It’s a common misconception that sativas aren’t as potent as indicas. On the contrary, numerous sativa strains contain between 20–30% THC, just like top-shelf indicas. This way, you get all the high, without the drowsy, couch-lock feeling you might get from an indica. Fancy a nice hike or looking to engage in a creative endeavour? A sativa strain is one you might prefer!
To help you find the right specimen, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 sativa strains of 2020. Enjoy!
1. GREEN CRACK PUNCH
Although a lot of people tend to gravitate towards strong indica strains, there are a lot of sativas that are equally impressive! Here are the top 10 sativa strains of 2020.
Green Crack Punch is the offspring of two extremely popular strains: the sativa-dominant Green Crack, and Purple Punch, a potent indica-leaning strain. This makes for a great high—energetic, uplifting, and creative at the start, then finishing off with a nice lazy feeling. It’s also a great strain to use for muscle aches. When cultivated in ideal conditions, preferably indoors, growers can yield up to 500g/m² of flowers with roughly 20% THC.
Dutch Passion went through lengths to create what they wanted to be the “fruitiest variety imaginable”. They combined some of the best North American genetics with unique European genes for their Strawberry Cough, which turned out a huge success. As the name may already suggest, Strawberry Cough will please your taste buds with the wonderful aroma and flavour of fresh strawberry. Strawberry Cough has a medium high THC content which makes her effect pleasant and not too overwhelming. Growers will like her short flowering time of only 9 weeks and the fact that she is rather easy-going and just needs some basic things so that she can grow with amazing results. The plant will also stay at a manageable height, which is important for all those where growing space is limited. A wonderful sativa-dominant strain that pleases all-around!
AK-47 by Serious Seeds won so many awards that the space here wouldn’t be enough to list them all. She won 22 times in multiple categories that range from best sativa, hydro to hash extracts and many more and she is still raking in awards today. As you can guess, this is a true legendary lady and by some even considered one of the most widely-known cannabis strains ever. Her immense popularity can easily be explained with her many qualities that make her a perfect plant in all aspects. Growers love how fast and easy she grows along with her almost ridiculous high yields. She is also unique in a sense that she is a true first-class strain that will give fantastic results and potency even for new growers with less experience. Her potency and her very strong, long-lasting high make AK-47 also a very effective medical strain that helps with pain relief.
If you want a spectacular new hybrid, the recipe for this is straight-forward: Cross two spectacular strains. This is exactly what Dinafem did when they crossed legendary Jack Herer with the equally acclaimed Critical. Dinafem created a top quality hybrid with Critical Jack that pleases growers and connoisseurs in many ways. Given its top-of-the-line genetics, Critical Jack is very easy to grow and flowers fast while having outstanding robustness and vigour. It won’t grow out of control which makes it a good strain for any growing spaces. As you would expect from a top strain, Critical Jack will grow thick and fat buds that will be oozing with resin at harvest-time. Critical Jack’s flavour is first class as well. She has an intense aroma that reminds of exotic wood, incense and spice which is beautifully accented with refreshing notes of citrus on top. She gives a cerebral, energizing and creative high that is long-lasting. Perfect for creative work, reading or watching a movie together with some friends.
8. Strawberry Cough (Dutch Passion)
It is said that Soma Seeds’ NYC Diesel has its origins in the Big Apple. Looking at its various eclectic qualities there is really no reason to doubt this. If you smoke this multi-award winning strain, you will immediately be taken by its amazing flavour that reminds of sweet, ripe and red grapefruits. Some think that NYC Diesel may well be one of the best sativa-dominant strains available today. Her buds are so aromatic that they can easily overpower any other strains you might be growing along with her. As you would expect from a strain that has its roots in NYC, it fuses the exotic with the familiar, creating something new and exciting. Her high is energetic and uplifting while it relaxes you at the same time. Soma Seeds’ NYC Diesel is a fantastic strain that symbolizes all the excitement of New York City perfectly!
Barney’s farm doesn’t sell their fantastic Laughing Buddha as a medicine. Nevertheless, all it takes is that you experience her uplifting and motivating high where you may find yourself giggling for hours and you will certainly agree with the old saying that laughing and happiness is often the best medicine. This is a great strain to battle depression and other mood disorders! The award winning Laughing Buddha is a cross between Thai and Jamaican power strains. It has a sweet and fruity aroma where you can find hints of spice as well. Like her great high, her awesome taste will add to a positive and happy experience when you meet the lady. The Laughing Buddha might require a little more care compared to some other strains since its massive colas may often want to be supported or pruned due to the sheer weight of bud she’ll grow. Needless to say, every grower will be happy to do this because it means they can look forward to a harvest that’s nothing short of spectacular.
DNA genetics did something remarkable when they created Chocolope Kush. She is a cross between famed and award winning Kosher Kush and the immensely popular Chocolope. Her parent Kosher Kush is one of the strongest of all OG Kushes, with multiple first place wins in any Cannabis event that she ever entered. Pair this with Chocolope, a lady that is loved by many connoisseurs for its chocolate flavour and aroma, and you have another winner on hand! Together, the two make for a fantastic combination that gives you the best of a true epic Kush smoke paired with an equally epic flavour – simply perfect! Growing Chocolope Kush is a pleasure too since her flowering time is a reasonable 9 weeks where she rewards with respectable yields up to 600g/m² indoors. This is a great strain for everyone but those who like Chocolope and Kush in particular will definitely fall in love with this amazing strain!
A bold and powerful strain, Delahaze by Paradise Seeds is a truly impressive sativa-dominant hybrid. Because of its outstanding qualities, the strain has already won multiple awards. Paradise Seeds managed successfully to create a new generation hybrid by carefully selecting from today’s best Haze phenotypes. The result is a stellar Haze plant with extraordinary potency and spectacular harvest potential. Growers love Delahaze because of her rather short flowering time of only 9 weeks. She is very robust and is in particular resistant against mold. Unlike other Hazes, this one stays manageable and won’t grow out of control if you flower her early enough. Her high is very euphoric and uplifting but not too trippy. It’s a very pleasant body buzz so you can her smoke her during the day too if you want a boost of energy. Just know that her high can last very long, some who met the lady report amazing encounters that can last more than 4 hours.
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