By Patte Purcell

So I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss some of the different strains of marijuana and effects. We will start today with some mood lifting sativa strains.

One of the reasons that I love Sativas so much is that they are great to use for creativity, energy and stress relief. 

If you are looking for a giggling strain, Laughing Buddha is an award-winning sativa (2003 High Times Cannabis Cup).  An earthy cross between Thai and Jamaican strains with a sweet, fruity smell that is broken up by hints of spice and provides a rich pungent smoke that will leave consumers feeling happy, upbeat, and will leave them giggling even when battling depression.


One of the most popular sativa strains said to combat migraine headaches is Sour Diesel. It’s sometimes called Sour D, and is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stress, pain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients.

Mickey Kush is a 75% sativa cross between Sweet Irish Kush and Jack The Ripper. These potent buds offer an earthy, kush flavor with lemon undertones, and deliver energetic, focused effects. Mickey Kush is renowned for its high THC and CBG cannabinoid content, making it a prime choice for tumor treatment, alleviating nausea, pain, and depression.

One of the most popular strains to keep you going is Green Crack. Don’t let the name fool you: this is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is the perfect daytime medication for patients treating fatigue, stress, and depression.

Green Crack has branched into two genetic lineages, the most common of which is its sativa line descended from Skunk #1. The 75% indica variety of Green Crack is said to have come from an Afghani strain, and is marked by a tighter bud structure. Because its name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead.

Next time we will delve into Indica strains.

Patte Purcell does 420 upscale events and works in the medical marijuana industry. To be included on the invitation list for the parties, text your email to 1-702-219-6777.