Weed, Ranked: These Are The Best Sativas Out There

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Sativa; Indica; Hybrid. When you step into the world of getting high, these plant types are the first terms you'll learn. And though we think of sativas to provide upper effects, indicas to provide sleepy effects, and hybrids to fall somewhere along the happy medium, the truth is that there are so many strains under each umbrella that we could never establish a real 1:1 plant type to effects relationship. 

So if you're wanting to try sativas, it's way more important to know cannabis genetics than it is to generalize the whole family. And with thousands of cannabis strains out there, all providing different effects, it's a little daunting to choose which sativas to try — especially if you're new to them. 

But because I love you, and I love weed, I've dwindled that list down to seven frequent flyers. These selections are a mixture of sativa strains that are among the easiest to find, known for THC content, and renowned within weed culture. These are the best sativa strains.

Jack Herer

Named after the famous cannabis activist and author, Jack Herer is thought to be a complex mix of Northern Lights #5, Shiva Skunk, and Haze. The strain is known for producing a wicked mix of piney and spicy notes. One sniff and you may detect black pepper stacked on top of pine needles.

When smoked, most consumers expect Jack to provide a rush of cerebral energy that pairs great for daytime activities. Looking to get your morning started right with a proper wake and bake? Jack might be it. Looking for a boost in energy before going for a lake run? Jack might be it for that too. 

Jack Herer has been used to create many other popular strains including Black Jack, Super Jack, and XJ-13.

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Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a pure sativa landrace strain from South Africa on any list of best sativas that you've probably ever read. It's beloved for having extremely sticky buds that provide a sweet, sometimes ammonia-like …

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