Top 10 Sativa Strains of All Time

Sativa Strains

Sativa Strains are Stuff Stoners Like

Sativa strains are stuff stoners like. Of the three weed types on the planet Cannabis Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis, sativa weed seems to be considered the true connoisseur smoke. What is sativa? And why are sativa strains so adored by stoners? We’ll get to that. But what’s importnat is that many connoisseurs will say Sativas are the best type of weed. Some might even say that sativa strains are the best weed ever. We know because we polled 180,000 weed fiends who follow us on Twitter. Anyhow why are sativa strains so loved? Probably because many contain a higher percentage of THC than India strains. So if you’re looking for the strongest marijuana in terms of THC—you’ll most likely find it in a Sativa strain.

The Sativa high is characterized as being psychoactive—often considered a cerebral high. The typical sativa high is also stimulating and activating, especially if you’re smoking a pure sativa. This is a quite different effect as opposed to the whole body stone and deep relaxation typically delivered by indica strains.



When it comes to creating new cannabis types or hybrids—a combination of two types of weed or more—good sativa strains play an important role. Adding genetics of various sativa weed strains typically adds more mental clarity to the high and reduces some of that sedation effect characterized by an Indica high.

Pure sativa strains originated in equatorial regions where the growing season has relatively even photoperiods. This results in day and night cycles that are almost the same length year round. This means a sativa plant from these regions can complete its vegetative growth stage under a 12-hour light regime. The flowering is only triggered in a sativa plant after it has thoroughly completed vegetative growth.

Anyhow there are so many popular sativa strains out there we didn’t want the responsibility of selecting the best sativa or coming up with a numbered list of top sativa strains. So we took the easy way out. To determine the best sativa strains out there we polled our 182,000 strong twitter audience asking, what do you think is the BEST SATIVA STRAIN EVER??? Damn did we get a lot of answers. We tallied all the popular sativa strains and came up with this list of the 10 best sativa strains of all time. So if your favorite sativa didn’t make the list don’t blame us.

10 best sativa strains of all time

Sour Diesel
Sour Diesel is 90% Sativa and 10% Indica

1 Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is typically dark green with long brownish orange hairs and exceptionally frosty. The Sour Diesel strain has a unmistakable diesel aroma with fruity piney undertones. Sour D tastes bomb—piney with diesel and fruity and earthy overtones. There’s also a deep hit of citrus especially lemon in Sour Diesel weed. It delivers a mellow and hazy head high that calming and relaxing. We scored some Sour Diesel clones and the plants were awesome.

blue dream weed
The Blue Dream Strain is a combo of the Blueberry strain crossed with the Haze strain

2 Blue Dream

The Blue Dream strain is a cross between legendary DJ Short’s Blueberry from and Mr Nice’s Super Silver Haze. Blue Dream weed is a
hybrid of sativa and indica (mainly a Sativa) and was once a clone only strain from California. For a while the Bay Area (and the office of Stuff Stoners Like) was crawling with Blue Dream cuts. Nowadays Blue Dream seeds are available online from Humboldt Seeds. Blue Dream is always a good weed strain to keep around because of its soothing effects. Our First Blue Dream review scored some pretty high marks. Our second Blue Dream review did also. We also reviewed the Double Blue Dream strain and Snoop’s Blue Dream weed strain. All Stuff Stoners Like.

White Nightmare Marijuana
White Widow is most definitely STUFF STONERS LIKE

3 White Widow

White Widow is a hybrid cross of a Brazilian Sativa and a super resin-heavy South Indian Indica strain. The White Widow strain is a classic originating in the early 90s in Amsterdam. Shantibaba, now with Mr Nice Seeds, was a partner in Greenhouse Seed Company along with Arjan, where White Widow weed was developed. The two ultimately parted ways and White Widow seeds are available all over from Sensi seed bank to Royal Queen Seeds. White Widow marijuana buds are typically coated in lush white crystals.

Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze is Stuff Stoners Like

4 Super Silver Haze

This is the lovechild of all the killer strains you’ve read about. It’s hazy, it’s from the north and full of light skunky ancestry. Apparently it also won the High Times cannabis cup in 1997, 98, and 99. Okay if you must know the exact genetics of the famous Super Silver Haze strain they are Northern Lights, Haze and Skunk #1.

jack herer strain from phat panda
Jack Herer from Phat Panda

5 Jack Herer

The Jack Herer strain a famous sativa-dominant plant named after the beloved stoner hero—the activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes; Jack Herer. Don’t misspell dude’s name. It’s not Jack Herrer. Anyhow Jack Herer weed, much like the Jack Herer person is highly effective and energetic. The Jack Here strain delivers a blissful, clear-headed high. Jack Herer seeds are available from Sensi Seeds who created the Jack Herer strain by combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross in the Netherlands during the mid-1990s. They were looking to combine the cerebral high of Sativas with the heavy resin production of Indicas.

