Sativa CBD refers to a high CBD hemp strain that is categorized as sativa-dominant. Sativa is one of the major categories of cannabis, along with indica. Sativa plants can be identified by their light green color, orange hairs, long slender leaves and tall fluffy buds. Sativa buds can take up to 10-16 weeks to fully mature and require longer harvesting times than indica.
The general umbrella term for the species of cannabis happens to be called cannabis-sativa, in which all hemp and cannabis plants fall under. The word sativa just means “cultivated” in Latin. So not all cannabis and hemp plants are necessarily sativa, there’s a ton CBD indica bud and hybrids out there too.
These days, it’s becoming rare to find pure sativa hemp. Many of them are technically considered hybrids which contain both sativa and indica genetics. Lifter, Sour Diesel, Durban Poison and ACDC are among some of the more well-known sativa-dominant varieties in the CBD flower community.
Fuji is some of the most potent sativa-dominant hemp you can get. It contains 23% CBD and with a total cannabinoid level of 24.1%. Fuji features bulbous buds and a hazy, tropical aroma. It comes packaged in a hermetically-sealed smell proof tin filled with hand-trimmed buds that go through independent lab testing.
Hawaiian Haze is named for its topical and sour citrusy notes. It is a hybrid similar to Sour Diesel, with a nice balance of terpenes and contains 15.49% total cannabinoid content. Suitable for daytime use or any time of day. Berkshire CBD features slow cured, hand trimmed buds that go through independent lab testing.
Elektra is an aromatic daytime strain. It has a nice balance of pinene and carophyllene that provides notes of orange and citrus, with subtle hints of flowers and cloves. Elektra contains over 19% cannabinoid content and all of their bud is third party lab tested for quality and accurate cannabinoid content.
Micropine Haze features a woody pine aroma with earthy undertones. It is a sativa-dominant haze that is rich in pinene, which gives it a forest-like aroma. Pinene is said to enhance alertness and prevent memory loss. Tilmans Tranquils flower is available in 3.5-gram jars and goes through independent lab testing.
Lifter is a sativa-dominant hybrid best suited for morning and daytime use. It lives up to its name by providing an uplifting and invigorating experience from head to toe. It has a citrusy, earthy aroma with a hint of cloves. Berkshire CBD provides slow cured, hand trimmed buds that are all independently lab tested.
Sativas are generally classified as “daytime bud”. That’s because their effects tend to be more energizing and uplifting—enhancing creativity and alertness. Sativa CBD bud is suitable for daytime use. It’s the opposite of indica, which tends to have the opposite effect.
While weed is notorious for its short-term memory impairment, sativa contains a terpene called pinene, which is said to actually enhance short-term memory function! Pinene lives up to its name by having a piney scent, and is also said to help provide the uplifting and energizing effects attributed to sativa bud.
These are some of the known effects that are associated with sativa:
One of the most popular reasons why many cannabis users use hemp is because it ultimately provides a more clear-headed effect than high-THC flower. Even though hemp contains low levels of THC, it can still knock you out. That’s one of the more well-known effects of CBD, especially when it interacts with other terpenes.
Sativa CBD is best suited for morning and daytime use. That’s because it is said to promote alertness, creativity and sociability. Sativa flower provides more of a cerebral effect, sometimes paired with feelings of euphoria, but without the couch-lock associated with indica bud.
Some of the other more prominent terpenes in sativas are terpinolene and limonene. Terpinolene has a fresh outdoorsy scent. In nature, it’s found in apples, lilacs and nutmeg. Limonene is another commonly occurring terpene in sativa varieties that also occurs in fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes.
Some of the most common flavors and aromas associated with sativa bud are:
Here is a general breakdown of the major distinctions between indica and sativa flower. They are not only different in physical appearance, but can provide different effects based on their individual terpene and cannabinoid profile. Using this cheat sheet, you should now be able to tell the difference between the two: