If you’ve ever felt like you fit the lazy stoner stereotype, odds are you’re not the problem – it might be all those indica strains you’ve been smoking! Sativa strains tend to give users a more uplifting and energetic high, while indica-dominant buds can easily leave you couch locked (don’t get us wrong, we’re not hating on indica). Here are six of our favorite sativa strains to keep you active and moving throughout your day.
Sometimes referred to as Sour D, this is one of the most popular sativa strains on the market. Sour Diesel is a fast-acting sativa named for its pungent, gassy smell. It’s been around since the early 90s, and has become one of the most well-known strains on the market. It’s especially popular among medical patients for its ability to help relieve everything from stress and depression to pain and fatigue. While many believe Sour Diesel descends from other legendary strains Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk, nobody is entirely certain where the strain gets its strong happy, uplifted, and energetic effects from.
While the name sounds intimidating, Green Crack is nothing but buds, baby. This popular daytime strain leaves smokers feeling sharp and mentally stimulated – which might sound shocking to smokers who typically stick to indicas. Roll up a joint of this tangy, fruity strain for a day full of productivity. It’s used medically to help fight stress and fatigue, and users say it makes them feel both focused and euphoric.
This strain sounds delicious, and that’s because it is! Strawberry Cough actually smells like strawberries (and odds are it’ll leave you couching, too). It’s a potent sativa that smells like a delicious concoction of skunk and berries. Nobody’s sure about its genetic origins, but one thing’s for sure – Strawberry Cough is great for anyone suffering from social anxiety. We highly suggest smoking a bowl of this before running errands or heading to that party you’re nervous about – when it comes to being active around other people, Strawberry Cough’s got your back.
Chocolope is our go-to strain for when we need a nice mental high without any body high. In other words, this strain will still get you baked, but you’ll be able to go on about your day – it’ll just be that much better. Chocolope was created in the 1980s by DNA Genetics, and buds are typically on the bigger side with a sweet coffee flavor. If you find that caffeine is too harsh to get you going, Chocolope might be your new cup o’ joe. Like coffee, it’ll give you a good boost of energy – and even better than coffee, you won’t be getting the jitters!
This sativa is ranked among the classics. Maui Wowie literally tastes tropical, and it’s known for its stress-relieving qualities that leave you feeling like you’re chilling on the beaches of Hawaii. This strain is perfect for any outdoor adventure – it’ll give you that boost of motivation you needed to go explore and enjoy some sunshine. Maui Wowie will leave you feeling both energetic and creative, so be sure to plan for a day full of fun.
Originally from Amsterdam, Tangie has recently taken the world by storm. A cross between California Orange and a Skunk hybrid, this strain offers the best of both worlds – it smells like a sweet, citrusy tangerine, and it also has dense, sticky buds. Replace your morning orange juice with a bowl of Tangie for a deliciously productive wake and bake sesh.