Deep Purple Kush Strain
Ain’t nothing on Earth quite like Purple Haze

6 Purple Haze

Purple Haze probably gets its name from a Jimi Hendrix song. Hendrix had a penchant for pot. The Purple Haze strain is an alleged cross of Purple Thai and Haze both sativa staples. Purple Haze weed tastes like a a mix of sweet and earthy flavors with notes of berry and sharp spice. It delivers a high-energy, almost electric, cerebral high. Perfect for smoking during the day or to invoke creativity. If you love purple weed, the Purple Haze strain is a good one to keep around.

Headband
Headband from: Growers Outlet, Farm: Noble Farms, Harvest Date: 5/26/15

7 Headband

The Headband strain is OG Kush crossed with Sour Diesel. The buds are tight and wrapped in beautiful frosty trichome goodness. Headband weed has that classic Kush taste with what seems to be some almost creamy coffee tasting jet fuel on the exhale. Head band has a nice hit of spice, citrus and pine along with some earthy aroma. Sometimes called Headband Kush, the Headband marijuana strain is said to create pressure around the crown of their head—like wearing a headband. Our buds grew some awesome 707 Headband from Humboldt Seed Organization last year and hooked us up with this great Headband strain review.

Green Crack
Green Crack is definitely SSL

9 Green Crack

Despite it’s silly name the Green Crack strain is definitely Stuff Stoners Like. Green Crack was supposedly developed in the 70s. Apparently it was once known as Cush (not to be confused with Kush). It was renamed Green Crack Kush, supposedly by Snoop Dogg. That name was eventually shortened to just Green Crack. Green Crack weed tastes fruity and sweet. It delivers a strongly uplifting high with plenty of pain and stress relief. One of our weed experts scored some Platinum Green Crack from True Compassion Collective in Sacramento, CA and gave it an 8.5/10. We scored a pack of Green Crack sativa seeds and grew the weed to perfection. Our homegrown Green Crack marijuana  had a slight smell of something sweet and earthy with subtle pine highlights and tasted slightly grassy with sweet citrus on the exhale.

some maui maui marijuana strain
some maui maui marijuana strain

9 Maui Waui

There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet and about the same amount of ways to spell this popular sativa strain. We’ve seen Maui Wowie,  Maui Waui, Maui Wowi, Mowie Wowie. Not matter how ya spell it Maui Wowie is definitely stuff stoners like. Maui wowie originated from Hawaii and contains some amazing tropical flavors—especially pineapple—and fruity aromas. Maybe it’s that rich volcanic soil that gives the Maui Waui strain it’s distinct character. Being a full-on sativa a Maui Waui weed plant is typically tall and lanky. These plants are best suited for cultivation in warm, tropical climates. If you grow some maui waui weed indoors make sure you’ve got rich soil and plenty of headroom.

OG Kush
OG Kush is definitely Stuff Stoners Like

10 Og Kush

There are a ton of Kush strains out there. From Bubba Kush, to Purple Kush to Zoey Kush, but according to Google OG Kush is leafly’s most popular strain. It’s a cross of Chemdawg X Hindu Kush X Lemon Thai. Here’s our first OG Kush review, second OG Kush review and third OG Kush review.

What do you think are the best sativa strains? Let us know in the comments below…



15 Responses to “Top 10 Sativa Strains of All Time”

  1. James Schmidt

    I don’t believe you. You best send me some samples so I can assure you are not trying to pull my leg.

  2. Anonymous

    Everyone always leaves out Acapulco Gold it is a great sativa

  3. Jr

    I like sativas thanks for that info photos

  4. Santa Marta Red

    Are original strains, like true Columbian Golds, Thai or any NON domestic Sativa’s seen/been available in any med club out west?? Thanks

  5. Joe

    How in the world was durban poison or malawi gold not on this list??? Or some african sativa!!! Them are electric highs!

  6. TJ

    After reading this I determined you all were high during the writing of this article. How about some Hurkle? You were all under the influence of green crack, there for it should be yanked from your list.

  7. Artemis2318

    Two of my favorites are here! Jack Herer and Blue Dream. But I was looking for Durban Poison on the list too! Its one of the best–well, at least for me! Lol

  8. anonymous

    There is a big hair in the Maui Waui picture. by the middle finger 😉

  9. AreUDumb

    You really think og kush is a sativa…….? OK..

  10. EnthusiasticWeedy

    Jack H is the best strain I’ve ever had the pleasure of smoking, but I’ve yet to try others. I have tried Critical Kush, which I don’t really like in low doses.

  11. Susan Hume

    No one else noticed there are two number “9”‘s

  12. Suz

    Ha that’s because they had the munchies and ate 8!

  13. jack

    how come kali mist is not on the list?and please takeout the name of og kush from the list.it is a great strain but it is not a sativa strain at all.don’t mislead the people

  14. Melito

    That’s a pube hair in the mowie wowie!!! EEEeeeeWWWWWWW!!!!

  15. Glazed On The Haze

    Come on OG Kush is really a sativa? What about Super Lemon Haze how is that not on there. Heads up to me fellow stoners if you like sativa’s and can find it check out Pineapple Super Silver Haze it’s some serious high flying shit!

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