresistibly smoky, chocolatey, coffee-tinged aroma that gives way to a euphoric and happy high that will boost your mind while satisfying your sweet tooth. Known for her easiness to grow, productivity and a very short flowering time for a sativa; only 8-9 weeks! Winner of 10+ awards.
Utopia Haze is an almost pure sativa and derives from the beautiful country of Brazil and won two awards in the 2008 High Times Cannabis Cup for its incredible landrace genetics. The minty, fruity flavor is a result of all of the wonderful terpenes found in this bud. After one toke, users will experience a hard-hitting and long-lasting cerebral high that makes you feel like you’ve entered paradise. Once she finishes flowering after around 10-11 weeks, one can expect robust, medium to tall-sized marijuana plants that yield large, high-quality buds encapsulated in resin
The parents of Kali Mist are unknown, but she is a sativa beauty for sure. The buds of Kali Mist will reward the consumer with an invigorating pine fragrance and a palate-cleansing citrus and herbal aftertaste. Kali Mist is a powerful stress-reliever that delivers an immediate surge of energy and a clear-headed high, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain focus and productivity throughout the day. With a flowering period of 10–13 weeks, she grows into a classic sativa structure and produces much higher yields than one would expect.
Durban is a South African native with unique aromas and a dedicated fan base. Gracing the vapes, pipes, papers, and edibles of sativa sybarites all over the globe with its precious, dank bud, this sativa is named after Africa’s busiest port, Durban. It has a woody and liquorice-scented head stash high that is hard to forget. Favored by local growers for its yield and dependable, uniform flowering, Durban is a one of the few beginner-friendly sativas that is a high-performer in both indoor and outdoor grow-ops. Its plants grow medium-tall and are ready for harvest after only 8–10 weeks of flowering.
Jamaican Dream is a sativa-dominant strain using select seeds from the alluring country of Jamaica. It displays its brilliance with a subtly sweet aroma and touches of almond flavor that carry users through to an elevated mood and lightweight euphoria, making it the perfect wake and bake for those suffering from depression and fatigue. Jamaican Dream is a fast-growing and well-proportioned plant that responds very well to pruning. By the end of its speedy 45-day flowering phase, numerous bud-laden branches will be glittering with crystallized flowers, ready for the picking.
Panama Haze is the vigorous product of crossing Purple Haze, Green Haze, and F10 Panama elite. Panama Haze displays superb potency and can reach insane levels of 23% THC, offering a deep, prolonged high that seems to last the whole day. Perfect for camping or hanging at the beach. The high is complemented by a pungent flavor cocktail of lemon, spice, and incense. With a long-haul flowering phase of 13–16 weeks, this strain requires patience and composure. Plants grow in true sativa form and are highly resistant to mildew and mold—everything a novice cultivator could hope for. It has an incredible indoor adaptability, but provides cultivators with best results when grown in warm climates in the Great Outdoors.
This near-pure sativa variety is a fast-acting cannabis strain that hits hard right after the first toke. It’s perfect for creative types as it induces a very enjoyable and potent high that serves up a lasting earthy flavor paired with a spicy finish on the exhale. Users can enjoy a mad rave due to its energetic and uplifting essence. Tijuana is a high-yielder that’s best suited for outdoor environments, flowering around 75–80 days. Once it delivers sky-scraping plants filled with highly potent balls of green, cannabis gardeners will know it's time to harvest.
Serious 6 is an F1 hybrid derived from undefined Canadian genetics mixed with African landrace sativas. Upon tasting this strain, it boasts a sweet citrus, floral aroma that sneaks in some spice when nugs are broken down and burned. Serious 6 induces a classic sativa high that provides consumers with a warming, clear-headed cerebral buzz that melts stress and sparks creativity. Although the flowering phase averages around only 8 weeks, this strain is mostly recommended for outdoor growers with some previous cannabis-cropping experience.