The Best Sativa Strains Available Right Now

With the abundance of strain options available these days – especially in a legal market where you can finally guarantee you know what strain you have (without knowing the grower personally) – the most popular are ever changing like any other fad. However, there are some strains that have managed to stay on the radar of cannabis connoisseurs for ages while new one’s trend for weeks or months.

Thanks to Leafly, we have an index of almost all the strains available – and due to their ranking, we can determine which strains are the most popular from one moment to the next, as well as keep up with new strains. According to Leafly’s rankings, these are the best sativa strains available right now. 

Sour Diesel

A strain that has been well known for years and has been around since the early 90’s, Sour Diesel is considered the best sativa strain right now according to consumer reviews. The pungent diesel-like aroma is the origin of the plants name, while it’s energizing and dream-like cerebral effects are what gives it it’s legendary fame in the cannabis culture. This strain has given way to many hybrids that hold similar names, potency and more.

Green Crack

This is an interesting strain because while it is considered by consumers to be the second most popular sativa strain, it also has an indica dominant doppelganger by the same name. However, the better-known sativa version of this strain is known for boosting energy and helping you to focus intensely, with a fruity flavor that many compare to that of a mango. It is a perfect daytime strain that is often used to fight stress and depression.

Jack Herer

Another strain that is rather well known and has been around since the mid-90’s is Jack Herer. Named after marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, this strain is a hybrid crossed from Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk and is a sativa dominant hybrid. It offers the best qualities of both with a blissful, creativity boosting and clear-headed cerebral buzz and the potency and resin production of most indica strains.

Durban Poison

Known worldwide, Durban Poison is pure sativa that originated in the South African port city of Durban. It’s known for having a sweet aroma and providing energizing and uplifting effects – making it a favorite of many when it comes to daytime use and staying productive and (relatively) stress free through a busy day. It is also likely to push at your creative side, making it an excellent option for artists and other creative types looking for a creative boost.