North American Sativa
About North American Sativa
Known for flourishing in areas above the equator, North American Sativa strains are commonly found according to their name. Popular in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, they are uplifting and invigorating plants that offer users a rich blend of flavors and a solid set of effects.
Strains will vary inside of this large classification, but for the most part, North American Sativa will run an average of 10% to 11% THC. In general, buds give off a very earthy and woody scent and taste quite similar, with hints of tar, pine, and tea all blended within a somewhat harsh exhale. Dark nugs feature pistils that range from amber to orange and are almost always covered in a plethora of trichomes and rich resin.
As most users know, sativa strains in general offer a strong set of benefits that include a boost in energy coupled with an extremely euphoric emotional state. North American Sativa is no different, offering mental focus and a happy go lucky demeanor that’s often the exact thing you need for that 3 pm slump at work. Great for social occasions or solo adventures in the wilderness, it’s a strain that most people enjoy.
Chronic fatigue can literally sap the life out of you, and those who use North American Sativa for this condition find it to be a godsend. General issues of pain, including cramps and headaches, can also be treated by these buds, as well as depression, stress, and even eye pressure. While North American Sativa doesn’t boast the largest levels of THC on the block, these plants do offer mild relief for occasional symptoms. Those who need something that packs a punch may be better off looking into strains with CBD or at least a higher THC content.
Bred to thrive in conditions that are on the warmer side, you’ll have luck with North American Sativa in an outdoor garden if you live in the lower part of the continent. Some strains have developed a tolerance to colder temperatures, but if you plan on harvesting this plant yourself, it might be smart to start indoors. Best for patient growers, it takes between 10 and 12 weeks for this variety to flower, but you’ll be gifted with a nice sized haul.
Keep your eyes out for this type of strain the next time you visit your local dispensary and see what these little nugs of energy can do for you. In many instances, North American Sativa is bred with another plant to create a hybrid, but using the strain in its original form is an experience you should aim to have at some point. Share it with your co-workers and get ready to have the most fun and productive work day of your life.